Horoscopes or Horror-scopes?

Sadhguru looks at whether there is anything to horoscopes and whether the planets can influence our lives.
Horoscopes or Horror-scopes?
 

Sadhguru looks at whether there is anything to horoscopes and whether the planets can influence our lives.

Sadhguru: Nowadays, for anything that people want to do, they want to look at the planets and stars. If you want to step out of your house, the planets should align themselves properly. People are looking at the right time, the wrong time, rahukalam, gunakalam and whatever else. If they want to get married, they go and ask a third person, “Can I live happily with my wife?” Whoever it is that you marry, why can't you live well with her or him? Or if they show some new kind of madness that you did not expect, why don’t you leave them?

Should inanimate things decide the course of your destiny or should human nature decide the destiny of inanimate things?

If your intelligence is functioning, nobody can predict what you will do tomorrow and how you will live your life. Can you predict what an intelligent man will do tomorrow? No, because he may do something that has never happened on the planet. All your predictions are about things that have happened. He may do something that you have never even imagined. If any human being’s life can be written before he lives it, that is for sure a “horror-scope.”

A horoscope is all about how the planets are influencing your life. Planets are inanimate things. Should inanimate things decide the course of your destiny or should human nature decide the destiny of inanimate things? It is human nature that should decide. If planets are deciding the course of your destiny, it means your human nature is not even functioning to the level of inanimate objects. Dogs and cats will not allow planets to influence their life. They live the way they want to live. But human lives are unfortunately influenced by inanimate objects.

So is there nothing to it? There is something to it, but as usual human beings exaggerate things. On a full moon day and new moon day, if a person has any kind of psychological ailment, he becomes a little more imbalanced on those days. But do we all go crazy on full moon and new moon days? No, because compared to that man, you are a little more stable and established in your mind. That person cannot control it; just the position of the moon is driving him crazy. It is happening in everyone, but not to such a point that it will decide the way you are because you are more stable compared to that person.

If you are truly stable within, let every planet go wherever it wants to go, you will go where you want to go.

Similarly, if you are truly stable within, let every planet go wherever it wants to go, you will go where you want to go. Otherwise, every little change will influence you. If you are in a certain state of susceptibility, these things will work to some extent in your life. But if you are well established within yourself, no planet is going to decide the course of your life. Human nature should decide the course of your life. The source of creation which is functioning within you, if that cannot decide the course of your destiny, but planets – inanimate objects – can decide the course of your destiny, something is wrong. If you are a little more centered within yourself, all these things will not influence you. You will go where you want to go.

When anyone says “I am on the spiritual path,” what it means is, “It does not matter where the planets are, it does not matter what karma I have, I am going the way I want to go. I am going to go towards liberation.” That is what spirituality means – taking destiny into your hands.

You can either empower yourself so that you decide the course of your destiny, or you can let the planets and a million other things decide the course of your destiny. Unfortunately, people are looking too much at other planets. It is time you get a little interested in the earth and do something about it. I hope people will pay a little more attention to this planet. That is what is needed right now.

Editor’s Note: Find more of Sadhguru’s insights in the ebook “Of Mystics and Mistakes”, available at Isha Downloads.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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4 years 1 month ago

Is there a Telugu version of this article, please share it if available

4 years 1 month ago

Thanks Sadhguru for clearing this whole issue about astrology & stars impacting the human life ! You are absolutely right no planet can influence our destiny as long as we fully take control of our own life from within . I have in-fact asked you this question about astrology in the Google Hangout during Guru Purnima. Thanks for answering it through this post . Pranam Sadhguru !

3 years 10 months ago

Planets are in orbit and have active atmospheres, with all due respect they are not inanimate at all.

3 years 10 months ago

life is not measurable by thoughts,even if it was it would be only thoughts,measurements are creations of the mind but that does not mean that we cannot perceive some ''unusual''things...so to say that a person cannot influence another would be naive and that elements no matter how far they are have no relationship with us would be naive as well..is the quality of that relation that makes the difference...one should not live in ''dependency'' of such relations but awareness of their movements...if still one desires some ''real''experience of the so called influence...get some strong magnets and play with them until you understand what influence really means...thank you for your time..

3 years 10 months ago

Respected Sadguru, I am sorry I donot agree with your observation. Astrology is a tested science. It comes direct from Brahma and being a religious minded person you should have faith on this truism. I am a student of astrology not as a professional but a curious learner. I have seen predictions come true. I have seen umpteen number of persons whose personality falls into the astrological frame exactly. Besides by saying that a man can become what he likes, you are negating the karma theory, which is the basis of Gita and Hindu philosophy. Karma does play a part in ones life though not wholly. How much is a subject matter of various religious debates and I need not tell more to an extremely knowledgeable person whom I greatly admire and respect.
For those who say astrology cannot be proved by scientific reasoning, I would say this is a myth and the comparison is not valid. Modern science is around 1500 years old and too young to understand a science as old as five thousand years. It is above the two dimensional theory of science which believes in cause and effect relationships.

3 years 10 months ago

Respected Sadguru, We have freedom to do things as you have rightly pointed out. But I think you are partially wrong because not every thing happening to us is under our control. I will give an example: If a cow is tied with a long rope to a peg, it has the freedom to move within a circle and at the same time is restricted by the rope. Similarly we have freedom to eat what we want to do etc, but can not change our birth or death time or some major events which are predetermined. Your logic is ok for a self realized person only.Many Many Namaskaram..

3 years 9 months ago

Shambho! Let the horoscope speak of all the horrors I had been; but with Thee, lemme unwind to the core and become Thee.