It is asked as to what is the use of astrology? Can the malefic result of planets be reduced? We are bound to reap the fruit of what we sowed in our previous births. God has appointed planets to give results according to our deeds. We shall have to face the results according to the planets concerned positioned in our horoscope at the time of our birth. Even Almighty God has to bear the effects of planets if He becomes incarnate. Parashar Rishi has mentioned the dominance of different planets during each of the nine incarnations of God. According to him, there was dominance of Sun in Rama Avatar, Moon in Krishna Avatar, Mars in Narasimha Avatar, Mercury in Buddha Avatar, Venus in Parashurama Avatar, Saturn in Kashyapa Avatar, Rahu in Varaha Avatar and it was the dominance of Ketu in Matsya Avatar. According to Acharya V Shastri, a man starts from home with an umbrella if he knows that it will rain today. He cannot prevent the rain but he can save himself to some extent with the umbrella. Likewise, we try to lessen the malefic effect of the harmful planets by Tantra, Mantra, Yantra, gems, worship or Jap if we know by Astrology that the period ahead is not favourable.