Significance of the Moon in Ancient Civilizations

by Radhakrishnan. P | 2017 | 51,158 words

This study analyzes the Significance of the Moon in Ancient Civilizations and it’s contribution to modern astrology. This thesis also aims at integrated scientific explanations on New and Full Moon and their influence of Geo-physical phenomena and also analyzes how significant a role the moon plays in keeping the life on earth. Astrology is the or...

2. Envision of Astrology in Vedic Sense

Vedic Astrology is a tradition of Indian system which deals with planetary movements and its locations with respect to direction, place and time and to understand their cardinal effects upon humans and other living beings living on the earth. This system covers 27 constellations and 9 planets moving through 12 zodiac signs that represents all matters of human life. The Natal chart is the graphical representations and portrait of the signs and representing planets and their lords, which become supportive to give a clear picture of mankind and other entities. The earth has been treated as the presiding planet among the moving planets. According to Narada Samhita, the Vedic Astrology covers three fundamental branches covering Sidhanta, Samhita and hora. Sidhanta covers Astronomy and its application to astrology. Samhita deals with mundane astrology in which prediction of conspicuous events pertaining to country is dealt with. The Sidhanta branch is known as Arithmetic Astrology covering Sidhanta, Tantra and Karana. Under predictive tributary, Hora, Muhurtam Tajika, Prashna, Meydini and Samhita had been included.

The category of Hora is a predictive system covering analysis of individual natal chart (Horoscopy), Muhurta (Electional Astrology, Swara Sastra (Phonetic Astrology), Prashna (Horary Astrology), Ankajyotisha (Numerology), Nadi Jyotisha, Tajika Sastra (Vashphal), Jaimini Sutras, Nashta Jataka (Lost horoscope) and Sthree Jataka (Female Astrology). The Vedic system follow sidereal zodiac covering a star-based planetary motion, whereas western system uses tropical zodiac using the position of the Sun. The traditional Vedic system considers methodology related to twelve zodiac signs, constellations covering stars and planets absorbing numerous astrological rules. Even modern science could not understand the technicalities of the complex methodologies and rules adopted in the traditional Vedic system. Mathematics and statistics are vastly used to analyze the probabilities and results. Due to various rules adopted in Vedic system, prediction of results will not bear any statistical significance. Other than this system no other parameters are available to know the past, present and future under the principle of Thriprashnadhikara. The man started study of Astrology from the cosmic sphere itself before the recognition of various sciences containing enormous branches and sub-branches. According to Astrology, life or jeeva is thus a truthful cause for any science. In the absence of life, there is no value of a time.

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