The astrology affirms that the Sun, the Moon and the planets influence vitally in the human subjects. During centuries, the astrology was almost inseparable of the investigation on the universe that today we called astronomy. In the technically advanced countries almost the influence of the astrology has disappeared. But still it is very appreciated in some Eastern countries. And it has taken place to resurge general of the interest by the astrological thing, as well as by the possibility that it is related closely to the biological rates detected by the scientific research, that at the moment is carried out of more serious and systematic way.
The objectives of the astrology
The reading of some newspapers can give the impression that the astrologers try to predict the future. But the true astrology has little to do with “which foretells stars”. The serious astrologers only try to indicate tendencies that are possible to avoid or to cause suitably acting. The astrologers base their deductions on the apparent positions of the bodies of the Solar System and use stars solely like datum points.
When drawing the astrological maps or the horoscopes, the Earth like central point is taken. This geocentric exposition is quite reasonable, since the astrologers only can make their observations from the Earth.
No modern astrologer really creates that the Earth is the true center of the universe. Since the planets (and the Moon) move approximately in he himself plane, they seem to be prisoners to a certain region of the firmament, forming a well-known tape like the zodiac. The zodiac divides in 12 parts or equal signs, that have names of constellations. These are: Aries (Sheep). Taurus (Toro), Gemini (Twin). Cancer (Crab), Leo (Leon), Virgo (Virgin). It frees (Balance), Scorpio (Scorpion). Sagittarius (Arquero), Capricornus (Capricorn), Aquarius (Water carrier) and Pisces (Fish).
The names and the form of the constellations do not have any meaning and they are only datum points. In addition, the “vernal equinox” or first point of Aries; the point by where the apparent way of the Sun, or ecliptic, cuts the celestial equator no longer is in the constellation of Aries, as it happened in year 900: it is had displaced to the neighboring constellation of Písces. This call precession does not alter the astrological signs. When they formulate horoscopo, the astrologers locate to the exact position of the Sun the Moon and planets at the precise moment of the birth of the individual; for this also it is important to know the birthplace.
One assumes that the obtained celestial configuration determines, by unknown ways. the personal characteristics of individuals born under its influence, of a way similar to as the moon produces the tides. Although nobody would affirm that all the been born ones under the sign of Pound, for example, have a similar personality, some statistical studies indicate tendencies that agree with the astrological knowledge. The historical frame It is probable that the western astrology was born in Mesopotamia. The planetary tables older than are known date from meditated century – VII.
The old Babylonian astrology was not directly oriented the individual. One was interested in great events, like wars, floods and eclipses, and by his possible effect on the king, who incarnated the subjects of the Stay and the well-being of the colectivity. The Mesopotamia tradition could have happened to Egypt and, through Average East, to India, from where it would reach at China and the rest of Asia. Towards the abbreviation – IV, the Greeks began to reformulate the astrological flavor in the context of their own traditions. They popularized a method to clarify the destiny of the individuals being started off of the moment of the birth. It is attributed to Ptolomeo (h. 90-168) first manual of astrology compiled in the West: the Tetrabiblos. The way as it explained and it rationalized planets. the houses and the signs of the zodiac have varied little since then, After the disintegration of the Roman Empire, the Arabs became the maximum exponents of the astrology and astronomy. In order to calculate his horóscopos and other maps, they needed to know with great exactitude the positions stars and the movements planets. This took to them to draw planetary tables of movements, as well as star catalogues, that improved all the fact by the Greeks. With the redescubrimiento of the Greek tradition in Europe, during centuries XV and XVI, the astrology happened to be one of the most important sciences in the European universities.
Of Copérnico to the space era This interest was diminishing with the great astronomical discoveries that they went happening from the times of Nicholas Copernican (1473-1543), who demonstrated that the Sun, and the Earth was not the center of the planetary system. The invention of the telescope they followed the works of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), whose book Begins laid the the foundations of modern astronomy. But, although the Earth no longer was considered like most important of all the universe, the basic principles of the astrology remained inalteradas. The Newtons and Copernican very were interested in the astrology.
The 12 houses occupy the central part of a birth letter, are related to Daily activities, some of which are in the lists of the left, down. The influence of planets and signs that correspond to a certain house centers in these activities, The one that a house does not have planet in its sector of the letter does not mean that the sphere of the life with which that one usually is related it lacks importance for the subject. In this case, the astrologer will consider the sign zodiacal that is in the peak or point of starting of the house. Each one of the houses thus has its pair to the other side of the letter, first corresponds with seventh, second with eighth, etc., it thinks that the houses reveal the relation that is between the signs of the zodiac and the Earth rotation on its axis. The symbolic nature of the houses was elaborated by the Greeks originally. The astrological medicine was, until century XVIII, an important part of the conventional medical practice. One assumed that the diverse parts of the body were under the specific planet influence and signs, that also they were concrete associate to diseases, But recently, the astrologers have given to importance to the relations between the signs and the systems glandular and nervous. They maintain that such relation usually is a polarity. Being born in Aries, for example, can become ill in parts of the body that are governed by the opposed sign, Libra.
The first shout of baby is considered in astrology like the same moment of the birth. Therefore, he is crucial cronometrar it, as it shows this medieval engraving in which astrologers take horoscope at that precise moment. If the hour of the birth is not known, the astrologer will use like approach the positions that occupied planets in the noon of the day of the birth. although the reach of its conclusions will be smaller.