” Sri Sukadeva Goswami said, O King, after washing and refreshing himself with water, putting on his armor and taking up his bow, Pradyumna spoke to his chariot driver thus, ”Take me again to that place where that hero Dyuman is.”
sri suka uvaca sa tupasprsya
salilam damsito dhrta-karmukah
naya mam dyumatah parsvam
virasyety aha sarathim
PURPORT BY SRI KRSNA BALARAM SWAMIJI
The Jyotirveda, science of astrology, is very effective if it is calculated correctly. An astrologer does not make any psychic predictions because astrological predictions are made by Vedic mathematical calculations. Psychic predictions may be speculations and/or may be dealing with the art of black magic of evil spirits. Astrology is completely pure, perfect and its predictions are accurate to the faithful. But in modern days this science is mainly misrepresented by people who have learned only part of it. They naively think that simply purchasing some books and being tutored by someone with incomplete knowledge will enable them to predict the future. Such people end up misleading innocent people, who lose their time and money. Effective astrology is inherited in an unbroken tradition and is learnt from the very beginning of life. Such astrological calculations work.
Following the science of good omens is a wing of astrology and if this science is followed correctly it rewards success. For example, Lord Pradyumna is touching water in the mood of having success in his mission. Usually this science is taught in Gurukula. After touching water Lord Pradyumna ordered his driver to take him to where Dyuman is.
[Srimad Bhagavatam, 10.77.1, KBS0053]