Overview for Remedial Measures in Astrology
Astrology is not deterministic and it is given to man to change the course of events to avert the misery, agony and disaster threatened by evil influences of certain inauspicious combinations or dispositions or dispositions of planets by taking appropriate remedial measures in time. This approach is quite scientific and is in accordance with the modern line of thinking. Man is, no doubt, a creature of destiny but he is not entirely or absolutely its slave. Man has some freedom of will and action also. If man has no such freedom how can he overcome his karma and attain salvation or how will his soul merge with universal soul. Thus it should be accepted that there is no place for fatalism in astrology. Fate and free will are two blades of a scissor and we still do not know which blade operates in cutting a paper. It is man's supreme duty to do his mite irrespective of results like a Nishkama Karmayogi. It is true that errors of judgement creep in when we are destined. Miscalculations occur and our reasoning faculty becomes inoperative and ineffective. The most important utility of astrology is to forewarn man to enable him to forearm himself to face troubles and calamities and to take steps in accordance with remedial principles as astrology to overcome or at least minimize the evil effects expected. To illustrate, if rain is inevitable and we cannot escape from it or avert it, either we don't go out or take steps to avoid getting wet by the use of a rain-coat or an umbrella. This is the precise scope and function of remedial measures in astrology.