Jyotish (The Science of Light) was considered as the eyes of the Vedas (The Ultimate Truth). We all know that our Karmas determine what we are experiencing and will probably experience in future. So, it is but obvious that Grahas, which exhibit our Karmas will be utilized to make predictions (as in mundane astrology).
Originally, astrology was meant to be a science. Rishis, the ancient Vedic seers, provided detailed mathematical calculations which have since been confirmed by modern astronomy. We all are aware that the energies vary from one day to the next. Tides, women’s menstrual cycle, our blood flow are just some of the cyclical events linked to the phases of the moon. Hospitals have reported higher cases of mental meltdowns during full moon. In fact, the word Lunatic comes from the Latin word Luna (moon). Solar flares are known to affect our sleep patterns and who can deny an eerie sense of feeling and challenging times following eclipses!
If we were to consider this from pure scientific perspective, then it is quite simple…
Our bodies have an electro-magnetic field around it and so do these heavenly bodies. Frankly every object has its own energy field around it. And it is because of this, that we are impacted by our environment. Though, these Grahas are far away, due to their large masses, their energy impact on us is quite substantial.
Karma can be explained with Quantum Mechanical principles, but it would be beyond the scope of our current series of articles.
This particular article, was to highlight the fact that Graha energies do play a vital role in our lives and it is in our best interest to tap into their potential, so that we can resolve our karmas and proceed that much smoother on our conscious living path… In the next article in this series, we will look at Grahas to understand their true role- are they are “indicators” or “exhibitors” of our karmas?