Astrology: Important Branches Of The Zodiac And Horoscope Dates Archive
Everybody’s heard of astrology, but do you known what is astrology exactly? Astrology is the study of the influence that celestial bodies such as planets and stars have on human lives. The position of the Moon, Sun, planets, and stars at the time of an individual’s birth affects their personality, behavior, their zodiac signs compatibility and also predicts their economic fortune. However, what most people know about astrology is only their zodiac sign, which refers to one of the twelve constellations of the Zodiac.
Astrology has three important branches:
All these branches of astrology share a common tool, the horoscope. A horoscope is an astrological chart that is calculated based upon the time, place and date of birth. Astrologers study the individual’s chart and analyze the factors and patterns which describe their personality, behavior, and needs.
Today many professional astrologers use computers to perform the complex calculations that are involved in obtaining horoscopes. However, some of the greatest minds of the past, whose findings and ideas made the foundations of modern science, were actually astrologers. Some of the most famous scientist in the past used astrology in their researches and many of them have written whole books on astrology.
Renowned Astrologers of the Past
Ptolemy was one of the founders of astrology and astronomy. Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria and famous mathematician, astrologer, astronomer, poet and geographer. He is also the author of “Tetrabiblos” – the first comprehensive astrology manual.
Al Biruni is one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era, who created numerous works related to geography, physics, medicine and astronomy. He is also the author of the “Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology”, which is a detailed astrological tutorial.
Paracelsus was a legendary Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, and alchemist who considered astrology an important part of his life. He founded the discipline of toxicology and he believed that a doctor who doesn’t know about astrology is a “pseudo-medic” and that the remedy can be found in the sky.
Tycho Brahe is considered to be “the King of astronomers”, but he was also a renowned alchemist and an astrologer. Brahe has reached the highest precision in astronomical measurements, but also spent a lot of time writing numerous astrological almanacs for the King of Denmark and interpreted the natal charts of his children.
Johannes Kepler was a great German astronomer and astrologer whose laws today are used to calculate the orbits of spaceships. In one of his first astrological almanacs, Kepler accurately predicted an unusually cold winter and an invasion of the Turks in Austria.
Karl Gustav Jung was famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist who studied astrology and used it in his work. He is one of the greatest thinkers of all times, and his interest in the principles of astrology later proved to be an important stage in the historical development of astrology.
Aries Mar. 21 – April 19
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Gemini May 21 – June 21
Cancer June 22 – July 22
Leo July 23 – Aug. 22
Virgo Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Libra Sept. 23 – Oct. 23
Scorpio Oct. 24 – Nov. 21
Sagittarius Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Capricorn Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Aquarius Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Pisces Feb. 19 – Mar. 20