Today I’m going to pen down my views on what stand does today’s generation hold for the old traditions and customs followed from an astrological point of view and label them as ‘ superstitious’.
I find such peculiar outlook more among two kinds of people, those who studied science for just a degree understanding nothing but how to make money out of it and those who doesn’t matter studied what but trust science too blindly in the name of modernization or being in 21st Century!
If you begin researching about religion or how spirituality developed then you would find your ancestors on some hill top amazed to see the vast landscape, frightened at the sight of a Thunderbolt, mesmerized along the shores of mighty rivers and pondering about what happens after death!
They began worshipping them because they thought it was some incomprehensible invisible power or force or GOD as fondly we call it; responsible for all of that. Then came the time when we knew it was electrons protons behind that weapon of Zeus and cells wearing out for death that the concept of worship began fading in some more ‘scientific’ section of our society.
We began to criticise the other half calling them superstitious but I see a startling difference between these two. The superstitious understand science at least try to, like me but the scientific ones are just too proud, not all!
Mind you scientific people that science has yet to unify the four fundamental forces of nature into one thread. Science has yet to understand the force behind good intentions and prayer that work wonders when you are stuck at solving equations.
Science has a long way to go I guess!
Our ancestors probably did not understand all that either but knew how to work through and with them. Probably they don’t know the mathematics governing the science of mantras but they knew how to use this science!
Just because all this doesn’t get explained by your current achievements, it is no pseudo science!
I read someone making a joke about being a ‘manglik” and she will not marry a tree.. well why? Are you ashamed to call a deaf and dumb object of nature devoid of any movement as ur husband? Or Are you ashamed that you will be one out of 5 girls that will do so?
Astrology is also a science, if you can’t understand it then do not mock it too. You probably do not even know why Equinoxes and solstices happen but you will laugh when an astrologer will tell you that the position of Mars in your chart is going to create issues in your married life. And then start campaigns when he is giving you a solution too to nullify that.
Because you fear what you can’t understand and when you can handle that fear you begin to mock at it hiding your inability to explain.
People probably joke about dreams and their significance too but you might not be knowing that Freud and Jung spent considerable time of their loves documenting dreams, their meanings , science behind it and many other such superstitious acts.
They were not able to decode it but they were accepted that dreams are window for some higher knowledge beyond the grasp of current scientific domain!
Ps: I am an engineer not a psychologist or Humanities pupil 😛