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Astrology History

Astrology is actually an ancient science that predates both astronomy and psychology, contrary to its popular reputation as a New Age subject, Studied and used throughout the world for thousands of years.

Astrology is the study of the interactions among the Stars and the Planets, based on mathematical cycles.

The earliest known astrological records date back to Babylon, 1645 BC, and the earliest horoscope dates back to 410 BC. The origins of astrology can also be traced to several other locations and cultures, including Greece, Egypt, and Rome.

During the Renaissance, when literacy became more widespread, almanacs began publishing astrological information for public consumption. Several notable figures of the era, including Galileo and Copernicus, were both practicing astrologers and founders of the modern scientific movement. Astrology began to lose popular credibility when myriad predictions about the great conjunction of 1524 failed to "come true", despite the seemingly easy relationship between Astrology and science, however,

Astrology and various other arts fell by the wayside, as the Scientific Revolution surged. Many individuals still practiced the art, however, and Astrology enjoyed small revivals in England in the 17- and 1800s.

Astrology became popualr once again with the birth of Princess Margaret in 1930. The London Sunday Express ran an astrological profile of the princess to celebrate her birth-and so began the modern newspaper horoscope column.


 
 
 
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