The cultures of the West are waking up and taking notice of the concept of leveraging Astrology to improve ones life. The general consensus is that the Western World is more materialistic and more rooted in the tangible than those who live in the Eastern World. People in the most advanced economies (notice I didn't say civilizations, but rather economies) put more emphasis and importance on the tangible in life, than putting stock in the intangible things. Eastern civilizations like India, China, and Japan for instance, give more important to the intangible things in life such as love, affection, and emotional fulfillment. The distinction is clearly evident in the differences in lifestyles we see across the Eastern and Western people. For example, the average Indian person when polled, could not imagine a life without at least the concept of God. In Western civilizations, there are a higher number of people whom identify as Atheists or Agnostic.
The Western philosophical mind has always had an inquisitive nature, and tends to believe only in exact Science. The provable and the observable is what the average person hangs their hat on at the end of the day in Western cultures. For these people, a theorem is not acceptable unless it can be proven by scientific experiments. For many people in the East, and those that align with the Eastern philosophical thought; there is a point where "science" has to give way as it is ultimately a body of work based on the observational skills of man - and God has to take over. The world over, and for time immemorial there have been things that have no scientific explanations available.
Therefore, issues on divine intervention cannot be ruled out. On the other hand, the eastern philosophy relies too much on the esoteric phenomena. This creates a clash with the western phenomenon. There has to be a combination of the eastern and western philosophies so that a proper balance is maintained. The good news is that we are at a time when Eastern world is beginning to accept the western philosophy and vice versa. Eastern world is trying to have a more materialistic viewpoint on life and the western world is beginning to open up to the possibility of using once esoteric phenomena such as Yoga and Meditation.
Given the many accounts of people the world over, the concept of divine intervention and inexplicable phenomenon cannot be completely ruled out. On the other hand, Eastern philosophy (arguably to its detriment) relies too much on esoteric phenomenon say some critics and skeptics alike. This puts the two schools of thought as diametrically opposed; and a more balanced approach would be to look at things from a balanced and blended perspective of both Eastern and Western thought. The good news in this respect is that the Eastern world is beginning to accept the Western philosophy and vice versa. The Eastern world in this case, is trying to experiment with a more materialistic point of view and the Western world in the mainstream sense is beginning to open up to the possibilities of yoga practice and transcendental meditation. It's important to note that both conscious movement and breathing (like the practice of yoga) and the concept of trances and meditative states aren't native or only practiced in Eastern spiritual practice, many indigenous Western cultures in both the Americas and Europe have practiced both for eons. I just mean to say that a blending of what is inherently Eastern and what is inherently Western is taking root in both cultures.
In the last 20 years, there has been a zeitgeist of Astrological interest from the Western world. A concept which isn't uniquely Eastern, as Astrology has been practiced by the Greek and Roman civilizations in times of yore, but rather are being used in the more Eastern application which is to guide key events like marriage and relationships. The ancient Western cultures did use Astrology to govern the business and fortune based dealings of individuals, but the concept of using Astrological charts to observe romantic compatibility, ideal home look and feel, as well as ways to mitigate the unfortunate aspects of one's astral chart. Concepts which are more rooted in the concepts and values of the Eastern world; as we mentioned - emotional basis, relationships, affection, and emotional satisfaction. It would seem that the act of embracing Astrology for both business and fortune based guidance, as well as how to govern one's romantic world, personal emotional satisfaction, and one's home based surroundings is a key blending of East and West.
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