Astrology

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January 18, 2022

Astrology is a pseudoscientific system of divination that predicts human affairs and earthly events by studying the relative motions and positions of celestial bodies. Astrology dates back to at least the 2nd millennium BC, and is derived from the calendar system used to predict season changes and celestial cycles as signs of communication with the gods. Many cultures that focus on astronomical events, such as Hindus, Chinese, and Maya, have developed complex systems for predicting earthly events by observing celestial objects. Western astrology is one of the oldest astrological systems still in use. It probably originated in Mesopotamia in the 2nd millennium BC, then spread to Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Arab world, and finally Central and Western Europe. Western astrology at that time often used the horoscope system (a system similar to the Eastern horoscope) to explain aspects of a person's personality and predict future events in life based on location. of other celestial bodies. Most professional astrologers rely on similar systems of prediction. Throughout history, astrology has been viewed as a scholarly and popular system of scholarly tradition. often closely related to astronomy, alchemy, meteorology, and medicine. It has a presence in political circles and is mentioned in various literary works, from such authors as Dante Alighieri and Geoffrey Chaucer to William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de la Barca. After the end of the 19th century and the widespread acceptance of the scientific method, researchers completely ceased to accept astrology both theoretically and experimentally, and proved that it had no value. scientific merit or persuasion. As a result, astrology lost its status in scholarship and theory, and popular belief in it largely waned, until a resurgence in the 1960s.

Etymology

Astrology in English is astrology, derived from the Latin word astrologia, more deeply the Greek word ἀστρολογία - which is a compound of the words ἄστρον (astron, meaning "star") and -λογία ( -logia, meaning "study of"). Astrologia then changed the meaning to 'divination by stars', which is known in scientific terms as astronomia.

History

There are many cultures that attach great importance to astronomical events. Since ancient times, the Indians, the Chinese, and the Mayans have developed complex systems for predicting earthly events by observing celestial objects. In the West, astrology often includes a horoscope system that explains aspects of a person's personality and predicts the future of their life based on the positions of the Sun, Moon, and other celestial bodies at that time. they were born. Most professional astrologers rely on such systems. Astrology dates to at least the 2nd millennium BC, in Mesopotamia, with origins

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