What is astrology?
Astrology is study of distant cosmic objects like stars and planets and their effect in human life. Sun, moon andother planets leave effect on every human being. Astrology is study of this effect on human life. the position of these planets at the time of birth influence our life. It is this that we study in horoscopes.
The Ancient Vedas which are said to be the oldest religious literature available has references to this science."Jyothisha or Astrology" is one of the limbs of the "Vedas" which date back to 1500 B.C.. Hindus were the original masters who had the thorough knowledge of astronomy and many rituals and religious rites were related to the position of planets and their motions. Astrology is a study of movement of Stars and Planets that have their influence on human lives.The influence of the SUN, MOON and other Planets at the time of birth of individual is said to shape its future, viz- personality, financial position, education, career, romance, marital relationships, luck, and children etc. Usually people refer Astrology as 12 zodiac signs, which are mostly based on Sun-Signs in astrology.
The sun sign is based on Individuals characteristic but moon sign determine individuals emotion, passion & instinct etc, so in Indian Vedic Astrology the predictions are based on Moon sign. Sun sign, which is based on a fixed period of time of nearly one month, where as in moon sign, moon moves 13-15 degrees every day and remains in one sign only for 2 and ¼ days, so the characteristics of individual changes with the quick movement of moon, just like our emotions.
The Astrology consist of mainly 2 categories - Western Astrology, which is based on Sun-Sign, While another is Vedic Astrology, which is based on Moon-Sign. Besides, there are other types of astrology that exists are - Chinese Astrology & Tibetian Astrology,
12 Interesting Facts
1. 75% of Astrology readers are women.
2. Astrologers claim that the Moon has the same effect upon humans, as it does upon the ocean.
3. 1/3 of American’s believe in Astrology.
4. The most famous Astrologer is Nostradamus, who is said to have predicted events such as the Second World War and the attack on the World Trade Centre.
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