Human beings have always been curious to know their future. Whenever someone is in difficulty and cannot easily come out of it, he needs to know whether the days of his misery will come to a conclusion whatsoever. When one invests a good deal of time, money or effort into a project, it is natural to wonder if that investment will bear some fruit. There have always been people around who have successfully predicted future events. Their methods are different – some people can simply look in the future, some use tarot cards, some draw up an astrological chart which we call horoscopes, some read the lines in the hands of people. An individual cannot deny that future has been correctly predicted many a times and by many a people. Each successful prediction proves it is indeed possible to accurately forecast potential.
In the early times, Astrologers were held to be in good esteem by the people. There was no difference between astronomers and astrologers. In actuality, astronomy and Astrology were not thought of as two distinct subjects. Many will be surprised to know that the majority of the renowned scientists of yesteryear, such as Sir Isaac Newton, were astrologers too. In ancient real estate astrology was called Jyotish Shastra which included predictive Astrology and what we understand as astronomy. Obviously the astrologers of the era were great mathematicians too. An accomplished astrologer was called Trikal-darshee one who could see past, present and future. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Astrology was regarded as the foremost branch of science.
How Astrology lost its exalted status?
It is a fact of life that people emulate powerful, respected and popular persons. Seeing the social status enjoyed by astrologers, charlatans started masquerading as astrologers. They learnt a couple of tricks of the trade and began duping gullible men and women. It was and still is an extremely lucrative business. An astrologer makes money by making predictions while providing no guarantee that any of his predictions will prove to be true. There’s absolutely no money back guarantee:–RRB-. After an astrologer sets up shop, people start coming to him in the expectation that may be he is going to have the ability to foresee their future properly. The astrologer is in an excellent position. By way of instance, he might make predictions about ten men, getting just one prediction right. The nine men, about whom he called wrongly, would not ever return to him. However, the tenth person, about which the astrologer was able to forecast correctly, would not just come back to him but also refer a number of different men to him, citing personal experience. This manner, the company of an astrologer always flourishes, regardless of how he fares in his trade.