Astrology is a science
Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.
In the Indian region it called “JYOTISH” in Sanskrit word, which literally means the “light leads to the GOD” or may say Enlightenment.
It falls more in the category of metaphysics, the study of that which is beyond the physical. It’s similar to other fields that are founded on ancient theories of energy patterns, like feng shui, acupuncture and yoga. Astrology at high levels is a mastery of its particular science and the intuitive arts. As the earliest known ordering of existence, long before recorded history, it’s been called the “Mother of all Sciences.”
Astrology’s premise is that the planetary movements influence the Moments in Time. Since we’re part of the story of the Universe, our moment of birth recorded on the celestial clock is meaningful. The planets continue to move, engaging with the fixed in time energies of our birth chart.
Astrology can be baffling at first, because it involves a different kind of wisdom. There are three parts to any birth chart planet, sign and house. There’s a blending that happens in astrology that involves those three. Astrology is quite unique as a science and knowledge system as it perceives a certain extent of the subtle world that cannot be perceived by the five senses mind and intellect. For example, Astrology can tell if one is being affected by ancestors, based on the position of celestial bodies.
On the other hand, modern science tries to understand the universe through the medium of the five senses, mind and intellect. However the extent of the known physical universe compared to the subtle or spiritual dimension is 1: infinity. Modern science through modern scientific equipment cannot ascertain problems or difficulties in life that have a root cause in the spiritual dimension. For example, if a person is being affected by ancestral problems, modern sciences cannot diagnose or treat this symptom. It is commendable that with the intellect, the seasoned astrologer (i.e. the Vedic astrologer, the fore-father of our astrologers) is able to perceive at least some part of the subtle dimension so as to diagnose that one’s ancestors are stuck in some nether region and need their descendant’s help.
Also with regards to the entire debate about whether Astrology is a science or not and the reasons or arguments made against it the following points can be borne in mind. It seems that Astrology has got the shorter end of the stick in terms of modern sciences judging it. A science does not have to be 100% right to be considered a science. For example, if a geologist (despite billions of dollars in funding) cannot tell where and when the next earthquake will strike, we do not say that geology is not a science. If a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis we do not discredit the entire medical profession. Doing so would be like throwing the baby out with the bath water. On account of fairness we should use the same rigorous judgment system that we have for knowledge systems, like Astrology, for modern sciences too.
An accuracy of 100% can only be achieved by a saint of a spiritual level of 90% and above and that too only if He wishes to know. Most of the time they would not indulge their spiritual ability in finding this out, unless the embodied soul to be born is of more than the 80% spiritual level and the facts about the birth of the child are to be known beforehand as per God’s wish.