Do you believe in horoscope [future telling]? Do you follow these sections in the newspapers. You might if you are an Indian then you might be wondering what am I talking about in this article. In order to give a gist of what am I talking, do refer to this [wiki](http://www.wikipedia.org) on horoscope.

Now you might wonder; why am I talking about the philosophical subject in a technology blog? Its obvious there are reasons for me to write an article and share a total different perspective to the techno geeks on the field of “HOROSCOPE”.

Today, my wife came to eagerly and said, “I read my horoscope and it says I have a bad time till next year”. As usual I ignored, and said I do not believe in this nonsense. But later I gave it a thought and as I started to think more about more and more views and perspectives clouded my mind. Thats it I decided to share my views to all of you and started typing this article on my way back to India (May be the destiny).

When thinking about Horoscope, these are the few questions I ask myself.

* How do they tell what is going to happen in future

* Will that be correct

* If it is correct, is it a coincidence

* What is the importance of the date and place of birth in deciding this.

Giving all the above questions a thought, I came up with a perspective that its just science and mathematics. Let me explain you how I started evaluating the genuine of this mythical subject.

First of all, I believed that all the men who created this “PANCHANG” do have a source, from where they came up with these calculation. We also see that for checking whether it is a good time to do something based on some calculations of the “PUJARIS”, what do they calculate. What is the input of their calculation. What is the formula they used to process these inputs. What is the format of the results. When they try to match the horoscopes, how do they do it, what are the calculations and equations. All these questions popped into my mind.

Yes, it is obvious that there are specific meanings for the terms they use, there are patterns that they studied over the years in the past. There are means, medians and calculus involved in coming up with these results, all these mathematical equations are rephrased for us to use in simple and easy to remembering language called the “PANCHANG”.