You may be surprised to hear that for many years Deepak Chopra did not believe in astrology. He has written so much on the wisdom and power of the Universe, but nonetheless saw little validity in the analyzing of horoscopes and the influences of planetary alignments. That all changed, though, when Deepak started researching Vedic astrology, a “profound and mathematically sophisticated form of astrology that originated in the ancient Vedic tradition of India.” (You can learn more about Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, on the Chopra Center website.)
The aspect of Vedic astrology that first inspired Deepak to change his views was the microcosm-macrocosm relationship. Vedic teachings, he says in the “Ask Deepak” episode on Astrology, start from the premise that the micro mirrors the macro, and vice versa. Essentially, the entire cosmos is a magnified version of the immediate and observable realities we witness. By that assumption, Deepak continues, it is possible to derive compelling insights about our lives from by analyzing planetary patterns, using mathematical principles.
Because Universal consciousness is non-local, and we are all expressions of this consciousness, “life is a story of probability events” played out both in the microcosm and the macrocosm.
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