If you say ‘astrology’, it is formed with the Greek words ‘astron’ and ‘logos’ that respectively mean ‘star’ and ‘study.’ Basically, when you say astrology, you are referring to the study of the stars. Astrology has long been used by ancient people about 5,000 years ago. A lot of people have used this method to study any celestial body to gain a better knowledge of how each of them will have some effect on the events and the live of the people. Before 2000 BC, astrology has already been used among people who live in ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Babylon. After that, about 2400 years ago, the study of the planets, stars, moon, and sun and their effect on earth have arrive to Greece. Such date has been thought of to be 400 years just before Jesus Christ has been born. After that, during the time of Alexander, astrology then spread towards India, the Middle East, and Egypt.
The traditions of astrology differ in application and principles in more ways than one. Out of the various traditions of astrology, the most commonly used ones are the Vedic or Indian astrology the Modern Western astrology, and the Chinese astrology.
The application of the horoscopic system is known to have come from the Modern Western astrology or the Vedic astrology. A horoscope is akin to a chart that is based on astrology. Based on both of these traditions, it has been said that horoscope represents the planets, stars, moon, and sun. Every aspect of your life is thus affected by all of these celestial entities.
The Vedic or Indian astrology is sidereal where the zodiac declared is kept in parallel with the 27 constellations. When you talk about the Modern Western astrology, on the other hand, you are referring to something that is tropical as the sky is divided into twelve equal parts. When you then talk about the Chinese system of astrology, you are referring to the use of various principles of astrology. However, the Chinese astrology tradition is highly utilized among countries bearing Chinese influence.
So, what can you expect from astrology?
The position of the celestial bodies during the day when you were born is telling of how your life will be influenced in the coming years as well as its future when you talk about astrology. A lot of people believe in astrology and can get some sources in their newspapers and other media platforms about them. The ones you usually read in your morning newspapers are the sun sign astrology that is the simplest among them. To get some updates on what happens to you today, just determine the day you were born and you are good to go. However, there are now better sources of astrological readings online that are more accurate.