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Aligned Signs Blog - Astrology, Dating, Horoscope, Love

Western Astrology Background and Basics

Western Astrology Background and Basics

By Aligned Signs (541 words)
Posted in Western Astrology on April 9, 2014

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Western Astrology

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The origin of Astrology is supposed go back to the days of Atlantis: 11,000 BC, continuing to flourish through Babylon, ancient Greece and Rome.   The theory of Astrology is based on the fact that when a star or planet such as the Sun or the Moon changes position it produces an affect on the rest of the solar system.  Science does not dispute this “school of thought” only from the perspective of affecting humanity in any significant way.   The phases of the Moon controls the tides in conjunction with the position of the Sun, which in turn also affects the breeding cycles and habits of the fish, then affecting the economics of the fishing industry and the prosperity of those involved in it.    This example is then also proof of Cause and Effect, which is partly a  definition of Karma.  Humans are approximately 98% water; therefore it would seem to make sense that humans are also affected by the cycles of the Moon.  The same also applies to the movement of the other planets in the Solar System, as they change position, we too feel the affects, as a result of the vibrations of electromagnetic energy around us and the planets too.   The reality of Astrology and the way it works comes down to the fact that it’s how each person responds to the movement of the Planets that ultimately creates the Affect.

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It is said that the Ancient Greeks in 165 BC, were the ones that created the name Zodiac to describe Astrology.  The word Zodiac is derived from the Greek word Zodiakos, the word Zonion (animal) and Kokos (circle).  These two words together basically mean Circle of Animals.    This circle is then divided into twelve signs and symbols that represent an uninterrupted flowing cycle of life and growth.   Each sign is classified by its quality, element and polarity.  In Western Astrology there are four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, in conjunction with the fact that each sign has a positive or negative polarity.

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Comments (2)

Mayan Astrology posted on: May 5, 2014

Western astrology is largely horoscopic, that is, it is largely based on the construction of a horoscope for an exact moment in time, such as a person's birth, in which various cosmic bodies are said to have an influence. In modern Western sun sign astrology, only the location of the Sun is considered.

rajitha posted on: January 9, 2017

it was nice to read this blog..This blog contains very good information and it is very helpful to understand about astrology. thank you

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