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Astrology is the method of determining the character and future of a person through the alignment of the stars and planets. Astrology does not work and cannot predict future events or personalities. The Eastern astrology is event oriented, they will tell you what happened in the past and what will happen in the future with much grater accuracy. The most prevalent application of horoscopic astrology is to use it to analyze the birth charts of individuals in order to read character, psychological traits, and to some extent destiny.
Arab era astrology is the immediate ancestor of the Western astrology of today. Our astrology may be in fact the successor to that third stream of ancient astrologies. Developed by the Greeks and based on some of the fundamental ideas developed in Babylon, this type of astrology is also known as ‘judicial’ or ‘genethlialic’. This is the form of astrology that most of us are familiar with today, whether or not we are believers or skeptics. The question of why people believe in astrology is more interesting than the details of the horoscope. Psychologists have shown that customers are satisfied with astrological predictions as long as the procedures are individualized in some rather vague way.
Astrology is best understood by learning how it began. Astrology is unquestionably the oldest and at the same time currently the most popular of all pseudosciences. Astrology is also used to deepen understanding of our own nature. This psychological approach has grown significantly in the past 30 years as more and more astrologers develop their counseling skills. Astrology is Magical Thinking, which has given us creationism and most forms of alternative medicine. It’s at odds with scientific reasoning and it puts the practitioner squarely in opposition to the tradition of The Enlightenment.
Astrology is pseudoscience because people typically believe in it for illegitimate reasons. He gives no examples here. Astrology is, put simply, the study of the correlation between the astronomical positions of the planets and events on earth. Astrologers believe that the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of a person’s birth have a direct influence on that person’s character. Astrology is a wonderful mix of science, art and craft. The best part of it is that no matter how much one learns he can never embrace all its knowledge.