Understanding Astrology and Karma

Ever feel that your life is controlling you and not the other way around? Learn how to figure out what you can do to improve your karma and life’s path.


You may or may not realize that astrology and karma are closely connected. So what is karma? Karma is all about cause and effect, for each action you take there are equal and opposite reactions. There are many ways to look at karma; however, it is essentially the belief that your present circumstances are the product of previous actions, and what you do today will affect what happens tomorrow. Karma is also associated with your past lives, each time you are reborn the energies from your previous lives influence the conditions of your current life.


What is the relationship between astrology and karma?

Astrology can indicate your current karmic situation, since the positions of the planets at the time of your birth show you which lessons are paramount for this lifetime. Karma and astrology are set into three categories, fate, destiny and fee-will. Learning how all these factors come into play can help you figure out what you can do to improve your karma and your life.

Astrology is the use of celestial placements to explain the past, present events and to predict the future, it can be described as a combination of science and art that requires the knowledge of the effects of the cosmos and psychic abilities.

Sun astrology logically divides the earth’s population into twelve basic personality types, each of these groups gives you characteristics from whatever sign the sun was passing through at the time of your birth. The time and place of birth are vital in determining which zodiac sign you belong too.

In astrology, you are influenced by the state of the solar system at the time of your birth, as the planets represent and act as the tools for the basis of every existence in the universe. To study astrology you need an in-depth knowledge about the origin of stars, planets, galaxies and cognizance of there movements in space. A keen interest in mathematics helps you understand their movements in space in order to prepare numerological charts and tables during any given period.

The term zodiac is derived from the Latin word zodiacus meaning “circle of animals”. In Chinese astrology, months and years pass through a cycle of twelve animals that imply certain fortunes or misfortunes related to events occurring within those zodiac signs. The most commonly used zodiac signs are Roman in origin namely Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Astrologers can give you an accurate account of your character, your past, your future and opportunities and challengers that you may face in your lifetime. It is recommended that you do not follow the astrologers prediction at all times. However, treat it as a road-map that helps you plan and move ahead in life with caution. It gives you a perspective of all opportunities that you can utilize as well as challenges that you may face.

The popular notion of astrology is that it is one of the best methods to understanding your characteristics, namely cardinal, fixed or mutable. The qualities of cardinal, fixed and mutable are initiative steadfastness and adaptability respectively. The four elements of the zodiac namely fire; earth, air and water define the temperament and orientation of each sign.

Astrological signs are widely used as an indicator of compatibility with family, friends and lovers. Many consult an astrologer to compare horoscopes and to evaluate the compatibility of the match before they get married to ensure that they can live in harmony and happiness. This is a very common practice in all parts of India.

The elements rooted in your personal characteristics have a strong effect on your romantic compatibility as well. When you share your element with someone else, you will get along with him or her with ease. Fire represents enthusiasm, urge and strong will. The earth signifies practicality and materialistic tendencies. Air signifies abstract thoughts while water is synonymous with feelings, emotions and empathy. If your elements are fire and earth, you essentially focus on yourself, on the other hand if your elements are air and water you tend to focus on others. Essentially zodiac signs provide you with a good tool that helps you understand others and allows you to communicate with ease.

Astrology is part science and part art that gives you a comprehensive analysis of your inner self, your character, your personality traits, your past and what the future has in store for you.


Zodiac astrology is divided into four major branches.

Natal Zodiac Astrology - This is the study of your natal chart

Katarchic Zodiac Astrology - This includes events. The best time to begin a new project. The latter is about understanding an event from the time at which it took place.

Horary Zodiac Astrology - This is used to answer specific questions.

Mundane Astrology - This is the use of astrology in relation to world events.

Nevertheless, it is important that you understand that it is only a road-map and you have to work hard to achieve your goals and to realize your dreams. Life is what you make it!