- Dec 3, 2010
What is VEDIC ASTROLOGY??
Does VEDIC ASTROLOGY exist or is it a mere figment of imagination? A mere mishmash of utter tripe and nonsense put together and given the prefix of VEDIC to make it seem as if it has any connection to our great religious scriptures???
The truth is there is no astrology in the Vedas. Zilch. Nada. The Vedas talk about Hymns and pabitra mantras and not about astrology. Astrology as a field developed much later after the compilation of the Vedas.
There is a theory that the astrology we tout as Indian astrology is nothing but the adaptation of Greek astrology/Zodiacs which was brought to India by the invading Macedonian army of Alexander.
Indian Astrology is not related to our holy texts. Any such connection is preposterous or a later manipulation and adulteration of texts. Remember there is a difference in ASTROLOGY and ASTRONOMY(which was there in the vedas.)
Read this answers from Quora verbatim
I have similar opinions like Shri Sharad’s Mahale and Shri Krishna Iyer. I slightly know Rig Veda and Yajur Veda. There are Nakshatra (stellar constellations) suktha and Navagraha (Nine influential houses) suktha. One of the Veda angas (limbs of Veda) is astronomy. No doubt the astronomical knowledge was advanced. But there was no astrology in Vedas. It is later developed knowledge. The development may have taken place while dividing time. Year, Month and day and night divisions were calculated precisely. The word for day/night is Aho-ratra. From end syllables, word hora was formed. This word may have been later known to indicate ‘hour’ in English. Such divisions of time along with the planetary positions and position of constellations over the day and night, could be precisely determined by a mathematicians having a knowledge on astronomy. This is how panchang or almanac is made. Such calculations have helped in determining the time of birth or start of festivals, etc. (If you visit Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you will amazed to find how precisely, a time can be found out during day or night). Based on the place and time and day of birth, whether the astrologer calculates manually or an amateur feeds into computer with astrology software, the output will be more or less identical. But predictions are not sourced in Vedas and are not scientific. This is not to condemn astrology. There are great astrologers, though a handful, who can generally advise the seeker. Such astrologers do not predict. They usually give sane advises, so that the seeker’s mind is cleared of confusion and he/she can solve the problems and progress in life.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing in Vedas about Astrology.
I would go one more step to say that Vedas don't talk about even Spirituality. Those who see and believe that Vedas are all about spirituality, have actually not read them properly or have not read at all!
Vedas are about Cosmology. Every hymn of Rig Veda is about Creation and Particle physics. The full works. It doesn't talk about our earth, sun and moon. It's all on Universal Scale!
Then, again, it doesn't answer other branches of science.
I hope this helps some DFIans who have a genuine curiosity about "Vedic" astrology.
seriously, you are quoting me a quora.com as reference
astrology is native to Bharat Khand and is part of Hinduism. even before the men realized that his dongs are naked, our scriptures have called out and mentioned that there 9 planets native to our solar system (Navagraha) and how time, planet and place effects a particular individual. ... yes our scriptures are that old.
we have seen astrology prediction all the back in the two famous epics like Mahabharata and Ramaya, we have also seen astrology and its references in all 11 avatars of vishnu.
Personal Astrology is not prediction of future events but the study of time, place and planets and how it effects particular individual.
Mundane Astrology is study of Kingdom, countries, global events, kings, famous personalities, etc.
i called vedic astrology as a reference to original Hindu astrology. there are many clone now-days like chinese astrology (what the fuck is that? they use the same chart and calculation as per vedic astrology), greek astrology, etc etc