Astrology is found in all advanced civilizations throughout history. It has historical depth and has survived despite severe persecution and has been sought by both kings and the church. It was taught at all major European universities until the 18th century. Some of the smartest men in history have studied and practiced astrology, including Ben Franklin (who chose Washington's inauguration date), Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, Kepler, Carl Jung, Sir Issac Newton, Sir Walter Scott, Dante and Goethe, Milton, Nostradamus , Ptolemaios, Ralph Waldo Emerson and DH Lawrence - and Ronald Reagan, Calvin Coolidge, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, who also consulted astrologers before making important political decisions. With the invention of the computer we are on the verge of entering the golden age of astrology. A consultant no longer has to perform tedious calculations, but can concentrate on better interpretations for the benefit of the customer.
Today we observe natural laws at work, whether in the sky or through the microscope. The first astronomers were astrologers. Early humans learned to watch the sky to determine the seasons, and they could do so by watching the rotation of the Big Dipper. The first calendar was a simple stick in the ground and when the sun shadow was followed in 365 ¼ days, the circle / cycle was repeated. The movement of all planetary bodies is essentially a big clock. Easter is determined every year after the sun enters the ram and is the first Sunday after the spring equinox.
Astrologers will tell you that planets do not cause events, but planetary aspects are signals of likely events, times, or events. For example, if the clock shows 12:00 noon, it is the same time that the sun is at the highest point in the sky and also the hottest time of the day with the most solar energy. Our watch shows us this exact time every day. Astrological rhythms of the sky were also observed to predict wars and riots, new kings and important births, as well as weather and possible natural disasters. The sages that the Christ child found were astrologers ("magician" is an ancient Greek word for astrologer). Today, especially in the West, astrology looks at personality development with conscious and unconscious behavior - and helps you to understand yourself through self-confidence.
Let us first look at the next celestial body, the sun. Our body and our daily rhythm harmonize with its rise and fall. Sunlight wakes us up to a conscious life full of work and performance - and sunset signals our body to slow down and rest. Our body needs little light for several hours to convert serotonin to melatonin so that we can sleep. So it's pretty obvious how the sun makes us active. In a zodiac diagram it represents our consciousness and ego and the will to achieve something in the material world.
Then there is the moon, the changing night light that governs the tides and water systems on our planet - including our bodies, since we are 75% water. The moon represents our emotional nature and feelings that change from day to day. We know that the moon affects the ocean's tides in a regular 28-day rhythm, and this is the rule of a woman. Statistics also show that there is more postoperative bleeding, more bar fights, crime and problems in asylum situations when there is a full moon. The term "madman" came from the observation that unbalanced individuals would deteriorate during certain lunar cycles. Traditional farmers planted on the moon and bought peasant almanacs like Bibles, with the lunar cycles recorded for each month. When a farmer used the new moon cycle, he found that it was the best time to plant new seedlings because the combined pull of the sun and moon (on one side of the earth) would pull the water table up the surface of the earth. This effect would mean that more moisture is available for young seedlings in the soil and less crop losses (and therefore more money). This enabled the farmer who used astrology to increase his income. So when we watch the next two planetary bodies, we see many examples of how their energy and gravity affect our lives.
Then we look at Mars, the red planet. The old man noticed that arguments often broke out whenever the red planet came close to Earth. So it got the reputation as a war planet. The French psychologist Michel Gauquelin has scientifically recorded the zodiac positions of athletes and found that a large percentage of Mars had either the ninth or twelfth house position. (This is Mars shortly after the ascendant or the sky zenith / noon point) and he published these results. Many tried to refute his claims, but most recognized his thorough research. Traditionally, Mars is often viewed as a planet that plays a prominent role in the maps of military leaders, soldiers, crusaders, surgeons and politicians.
Then there is Venus, which makes a beautiful five-pointed flower pattern around the earth every eight years. Inclusion of the golden ratio, which represents the mathematical relationship to how we see beauty. Venus has always been associated with love and beauty and mathematically we can now see the golden ratio in its orbit. The astrologer Paul Westran has examined the aspects between the sun and Venus in love relationships in great detail and explained why romances can grow and decrease. He noted in particular that relationships with the degree of trigon or conjunctiva bloomed in a birth chart (synastry) or with a progressive Venus or sun. Venus traditionally plays a very important role in the charts of poets, artists, musicians, writers, models, beautiful women and many celebrities.
The 20-year conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn are used to calculate major events, to monitor the stock market and the Feng Shui cycles. We constantly receive radio signals from Jupiter, and depending on their position, the strength of these electromagnetic waves changes and they influence the behavior of our sun. Every twenty years, another pattern announces for the stock market, either bulls or bears. W.D. Gann became famous as an exchange trader because he could find out how and when a particular commodity trade would peak and tunnel. Because of his astrological observations and professions, he became a millionaire. and predicted the stock market crash of October 1929, Black Tuesday, to the day - and some say the hour.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the world's most popular personality inventory. It is based on Carl Jung's research on personality and astrology. They describe four basic types and each person has a dominant function: thinking, feeling, feeling or intuition. These polar properties need to be balanced for optimal performance - and this is the type of analysis we typically do in astrology.
This is just the beginning of a vast ocean of information that we understand and can use to our advantage. Astronomy (measurement of the stars) originated from astrology (knowledge of the stars) and science separated physical observations from psychological ones - with the question of how cosmic bodies can influence our emotional and mental states. An astrological map can show natural talents, personality traits, challenges and inclinations that a person's life is most likely to take. Isn't it better to be aware of these tendencies in order to minimize possible undermining behavior? Astrology is the map of your life, and you can get to your destination faster if you know all the roads available. The road you ultimately choose is up to you.