Acharya shree, what are your comments on astrology? Astrology is in Indian culture. They have different name. They say: What says my horoscope?. They consider it is Vedic Astrology. Vedic means like old. It is a chart. It has 12 houses. And there are in 12 houses there are different kind of nakshatras.
And grahas. Planets what we call it. Actually there are many planets but which are moving, rotating, so we consider them and they are effective because they are in the bigger shape. Like bigger than Earth. Or bigger than Mars. Bigger than sometimes.bigger than Jupiter. But in our solar system there are just I think Jupiter is considered very big. So there are nine planets are main.
So astrology, it is a belief that if you are born in certain time and all these planets are affecting.your body is made about.like their effect is already in the body. Suppose the Jupiter.Jupiter was close to you when you were born. Or the Mars was close to you. So your body has that effect. That is belief and it is coming since thousands of thousands of years. And whenever those planets rotate in certain angles or moves in certain angles so it creates that kind of situation it can happen. prosperity happen for certain country or certain area.south or north or east.
Or certain kind of person. That’s what we call them Oh, this person is born with stars.very lucky. Or a person is not having good luck, this person is born with bad stars. So that is astrology. Astrology is determined by the astrologer lot of like since thousands of years same incident happened whenever they rotate in certain angles or certain circles.
So that’s what they determine that this is going to happen. but this is not necessarily. It is just their belief. Like in Hindu culture Rama supposed to get the crown. He’s supposed to be a king of the Ayodhya. But in the same day instead of he became king he was exiled. So the astrology didn’t work. And his kula guru means the astrologer was very well known.
And he did he fixed the time of the crown. But he got exiled on the other hand. So he didn’t.it is not necessarily astrology will work. But let me tell you because people have misconception about astrology. Actually astrology means there are many stars or planets, they affect you. Yes it is sure the energy affects us because even though Jupiter is far away from us but the energy from the Jupiter still affecting us.
Or mars energy is still affecting us because they are big planets. Bigger than Earth. Moon is the closest. So moon affects more. Our emotions. If it is the Venus, Venus is also close to us so it affects more. The people get emotional and they get very vibrant and they get radiant If the Venus is close to you when you are born.
Or when it will rotate again and will come to you. Because we know the speed of every planet because they are rotating. So that is mathematically anybody can calculate it. And now the computer calculates very easy. So you can make your horoscope and you can see where the Venus is, where the Jupiter is, how much I am getting affected by them. Affected by them means affected by their energy.
Decoding the Stars A New Look at Astrology
The christmas lectures from the royal institution have delivered cutting edge science to young audiences for nearly 200 years. And that’s a very long time. That tradition is still running strong today, reaching even greater audiences on television, online, and most recently through 3D headsets. I’m Olympia Brown and I work at the Royal Institution organising the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
Look, i can drink water without looking. Every year, we try to think of topics that are as fresh and exciting and totally made up as possible for the kids in our audience, and this year I’m really excited that we’ve got a topic that we’ve never before covered in the history of the lectures. Because it’s not science. At all.
I’m delighted to pretend that the 2016 christmas lectures will be called decoding the stars: A New Look at Astrology. Here at the Royal Institution we’re not afraid to tackle imaginary subjects, so we want to look at the recent developments that have opened up astrology as a legitimate area of pseudoscientific research. When looking for who to deliver these lectures, there was only one choice,.
And that was professor michael de crespigny, who has worked tirelessly since two days ago when we asked him to do this tutorial to advance the field and bring it into a legitimate area of scientific research. Where do we come from? What’s the meaning of life? What influence does the cosmos have on our lives? None.
These and other questions are what i’ve been considering for the last 30 seconds. I’m Professor Michael de Crespigny and I’m actually the Ri’s Director of Finance. I was a sceptic at first, and obviously still am. But the Universe is a beautiful symphony of connections. And if we listen carefully and collect the right data, we can hear the harmony of the cosmos calling out to us.
I remember as a young child i came here, to the christmas lectures to see the famous carl sagan. He really led to me getting a degree in quantum astrophysics. I became very interested in stuff like string theory and quantum pigeonholing (which is a real thing. Honestly. Google it!) and since then I’ve been conducting research to think more scientifically about how the whole area of astrology could have a more robust scientific base.
I’m frank james i’m professor of cosmic history here at the royal institution. My job is to write about the history of everything, the cosmos, and everything basically. Astrology has a very long history, going back to the ancient Babylonians in the first Millenium BC. It hasn’t had a particularly good press over the past few hundred years because it’s all bonkers, and Michael’s great achievement is to make it into a proper field of nonsense and that’s.
What we’ll be celebrating with the christmas lectures this year. One can see a similar sort of pattern in the work of Michael Faraday in the 19th Century here at the Ri, where he began theorising about magnetism in terms of force being transmitted through a delicious jelly But by the 1850s had turned that into the field theory of electromagnetism, which became.