Astrology History

Astrology History


On the other hand, astrology's initial goal was to predict a person's future based on the positions of the planets and the zodiacal signs (the 12 astrological constellations) at the time of his or her birth or conception. The foundational methods of astrology were created from this field known as genethlialogy (casting nativities). General, catarchic, and interrogatory are the three primary categories of astrology that emerged following genealogy.

General astrology investigates the connections between social groups, nations, or all of mankind and key astronomical events (such as the vernal equinox, eclipses, or planetary conjunctions). It provides astrological explications to queries the bru had previously been asked in Mesopotamia.

Whether or not a chosen moment is astrologically favorable for the success of a course of action started in it is determined by catarchic (pertaining to beginnings or sources) astrology. It basically goes against a strict interpretation of genealogy because it enables the person (or corporate body) to operate during astrologically favorable times and avoid any failures implied by nativity.

Based on the heavenly conditions at the time the client asks the questions, interrogatory astrology responds to the client's inquiries. This astrological counseling service necessitates that the astrologer undergo ritual purification and preparation since it is even more removed from determinism than catarchic astrology.

Other types of astrology are variations on one or more of the aforementioned, such as iatromathematics (the application of astrology to medicine) and military astrology.

Astrology In Greece

However, the new astrology in the Latin-reading world remained primarily a branch of Islamic astrology, and it wasn't until the 15th and 16th centuries that it adequately reflected its Hellenistic origins. The fullest development of astrology in western Europe occurred over these two centuries, sometimes in tandem with Neoplatonism and Hermetism.

By the 17th century, however, astrology had lost its intellectual viability and was increasingly recognized as being scientifically untenable due to the Earth's displacement from the center of the universe in the new astronomy of Copernicus (1473-1543), Galileo (1564-1642), and Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), as well as the rise of the new mechanistic physics of Descartes (1596-1650) and Newton (1643-1727). Kepler tried to come up with a new way to calculate astrological influences in the heliocentric (Sun-centered) cosmos, but he failed. Making this one of the most curious facts about astrology.


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