What is Astrology Horoscope? Information About The Astrology and Zodiac Signs

Celestial bodies such as the planets and the stars have huge impact on life on Earth. The concept of astrology actually dates back to ancient times, but beliefs about astrology vary in different regions and cultures. Typically, astrology can be classfied into two main categories: natural and judicial. Judicial astrology is based on the study of the effect of celestial bodies on humans, while natural astrology involves the charting of planetary positions. Astrology is also divided into Western, Indian and Chinese astrology.

Western astrology was first practiced by the people of Babylonia, from where it spread to other countries across the world. The Babylonians believed in the existence of five planets namely Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars and Mercury. They also believed that the movements of the Sun, Moon and other planets had influence over human life and thought that they can predict the future events on Earth.

Horoscopic astrology was introduced after the occupation of Egypt by Alexander the Great. This form of astrology is based on the concept of horoscope. Horoscope is a birth chart of an individual, made on the basis of the positions of the planets and the stars at the time of the individual’s birth. Read more if you want to find out some interesting facts about astrology!

Facts about Astrology

  • Astrology began in ancient Babylon, and then spread across other countries including China, Tibet, India and Central America.
  • Astrology readers are 75% women.
  • Approximately 70 million Americans read their horoscope every day.
  • The most common zodiac signs in the world are Scorpio and Libra, while the least common signs are Leo and Aquarius.
  • The most famous astrologer is the world was Nostradamus, who has predicted events such as the Second World War and the attack on the World Trade Centre.
  • According to a recent study the words “Horoscope” and “Astrology” are among the most searched topics on the Internet.
  • Astrology is thought to be both a science and an art.
  • It is believed that Adolf Hitler used an astrologer throughout the Second World War.
  • People in America spend over $100 million a year on astrology.
  • It is believed that Alexander the Great’s birth was delayed on purpose. The court astrologer was allowed in the room as Alexander’s mother was giving birth and he told hter to hold off the birth a few more minutes to get a more favorable Moon and Ascendant for the baby. She did exactly as he said and upon his birth, the astrologer assured her that Alexander will indeed be “Great”.

Horoscope Dates

Aries Mar. 21 – April 19
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Gemini May 21 – June 21
Cancer June 22 – July 22
Leo July 23 – Aug. 22
Virgo Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Libra Sept. 23 – Oct. 23
Scorpio Oct. 24 – Nov. 21
Sagittarius Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Capricorn Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Aquarius Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Pisces Feb. 19 – Mar. 20


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