Astrology is a scientific study of stars and planets, they look at the movement of stars and planets. This study helps them to find out human affairs in the past, present, and future, with terrestrial events. Astrology consists of various parts like stars, planets, zodiac signs and celestial objects.
Astrology is mainly used for predictions, these predictions can be about past, present, and future. Many claims that these predictions are lies and there is nothing true in it, but at the same time there has been various studies and discoveries that are still non-answerable even with the existence of science. The astrologer is the person who is a professional and does the study about stars and planets, and their movement.
Astrology can vary from region to region, this difference can be in the sense of names, shapes, and images but the meaning is still the same. The branches of astrology are:
In this article, you will be finding information regarding Hindu astrology.
Astrology is divided into 12 parts, these parts are actually celestial spirits. These spirits represent the 12 zodiac signs of our zodiac kingdom. Every person has them depending on the month in which they are born. If you are thinking it goes like 1Januray to 1 February, then the answer is no. Astrology has its own way of laying down these signs in a sequence.
The arrangement of zodiac signs goes like this:
- Aries (March 21-April 19)
- Taurus (APRIL 20-MAY20)
- Gemini (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
- Cancer (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
- Leo (JULY 23-AUG 22)
- Virgo (AUG 23-SEPT. 22)
- Libra (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)
- Scorpio (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)
- Sagittarius (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)
- Capricorn (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
- Aquarius (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)
- Pisces (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)
These are ruled by different planets, they are dominated by a certain planet due to which they have a difference in their personality descriptions.
These signs are dominated by these planets:
- Mars rules the sign Aries
- Venus rules the sign Libra
- Venus (ancient) and Ceres (modern) rules the sign Taurus
- Mercury rules the sign Gemini
- The Moon rules the sign Cancer
- The Sun rules the sign Leo
- Saturn rules the sign Capricorn
- Mercury (ancient) and Chiron (modern) rules the sign Virgo
- Jupiter (ancient) and Neptune (modern) rules the sign Pisces
- Saturn (ancient) and Uranus (modern) rules the sign Aquarius
- Mars (ancient) and Pluto (modern) rules the sign Scorpio
- Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius
There is a change in the ruling planet for some signs because of in-depth studies and discoveries made by astrologers. These signs are associated with elements. These elements are natural elements such as water, air, fire, and earth. These four elements are also associated with four seasons; spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
The arrangement of 12 signs with these seasons and elements is like this:
- Spring-Air- Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini
- Summer-Fire- Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries
- Autumn-Earth- Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn
- Winter-Water- Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
These signs are not the only part of astrology.
Astrology depends on the timing, place, and date of birth. If you are visiting any site where astrologers are present or in person meet with an astrologer you need to provide them with this information. After giving this basic information they will be creating a birth chart or Janam Patri (more commonly known in Hindi). This chart will have houses, these houses are ruled by different planets. You will come across these things if you decide to get your own birth chart.
Here is an example:
If you were born in the year 1995 on the 18th of November your zodiac sign will be Scorpio. If you know about your timing and place you can have a detailed birth chart especially for you. Timing like 21:47pm on Friday in Delhi.
A person born 18th November at 21:47pm on Friday in Delhi will have his own personalized birth chart. This chart will reveal various aspects of your life.
- Marriage and Relationships
- Children and sometimes Death too