Thursday, 2 June 2011


data from which the horoscope is drawn are: time, date-month-year of birth and
place of birth. If these factors are the same for two individuals, then the
life incidents, characteristics, longevity etc., should be the same.

The experiments
conducted by my rationalist friends involve examination of twin horoscopes to
know astrologically whether the two lives are same or different. Skeptics in
India can think only of this 'twin birth theory'. They cannot go further than
this. But the rationalist thought in India has so much advanced that one
rationalist professor from Mangalore keeps a challenge - if an astrologer
cannot prove its validity, he should become a slave in the professor's house.
If I become a slave in the rationalist's house or rationalist in my house - it
does not make any change to the world at large. It would be a mere personal
victory. We should exchange thoughts and not blows or should not become
domestic servants of others!

To deduce astrological
validity, one should eliminate all the other criteria, which may lead to the
same conclusion. The twins share similar DNA structure and it is no surprise if
they are same. If the babies are born at the same time and place to two women
out of a same man, babies will inherit different DNA structures. This is too
rare phenomenon. To show they are very smart, the rationalists - ( be he a high
school drop out or a biologist at CCMB, Hyderabad -anybody who has studies any branch
of science, for that matter with a true drive to be more scientific, at the
cost of scientific temper) - try to dig at the astrologer with a twin birth

best method to examine would be to take 'astral twins' i.e. babies born to
different people (where DNA are dissimilar, naturally) at the same time, and
place. It should be noted here that astrologer merely uses the calendar to
trace the position of heavenly bodies. The birth details need not be in
dd-mm-yy format, it could be shasti of sukla paksha, budha vasara, chitra masa
of prabhavanama samvat. Astrologer makes a map with degrees minutes and seconds
of planets, nodes and also ascendant (the portion of zodiac rising at the
eastern horizon). The planetary positions remain the same (as it is the angle
subtended to the planets from the center of the earth) all over the world at
the given time (say, GMT). The time is expressed in Standard time of the
country. The charts having same positions of planets, nodes and ascendant
(lagna) could be taken wherever the birthplace be - be it Mangalore, Manchester
or Melbourne. This way the experiment can be expanded to include various
countries, cultures, social set ups. Further, we can go back into history to
locate the personage having same planetary and ascendant configurations. Such a
study should indicate the pattern of events, feelings, individuality, etc.,

During my practice
spread over more than a decade, I am in possession of horoscopes of astral as
well as biological twins from various social segments and countries. There, I
find glaring similarities in the natives' mentality, familial problems,
financial front, professional problems etc. For instance, one is a rich man
having many mining ventures in Bihar, wheat mills in Punjab and also automobile
and petrol dealership in Bengal. Yet, he has fear of losing in life, is tense
& nervous and very religious. He depends on his brothers (it is a combined
family where this native is an elder brother) to manage his ventures. He has
widowed sister, is divorced and remarried. Though he is stinking rich, there is
always a feeling of poverty! He is very stingy and his employees find it
difficult to work with him due to this. Another astral twin is a government
babu, drawing merely 15,000 rupees a month. He too is divorced and remarried.
He always quarrels with his family members (has many sisters, brothers etc.,)
but he does not have any widowed sister but has family problems. He is also
very religious man. He suffers anxiety, uncertainty and takes tranquilizers regularly.
He too is eldest in the family and gets some amount from his brother in USA. It
is a regular source of income to him. He is also stingy. There is no
possibility that this Bihari rich man has met this Andhra man (who has never
ventured out of his state) . So, these two do not have any mutual influence
other than the planetary influences on them. An Indonesian has financial
problems running into lakhs while an Indian having similar combination in his
horoscope has also financial problems but running in thousands. But, both have
severe constraints on their purses. A 30-year's old man has the same mentality
of another person who is 75 now. They have not met at all and any influences of
mutual friendship should be rules out. The events in their lives also look most
similar. The only common factor is that they have similar horoscopes. If any
skeptic makes a faithful enquiry, he has to take up astral twin horoscopes
spread over many countries and generations. Indian skeptics know only to repeat
what's already said particularly in the West. In mid 80's I used to read a
rationalist magazine from Kerala to gain an insight to rationalist thinking.
Seeing same articles again and again, I gave up. I may take up subscription
again in perhaps 2080, and may find new articles, new thoughts!