Description Of The Houses

THE FIRST HOUSE THE SECOND HOUSE THE THIRD HOUSE THE FOURTH HOUSE THE FIFTH HOUSE THE SIXTH HOUSE THE SEVENTH HOUSE THE EIGHTH HOUSE THE NINTH HOUSE THE TENTH HOUSE THE ELEVENTH HOUSE THE TWELFTH HOUSE

HOUSE SIGNIFICATORS

♦♦♦ SHADBALA/ PLANETARY POWER RATIOS ♦♦♦ HARMONIC CHARTS

♦♦♦ PLANETARY PERIODS / DETERMINING PLANETARY INFLUENCES THROUGH TIME

♦♦♦ HORARY ASTROLOGY ♦♦♦ MEDICAL ASTROLOGY

ASTROLOGY EAST AND WEST

Astrology has existed all over the world and at all times. It was most prevalent in ancient religious cultures like those of Egypt and Babylonia. In the Europe and the Middle East these ritualistic cultures came to an end and were replaced by medieval cultures of Christian and Islamic varieties. These medieval cultures continued to use astrology, which they adapted from the earlier cultures, but it became a secondary pursuit. The religion of the One God would not admit the powers of the Gods.

However, the culture and religion of India maintained its continuity from early ancient times. It continued to worship the Gods as well as to seek the Divine Self or pure consciousness. It retained freedom in the realm of spirituality and religion, even though it often denied it in the outer life. There was no control of the culture by the forces of an exclusive monotheism or by a church which denied both nature and the transcendent. Hence it is not surprising that an older and perhaps more complete form of astrology survived there. The ritualistic calendar based upon the stars, the worship of the planets as Gods or cosmic forces, along with the general culture of temple worship continues in India today as it did in Babylonia and Egypt three thousand years ago. Modern Hindus still give prayers and offerings to the planets today as their counterparts in the ancient Europe and the Middle East did in their times.

Astrology, however, has undergone a kind of renaissance in the West, or one may be beginning, since the last hundred years. A new modern, scientific, psychological approach has added much knowledge and broadened the vista of astrology from the shackles of the medieval mind. This too is beginning in India though it is not as far developed and will probably not go as exclusively in this direction. Astrology has survived the onslaught of the materialistic age and may even have benefited from it, been forced by it into a greater clarity and objectivity. Once the symbol of the past, many now view it in futuristic light. Astrology thus is a good point of dialogue and interchange between east and west, the ancient and the modern. It links together the greatest diversity of cultures in the most common perceptions and aspirations of humanity.

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