The Origin Of Astrology
Solar and Lunar returns are taken from a particular chart cast for the time that the moon or sun returns to its place in the birth chart, for a clearer picture of what the coming year (Solar Return) or month (Lunar Return) is likely to look like. When was Astrology developed? Some scholars believe that the development of Astrology originated from China and India. During the time of the Roman Empire, when it became a necessary field of study for those who wished to do more than simply write historical records. One thing is certain; Astrology existed long before the written word.
The sun sign astrology, which today is commonly referred to as zodiac astrology, was developed first. It can be thought of as the “father” of modern-day zodiac astrology. The word ‘Astro means Star or Celestial and ‘Logy’ refers to the denoting a subject of study. From this definition, the Zodiac is directly connected to astronomy. People tend to mix up the difference between Astrology and Astronomy, although they are interconnected.
While the zodiac signs do indeed have some significant ancient origins, modern astrology is really a culmination of many earlier methods of determining the position of the planets and stars. Babylonian astrology, for example, considered animals, plants, metals, and mineral phases as significant factors. The Babylonian system also had elements associated with the houses. The early Egyptians also considered the location of the moon and stars to be important factors in determining events and conditions.
Early Greek astrology, though similar in many ways to that of the Egyptians and the Babylonians, involved the planets, sun, and stars as well as the houses and signs. In Roman astrology, elements including the moon, sun, and wind were significant. Roman astrology, however, distinguished between “the stars” and “the constellations”. Thus, it is not surprising if people in ancient times regarded the location of the Sun, Moon, and Stars as important factors when it came to determining events and conditions.
Modern astrology has its roots in the Babylonian horoscope, which is dated around 40 B.C. in the Persian and Greek texts. In the calendar of the Persian king Cyrus the Great, there were thirty-eight constellations. This would have been an open-source of information for the astrologers of the time since they could easily look up the birth charts to see which aspects of the constellations were favourable.
The Chinese astrology system was created based on their own calendar and the division of the zodiac, which is completely different from the European. it included both the Moon (Yin) and the Sun (Yang) as elements, which determined the location of the planets and named the signs after different animals and creatures. Chinese astrology developed in tandem with the development of navigation, which gave sailors additional information about their destination. In order to navigate, the sailors had to be able to predict the seasonal movements of the celestial bodies, as well as the relative positions of the planets. Thus, the Chinese astrology calendar and navigation made great strides forward by detailing specific dates and events. The Chinese astrology calendar is still used today, although the dates are now based on the lunar calendar.
Horoscopes have their origins in Babylonian astrology, which was created around the start of the third millennium B.C. Babylonian astrology is characterized by a system of fixed periods called the zodiac. Within this system, the planets were assigned different signs, which were then related to a particular place or era. Horoscopes reflect the way a particular sign relates to the planets and can vary depending on the particular sign that an astrologer is using. For example, the Virgo astrologer may use the Virgo sun sign to determine the time of his birth, and the effects that certain planets will have on him.
Western astrology also traces its roots back to the Babylonian system. Western astrology is the astrological system most widely known in Western nations. This system uses twelve celestial spheres to help determine the location and time of a person’s birth. Western astrology has long had a strong cultural influence on people in countries such as the United States, Great Britain and Australia. In recent years, more people are learning about the benefits and pitfalls of this system.
One of the main features of western astrology concerns the presence and position of the planets during the person’s birth time. This is done by analysing the relationship between the various signs of the zodiac, by analysing the relationship between the celestial spheres and the various solar days, astrologers determine the effects that will have on a person when his/her birth time comes around. It is based on the belief that all events in the universe are controlled by forces that are in a state of constant motion and that those forces affect the human world around us.