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.Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters.^ When I attended a lecture of John Frawley about traditional astrology, I learnt a good idea from his example of William Lilly.

A practitioner of astrology is called an astrologer.
.Astrologers believe that the movements and positions of celestial bodies either directly influence life on Earth or correspond to events experienced on a human scale.^ However, every human has also the possibility to avoid the influences of the celestial bodies.
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^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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^ These mysterious rays influence or cause all the events on earth.
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[1] .Modern astrologers define astrology as a symbolic language,[2][3][4] an art form, or a form of divination.^ The view that has always made the most sense to me is of Astrology as a symbolic language - at least in the modern way that we tend to use it today.A symbolic language means that, quite simply, the symbols used in Astrology tell us something.

^ In the Practicae , annual astrological forecasts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, these Roman planet-gods often appeared with their symbols in the form of woodcuts.
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^ In poetic form but nevertheless systematically, it explains the cosmos in a Stoic sense as a divine order with its astrological laws [40].
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[5][6] Despite differences in definitions, a common assumption of astrologers is that celestial placements can aid in the interpretation of past and present events, and in the prediction of the future.
Astrology is generally considered a pseudoscience or superstition by the scientific community, which cites a lack of statistically significant astrological predictions, while psychology explains much of the continued faith in astrology as a matter of cognitive biases.[7][8][9][10] The scientific consensus, as expressed by the National Science Foundation, is that astrology is one of ten subjects considered to be pseudoscientific beliefs.[11]
Numerous traditions and applications employing astrological concepts have arisen since its earliest recorded beginnings in the 3rd millennium BC. Astrology has played an important role in the shaping of culture, early astronomy, the Vedas,[12] and various disciplines throughout history. In fact, astrology and astronomy were often indistinguishable before the modern era, with the desire for predictive and divinatory knowledge one of the motivating factors for astronomical observation. Astronomy began to diverge from astrology after a period of gradual separation from the Renaissance up until the 18th century. .Eventually, astronomy distinguished itself as the empirical study of astronomical objects and phenomena, without regard to the terrestrial implications of astrology.^ On the one hand, this serious astrology builds, in part, upon very sophisticated empirical studies whose results, yet, remain scientifically disputed.
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^ The typical opinion among scientists regarding this study is summed up in the statement of the English astronomer G.O. Abell: "I have strong suspicion that Gauquelin’s results will turn out to be misleading.
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.The word "astrology" comes from the Latin term astrologia ("astronomy"),[13] which in turn derives from the Greek noun αστρολογία: ἄστρον, astron ("constellation" or "star") and -λογία, -logia ("the study of").^ EVERYONE wants to hear that because everyone who turns to astrology wants to learn if better future will come.

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.The core beliefs of astrology were prevalent in parts of the ancient world and are epitomized in the Hermetic maxim, "as above, so below". Tycho Brahe used a similar phrase to summarize his studies in astrology: suspiciendo despicio, "by looking up I see downward".[14] Although the principle that events in the heavens are mirrored by those on Earth was once generally held in most traditions of astrology around the world, in the West there has historically been a debate among astrologers over the nature of the mechanism behind astrology.^ But here we have arrived at the ancient astrology once again.
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^ There the astrologers—not, by far, as scientifically, but basically very similarly—likewise discovered an analogous relationship between the wandering "star gods" and many events on the earth with the help of observations spanning centuries.
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^ My spirits are a bit dampened after reading your posts but if not for some common phrases used in all the free reports that I read, what she has read is uncannily what I am looking for.

.The debate also covers whether or not celestial bodies are only signs or portents of events, or if they are actual causes of events through some sort of force or mechanism.^ They are the searchers of the signs, and for what they only know.
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^ True, this only covers the sun sign.

^ Meaning of the conjunction: Planets are coming together to accomplish an event, but only the receptions among them tell us whether the result is positive or negative.
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[citation needed]
.Although the connection between celestial mechanics and terrestrial dynamics was explored first by Isaac Newton with his development of a universal theory of gravitation, claims that the gravitational effects of the celestial bodies are what accounts for astrological generalizations are not substantiated by scientific research, nor are they advocated by most astrologers.^ The connection between the heavenly bodies and humans is thus not one which is, according to current standards, scientifically explainable.
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^ There must be some kind of connection between the heavenly bodies and humans which establishes these analogies.
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^ First it is important to note that astrologers in all epochs rely first of all upon experience when they put forth justification for astrology.
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.Most astrological traditions are based on the relative positions and movements of various real or construed celestial bodies and on the construction of implied or calculated celestial patterns as seen at the time and place of the event being studied.^ As a matter of fact, these influences will place you in a rare astrological Transit which will not occur again in your skies before a very long time.

.These are chiefly the astrological planets, dwarf planets, the asteroids, the stars, the lunar nodes, Arabic parts and hypothetical planets.^ Also given to these animate zodiac signs, as to the planets, are certain properties and spheres of influence which correspond, in part, to the seasons.
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^ In the Practicae , annual astrological forecasts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, these Roman planet-gods often appeared with their symbols in the form of woodcuts.
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.The frame of reference for such apparent positions is defined by the tropical or sidereal zodiac of twelve signs on one hand, and by the local horizon (ascendant-descendant axis) and midheaven-imum coeli axis on the other.^ Here the twelve disciples are represented with characteristic markings and gestures of the twelve zodiac signs [68].
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^ At the same time, the sun passed through one of the three decades of a sign of the zodiac, each one lasting for ten days.
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^ BERGDORF GOODMAN’S. this year, one of the windows concerned a chapter on alcohol—and of course—this window was designed by pisces, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN! pisces is the zodiac sign of the alcoholic.

.This latter (local) frame is typically further divided into the twelve astrological houses.^ Likewise, every human body, every organ, every larger body part, and each of the further subdivisions into which it was divided was assigned to a god of a zodiac sign, a decade-god, or a monomoiriai-god.
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^ A clear order is first established when the wide ribbon of the annual course of the sun is divided into twelve equal parts at 30° each.
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^ Similar to the way the Sumerian-Babylonian astrology divided the solar orbit into twelve zodiac signs of 30° each, the Egyptian astrologers arranged the annual solar orbit into thirty-six uniform divisions of 10° each.
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Furthermore, the astrological aspects are used to determine the geometric/angular relationship(s) between the various celestial bodies and angles in the horoscope.
.Predictive astrology, in the Western tradition, employs two main methods: astrological transits and astrological progressions.^ Astrology of course is much easier in hindsight, but nevertheless the decade was very interesting as it was marked by two main themes - the striving for youthfulness and polarisations.

.In astrological transits the ongoing movements of the planets are interpreted for their significance as they transit through space and the horoscope.^ The horoscope alone, which is gained through astronomical calculation and which provides the basis for every interpretation, suggests a very differentiated predisposition for each person.
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^ These single degrees were called monomoiriai, and they were also considered in horoscope interpretation.
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^ The transition from esoteric astrology to practical horoscope interpretation is thus indefinite, and it is difficult to determine exactly where esoterically motivated horoscope interpretation crosses over into a popular astrology with its everyday forecasts.
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.In astrological progressions the horoscope is progressed forward in time according to set methods.^ The astrologers worked according to the following method: an observation in the sky was registered with date and time of day and its characteristics were described exactly.
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^ And we can check on your Progress by Springtime.For now, I want to remind you that as far as the numbers go, this a time of a parting of the ways, and a time to… The Horoscopic Astrology Blog .

.In Vedic astrology, the focus is on planetary periods to infer the trend, while transits are used to time significant events.^ One of the amazing things about the SAMVA USA chart (Perpetual Union) is how well the planetary periods explain the trends and events in the nation's history.

^ This article offers a glimpse into the major trends and events of the national life from 1937 to 1953, when the planetary period of Jupiter was operating.

Most Western astrologers no longer try to forecast actual events, but focus instead on general trends and developments. .By comparison, Vedic astrologers predict both trends and events.^ Thus, it was not the astrological world view which was disputed, but rather the arrogance in thinking that precise predictions were possible for every event.
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.Skeptics respond that this practice of western astrologers allows them to avoid making verifiable predictions, and gives them the ability to attach significance to arbitrary and unrelated events, in a way that suits their purpose.^ Each of these events is significant in itself, but together, they make for some powerful new beginnings with a willingness to experiment.

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.In the past, astrologers often relied on close observation of celestial objects and the charting of their movements.^ In the past, those studying Astrology used observation of celestial objects and the charting of their movements.
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^ In past centuries astrology often relied on close observation of astronomical objects and the charting of their movements, which might be considered a protoscience in this regard.
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^ Astrology n : a form of fortune telling or counseling for the individual, which is done through the interpretation of the motions, movements and positions of celestial objects.

Modern astrologers use data provided by astronomers which are transformed to a set of astrological tables called ephemerides,[16] showing the changing zodiacal positions of the heavenly bodies through time.

Traditions

Zodiac signs, 16th century European woodcut
.There are many traditions of astrology, some of which share similar features due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures.^ There the astrologers—not, by far, as scientifically, but basically very similarly—likewise discovered an analogous relationship between the wandering "star gods" and many events on the earth with the help of observations spanning centuries.
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^ Some popular forms of astrology are an example of how simplified conclusions can be drawn from a very sophisticated doctrine.
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^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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Other traditions developed in isolation and hold different doctrines, though they too share some features due to drawing on similar astronomical sources.

Current traditions

.The main traditions used by modern astrologers are Hindu Astrology (Jyotiṣa), Western astrology, and Chinese astrology.^ Traditional Versus Modern Astrology or to Unite and Reorganize Our Thinking?” .

.Vedic and Western astrology share a common ancestry as horoscopic systems of astrology, in that both traditions focus on the casting of an astrological chart or horoscope, a representation of celestial entities, for an event based on the position of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the moment of the event.^ And this is valid not only for those who have Sun in Virgo, but also if other essential points of the horoscope, like ascendent or the Moon, are placed in the sign.

^ However if the two planets are malefics in the horoscope of the native, the prediction /… New Moon Journal .

^ To arrive at accurate predictions and forecasts based on horoscope one needs to study the transit in parallel with the Solar Return Chart.

However, Vedic astrology uses the sidereal or fixed or constellational zodiac, linking the signs of the zodiac to their original constellations, while Western astrology uses the tropical or seasonal zodiac. .Because of the precession of the equinoxes whose cycle is ~25,686 years long, during which the extensions of the polar axes describe circles, over the centuries the twelve zodiacal signs in Western astrology no longer correspond to the same part of the sky as their original constellations.^ A review of what transpired during this sixteen year period reveals an uncanny fit with the astrology of the horoscope.

^ BERGDORF GOODMAN’S. this year, one of the windows concerned a chapter on alcohol—and of course—this window was designed by pisces, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN! pisces is the zodiac sign of the alcoholic.

^ On top of that, they cycle through different signs of the zodiac over a period of about 19 years.

.In effect, in Western astrology the link between sign and constellation has been broken in approximately 222 AD, whereas in Vedic astrology the constellations remain of paramount importance.^ Here a direct connection is made between gods (Thoth) linked with planets (the moon, Mercury) and the transmission of astrology as a doctrine.
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^ Astrology recognizes gods in the planets, fixed stars, signs of the zodiac, and decades who express their will through their corresponding positions and constellations.
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.Other differences between the two traditions include the use of 27 (or 28) nakshatras or lunar mansions, each 13 and 1/3 degrees wide, which have been used in India since Vedic times, and the systems of planetary periods known as dashas.^ It was written by a Swiss astrologer named Dieter Koch, who is primarily known for his work with the company Astrodienst, as a co-author of the widely used Swiss Ephemeris.

In Chinese astrology, a quite different tradition has evolved. .By contrast to Western and Indian astrology, the twelve signs of the zodiac do not divide the sky, but rather the celestial equator.^ By contrast to Western and Indian astrology, the twelve sign of the zodiac do not divide the sky, but rather the celestial equator.
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^ Western astrology and Indian horoscope .
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^ Astrology readings for each zodiac sign.
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.The Chinese evolved a system in which each sign corresponds to one of twelve 'double-hours' that govern the day, and to one of the twelve months.^ At the same time, the sun passed through one of the three decades of a sign of the zodiac, each one lasting for ten days.
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.Each sign of the zodiac governs a different year, and combines with a system based on the five elements of Chinese cosmology to give a 60 (12 x 5) year cycle.^ BERGDORF GOODMAN’S. this year, one of the windows concerned a chapter on alcohol—and of course—this window was designed by pisces, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN! pisces is the zodiac sign of the alcoholic.

^ We still find this combination of zodiac signs and decades in horoscopes in some periodicals, when the predictions for individuals born under a particular sign are divided again into three parts.
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^ On top of that, they cycle through different signs of the zodiac over a period of about 19 years.

.The term Chinese astrology is used here for convenience, but it must be recognised that versions of the same tradition exist in Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and other Asian countries.^ They use computer generated Astrology Reports and "hook" potential people to rip off with the exact same preliminary "free astrology reading".

It appears that this is a remnant of a more ancient system of Jupiterian astrology, an astrological system primarily based on the motion of Jupiter, which circuits the Sun every 11.89 years.
.Western astrology has been the result of the knowledge of the earlier Indian/Vedic and Egyptian schools (each developed in their own right, and neither shows traces of the later Babylonian influences) being diluted and simplified in passing through first Persia/Babylon, and then through Greece, and later Europe.^ But there is another branch of astrology, not practiced by many, that requires a high degree of skill and intensive training in its own right: medical astrology.

.In modern times, these traditions have come into closer contact with each other, notably with Indian and Chinese astrology having spread in more direct form to the West, while awareness of the modern notions of Western astrology is still fairly limited in Asia, and is not considered useful.^ Won't be having any more contact with her now.

^ And to remind us that in these modern time, these… .

^ Astrology is not just a phenomenon of European religious history; it is to be found in all the great religions and in all cultures—in more or less complex forms.
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.Astrology in the Western world has diversified among some in modern times.^ Paradoxically, some of these emperors banned the practice of astrology several times within the city-limits of Rome.
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^ The Englishwoman Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) wrote one of the books fundamental to the world view of modern astrology under the title Esoteric Astrology [48].
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^ Similarly for Antoine Faivre [78] and Wouter Hanegraaff, [79] modern astrology is a part of western esoterica.
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.New movements have appeared that have jettisoned much of more recent traditional astrology to concentrate on different approaches, such as a greater emphasis on midpoints, or a more psychological approach.^ Things looked quite different regarding the world view of astrology and forecasts which were kept more general.
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^ Also in connection with new religious movements and in the framework of Christianity, but in the framework of spiritual interpretations of the natural sciences as well, astrology has again become current in the past years and decades.
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^ Reference works with an esoteric emphasis view astrology in its psychological, therapeutic sense, whereby all organic life is seen in one great spiritual context [4].
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.Some recent Western developments include modern tropical and sidereal horoscopic astrology, including constellational and star or point-based astrology (including aspects to the fundamental planetary dynamics, such as perihelions and aphelions, and nodal points resulting from the inclinations of the planets' revolutionary planes to the Earth's ecliptic plane); heliocentric astrology, cosmobiology; psychological astrology; sun sign astrology; the Hamburg School of Astrology; and Uranian astrology, a subset of the Hamburg School.^ If psychological astrology identifies in the horoscope only predispositions which can develop in quite diverse ways, the difficulty results that a person’s horoscope and the actual constellation of problems no longer necessarily correspond to one another.
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^ The orbit of the sun, the time-span between full moons, also the regular movements of the other planets or, for example, the rotation of the "Big Dipper" constellation around the North Star—none of this has escaped the people of all cultures.
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^ Psychological astrology In addition to theosophy, the developing psychology at the end of the nineteenth century also prepared the way for astrology.
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Historical traditions

.Throughout its long history, astrology has come to prominence in many regions and undergone developments and change.^ Astrology has come in and out of popularity throughout history.
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^ Though often regarded as a science throughout its history, astrology is widely considered today to be diametrically opposed to the findings and theories of modern Western science.
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^ The history and development of western astrology is not a linear evolution of the subject, but instead it is filled with many starts and stops and breaks in the transmission.

.There are many astrological traditions that are historically important, but which have largely fallen out of use.^ I told her that i was skeptical about this whole astrologer thing and there were too much charlatans out there.

^ There are good and decent people out there and some genuine and honest astrologers are amongst them.

^ However don't worry because there are many different options apart from using a credit card and I am sure we can find one to suit you.

.Astrologers still retain an interest in them and regard them as an important resource.^ Astrologers compare notes among themselves regarding their discoveries and present findings in professional journals, at meetings and casually among friends with shared interests -- just like other professionals.
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^ I f you are interested in astrological magic and astrological talismans the Renaissance Astrology website is an excellent resource with over 300 pages of material on traditional astrology and magic.

.Historically significant traditions of astrology include Arab and Persian astrology (Medieval, Near East); Babylonian astrology (Ancient, Near East); Egyptian astrology; Hellenistic astrology (Classical antiquity); Hindu Astrology and Mayan astrology.^ In the Hellenistic era and late antiquity, astrologers were often called "Chaldeans" and "Babylonians," which suggests an origin in Mesopotamia.
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^ Certainly, with this Sumerian and ancient Babylonian identification of "God" and "star," we cannot yet speak of astrology, for the latter presupposes a mathematical calculation of the heavenly bodies as well.
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^ In the sixth century AD, Rhetorios appears in the Byzantine Empire as a compiler of the astrological tradition, following especially the Egyptian-Hellenistic line.
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Esoteric traditions

Extract and symbol key from 17th century alchemy text - Kenelm Digby.
.Many mystic or esoteric traditions have links to astrology.^ Esoteric traditions in Astrology: Many mystic or esoteric traditions have links to astrology.
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^ R ead what Sydney Omarr says about Earthlore's Lore of Astrology: "B e sure to visit the Astrology section of this gorgeous site, dedicated to the history and mythology of many traditions.
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^ The most popular form of traditional Western astrology is sun sign astrology, the kind found in the horoscopes of many daily newspapers.
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In some cases, such as Kabbalah, this involves participants incorporating elements of astrology into their own traditions. .In other cases, many astrologers have incorporated other traditions into their own practice of astrology, and astrology has been incorporated into those traditions.^ And here the two biologists claim: in many cases there are indeed such indications, in other cases there are none.
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^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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^ In contrast to the many fragmented esoteric teachings, the astrologers’ union and most of the astrology schools attach great importance to picking up the tradition of the "classical astrology" of European religious history.
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.Esoteric traditions include, but are not limited to, alchemy, chiromancy, Kabbalistic astrology, medical astrology, numerology, Rosicrucian or "Rose Cross", and Tarot divination.^ Today, esoteric astrology is especially widespread in some of the new religious movements such as theosophy, anthroposophy, and above all in the organizations of the "Rosicrucians."
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^ The transition from esoteric astrology to practical horoscope interpretation is thus indefinite, and it is difficult to determine exactly where esoterically motivated horoscope interpretation crosses over into a popular astrology with its everyday forecasts.
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Historically, alchemy in the Western World was particularly allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous ways they were built to complement each other in the search for occult or hidden knowledge.[17] .Astrology has used the concept of the four classical elements of alchemy from antiquity up until the present day.^ This system of analogies—tied externally to objects, equipped internally with divine powers—makes up the world view of astrology up to the present.
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^ Yet together with the planets, it forms the framework of astrology up to the present in the European tradition.
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^ I've been laid low by sickness that has kept me away.I sadly gave up on that priority until a few days ago.

.Traditionally, each of the seven planets in the solar system known to the ancients was associated with, held dominion over, and "ruled" a certain metal.^ Each of the Signs is associated with or ruled by a particular planet.
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^ Planet in our solar system .
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^ Position of planet in solar system .
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[18]

Horoscopic astrology

.Horoscopic astrology is a system that some claim to have developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE.[19] However, horoscopic astrology has been practiced in India since ancient times, and vedic astrology is the oldest surviving form of horoscopic astrology in the world.^ Here's a brief video that sheds some light on the warrior planet's ancient upheaval.Michelle Piller, Starstruck Astrology .

^ FutureScopes.com is a great astrology and new age website - full of interesting and useful articles and offering a wonderful links section to some wonderful astrology horoscope sites.

^ There is clear evidence that the constellations changed in ancient Egypt.Let me present you with a picture from Sety I tomb:Sety the First belongs to the 19 Dynasty, which were around 1200 B.C. He was not a king by blood (royal blood),but he indeed was a true king of… .

[12] The tradition deals with two-dimensional diagrams of the heavens, or horoscopes, created for specific moments in time. .The diagram is then used to interpret the inherent meaning underlying the alignment of celestial bodies at that moment based on a specific set of rules and guidelines.^ The diagram is then used to interpret the inherent meaning underlying the alignment of celestial bodies at that moment based on a specific set of rules and guidelines.
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^ Introduction to Horary Astrology - This is an introductory course to a branch of horoscopic astrology known as horary astrology, which is the art of answering a specific question based on a chart cast for the moment that the question is posed to an astrologer.

^ Numerology is often closely associated astrology as astrologists assigned the numbers 0 through 9 to each celestial body in the solar system and each number has its own set of values.

.A horoscope was calculated normally for the moment of an individual's birth, or at the beginning of an enterprise or event, because the alignments of the heavens at that moment were thought to determine the nature of the subject in question.^ During birth the horoscope of the child is immediately calculated by astrologers.
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^ It is the heartfelt faith that the cosmos is divinely ordered and governed, and that everything which happens in the heavens and which is calculable stands, mysteriously, in close relation to the events on earth.
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One of the defining characteristics of this form of astrology that makes it distinct from other traditions is the computation of the degree of the Eastern horizon rising against the backdrop of the ecliptic at the specific moment under examination, otherwise known as the ascendant. .Horoscopic astrology is the most influential and widespread form of astrology in Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East.^ Advocates of this type of astrology emphasize time and again that a horoscope can never really predict what will happen to a person, but that it merely gives information in the form of a mirror-image of dispositions.
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^ Currently, the most widespread form of astrology is the popular one which presents itself both in daily newspapers and in special esoteric periodicals.
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.Medieval and most modern Western traditions of astrology have Hellenistic origins.^ Egypt The sources which are able to inform us about the Egyptian astrology date back, for the most part, no earlier than to the Hellenistic period.
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^ Similarly for Antoine Faivre [78] and Wouter Hanegraaff, [79] modern astrology is a part of western esoterica.
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^ The existing works on the subject place modern astrology in the context of western esoterica.
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Horoscope

18th century Icelandic manuscript showing astrological houses and glyphs for planets and signs.
.Central to horoscopic astrology and its branches is the calculation of the horoscope or astrological chart.^ The horoscope: Central to horoscopic astrology and its branches is the calculation of the horoscope or astrological chart.
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^ Astrology charts, daily horoscopes & astrology resources .
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^ Central to horoscopic astrology and its branches is the calculation of the horoscope or astrological chart.
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.This two-dimensional diagrammatic representation shows the celestial bodies' apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place.^ This is a diagrammatic representation in 2 dimensions of the celestial bodies' apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place.
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^ This two-dimensional diagrammatic representation shows the celestial bodies' apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place.
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^ In modern times astrologers have tended to rely on data drawn up by astronomers and set out in a set of tables called an ephemeris which shows the changing positions of the heavenly bodies through time.
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.The horoscope is also divided into twelve different celestial houses which govern different areas of life.^ A clear order is first established when the wide ribbon of the annual course of the sun is divided into twelve equal parts at 30° each.
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^ We still find this combination of zodiac signs and decades in horoscopes in some periodicals, when the predictions for individuals born under a particular sign are divided again into three parts.
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.Calculations performed in casting a horoscope involve arithmetic and simple geometry which serve to locate the apparent position of heavenly bodies on desired dates and times based on astronomical tables.^ The horoscope alone, which is gained through astronomical calculation and which provides the basis for every interpretation, suggests a very differentiated predisposition for each person.
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^ Certainly, with this Sumerian and ancient Babylonian identification of "God" and "star," we cannot yet speak of astrology, for the latter presupposes a mathematical calculation of the heavenly bodies as well.
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^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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.In ancient Hellenistic astrology the ascendant demarcated the first celestial house of a horoscope.^ In ancient Hellenistic astrology the ascendant demarcated the first celestial house of a horoscope.
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^ First House in Indian astrology .
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^ The birth of Astrology is credited to ancient Babylonians who used astrology to chart the recurrence of seasons and other celestial happenings.
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.The word for the ascendant in Greek was horoskopos from which horoscope derives.^ The word horoscope goes back to the Greek and means roughly: "looking into the hour."
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.In modern times, the word has come to refer to the astrological chart as a whole.^ In modern times, the word has come to refer to the astrological chart as a whole.
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^ There are many words used synonymously for horoscope, including astro chart, star chart, astrological chart and so on, but they perform the same function.

^ According to Steve, after three decades of quietly applying astrological concepts to his discussion of demography and business trends, it was time to come clean.
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Branches

.Traditions of horoscopic astrology can be divided into four branches that are each directed towards specific subjects or purposes.^ We still find this combination of zodiac signs and decades in horoscopes in some periodicals, when the predictions for individuals born under a particular sign are divided again into three parts.
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^ The transition from esoteric astrology to practical horoscope interpretation is thus indefinite, and it is difficult to determine exactly where esoterically motivated horoscope interpretation crosses over into a popular astrology with its everyday forecasts.
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Often these branches use a unique set of techniques, or a different application of the core principles of the system to a different area. .Many other subsets and applications of astrology are derived from these four fundamental branches.^ Many other subsets and applications of astrology are derived from these four fundamental branches.
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^ Gives information regarding the psychological applications of astrology and aspects of the four elements -- air, water, earth and fire.
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^ Horoscopic Zodiac Astrology can be divided into four major branches: Natal Zodiac Astrology : the study of a person's natal chart.
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.Natal astrology is the study of a person's natal chart to gain information about the individual and their life experience.^ But as long as a "natural" astrology – the astrologia naturalis – gave information about weather or found application in medicine, it was allowed.
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^ Here the question of astrology’s truth will, in the future as well, remain a matter of personal experience and decision—as is the case in of every religious teaching.
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^ Horoscopes were produced for the time of birth and in consideration of the birthplace, which were supposed to provide information about the course of one’s life and predispositions.
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Katarchic astrology includes both electional and event astrology. .The former uses astrology to determine the most auspicious moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking, and the latter to understand everything about an event from the time at which it took place.^ I even went to online chat with so called "Jenna" who said she had a strong link with me and could determine everything about me from the information I had already sent.

^ I actually am a big believer in astrology but after this experience I think it's about time I rethink my belief.

^ According to the Irish Times, the signing took place at… Acolt Communication .

.Horary astrology is used to answer a specific question by studying the chart of the moment the question is posed to an astrologer.^ Terry employs people to answer emails He uses a software program to generate Astrology Reports The company is located in Winsted, CT .

^ Neeti Ray at Astrology Expressed has introduced me and her readers to a fun interview-style game in which she answered five astrology-related questions posed to her by Fabienne Lopez at Astrology Unboxed.

^ The Gochara or transit is studied based on the position from the natal moon.A combination of the solar return chart and gochara should be used for predictions.

Mundane or world astrology is the application of astrology to world events, including weather, earthquakes, and the rise and fall of empires or religions. .This includes the Astrological Ages, such as the Age of Aquarius, Age of Pisces, and so on.^ And she also explained the imminent "Second Coming" astrologically in terms of the imminent "Age of Aquarius.
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.Each age is about 2,150 years in length, and many people use these massive ages to characterise and describe major historical ages, as well as current developments in the world.^ I have consulted for many people throughout the world, may of whom are rather well known, and it is in fact because of this that I was in Europe for a few days recently - to participate in and host a number of conferences.

^ Also in connection with new religious movements and in the framework of Christianity, but in the framework of spiritual interpretations of the natural sciences as well, astrology has again become current in the past years and decades.
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^ The catechism describes the conscious use of these powers as harmful and in contradiction to the Christian faith.
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History

15th century image from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry showing projected correlations between areas of the body and the zodiacal signs.
.Many believe that the origins of much of the astrological doctrine and method that would later develop in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East are found among the ancient Babylonians and their system of celestial omens that began to be compiled around the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE.[20] They believe this system of celestial omens later spread, either directly or indirectly through the Babylonians and Assyrians, to other areas such as the Middle East, and Greece, where it merged with pre-existing indigenous forms of astrology.^ The format is from a meme that was originally posted by Sunday Stealing and then modified for astrologers and astrology-lovers by Learning Curve on the Ecliptic.

^ The signing of such an act has in some other countries been found to provide the basis for an authentic national horoscope.

[21] .Thus, Babylonian astrology migrated to Greece, initially as early as the middle of the 4th century BCE, and then around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE, after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of decanic astrology to create horoscopic astrology.^ The emergence of Egyptian astrology thus lies around the middle of the third millennium BC, as can also be conjectured of the Sumerian-Babylonian astrology.
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^ In the sixth century AD, Rhetorios appears in the Byzantine Empire as a compiler of the astrological tradition, following especially the Egyptian-Hellenistic line.
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^ Empirical astrology is thus the third path which astrology takes in the twentieth century.
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.This new form of astrology, which appears to have originated in Alexandrian Egypt, spread across the ancient world into Europe, the Middle East, and India with varying degrees of influence.^ Ancient Egypt also lays claim to being astrology’s land of origin.
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^ In this Hellenistic period, astrology has already coagulated into a fixed world view.
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^ Origins In the course of its almost five thousand-year history within the framework of European cultures, astrology developed just gradually into a comprehensive world view with divinatory intentions.
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Before the modern era

Hand-colored version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888).
.The differentiation between astronomy and astrology varied from place to place; they were strongly linked in ancient India,[22] ancient Babylonia and medieval Europe, but separated to an extent in the Hellenistic world.^ Flashbacks Astrology, Destiny, Past Lives And Various Theories And Applications Victims And Their Victims aka The People They Blame: Er… Neptune, Pluto- The Usual Suspects Blame The Victim?

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The first semantic distinction between astrology and astronomy was given in the 11th century by the Persian astronomer, Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī[23] (see astrology and astronomy).
.The pattern of astronomical knowledge gained from astrological endeavours has been historically repeated across numerous cultures, from ancient India through the classical Maya civilization to medieval Europe.^ The horoscope alone, which is gained through astronomical calculation and which provides the basis for every interpretation, suggests a very differentiated predisposition for each person.
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Given this historical contribution, astrology has been called a protoscience along with disciplines such as alchemy.
Astrology was not without criticism before the modern era; it was often challenged by Hellenistic skeptics, church authorities, and medieval Muslim astronomers, such as Al-Farabi (Alpharabius), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī, Avicenna and Averroes. .Their reasons for refuting astrology were often due to both scientific (the methods used by astrologers being conjectural rather than empirical) and religious (conflicts with orthodox Islamic scholars) reasons.^ Gerhard Voss is of the opinion that astrology does not belong to the magical practices, and that it can be used with critical reason.
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^ But even if it were recognized through empirical results, theoretical conclusions which conflict with currently accepted scientific methods would follow.
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^ Had I not used Google to find this and the rip off reports on Jenna I'd have woken up in the morning feeling worse than I do for being so naive in the first place.

[24] Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (1292–1350), in his Miftah Dar al-SaCadah, used empirical arguments in astronomy in order to refute astrology and divination.[25]
.Many prominent thinkers, philosophers and scientists, such as Galen, Paracelsus, Girolamo Cardan, Nicolaus Copernicus, Taqi al-Din, Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Carl Jung and others, practiced or significantly contributed to astrology.^ But there is another branch of astrology, not practiced by many, that requires a high degree of skill and intensive training in its own right: medical astrology.

[26][27]

Modern approaches

.Several innovations have occurred in astrological practice in modern times.^ Paradoxically, some of these emperors banned the practice of astrology several times within the city-limits of Rome.
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^ As a matter of fact, these influences will place you in a rare astrological Transit which will not occur again in your skies before a very long time.

Western

.During the middle of the 20th century, Alfred Witte and, following him, Reinhold Ebertin pioneered the use of midpoints (see midpoint (astrology)) in horoscopic analysis.^ A review of what transpired during this sixteen year period reveals an uncanny fit with the astrology of the horoscope.

^ FutureScopes.com is a great astrology and new age website - full of interesting and useful articles and offering a wonderful links section to some wonderful astrology horoscope sites.

.From the 1930s to the 1980s, astrologers including Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene and Stephen Arroyo pioneered the use of astrology for psychological analysis, with some following the lead of psychologists like Carl Jung.^ Father Voss believes that some things esoteric, like astrology, also belong in Christian theology.
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^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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^ FutureScopes.com is a great astrology and new age website - full of interesting and useful articles and offering a wonderful links section to some wonderful astrology horoscope sites.

In the 1930s, Don Neroman developed and popularised in Europe a form of Locational Astrology under the name of "Astrogeography." In the 1970s, American astrologer Jim Lewis developed and popularized a different approach under the name of Astrocartography. Both methods purport to identify varying life conditions through differences in location.

Vedic (Hindu astrology)

Indian astrology uses a different zodiac than Western astrology and is a branch of Vedic science.[28][29] In India, there is a long-established widespread belief in astrology, and it is commonly used for daily life, foremost with regard to marriages, and secondarily with regard to career and electional and karmic astrology.[30][31] In the 1960s, H.R. Seshadri Iyer, introduced a system including the concepts of yogi and avayogi. It generated interest with research oriented astrologers in the West. .From the early 1990s, Indian vedic astrologer and author, V.K. Choudhry has created and developed the Systems' Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes, a simplified system of Jyotish (predictive astrology)[32] The system, also known as "SA", helps those who are trying to learn Jyotisha.^ EVERYONE wants to hear that because everyone who turns to astrology wants to learn if better future will come.

^ The delinetation of astrological influences as per the Systems' Approach is emphasised for educational purposes.

^ And this is valid not only for those who have Sun in Virgo, but also if other essential points of the horoscope, like ascendent or the Moon, are placed in the sign.

.The late K. S. Krishnamurti developed the Krishnamurti Paddhati system based on the analysis of the stars (nakshatras), by sub-dividing the stars in the ratio of the dasha of the concerned planets.^ Thus, the zodiac was populated by a multitude of gods and demons which were not, or not only, connected to the planets or fixed stars, but which occupied the systematically divided areas of the sky.
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The system is also known as "KP" and "sub theory". In 2001, Indian scientists and politicians debated and critiqued a proposal to use state money to fund research into Vedic astrology.[33]

Effects on world culture

.Astrology has had a profound influence over the past few thousand years on Western and Eastern cultures.^ Main article: Cultural influence of astrology Astrology has had a profound influence over the past few thousand years on Western and Eastern cultures.
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^ Vedic Astrology has been around for thousands of years.
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^ Astrology is an art, a science, a language, and a tool that humans have used for thousands of years to increase their awareness of their connection to the universe.
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.In the Middle Ages, when the educated of the time believed in astrology, the system of heavenly spheres and bodies was believed to reflect on the system of knowledge and the world itself below.^ Certainly, with this Sumerian and ancient Babylonian identification of "God" and "star," we cannot yet speak of astrology, for the latter presupposes a mathematical calculation of the heavenly bodies as well.
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^ All of these forms of astrology have much in common: the heavenly bodies and nature on earth are filled with gods, demons, and spirits.
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^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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.Belief in astrology holds firm today in many parts of the world: in one poll, 31% of Americans expressed a belief in astrology and, according to another study, 39% considered it scientific.^ On the one hand, this serious astrology builds, in part, upon very sophisticated empirical studies whose results, yet, remain scientifically disputed.
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^ The Englishwoman Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) wrote one of the books fundamental to the world view of modern astrology under the title Esoteric Astrology [48].
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^ But there is another branch of astrology, not practiced by many, that requires a high degree of skill and intensive training in its own right: medical astrology.

[34][35]
.Astrology has had an influence on both language and literature.^ It speaks for the vast influence of astrology in both great confessions that Luther’s horoscope led to a heated debate between Protestant and Roman Catholic astrologers.
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.For example, influenza, from medieval Latin influentia meaning influence, was so named because doctors once believed epidemics to be caused by unfavorable planetary and stellar influences.^ For example, influenza, from medieval Latin influentia meaning influence, was so named because doctors once believed epidemics to be caused by unfavorable planetary and stellar influences.
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^ They actually believe that the names the Greeks arbitrarily gave to the planets mean something.

^ Personal Astrology Profile The Real You Reading Planetary Influence Profile TAROT Card of the Day: Fool Learn the meaning of this card so that you can interpret it’s impact in your spreads.
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[36]. .The word "disaster" comes from the Italian disastro, derived from the negative prefix dis- and from Latin aster "star", thus meaning "ill-starred"[37] Adjectives "lunatic" (Luna/Moon), "mercurial" (Mercury), "venereal" (Venus), "martial" (Mars), "jovial" (Jupiter/Jove), and "saturnine" (Saturn) are all old words used to describe personal qualities said to resemble or be highly influenced by the astrological characteristics of the planet, some of which are derived from the attributes of the ancient Roman gods they are named after.^ Some are no-brainers, like red being associated with the planet Mars and the sign Aries (which is “ruled” by Mars) -- the war god evokes blood, anger (seeing red), the red planet, even the iron (oxide) of weaponry, which is also the source of blood’s color.

^ Looking at Karloff’s chart , we see nothing else in Sag to reinforce that almost home-free-all Sun, but a vivid close conjunction of Jupiter/Mercury in Scorpio, as if… .

^ (Seated at a large rectangular table are assembled the following characters: Sun and Moon beside each other; Venus at Moon’s right side; Mercury at Sun’s left; Earth; Saturn; Uranus; Mars at 90 degrees from Venus; Pluto; Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune, directly across from Mars.

.In literature, many writers, notably Geoffrey Chaucer[38][39][40] and William Shakespeare,[41][42] used astrological symbolism to add subtlety and nuance to the description of their characters' motivation(s).^ Many astrological symbols were already common in some currents of Judaism and flowed quite naturally into Christianity.
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More recently, Michael Ward has proposed that C.S. Lewis imbued his Chronicles of Narnia with the characteristics and symbols of the seven heavens. .Often, an understanding of astrological symbolism is needed to fully appreciate such literature.^ Often, an understanding of astrological symbolism is needed to fully appreciate such literature.
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^ In literature, many writers, notably Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare, used astrological symbolism to add subtlety and nuance to the description of their characters' motivation(s).
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^ I excelled in life having such a strong woman and I didn’t even fully appreciate that fact about her.
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Some modern thinkers, notably Carl Jung,[43] believe in astrology's descriptive powers regarding the mind without necessarily subscribing to its predictive claims. In education astrology is reflected in the university education of medieval Europe, which was divided into seven distinct areas, each represented by a particular planet and known as the seven liberal arts. Dante Alighieri speculated that these arts, which grew into the sciences we know today, fitted the same structure as the planets. .In music the best known example of astrology's influence is in the orchestral suite called "The Planets" by the British composer Gustav Holst, the framework of which is based upon the astrological symbolism of the planets.^ First it is important to note that astrologers in all epochs rely first of all upon experience when they put forth justification for astrology.
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^ This psychological astrology thus relies upon the personal experience in direct dialogue between client and astrologer.
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^ Some astrologers and also psychologists after him took this up, for example, the well-known psychoanalyst Fritz Riemann [54].
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Astrology and science

Pseudoscientific concepts
Claims
Measurable correlations can be reliably found between the position of the planets and personality and human events.
Related scientific disciplines
Astronomy, Psychology
Year proposed
antiquity
Original proponents
ancient priests and astrologers
Subsequent proponents
Philip Berg, Michel Gauquelin, Linda Goodman, Liz Greene, Alan Leo, Sydney Omarr, Joan Quigley, Jackie Stallone, Athena Starwoman, Shelley von Strunckel, Richard Tarnas
.By the time of Francis Bacon and the scientific revolution, newly emerging scientific disciplines acquired a method of systematic empirical induction based upon experimental observations.^ On the one hand, this serious astrology builds, in part, upon very sophisticated empirical studies whose results, yet, remain scientifically disputed.
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^ But even if it were recognized through empirical results, theoretical conclusions which conflict with currently accepted scientific methods would follow.
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^ From this time on, we can speak of an astrology in the sense of a combination of scientific observation and reverence of the stars as gods.
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[44] .At this point, astrology and astronomy began to diverge; astronomy became one of the central sciences while astrology was increasingly viewed as an occult science or superstition by natural scientists.^ At this point, astrology and astronomy began to diverge; astronomy became one of the central sciences while astrology was increasingly viewed as an occult science or superstition by natural scientists.
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^ Scientists consider astrology a pseudoscience or superstition.
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^ A more definitive split between astrology and astronomy the West took place gradually in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when astrology was increasingly thought of as an occult science or superstition by the intellectual elite.
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For example, Christiaan Huygens wrote in his Cosmotheoros: "And as for the Judicial Astrology, that pretends to foretel what is to come, it is such a ridiculous, and oftentimes mischievous Folly, that I do not think it fit to be so much as named."[45] .This separation accelerated through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.^ This separation accelerated through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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^ First of all it must be said that in the eighteenth century—as a matter of fact not definitively until the beginning of the nineteenth—astrology disappeared from recognized science and recognized Christian theology.
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^ Esoteric astrology The increased precision of scientific methods and a theology dedicated to rationality are to be credited with the fact that astrology is excluded from recognized culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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[46]
.Contemporary scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking regard astrology as unscientific,[47][48] and those such as Andrew Fraknoi of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have labeled it a pseudoscience.^ One can object here immediately: if astrology is so plain to see, then why are so few contemporary scientists convinced of it?
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[49] .In 1975, the American Humanist Association characterized those who have faith in astrology as doing so "in spite of the fact that there is no verified scientific basis for their beliefs, and indeed that there is strong evidence to the contrary".[50] Astronomer Carl Sagan was unwilling to sign the statement, not because he felt astrology was valid, but because he found the statement's tone authoritarian.^ Now, the empirical research is the attempt to provide astrology with a basis measuring up to current scientific requirements.
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^ EVERYONE wants to hear that because everyone who turns to astrology wants to learn if better future will come.

^ Because of the water pouring from the jug, it’s easy to associate it with the Water signs even though it’s an Air sign.

[51][52] .Sagan stated that he would instead have been willing to sign a statement describing and refuting the principal tenets of astrological belief, which he believed would have been more persuasive and would have produced less controversy than the circulated statement.^ Don't blame yourself: we are just humans and we need to believe in something more than only real stuff.

^ Just entered cardinal sign Libra, which is less dithering than Virgo (mutable) and more decisive and proactive.

[53]
.Although astrology has not been considered a science for some time, it has been the subject of considerable research by astrologers since the beginning of the twentieth century.^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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^ Paradoxically, some of these emperors banned the practice of astrology several times within the city-limits of Rome.
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^ Empirical astrology is thus the third path which astrology takes in the twentieth century.
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In their study of twentieth-century research into natal astrology, former astrologer turned astrology critic Geoffrey Dean, and coauthors, documented this burgeoning research activity performed primarily within the astrological community.[54]

Research

The Mars effect: relative frequency of the diurnal position of Mars in the birth chart of eminent athletes.
Studies have repeatedly failed to demonstrate statistically significant relationships between astrological predictions and operationally-defined outcomes.[7][55] .Effect size tests of astrology-based hypotheses conclude that the mean accuracy of astrological predictions is no greater than what is expected by chance.^ This is your chance to rearrange the pieces and players in your life with greater ease than normal.

^ I stupidly responded to a professional looking astrology site for Jenna the Astrologer - my money was debited from my card but no report was sent to me and no response to any emails.

.For example, when testing for cognitive, behavioral, physical and other variables, one study of 2000 astrological "time twins" born within minutes of each other did not show a celestial influence on human characteristics.^ One will be that she is trying to find your "astrological twin" and another will be another transit period which will last 6 months (which deals with the moon).

^ As a matter of fact, these influences will place you in a rare astrological Transit which will not occur again in your skies before a very long time.

[56] .It has been suggested that other statistical research is often wrongly seen as evidence for astrology due to uncontrolled artifacts.^ In the current age, astrology’s right to existence is often called into question because it is viewed as wrongly understood science, as superstitiously interpreted astronomy.
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Experimental psychologists have suggested that several different effects can contribute to perception of astrological accuracy. .One observed tendency is known as the confirmation bias, whereby people who are given a set of multiple predictions tend to remember more of the accurate predictions ("hits") than the inaccurate ones ("misses").^ Hey...I've read a lot of the comments and I seem to be one of the only people out there who was able to LEAD Jenna on.

^ Subsequent people who contacted me were not suitable and i grew ever despondent with it and the false hope she had given me, which in turn knocked my confidence.

^ To arrive at accurate predictions and forecasts based on horoscope one needs to study the transit in parallel with the Solar Return Chart.

Consequently, people tend to recall the set of predictions as being more accurate than it actually was. .A second psychological phenomenon is known as the Forer effect, which refers to a tendency for individuals to give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that are presented to them as tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.^ DecisionCare presents below a series of articles pointing to solar eclipse effect on individual zodiac signs.

.When astrological predictions turn out to correspond with some phenomena but not with others, the recollected integrity of these predictions may stem in part from confirmation bias.^ It turns my stomach to think that there are other vulnerable people out there who will not be so fortunate and will be mugged by this woman .

^ There are good and decent people out there and some genuine and honest astrologers are amongst them.

When predictions use vague language, their individualized appearance may be partially attributable to the Forer effect.
.The French psychologist and statistician who devoted his life to the attempt to demonstrate the validity of certain fundamentals of astrology, Michel Gauquelin, wrote that he had found correlations between some planetary positions and certain human traits such as vocations.^ The most comprehensive and well-known attempt to date to find some—and even the smallest—clue which would verify astrology through statistical investigations was carried out in the 1970s by the French psychologist Michel Gauquelin.
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^ The signing of such an act has in some other countries been found to provide the basis for an authentic national horoscope.

^ Here's a brief video that sheds some light on the warrior planet's ancient upheaval.Michelle Piller, Starstruck Astrology .

[58] .Gauquelin's most widely known concept is the Mars effect, which denotes a correlation between the planet Mars occupying certain positions in the sky more often at the birth of eminent sports champions than at the birth of ordinary people.^ Here’s an assessment of the practical effects of this set of transits so far: Transiting Mars conjunct ascendant In Planets in Transit, Robert Hand writes: The… .

A similar idea is explored by Richard Tarnas in his work Cosmos and Psyche, in which he examines correspondences between planetary alignments and historically significant events and individuals. Since its original publication in 1955, the Mars effect has been the subject of critical studies and skeptical publications which aim to refute it,[59][60][61] and of studies in fringe journals used to support or expand the original ideas.[62][63] Gauquelin's research has not received mainstream scientific notice.

Obstacles to research

The Ptolemaic system depicted by Andreas Cellarius, 1660/61
.Astrologers have argued that there are significant obstacles in carrying out scientific research into astrology today, including lack of funding,[64][65] lack of background in science and statistics by astrologers,[66] and insufficient expertise in astrology by research scientists and skeptics.^ I told her that i was skeptical about this whole astrologer thing and there were too much charlatans out there.

^ There are good and decent people out there and some genuine and honest astrologers are amongst them.

[64][65][67] .Some astrologers have argued that few practitioners today pursue scientific testing of astrology because they feel that working with clients on a daily basis provides personal validation for their clients.^ The signing of such an act has in some other countries been found to provide the basis for an authentic national horoscope.

^ To identify the issues and problems and work on the solutions, rather then allowing things to continue as they have been, or a quick fix to… AstroSutra - The Best Free Astrology Learning Resources .

[65][68]
Another argument made by astrologers is that most studies of astrology do not reflect the nature of astrological practice and that the scientific method does not apply to astrology.[69][70] Some astrology proponents argue that the prevailing attitudes and motives of many opponents of astrology introduce conscious or unconscious bias in the formulation of hypotheses to be tested, the conduct of the tests, and the reporting of results.[7][26][50][67][71]

Mechanism

Early geometry was connected to the divine for most medieval scholars. The compass in this 13th century manuscript is a symbol of God's act of creation via the divine or perfect circle.
Astrologers have not presented consistent explanations of physical mechanisms underlying astrological beliefs,[72][73] and few modern astrologers believe in a direct causal relationship between heavenly bodies and earthly events.[65] An editorial published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific reports no evidence for a scientifically defined mechanism by which celestial objects can influence terrestrial affairs.[7] Researchers have posited acausal, purely correlative, relationships between astrological observations and events, such as the theory of synchronicity proposed by Carl Jung.[74] .Others have posited a basis in divination.^ Others have posited a basis in divination.
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[75] Others have argued that empirical correlations stand on their own epistemologically, and do not need the support of any theory or mechanism.[67] To some observers, these non-mechanistic concepts raise serious questions about the feasibility of validating astrology through scientific testing, and some have gone so far as to reject the applicability of the scientific method to astrology entirely.[67] .Some astrologers, on the other hand, believe that astrology is amenable to the scientific method, given sufficiently sophisticated analytical methods, and they cite pilot studies to support this view.^ This concept more than any other has the power to invoke all sorts of impassioned reactions when the study of astrology is in the spotlight.

[76] .Consequently, several astrologers have called for or advocated continuing studies of astrology based on statistical validation.^ Consequently, several astrologers have called for or advocated continuing studies of astrology based on statistical validation.
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^ A practitioner of astrology is called an astrologer.
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^ In their study of twentieth-century research into natal astrology, astrology critics Geoffrey Dean and coauthors documented this burgeoning research activity, primarily within the astrological community.
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Further reading

  • Roger Beck, A Brief History of Ancient Astrology, Blackwell (2007)

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.Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs in which knowledge of the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters.^ But as long as a "natural" astrology – the astrologia naturalis – gave information about weather or found application in medicine, it was allowed.
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^ For example, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) argues in defense of astrology: "Belief in the aspects (the positions of the heavenly bodies is meant) is conferred above all by experience, which is so clear that only someone who has not examined it with their own eyes can deny it.
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^ Advocates of this type of astrology emphasize time and again that a horoscope can never really predict what will happen to a person, but that it merely gives information in the form of a mirror-image of dispositions.
  • Astrology: Between Religion and the Empirical 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.esoteric.msu.edu [Source type: Original source]

.A practitioner of astrology is called an astrologer, or, less often, an astrologist.^ In the current age, astrology’s right to existence is often called into question because it is viewed as wrongly understood science, as superstitiously interpreted astronomy.
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^ Both he and Valens, as astrologers, criticized other practitioners for either shoddy methods or deliberate deception, posing their forms of divination as astrology.
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^ The rivalry between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic kingdoms may be reflected in the astrologers’ varying attributions of the origins of astrology to Egyptians or Babylonians (called the Chaldaeans).
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  • [Mrs. O reads her horoscope.]
    Mrs. O: You have green, scaly skin, and a soft yellow underbelly with a series of fin-like ridges running down your spine and tail. Although lizardlike in shape, you can grow anything up to thirty feet in length with huge teeth that can bite off great rocks and trees. You inhabit arid, subtropical zones, and you wear spectacles.
    Mrs. Trepidatious: It's very good about the spectacles.
    Mrs. O: It's amazing!
  • Amusingly, it falls foul of our modern taboo against lazy stereotyping. .How would we react if a newspaper published a daily columm that read something like this: "Germans: It is in your nature to be hard-working and methodical, which should serve you well at work today.^ See how you and the people in your life are "flirting with Venus" - unconsciously shifting into "flirt mode" when in the presence of the oppposite sex, or when they "act to attract" something they desire.
    • Astrology Zine - Astrology and Tarot 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.astrologyzine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You might like the system because it makes it easier to remember the meanings of the Tarot cards - and can also triple the "vocabulary" of the Tarot when compared to not reading reversed cards differently.
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    ^ Today, everyone can look up their horoscope for the day or week in a newspaper and check how accurate the character descriptions and forecasts are.
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    .In your personal relationships, especially this evening, you will need to curb your natural tendency to obey orders.^ Jade, you need precise and deep knowledge of all of the implications of this Transit in order to get the very best out of it's chances and opportunities.

    ^ In order for me to help you in this transit, I need you to submit your personal information so I can read your stars more.

    ^ You wrote with an amazingly broad perspective and with insight into human nature made all the more compelling by putting your inner struggles on exhibit.

    Chinese: Inscrutability has many advantages, but it may be your undoing today. .British: Your stiff upper lip may serve you well in business dealings, but try to relax and let yourself go in your social life.^ I know that at the moment you ask yourself many different questions about many different things in your life.

    ^ Would you like to get off to a flying start to 2010 by getting some advice about some aspect of your life?

    ^ Indeed, in a very short time you will find yourself in the glare of several powerful astrological influences, I told you that this period is generally an intense astrological period but for you it will be different because the Transit which you will be living through will be a very powerful time with very decisive consequences in your life.

    .
  • Astrology is a disease, not a science.^ Among other reasons, astrology is therefore also not a recognized science.
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    ^ Astrology – Science or Superstition?
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    • Moses ben Maimon, 1135 to 1204, Jewish philosopher

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  • I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.

In Popular Culture

.Penny: I'm a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know.^ You are closer to this fantasy than you know.
  • Holiday Matthis Horoscope 30 January 2010 2:18 UTC www.creators.com [Source type: General]

^ If you think that you know your mate well enough over a few days/months of courtship sorry you couldn't have got it more wrong.
  • Horoscope Matching | horoscope compatibility | compatibility horoscope| vedic Indian horoscope matching | Tamil horoscope match 30 January 2010 2:18 UTC www.soothsayers-india.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I too was scammed by Jenna - she probably is a psychic - she knows how to entice you to donate money to her!!


Sheldon: Yes... it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun's apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.
Penny: Participate in the what?

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.ASTROLOGY, the ancient art or science of divining the fate and future of human beings from indications given by the positions of the stars (sun, moon and planets).^ Natural astrology predicts the weather from the positions of the planets, especially the moon.
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^ The major influences come from the stars, the sun, the moon and the planets.
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^ The supposed science which determines the influence of the stars, especially of the five older planets, on the fate of man ( astrologia judiciaria ; mundane, or judicial astrology) or on the changes of the weather ( astrologia naturalis ; natural astrology) according to certain fixed rules dependent upon the controlling position of stars (constallations aspects) at the time under consideration.
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.The belief in a connexion between the heavenly bodies and the life of man has played an important part in human history.^ The history of astrology is an important part of the history of the development of civilization, it goes back to the early days of the human race .
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^ According to him, the heavenly bodies affect the physical condition of humans and the sensual inclinations.
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^ Likewise, every human body, every organ, every larger body part, and each of the further subdivisions into which it was divided was assigned to a god of a zodiac sign, a decade-god, or a monomoiriai-god.
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.For long ages astronomy and astrology (which might be called astromancy, on the same principle as "chiromancy") were identified; and a distinction is made between "natural astrology," which predicts the motions of the heavenly bodies, eclipses, &c., and "judicial astrology," which studies the influence of the stars on human destiny.^ Astrology (from Greek ἄστρον, astron, "constellation, star"; and -λογία, -logia, "the study of") is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters.
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^ Johns, New Foundland - Astrology Works with Georgium Sidus Georgium Sidus, an accredited and experienced Astrologer, has studied the effects of the universe on human behavior for the last three decades.
  • Astrology classes taught locally-astrology classes listed by city and state in the U.S. and city and country Internationally. 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.findastrologer.com [Source type: General]

^ There are special lessons devoted to the relationship between your Vedic chart and your ayurvedic body type, remedial measures (for example the best gemstones and colours to wear) and to Hindu predictive astrology.
  • Astrology Courses - Take astrology courses by correspondence for fun or professional certification 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.findastrologer.com [Source type: General]

Isidore of Seville (d. .636) is one of the first to distinguish between astronomy and astrology; nor did astronomy begin to rid itself of astrology till the 16th century, when, with the system of Copernicus, the conviction that the earth itself is one of the heavenly bodies was finally established.^ The other configuration was present at times of rebirth including the beginning of the Age of the Renaissance (late 15th and 16th centuries).

^ Main article: History of astrology 15th century image from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry showing believed relations between areas of the body and the zodiacal signs.
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^ Joining ISAR puts one in the company of the premier astrologers throughout the world who are on the cutting edge of professional astrology as it enters the 21st century....
  • A Plethora of Metaphysical/Personal Growth Sites - Astrology 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dianebrandon.com [Source type: General]

.The study of astromancy and the belief in it, as part of astronomy, is found in a developed form among the ancient Babylonians, and directly or indirectly through the Babylonians spread to other nations.^ The evidences for astrologic demonology in ancient Israel , when the nation was affected by Hellenism and Babylonian decadence, are found in the latter part of the "Book of the Secrets of Henoch"-- the "Book of the Course of the Lights of Heaven "-- as also previously in the fourth section which treats of Henoch's wanderings "through the secret the places of the world".
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^ The origins of much of the astrological doctrine and method that would later develop in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East are found among the ancient Babylonians and their system of celestial omens that began to be compiled around the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE. This system of celestial omens later spread either directly or indirectly through the Babylonians and Assyrians to other areas such as India, Middle East, and Greece where it merged with pre-existing indigenous forms of astrology.
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^ After the overthrow of the Assyro-Babylonian Empire, the priests of those regions found refuge in Greece and spread their astrological teachings by word of mouth and writing.
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.It came to Greece about the middle of the 4th century B.C., and reached Rome before the opening of the Christian era.^ This Babylonian astrology came to Greece initially as early as the middle of the 4th century BCE, and then around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of decanic astrology to create horoscopic astrology.
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^ Divination of all sorts had flourished in Greece before the Hellenistic era.
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.In India and China astronomy and astrology are largely reflections of Greek theories and speculations; and similarly with From Exercises, by T. Blundeville.^ Before Alexander’s conquest, the practice of astronomy and astrology in Babylon flourished but was not yet of much interest to the Greek thinkers.
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^ India influenced and aided the development of astrology in ancient China , both India and Mesopotamia that of the Medes and Persians .
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^ This work occupied in astrology as important a position as that which the same author's Megale Euntaxis (also called "Almagest"), held in the science of astronomy before the appearance of the Copernican theory.
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FIG. 3. - Mariner's Astrolabe, A.D. 1 594. Made of brass, or of heavy wood: it varied in size from a few inches to I ft. in diameter.
marvel of convenience and the introduction of .Greek culture into Egypt, both astronomy and astrology were actively cultivated in the region of the Nile during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.^ The world view of astrology in the Hellenistic period As Alexander the Great conquers the orient and large parts of the Mediterranean region in the fourth century BC and unites them into one empire, a lively cultural exchange takes place.
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^ Overall, the downside during this period is going to be significantly more than the up; but after that (Venus into Libra) all falls happily into place.
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^ In this Hellenistic period, astrology has already coagulated into a fixed world view.
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.Astrology was further developed by the Arabs from the 7th to the 13th century, and in the Europe of the 14th and 15th centuries astrologers were dominating influences at court.^ In their study of twentieth-century research into natal astrology, astrology critics Geoffrey Dean and coauthors documented this burgeoning research activity, primarily within the astrological community.
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^ Joining ISAR puts one in the company of the premier astrologers throughout the world who are on the cutting edge of professional astrology as it enters the 21st century....
  • A Plethora of Metaphysical/Personal Growth Sites - Astrology 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dianebrandon.com [Source type: General]

^ Psychological astrology In addition to theosophy, the developing psychology at the end of the nineteenth century also prepared the way for astrology.
  • Astrology: Between Religion and the Empirical 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.esoteric.msu.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Even up to the present day men of intellectual eminence like Dr Richard Garnett have convinced themselves that astromancy has a foundation of truth, just as there are still believers in chiromancy or other forms of divination.^ I am a huge fan of being cuddled and giving cuddles, there is something about having a hug that just warms up your soul and makes the dark cllouds dissapear, even if only for a moment.
  • Love Astrology ¤ Discover your love compatibility 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.love-astrology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (This “tropical” zodiac would become the standard in the Western practice of astrology up to present day.
  • Hellenistic Astrology [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The middle Platonists, many of whom believed themselves to be true expounders of Plato, were influenced by other schools of thought.
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.Dr Garnett ("A. G. Trent") insisted indeed that it was a mistake to confuse astrology with fortune-telling, and maintained that it was a "physical science just as much as geology," depending like them on ascertained facts, and grossly misrepresented by being connected with magic.^ But isn't astrology really just fortune telling?
  • ASTROLOGY TIME PATTERNS by Sanderson Beck 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only on the basis of this mysterious magical connection can astrology assume that the stars have something to do with the course of our lives, with our talents and weaknesses.
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^ In general, Iamblichus does not show much inclination for use of astrological techniques found in Ptolemy, Antiochus, and other astrologers, but he does believe that astrology is in fact a true science, though polluted by human errors (9.4).
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.Dr Garnett himself looked upon the study of biography in relation to the casting of horoscopes as an empirical investigation, but it is difficult in practice to keep the distinction clear, to judge by present-day text-books such as those of Dr Wilde (Primer of Astrology, &c.^ Tycho Brahe used a similar phrase to summarize his studies in astrology: suspiciendo despicio, "by looking up I see downward".
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^ Philo of Alexandria and various Jewish pseudepigraphical writers condemned the practice of astrology ( 1 Enoch , Sibylline Oracles ), while other texts accept portions of it and depict biblical figures such as Abraham and Noah as astrologers (cf.
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^ Astrology: Between Religion and the Empirical , a treatise on astrology by Dr. Gustav-Adolf Schoener, translated by Shane Denson.
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). .Dr Wilde insists on there being "nothing incongruous with the laws of nature in the theory that the sun, moon and stars influence men's physical bodies and conditions, seeing that man is made up of a physical part of the earth."^ Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.” by Emerson .
  • Love Astrology ¤ Discover your love compatibility 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.love-astrology.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The major influences come from the stars, the sun, the moon and the planets.
  • World Mysteries - Astrology, Horoscope, Biorhythm, Mind Reader and more... 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.world-mysteries.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How could people in those far-off times know so much about the conditions and factors that regulate the course of the vital processes and the character of the interaction between man and nature, particularly the influence of the celestial bodies, the Sun and Moon and the various radiation proceeding from outer space and the bowels of the earth, without any experiments or apparatus?

.There is an obvious tendency, however, for astromancy to be employed, like palmistry, as a means of imposing on the ignorant and credulous.^ However there is a tendency to be over aggressive and difficult for people around you in the first half of the year.
  • 2010 Horoscope - Astrology 2010 Forecast - Horoscopes 2010 - 2010 Astrology Report - Vedic Astrology 30 January 2010 2:18 UTC www.indastro.com [Source type: General]

.How far the more serious claim is likely to be revived in connexion with the renewal of research into the "occult" sciences generally, it is still too early to speculate; and it has to be recognized that such a point of view is opposed to the generally established belief that astrology is either mere superstition or absolute imposture, and that its former vogue was due either to deception or to the tyranny of an unscientific environment.^ Their division of the zodiac into twenty-eight houses of the moon is worthy of notice; this conception like all the rest of the fundamental beliefs of Hindu astrology, is to be found in the Rig-Veda.
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^ In their study of twentieth-century research into natal astrology, astrology critics Geoffrey Dean and coauthors documented this burgeoning research activity, primarily within the astrological community.
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^ Astrologers have argued that there are significant obstacles in carrying out scientific research into astrology today, including lack of funding, lack of background in science and statistics by astrologers, and insufficient expertise in astrology by research scientists and skeptics.
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.But if the progress of physical science has not prevented the rehabilitation of much of ancient alchemy by the later researches into chemical change, and if psychology now finds a place for explanations of spiritualism and witchcraft which involve the admission of the empirical facts under a new theory (as in the case of the diviningrod, &c.^ Immediately people began to include me in their community, very open and friendly, and I understand there is a very strong and ancient spiritual mythology attached to this place.
  • Clients of Locational Astrologer Julian Lee Review His Work 22 September 2009 11:30 UTC locational-astrologer.com [Source type: General]

^ If you travel the earth, you will find it is largely divided into two classes of people — people who say “I wonder why such and such is not done” and people who say “Now who is going to prevent me from doing that thing?” .

^ As an occult science astrology is holistic and based more on spiritual and psychological relations than on the physical mechanics, although it is anchored on the physical positions of the celestial bodies.
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), it is at least conceivable that some new .synthesis might once more justify part at all events of ancient and medieval astromancy, to the extent of admitting the empirical facts where provable, and substituting for the supposed influence of the stars as such, some deeper theory which would be consistent with an application to other forms of prophecy, and thus might reconcile the possibility of dipping into futurity with certain interrelations of the universe, different indeed from those assumed by astrological theory, but underlying and explaining it.^ When the partner's Suns are in Signs which are "square" (at a 90-degree angle) to each other, compromises are required to adjust to very different basic natures and goals, but this does not mean it is hopeless by any means - as those overly simplistic Sun Sign (or "star sign") compatibility charts might lead you to assume.
  • What's New at Star Signs Astrology Zine (c)2009 JDecember 21 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.astrologyzine.com [Source type: General]

^ Thus, from the perspective of someone in Iraq and the site of ancient Babylon, their "world was destroyed by fire" as forecast in this astrological prophecy (see Moira Timms' 'Beyond Prophecies and Predictions', pp.
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^ She not only lists significant astrological events, but explains them in detail, giving in-depth interpretations of the position of the planets within the houses and important planetary aspects.
  • Free Weekly Horoscopes, Weekly Horoscope Forecasts and Astrology Predictions 30 January 2010 2:18 UTC www.freehoroscopesastrology.com [Source type: General]

.If this is ever accomplished it will need the patient investigation of a number of empirical observations by competent students unbiassed by any parti pris - a difficult set of conditions to obtain; and even then no definite results may be achieved.^ But even if it were recognized through empirical results, theoretical conclusions which conflict with currently accepted scientific methods would follow.
  • Astrology: Between Religion and the Empirical 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.esoteric.msu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Set aside your perfectionist tendencies; you may not get it right the first, or even second, time.
  • Daily Horoscopes at WomansDay.com- Read Your Daily Love Horoscope Now 30 January 2010 2:18 UTC www.womansday.com [Source type: General]

^ Their bursaries, which can be quite substantial, are provided on an on-going basis, with no restriction to the number of awards any one astrologer may win.
  • HORARY: The Astrologer's Apprentice 22 September 2009 11:30 UTC www.johnfrawley.com [Source type: Original source]

.The history of astrology can now be traced back to ancient Babylonia, and indeed to the earliest phases of Babylonian history, i.e. to about 3000 B.C. In Babylonia as well as in Assyria as a direct offshoot of Babylonian culture (or as we might also term it "Euphratean" culture), astrology takes its place in the official cult as one of the two chief means at the disposal of the priests (who were called bare or "inspectors") for ascertaining the will and intention of the gods, the other being through the inspection of the liver of the sacrificial animal (see Omen).^ Astrology in other cultures 7.
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^ Astrology in other cultures Up to now, we have only considered astrology in the framework of European history.
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^ The History of Nadi astrology can be traced back to over 2000 years and above.
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.Just as this latter method of divination rested on a well-defined theory, to wit, that the liver was the seat of the soul of the animal and that the deity in accepting the sacrifice identified himself with the animal, whose "soul" was thus placed in complete accord with that of the god and therefore reflected the mind and will of the god, so astrology is based on a theory of divine government of the world, which in contrast to "liver" divination assumes at the start a more scientific or pseudo-scientific aspect.^ The gods and demons or divine powers belong completely to this world.
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^ See Is Astrology Scientific , for more on this approach.
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^ In contrast to the general Free Weekly Horoscopes which must be done without knowing the exact time and place of birth of those for whom the horoscope is cast; this is a personal Weekly Horoscope based on exact birth data for a famous world figure whose life is presently on public display.
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.This theory must be taken into consideration as a factor in accounting for the persistent hold which even at the present day astrology still maintains on many minds.^ Overall relationships are the fine unseen threads of love and care which hold the civilized society together and maintain some semblance of order even today.
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^ (This “tropical” zodiac would become the standard in the Western practice of astrology up to present day.
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^ It is therefore worth following the footprints of astrology through history and the present in order to get an impression of where its roots lie and what still makes it so attractive today.
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.Starting with the indisputable fact that man's life and happiness are largely dependent upon phenomena in the heavens, that the fertility of the soil is de pendent upon the sun shining in the heavens as well as upon the rains that come from heaven, that on the other hand the mischief and damage done by storms and inundations, to both of which the Euphratean Valley was almost regularly subject, were to be traced likewise to the heavens, the conclusion was drawn that all the great gods had their seats in the heavens.^ The answer must be, almost as soon as he was capable of intelligent thought, for he then realized that the Sun as a source of warmth and light ruled all living things; that with the Moon the tides swelled and sank, that it affected other natural cycles, that it had an effect upon emotional stability.
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^ Our seven-day week is—clearly traceable above all in the Romance languages—named after the seven planet-gods.
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^ My so called 'transit period' will begin in a couple of weeks involving large sums of money and new love life all that kind of stuff.

.In that early age of culture known as the "nomadic" stage, which under normal conditions precedes the "agricultural" stage, the moon cult is even more prominent than sun worship, and with the moon and sun cults thus furnished by the "popular" faith it was a natural step for the priests, who correspond to the "scientists" of a later day, to perfect a theory of a complete accord between phenomena observed in the heavens and occurrences on earth.^ Many people think that astrology is nothing more than the sun sign columns found in the newspapers.
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^ One observed tendency is known as the confirmation bias, whereby people who are given a set of multiple predictions tend to remember more of the accurate predictions ("hits") than the inaccurate ones ("misses").
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^ How could people in those far-off times know so much about the conditions and factors that regulate the course of the vital processes and the character of the interaction between man and nature, particularly the influence of the celestial bodies, the Sun and Moon and the various radiation proceeding from outer space and the bowels of the earth, without any experiments or apparatus?

.If moon and sun, whose regular movements conveyed to the more intelligent minds the conception of the reign of law and order in the universe as against the more popular notion of chance and caprice, were divine powers, the same held good of the planets, whose movements, though more difficult to follow, yet in the course of time came to be at least partially understood.^ Night Light News - Tracking the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets.
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^ You don't wish to control anyone other than yourself, and yet you are such a powerful presence that you will gain admirers and followers.
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^ The odds against such a striking coincidence happening in the one known area of the Universe where intelligent beings can experience it are, in a word, astronomical!
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.Of the planets five were recognized - Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Mars - to name them in the order in which they appear in the older cuneiform literature; in later texts Mercury and Saturn change places.^ Ištar (female as evening star, male as morning star) became Aphroditê/Venus, Nergal (god of destruction) Ares/Mars, Nabu Hermes/Mercury, Ninib Kronos/Saturn, and Sin became the female lunar deity Selênê.
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^ Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) – and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

^ This was later called the "Egyptian order."/75/ By at least the second century BCE another order, known as the "Chaldaean," became standard: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon./76/ The difference is that Mercury and Sun have traded places./77/ It makes no difference mathematically, because Sun, Mercury, and Venus all have the same sidereal period.
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.These five planets were identified with the great gods of the pantheon as follows: - Jupiter with Marduk, Venus with the goddess Ishtar, Saturn with Ninib, Mercury with Nebo, and Mars with Nergal.^ The properties of Marduk are assigned to the planet Jupiter, and those of Nabu to the planet Mercury.
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^ Their astrological lore was passed directly to the Babylonians who clearly mention astrology in their writings from the first few centuries in the second millennium BC. The planet Venus was associated with their goddess of love, Ishtar.
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^ Astronomical phenomena were only one aspect of mans attempts to predict the future, but a very widespread one: an interest in the earliest form of astrology was common to several early civilizations, not only in the Middle East, from Anatolia to Persia, but in the Far East and in the Incan, Mayan and Mexican civilizations, where those planets that could be seen by the naked eye Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were identified as gods with various names and personalities, and where their movements against the background pattern of the stars were regarded as obviously significant.
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.The movements of the sun, moon and five planets were regarded as representing the activity of the five gods in question, together with the moon-god Sin and the sun-god Shamash, in preparing the occurrences on earth.^ Night Light News - Tracking the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets.
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^ The orbit of the sun, the time-span between full moons, also the regular movements of the other planets or, for example, the rotation of the "Big Dipper" constellation around the North Star—none of this has escaped the people of all cultures.
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^ These are written to apply to Sun Signs but also apply to the Signs the Moon or any personal Planet occupy in your birth horoscope .
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.If, therefore, one could correctly read and interpret the activity of these powers, one knew what the gods were aiming to bring about.^ These also assume that nature is inhabited and governed by magical powers, demons, and gods.
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^ Their strong impulses and generative powers can bring about great changes and transformations.
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^ If they are not interpreted correctly, the fault does not lie with the gods or with divination itself, but with an error of judgment on the part of the interpreter (Cicero, De divinatione , 1.82-3; 1.117-18).
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.The Babylonian priests accordingly applied themselves to the task of perfecting a system of interpretation of the phenomena to be observed in the heavens, and it was natural that the system was extended from the moon, sun and five planets to the more prominent and recognizable fixed stars.^ The major influences come from the stars, the sun, the moon and the planets.
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^ The orbit of the sun, the time-span between full moons, also the regular movements of the other planets or, for example, the rotation of the "Big Dipper" constellation around the North Star—none of this has escaped the people of all cultures.
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^ More pertinent to his philosophy, Plotinus then poses questions about the ontological status of the planets and stars.
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That system involved not merely the movements of the moon, sun and planets, but the observation of their relative position to one another and to all kinds of peculiarities noted at any point in the course of their movements: in the case of the moon, for instance, the exact appearance of the new crescent, its position in the heavens, the conditions at conjunction and opposition, the appearance of the horns, the halo frequently seen with the new moon, which was compared to a "cap," the ring round the full moon, which was called a "stall" (i.e. "enclosure"), and more of the like. .To all these phenomena some significance was attached, and this significance was naturally intensified in the case of such a striking phenomenon as an eclipse of the moon.^ No rhythms at all which could be connected to the phases of the moon could be recognized in the growth and behavior of some of the investigated plants and animals.
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^ Today, esoteric astrology is especially widespread in some of the new religious movements such as theosophy, anthroposophy, and above all in the organizations of the "Rosicrucians."
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^ That is, if we imagine all manifested phenomena as two dots on the surface of a balloon, these dots will move as the balloon is blown up.
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.Applying the same method of careful observation to the sun and planets, and later to some of the constellations and to many of the fixed stars, it will be apparent that the body of observations noted must have grown in the course of time to large and indeed to enormous proportions, and correspondingly the interpretations assigned to the nearly endless variations in the phenomena thus observed.^ The circles of the Same and the Different carry the fixed stars and the planets respectively.
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^ By the time of Francis Bacon and the scientific revolution, newly emerging scientific disciplines acquired a method of systematic empirical induction based upon experimental observations.
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^ The orbit of the sun, the time-span between full moons, also the regular movements of the other planets or, for example, the rotation of the "Big Dipper" constellation around the North Star—none of this has escaped the people of all cultures.
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.The interpretations themselves were based (as in the case of divination through the liver) chiefly on two factors: - (I) on the recollection or on written records of what in the past had taken place when the phenomenon or phenomena in question had been observed, and (2) association of ideas - involving sometimes merely a play upon words - in connexion with the phenomenon or phenomena observed.^ Moving far beyond mere "Sun Sign" compatibility, the Mating Rating software analyzes hundreds of separate astrological factors in comparing two person's birth horoscopes and how each Planet is placed in relation to the other's.
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^ These developments set astrology apart, epistemologically speaking, from other manners of divination such as haruspicy (study of the liver of animals), or dream interpretation.
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.Thus if on a certain occasion the rise of the new moon in a cloudy sky was followed by victory over an enemy or by abundant rain, the sign in question was thus proved to be a favourable one and its recurrence would be regarded as a good omen, though the prognostication would not necessarily be limited to the one or the other of those occurrences, but might be extended to apply to other circumstances.^ It looks as though it would be best for him to concentrate on the longer term, as the underlying energy is very beneficial; since Saturn, his life-ruler, is in the sign of its exaltation and trine his Moon, its best side should predominate, even though retrograde.
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^ See an image of today's Moon along with the listing of the Moon sign, nakshatra (lunar constellation), tithi (phase of the Moon), percentage of fullness, and date of the next new or full Moon.
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^ If you don't know your Moon or Venus Sign, try reading the description for the Sign that matches your Sun Sign (though not as good an indicator for a man, it is still a factor).
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.On the other hand, the appearance of the new moon earlier than was expected was regarded as an unfavourable omen - prognosticating in one case defeat, in another death among cattle, in a third bad crops - not necessarily because these events actually took place after such a phenomenon, but by an application of the general principle resting upon association of ideas whereby anything premature would suggest an unfavourable occurrence.^ But it was even more special than normal, because the Moon was full in Cancer, and it was a 'blue moon' as it is called.Blue moon:Normally our year calendar has 12 full moons in it, one each month, but sometimes we get two full moons in one month, where the second one is called a Blue moon.

^ This order was used in astrological medicine, but left five signs unclaimed./109/ Other astrologers, such as Manilius and Ptolemy, preferred to assign each lesser planet one house for the night and another for the daytime.
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^ The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit.
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.A thin halo seen above the new moon was pictured as a cap, and the association between this and the symbol of royalty, which was a conical-shaped cap, led to interpreting the phenomenon as an indication that the ruler would have a successful reign.^ The New Moon this week is a powerful solar eclipse, so it would be a very good idea to pay close attention to the area of your chart it illuminates.

^ When similarly aligned at a New Moon , the body of the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, producing a Solar Eclipse by hiding the face of the Sun.
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^ Pallas represents the wisdom of the female spirit, as the mythology of Pallas Athene would indicate: born from the head of Zeus, and symbolized by the owl and the snake, Pallas Athene was a powerful symbol for independence and wisdom in the ancient mythology.
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.In this way a mass of traditional interpretation of all kinds of observed phenomena was gathered, and once gathered became a guide to the priests for all times.^ I once took a psychic test on a website that allowed me to focus all of my energy and time on a unique gift of my own.
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^ All of nature, stones, plants, animals, were once again, as in ancient times, filled with mysterious divine powers.
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^ You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

.Astrology in this its earliest stage is, however, marked by two characteristic limitations.^ Astrology of course is much easier in hindsight, but nevertheless the decade was very interesting as it was marked by two main themes - the striving for youthfulness and polarisations.

.In the first place, the movements and position of the heavenly bodies point to such occurrences as are of public import and affect the general welfare.^ Without relating the motions of the heavenly bodies to a specific time and place on Earth, you have no personal indication at all, only a general one that applies to everyone on the planet born on a particular day.

^ According to him, the heavenly bodies affect the physical condition of humans and the sensual inclinations.
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^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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.The individual's interests are not in any way involved, and we must descend many centuries and pass beyond the confines of Babylonia and Assyria before we reach that phase which in medieval and modern astrology is almost exclusively dwelt upongenethliology or the individual horoscope.^ Before the modern era - Sedona Astrology .
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^ Gregory Nazianzus is a witness that the christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries CE interested many humble people./65/ Nor were intellectuals the only people who found astrology interesting and useful.
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^ It is commendable that the science of Astrology can perceive aspects of the subtle world and destiny that is beyond the comprehension of modern sciences.

.In Babylonia and Assyria the cult centred largely and indeed almost exclusively in the public welfare and the person of the king, because upon his well-being and favour with the gods the fortunes of the country were dependent in accordance with the ancient conception of kingship (see J. G. Frazer, The Early History of Kingship). To some extent, the individual came in for his share in the incantations and in the purification ritual through which one might hope to rid oneself of the power of the demons and of other evil spirits, but outside of this the important aim of the priests was to secure for the general benefit the favour of the gods, or, as a means of preparing oneself for what the future had in store, to ascertain in time whether that favour would be granted in any particular instance or would be continued in the future.^ Some see in it a means of raising oneself above God, and of using other "gods" for this purpose.
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^ None can renounce what is bestowed or denied; no man by prayer may seize fortune if it demur, or escape if it draw nigh./61/ At the other extreme, one might reject astrology completely.
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^ These also assume that nature is inhabited and governed by magical powers, demons, and gods.
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.Hence in "liver" divination, as in astrology, the interpretations of the signs noted all have reference to public affairs and events and not to the individual's needs or desires.^ Despite differences in definitions, a common assumption of astrology is that celestial placements can aid in the interpretation of past and present events and in the prediction of the future.
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^ In other words, no individual shows all of the characteristics of any one sign.
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^ Astrology: Free 2009 Horoscopes for all 12 Signs by Michael Star .
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.In the second place, the astronomical knowledge presupposed and accompanying early Babylonian astrology is essentially of an empirical character.^ By the second century B.C.E., Babylonian astrology techniques were combined with Egyptian calendars and religious practices, Hermeticism, the Pythagorean sacred mathematics, and the philosophies of the Stoics and middle Platonists.
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^ Certainly, with this Sumerian and ancient Babylonian identification of "God" and "star," we cannot yet speak of astrology, for the latter presupposes a mathematical calculation of the heavenly bodies as well.
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^ With the advent of science a gradual separation took place and presently astronomers distance themselves from something as unscientific as astrology is thought to be.
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.While in a general way the reign of law and order in the movements of the heavenly bodies was recognized, and indeed must have exercised an influence at an early period in leading to the rise of a methodical divination that was certainly of a much higher order than the examination of an animal's liver, yet the importance that was laid upon the endless variations in the form of the phenomena and the equally numerous apparent deviations from what were regarded as normal conditions, prevented for a long time the rise of any serious study of astronomy beyond what was needed for the purely practical purposes that the priests as "inspectors" of the heavens (as they were also the "inspectors" of the sacrificial livers) had in mind.^ The heavenly bodies are too far from the earth to exercise an influence.
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^ The various gods of the heavenly bodies are accordingly not independent beings, but rather images which lie unconsciously dormant in our mind and now populate the vault of the heavens as a mirror of our mind.
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^ The dependence of the early Egyptian star (sun) worship (the basis of the worship of Osiris) upon early Chaldaic influences belongs to the still unsettled question of the origin of early Egyptian civilization.
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True, we have, probably as early as the days of Khammurabi, i.e. c. 2000 B.C., the combinations of prominent groups of stars with outlines of pictures fantastically put together, but there is no evidence that prior to 700 B.C. more than a number of the constellations of our zodiac had become part of the current astronomy. .The theory of the ecliptic as representing the course of the sun through the year, divided among twelve constellations with a measurement of 30 to each division, is also of Babylonian origin, as has now been definitely proved; but it does not appear to have been perfected until after the fall of the Babylonian empire in 539 B.C. Similarly, the other accomplishments of Babylonian astronomers, such as their system or rather systems of moon calculations and the drawing up of planetary tablets, belong to this late period, so that the golden age of Babylonian astronomy belongs not to the remote past, as was until recently supposed, but to the Seleucid period, i.e. after the advent of the Greeks in the Euphrates Valley.^ Aristarchos of Samos Aristarchos (310 BC - circa 230 BC), a Greek astronomer and mathematician born in Samos, Greece, was the first to propose a heliocentric model of the solar system, countervailing the predominant geocentric theories of Aristotle and the majority of ancient thinkers.
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^ The other configuration was present at times of rebirth including the beginning of the Age of the Renaissance (late 15th and 16th centuries).

^ What this means is that the twelve signs of the zodiac that have been used to divide the entire circle into twelve equal parts are no longer lined up with their actual constellations of stars, but they are about a sign off.
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.From certain expressions used in astrological texts that are earlier than the 7th century B.C. it would appear, indeed, that the beginnings at least of the calculation of sun and moon eclipses belong to the earlier period, but here, too, the chief work accomplished was after 400 B.e., and the defectiveness of early Babylonian astronomy may be gathered from the fact that as late as the 6th century B.C. an error of almost an entire month was made by the Babylonian astronomers in the attempt to determine through calculation the beginning of a certain year.^ Love: Late May through to mid-August is when the fun begins.
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^ The Astrological Calculator and how to use it!
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^ The former uses astrology to determine the most auspicious moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking, and the latter to understand everything about an event from the time at which it took place.
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.The researches of Bouche-Leclercq, Cumont and Boll have enabled us to fix with a considerable degree of definiteness the middle of the 4th century B.C. as the period when Babylonian astrology began its triumphal march to the west, invading the domain of Greek and Roman culture and destined to exercise a strong hold on all nations and groups - more particularly in Egypt - that came within the sphere of Greek and Roman influence.^ In their study of twentieth-century research into natal astrology, astrology critics Geoffrey Dean and coauthors documented this burgeoning research activity, primarily within the astrological community.
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^ This Babylonian astrology came to Greece initially as early as the middle of the 4th century BCE, and then around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of decanic astrology to create horoscopic astrology.
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^ Historically, alchemy in the Western World was particularly allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous ways they were built to complement each other in the search for occult or hidden knowledge.
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.It is rather significant that this spread of astrology should have been concomitant with the intellectual impulse that led to the rise of a genuine scientific phase of astronomy in Babylonia itself, which must have weakened to some extent the hold that astrology had on the priests and the people.^ The Chinese developed their own system of astrology based on their observations and use of symbols from their culture, as did the people in the Americas, particularly the Mayans who were rather advanced in mathematics and astronomy.
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^ The differentiation between astronomy and astrology varied from place to place; they were strongly linked in ancient India, ancient Babylonia and medieval Europe, but separated to an extent in the Hellenistic world.
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^ A written survey of followers of astrology which is currently in the evaluation phase shows that a vast majority favors a mixture of natural-scientific and spiritual explanations.
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.The advent of the Persians, bringing with them a conception of religion of a far higher order than Babylonian-Assyrian polytheism (see Zoroaster), must also have acted as a disintegrating factor in leading to the decline of the old faith in the Euphrates Valley, and we thus have the interesting though not entirely exceptional phenomenon of a great civilization bequeathing as a legacy to posterity a superstition instead of a real achievement.^ Astrology is not just a phenomenon of European religious history; it is to be found in all the great religions and in all cultures—in more or less complex forms.
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^ Like the Sumerian-Babylonian astrology, which attempts to describe the great world-scale events, as well as individual persons, in connection with the divine order of the cosmos, the Egyptian astrology attempts to see this connection above all from the therapeutic or medicinal ( heilkundlich ) perspective.
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^ Geomancy is a very old knowledge, far older than the Astrology.
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."Chaldaean wisdom" became among Greeks and Romans the synonym of divination through the planets and stars, and it is not surprising that in the course of time to be known as a "Chaldaean" carried with it frequently the suspicion of charlatanry and of more or less wilful deception.^ More pertinent to his philosophy, Plotinus then poses questions about the ontological status of the planets and stars.
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^ Electional astrology is the art of timing and this course will teach you everything you need to know to improve your timing and have more success in your life.
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^ The course material takes the student a step at a time through all the techniques necessary for an accurate horary or natal interpretation.
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.The spread of astrology beyond Babylonia is thus concomitant with the rise of a truly scientific astronomy in Babylonia itself, which in turn is due to the intellectual impulse afforded by the contact with new forms of culture from both the East and the West.^ In modern times, these traditions have come into greater contact with each other, notably with Indian and Chinese astrology having spread to the West, while awareness of Western astrology is still fairly limited in Asia.
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^ Astrology is not just a phenomenon of European religious history; it is to be found in all the great religions and in all cultures—in more or less complex forms.
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^ The differentiation between astronomy and astrology varied from place to place; they were strongly linked in ancient India, ancient Babylonia and medieval Europe, but separated to an extent in the Hellenistic world.
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.In the hands of the Greeks and of the later Egyptians both astrology and astronomy were carried far beyond the limits attained by the Babylonians, and it is indeed a matter of surprise to observe the harmonious combination of the two fields - a harmony that seems to grow more complete with each age, and that is not broken until we reach the threshold of modern science in the 16th century.^ This Babylonian astrology came to Greece initially as early as the middle of the 4th century BCE, and then around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of decanic astrology to create horoscopic astrology.
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^ The other configuration was present at times of rebirth including the beginning of the Age of the Renaissance (late 15th and 16th centuries).

^ It is more than a basic astrology course and suits people who are interested in healing and growing through the use of your own horoscope, to eventually reach a point of greater conscious awareness and in turn, empowerment.
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.To the Greek astronomer Hipparchus belongs the credit of the discovery (c. 130 B.C.) of the theory of the precession of the equinoxes, for a knowledge of which among the Babylonians we find no definite proof; but such a signal advance in pure science did not prevent the Greeks from developing in a most elaborate manner the theory of the influence of the planets upon the fate of the individual.^ Fate, in general, encompasses the internal causes, though to be fated does not exclude the autonomy of individuals because particular actions are based on internal considerations such as will and character.
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^ Khullar deserves all the credit for developing this theory and has done a fantastic service to the astrology community.

^ Such fascination with either the fate or predisposition of individuals reflects a stronger concern in the late Hellenistic world for the life of the individual in a period of rapid political and social change.
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.The endeavour to trace the horoscope of the individual from the position of the planets and stars at the time of birth (or, as was attempted by other astrologers, at the time of conception) represents the most significant contribution of the Greeks to astrology.^ Planets in angles are the strongest and most significant.
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^ Around this time individual-birth astrology also caught on.
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^ The daily motions of the planets form aspects with significant positions in the horoscope.
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.The system was carried to such a degree of perfection that later ages made but few additions of an essential character to the genethliology or drawing up of the individual horoscope by the Greek astrologers.^ Age of Aquarius The Astrological Age that begins when the vernal point precesses beyond the first degree of sidereal Pisces and into the last degree of sidereal Aquarius.
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^ It helps astrologers to determine individual character and personality traits as well as for foretelling events of a person's life.
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^ Most of these relationship match horoscope websites do not really have an astrologer on board and most of them just make up the horoscopes from their own mind.
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.The system was taken up almost bodily by the Arab astronomers, it was embodied in the Kabbalistic lore of Jews and Christians, and through these and other channels came to be the substance of the astrology of the middle ages, forming, as already pointed out, under the designation of "judicial astrology," a pseudo-science which was placed on a perfect footing of equality with "natural astrology" or the more genuine science of the study of the motions and phenomena of the heavenly bodies.^ In the Middle Ages, astrology was considered – under Aristotelian influence in theology, as well – a science.
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^ Secondly, the motion of the stars and other heavenly bodies are under the systematic governance of Nous .
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^ To some observers, these non-mechanistic concepts raise serious questions about the feasibility of validating astrology through scientific testing, and some have gone so far as to reject the applicability of the scientific method to astrology almost entirely.
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.Partly in further development of views unfolded in Babylonia, but chiefly under Greek influences, the scope of astrology was enlarged until it was brought into connexion with practically all of the known sciences, botany, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, anatomy and medicine.^ Astrology is practiced all over the world.
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^ The astrologer, astronomer, and geographer whose work greatly influenced later development of astrology, Claudius Ptolemy (fl.
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^ Some Christians have been taught that the practice of Astrology is akin to the ancient pagan practice of peering into the entrails of disemboweled fowl or sheep to see signs of the future.
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.Colours, metals, stones, plants, drugs and animal life of all kinds were associated with the planets and placed under their tutelage.^ No rhythms at all which could be connected to the phases of the moon could be recognized in the growth and behavior of some of the investigated plants and animals.
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^ The fiery animals lived closest to the planet-gods, the aerial animals in a zone within the fiery ones, next the watery creatures, and finally the earthy ones, who were not divine at all.
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^ Life is a journey and we are all supposed to find why we are here on planet earth.
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.In the system that passes under the name of Ptolemy, Saturn is associated with grey, Jupiter with white, Mars with red, Venus with yellow, while Mercury, occupying a peculiar place in Greek as it did in Babylonian astrology (where it was at one time designated as the planet par excellence), was supposed to vary its colour according to changing circumstances.^ According to the time of one’s birth .

^ Their astrological lore was passed directly to the Babylonians who clearly mention astrology in their writings from the first few centuries in the second millennium BC. The planet Venus was associated with their goddess of love, Ishtar.
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^ The former uses astrology to determine the most auspicious moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking, and the latter to understand everything about an event from the time at which it took place.
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.The sun was associated with gold, the moon with silver, Jupiter with electrum, Saturn with lead, Venus with copper, and so on, while the continued influence of astrological motives is to be seen in the association of quicksilver, upon its discovery at a comparatively late period, with Mercury, because of its changeable character as a solid and a liquid.^ More significant astrologically was that Pisces would be the sign of the new Messiah because of its characteristics as a spiritual savior, because the cosmic age (more on this later) was changing from Aries to Pisces, and because the nation of Israel and its kingship may have been associated with Pisces.
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^ Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) – and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

^ In literature, many writers, notably Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare, used astrological symbolism to add subtlety and nuance to the description of their characters' motivation(s).
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.In the same way stones were connected with both the planets and the months; plants, by diverse association of ideas, were connected with the planets, and animals likewise were placed under the guidance and protection of one or other of the heavenly bodies.^ The fiery animals lived closest to the planet-gods, the aerial animals in a zone within the fiery ones, next the watery creatures, and finally the earthy ones, who were not divine at all.
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^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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^ If, for example, you can handle 'Forgiveness and Tolerance: Year One' (when you're feeling loved and supported), for Year Two, you get to sit the same exam while you are broke and under stress!

.By this curious process of combination the entire realm of the natural sciences was translated into the language of astrology with the single avowed purpose of seeing in all phenomena signs indicative of what the future had in store.^ At this point, astrology and astronomy began to diverge; astronomy became one of the central sciences while astrology was increasingly viewed as an occult science or superstition by natural scientists.
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^ Main article: Astrological symbols The symbols used in Western astrology to represent the astrological signs This table [3] shows the zodiac names in Latin with their English translation.
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^ It was above all their concern to speak, against modern natural science, again of the spiritual nature of the world, filled with magical and divine powers.
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.The fate of the individual, as that feature of the future which had a supreme interest, led to the association of the planets with parts of the body.^ Eventually these pictures became associated with important stories that seemed to be meaningful for that portion of the heavens or expressed things that occurred when celestial bodies were in that part of the sky.
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^ There are also versions which assign parts of the body to the decans, to the planets, and even to the dodekatemoria./157/ The principle is the same in each case.
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^ Cosmic sympathy allows for an association between signs (within nature that can extend to planets and stars) and future events without direct causality.
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.Here, too, we find various systems devised, in part representing the views of different schools, in part reflecting advancing conceptions regarding the functions of the organs in man and animals.^ In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal sign represents twelve different types of personality.
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^ Here it is not enough to refer to personal experience; rather, representatives of this line of thought want to find empirically confirmed data.
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^ The nakshatras consist of equal divisions of the moon's path along the ecliptic and function in a similar way to the signs of the zodiac in that they represent different personality types.
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.In one system the seat of Mercury, representing divine intelligence as the source of all knowledge - a view that reverts to Babylonia where Nebo (corresponding to Mercury) was regarded as the divine power to whom all wisdom is due - was placed in the liver as the primeval seat of the soul (see Omen), whereas in other systems this distinction was assigned to Jupiter or to Venus.^ Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) – and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

^ C.E.) believed in the soul’s exaltation above the cosmos, he did not, like Plotinus, think that the embodied soul of the human being is capable of rising above the cosmos and its ordering principle of Fate through simple contemplation upon the One, or the source of all things.
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^ The fiery animals lived closest to the planet-gods, the aerial animals in a zone within the fiery ones, next the watery creatures, and finally the earthy ones, who were not divine at all.
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.Saturn, taking in Greek astrology the place at the head of the planets which among the Babylonians was accorded to JupiterMarduk, was given a place in the brain, which in later times was looked upon as the centre of soul-life; Venus, as the planet of the passion of love, was supposed to reign supreme over the genital organs, the belly and the lower limbs; Mars, as the violent planet, is associated with the bile, as well as with the blood and kidneys.^ In astrology Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus .
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^ In astrology Aries is ruled by the planet Mars .
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^ In astrology Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn .
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.Again, the right ear is associated with Saturn, the left ear with Mars, the right eye in the case of the male with the sun and the left eye with the moon, while in the case of the female it was just the reverse.^ Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) – and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

^ Ištar (female as evening star, male as morning star) became Aphroditê/Venus, Nergal (god of destruction) Ares/Mars, Nabu Hermes/Mercury, Ninib Kronos/Saturn, and Sin became the female lunar deity Selênê.
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^ (Seated at a large rectangular table are assembled the following characters: Sun and Moon beside each other; Venus at Moon’s right side; Mercury at Sun’s left; Earth; Saturn; Uranus; Mars at 90 degrees from Venus; Pluto; Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune, directly across from Mars.

.From the planets the same association of ideas was applied to the constellations of the zodiac, which in later phases of astrology are placed on a par with the planets themselves, so far as their importance for the individual horoscope is concerned.^ In cases like this, it might be helpful to think of that planet as being 'cuspal' as far as the house is concerned and it may be that both different house interpretations have some meaning for you.
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^ Works of lay astrology, astrological medicine, and astrological magic show the religious assumptions of horoscopy more clearly than do the more "scientific" texts./68/ The basic principle in a Greek horoscope is that the planets each radiate individual "influences," which are modified by their positions relative to each other, to the signs of the zodiac, and to the time and place of the individual in question.
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^ Assignment of planets to divisions of the zodiac is typically used in astrology for determining the relative strength of the planets, and in the case of Critodemus (cited in Valens, 8.26), in a technique for determining length of life.
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.The fate of the individual in this combination of planets with the zodiac was made dependent not merely upon the planet which happened to be rising at the time of birth or of conception, but also upon its local relationship to a special sign or to certain signs of the zodiac.^ We have 11 planets times 12 zodiac signs times 12 houses.
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^ The Lost Horoscope X-Files gives info on the meaning of the Sun in the zodiac signs based upon your birth date and whether you born by day or night.
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^ Example: Month/date/year (9/24/2005) The correct time is important for determining your houses, rising sign, and exact moon position.
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.The zodiac was regarded as the prototype of the human body, the different parts of which all had their corresponding section in the zodiac itself.^ Also given to these animate zodiac signs, as to the planets, are certain properties and spheres of influence which correspond, in part, to the seasons.
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^ Likewise, every human body, every organ, every larger body part, and each of the further subdivisions into which it was divided was assigned to a god of a zodiac sign, a decade-god, or a monomoiriai-god.
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^ Likewise, since the zodiac is constantly rotating with the rest of the sky, the planes will cut a different part of the zodiac each moment that passes.
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.The head was placed in the first sign of the zodiac - the Ram; and the feet in the last sign - the Fishes.^ Aries The first sign of the zodiac.
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^ One cycle, a Great Year ( SVF , 2.599), would last until the planets align in their original position or zodiac sign in the cosmos ( SVF , 2.625).
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^ Rahu is placed in Pisces; the 12 th Sign of the natural Zodiac ruled by Jupiter.Rahu is in Uttarabhrapada.

.Between these two extremes the other parts and organs of the body were distributed among the remaining signs of the zodiac, the neck being assigned to the Bull, the shoulders and arms to the Gemini (or twins), the breast to Cancer, the flanks to Leo, the bladder to Virgo, the buttocks to the Balance, the pubis to the Scorpion, the thighs to Sagittarius, the knees to Capricorn, and the limbs to Aquarius.^ Aquarius The eleventh sign of the zodiac.
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^ Each of our luminaries (planets) have characteristics represented by the signs of the zodiac (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces).

^ Over time they developed the system of twelve signs of the zodiac (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces), based on twelve of the constellations they considered to be particularly important.
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.Not content with this, we find the late Egyptian astrologers setting up a correspondence between the thirty-six decani recognized by them and the human body, which is thus divided into thirty-six parts; to each part a god was assigned as a controlling force.^ What this means is that the twelve signs of the zodiac that have been used to divide the entire circle into twelve equal parts are no longer lined up with their actual constellations of stars, but they are about a sign off.
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^ Many astrologers divided countries into astrological zones corresponding to zodiac signs (cf.
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^ The _oikoumen_, or known world, which roughly corresponded to the north temperate zone, was divided into seven zones, based either on Babylon or Alexandria.
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.With human anatomy thus connected with the planets, with constellations, and with single stars, medicine became an integral part of astrology, or, as we might also put it, astrology became the handmaid of medicine.^ These are chiefly the astrological planets, dwarf planets, the asteroids, the stars, the lunar nodes, Arabic parts and hypothetical planets.
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^ Only on the basis of this mysterious magical connection can astrology assume that the stars have something to do with the course of our lives, with our talents and weaknesses.
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^ Astrology thus appears here in connection with divination and fortune-telling of all types.
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.Diseases and distrubances of the ordinary functions of the organs were attributed to the influence of planets or explained as due to conditions observed in a constellation or in the position of a star; and an interesting survival of this bond between astrology and medicine is to be seen in the use up to the present time of the sign of Jupiter 4., which still heads medicinal prescriptions, while, on the other hand, the influence of planetary lore appears in the assignment of the days of the week to the planets, beginning with Sunday, assigned to the sun, and ending with Saturday, the day of Saturn.^ The major influences come from the stars, the sun, the moon and the planets.
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^ But putting the Sun in the middle position was used to explain the different influences of the planets.
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^ Zodiac signs, 16th century European woodcut See also: List of astrological traditions, types, and systems There are many traditions of astrology, some of which share similar features due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures.
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.Passing on into still later periods, Saturn's day was associated with the Jewish sabbath, Sunday with the Lord's Day, Tuesday with Tiw, the god of war, corresponding to Mars of the Romans and to the Nergal of the Babylonians.^ Roman god of war.
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^ Ištar (female as evening star, male as morning star) became Aphroditê/Venus, Nergal (god of destruction) Ares/Mars, Nabu Hermes/Mercury, Ninib Kronos/Saturn, and Sin became the female lunar deity Selênê.
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^ Some are no-brainers, like red being associated with the planet Mars and the sign Aries (which is “ruled” by Mars) -- the war god evokes blood, anger (seeing red), the red planet, even the iron (oxide) of weaponry, which is also the source of blood’s color.

.Wednesday was assigned to the planet Mercury, the equivalent of the Germanic god Woden; Thursday to Jupiter, the equivalent of Thor; and Friday to Friga, the goddess of love, who is represented by Venus among the Romans and among the Babylonians by Ishtar.^ Venus is the planet of love & creativity.
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^ Tuesday is the day of Tiuw, the Germanic equivalent of Mars, Wednesday is named for Wodin, the Germanic Mercury, Thursday is Thor's day, who corresponds to Jupiter, and Friday is for Freya, the German Venus.
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^ The properties of Marduk are assigned to the planet Jupiter, and those of Nabu to the planet Mercury.
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.Astrological considerations likewise already regulated in ancient Babylonia the distinction of lucky and unlucky days, which passing down to the Greeks and Romans (dies fasti and nefasti) found a striking expression in Hesiod's Works and Days. Among the Arabs similar associations of lucky and unlucky days directly connected with the influence of the planets prevailed through all times, Tuesday and Wednesday, for instance, being regarded as the days for blood-letting, because Tuesday was connected with lIars, the lord of war and blood, and Wednesday with Mercury, the planet of humours.^ Wednesday, for example, is Mercredi, from Mercurii dies, the day of Mercury.
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^ I have been lucky enough to go through all the lessons which are now being transcribed in the form of a concise compendium after rigorous synthesis.

^ Their astrological lore was passed directly to the Babylonians who clearly mention astrology in their writings from the first few centuries in the second millennium BC. The planet Venus was associated with their goddess of love, Ishtar.
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.Even in modern times travellers relate how, when an auspicious day has been proclaimed by the astrologers, the streets of Bagdad may be seen running with blood from the barbers' shops.^ Because he was widely traveled, he may have gained exposure to one or more astrologers or schools of astrologers.
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^ Scorpio You’re re-evaluating everything you’ve been connected to for a long time — like relationships, work, friends & even how you treat yourself.
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^ Jupiter rules travel, wisdom and adventure, and you may have the opportunity to hop on a plane, even relocate for work.
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.It is unnecessary here to give a detailed analysis of the methods of judicial astrology as an art, or directions for the casting of a horoscope, or "nativity," i.e. a map of the heavens at the hour of birth, showing, according to the Ephemeris, the position of the heavenly bodies, from which their influence may be deduced.^ To calculate the above, we require following information: Exact time of birth Date of Birth Place of Birth ( For longitude and latitude of place of Birth ) With a developed state-of-the-art software, our panel of experts give advices for casting horoscopes, planetery positions, dasha of the nature and other future predictions.
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^ The oldest known surviving individual birth horoscope—as mentioned before—dates back to the year 410 BC. It can be said, in summary, that: characteristic of Sumerian-Babylonian astrology is its pronounced cultic reverence of the heavenly bodies as gods and the contemporaneous development of precise methods for calculating their paths.
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^ Certainly, with this Sumerian and ancient Babylonian identification of "God" and "star," we cannot yet speak of astrology, for the latter presupposes a mathematical calculation of the heavenly bodies as well.
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Each of the twelve signs of the zodiac is credited with its own characteristics and influence, and is the controlling sign of its "house of life." The sign exactly rising at the moment of birth is called the ascendant. .The benevolent or malignant influence of each planet, together with the sun and moon, is modified by the sign it inhabits at the nativity; thus Jupiter in one house may indicate riches, fame in another, beauty in another, and Saturn similarly poverty, obscurity or deformity.^ Connected with their myths and their iconography, the signs each had natures which modified the influences of the planets.
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^ Similarly, this was true of the planet Jupiter for politicians, the moon for authors, and the planet Saturn for scientists.
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^ Generally the interpretations are in order of importance, with the Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign being the most important and 'personal' and Pluto being least important.
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.The calculation is affected by the "aspects," i.e. according as the planets are near or far as regards one another (in conjunction, in semi-sextile, semi-square, sextile, quintile, square, trine, sesqui-quadrate, bi-quintile, opposition or parallel acclination).^ He considers the sextile and trine aspects to be harmonious, and the quadrangle and opposition to be disharmonious.
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^ In this regard he attempts to square the contribution of the stars to one’s disposition in the Spindle of Fate in Plato’s Republic 10, to his belief in free will.
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^ Application The approach of one planet to another, or to a sensitive point in the chart, such as a cusp.
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.Disastrous signs predominate over auspicious, and the various effects are combined in a very elaborate and complicated manner.^ This is much akin to astrological theory, in which each planet and sign contributes, in varying proportions, to a single effect, the individual.
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.Judicial astrology, as a form of divination, is a concomitant of natural astrology, in its purer astronomical aspect, but mingled with what is now considered an unscientific and superstitious view of world-forces.^ Contemporary scientists such as Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking regard astrology as unscientific, and those such as Andrew Fraknoi of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have labeled it a pseudoscience.
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^ At this point, astrology and astronomy began to diverge; astronomy became one of the central sciences while astrology was increasingly viewed as an occult science or superstition by natural scientists.
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^ In this Hellenistic period, astrology has already coagulated into a fixed world view.
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.In the Janua aurea reserata quatuor linguarum (1643) of J. A. Comenius we find the following definition: - "Astronomus siderum meatus seu motus considerat: Astrologus eorundem efficaciam, influxum, et effectum." Kepler was more cautious in his opinion; he spoke of astronomy as the wise mother, and astrology as the foolish daughter, but he added that the existence of the daughter was necessary to the life of the mother.^ Astrology Life and You - Astrology site more concerned with an alternate theory behind our existence than the general star sign formula.
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^ If astrology is a tightrope walk between religion and scientific astronomy, then we already have a first definition.
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^ In the current age, astrology’s right to existence is often called into question because it is viewed as wrongly understood science, as superstitiously interpreted astronomy.
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.Tycho Brahe and Gassendi both began with astrology, and it was only after pursuing the false science, and finding it wanting, that Gassendi devoted himself to astronomy.^ Tycho Brahe used a similar phrase to summarize his studies in astrology: suspiciendo despicio, "by looking up I see downward".
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^ At this point, astrology and astronomy began to diverge; astronomy became one of the central sciences while astrology was increasingly viewed as an occult science or superstition by natural scientists.
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^ We recall that the classical philologist Franz Boll was cited at the beginning of this article as saying that astrology wants to be religion and science at the same time.
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.In their numerous allusions to the subtle mercury, which the one makes when treating of a means of measuring time by the efflux of the metal, and the other in a treatise on the transit of the planet, we see traces of the school in which they served their first apprenticeship.^ In the first place this was devised as a means of measuring time.
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^ It also forecasts meanings of the other planets in ...
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^ A negative planet in transit will attack the planet in the seventh house, the house of marriage; in the first house, the house of behavior; in the tenth house, the house of emotions and career; and in the fourth house, home and family.
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.Huygens, moreover, in his great posthumous work, Cosmotheoros, seu de terris coelestibus, shows himself a more exact observer of astrological symbols than Kircher himself in his Iter exstaticum. Huygens contends that between the inhabitants of different planets there need not be any greater difference than exists between men of different types on the earth.^ The meaning of signs and symbols, and the difference between them.
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^ Zodiac signs, 16th century European woodcut See also: List of astrological traditions, types, and systems There are many traditions of astrology, some of which share similar features due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures.
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^ Albedo Alchemy: second stage of the Great Work; whitening and purification; the Moon; female Astronomy: fraction of sunlight reflected by a planet or satellite (no astrological connotations).
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."There are on the earth," continues this rational interpreter of the astrologers and chiromancers, "men of cold temperament who would thrive in Saturn, which is the farthest planet from the sun, and there are other spirits warm and ardent enough to live in Venus."^ Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) – and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

^ Tropical astrology, on the other hand, is based on the idea that the more significant relationship is that between the sun and earth which gives us the regular seasons of the year and thus continues to base the signs on these twelve equal divisions of the seasonal year.
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^ Considering the Saturn and Uranus combination with the planets opposing each other, we have a situation where Saturn energy is focused on fixing our institutions and organizations in a way that uses more control while Uranus wants to take the shackles off the institutions and organizations so that there is a liberating change.

.Those were indeed strange times, according to modern ideas, when astrologers were dominant by the terror they inspired, and sometimes by the martydom they endured when their predictions were either too true or too false.^ He wrote widely and his ideas on physics, metaphysics, poetry, theatre, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology were dominant until modern times.
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^ And perhaps they can read Astrology charts - or pay those who do - and thus appreciate the timing advantage only brought to the strategy table by Astrology.

^ Those born at the same time have different destinies (as empirically observed) Those born neither at the same time or place often share the same death time (as in the case of natural disasters) Animals born at the same time as humans (according to strict astrological fatalism) would share the same fate.
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Faith, to borrow their own language, was banished to Virgo, and rarely shed her influence on men. Cardan (1501-1J76), for instance, hated Luther, and so changed his birthday in order to give him an unfavourable horoscope. .In Cardan's times, as in those of Augustus, it was a common practice for men to conceal the day and hour of their birth, till, like Augustus, they found a complaisant astrologer.^ And perhaps they can read Astrology charts - or pay those who do - and thus appreciate the timing advantage only brought to the strategy table by Astrology.

^ In Romulus (12), he discusses the claims made by an astrologer named Taroutios, namely, of discovering the exact birth date and hour of Romulus as well as the time in which he lay the first stone of his city, by working backwards from his character to his birth chart.
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^ In Germany, the German Federation of Astrologers (DAV) was founded as a trade union on October 16, 1947 at the astrologically calculated time of 10:06 am.
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.But, as a general rule, medieval and Renaissance astrologers did not give themselves the trouble of reading the stars, but contented themselves with telling fortunes by faces.^ With several interviews of known astrologers who give you their feedback of readings as well as this is an excellent tool to start learning about Astrology.
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^ Romance, Relationships, Compatibility, and Karma Readings designed and written by Michael Star, Astrologer.
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^ It appears that in his conversion he did not give up all astrological thinking, for he accepts the role of the planets and stars as administrators of God.
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They practised chiromancy (see Palmistry), and relied on afterwards drawing a horoscope to suit. .As physiognomists (see Physiognomy) their talent was undoubted, and according to Vanini there was no need to mount to the house-top to cast a nativity.^ There’s no need to have it all figured out.
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^ I was going to send another one from my school address to verify my suspicions, but, seeing as how someone already did it, no need to!!

^ Yet I recommend it for your viewing displeasure (just be sure no children are about when you view for there are a few images you won’t want them to see.

."Yes," he says, "I can read his face; by his hair and his forehead it is easy to guess that the sun at his birth was in the sign of Libra and near Venus.^ Astrologers can be quite skilled at this process and can often "guess" the sun sign of an individual with a much greater probability of success than chance.
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^ These are written to apply to Sun Signs but also apply to the Signs the Moon or any Planet occupy in your birth horoscope .
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^ Venus is ruled by a stationing Saturn , and in turn rules the sign of Libra where Saturn currently resides, in what is termed a mutual reception.
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Nay, his complexion shows that Venus touches Libra. By the rules of astrology he could not lie." .A few salient facts may be added concerning the astrologers and their predictions, remarkable either for their fulfilment or for the ruin and confusion they brought upon their authors.^ Ptolemy is an exception among the astrological authors because first and foremost he is an empirical scientist, and one who, like his philosophical and scientific contemporaries, is concerned with theories of knowledge.
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^ First it is important to note that astrologers in all epochs rely first of all upon experience when they put forth justification for astrology.
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^ When astrological predictions turn out to correspond with some phenomena but not with others, the recollected integrity of these predictions may stem in part from confirmation bias.
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We may begin with one taken from Bacon's Essay of Prophecies:- " When I was in France, I heard from one Dr Pena, that the queen mother, who was given to curious arts, caused the king her husband's nativitie to be calculated, under a false name; and the astrologer gave a judgment, that he should be killed in a duell; at which the queene laughed, thinking her husband to be above challenges and duels; but he was slaine, upon a course at tilt, the splinters of the staffe of Mongomery going in at his bever." A favourite topic of the astrologers of all countries has been the immediate end of the world. As early as 1186 the earth had escaped one threatened cataclysm of the astrologers. .This did not prevent StofHer from predicting a universal deluge for the year 152 4 - a year, as it turned out, distinguished for drought.^ When astrological predictions turn out to correspond with some phenomena but not with others, the recollected integrity of these predictions may stem in part from confirmation bias.
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.His aspect of the heavens told him that in that year three planets would meet in the aqueous sign of Pisces.^ The first triplicity, Aries-Leo-Sagittarius, was the fiery triplicity, and was ruled by the Sun (see figure 2)./104/ A fiery planet in a fiery sign would have a stronger influence.
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^ When a planet meets the natal position of another planet then it activates all the aspects this one has.
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^ And yet it can have profound effects on someone's life because this planet moves so slowly that its influence through a specific aspect is felt over several years.
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.The prediction was believed far and wide, and President Aurial, at Toulouse, built himself a Noah's ark - a curious realization, in fact, of Chaucer's merry invention in the Miller's Tale. Tycho Brahe was from his fifteenth year devoted to astrology, and adjoining his observatory at Uranienburg the astronomerroyal of Denmark ha .d a laboratory built in order to study alchemy, and it was only a few years before his death that he finally abandoned astrology.^ Tycho Brahe used a similar phrase to summarize his studies in astrology: suspiciendo despicio, "by looking up I see downward".
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^ The program has been developed over many years of teaching experience in order to facilitate the student’s comprehension of the basics of astrology.
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^ Main article: Cultural influence of astrology Astrology has had a profound influence over the past few thousand years on Western and Eastern cultures.
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.We may here notice one very remarkable prediction of the master of Kepler.^ You may be the only one who notices, but your meticulous aspirations will brighten up the room.
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That he had carefully studied the comet of 1577 as an astronomer, we may gather from his adducing the very small parallax of this comet as disproving the assertion of the Aristotelians that a solid sphere enveloped the heavens. But besides this, we find him in his character of astrologer drawing a singular prediction from the appearance of this comet. .It announced, he tells us, that in the north, in Finland, there should be born a prince who should lay waste Germany and vanish in 1632. Gustavus Adolphus, it is well known, was born in Finland, overran Germany, and died in 1632. The fulfilment of the details of this prophecy suggests that Tycho Brahe had some basis of reason for his prediction.^ See the country list If there are multiple towns in your country or US state that have the same name, we suggest you substitute a different town nearby which has a unique name.
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^ Teal predicts a ceremony of some sort in the US and says that people will be ‘well-disposed toward the government’ - now that would be a refreshing change!

^ With several interviews of known astrologers who give you their feedback of readings as well as this is an excellent tool to start learning about Astrology.
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.Born in Denmark of a noble Swedish family, a politician, as were all his contemporaries of distinction, Tycho, though no conjuror, could.foresee the advent of some great northern hero.^ That great mental energy is still with you, and you may bust out with some hot new ideas that your colleagues or family are sure to love.
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^ No rhythms at all which could be connected to the phases of the moon could be recognized in the growth and behavior of some of the investigated plants and animals.
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^ There are all kinds of forks in the road for you today, and some could get you in trouble.

Moreover, he was doubtless well acquainted with a very ancient tradition, that heroes generally came from the northern frontiers of their native land, where they are hardened and tempered by the threefold struggle they wage with soil, climate and barbarian neighbours.
.Kepler explained the double movement of the earth by the rotation of the sun.^ At the same time, every people on earth is familiar with astronomical observation of the movements of the heavenly bodies, especially the characteristic behavior of the sun and moon.
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.At one time the sun presented its friendly side, which attracted one planet, sometimes its adverse side, which repelled it.^ At the same time, the sun passed through one of the three decades of a sign of the zodiac, each one lasting for ten days.
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^ The former notion of intervals was used for determining various time periods of one’s life assigned to each planet (cf.
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^ When the sun, moon, or a planet is in the sign opposite to one it rules, it is considered a difficult combination and is called detriment.
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He also peopled the planets with souls and genii. He was led to his three great laws by musical analogies, just as William Herschel afterwards passed from music to astronomy. .Kepler, who in his youth made almanacs, and once prophesied a hard winter, which came to pass, could not help putting an astrological interpretation on the disappearance of the brilliant star of 1572, which Tycho had observed.^ Michael explains the real meaning of the word "stars" as used in the Bible, and how "the Star of Bethlehem" was likely an actual astrological "conjunction" of two giant planets in the Sign of Pisces - which was interpreted by some wise astrologers (the Magi) as a "sign" of the birth of the Hebrew Messiah who came to be called Jesus Christ.
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^ He feared that those who interpret the biblical notion that the stars were created for giving signs (Genesis 1:14) would use this as justification for horoscopic astrology (Pelikan, p.
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.Theodore Beza thought that this star, which in December 1573 equalled Jupiter in brilliancy, predicted the second coming of Christ.^ Origen argued against those in antiquity who interpreted the Star of Bethlehem as an astrological prediction of the birth of Christ made by the Chaldaeans.
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^ In addition, she advocated the view that a "New Age" would begin with the imminent "Second Coming of Christ."
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.Astronomers were only then beginning to study variable and periodic stars, and disturbances in that part of the heavens, which had till then, on the authority of Aristotle, been regarded as incorruptible, combined with the troubles of the times, must have given a new stimulus to belief in the signs in heaven.^ You must begin making better use of your time.

^ If you have the time, please watch this video in which your favorite politicians do their parts to promote the draconian New World Order.

^ This is the best time in ages to launch a new enterprise or be daring in any regard whatsoever.
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Montaigne (Essais, lib. i. chap. x.) relates a singular episode in the history of astrology. Charles V. and .Francis I., who both bid for the friendship of the infamous Aretino, surnamed the divine, both likewise engaged astrologers to fight their battles.^ Likewise, the technical Hellenistic astrologers who calculated birth charts and made predictions did not necessarily practice rituals in reverence to planetary gods.
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^ Both he and Valens, as astrologers, criticized other practitioners for either shoddy methods or deliberate deception, posing their forms of divination as astrology.
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In Italy those who prophesied the ruin of France were sure to be listened to. These prophecies affected the public funds much as telegrams do nowadays. ."At Rome," Montaigne tells us, "a large sum of money was lost on the Change by this prognostication of our ruin."^ Changes for the better & large sum of money.

^ My so called 'transit period' will begin in a couple of weeks involving large sums of money and new love life all that kind of stuff.

^ If we can all stick together & tell the world about these scammers, it will be better for all us trustworthy people innocently seeking answers to our life's troubles.

The marquis of Saluces, notwithstanding his gratitude to Francis I. for the many favours he had received, including his marquisate, of which the brother was despoiled for his benefit, was led in 1536 to betray his country, being scared by the glorious prophecies of the ultimate success of Charles V. which were then rife. The influence of the Medici made astrologers popular in France. Richelieu, on whose council was Jacques Gaffarel (1601-1681), the last of the Kabbalists, did not despise astrology as an engine of government. At the birth of Louis XIV. a certain Morin de Villefranche was placed behind a curtain to cast the nativity of the future autocrat. .A generation back the astrologer would not have been hidden behind a curtain, but have taken precedence of the doctor.^ Thus it was believed that an astrologically "correctly" chosen doctor’s appointment would be supported by the gods currently in power.
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.La Bruyere dares not pronounce against such beliefs, "for there are perplexing facts affirmed by grave men who were eye-witnesses."^ Who dares to say such a thing?

^ In 1975, the American Humanist Association characterized those who have faith in astrology as doing so "in spite of the fact that there is no verified scientific basis for their beliefs, and indeed that there is strong evidence to the contrary".
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^ Even those who have no belief in such a power cannot help but phrase a request or express a wish from time to time.

.In England William Lilly and Robert Fludd were both dressed in a little brief authority.^ One of the most outstanding astrologers in England is William Lilly (1602-1682) [45].
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.The latter gives us elaborate rules for the detection of a thief, and tells us that he has had personal experience of their efficacy.^ This training gives you direct contact with a professional astrologer (with over 43 years experience) for personal guidance every step of the way.
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^ This person needs to be responsible for the lies she tells people as it gives the genuine people out there a bad name!

."If the lord of the sixth house is found in the second house, or in company with the lord of the second house, the thief is one of the family.^ One company (a manufacturer) is used for examples throughout the entire course, applying the information on each planet, house and cycle.
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^ In the second house we are usually refreshing our energies, and if we get up before dawn we find that the energy just before sunrise can be very powerful in terms of one's own self .
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^ In the Chaldaean Oracles , a text of the second century and thought to bear the influence of Numenius, one finds a view of the cosmos similar to that found in the Hermetic corpus.
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If Mercury is in the sign of the Scorpion he will be bald, &c." .Francis Bacon abuses the astrologers of his day no less than the alchemists, but he does so because he has visions of a reformed astrology and a reformed alchemy.^ Furthermore, there are no bad planets (as astrologers claim of Mars and Saturn) because they are divine (2.3.1).
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^ Today, Monday the 26th of January 2009, is one of the most powerful days in the astrological calendar when it comes to manifesting your vision.
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^ Christopher does video horoscopes for each sign EVERY day — Monday through Friday — so you can hit it up any time for an instant astrological fix!
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.Sir Thomas Browne, too, while he denies the capacity of the astrologers of his day, does not venture to dispute the reality of the science.^ Christopher does video horoscopes for each sign EVERY day — Monday through Friday — so you can hit it up any time for an instant astrological fix!
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.The idea of the souls of men passing at death to the stars, the blessedness of their particular sphere being assigned them according to their deserts (the metempsychosis of J. Reynaud), may be regarded as a survival of religious astrology, which, even as late as Descartes's day, assigned to the angels the task of moving the planets and the stars.^ The earth forms thereby the center of the world; the heavens with their star deities move about the earth as a closed sphere.
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^ Each whorl has its own speed, with the sphere of the fixed stars moving the fastest and in the direction opposite those of the planets.
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^ When astrology views the cosmos as a living organism, this is thus a religious idea such as we know from, and respect as such in, nature religions.
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.Joseph de Maistre believed in comets as messengers of divine justice, and in animated planets, and declared that divination by astrology is not an absolutely chimerical science.^ In the Latin west, Augustine (354-430 C.E.) took up polemics against astrology in conjunction with his arguments against divination ( De civitate dei , 5.1-7).
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^ Early science, particularly geometry and astronomy/astrology, was connected to the divine for most medieval scholars.
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.Lastly, we may mention a few distinguished men who ran counter to their age in denying stellar influences.^ I fall for hypnotic, charismatic men who know how to influence their surroundings.

.Aristarchus of Samos, Martianus Capella (the precursor of Copernicus), Cicero, Favorinus, Sextus Empiricus, Juvenal, and in a later age Savonarola and Pico della Mirandola, and La Fontaine, a contemporary of the neutral La Bruyere, were all pronounced opponents of astrology.^ But in this article, primarily the astrology of European religious history shall be featured, which, after all, is the main source of the many contemporary schools of astrology in Europe and America.
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^ About three centuries later, Pyrrhonian skeptic Sextus Empiricus would elaborate upon these arguments in “Against the Astrologers” ( Pros astrologous , Book 5 of Pros mathêmatikous ).
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^ The astrology of late antiquity, with its two lines of "vulgar" and "learned" forms, is finally not just the model for all subsequent astrology throughout the entire Middle Ages and into the seventeenth century, but also for contemporary astrology.
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.In England Swift may fairly claim the credit of having given the death-blow to astrology by his famous squib, entitled Prediction for the Year 1708, by Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. He begins, by professing profound belief in the art, and next points out the vagueness and the absurdities of the philomaths.^ It has been pointed out earlier that the oldest known birth horoscope dates back to the pre-Roman era, from the year 410 BC in Mesopotamia.
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^ Modern opponents of astrology typically utilize precession – pointing out the fact that zodiac “signs” no longer match with the star constellations.
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^ But before we have a look at the history of astrology, a peculiar fact should be pointed out.
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.He then, in the happiest vein of parody, proceeds to show them a more excellent way: - "My first prediction is but a trifle, yet I mention it to show how ignorant these sottish pretenders to astrology are in their own concerns: it refers to Partridge the almanac-maker.^ He mentions the ability of some to judge, but the configurations of the stars, whether or not divinatory predictions will be true and false, and if theurgic activity will be fruitful or in vain ( Epistula ad Anebonem , 2.6c – in reference to katarchical astrology).
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^ While outlining the arguments of astrology’s opponents, (including the first and second arguments of the New Academy, mentioned above), Firmicus claims not to have made up his mind concerning the immortality of the soul ( Matheseos , 1.1.5-6), but he shortly betrays a Platonic belief in an immortal soul separable from the body (1.3.4).
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^ I’m excited for going to law school in the fall, getting to move into my very own place for the first time, winning lots of … .
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.I have consulted the star of his nativity by my own rules, and find he will infallibly die upon the 29th of March next about eleven at night of a raging fever.^ Porphyry concludes with questions about the practice of astrologers of finding one’s own daimon, and what sort of power it imparts to us ( Epist.
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Therefore I advise him to consider of it and settle his affairs in time." Then followed a letter to a person of quality giving a full and particular account of the death of Partridge on the very day and nearly at the hour mentioned. In vain the wretched astrologer protested that he was alive, got a literary friend to write a pamphlet to prove it, and published his almanac for 1709. Swift, in his reply, abused him for his want of manners in giving a gentleman the lie, answered his arguments seriatim, and declared that the evidence of the publication of another almanac was wholly irrelevant, "for Gadbury, Poor Robin, Dove and Way do yearly publish their almanacs, though several of them have been dead since before the Revolution." Nevertheless a field is found even to this day for almanacs of a similar type, and for popular belief in them.
To astrological politics we owe the theory of heaven-sent rulers, instruments in the hands of Providence, and saviours of society. Napoleon, as well as Wallenstein, believed in his star. .Many passages in the older English poets are unintelligible without some knowledge of astrology.^ History The Bible addresses astrology indirectly in some places without, however, clearly explaining in detail.
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^ Some modern thinkers, notably Carl Jung, believe in astrology's descriptive powers regarding the mind without necessarily subscribing to its predictive claims.
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^ Our masters and doctoral programs are designed for mature adults who have gained some competency in astrology, but who desire to broaden their knowledge and gain further recognition and advancement.
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.Chaucer wrote a treatise on the astrolabe; Milton constantly refers to planetary influences; in Shakespeare's King Lear, Gloucester and Edmund represent respectively the old and the new faith.^ They will transfer files from the old computer and send New Faithful back.

We still contemplate and .consider; we still speak of men as jovial, saturnine or mercurial; we still talk of the ascendancy of genius, or a disastrous defeat. .In French hear, malheur, heureux, malheureux, are all derived from the Latin augurium; the expression ne sous une mauvaise etoile, born under an evil star, corresponds (with the change of toile into astre) to the word malotru, in Provençal malastrue; and son dtoile polit, his star grows pale, belongs to the same class of illusions.^ The three magi in the gospels who were guided by a star to the birth of Jesus were astrologers, though European Christmas stories have changed them into kings.
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^ Also belonging to the planet Venus is the zodiac sign "Taurus," under which Caesar was born and which he raised as a heraldic figure to a symbol of the state.
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^ We still find this combination of zodiac signs and decades in horoscopes in some periodicals, when the predictions for individuals born under a particular sign are divided again into three parts.
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The Latin ex augurio appears in the Italian sciagura, sciagurato, softened into sciaura, sciaurato, wretchedness, wretched. .The influence of a particular planet has also lef t traces in various languages; but the French and English jovial and the English saturnine correspond rather to the gods who served as types in chiromancy than to the planets which bear the same names.^ Our English names are from the Germanic gods who corresponded to the Roman ones.
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^ Also given to these animate zodiac signs, as to the planets, are certain properties and spheres of influence which correspond, in part, to the seasons.
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^ Our seven-day week is—clearly traceable above all in the Romance languages—named after the seven planet-gods.
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.In the case of the expressions bien or mal lune, well or ill mooned, avoir un quartier de lune dans la tete, to have the quarter of the moon in one's head, the German mondsiichtig and the English moonstruck or lunatic, the fundamental idea lies in the strange opinions formerly held about the moon.^ Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Cancer Sun and Moon are now both in Yin water signs that understand one another very well.

^ Garde-toi de "manger la tte d'un verrat.
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^ Our English names are from the Germanic gods who corresponded to the Roman ones.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

.For the history of astrology with its affinities to astronomy on the one hand, and to other forms of popular belief on the other, the following works out of a large number that might be mentioned are specially recommended: - A. Bouche-Leclercq, L'Astrologie grecque (Paris, 1899), with a full bibliography; Franz Boll, Sphaera (Leipzig, 1903); Franz Cumont, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (Brussels, 1898; 7 parts published up to 1909); Franz Boll, "Die Erforschung der antiken Astrologie" (in Neue Jahrbiicher fur das klassische Altertum, Band xxi.^ CCAG (Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum) .
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^ Brussels, 1898-1953 22] Cumont, Franz.
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^ None can renounce what is bestowed or denied; no man by prayer may seize fortune if it demur, or escape if it draw nigh./61/ At the other extreme, one might reject astrology completely.
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Heft 2, pp. 103-126); Franz Cumont, Les Religions orientales dans le paganisme romain (Paris, 5907) (ch. vii. ."L'Astrologie et la magie"); Alfred Maury, La Magic et l'astrologie a l'antiquite et au moyen age (4th ed., Paris, 1877); R. C. Thompson, Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon (2 vols., London, 1900); F. X. Kugler, Sternkunde and Sterndienst in Babel (Freiburg, 1907; - to he completed in 4 vols.^ G. Dean et al., Recent Advances in Natal Astrology: A Critical Review 1900-1976 .
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^ The astrology love match report for comparisons of couples natal charts for astrological compatibility.
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); Ch. .Virolleaud, L'Astrologie chalddenne (Paris, 1905 - to be completed in 8 parts - transliteration and translations of cuneiform texts); Jastrow, Religion Babyloniens and Assyriens (Parts 13 and 14); also certain sections in BoucheLeclercq, Histoire de la divination dans l'antiquite (Paris, 1879), vol.^ Die Religion Babyloniens und Assyriens .
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^ In: La divination en Mésopotamie ancienne et dans les régions voisines .
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^ For the most part, however, astrology was rejected because it was classified among the non-Christian, "heathen" religions and their practices, and the "new" religion, Christianity, no longer needed it.
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i. pp. 205-257; in Marcellin Berthelot, Les Origines de l'alchimie (Paris, 1885), pp. 5-56; Ferd. Hofer, Histoire de l'astronomie (Paris, 1846), pp. 1 -90; in Rudolf Wolf, Geschichte der Astronomic (Munich, 1877), ch. i. .See also the article by Ernst Riess on Astrology in Pauly-Wissowa, Realenc_yclopeidie der klassischen Altertumswissenschaft, vol.^ Click on Astrology , Tarot , Numerology , or Crystals , or Graphology section to see new articles listed first.
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^ "Planeten" in: Paulys Realenzyklopädie der Klassischen Altertumswissenschaften, pg.
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ii. (Stuttgart, 1896). .For modern and practical astrology the following works may be found useful in different ways: E. M. Bennett, Astrology (New York, 5894); J. M. Pfaff, Astrologie (Bamberg, 1816); G. Wilde, Chaldaean Astrology up to date (1901); R. Garnett ("A. G. Trent"), "The Soul and the Stars," in the Universit y Magazine, 1880 (reprinted in Dobson and Wilde, Natal Astrology, 1893); Abel Haatan, Traite d'astrologie judiciaire (Paris, 1825); Fomalhaut, Manuel d'astrologie spherique et judiciaire (Paris, 1897).^ You may apply to school, pick up a freelance project, or consider a long-distance move for work.
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^ From then until March 6th, date nights are mandatory, especially since your work schedule heats up.
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(M. JA.)


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Terminology.

—In the Apocrypha and in the Talmud:

Neither (missing hebrew text) (Isa 47:13), which the Greek translation renders "astrologers," nor (missing hebrew text) (Dan 2:27 et seq.), the technical designation for the Chaldean casters of horoscopes, nor (missing hebrew text) (Dan 3:27), explained "astrologers" (Cant. R. to vii. 9), is found in ancient Jewish traditions. Even the Hebraic name (missing hebrew text) , "star-gazer" (Isa 47:13), occurs only in the commentaries on the Talmud. .The customary names are (missing hebrew text) ("astrologer") in Palestinian and (missing hebrew text) ("Chaldeans") in Babylonian sources—expressions originating in the Greco-Roman world, where Ξαλδαῖοι and "Chaldæi" are found as early as the beginning of the common era, exclusively applied to astrologers.^ Marcus Manilius (around the beginning of the common era) and Claudius Ptolemy (100-178 AD) were expressly representatives of the learned astrology.
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^ A more common Genesis Cosmos mentioned in astrological texts is a configuration of all planets in their own signs and degrees of exaltation hupsoma ), special regions that had been established in Babylonian astrology.
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^ The rivalry between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic kingdoms may be reflected in the astrologers’ varying attributions of the origins of astrology to Egyptians or Babylonians (called the Chaldaeans).
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.Whether any etymological relation exists between (missing hebrew text) and the appellation (missing hebrew text) , or (missing hebrew text) , a word used in connection with the Egyptian rulers ( (missing hebrew text) , Soṭah 12b) and identical in meaning, can not be definitely ascertained.^ It was thus a question of determining whether the "mysterious powers" between the heavenly bodies and life on earth assumed by astrology actually exist.
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The art itself goes by the name of (missing hebrew text) (Astrologia).

Distribution.

These foreign terms suffice to show that the "Chaldean science" was not introduced into Judea directly, but through the medium of syncretic Hellenism, wherein, in the course of centuries, it met with an ever-widening acceptance. .The Sibylline Books praise the Jewish nation because it "does not meditate on the prophecies of the fortune-tellers, magicians, and conjurers, nor practise Astrology, nor seek the oracles of the Chaldeans in the stars" (iii.^ Philo of Alexandria and various Jewish pseudepigraphical writers condemned the practice of astrology ( 1 Enoch , Sibylline Oracles ), while other texts accept portions of it and depict biblical figures such as Abraham and Noah as astrologers (cf.
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227); and Josephus censures the people for ignoring the visible signs and indications foreshadowing the destruction of the Temple ("B. J." vi. 5, § 3). .There were actually no Jewish astrologers either in the Holy Land or in Babylonia; and the art, together with those who practised it, was condemned, although its reality was as little questioned then as it was by the rest of the world up to the seventeenth century.^ No more dodging those, either.
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^ And it appears that the American people will soon realize the genuine reform that offers security to those who have health insurance and affordable options to those who do not.

It was indeed considered of celestial origin, and as having been revealed to mankind by the rebellious angels. .Baraḳel (Raḳiel: Greek text) taught star-gazing; Kokabel (the Star of God), Astrology; SheḦaḳeel, the science of the clouds; Arḳiel (the Earth of God), the signs of the earth; Samsiel (the Sun of God), the signs of the sun; and Scuriel, Sahriel (the Moon of God), the signs of the moon (Enoch 83).^ Leo is the only sign ruled by the sun, and Cancer next to it is the only sign ruled by the moon.
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^ According to many Hellenistic writers, Hermes Trismegistos (Hermes "Three-times-as-great"), who was revered as a god, taught selected disciples and priests magic and science, writing and astrology [24].
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^ Tropical astrology, on the other hand, is based on the idea that the more significant relationship is that between the sun and earth which gives us the regular seasons of the year and thus continues to base the signs on these twelve equal divisions of the seasonal year.
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Chronology and Astrology.

.The admiration for Astrology was due not so much to its importance for reckoning times and seasons—although as such held in high esteem—as to its supposed power of forecasting the future.^ Even those who have no belief in such a power cannot help but phrase a request or express a wish from time to time.

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^ Of special importance was the Marduk priest Berossus, [41] who – an uncertain tradition has it – is supposed to have founded an astrology school on the island Kos.
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.Enoch ordained the jubilees, year-weeks ("Jahrwochen"), months, Sabbaths (weeks), and days, and "all that was, that is, and that will be he saw as in a vision, even the destiny of the children of man from generation to generation to the Judgment Day: everything he foresaw and apprehended, inscribing his testimony upon the earth for the benefit of mankind and all their posterity" (Jubilees iv.^ Every four years, we add an extra day to the month of February to bring our slightly inaccurate 365-day human calendar back into line with reality - the Earth's actual revolution around the Sun in 365.25 days.
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^ Our seven-day week is—clearly traceable above all in the Romance languages—named after the seven planet-gods.
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^ The Egyptians were familiar with the 365 days of the year and arranged them into thirty-six weeks of ten days each.
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19). According to the same book (viii. 3), such prediction is inscribed upon the rocks. .The same view, with a Jewish monotheistic coloring, is expressed in the rabbinical legend, according to which God showed to Adam all the future generations, including their scribes, scholars, and leaders ('Ab.^ He thus paid no attention to many warnings from fortune-tellers, including the one which – according to legend – prophesied the attempt on his life in the Ides of March, to which he after all fell victim.
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^ These non-necessary future truths include all things that happen “according to us” ( eph’ hêmin ).
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Zarah 5a). .Abraham, the Chaldean, bore upon his breast a large astrological tablet on which the fate of every man might be read; for which reason—according to the haggadist—all the kings of the East and of the West congregated every morning before his door in order to seek advice.^ We know of a similar case from the New Testament: the evangelist Matthew tells of the three "Magi from the east," who come before King Herod and seek the new-born King of the Jews, because they had seen "his star."
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^ First it is important to note that astrologers in all epochs rely first of all upon experience when they put forth justification for astrology.
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^ Well, I wasn’t familiar with PuppetGov until this morning and am not certain that all of these clips are chronologically placed or placed in a particular order to support their point.

.It is to this tablet that the words (Gen 24:1), "the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things," are said to allude (Tosef., Ḳid.^ I recieved it within 24 hrs then I recieved 3 more emails all saying exactly what everyone elses on this page said.

^ One thing can be said for sure: all the great cultures and religions were and are closely bound to astrology.
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^ One thing, however, can be said: all the various forms of astrology presuppose a similar spiritual world view.
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v. 17; B. B. 16b). Abraham himself saw in it that he would have no second son, but God said unto him, "Away with your astrology; for Israel there is no planet!" (Shab. 156a). .Elsewhere it is declared that Abraham was not an astrologer at all, but a prophet, inasmuch as only those beneath the stars could be subject to their influence; but that Abraham was above them (Gen.^ It appears that in his conversion he did not give up all astrological thinking, for he accepts the role of the planets and stars as administrators of God.
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^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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R. xliv. 12). It is also stated that Joab refused to join the conspiracy of Absalom, because he had seen David's favorable nativity (Sanh. 49a and elsewhere).

Astrology in the Roman Empire.

.Like the Assyrio-Babylonian monarchs, who received from their astrologers a monthly forecast of coming events (Isa 47:13 and cuneiform inscriptions; e.g., Rawlinson, "Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia," iii.^ Monthly Forecast Your Month Ahead: Imagine a world full of beings who have been magically transported from a place they cannot recall.

^ It is likely that these ideas filtered to the astrologers, who would devise methods for seeking out the ruling planet ( oikodespotês ) for an individual (see section on Porphyry ).
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^ Ptolemy is an exception among the astrological authors because first and foremost he is an empirical scientist, and one who, like his philosophical and scientific contemporaries, is concerned with theories of knowledge.
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.51), the Roman emperors believed in the all-powerful influence of the stars upon the destinies of man and nature.^ It was above all their concern to speak, against modern natural science, again of the spiritual nature of the world, filled with magical and divine powers.
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^ All of nature, stones, plants, animals, were once again, as in ancient times, filled with mysterious divine powers.
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^ Since he believed there is nothing outside of rational Providence, including that which is in our power ( to eph’ hêmin ), the stars too would be a part of the rational ordering.
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Tiberius was a master in the art of casting a horoscope, and regulated all his actions in accordance with his astrological deductions (Josephus, "Ant." xviii. 6, § 9). .The Roman empire boasted a complete system of Chaldeo-Greek literature, which was zealously cultivated by the members of theastrological schools; all public and private life being under the influence of these pseudo-prophets, who received substantial rewards in gold.^ These mysterious rays influence or cause all the events on earth.
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^ For these were well-known throughout Roman Empire at the time of Jesus.
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.These conditions are reflected in the parables of the Talmud, which vividly illuminate the astrological belief from every point of view.^ Thus, it was not the astrological world view which was disputed, but rather the arrogance in thinking that precise predictions were possible for every event.
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^ This remained the standard belief throughout antiquity, assumed by every astrologer.
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Jethro advises Moses (Mek., Yitro, 'Amalek, 2) to select the men whom he wishes to cooperate with him by means of the mirror into which the kings are accustomed to gaze. (Gen. R. i. 4).
."A king who had no son said to his attendants, 'Buy pen and ink for my son': and the people took the king to be a great astrologer; for how could he have ordered pen and ink for his son, had he not beheld beforehand that he was to have one?^ How could you change the way you behave in order to alter your current reality?
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^ Jenna: dear, i speak to many people everyday, and while my talents are great, i am here to chat, not give readings or try and differenciate between dishonest people.

^ Pseudo-Manetho the astrologer, who also wrote in the fourth century, simply said that was how the gods wanted to do it./93/ In the previous chapter we saw that the zodiac began as a celestial yardstick, useful for calculating a planet's position.
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.The same applies to God, who foresaw that He would, at some future time, give Israel the Torah" (Pirḳe R. El.^ Aries Give some thought to how much you value yourself, your time, your health.
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^ He feared that those who interpret the biblical notion that the stars were created for giving signs (Genesis 1:14) would use this as justification for horoscopic astrology (Pelikan, p.
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^ This would be healed by administering corresponding plant or animal products inhabited by the same god.
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xli.).
."The question is asked, 'Why did God proclaim His law amid fire and darkness (Deut 5:20), and not by the light of day'? And the answer is given in the form of a parable: 'A king, who was a great astrologer, gave his son in marriage, and hung black curtains before the bridal chamber, saying, "I know that my son will not abide by his nuptial promises longer than forty days; let not the people, in days to come, say that an astrologer such as I did not know what was to happen to his son."'^ Who dares to say such a thing?

^ Ask yourself questions, & answer them.
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^ I know that at the moment you ask yourself many different questions about many different things in your life.

.The astrologer is God, his son is Israel; and the bride is the Torah, by which Israel abode no longer than forty days (from the revelation to the making of the golden calf)" (Lev.^ Since the three Magi’s homage to the baby Jesus—according to Tertullian—it is no longer necessary to revere or consult the gods of the heavenly bodies [64].
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^ Even if the majority of astrologers no longer speak of star-gods, but understand them rather as "powers" existing in humans, the entirety of nature and the cosmos, the properties that the Babylonian star religion had already formulated, remain basically unchanged.
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R. xxxvi. 4).
."A ruler sentenced a man to death by fire; but when he perceived by means of astrology that the condemned would beget a daughter destined to become the king's wife, he said, 'This man must be saved for his daughter's sake.'^ (This “tropical” zodiac would become the standard in the Western practice of astrology up to present day.
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^ Astrology would become an important issue for Neoplatonists, with some rejecting it and others embracing it, though not within a context of strict fatalism.
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^ First of all it must be said that in the eighteenth century—as a matter of fact not definitively until the beginning of the nineteenth—astrology disappeared from recognized science and recognized Christian theology.
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Thus did God save Abraham from the fiery furnace, because of Jacob" (Deut. R. iv 5, referring to Gen 21:10-12).
."A man to whom a son was born was met by an astrologer who, on seeing the child, declared that he was destined to become a bandit-chief (ἀρχιληστής) and must be put out in the desert.^ If you're a man who doesn't know his Venus Sign, you can pick the Sign's paragraph that best describes your type of ideal woman, and then when you find out your true Venus Sign you can see if it matches the Sign you chose.
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^ It is likely that these ideas filtered to the astrologers, who would devise methods for seeking out the ruling planet ( oikodespotês ) for an individual (see section on Porphyry ).
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^ By knowing the birth date and birth place of Saudi-born terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, any interested amateur or professional astrologer can cast his birth horoscope and see what might have motivated this charismatic man to become the most infamous terrorist in the modern world.
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The father of the child refused until the astrologer's father told him to do just as his son had ordered. The father of the astrologer is God; the astrologer is Sarah; the child is Ishmael; and the father of the child is Abraham"

Court Astrologers.

When Pharaoh made Joseph vice-regent, his astrologers asked, "Would you elevate this slave, purchased for twenty pieces of silver, to be ruler over us?" and Pharaoh answered, "I see the colors of rulership in him" (Soṭah 36b). .Here, as elsewhere, colors play an important part in Astrology.^ They also played an important role in medical astrology and in magic./125/ Manilius assigns the natures of the signs to the decans, in the order of the signs.
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.In reference to a request of King Solomon for laborers on the Temple, Pharaoh directed his astrologers to select workmen who were to die within the year, and send them to the Jewish monarch, who, however, seeing the ruse through the medium of the Holy Spirit, sent them back again clad in shrouds (Pesiḳ.^ It is likely that these ideas filtered to the astrologers, who would devise methods for seeking out the ruling planet ( oikodespotês ) for an individual (see section on Porphyry ).
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^ In the year 762, the Jewish astrologer Messahalla, who converted to Islam, determined the date of Baghdad’s founding.
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^ In summary, Plotinus ridicules astrological technical doctrine for what he sees as a belief in the direct causality of the planets and stars on the fate of the individual.
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iv. 34a).
Mesha, king of Moab, asked his astrologers, "Why am I unable to vanquish the Jews?" and they answered, "Because of the merit of Abraham, who was ready to sacrifice his own son"; whereupon the king did likewise (ib. ii. 13a).

Astrological Errors.

.When a pagan wanted to buy a slave, he first consulted an astrologer.^ Whether in India or South America, even some scientists first consult an astrologer before embarking on longer official trips.
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It was through this art that the wife of Potiphar learned that she was to have a son by Joseph; and it was for this reason that she regarded him with favor. It was an error, however; for the prognostication referred to her daughter, who subsequently became Joseph's wife (Gen. R. lxxxv. 2, lxxxvii. 4).
Pharaoh's astrologers perceived that the mother of the future redeemer of Israel was with child, and that this redeemer was destined to suffer punishment through water. .Not knowing whether the redeemer was to be an Israelite or an Egyptian, and being desirous to prevent the redemption of Israel, Pharaoh ordered that all children born henceforth should be drowned; but when the Egyptians remonstrated against this edict, he restricted it to Israelitish infants.^ All we know astrologically of Zezi is that she is an Aries born in 1985.

^ Distances could rise with children and you should make all attempts to keep up the level of contact.
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But the astrologers erred in their deductions; for the reference was to the waters of Meribah (Num 20:13), and not to the Nile (Ex. R. i. 18; Sanh. 101b; compare also Ber. 4a).
The conviction that the astrologers could control the planets prevailed everywhere among the nations of antiquity. .Thus Haman regulated the time for the extinction of the Jews by means of astrological calculations (Pirḳe R. El.^ In Germany, the German Federation of Astrologers (DAV) was founded as a trade union on October 16, 1947 at the astrologically calculated time of 10:06 am.
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l.). .A barber, who was also an astrologer, perceived that the Jews would shed his blood; consequently he murdered 80 or, according to some, 300 of those who visited him professionally.^ Joining ISAR puts one in the company of the premier astrologers throughout the world who are on the cutting edge of professional astrology as it enters the 21st century....
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^ It is difficult to imagine that the practice of astrology would have been divorced from philosophy by philosophers who were also astrologers.
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^ It is likely that these ideas filtered to the astrologers, who would devise methods for seeking out the ruling planet ( oikodespotês ) for an individual (see section on Porphyry ).
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But he erred; for the reference was to the blood which he was to lose at circumcision on his conversion to Judaism (Yer. 'Ab. Zarah ii. 41a).

Special Features.

.The astrologers were wont to sit at the entrance to the harbors and predict how every parcel of merchandise would be disposed of (Eccl.^ Teal predicts a ceremony of some sort in the US and says that people will be ‘well-disposed toward the government’ - now that would be a refreshing change!

^ Thus, it was not the astrological world view which was disputed, but rather the arrogance in thinking that precise predictions were possible for every event.
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^ Learn how the Asteroids, like Chiron, Ceres, Juno, and Pallas Athene, are used to make astrological predictions.
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R. i. 14; Midr. Panim AḦerim. to Esth. iii. 7, ed. Buber, p. 46). .They could determine by lot under what planet and in what month and on what day a people was to be attacked (Sanh.^ It’s joined by love-planet Venus, sending Valentine’s Day a month early for many Crabs.
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^ If planets are not ensouled, they could only affect the bodily nature.
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^ Many citizens of Rome carried small, inscribed sheets of papyrus around with them from which they could read which hours of the day were or were not favorable for which activities.
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95a). .On one occasion they prophesied to a non-Hebrew that his fortune would fall into the hand of a pious Jewish Sabbath observer.^ A Hippocratean would classify an individual’s psychophysical nature into one of four types based on the qualities of hot, cold, moist, and dry.
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^ If they are ensouled, their effects would be minor, not simply due to the great distance from earth, but because their effects would reach the earth as a mixture, for there are many stars and one earth (2.3.12).
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The fortune was thereupon invested in a diamond and worn by the possessor; but it fell into the water and was later found by a Jew in the stomach of a fish that he had bought for the Sabbath meal (Shab. 119a). .An astrologer predicted of a new-born male infant that he was destined to become a thief; for which reason the mother always kept the head of the child covered in order that "the fear of the heaven be upon him," and admonished him constantly to pray for divine grace.^ It is the heartfelt faith that the cosmos is divinely ordered and governed, and that everything which happens in the heavens and which is calculable stands, mysteriously, in close relation to the events on earth.
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^ He particularly elaborated upon the New Academy argument that people born at the same time having different destinies (the twin argument).
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^ In general, regardless of the intentions of the gospel writers of including the myth of the Star of Bethlehem, it was interpreted by Christians not as a prediction by astrological methods of divination, but as a symbol of Christ transcending the old cosmic order, particularly fate oppressing the divinely granted human free will, and replacing it with a new order (cf.
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.In spite of all, the covering fell from his head upon one occasion, after he had grown to manhood and had attained to the dignity of a teacher of the Law, and he fulfilled the sinister prediction by plucking and devouring the fruit of a tree which did not belong to him (Shab.^ C.E.) believed in the soul’s exaltation above the cosmos, he did not, like Plotinus, think that the embodied soul of the human being is capable of rising above the cosmos and its ordering principle of Fate through simple contemplation upon the One, or the source of all things.
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^ But then the stake at which he was being burned collapsed and the body of the astrologer fell to the ground, upon which dogs immediately pounced on him and tore him to pieces.
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156b). .Another teacher of the Law declined the proffered position of head of the school because a Chaldean had predicted that he should occupy the chair for only two years; and this proved true, when he finally accepted the position twenty-two years later (Ber.^ Massachusetts Astrology School offering beginner, intermediate and advanced astrology classes, workshops and two-year Astrology Certificate or Counseling Diploma with Masters Degree Option....
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^ Out of the many posts, only two were positive and that is scary.

64a). .Two students of the Talmud went out to fell timber, and an astrologer declared that they would never return; but they were saved because of a benevolent action which they performed (Yer.^ He claims astrologers are sometimes incorrect in their predictions because they make faulty interpretations (while assuming that the principles of astrology itself are not false) (cf.
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^ If they are ensouled, their effects would be minor, not simply due to the great distance from earth, but because their effects would reach the earth as a mixture, for there are many stars and one earth (2.3.12).
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^ Mesopotamian art often showed pictures of the constellations, but never in a ring, perhaps because they did not think of the universe as a sphere, as the Greeks did.
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Shab. vi. 8d). .An astrologer became a proselyte and consequently abandoned his art; but he relied on God, and in a critical moment he was saved (ib.).^ He notes that the difficulty of the art of astrological prediction has made critics believe it to be useless, and he argues in favor of its helpfulness and usefulness.
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Talmudists and Astrology.

To resist the influence of the "Wisdom of the Orient" was not an easy task. .Nevertheless there was but one teacher of the Talmud, Samuel of Babylonia (about 250), who became an adept in Astrology, and even he, quoting the words (Deut 30:12), "It [the Law] is not in the heavens," says, "Torah can not go together withthe art that studies the heavens" (Deut.^ People who never believe on astrology should never go in there .

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^ Those who condemn Astrology seem to have missed the very clear statement about reading "signs" in the heavens which appears on the first page of their Bible.
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R. viii. 6). A similar remark is made by the Babylonian Jose of Huẓal: "We are not permitted to appeal to the Chaldeans, for it is written (Deut 18:13), 'Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God'" (Pes. 113b). In accordance with Jer 10:2 is another declaration by R. Johanan, the Palestinian amora, to the effect that "there are no planets for Israel, but only for the nations which recognize the validity of astrology." This opinion is shared by Rab (Abba Arika, Shab. 156a). .These utterances, however, do not go undisputed; and it may be added that, more particularly during the fourth century, the belief in the influence of the constellations at conception and birth was general (ib.).^ If applicable, birth or conception of a child possible now till 1st May 2010 and thereafter during November 2010.
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^ However before you go to this page I invite you to continue reading this first reading as I have some more important information to tell you about.

^ Historically, he was probably a priest from the fourth century AD [30].
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Every person had a particular star as a guardian spirit, with which his fate was closely interwoven. The stars of the proselytes were already witnesses of the revelation on Sinai (Shab. 146a). Animals have no stars, and are therefore more liable to injury (Shab. 53b). .On the other hand, every blade of grass has its own particular star which bids it grow (Gen.^ Every person deals with the world in a skewed way, only we each do so a little differently - many of us learned to be good at hiding our own particular quirks early on (since the alternative meant risking rejection from others.

^ This year, abundance comes from empowering others, rather than having your hands in every pot.
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^ Behind this was the view that every day and hour was ruled by its own particular gods of the celestial bodies.
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R. x. 6). .Causeless fear in man is a sign that his star sees danger (Meg.^ He feared that those who interpret the biblical notion that the stars were created for giving signs (Genesis 1:14) would use this as justification for horoscopic astrology (Pelikan, p.
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^ If you're a woman who doesn't know her Mars Sign, you can pick the Sign that matches your type of man, and then when you find out your true Mars Sign you can see if it matches the Sign you chose.
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3a). .The first day of illness is concealed from mankind in order that the influence of one's star may not be weakened; and the setting of one's star betokens that one's death is near (Ber.^ Set aside your perfectionist tendencies; you may not get it right the first, or even second, time.
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^ The first hour of the first day was Saturn's, the second was Jupiter's and so on in order through the twenty-four.
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55b). Raba (lived 350) says, "Duration of life, progeny, and subsistence are dependent upon the constellations" (M. Ḳ. 28a). God tells Eleazar ben Pedat, an indigent teacher of the Talmud, that He would have to overturn the world, were He to release him from poverty, he having been born in an unlucky hour (Ta'an. 25a).

Selection of Days.

.The most popular form of astrological superstition—and one which still survives among uncultured people—is the selection of propitious days.^ Today, Monday the 26th of January 2009, is one of the most powerful days in the astrological calendar when it comes to manifesting your vision.
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^ Currently, the most widespread form of astrology is the popular one which presents itself both in daily newspapers and in special esoteric periodicals.
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^ One of the most outstanding astrologers in England is William Lilly (1602-1682) [45].
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.According to it, certain periods, years, months, days, and hours are regarded as lucky or unlucky.^ On Sept 22, 1896, Queen Victoria surpassed George III as longest-reigning British monarch in history, and altogether she reigned for 63 years, 7 months, 2 days.

Akiba contends against the superstition that the year before the jubilee is exceptionally blessed. .The belief is also condemned that no business should be begun on the new moon, on Friday, or on Sabbath evening (Sifre, Deut.^ New business or projects should not be commenced between 14th January and 31st May 2010.
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171; Sifra, Ḳedoshim, vi.; Sanh. 65). Despite these authoritative doctrines, however, an announcement is found to the effect that it is dangerous to drink water on Wednesday and Friday evenings (Pes. 112a). .Samuel, teacher of the Law, physician, and astrologer, taught that it was dangerous to bleed a patient on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, because on the last-mentioned day Mars reigns at the even-numbered hours of the day, when demons have their play.^ Tuesday is the day of Tiuw, the Germanic equivalent of Mars, Wednesday is named for Wodin, the Germanic Mercury, Thursday is Thor's day, who corresponds to Jupiter, and Friday is for Freya, the German Venus.
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^ Hi guys, Even i got an free astrological free reading from Jenna,and her 72 day transit period.

^ Tuesday belonged to Mars, Wednesday to Mercury, Thursday to Jupiter, and Friday to Venus.
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.It was considered equally dangerous to undergo this operation on a Wednesday falling on the fourth, the fourteenth, or the twenty-fourth of the month, or on a Wednesday occurring within less than four days of the new moon.^ The first hour of the first day was Saturn's, the second was Jupiter's and so on in order through the twenty-four.
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^ This aspect is actually a Saturn transit to US Moon and has been within orb for days now - check it out by clicking the above link.

^ Here is another simple example: "If on the fifteenth day of the month the full moon is observed together with the sun, the mighty enemy will level his weapons against the country … On the fifteenth day the full moon was seen with the sun … May the king know and consider this.
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.The new moon was likewise regarded as an unfavorable season for bleeding, as were also the third of the month and the day preceding a festival (Shab.^ Today is Lightcasting Day wherever you are on the planet — the day of the new moon, the day when it’s most powerful to do some manifesting & visualising & think about what it is you want out of the next month!
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129b).

Two Horoscopes.

In consequence of religious anti-Biblical influences, some of these pagan views gradually acquired a Hebraic tinge. .Of two horoscopes which have been preserved, however, only the earlier bears a Jewish stamp.^ However if the two planets are malefics in the horoscope of the native, the prediction /… New Moon Journal .

On Joshua b. .Levi's "tablets" (third century) it is stated that men born on Sunday will be distinguished, on Monday wrathful, on Tuesday wealthy and sensual, on Wednesday intelligent and enlightened, on Thursday benevolent, and on Friday pious; while those born on Saturday are destined to die on that day.^ For example, those born when the first decan of Libra is ascending are “virtuous” ( enaretous ), while those born when the third decan of Scorpio is ascending “do many wrongs” or are “law-breakers” ( pollous adikountas ).
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^ At 25°01′ Capricorn, this lunation will take place late Thursday night in the western United States and on Friday on the East Coast and Europe.

Only four of these predictions are based upon the days of Creation; from which it would appear that the conclusions here are not those of Joshua b. Levi, but originated rather with Amoraim, who add other remarks. .Rabbi Ḥanina said to his pupils: "Go to the son of Levi, and tell him that the fate of a person is not decided by the constellations of the day, but by those of the hour"—in other words, it is not the birthday, but the natal hour, that decides.^ If persons are predestined by their natal charts, how can they hope to change fate by choosing the proper time for marriage, planting crops, etc?
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^ What if u decided to hang yrself tommorrow after hearing that you are going to be a millionaire in period of 72 days?

Those born while the sun rules in the heavens have a brilliant career before them, and they will eat and drink of their own substance; but their secrets will be divulged, and they will never prosper by theft. .Those born under the dominion of Venus are destined to wealth and sensual enjoyment, because fire is suspended on this star; while birth under the planet Mercury foretokens intelligence and enlightenment, Mercury being the scribe of the sun.^ The Sun, Venus, Mercury and Pluto are all in Capricorn, your tenth house of success.
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^ Each whorl has its own speed, with the sphere of the fixed stars moving the fastest and in the direction opposite those of the planets.
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^ These are written to apply to Sun Signs but also apply to the Signs the Moon or any personal Planet occupy in your birth horoscope .
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.The hapless born under the reign of the moon, however, will suffer much sorrow; they will build and demolish, demolish and build, and they will eat and drink not of their own substance; but their secrets will be safe, and should they steal, they will escape detection.^ Effects remain much as they have been–and this will definitely be frustrating for some, as the Dark of the Moon calls for receptivity and a meditative approach that may contrast with natural inclinations.

^ Personally I believe they have their own reasons for perpetrating war crimes and it isn’t as if they listen to the people about very much else, do they?

.The plans of those born under the reign of Saturn will be destroyed; while the righteous or the charitable ("ẓaddiḳim") are born under the reign of Jupiter ("Ẓedeḳ"), and the shedder of blood under Mars; but this prognosticon, says Ashi, may also refer to surgeons and butchers (Shab.^ Those who hike their prices may be barred from selling plans on the exchanges.

156a).
When the vernal equinox occurs during the hour of Jupiter, the power of the fruit-trees is broken; and when the winter solstice falls within this hour, the seeds of the field dry up. .In this case, however, it is necessary also that the new moon should appear during the moon or Jupiter hour ('Er.^ However if the two planets are malefics in the horoscope of the native, the prediction /… New Moon Journal .

56a). .An eclipse of the sun is an evil omen for the nations, while an eclipse of the moon is a particular fatality for Israel, Jewish reckoning of time being based upon the phases of this planet (Mek., Bo, i.; Suk.^ In the omen texts of Enuma Anu Enlil, omen interpretations from the standpoint of the sun, moon, and venus appear most often, whereby the solar and lunar eclipses were especially observed and viewed as menacing signs.
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^ As mentioned by Clement, ( Stromata , 6.4.35-7), they include: on the ordering of the fixed stars, on the Sun, Moon and five planets, on the conjunctions and phases of the Sun and Moon, and on the times when the stars rise.
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^ The three brightest planets, the sun, moon, and Venus (the sun and moon are referred to in astrology even today as planets), play a significant role in the later omen interpretation of Enuma Anu Enlil (seventh century BC) [12].
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29a; G. Brecher, "Das Transcendentale, Magie und Magische Heilarten im Talmud," p. 157, Vienna, 1850).
Bibliography: G. Brecher, as above; L. Löw, Die Astrologie bei den Juden, in Ben Chananja, 1863, vi. 401-408, 431-435; idem, Gesammelte Schriften, ed. T. Löw, ii. 115-131, Szegedin, 1890.

—In Medieval Times:

.Astrology, called "Ḧokmat ha-nissayon" (wisdom of prognostication), in distinction from "Ḧokmat ha-Ḧizzayon" (wisdom of star-seeing, or astronomy), was practised by Jews throughout the Middle Ages, both as a professional art and as a science.^ See Michael Star on Astrology for an explanation of how Michael views Astrology and its practical use in helping us understand ourselves, and our challenges and choices in life.
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^ This psychological astrology does not view human life as subject to the dictates of the stars, as some astrologers of other schools of thought see it.
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^ We see in Xenocrates both the identification of Gods with stars (as we saw in Phillip of Opus) and the notion that Gods are forces of Nature, thereby creating an important theoretical issue for astrology, namely what is the domain of influence of the planetary gods, as the Olympians are identified with the planets.
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.Coming from the East, they were looked upon as heirs and successors of the Chaldeans, and, probably for this reason, were regarded by the Occidental world as skilful masters of the art of Astrology; their supposed power over destiny filling the multitudes with awe and fear (Bédarride, "Les Juifs en France," pp.^ It was above all their concern to speak, against modern natural science, again of the spiritual nature of the world, filled with magical and divine powers.
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^ Things looked quite different regarding the world view of astrology and forecasts which were kept more general.
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^ First it is important to note that astrologers in all epochs rely first of all upon experience when they put forth justification for astrology.
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49, 454, note 21; Basnage, "Histoire des Juifs," iv. 1212; P. Cassel, "Juden," in Ersch and Gruber's "Encyc."pp. 16, 17; 52, note 78; 67, notes 50 and 51; 115, 171, 224).

Masters in Astrology.

.Jewish cosmology in the Middle Ages, therefore, accords to Astrology a, distinct place, as may be learned from the "Sefer Yeẓirah," v.^ If you thought Astrology was just about a list of dates and traits for "my sign" you may be surprised to learn what a "Sign" really means.
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4, vi. 2-4, where the zodiac and the dragon as "the king" are represented as cosmic factors; and from the astrological Baraita of Samuel, belonging to the beginning of the ninth century (Zunz, in Steinschneider, "Hebr. Bibl." 1862, pp. 15 et seq.). .Afterward, the Cabala, in the Zohar and in the Book of Raziel, exhibits a thorough knowledge of Astrology; and liturgical poetry, through Kalir and Ibn Gabirol ("Keter Malkut"), gives it recognition (S. Sachs, "Ha-Yonah," i.^ In Book 5.9, he provides a Stoic argument in favor of prognostication through astrology.
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^ But certain Evangelical theologians defend astrology, for example, Christoph Schubert-Weller in his book Does God Speak through the Stars?
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59-93; M. Sachs, "Die Religiöse Poesie," 1845, p. 250). Indeed, in the eighth and ninth centuries, Jews were the foremost masters in Astrology. .Jacob ibn Tarik, called by Ibn Ezra an astrological authority, is recorded by the same writer as having imported the astronomical tables of the Hindus to Bagdad under Almanṣur in 777 ("Z. D. M. G." xxiv.^ What it at least indicates is that the legend of Timaeus lent authority to the astrological writers.
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332-354). .His contemporary was Mashallah, the famous court astrologer of Almanṣur and Mamun (about 800), some of whose works Ibn Ezra translated from the Arabic into Hebrew (Steinschneider, "Hebr.^ Some scholars speculated that he intended to avoid the political dangers of the practice in his day with the poetic writing style and the exclusion of astrological doctrine about the planets, which is necessary for the practice (or his work could simply be incomplete).
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^ The astrologer, astronomer, and geographer whose work greatly influenced later development of astrology, Claudius Ptolemy (fl.
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^ The astrological writings, particularly of Ptolemy, Dorotheus, and Vettius Valens, were then translated into Arabic and would become a part of Islamic philosophy.
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Uebers." pp. 599-603). Another Jewish astrologer of note was Sahl b. .Bishr al-Israeli in 820, called also Rabban al-Ṭabari, "rabbi of Tabaristan," whose astrological works still exist partly in the original, and were translated into Hebrew and Latin (ib. pp.^ The astrologer, astronomer, and geographer whose work greatly influenced later development of astrology, Claudius Ptolemy (fl.
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^ The astrological writings, particularly of Ptolemy, Dorotheus, and Vettius Valens, were then translated into Arabic and would become a part of Islamic philosophy.
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603-607; idem, in "Jew. Quart. Rev." xiii. 108-109). Ibn Ezra mentions also as the greatest Jewish astrologer Andruzagar ben Zadi Faruk, probably a Persian (Steinschneider, in "Monatsschrift." 1884, p. 479; idem, "Hebr. Uebers." p. 854, note 54b). .As a matter of fact, most of the works on Astrology composed by Mohammedan scholars—those ascribed to Ptolemy, and those of Abu Maashar, Al-Kabiṣi, and Abu al-Rijal—were translated by Jews into Hebrew and partly into Spanish (Steinschneider, "Hebr.^ Ptolemy and Valens stand as representatives of astrology in the second century, but their works were not the most prominent.
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^ The astrologer, astronomer, and geographer whose work greatly influenced later development of astrology, Claudius Ptolemy (fl.
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^ Now, you can funnel those discoveries into paying work.
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Uebers." pp. 525-578), or they composed compendiums of such, writing under their own names as "Astrologers."
Thus, Shabbethai Donolo, 913-970, acquired fame both as physician and astrologer; and his commentary on the "Sefer Yeẓirah" is declared by him to be the result of extensive astrological studies (Grätz, "Gesch. der Juden," iii. 292 et seq.). Abraham b. Ḥiyya, the great mathematician and astronomer of .Barcelona, of the twelfth century, was also a believer in Astrology, and intended to write a work on it; though, on account of its hypothetical character, he would not accord it the rank of a science (see his "Ẓurat ha-Areẓ," Introduction, and Freimann's Introduction to "Hegyon ha-Nefesh").^ In general, Iamblichus does not show much inclination for use of astrological techniques found in Ptolemy, Antiochus, and other astrologers, but he does believe that astrology is in fact a true science, though polluted by human errors (9.4).
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^ According to many Hellenistic writers, Hermes Trismegistos (Hermes "Three-times-as-great"), who was revered as a god, taught selected disciples and priests magic and science, writing and astrology [24].
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^ The Stoic philosopher Posidonius was alleged to embrace astrology and write works on it (Augustine, De civitate dei , 5.2).
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The Basis of Messianic Calculations.

Abraham ibn Ezra was the most enthusiastic follower and propagandist of Astrology, which he calls "a sublime science." Besides translating Mashallah's "Questions" and another work of this author on the eclipse of the moon from the Arabic into Hebrew, he wrote "Nativity," "Elections," "Sentences of the Constellations," "Reshit ḤokmaḦ" (Beginning of Wisdom), "Book of the World," a treatise on the "Planets," a treatise on the "Luminaries," one on the "Causes" ('Ha-Ṭe'amim'), and finally a horoscope, see Steinschneider, "Berlin Cat. Hebr. MSS." pp. 136-150; "Hebr. Uebers." pp. 600 et seq.; Rosin, in "Monatsschrift," 1898, p. 250). .He often refers to Astrology in his Bible commentaries.^ See more signs of Astrology in the Christian Bible when you read Michael's commentary.
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.To him heaven with its constellations is "the book of life," in which man's destiny is written, and against which there is recourse to God as "the Almighty," who overrules all these influences (commentary to Ps 6929; Gen 17:9; Ex 6:3, xxxiii.^ All of these forms of astrology have much in common: the heavenly bodies and nature on earth are filled with gods, demons, and spirits.
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^ The initial question was whether there are any demonstrable indications of influences of the heavenly bodies at all, beyond the known physical ones.
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^ These mysterious rays influence or cause all the events on earth.
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21; Rosin, l.c. p. 251; Zunz, "G. S." iii. 93). Abraham ben David of Posquières, in his critical notes to Maimonides' "Yad," Teshubah, v. .5, also asserts the influence of the stars upon destiny, while contending that by faith in God man may overcome this influence.^ The more he overcomes sensual inclinations, makes use of his reason, and devotes himself to God, the better is he able to master the passions and with them the influence of the stars.
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Judah ha-Levi ("Cuzari," iv. 9), Abraham ibn Daud ("Emunah Ramah," p. 86; see Kaufmann, "Geschichte der Attributenlehre in der Jüdischen Religionsphilosophie des Mittelalters," p. 247), and Albo ("Iḳḳarim,"iv. .4) could not free themselves altogether from the belief in the "decrees of the stars"; nor could NaḦmanides (commentary to Gen 1:16; Lev 23:24, and elsewhere), Isaac Arama ("Aḳedat YiẓḦaḳ," xxxiv., Introduction to Ex.^ In this regard he attempts to square the contribution of the stars to one’s disposition in the Spindle of Fate in Plato’s Republic 10, to his belief in free will.
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^ Mercury Retrograde Class Jan 13: 4.30pm Pacific2010 & Your Sign: Two Weekends - Jan 16/17 & 23/24 Space Limited.

), Solomon b. Adret (Responsa, No. 652), and others. .Astrology was made the basis of Messianic calculations in almost every century (see Ibn Ezra to Dan 11:29; Abravanel, "Mashmia' Yeshu'ah"; Azariah dei Rossi, "Meor Enayim," ch.^ The horoscope alone, which is gained through astronomical calculation and which provides the basis for every interpretation, suggests a very differentiated predisposition for each person.
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^ On this basis, astrology was able to develop anew at the end of the nineteenth century.
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^ And we can do this with a clear conscience because astrology lives on through the centuries almost unchanged in its popular as well as its learned versions.
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xliii.; Zunz, l.c.; Steinschneider, "Jüdische Literatur," in Ersch and Gruber's "Encyc." p. 441, notes 80, 81).

Opposed by Maimonides.

Maimonides was the only authority that opposed Astrology energetically. He found it forbidden by the Law in the verse, "Ye shall not observe times" ("lo te'onenu") Lev 19:26, in accordance with R. Akiba, Sanh. 68b ("Yad," 'Akkum, xi. 8), and declared it, Talmudical utterances notwithstanding, to be bordering on idolatry, "a disease, not a science, a tree under the shadow of which all sorts of superstitions thrive, and which must be uprooted in order to give way to the tree of knowledge and the tree of life" ("Letter to the Men of Marseilles"; Steinschneider, "Cat. Bodl." col. 1903; idem, "Hebr. Uebers." p. 931). However, the belief was too deeply rooted to be abandoned by the great majority of thinkers (see Löw, in "Ben Chananja," 1863, pp. 430-434). .As the last important prominent follower of Astrology may be mentioned David Gans, the astronomer and historian, and friend of Tycho de Brahe, the contemporary of Wallenstein, whose historical work, "ẒemaḦ David" (see introduction to vol.^ Ptolemy and Valens stand as representatives of astrology in the second century, but their works were not the most prominent.
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^ It may also be taken as evidence that Plato is at least aware of the Babylonian practice of omenic astrology or the horoscopy that emerged in the fifth century B.C.E. Also in the Timaeus , Plato mentions the “young gods” whose job it is to steer souls.
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^ The astrologer, astronomer, and geographer whose work greatly influenced later development of astrology, Claudius Ptolemy (fl.
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ii.), lays great stress upon the influence of the constellations upon history.
Modern science has abolished Astrology. .Only the formula of congratulations, "Mazzal ṭob" (Good luck), is a survival of the old belief, as is the rejection of certain days in the week or the month for weddings or new ventures (see ShulḦan 'Aruk, Yoreh De'ah, 179, 2).^ They were the good old, bad old days.

^ The New Moon this week is a powerful solar eclipse, so it would be a very good idea to pay close attention to the area of your chart it illuminates.

^ I did not take her up on it but a few days later she emailed me again and said iot was now 44 days to my good luck.

Bibliography: Steinschneider, Jüdische Literatur, in Ersch und Gruber's Encyc. pp. 441-442; idem, Die Hebräischen Uebersetzungen des Mittelalters, pp. 186, 501-649, 666, 846, 856-858, 931; idem, in Jew. Quart. Rev. xiii. 107-109; Zunz, G. S. iii. 93-95; Schmiedl, Studien über Jüdische Religionsphilosophie, pp. .299-316, Vienna, 1869; L. Löw, Die Astrologie in der Biblischen, Talmudischen und Nachtalmudischen Zeit, in Ben Chananja, 1863, pp.^ Luther und die Astrologie .
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^ Astrologumena – Die astrologische Literatur in der Antike und ihre Geschichte .
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^ Sternglaube und Sterndeutung – Die Geschichte und das Wesen der Astrologie .
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401, 431 et seq.; idem, Gesammelte Schriften, ii.; Rosin, Die Ethik des Maimonides, 1876, pp. 65 et seq.; idem, in Monatsschrift, 1898, pp. 447 et seq.; Senior Sachs, Ha-Yonah, i. 59-93, Berlin, 1851.
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This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.

Simple English

Astrology is the study how the position of the planets changes our lives. A person who does astrology is called an astrologer .

An astrologer looks at the planets' positions and tries to understand a person's character or tries to predict the future. Modern astrologers see astrology as a symbolic language.[1][2] It is also seen as an art, or a kind of divination.[3][4] Astrologers often say that the position of the stars help them know the future.

Astrology is the practice of mapping planetary positions for a given date, time and place for the purpose of determining correlations between celestial phenomena and events on earth.

Astrology and astronomy started out as the same thing, but today they are very different.


A person's astrological sign is based on his birthday.

Sign English name Dates
Aries The Ram March 21 to April 20
Taurus The Bull April 21 to May 21
Gemini The Twins May 22 to June 21
Cancer The Crab June 22 to July 22
Leo The Lion July 23 to August 21
Virgo The Virgin August 22 to September 23
Libra The Scales September 24 to October 22
Scorpio The Scorpion October 23 to November 22
Sagittarius The Archer/Centaur November 23 to December 22
Capricorn The Sea-goat December 23 to January 20
Aquarius The Water Carrier January 21 to February 19
Pisces The Two Fish February 20 to March 20

References

  1. Reinhold Ebertin (1994). Combination of Stellar Influences. Tempe, Ariz.: American Federation of Astrologers. ISBN 978-0866900874. 
  2. Alan Oken. Alan Oken's As Above So Below. ISBN 978-0553027761. 
  3. "Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Meriam-Webster. http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/astrology. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 
  4. ""astrology" Encyclopædia Britannica". Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2006. http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/article-9356010/astrology. Retrieved 2006-07-17. 

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