In the Hindu view, the plantes are not mere celestrial bodies circling the Sun. They are also divine beings-shown here as they were positioned on the first morning of the current millennium. Each is like a prism, conveying subtle energy from the far galaxies, thus impacting an's affairs on Earth according to its unique nature and location in the sky. The ancient science of space and time that understands and maps this influence is called jyotisha (literally "science of light") or Hindu astrology. We explore that system of knowledge in the Education Insight.