Education in bygone times was merely a medium of learning mannerisms and behaviorism. Only a few fortunate ones had the opportunity to go to schools and take formal education but most never saw a teacher throughout their life. The concept of education has undergone a change since then from acquiring mere mannerisms and behaviorism to learning and gaining from diverse fields of interests like science, technology, engineering, commerce and arts etc. Astrologically education can be seen in a chart through 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 10th houses in the horoscope of the native. The main planets that indicate good education are Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter. It should be noted that it primarily depends on the functional nature, the placement and the dasha of the planet(s) in question.
In today's world of growing competition a child is given education to prepare him to chisel a career/profession out of education. The education today is stressful, competitive and so advanced that preparedness right from the day one is highly essential to complete education successfully and competitively.
It is recommended that the parents of a child must seek guidance from an astrologer so that the child can be provided education according to the planets that are well placed in his/her birth chart / horoscope to avoid incompetence at a later stage.