Why should we believe in astrology?

Its good to ask this question. Pythagoras, the famous mathematician, gave us numerology. John Kepler, the great astronomer and mathematician, also made many discoveries in astrology and said:A most unfailing experience of the excitement of sub-lunary natures by the conjunctions and aspects of the planets has instructed and compelled my unwilling belief.Can these great mathematicians and astronomers be wrong in one belief and right in another? Extract something positive from astrology if you have a belief and if not, do research before you decide to reject it.

Astrology is the science of stars, and is based on the belief that the position of the planets and stars in the sky influences human life. Like in any other profession, the accuracy of the task depends on the person performing it. The failure of predictions could be because they are wrongly interpreted by astrologers, or incomplete and wrong birth information (date and time) given. After all, predictions are based on mathematical calculations of transiting planets.

Is the daily horoscope equally true for everybody of that sun sign?

Its generally true, but for an accurate picture, here’s what you should do. If you’re aware of your ascendant (lagna), read that along with your sun sign. This means that if your sun sign is Libra and your ascendant is Cancer, read the forecast for both.

How can the lines on our palm predict the future?

The lines on our palm are the imprint of our destiny as charted by our past and present karma. If one wants happiness and prosperity, one must do good to others. By deceiving others, we only hurt ourselves. I can say with great conviction that these lines consistently reveal the truth. I have a science background and it was palmistry and its accurate predictions that made me explore the occult sciences. For instance, a break in the fate line signifies a career setback and this can be tested on any hand. The main lines on a palm don’t change, from the time we’re born, but God does give us choices on the crossroads of life. For example, our words and actions have huge power. Kind words bring positive reactions from the universe but harsh and cruel words bring sorrow. Astrology or palmistry is based on the law of karma. Perhaps, thats why God has written our destiny in our palm  the instrument of karma.

How can planetary positions and energies affect our lives?

 There is an amazing synchronisation in this universe. Everything is perfectly timed, but due to our karmic amnesia, our conscious minds are not aware of it. For instance, the death of Andhra Pradesh chief minister YSR Reddy comes during a time when inimical planets Sun and Saturn are at loggerheads. This period has claimed several luminaries in the past, like Indias first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in May, 1964 and prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in October, 1984 and January, 1966 respectively. While God has given us the power to improve upon our destiny, its the master plan that inspires life events. It is possible to change the course of destiny, but only through our karmas. Astrology is based on the principle of karma. Probably that is why the path of good karma is more difficult to follow!
Does the time you are born affect your destiny? Why are the lives of two people born at the same time not similar?
The planetary positions at the time of birth lay our destiny path, where and when we are likely to meet challenges, joys and happiness. Our birth time is actually the starting time of our journey on this earth, and is therefore important. The time of events (mahuratha) for the start of a journey, marriage, change of house or even a launch of a satellite becomes the birth time of that event. Planetary positions at the time of birth will reflect its course, progress, success or failure. Even Ved Vyas, the author of the ancient Vedas, was born at a time predetermined as auspicious by his father, the sage Parashar. However, even twins dont have identical lives, simply because no two people have the same lines on their palms.
Are there some astrology streams that are more effective than others?
All astrological streams are self-sufficient and complete. Being older than history, astrology has suffered repeated attacks. Some ancient scriptures have been destroyed or taken away by invaders, but it is for the new generation of astrologers to try and fill these gaps.