||Astronomy is the science dealing with all the celestial bodies in the universe, including the planets and their satellites, comets and meteors, the stars and interstellar matter, the star systems known as galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.
Modern astronomy is divided into several branches, namely, astrometry, the observational study of the positions and motions of these bodies; celestial mechanics the mathematical study of their motions as explained by the theory of gravitation; astrophysics, the study of their chemical composition and physical condition from spectrum analysis and the laws of physics; and cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole.
The science of Vedic Astrology holds significant information for the development of humanity. By understanding the planetary influences affecting our lives we are able to make sound decisions, which usher in ease, joy, happiness, progress and prosperity. At the same time, this ancient science can help eliminate difficulties, reactivity and stress by giving us an understanding of the challenges we are likely to face, thus allowing us to have greater personal impact upon our futures.