General astrology is a type of astrology which is based on the planetary positions of the horoscope of a particular individual. This type of astrology is more popular than Face reading Astrology, Hand reading Astrology, Parrot Astrology and Nadi Astrology. Astrology is an act of forecasting the life of the people, and some astrologers would be able to give 100% accurate predictions to their clients.
Astrology is based on our past birth karmas also. Whatever we see in our astrological predictions, may or may not happen in our life, since god only knows about our entire astrology. Some People would spoil their lives by depending on the astrology itself. Some progressive minded people would not at all rely on astrology. They would depend only on their hard work and abilities. In case of marriages, most of the people would go through the horoscopes of the boys and the girls, and then only would proceed further. In some cases, even if the boy and girl like each other, due to some problems in astrology, their parents would not prefer to perform marriage for them.
Lord Brahma is considered as the forefather of astrologers, since he is the one who is putting the fate on our heads, and based on that only, our horoscope would appear. It is believed, that even in case of some divine devas, if their astrological positions are not favourable, then they would also have to suffer. The sons of Lord Kubera, Nalakuvara and Manigriva, had suffered from a curse from a sage, and due to that, they have transformed into trees, and they got relieved from their curse, only from the hands of Child Krishna, during the previous Dwapara Yuga. This bad incident was happened in their lives, due to their bad fate, that is due to their bad planetary positions in their astrology.
The great Bhakta Prahalada, even after he was crowned as a King by Lord Brahma, as per the orders of Lord Narasimha, was defeated by his cousin Andhaka, and only after a few years, he was able to win him, and got back his kingdom from him. This was happened to him due to his bad planetary positions in his astrology. If the divine people itself suffers from their bad planetary positions, then what about us?
We would be able to slightly change even the bad planetary positions in our astrology, by chanting the sacred names of the deities. We can chant the names of Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu, Brahma, and also we can chant the names of any of our beloved gods or goddesses as we like. But chanting the names of our Kula Devata is very important, since it would give good results in our life, and to some extent, the planetary positions also would turn into good.
Apart from chanting the names of the deities, we can also chant the glorious names of the Bhagavathas like Dhruva, Markandeya and Bhakta Prahalada, since by doing so we would get the grace of the Bhagavathas as well as the grace of Bhagavan and Bhagavathy, a form of Mata Shakti Devi.
Hence instead of fully relying on the astrology, let us also do some kind of puja, abhishekham to the deities regularly, and also we must have to do our day to day duties properly, and let us chant the sweet names of the deities and be blessed.