Astrology – An ancient art of prediction

Since the early days of civilization, astrology becomes one of the oldest art of prediction in all over the world. The origin of the astrology word is derived from the Latin term astrologia which means study of the stars.

In simple term Astrology is an elucidation of past and present events, and in the prediction of the future. Astrology can be defined as group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which can provide information about personality, human affairs and other major events of the life.


Basic form of Astrology

A person who predicts the future is called an astrologer. Astrology is a subset of art which uses symbolic language for prediction. Horoscope is another form of the astrology used to predict the future events of the life.


Basic form of Astrology

Astrology is one of the oldest forms of art and tradition. In our universe we can find various kinds of astrology. This kind of astrology developed due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures and traditions. In current time there are mostly three type of astrology generally used by the modern astrologers –

* Indian Astrology

Indian Astrology is well known as Hindu Astrology or Jyotisa in all over the world. It’s known to be one of the oldest traditions of the society.

Indian Astrology and Western astrology share a common heritage as horoscopic systems of astrology, in that both traditions focus on the casting of an astrological chart or horoscope, a representation of celestial entities, for an event based on the position of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the moment of the event.

However, Indian astrology also known as Vedic astrology uses the sidereal or fixed zodiac, linking the signs of the zodiac to their original constellations, while Western astrology uses the tropical or seasonal zodiac.


* Western Astrology

Western astrology is developed from the knowledge of the old Indian Astrology and Egyptian schools. The early documents of Astrology comes to Western world from Persia/Babylon, and then through Greece.

In Western Astrology the modern notions is not considered useful. Western Astrology generally concentrates on diverse approaches and psychological approaches.

Western Astrology include modern tropical and sidereal horoscopes astrology, including constellational and star or point-based astrology ; heliocentric astrology, Cosmo biology; psychological astrology; sun sign astrology and much more.

* Chinese astrology.

Chinese astrology compare to Indian Astrology and Western Astrology uses a quite different tradition approach. In Chinese Astrology the twelve signs of the zodiac do not divide the sky, but rather the celestial equator.

Chinese Astrology used a more ancient system of Jupiterian astrology, an astrological system primarily based on the motion of Jupiter, which orbits the Sun every 11.89 years.

The Chinese evolved a system in which each sign corresponds to one of twelve “double-hours” that govern the day, and to one of the twelve months. Each sign of the zodiac governs a different year, and combines with a system based on the five elements of Chinese cosmology.

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