Astrology is the study of movement and position of celestial bodies like the sun, moon, etc in relation to having an influence on affairs in a human’s life and the real world. Astrology aims at predicting the future course of events in an individual’s life and to some extent even tries to change it using certain methods and techniques.
History of Astrology
Astrology has a very deep, long and complex history. In the ancient era astrology was closely tied to worship of the stars and planets. It was a sophisticated system of beliefs and practices used to predict the future and to guide decisions almost about everything. Egyptians used to practise astrology to make predictions about the future of the pharaohs and the kingdom.
In the modern era, unlike before, it is used as a tool for self help or self exploration, and is widely used in therapies and counselling as a medium to help people understand their emotions and psychology.
With the advancement of technology, today anyone can read their horoscope online and learn about their astrological signs.
Purpose of Astrology
Astrology is believed to be a way of understanding how the movement and position of stars and moon will affect an individual’s life. The major purpose of astrology is to get insights about your own, your relationship’s and the world around you. It is often used as a tool for self discovery and self help too.
The charts in astrology can provide detailed insights about one’s strengths, weaknesses, future, personality, potential opportunities, future problems, etc.
Many individuals consult astrologers seeking their guidance on different aspects of love, career, health. It is seen as a way of understanding the future and taking the right step forward.
Astrological signs are used in determining a person’s personality traits and predict future events including their career, health, money, etc. For example, someone who is a Taurus may be predicted to have a strong sense of material values and be dependable and practical.
There are total 12 astrological signs on the basis of date of birth:
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Horoscope reading is the process of interpreting the positions of the celestial bodies in order to gain insight into an individual’s personality, relationships, and future events. Horoscope is basically an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, etc, at the time of an event, such as the moment of a person’s birth.
Horoscope readings can be done for individuals, couples, or groups, and are often used for self-reflection, personal growth, and decision-making.
Though we have mentioned several times that astrology is and can be used for predicting future events, it is important to note that astrology is not considered a science and its predictions should not be taken as absolute truth. Many scientific studies have found no evidence to support the claims made by astrology.
Despite the fact of no scientific backing for astrology, it is still very popular around the globe and often used as a tool for self help, etc.
In the end, whether you believe in astrology or not it is a matter of personal choice.
I hope this article has been insightful for you and you have understood what astrology is, and for what purposes it can be used.