Prolog: Jyotish (Vedic Astrology*), is a science, not an ideology. It is universal and helps to understand (humans) nature. An example: Gravity – All things with mass are brought toward one and another. Whether we believe it or not, it happens. Same it is with the stars: They control life independently of our opinion about Astrology.
Secondly, in advance, it is important to mention that the original sense of Astrology is to help to fulfill the sense of life, not to focus on making it easier!
For what a human needs Astrology?
A German Vedic Astrologer used a very nice example to explain the sense of Astrology:
Imagine You are the owner of a hotel. Suddenly, policemen come and ask You information about one guest. You also don’t know anything about him and start to become curious who he is!? You go to his room to ask him, but he is not there. The officers ask You to open the door. Inside You find the luggage openly laying. Immediately it is visible that the visitor carries many materials for an expedition, even for climbing. Further, there are special instruments which purpose You don’t know, but the police seem to able to make vast conclusions through them.
Using Astrology You can find out what You brought in “Your luggage” – and on that way, You can start to understand what is Your purpose here on earth! You can find out who You are.
That is why in ancient India – and today still – Astrologers, for example, tell You which range of professions are beneficial for a person and which can be definitely excluded. Now some might think that Astrology is restricting: No! But the “luggage” restricts!** Yes! Obviously, not everybody has the genetics for becoming World Champion in weightlifting…or piano player, or supermodel.
*Whenever Astrology is mentioned, Jyotish – Vedic Astrology is meant.
**It restricts the possibility on earth, but not the Soul.