Astrology is one of the most interesting and yet crucial subjects with so many opposing beliefs about it. As it started to evolve and grow as a branch of study, astrology grew into many different dimensions and was thematically divided into branches. Despite the intense criticism it faces, there are over eighty branches of astrology. Some of the most important and commonly known types of astrology that have developed are discussed in detail below:
Vedic astrology is also referred to as Indian astrology. It is the science of self-realization and self-knowledge. Vedic astrology gained a lot of popularity among the Hindus as it was driven from the ancient spiritual Indian leader. This type of astrology gives the power to see the future lives of people in a clear manner.
This type of astrology is mainly related to the planets and how one planet effects one zodiac sign or star. Zodiac signs include Aries, Leo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius. These zodiac signs and the movement of planets are thought to affect daily life and depict a person’s personality depending on the date of the month he or she was born on.
Medical astrology relates diseases and medical problems with the position of the sun, moon, and planets. Medical astrologists associate parts of the body with zodiac signs. Medical astrology has now become extremely popular. The diet, herbs, remedies, and treatments under this branch are also decided based on one’s zodiac sign.
Fixed astrology tends to explain why some humans are stubborn while others are calm minded. This type of astrology allocates signs to zodiac symbols like fire is for Leo, Scorpio’s fixed sign is water, etc. Based on these signs fixed astrology allocates different personality traits to different zodiac signed people.
Benefits of Astrology
Astrology permits meaningful and practical change in the life of an individual in order to improve the quality of life. Astrology has influenced and eased our lives to a great extent. Firstly, astrology has helped understand different personalities. Second, it helps predict future and indicate the best time to accomplish goals or to make important decisions. Moreover, it also tells us the signs that are compatible with one another and those that are not, so that two people can determine the degree to which they agree with each other.
Astrology is also criticized by intellectuals for many reasons, including:
- Astrology lacks all kinds of scientific support.
- The sun ends up at the same place almost every day.
- It differentiates humans unfairly.
- Human personalities are very complex, and cannot be based on Zodiac signs.
- Stars which are billions of light-years away cannot influence our lives.