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The branch of knowledge that deals with study of planetary positions to calculate time and determine its auspiciousness, forecast events, predict future and so on.

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No, astrology, Indian or Western, especially the part that deals with predictions, has no scientific basis. The scientific community considers it as pseudoscience i.e., it resembles science but is … based on fallacious assumptions. From An Indian Test of Indian Astrology by Jayant V. Narlikar: Our Experiment Our experiment was performed in the university city of Pune (formerly Poona …
answered Apr 11 by sv.
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What were Swami Vivekananda's views on astrology? Did he believe in it? What were his reasons for believing in it or not believing in it? …
asked Feb 27 '17 by sv.
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of eclipses, which greatly influenced not only Eastern but also European astrology and astronomy, by introduction of lunar node concept. Hindu astrology considers the planets and some other cosmic …
answered Oct 2 '18 by sv.
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The Skeptic's Dictionary while arguing that astrology is nothing more than a superstition brings up some interesting questions: Astrologers emphasize the importance of the positions of the Sun … are the initial conditions more important than all subsequent conditions for one’s personality and traits? Why is the moment of birth chosen as the significant moment rather than the moment of conception? I'm looking for answers to some or all of the above with regard to Hindu astrology. …
asked Apr 24 '17 by sv.
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I was watching a YouTube video recently where the speaker said that one astrologer in his pañcāṅga (almanac) claimed that a woman's character and what the woman goes on to become in her later life d …
asked Dec 20 '17 by sv.
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beggars, in consequence of their deeds and works, but not from the influence of stars. Many astrologers perform the marriages of their sons or daughters according to the oracles of astrology, still …
answered Dec 24 '17 by sv.
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I was watching a BBC program The Real Star of Bethlehem: A Christmas Special recently that tried to solve the mystery surrounding the Star of Bethlehem. The show concluded the "star" was most likely a …
asked Dec 25 '17 by sv.
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According to this answer on Quora.com: In the astrological context, which determines a person’s character, everyone born under the rising signs (lagna) of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius is characteriz …
asked Apr 19 '18 by sv.
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that talk about astrology? That too when discussing the topic of yoga. If a yogi is meditating deep within a cave, how does it matter to him/her whether it's morning or midnight (outside the cave …
asked Apr 23 '18 by sv.
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Did Rāma have Kuja doṣa (a.k.a maṅgala doṣa, māṅgalika)? What about the Pāṇḍavas? I see all of them exiled to the woods in their prime years. This must be the worst thing that can happen to a kṣatri …
asked Feb 16 '17 by sv.