How far the science of Astrology can play the part. Astrology is derived from the word ‘Aster-star & logos-reason or logic’. In short, it is the science of time, as the Horoscope or Birth-chart is prepared only on the basis of the Birth-date & the Birth-time of the native. With the help of this science one can know the natural talent & aptitude of the native. The knowledge of the subject would be extremely useful to the personal department for selecting a right type of man for the right type of job as the Birth-Chart also reveals a man’s character & temperament. It is also an established fact that each profession has its own planetary influences which can be studied with the help of the Horoscope or the Birth-chart, which is nothing but simply a scheme representing an accurate picture of the heaven and the position of planets & the stars for the time at wrich child is born.
It is at this stage interesting to refer an article “ARE TOP MANAGERS born under a lucky star” written by Dr Michel Gaugueline, the French Psychologist, published in the issue of International Management – May, 1981. As student, he wanted to prove by statistical analysis that the so-called Laws of Astrology have no scientific foundation. But subsequently to his astonishment he did discover a statistically significant relationship between the position of certain planets & the birth time of famous people. After collecting the birth-date of more than 20,000 famous people including leaders, actors, politicians & sports champions, he has argued in the article that the planet “MARS” may be key influence on the achievement of many businessmen.
Coming to our point & in the light of what has been stated earlier. I have my own belief that Managers are born & not made. The selection of persons with whom the organisation have faith & place under them the fortune of million of rupees, not to talk about the work force behind them must be everywhere carried out in the most scientific way. However the methods of selection have their own limitation. It is in this line that the knowledge of Astrology comes to the rescue in the area of Personnel management & personal manager can contribute considerably in this regard.
Generally the criteria for selecting a person on the management cadre is on the basis of the academic achievement of the person fully supported by sound experience. Cases are not unknown where the method has failed & it is likely that the adoption of subsequent method of trial & error may mar the fortune of the organisation.
The question therefore is posed that should the fortune of the organisation be guided at the mercy of Destiny? My firm answer to this question is very much “Yes” I would venture to go one step ahead that while commencing any new undertaking it would be fruitful to find the most auspicious time. Not only that promoters starting new venture should examine their period of commencement with the help of this science so that success or otherwise of the same can be assured. If the activity is carried out into the favourable period, the planets would also help to receive the services of person s who may help the organisation to reach to the desired goal.