India is one of the fewest countries in the world – that has the lowest divorce rates, compared to the U.S. which had a divorce rate of 50 percent, 11.9 percent in the UK and 2.9 percent in Europe as per a 2008 survey. India, however, has a divorce rate of just 1 out of 100 marriages. But the figures are fast changing, due highly rationalistic attitude of youngsters and not believing in religious concepts and astrology have resulted in marital discords and severing of the relationship within a few years of their marriage. Such discords and short lived marriages will not only affect the personal lives of the individuals but also the age old process of horoscope match making.
Understanding the Importance of Horoscope
Recent media reports and surveys have suggested that today’s youngsters have started to believe in horoscope match-making and understand the compatibility will help them a long, blissful married life. Today’s life has changed with the advent and progress of technology, the age old tradition of consulting a traditional marriage broker cannot be followed due to lack of time, nuclear families and other constraints. Traditionally, Vedic Astrology uses a system involving matching the moons to determine the charts of the prospective bride and groom are in general agreement with each other. In the case of a male’s horoscope the importance is given to the position of the moon and in the case of a female’s horoscope the position of Sun is considered, the ideal planetary placement of the two connotes, happiness in married life. The horoscope also answers many unanswered questions, hidden potentials, property disputes, career growth, business prospects and other queries considered important to us.
How does Horoscope Reading Identify Potential Pitfalls in Personal Lives?
A competent and qualified astrologer would tell you that the mental and psychological health of partners can be told by examining the position of Lagna, Moon, 6th and 8th houses. The eventuality of a divorce can be looked into by examining in detail 7th, 8th and 9th houses. The 7th house is the house of marriage, the 8th house signifies the strength of marital bond, the 9th house signifies “sowbhagya” or fortune. The presence of 7th lord in the 8th house indicates the possibility of separation among the couple. Mutual disposition of Mars and Venus also plays an important role in marriage. Venus is associated with physical relationship, beauty, material comforts; on the other hand, Mars suggests energy and aggressiveness. The disposition of Venus and Mars is an important factor for physical attraction. The absence of the presence of Jupiter, which is very important, results in lack of compatibility between the partners.
Is Astrology Pseudo – Science?
Some rationalists drub, Astrology, horoscope match making and construing to the belief that the positions of Sun and Moon and other planets will have a bearing on a person’s future as unrealistic. According to the critics, astrology is the study of correlation between astronomical positions of the planets and events on the earth. But their argument has lesser base as it confounds to more rationalistic point of view. Astrology, in India was known as Jyotish Shastra and there is strong evidence to suggest the fact that the astrologers of the ancient era used mathematics extensively to predict the turn of events. For example: The very basis of Astrology is mathematical, as it takes into consideration the time of birth, if this data is incorrect, the horoscope and the interpretation of it is bound to be faulty.