It is frightening to learn that the world will cease to exist after 2012. Time and again, we get such news through various news channels, articles and websites about astrologers predicting doom in 2012. “Jyotish” commonly called Vedic astrology is derived from the words “Jyot” meaning light and “Ish” meaning God. The intention of “Jyotish” should be to spread light, love, healing and guidance of God for the wellbeing of man kind. However, with time this knowledge has become a handy tool of self seekers to instill fear and insecurity in the minds of the people. This has been wrongly utilized for making money and spreading rumors.
It is important to know why western astrologers in particular are pointing about the end of the world in 2012. Western astrologers argue that the world is running in the Age of Aquarius and on Dec. 21, 2012, the day of the annual winter solstice, the Sun will rise roughly over the center of the Milky Way galaxy (as per Mayan Calendar) which may lead to the end of the world. The Hindus believe that we are in the period of Kaliyug. The end of Kaliyug would mean the end of the world and the restart of the process of creation. Kaliyug is not ending immediately as per Vedic astrology.
In Western astrology, the Age of Aquarius is one of the twelve astrological ages and every age is about 2,150 years long. However, the method of calculating the age is highly debatable. Some astrologers take the current age and some take the coming age in such calculation. For example some western experts say that we are running in the “Age of Aquarius” while others believe that we are still in the “Age of Pisces”.
We would like to know whether western astrology is competent enough to predict the outcome of such planetary placement and for the prediction of doom.