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FAQs for Newcomers & Novices
“astroimran” is an advisory platform created and run by Muhammad Imran for every lover of astrology.
Following are frequently asked questions (perhaps curiosities and doubts) put forwarded by the people regarding astrology. They are briefly and lucidly dealt here, without using technical jargons and complex terminologies.
Astrology is the art and practice of studying heavenly bodies and its effect on human and earth. The sun, moon, planets, different celestial points and zodiac signs are fundamental elements of astrology, but they do not direct or influence human affairs. Instead they are indicators, just like traffic signals, direction billboards, or legends of map. An astrologer interprets and translates the symbolic meaning of planetary influence into understandable human language and real life situation (according to native’s age, country and culture).
A horoscope is a map representing the sky with respect to a place at given time. Horoscope may be drawn in square or circular diagram with twelve segments. It contains symbols or abbreviations of sun, moon, planets and points in 12 zodiacal signs and 12 houses. In astrological literature, horoscope is also called chart, wheel, zaicha or kundali. There are many types of horoscope or chart, for instance, natal or birth chart, annual chart, monthly chart, country’s national chart, swearing-in chart, pet chart, wedding chart, question or horary chart.
You must have heard Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc. These are name of zodiacal signs, not stars. In the context of popular culture, they just represent tropical sun signs. Although, one sign does not mean horoscope, but this is a common misnomer. The sun stays in a tropical sign for a month. It’s a small part of modern western astrology. The sun sign is a generalized and handy mean for pinpoint personality traits, but it cannot be relied upon for delineations and predictions. In a horoscope (whether it is western or Indian), the degree of rising sign i.e. ascendant is the most important determinant that fixes the house placement of all planets.
It is very easy. You can do it yourself. For calculating horoscope you must have your complete and accurate birth date, time and place. You can manually calculate your birth horoscope with the help of ephemeris, table of houses and astrological tables. But it is a tedious job for most of the people because they are not accustomed to mathematical formulas and tables. Astrological software and applications are good short-cut. There are numerous software and online apps that compute horoscope (for free or against nominal charges). However, mere figure of horoscope does not include delineations and predictions.
A good astrologer can accurately predict up to 70 to 80 percent, especially when time of birth is accurate. This is just my observations over the years. Sometime success rate touches to 90 percent. However, many astrologers (no matters how experienced and intuitive they are) do fail miserably. Astrological predictions fail mainly because of misinformation or disinformation about date and time of birth. The second reason is the human error (i.e. astrologer’s fault) that could arise due to incomplete knowledge of astrology, limited practice, fallacious analysis, poor judgment and/or personal biases.