“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare.
As we sow, we reap somewhere and sometime, in this life or in a future birth. That is to say each individual is born when the nine planets are in such a placement in the 12 zodiac signs that corresponds to the karma created in the past lives have an impact on our lives in this present life and our future also, that we have to be experienced in this life through the action of the nine planets. Even though we have free will over our action, but the fruits of our actions are not within our control. We cannot make an unusual, any choice, other than what we are destined to make. What we reap today is what we have sown either in the present or in the past.
Astrology is understood to be a science and a mystic art. It claims scientific status because it requires mathematics and an understanding of astronomy. It is a mystic art because the actions of other systems are mostly regulated by the natural response to the environmental stimuli, man, endowed with a superior brain, is capable of having a proper understanding of divine law and choosing a course of karma favourable to progressive spiritual growth deserving his god’s grace.
Our life is governed by our fortune which is the result of our past karmas, and this we must face. Nothing can change it. This destiny was written out in the minutes’ detail, even before we were born. Then why worry about it? No man can say that he has all he wants and is completely happy during his entire life in this world. Each one carries his cross, and the burden of some is light and of others is heavy. We should always make an effort to improve our conditions and circumstances, but if no results are achieved, we should take it as our destiny and live within his will. What else can we do? No amount of worry would change our fate. What we have to get, no one can keep it away from us. And what is not in our destiny, no amount of effort will succeed.
We all are struggling personalities in this world, each one carrying his individual burden. Everyone is reaping what he sowed in the past. The law of karma is working relentlessly on this conception. You see, it is the thought which is always creating problems and then it takes pleasure in solving them. When we cannot solve them, we become unhappy. The thoughts are so deep that no-one can arrive at their end, even after the constant study throughout a lifetime.
Good thoughts will lead to a better destiny and we can carefully choose that evil thoughts will likewise lead to a destiny of a related nature. Our activities form our destiny and these include our thoughts and deeds. Good thoughts will obviously lead to better destiny & deeds which in turn will lead to an abundant harvest of respectful of our past evil actions. The result of our past activities will come no doubt due to the outcome of the Law of Sowing & Reaping. A simple way to start is by keeping our thoughts pure. This is a huge task, but the rewards are that we will reap peace and be happy.
According to our karmas, we come into this world with a fixed plan, finish our karmas, the springs of life and then leave our field of activity, as ordained, some in one way and some in another.
“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny”. Ralph Waldo Emerson