Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.
Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. Many cultures have attached importance to astronomical events, and some – such as the Indians, Chinese, and Maya – developed elaborate systems for predicting terrestrial events from celestial observations. Western astrology, one of the oldest astrological systems still in use, can trace its roots to 19th-17th century BCE Mesopotamia, from which it spread to Ancient Greece, Rome, the Arab world and eventually Central and Western Europe.
Does Astrology Work ?
Many people don’t care a bit what astrology is or what it can really do ? But there are hundreds who do believe that it can do wonders and can help solving personal or any kind of problems. They also hold that it can show them some way to reach their goals. The astrologers of the past had a motto, which they reflected boldly in their books on astrology.” The starts incline, they do not compel.” In other words under the influence of the planets, one may feel tired but that planetary influence cannot force one to drive a car or make fell asleep while driving a car.
In fact people believe in astrology for more than 3000 years. But they are quite capable of believing something silly for thousands years, until they are proven wrong. Even if they are proven wrong, some of them will go on believing their silly theories . Yes it is a proven fact that astrology works, but not the way most people think it does. Perhaps it is the biggest mistake of the people to reckon that astrology can do impossible- like foretelling someone’s future very accurately.
The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Since ancient times astrologers in India always recognized 12 zodiac signs. During the past few centuries in the west astrologers have also recognized 12 familiar zodiac signs through which all the planets march past.
The following table contains the names and the figures of the 12 zodiac signs that represent different characteristics astrologically.
4 . Cancer