Is Astrology A Science, an Art or a Craft?
Astrology is much more than being
called a Science, an Art or a Craft.
is the study of the relationship of planets and stars in their
constellations. It is also the study of the impact of these planets
and constellations on the individual and the nation.
Astrologer's basic data is the
Horoscope, on which he uses his brain. He prepares the Birth Chart
after labouring over the Ephemeris, Table of Houses, Latitudes,
Longitudes, Rasimanas, etc. It requires lot of mathematical inputs.
To this extent Astrology can be classified as a Science.
The Astrologer interprets the
position of planets and the ascendants in the chart and delineate
the personality, characteristics of the native. This dexterity
is known as Craft.
In interpreting a horoscope, the
astrologer is helped by the rules framed by our ancient scholars.
This skill with which he uses these rules to precisely pinpoint
the events in the life of the native is the Art.
An astrologer must, therefore,
know Mathematics to prepare the horoscope, must have the skill
to adapt the rules & interpret the same to the native who has
sought his counseling. Hence, astrology is all-in-one i.e.,
A Science, An Art & A Craft.