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Five Common Myths about Astrology

Myth 1(a): Astrology only helps predict life events.

Many think that astrology is a tool to predict concrete life events. In fact, astrology is a much more powerful tool than predicting mundane events. It is a tool for self-improvement, as it can reveal which area one has to improve their skills so they can lead a prosperous life.

Myth 1(b): Astrology can predict or change the future.

This is, perhaps, the most dangerous assumption people make about astrology. Contrary to popular belief, its purpose is not to guess what will happen to you in the future. Instead, it’s meant to be a guiding tool that empowers you to make conscious decisions and avoid the ditches in life.

Myth 2: You don’t need to work hard if your birth chart has a good number of ‘Yogas’

Having a good number of yogas (certain specific planetary combinations in a chart) in the horoscope is a gift, but one can’t realize their result without putting in any effort.

Myth 3: You can’t overrule Karma by choosing an auspicious birth time for a child

Astrology has a strong connection with karma. Astrology is incomplete without the concept of karma. ‘Karma Shapes Destiny’.

Myth 4: You can solve all your problems through astrological remedies

Most of the astrological consulting today comes along with remedies, thus creating the notion that the two are inseparable. While most of the remedies are really focused on removing psychological impediments, the same result can also be attained by taking a conscious effort to alter decisions every day and stay in that decision for a long time.

Myth 5: Astrology has something to do with magic, the paranormal, or psychic activity.

Astrology is also called jyotish, which translates to “science of light.” The light of the planets, which reaches the earth. This includes the obvious, sun and moon, but also all the other planets. Though this science is probably not the exact same type you learned in school, it does bear some similarities and it’s not mystical in any way. It’s simply based on the objects we know are in the universe, and there’s nothing too mysterious about that.


Sidheshwar Bhalla

Jyotish Acharya

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Sidheshwar Bhalla qualified ‘Jyotish Acharya’ from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Delhi and qualified CA and CS.