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Believe Astrology or Not

Hare Krishna...

Once we believe Lord Krishna need not to follow any other Dharma why because he will take care of devotee. But a doubt about Astrology, when The Astrology is also created by God himself for our betterment, shall we belieave it or not.

Jyotish is one of the

Jyotish is one of the vedangas. It's meant for people on the dharma level while for those on paradharma level (uttama adhikari Vaisnavas) it's pretty much superfluous. More:

Hari Hari
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This is what Srila Prabhupada said. There are more quotes.


Amongst the karma-kanda experts, the expert jataka-vipras were good astrologers who could tell all the future history of a born child simply by the astral calculations of the time (lagna).

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.12.29

O great saintly person, you have compiled the astrological knowledge by which one can understand past and present unseen things. By the strength of this knowledge, any human being can understand what he has done in his past life and how it affects his present life. This is known to you.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 10.8.5

Brahmanas generally used to become astrologers, Ayur-vedic physicians, teachers and priests. Although highly learned and respectable, such brahmanas went from door to door to distribute their knowledge. A brahmana would first go to a householder's home to give information about the functions to be performed on a particular tithi, or date, but if there were sickness in the family, the family members would consult the brahmana as a physician, and the brahmana would give instruction and some medicine. Often, since the brahmanas were expert in astrology, people would also be greatly inquisitive about their past, present and future.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Adi 17.103

Through astrology one can know past, present and future. Modern Western astrologers have no knowledge of the past or future, nor can they perfectly say anything about the present.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Adi 17.104


Regarding astrology, you should not listen to any of these so-called astrologers -- strictly avoid. Don't even see them. What is the use of seeing them? Astrology is meant for the materialist, but a spiritualist does not care for the future. Everything is dependent upon Krishna. So where is the necessity of astrology? The devotees' principle is, let there happen anything as Krishna desires. Let me remain sincere devotee, that's all. Pure devotee is never interested in this astrology.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Devamaya -- Bombay 9 January, 1975

No, you should not bother with all this nonsense. Astrology will not save you at the time of death. My Guru Maharaja was a great astrologer and astronomer, but he gave it all up. It is meant for the karmis. We have no interest in such things.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Sanatana -- Honolulu 10 June, 1975


here you can read a nice story about an astrologer:

it starts with a verse 127

i recommend you read the purports too