How does astrology work?
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How does astrology work?

How does astrology work?

The scientist will tell you that astrology does not work. Some great believer will tell it does. Who is right? Maybe they are both right. It all depends on what you mean by the term work. Astrology is the belief that the alignment of stars and planets affects the entire individual’s mood, environment, and personality, depending on when anyone was born. Astrologer in Allahabad print horoscopes in the newspapers which are personalized by the birth date, the horoscope make the predictions in people’s personal lives, describe the personality and give them advice; as per the position of astronomical bodies. There is a survey conducted by the national science foundation committee analyzing that 41% of respondents believe that astrology is very scientific or sort of scientific.

Let break the original question into two separate, more specific, questions:

  1. Can a horoscope make people feel better?
  2. Does the position of astronomical bodies affect a person’s life?

Both are a different question, both could be determined scientifically.

How do the positions of astronomical bodies affect a human’s life?

No, the orientation and position of the sun relative to earth do cause seasons. Everyone who has solar flares cause electromagnetic disturbances on earth which could disrupt satellites and also cause blackouts. Some of the best astrologers in Varanasi say, that the positions of ocean tides affected by the moon, if you are a fisher, the position of the moon could have a significant effect on the livelihood. 

The solar wind causes some beautiful aurora, and the sunlight itself is the basic source of energy for the planet, but every effect falls under the umbrella of some basic weather; not astrology. Numerous scientific studies have disproven the astronomical bodies that affect people’s lives as per their birth date.

Fundamentally there are four nature forces

 Electromagnetism, gravity, the weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force. If the object affects a person, it must do so by interacting through one of such fundamental forces. The gravity of the star technically extends throughout the universe, but its effect on the universe does not extend much beyond the solar system. Because of the distance effect, the gravitational pull of a gnat flitted about the head. Similarly, the electromagnetic waves reaching the eyes of the earthbound human are weaker than the gravitational pull of a gnat flitting about the head.

Does a horoscope have the capability to make people feel better?

Yes, but it does have any connection to the right or wrong horoscope. Horoscopes make people feel better due to some psychological effects known as the placebo effect. The placebo effect is when belief in a useless method makes the person feel better. It is the belief itself, and not the method, which causes the improvement. This effect is scientifically proven and verified if you get the pills to ten sick patients containing only water, but tell them that they are powerful and would help them. This is because of the placebo effect that they feel much better.

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