Sunday, 21 August 2011
20 of 29 - Kettai (Jyesta)
18. Can we control destiny just by birth date & time – by Caesarean section at particular time?
Answer: This is difficult to answer. I will try to give the generalities and hope everyone can work it out from these points.
First we are already a small individual in the magnitude of universe, whose “specific events” cannot be predicted (see uncertainty principle). If we can predict that, then world becomes “deterministic” – no free will!
Second fact is that any “self-referencing” system has a problem (see Godel’s theorem or related points). The question is, if astrology is a valid system which is fairly accurate, then can it include the fact that astrology will be used to “change the happenings” based on a study of astrology.
Then, if for a moment a “blind spot” is created in the astrologer, he makes wrong calculations / predictions, which leads to a different outcome – which may have been the “correct destiny” (actual destiny of the child)! This is later confirmed by a different astrologer on reworking the correct horoscope.
It is also possible that one person is told, due to astrology, that he is expecting a certain problem, which makes the person plan well accordingly. The person reduces / avoids the problem. Now, this could be construed as a failure of astrology itself. It is also possible that other aspects point to a longevity in that activity – which in itself says that “finally successfully tackling."
Another usual occurrence is that the person worries about the problem, works hard and solves it – hence the worries & headaches were the negative & not the “end result”.
(20 of 29 - Kettai / Jyesta)