By observing the cycles of the Sun, Moon and other planets, astrologers have noticed the connection between these ancient celestial rhythms with the natural phenomena such as weather changes, floods, fires, earthquakes and epidemics. Finally, astrologers discovered the relationship between the celestial cycles and changes of dynasties, governments, and countless battles, that the kings were constantly engaged in.
Observing the behavior and the nature of people, the astrologers learned to compare types of man's character with the location of the planets in his natal chart. Astrologers, who have dedicated themselves to the study of a planetary motion, laid the foundation of such a science as astronomy. Investigation of the relationship between the celestial cycles and terrestrial events has led to the development of various branches of astrology. For example, the celestial cycles associated with wars, politics, economics, business and social events - became the subject of mundane astrology.
Science of Astrology
Natural astrology is studying the weather and other natural phenomena. The interpretation of the answer to any question by the horoscope, that is drawn up at the time of questioning, or forming the opinion about the situation according to the horoscope, built at the time of it's occurrence - is the sphere of horary astrology. Identification of the most favorable time for any action - is a task of the elective astrology.
Despite the opinions of skeptics who ignore the advantages of astrology, and who believe, that it is too primitive, this science is providing:
- - meteorologists;
- - farmers;
- - livestock producers;
- - politicians;
- - economists;
- - brokers on the stock;
- - commodity exchanges;
- - many other professionals with quite valuable information.
The study of traits and behaviors in regard to the provisions of the planets is forming the basis of a personal astrology, which allows everyone to see his exact and multifaceted portrait and gives to the modern psychologists and sociologists an extremely useful diagnostic tool.
As the ancient scientists have studied the cycles of the Sun, Moon and other planets, the motions of "heavenly bodies" became more and more predictable. There appeared an opportunity to learn and, subsequently, to predict the weather and living conditions that are consistent with these cycles. Information from the astrologist on any possible changes of the weather is the same useful to the farmer, being prepared for planting, and to the traveler who goes on the road.
And is it not the easiest way to predict any event, if you know the cycle of the planet, that is connected with it?
Predictions are the subject of practically all branches of astrology. Astronomers are calculating the ephemeris of each planet in the coming years, and astrologers, just like in the ancient times, are predicting the weather forecasts, currency exchange and fluctuations in the market prices of shares, anticipating a change in policy, provide clients with the advices on what should be avoided, and how to do it. Astrologers seek, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of personal relationships.
Actually, the predictions should be executed only by the professional astrologers who have enough experience and knowledge in this subject. However, the lack of experience has never stopped some people. Take, for example, the "fortune-tellers", predicting the future. Compromising the astrologers of antiquity and of the modern times, they "see" the future in crystal balls or tea leaves, calling themselves "astrologers" and using astrological terminology. Because of this kind of people it still requires a considerable effort to convince the audience: professional astrology is not a "guesswork".
Astrological predictions, such as a calendar of the gardener for 2012, for example, are not a result of some sort of paranormal abilities. Indeed, among the serious astrologers there can be found the "owners" of these abilities, but they themselves confirm, how unwise it is to be confusing the astrological predictions with some prophecies of psychics. If astrologers had some formula of absolutely accurate prediction of the future, astrology would rule the world. Unfortunately, astrologers have some certain limitations in the interpretation of various events.
In fact, astrology - is the art to recognize and evaluate opportunities.
Based on the motion of the planets and their relationship to the natal chart of a person, the astrologer can identify the potential situations which this person will experience in a certain period of time. In this case, he himself will decide what features are corresponding to the specific circumstances of his life. For example, aspects of the planets, indicating the difficulties associated with the speculative affairs, children, pregnancy, creative projects or holiday plans, have been identified in the natal chart of a bedridden women - childless, at the age of eighty-five years. It is obvious that the opportunities associated with children, pregnancy or travelling plans should be discarded, but the astrologer must notify the woman that it is not the right time for spending money on the lottery tickets or risky investments. And if she is a writer or an actress, she needs to know that her creative work may get a negative situation.
When a man tells at the party to the attractive woman, that he is "Leo" and is asking under which Zodiac sign she is born - it is not just playing the debut of flirting (in the spirit of the Leo). He is also speaking about the signs of the Zodiac.
From the perspective of an observer on Earth, the Sun passes behind the planet all year round, spending a month in each of the Zodiac signs. The sign in which the Sun was on the day of your birth would be your Zodiac sign.
The Sun is our most powerful planet. (In astrology, the Sun is a planet, when in fact it is a "luminary.") It gives us life, warmth, energy, food, ensures our existence. Sun also provides the most powerful and important impact on your horoscope, determines how you see the other people. The position of the Sun in your birth chart determines your personality, distinctive style and your sense of purpose, relating to your life problems.
Horoscope - is your portrait. Characteristics of your Zodiac sign - are like the large strokes that the artist is putting on his canvas. Portraitist is drawing your figure, facial features, posture. Similarly, your horoscope is describing your character as a whole. Are you prone to the introspection? Is it easy for you to make friends? How responsible are you? Are you timid or aggressive? You may find the right answers to these questions by studying the characteristics of your own chart.
However, astrologers often hear such statements like: "I am a Capricorn, but the characteristics of this sign does not describe me very well." Remember that the sign of the Zodiac is only the basis for your portrait, the largest stroke. In your birth chart there is also a Moon present, and it is probably in a different sign than the Sun. Moreover, in the birth chart there are many planets, each one of them is in it's sign.
Only by studying the birth chart as a whole, the astrologer can get closer to creating a complete picture of the individual. And even then the differences may occur because the living creatures are not made of stone. They are slightly changing with each passing day and each new relationship.
Love, failure, success, disappointments - all the events in life are making a person different. However, the basis of personality still remains. And the Zodiac sign is reflecting this essence.
Astrology is a great tool, that can be used to study the human nature. When you meet some person - he is representing to you a riddle. You can see the eye color and hair style suit, size, beautiful or ugly features. But to learn more about this person, you need more information. If you know the Zodiac sign under which the person was born, you can add some pieces to the puzzle. But at the beginning of this process you will be missing many elements. Zodiac only gives you a basis, additional information, which you do not have.
What is most important - the information about your personal Zodiac sign will enhance your knowledge about your own personality, will let you to know more about this stranger, more about your best friend and your worst enemy - about yourself.