Many a times, I have been asked why predictions don’t come the way they were said, they will, or why wasn’t a major event not seen, even as other finer aspects were picked up! Join me here, to understand quickly and easily, why astrology is not the one that fails us, but rather, it is we, “humans” who end up failing ourselves most of the times!
To begin with, one needs to understand the construct of the astrology, coming in somewhere between 5000-10,000 years BCE, it was a formidable tool, part of the Vedas, and like other scriptures/ texts in the Vedas all aimed to uplift and enhance the value for the lives of the people at the soul level! This is the essence of astrology- soul level value enhancement that offers progressive guidance to accomplish what the soul must! Whether that happens within one life time or takes many, is an altogether different subject matter!
In the ancient world- at the cross roads of mythology and ancient kingdoms and seers, astrology was a way to keep the people who mattered the most in the society aligned to what may unfold as the stars foretold! This you can call it as perhaps the first form of Early Warning System- based on intense mathematics, study of astronomy- all of that done mentally- simply goes to demonstrate the sheer genius that even Raj Jyotishi’s ( The King’s astrologers) would have been! Sure enough there would have been times when they would have failed and that would have lead to impacts on a bigger level- there are replete examples in history where astrologers warned kings if impeding doom and the ignorance of the rulers ended up costing them their kingdom! Cut to today’s time, what do we see?
Astrology in today’s time has become a miracle tool to address what can’t be explained and more often than not, few astrologers try to play on the fear and anxiety of the enquirer and that’s where things begin to start go wrong! You see everyone wants to be happy, everyone wants all the material happiness and everyone wants everything and everyone! Even science will tell you, that is not how it works and never did it ever work that way in any historical existence of humanity! This overbearing urge of the enquirer to just hear that they will be successful, rich, famous, happy without understanding the real context of what’s happening and why things are unfolding as they are, supported by few astrologers, who too rush in (possibly missing some vital technical details or perhaps ignoring- they alone will know!), we set up astrology’s failure through improper interpretation, compounded by the detrimental value system of the current times that we are in! Let me explain!
Consider, a business person, comes to you and says the person wants to realize the dream of being “number 1..2…3″ whatever and have USD”xyz” so on and so forth, a knowledgeable astrologer will see the chart and know what the trim level is- what is that the soul has, wants and where it is headed and owing to that journey, what will unfold and whether these desires expressed align with that path or not! Now, from this path how the astrologer deals with this case, whether he chooses to align to the great teachings of the Vedas, Principles of Astrology to share what the Light of astrology says or does the astrologer decide to adopt the cryptic diplomatic silence to keep the enquirer engaged for long for multiple visits, multiple tools, techniques, remedies so on and so forth…is what goes to either etch the prudence of astrology or failure of the humans involved in it!
Through my limited experience, I have had fair share of revisiting people with same grudge, even after I have told them during the first instance, this is what your soul is and this is what it is, you come 1000 times, I am not GOD I can’t change…live with it, be grateful for what is and make the most of what you are! This approach ensures that the credentials of astrology are safeguarded, sure enough for that moment in time, the enquirer may have doubts on my abilities, but when they come back in a few months, years or as in some cases after a decade and say, “You were Right”, that makes everything worth it! Sure enough, if you are a wise person, like with any other subject, when you not know a part of the technicalities, you do say, “I don’t know”. It is when these finer aspects of common-sense and selfless approach (which is so much needed for the puritan science of astrology) are applied that astrology shines brighter and as an astrologer you are able to perform the divine duty of guiding that divine soul- not the person!
When humans fail, owing to pressures ranging from, “I want to hear this” “I want you to say this”, “I want you to suggest a remedy , else I am not going!” things start to falter and then there is no end, in that moment, sure enough you may sound an expert, wise and all that, but when things begin to go downhill or in a directions which was not suggested by you and when people come back to you, asking “Why” and “What” that’s when you make astrology vulnerable- because the reason is an enquirer, is seeking astrology and not the astrologer- unless you have connected at that soul level and get a sense of that divine journey that the soul is treading!
Sure enough, remedies help, mantras, tantra’s, chants, gemstone’s, each one of these has a unique place and purpose in the grand scheme of things, they will help, support the soul as long as the soul is progressing on the path it must- astrologer or no astrologer- if the soul has deviated and set itself up for delaying its karmic obligations by taking a detour- nothing else helps- you, see if you are supposed to cross a signal point on which your route is plotted and the signal is always green, but you never arrive there, because you went to take a short cut (remember free will- 33.33%) and that route will eventually arrive at this point- this life time or next all depends on how complicated that short cut ends up becoming for you! Yes, an astrologer can see this, perhaps even warn and tell, but nothing will change- that is the essence of being born as a human- some lessen their karmic debt and few add on! The pull to stay on this plane of life- is far tempting and unless you are an old soul- you will want to keep coming back and enjoy more and more and there is no limit! I will write about the age of your soul some other time! So what’s the takeaway?
Simple and clear, Astrology never failed, nor will it ever. It is humans at the either ends of the equation who fail, either for not being able to decipher the nuances rightly or by not wanting to walk the path that the soul wants to! As wise astrologer hence knows at the very first instance- when to way, what to say and when to hold that golden silence- for the wise astrologer knows- no amount of words will sway this soul for it has decided to come back and delay it’s obligations for now!
Astrology is all about nourishing your soul, enriching it, empowering it and propelling it on the chosen path through the solutions that it can provide- the cure of an illness is not about the medicines- it’s about the relation between the doctor and the ill person- as long as the willingness to align, change and adhere is there, even the astrologer will take the effort to cure even the most perplexing problems- but the adherence by the enquirer is what makes the difference!
I leave you here with these thoughts, do reflect and will be back soon with another one! Until then keep your soul illuminated within to guide you through the chosen path that you walk! Stay wise and Stay blessed!