“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.” — Sri Yukteswar Giri
The snapshot of the planetary position of an individual at the time of birth in respect of various aspect, conjunctions with the constellations, stars and houses placed in the 360 degree celestial sphere around the SUN covering the total area of 8 degree North and 8 degree South of the imaginary line joining the center of SUN and Earth (ZODIAC BELT). Since the only way to observe this cosmic alignment is from the Earth, infinite permutation and combinations come into play with the change of latitude and longitude of the birth place of an individual. That is why every individual is destined toward different journey of life. The prediction of various events during this journey called life is possible through the study of science behind the infinite permutation and combinations aspect-conjunctions of planets, constellations, stars placed in 12 houses is called ASTROLOGY.
Astrology is the study of how distant celestial bodies—typically stars and planets—affect human existence. In addition to other forms of divination, it is believed that a person's personality, romantic relationships, and financial future are all influenced by the sun, stars, moon, and planets at the time of their birth. The term "sign" refers to one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac and is what most people are familiar with when it comes to astrology. This type of astrology is based on the sun-sign system, which is the system used to create newspaper horoscopes. It is most likely the simplest form because all that is required to create a sun-sign horoscope is the person's birthday. Many astrologers will tell you that this type of astrology is so basic that it only ever yields a very small amount of information.
Astrologers look at what sign each planet was in at the time of birth to produce a more precise reading. A complex and frequently very specific profile of a subject's personality, life, and prospects is created by the planets and signs working together with other components like houses and angles.
Astrology does not have a single, universal theory or method. Each ancient culture had its own form of astrology, some of which combined and developed into the widespread western astrology we know today. The most well-known types of astrology are Chinese, Vedic, and Tibetan, which are still practiced in eastern cultures.
There is a wide range of techniques and ideologies even within Western astrology. Some categorize astrology according to the intended outcome: