Reading the predictions about our sun signs in the morning paper is very common. Some of us even believe it, and go about our work according to horoscopes. Science has summarily rejected the correctness of astrology, but some people are of a different view.
The idea behind astrology is the effect of stars and other bodies in the universe having an effect on a person’s life. Well they have an effect but what is the effect , cannot predicted even by science. In many countries still people believe that wearing a particular color clothing on a day will improve their luck. It is really amazing how many people believe this.
Reasons behind this belief are:
- Exciting – If you know your future you can change it. Doesn’t it look exciting? Yes that is one of the reasons for the popularity and belief in Astrology. We like to take control and what is better than knowing what is going to happen in future.
- Unexplained Phenomenon – In spite of science making exponential progress in the last hundred years, it still cannot explain many forces of nature. Yes science can predict rains, but cannot predict how long it will last. Also science has not been able to fully explain death, the enigma which has been confusing generations. Yes DNA has been decoded but life has not.
- Some predictions has been accurate – Some of the predictions of astrology has been correct to the point. It might be luck , but it has led to increase in number of believers.
However, the truth is that astrology is not based on facts and is good for entertainment value but not for making decisions.