In today’s blog, as the title suggests we are going to discuss the different types of astrology. Contradictory to popular opinion, astrology is not an easy subject and it has several interdisciplinary subjects, that each make use of varied objects to predict the future.
But, first of all, we must fully understand what astrology is in its fundamental form.
Astrology is a pseudoscience that studies the movement of planets and other celestial bodies with which astrologists claim to predict the future. Astrologists strongly believe in the interconnected web of this universe and conclude that changes in the universe are capable of affecting human affairs.
Even though astrology has no solid scientific proofs to substantiate its claims and has always been belittled as being a pseudoscience by modern scientists and researchers, astrology has managed to remain relevant even after thousands of years of being in practice.
Historians believe that the earliest form of astrology must have originated in Ancient Egypt, sometime around 2500 B.C.E. It shows that astrology has been around for more than 4000 years, with a solid group of people who are ready to trust the astrologers and benefit from.
With the basics having been covered in the paragraphs above, let us dive into the different types of astrology that have been practised at varied instances in human history.
TYPES OF ASTROLOGY
Before we proceed with the types of astrology, it is imperative for us to understand that there is another form of divisions in astrology based on geography and time. For example, modern astrology is in sync with the western astrology, from which it derives most of its principles. Whereas, the astrology of the east is called Vedic astrology or the Indian astrology. In addition to this is the Chinese astrology, widely practised in China since ages.
Even though Karmic astrology is not a well-known subject amongst the masses, it is the most interesting. Karmic astrology propagates the belief in reincarnation and karma. While most people do not believe in reincarnation and rebirth, Karmic astrology believes in eternal rebirth. It makes use of its supposed knowledge of the client’s previous lives to predict his future in the current life.
Horary astrology, unlike other types of astrology, is heavily dependent on the horoscope. Even though other types of astrology also use the horoscope, horary astrology makes use of it almost every time a client needs help. Because horary astrology casts a horoscope for the specific question at the moment. Astrologists who practice horary astrology believe that the stars offer immediate guidance.
Natal astrology is one of the world’s oldest astrological sciences in existence. It was developed in the ancient city of Babylon right after the Persians invaded it in the year 539 B.C.E. Though it was formulated by the Babylonians, the Persians were the ones who expanded upon it and made it what it is today. Sidereal Period, which is the length of time taken by a planet to pass through the twelve signs of the Zodiac back to its starting point and zodiac signs are incorporated into this.
The Celtic astrology or Celtic tree astrology is based on the belief that the time of our birth has a major influence on a person. The Celts who were keen observers of their surroundings realised that children born in a particular season or time period exhibited certain characteristics. And unlike other branches of astrology which use the sun as their centre point of existence, Celtic astrology works under the guidance of the moon and its motions. The Celts even believed that the colour and pattern of a person’s life are also influenced by this lunar motion.
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