Astrology as a field is vast and is not limited to Horoscopes. This mystic science has helped numerous people in resolving various difficulties in their day to day life and Astrologers have guided and healed people based on the study of planetary transits and positions for centuries. The Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN) has been celebrating International Astrology Day to cherish the progressive phase of astrology in our lives. Various programmes are hosted by eminent astrological schools and astrologers to celebrate this day.
International Astrology day is marked as the first day of the astrological year, beginning with the day on which the Sun moves into Aries. This day generally falls on the 20th or 21st of March and this year it is on 21st March, 2014. An Astrological year begins with the onset of Spring Equinox and this year, it’s slated for 21st March. This day commemorates the celebration of our bond with the stars and planets, which play a significant role in shaping our life. We are all interconnected and the cosmos plays a much bigger role in shaping our life, choices and destiny than we are aware. Only the spiritually enlightened realize how different life can be by recognizing these forces that impact our life in myriad ways.
Each movement of the nine planets in various Zodiac signs influences your life in a certain predestined way. The astrological cycle starts with Aries and ends with Pisces. The Sun and the Moon have major effect on each sign apart from other planets, and deciding the course of the future events. Since the transit of the Sun in Aries marks renewal, hence this is the time to bring about a lot of changes in your life. Let us go back and understand the origin as well as importance of astrology in one’s life.
Referring to the origin of astrology, it is not a modern day phenomenon and goes back to the ancient times of Ptolemy, where the astrologers were treated more like doctors and men of knowledge due to their profound knowledge. Modern day idea of astrology changed with the addition of the three planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in the eighteenth century.
Over the years, Astrology has evolved as a medium of predicting the future events along with discovering suitable remedies to lessen or resolve various problems. Astrology has reached beyond the domestic sphere into the global arena of business, health and even weather forecasting. Further, it has been used to predict various events that are considered lucky for you. The cultural impact cannot be ignored in comprehending the relevance of astrology, where famous personalities have consulted astrologers every now and then, especially the politicians and other celebrities. If a change in your name can change the course of your life, wouldn’t you want to give it a try? Many celebs have gained immensely by following Numerology principles to guide their decisions. Ekta Kapoor’s obsession with the letter K is known to all and all her shows have done tremendous business.
Astrology is totally about belief, it is neither connected to any religion nor surmounts in propagating any such things. It is just an insight into the functioning of the life on the basis of the planetary influence. Since ancient times, there have been conflicting views about the acceptance of astrology as a Science and has been included in the metaphysical category.
Research studies are still being conducted all around the world to understand astrology to improve lives and just like other spheres that are rapidly evolving due to innovation in technology, astrology too has progressed a great deal and has now been made more accessible, and there’s awareness about the basics in the masses.
astroYogi.com wishes all astrology enthusiasts an exhilarating International Astrology Day!