There are many of us who consider astrology as a superstition and not really a science. But the accuracy of some of the predictions that astrologers have made is what makes astrology an art which can be used to predict what may probably happen in the nearby future. The positions of the stars, planets and other celestial bodies help decide astrologers about the future.Certain movements of the stars and planets have been observed to have an effect on us.
There have been many instances when we felt situations were beyond our control, our words were misconstrued and an important message failed to reach its destination. Mercury retrograde was considered to be the main reason behind this mayhem. Mercury, the planet of communication was observed to have an impact on our lives. Many a times astrological predictions have proven to be eerily accurate.
The art of astrology helps astrologers acquire information about a person’s personality, strength and weaknesses. The zodiac is the belt of constellations through which the Sun, the Moon and the planets transit across the sky. There are many passionate believers of astrology who feel that the future can indeed be predicted by studying the position of the Sun, the Moon and the planets.
There are many well known versions of astrology like Indian Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Egyptian Astrology and Western Astrology. Indian and western astrologers create and study an astrological chart popularly known as the `horoscope’ for an event based on the position of the stars at the moment of the event. Indian astrologers have a firm belief that there exists a meaningful link between the time someone is born and the qualities that are inherent to his/her personality. The birth chart reveals a lot about the person and his destiny and predictions can be made by studying the person’s stars. By seeking help from an astrologer, people can make meaningful choices about the direction of their future.
The planet Sun transits through the twelve signs of the zodiac on its annual journey and spends about one month in each sign. The sun’s position on a person’s birthday therefore determines his/her star sign.
The sun represents personal pride, ego, authority, power, leadership qualities, health and vitality etc. The sun also symbolizes creativity and influences the fun side of our life like sports, recreational activities, holidays and other social events etc.
Astrologically the Sun is the centre of our existence and all our daily affairs tend to revolve around this centre. It gives strength to all the other planets ruling the Zodiac and that is the reason why the Sun plays a key role in Astrology. On its annual journey the sun spends about one month in each Zodiac sign and has a different effect on each sign.