What is Astrology?

Astrology is a method of Divination: a very old one. It relies upon the belief that man is influenced by the planetary bodies. It is believed that, the time of birth affects a person's personality, having an influence upon who they are. Jung believed that astrology represented all the ancient world who knew about psychology. His archetypes he based upon those found in astrology. The archetypes in western astrology are the twelve zodiac signs. What time of year a person is born is what influences a person's western star sign: otherwise known as astrological sign. The twelve star signs are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. However there are many types of astrology.

There is western astrology with the archetypes above, also Indian astrology, Chinese astrology etc. Astrology using a person's star sign is often found on websites or in newspapers. However this is thought by most astrologers as not being very accurate: although many would claim the astrology is not accurate at all, just generalised. But a more personalised astrological prediction can be done with western astrology and most others too. Chinese astrology has a completely different style of star signs. As they are based upon the year you are born in and not what time of year as western astrology is and signs of the Chinese zodiac are: rat, water buffalo or ox, tiger, rabbit or cat in Vietnam, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

All zodiac systems rely upon the planets and the sun for their predictions, just interpreted very different ways. Astrology can be used by people either to pass the time or as a serious method of prediction. It is used by people to decide when to act and what to do. It has also been applied to peoples businesses by using when the business was started to produce a star sign and do a prediction based upon that: although businesses are not people. I suppose the root element of all types of astrology is prediction versus free will. Are we really so chained to how the planets move and what time or year we are born in that we cannot do as we like? Are we truly so much that we have no free will? These are questions you may have thought about?

However astrology is supposed to help you get through life the best way you can. There is always free will, but just as what we do as individuals may have little influence on the economy and we have to live within it: and act according to the times we live in. Astrology wants to help us to do that. Astrology predicts many aspects of a person's life. Also their disposition: the direction and action of their behaviour. Their attitude: how they adapt to their environment. Mental type: how they mentally express themselves. Temperament: their emotions and feelings and potential nervous expression. Their stimulus reaction: behaviour which makes them feels good. Their stress reaction: unsatisfying behaviour.

It can produce predictions about: finance, careers, personal relationships, whether you will be inwardly or outwardly focused. Astrology has been around for thousands of years and as astrologers, have produced predictions for the powerful and rich, also now the not so rich: it has changed the course of history. Many wars will have been waged because of a prediction from an astrologer: many actions have been taken because of an astrological prediction. It should be noted that this is still the case with many powerful people using astrology: to help them make decisions in their lives. So what is astrology? It is predictions based upon the movement of the planetary bodies and the sun about: who you are, what you will do, what will happen to you, and what the best actions for you will be, from the moment of your birth to the day you die.

Written by: S Rob, an Occult Consultant, UK

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