What is astrology?
Astrology studies the mathematically based interaction between the
sun, moon, planets and life on earth. These mathematical cycles
provide information that gives meaning to the personality, individuality
and the timing of events in one's life. Astrology also addresses
historical, political and economic events.
How did astrology come about?
No one knows the exact origins of astrology. Our prehistoric ancestors
observed the rhythms of time from the cyclic changes of the moon,
planets and stars in the night sky. Astrology dates back as far
as recorded history and is based upon centuries of accumulated information
and wisdom. The study and practice of astrology can be found in
almost every early society and continues right up to the present
What's the difference between horoscopes
Typical horoscope columns are written for each zodiac sign based
on the time of year of your birth. These "one in twelve" Sun sign
horoscopes are fun, but lack the individuality of real astrology.
Real astrology is based on exact birth data (date, time and place)
and considers the position of ALL the planets, not just the Sun.
Real astrological information is highly personalized.
Does astrology have scientific validity?
Extensive scientific literature supporting the statistical validity
of astrology is widely available. The Case for Astrology by
John Anthony West contains an extensive survey of current research.
How is astrology used?
Astrology offers a perspective on life that is a helpful guide to
self-understanding and making choices when used intelligently. Astrology
can also be used to create a time map to find the "eventful"
periods in an individual's life. The perspective gained from astrological
information can help people make more informed decisions in their
Does it take years of study to understand
Anyone can benefit from astrology with the help of a practitioner.
Although it can take years of study to master the technical aspects,
the basics are easy to understand.
How do astrologers predict the future?
The predominant tool used by astrologers to forecast is the physical
movement of the planets in their regular orbits around the sun and
the moon's orbit around the earth. These moving points are compared
with a snapshot of the position of these very same planets at the
time and place of an individual's birth. Astrologers analyze economic
and political issues by observing the planetary patterns and comparing
them with historical events.
Why is the Internet such a big deal for
We're at a special time in history because with the advent of the
Internet, real astrology is reaching more people than ever before
possible. Prior to the Internet, astrology was primarily mass-produced
for entertainment. The Internet's ability to customize now allows
the unique characteristics of every individual to be mass-distributed
on an individual basis. This makes real astrology widely accessible
for the first time.
What is the relationship between astrology,
Historically, astrology was an integral part of science. In fact,
much of modern science has its roots in astrology. In spite of this,
modern rational science has excluded the subject from serious study.
Recently, however, there has been a surge of renewed academic interest