What is Astrology?

Astrology is the science of objects and actions that occur in space —especially the movement of planets, the moon, the sun, and other stars.

As well as the role they play in influencing various events on Earth. The name of this traditional scientific discipline comes from an ancient Greek word Astron meaning “star” and its logos.

Astrology is not a deterministic science.

This means that it does not contain exact logic, unlike mathematics, for example. Astrology only describes trends and trends.

By explaining and understanding past and present phenomena, we can predict the future. It is possible to measure the influence of these celestial events on the human psyche, physical body, health of individuals, and global developments in the world.

History

Since ancient times astrology is visible in almost all cultures. People who understood the natural events have always tended to study the stars. What looked, for example, to a scholar like an ordinary eclipse of the sun was an extremely frightening experience for the unskilled people.

Aristotle had already named the model of space, and that continued to exist until ancient times. Because of the Christian methodology, astrology was considered illegal in some areas. An important step forward was during the Italian Renaissance.

It is important to name two influential figures who were considered masters in this field. Sigmund Freud and CG Jung.

Planetary aspects and conjunctions

Aspects of the planets are one of the most important factors in the interpretation of horoscopes. What does this actually mean? Imagine the aspect of a planet as an angle between two planets and the Earth, where the Earth is always at the top.

The angles that are divisible by three, six, or twenty are usually considered positive aspects. Conversely, those that are divisible by fourteen or eight are typically negative. These are examples of important rules in astrology.

A special case would be if two planets have an angle of zero with Earth, this is called a conjunction. Furthermore, angles without deviations that are at right angles are considered an ideal aspect. The perfect conjunction is when the angles form right angles, or when they are zero. Quarter angles, for example, must be exactly 90 degrees, but they hardly exist exactly. They are usually between 85 and 95 degrees.

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