Astrologers were the first people who taught us to delete the word ‘Impossible’ from our dictionary

Subhash Chandra Sawhney
6 min readSep 9, 2019

The most striking thing about the astrologers that comes to my mind is their mentality of thinking that we can do anything that may be impossible if we think, “Nothing is impossible.”

Do you think it should be, at all, possible for anyone to predict what was going to happen in someone’s life?

But they were the people who did believe that it should not be impossible. They, actually, even proved that it should not be “impossible” — though in a very devious way.

Is it not true that a person who is supposed to protect us may even kill us if he is bent upon killing us?

The same way, is it not true that even a person whom we trust the most may also ditch us?

Or — let us say, whether a person who loves us the most may also start hating us or a person, who may have always hated us, may start supporting us — someday?

If so, do you think that it should be, at all, possible for anyone to predict what was going to happen in our life?

But astrologers took a stance that stars can tell us even when somebody who is supposed to protect us may get inclined to kill us instead of protecting us.

They also took a stance that the stars can tell us even when the people whom we trust the most may get inclined to ditch us or tell us when a person who loves us the most shall start hating us or a person, who may have always hated us, shall start supporting us.

The fact is — they were the cleverest genus of people ever to have born on the earth.

If you have any doubt about it, I shall let you meander through an evidence to allay any doubt you may have about it through the following rambling.

An example that proves that astrologers were the cleverest genus to have ever born on the earth

Just look at the following responses to the question, “Should a Manglik (Martian) marry a non-Manglik or not?” raised on Quora by someone.

(i) The response of Jasusre To

Though I am a Manglik, I didn’t know about it for two years. I have a hefty dating history and had many problems but never knew why. I have come to know that different people have a different degree of this Dosha (Maleficence) and I happen to have the highest degree of this Dosha. So I am convinced that “Mars Dosha” doesn’t allow me to stay with anyone too long. Though I am not even an Indian, I can tell you based on my experience that “Mars Dosha” is — pretty real.”

(ii) The response of Akanksha Gaglyan

Though my dad is a Manglik and my mom is non-Manglik, my parents have already completed a very blissful beatific life for as long as 28 years.

Both responses are tangentially opposite, isn’t?

Any such contradictory things are bound to build a notion that astrology should be just a hoax.

But only as long as we did not know that if somebody is Manglik, some particular conjuncts (yogas) of the stars may even vanquish the effect of Mangal Dosha altogether, as explained by Avantika Tripathi and Subhash Sharma.

The explanation given by Avantika Tripathi

The strength of the Natal Chart needs to be checked while evaluating the intensity of the Mangal Dosha in any chart. If the 4th house and the 9th house may be strong in a girl’s chart, then also, Mangal Dosha will not result in any major loss for her, in reference to the married life.

The explanation given by Subhash Sharma

A Manglik and a non-Manglik may have a successful married life as any other couple if the Manglik girl gets married after attaining the age of 28 since the Mars’s negative effect is significantly reduced after the age of 28.

According to him, once a suitable Manglik match is found, both horoscopes should be matched.

If 20+ aspects match, there should not be any risk even if the marriage is consummated.

But if after some time, the marriage begins to fall apart, and divorce becomes imminent, even though both partners are Manglik, it may so happen only if their horoscopes may not have been matched by a competent astrologer.

According to him, something as important as matchmaking must be always performed by a learned astrologer, who may be well-versed with the nuances of horoscope-reading — someone, who is capable of seeing things even beyond Manglik Yoga.

Actually, a person who is born when the Mars is either in the 1st House or in one of the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or the 12th House on any day other than a “Tuesday” is known as a Manglik in the Vedic astrology.

According to the classic astrology, birth under such disposition of the stars confers a maleficence on the native born under such disposition of the stars which is known as “Mangal Dosha” which plays a ghastly role in the life of most of the people save in certain cases.

So dreaded is this Dosha that, according to the Vedic astrology, if a Manglik woman gets engaged to a non-Manglik person — not only the person to whom she gets engaged may die, even her father or mother may die.

But just see the caveat, discovered by the astrologers, that goes out to explain that some constructs of planets may even neutralize the evil effects of this Dosha as explained by Avantika Tripathi and Subhash Sharma.

Does it not tantamount to explain — it is not necessary that each and every Manglik may get rounded up by the Mangal Dosha as was the case with the father of Akanksha Gaglyan?

But the most amusing thing about this Dosha is the fact that the astrologers could even find a way out to extenuate this Dosha by letting a Manglik person, get married to a banana tree or a peepal tree (Ficus Religiosa).

If we think with a cool mind — we may agree that it should not have been difficult for someone who could have discovered the maleficence associated with this Dosha to have also discovered mock-marriage with which plants could vanquish this fault.

This type of mock-marriage is known as “Kumbh Vivah”, in astrology.

They found out that this Dosha can be mitigated by performing a mock-marriage between the Manglik woman and either a Peepal tree or a banana tree, before the “real wedding” the way such marriage was conducted even in the case of one of my own cousins.

The story of my Manglik cousin

I may tell you that not only her fiancée had succumbed to death even her father had succumbed to death the day she got engaged to him since he was not a Manglik.

You would be amazed to know that after the deaths of her fiancée and her father, my aunt got worried whether she could take another chance to get her daughter engaged to someone else until she did not come to know that it was possible to get her re-engaged after conducting a mock-marriage.

Of course, we are still not clear in our mind whether these deaths should have occurred due to Dengue since Delhi was in a grip of Dengue when this incident had occurred or because of the Mangal Dosha.

Astrology is not a science but such ambiguities let us give it the benefit of doubt.

No wonder astrology hangs on only due to the benefit of doubt we tend to give to it.

The fact is — it is based on only the massive data the astrologers collected over not only hundreds of years but, perhaps, thousands of years from far and near based on which, they make all predictions.

Though it is not necessary that all such predictions be necessarily correct, always — we have to believe that looking at the intense efforts that have been put up into it by so many people make it something, we may not condone outright.

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Subhash Chandra Sawhney

A mechanical engineer,born in year 1939, lives in Lucknow, India. Has authored six books. Website theultimategoalofourlife.in;facebook.com/sawhney.lko