What is Astrology
Astrology is basically the study of the movements & it’s relative positions of celestial objects as a means for getting to know the information about different human affairs and the terrestrial events. Astrology has also been dated to at minimum the 2nd millennium BCE, and it has its roots in the calendrical systems i.e used to predict seasonal shifts and also to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.
There are many cultures that have attached the importance to astronomical events, and other events like the Indians, Maya and Chinese developed an elaborate systems for predicting the terrestrial events from celestial observations.
Western astrology, which is one of the most oldest astrological systems is still in use nowadays, and we can easily trace its roots to 19th-17th century BCE Mesopotamia, from where it spread to Rome, the Ancient Greece, to the Arab world and eventually towards Western and Central Europe.
Western astrology is also most often associated with the systems of horoscopes that purport to explain the aspects of every person’s personality and also predict notable events in their lives based upon the positions of the celestial objects; as the majority of the professional astrologers rely on such systems.
When we take a look at the history of Astrology then we come to know that throughout most of its history astrology was basically considered a scholarly tradition and was very common in academic circles, often in very close relation with meteorology, astronomy, alchemy, and medicine.