All About Astrology

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Astrology is so much more than just one zodiac sign. You might associate yourself with one of these signs: aquarius, pisces, aries, taurus, gemini, cancer, leo, libra, virgo, scorpio, or capricorn, but someone’s identity does not completely align with only one. Each person has qualities from each zodiac sign, which can be explained in their astrological chart. The study of astrology is very intriguing, and much more multifaceted than most people realize.

Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs

Sun, moon, and rising signs are all incorporated into a larger astrological chart, also known as a horoscope. Sun signs are what most people consider to be their main sign because sun signs influence someone’s zodiac personality. Sun signs are also based on the day, and month someone was born. The position of the moon when someone was born determines their moon sign, which represents someone’s emotional state, needs, reactions, and comforts. Also called the ascendant, the rising sign is your first impression you give to others. The constellations that rise on the horizon the moment someone was born determines their rising sign. Sometimes, people don’t think they match their zodiac sign, but this is because they are only addressing their sun sign when they have a full chart of signs that will provide a valid explanation. Sun, moon, and rising signs all affect a person’s identity each in different ways.

Origin/History of Astrology

What we know about the 12 zodiac signs and main planets originated from Babylonian times, nearly 2,400 years ago. The Greeks adopted the idea of astrology from the Babylonians and developed aspects of astrology that we know today that include but are not limited to symbols, crystals, and planets. When astrology was introduced to the Middle East, it flourished as more and more people educated themselves on the topic of astrology. During the 17th century, science improved drastically. This encouraged people to rely on empirical, physical evidence rather than theories, which resulted in fewer and fewer people studying astrology. In the early 20th century, people’s interest in astrology began to rise across the globe. Nowadays, people try to “incorporate all of the astrological traditions from the Greeks, the Middle Ages, and the psychological aspects of astrology into a more cohesive whole”(videojugeducation).

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*Disclaimer: this website is based on common stereotypes of signs

 

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videojugeducation. “How To Understand The History Of Astrology.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 Apr. 2011, www.youtube.com/watch?v=70DgUjbKuU4.