According to the statistics, mobile operators in India appear to be making a killing. Value Added Services, and guess which VAS (Value Added Service) people are subscribing to at an alarming rate? It is Astrology, primarily concerned with daily, monthly, and annual horoscopes. While scientists the world over appear to be engrossed in their pedantic debates over the fact that Astrology is not a branch of science, directly contradicting the traditional view that it is, the general public does not seem to care much about it.
Astrology has humble and ancient origins and has long been believed to contain an element of the “occult.” For a long time, humans have desired to peer into the future, to know what is coming, to foresee events, and Astrology appears to be the only thing that comes close to satisfying this peculiar little desire.
Whether it is classified as “Science” or “Pseudoscience,” it has never failed to enthrall people with its ability to predict the future. From the seemingly innocent ‘Romantic Matches’ to the in-depth analysis of sun signs and some serious foretelling, Astrology has been and continues to be something that only the wise people in the mountains yonder deal with – the rest of us simply ask for it.
The fact of the matter, as substantiated by numerous surveys conducted over time, is that there has been a noticeable increase in interest in this subject in general, and there can never be a solid conclusion about the fact that Astrology almost borders on absurdity and is thought to be ‘Dressed up’ as some kind of science.
Astrology is based on the belief that one’s life can be predicted by examining one’s birth chart and that the soul exists on several levels. The one that is tangible and observable and scientifically explicable, and the other that is somewhat mysterious and a location where “mind and matter may reunite.”