Some people say that Astrology is a science that is based on Mathematics and the power of intuition has no place in it. It is not so. It is true that Astrology cannot exist without the help of Mathematics. But Mathematics itself is not everything. Its usefulness is limited to calculating the positions and the strengths of the planets.
When a single chart is examined by ten different Astrologers, everyone will analyze it differently. It is because of two reasons. One reason could be due to the differences in their training methods. The second reason is due to the difference in their intuitive power. The point that flashes in one person may not in the other. This is the main reason for the difference.
What happens when one performs austerities? He develops intuition. Grahas (Planets), Bhavas (the houses) and Rasis (the Zodiac signs) have several ‘Karakatwas’ (causative factors). It is but Divine Grace when the relationship of these factors with respect to the context flashes in the mind. This power of intuition develops due to the strength derived from austere practices.
A scholar who can give very accurate predictions is wrong to think that it is all his ability. The one who realizes that it is only due to Divine grace of intuition and blessings of the Sages that he could forecast correctly is the true Daivajna (practitioner of the Divine Science).
Thus, intuition plays a very important role in the science of Astrology. Any amount of scholastic knowledge in this subject is useless without that power. Cheiro, who practiced Palmistry to the amazement of the world could not predict to the same extent after he lost the Talisman tied to his wrist by the Scholars of Kasi. Cheiro’s wife herself mentioned about it in her letter to B.V.Raman, the famous astrologer.
It is a fact that without the Divine support, the power and intelligence of man are of no use. This seems especially true in case of Vedic subjects like Astrology.
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