What is Astrology?

Kelli Fox
What is Astrology?

What is Astrology? Although lots of people talk of astrology as if it’s something of doubtful or supernatural origin, like magic or ghosts — ‘Do you believe in astrology?’ or “What’s your sign?” it’s not a belief system, and it’s definitely not a supernatural phenomenon. It’s actually a very ancient and complex system based on careful observation of the heavens and related circumstances here on our planet.

To understand astrology, you must know that it doesn’t work like a psychic, who predicts your future. Astrology is an invaluable guide that helps in making life choices. It points out tendencies and truths about human nature, not to mention the world at large. It gives you the tools you need to make better, more intelligent and informed decisions in your life.

For example, if you have a lot of planets in Aries in your birth chart, you’ll know that you tend to be rather headstrong and impulsive, jumping into things without much forethought! With astrology’s help, you can learn to slow down a bit and look before you leap.

Anyone can gain greater personal understanding from astrology, even without knowing exactly how it works. After all, why the movement of the stars is related to life on our planet may be an intriguing and mysterious question, but we know that it is, indeed, related — astrology affects our lives just as the Moon pulls on the tides and just as the light of the Sun enables all life on our planet to grow.

As the Sun enriches our planet, astrology can enrich your life. The more you learn, the better you’ll be able to apply its wisdom to your own life.

Suggested reading:

Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology: The Easy Way to Learn Astrology by Kris Brandt Riske MA 

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk 

How to Learn Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones

Video:

Is astrology the same as the newspaper horoscope? Or is it something more. This video show how different astrologers describe astrology and explores the different branches. Using Tiger Woods as an example, it also shows how the Sun, Moon and Ascendant can be used to help describe an individual.

 

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