Ever since your childhood, you may have been asked about your zodiac signs, horoscope etc and then, if someone’s zodiac matches ours, we feel really happy that we clicked with someone of our own zodiac! You would also discuss at length with someone the pros and cons of your personality based on your zodiac, or you were one of those odd ones out who refused to believe that no one, except you, controls your life and thought it was baseless nonsense?
Many Jyotish acharyas (Indian astrologers and fortune-tellers) may even tell you that a particular person is better suited for you than others. We have been made to believe that our zodiac sign is all destiny and our birthdate decides what zodiac sign we get assigned to. It is also believed to control a person’s characteristics, behaviour, and way of life. Such mindless crap!
Does the zodiac symbol system work?
What really does the zodiac try to elucidate? What is its purpose and why does it matter so much to so many people around the world? Some scientists do believe that it is the alignment of the stars and zodiac constellations with the Sun and the Moon that alters our behaviour in each stage of life.
Does it work? Well, this is a debatable topic, most people believe it does and clearly states out the possible future especially the perils that lie ahead and how they can be averted. Most people believe that the zodiac characteristics exceedingly match their personalities and they ardently follow the horoscope to adhere to directions given there to have a good life. However, smarter people know that this is general in nature and how different can most humans be? It’s just that some people behave differently to certain situations than expected, simple.
How we have let the Astrology overpower our lives!
Most people relate to past happenings in their life when they try establishing a connection between what’s written and what happened. This is purely dependent on human nature and not something that the stars foretell. The factor of ‘co-incidence’ plays a huge part in the horoscope you read in the newspapers, yes you co-incidentally happen to do things; there are over 6 billion people in the world, what is written in the horoscope is bound to match a few people’s current lives!
The surreptitious nature of the astrology and zodiac!
Zodiac was developed by ancient dynasties as a method to relate every natural happening to an ‘act of the Gods’ and that supreme powers act in ways which are beyond our understanding. They made crystal balls, tarot cards, Ouija boards and fortune cookies to try and fool us into believing that we have been able to connect to the supreme forces of nature and they will give us an insight into our future. Take an example of famous astrologer Nostradamus, the famous fortune-teller who wrote prophecies on his jail cell’s walls. Some of his prophecies matched the 9\11 bombing of the World Trade Centre in the US and the world went into a rapture; they scoured all his books to look for more clues of the aftermath or untoward happenings he may have foretold. But, why couldn’t he foretell his own life’s prophecies that he would be jailed for eternity for cases related to blasphemy!
The truth behind the mysticism!
The reason the Zodiac holds such fascination and supremacy in our minds and the society around us is that it helps taps into subconscious levels that are found within the conscience of any other member of the human race who have had certain common experiences we happen to mutually share.
Modern fascination with divine astrology and the daily horoscope is merely over-rated and money-driven. Most horoscopes are general statements. If you closely look at the description (daily horoscopes) of other signs, you will notice some similar trait in them too. Some of the signs will describe you better compared to your own.
Is it fake?
A lot of people believed that the Earth was flat, it turned out to be nonsense; similarly, astrology and horoscope do have a divine meaning and significance but they certainly don’t control everyday life. Similarly, the online horoscope quizzes and forecasts you read will mostly turn out to be hilariously deceptive. Rarely would you find a prediction that exactly matches your present situation. If it does, it is up to your conscience to either follow it for the rest of the day or month or let your smartness shape your life. The current mool mantras (ways to follow the horoscope predictions) like using Feng Shui ornaments, using a specific diet on specific days, feeding a cow are all nonsense! If you ardently believe all that crap, you are not well-educated!
The perfect solution out of this mess!
We are a discerning generation, we aren’t easily fooled by mumbo-jumbo. We should base our beliefs and ideologies based on fact and its relevance in the real world. Simply putting ourselves in misery over what happens next is foolish and baseless.
Life is meant to be lived with no fear; with happiness and dignity. Following a horoscope and believing in the stars’ position, the tidal waves and Mayan prophecies etc. only wastes precious time. Be wise and focus your life on the betterment of society by giving and sharing and not contemplating what your next move of the day should be based on what an astrologer tells you!