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  Astrology and astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The role of astrology as an important motivation for astronomical research diminished as the works of Galileo and others solved the problems in celestial mechanics that were of interest to astrologers, and as belief in astrological influences or correlations became extinct among astronomers.
Astrology and astronomy began to take divergent paths during the rise of the rational and the scientific method in the Western World.
Astrology and astronomy stayed together for a very long time - the funding from astrology supported major astronomical research, which was in turn used to make more and more accurate ephemerides for use in astrology.
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 Astrology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrology refers to any of several systems, traditions or beliefs in which knowledge of the apparent positions of celestial bodies is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing knowledge about human affairs and events on Earth.
While astronomy is the study and observation of celestial objects and their movements through space, astrology is the study of the supposed correlation of those objects with earthly affairs.
This Babylonian astrology came to Greece initially as early as the middle of the 4th century BCE, and then around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of Decanic astrology to create Horoscopic astrology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astrology   (3222 words)

 Astrology vs. Astronomy
Astrology assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.
Astronomy is the science that deals with the material universe beyond the earth.
In astronomy, the zodiac is a 8°-wide belt in the of the sky that is centered on the ecliptic.
www.deepermind.com /48Astrology.htm   (1808 words)

 Astro Energetics: History of Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astrology is the study of the effects the movements of these celestial bodies have on human affairs.
Astrology reached its zenith in imperial times, was used by people of every social strata, and in fact, was a part of almost every branch of ancient culture.
Astrology for centuries was used by kings, emperors, popes, scientists, doctors, the bourgeoisie and the poor alike, and together with astronomy was taught in the schools and universities of the world.
www.astroenergetics.com /HTML/History.html   (952 words)

 Talk:Astronomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
People interested in astronomy by and large couldn't care less about astrology, and the great majority of people interested in astrology are blind partisans of it, and "pseudoscience", an intrinsically POV article, is just waving a red rag in front of a bull....
Astrology is not a field of study in the science of astronomy as the previous version stated.
The astrology article has sustained the most damage at this point, but I know that he has been going around to every other related article on astrology, astronomy and various biographies and commiting the same sort of vandalism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Astronomy   (4806 words)

 Astrology on the Web: Astrology and Astronomy
Astronomy is the science of mapping the positions and movements of celestial bodies.
The symbols used in astrology express the deepest and most subtle manifestations of the world in a language that is luminous with meaning and yet capable of practical application in terms of the events, emotions and relationships that model our lives, our aspirations, our societies and our environment.
Astrology is a scientific way of looking at the world, but it is one which is not favoured by the broad mass of scientists at present, because it explains the world using a different paradigm from those which are routinely accepted within the orthodox scientific community.
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 Basic Astronomy and Astrology
Therefore, thus they are, except in the case of the highly evolved, of the true aspirant who has oriented himself, and is thus escaping from the wheel of existence and beginning to govern his stars, and so is no longer under their rule and domination.
Astrology now deals primarily with the personality for whom the horoscope may be cast and with the events of the personality life.
Orthodox astrology sets up a chart which gives the fate and destiny of the personality, and when that personality is little evolved or is only of an average development, it can be and often is amazingly correct.
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 Lines of Faith - Astrology and Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astrology and astronomy were closely linked in Islam, encapsulated in the Arabic term Ilm al-nujum, which means the study of both disciplines.
The Qu'ran suggests that there are signs in nature for man to read, and in the history of Islam the study of astronomy and astrology were at one time regarded as having a higher spiritual purpose in thinking about the universe.
The main principles of Islamic astrology were inherited from the Babylonian and Greek cultures, and were made relevant to Muslim scholars because of the spiritual relationship, as interpreted from the Qu'ran, between the celestial bodies and the heavens, and man and the earth.
www.mhs.ox.ac.uk /students/97to98/exhibits/pg_astro.htm   (326 words)

 Precursors to Modern Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astrology was born in these stories: the attempt by humans to understand and to influence their destiny through patterns among the stars and planets that were supposed to have influence on our lives.
Astrology is not science, and has absolutely no evidence to support its validity,, but it gave birth to modern astronomy.
Many giants in the development of modern astronomy payed the bills by casting horoscopes for patrons, even as they were simultaneously laying the foundation for a new world view that would leave no place for astrology and related hokum.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/precursors/precursors.html   (391 words)

The heliocentric theory of planetary motion—developed and refined by such luminaries as Copernicus, Galileo, and Johannes Kepler—proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
Astrology's attempts to explain what the heavens were and relate their movements to humanity's own actions were similar to the questions many religious followers asked of their gods.
Astrology's age-old idea of human life and understanding relating to the physical universe is a beneficial one.
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 AsiaBigtime Vedic Astrology and Astronomy
Astronomy is the Science of the Stars in the sky and Astrology is the practical influence to the man. One is practical and the other is theory.
Astrology or Jyotish is a scientific, metaphysical, and spiritual study of both astrology and astronomy.
Vedic astrology not only gives accuracy in predicting the timing of the events, coming mishaps, disturbances, difficulties or worries, but also it gives guidance and warns the individual before hand, which may be of utmost importance in planning one's future advancements, projects, or even one's undertakings.
www.asiabigtime.com /vedic_ast.shtml   (740 words)

 Astronomy in Ancient India - Crystalinks
Indian astronomy at that time was taking much of its lead from cyclic Hindu cosmology in which nature operted in cycles, setting the stage for searching for numerical patterns in the expected time frames for eclipses.
The astronomy and the astrology of India are based upon sidereal calculations.
The sidereal astronomy is based upon the stars and the sidereal period is the time that it takes the object to make one full orbit around the Sun, relative to the stars.
www.crystalinks.com /indiastronomy.html   (2904 words)

 Astrology and astronomy: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astrology and astronomy began to take divergent paths during the rise of the rational[For more info, click on this link] and the scientific method[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] in the Western World Western world quick summary:
Astrology and astronomy stayed together for a very long time - the funding from astrology supported major astronomical astronomy quick summary:
In astrology, a horoscope is a chart or diagram representing the positions of the planets, other celestial bodies, and sensitive angles at the time of any moment...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/as/astrology_and_astronomy.htm   (1677 words)

 American Astronomical Society :: Education: Student Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astronomy is the study of everything outside of the earth’s atmosphere and their chemical and physical properties.
Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside of the earth’s atmosphere, such as planets, stars, asteroids, galaxies; and the properties and relationships of those celestial bodies.
Astrology on the other hand, is the belief that the positioning of the stars and planets affect the way events occur on earth.
www.aas.org /education/students.htm#30   (2054 words)

 Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions: Astrology
This paper is titled Is Astrology Relevant to Consciousness and Psi?", and was written by Geoffrey Dean, a long-time astrology researcher, and Ivan Kelly, a professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Ivan Kelly wrote another paper, called "The Concepts of Modern Astrology: A Critique", which discusses the underlying basis of astrology and its claims, and is similarly devastating in its conclusions.
Astrology Defense Kit, which is great for everyone, but especially kids and students.
www.badastronomy.com /bad/misc/astrology.html   (3530 words)

 The Astronomy of Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astrology is the study of the 'Meaning' of Astronomy.
Astronomy is the study of the 'Hows' of the Cosmos.
Astrology is the study of the 'Why' of the Cosmos.
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 Astrology and Astronomy - Achernar
Astronomy and Astrology were thus very much linked together, and people learned, for example, that when Mars and Jupiter were due to be visible close together, in the same part of the sky, they might expect an increased amount of activity based on emotional factors.
Astrology has a reputation for being a mysterious and esoteric field of study, possibly because much of the subject material lies outside the realm of the objective.
This apparent difference between Astronomy and Astrology is largely due to the peculiar way we often choose to categorise our experiences into those which relate to events and to relationships in the outer world, and those which relate to our inner goals and to our emotions.
www.fortunecity.com /roswell/jekyll/75/astrotext.html   (431 words)

 Memory Incarnate : Astronomy vs Astrology –What’s the difference?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In one aspect it was a good thing she had her lessons after supper, in the aspect of the students soon being tired after all the food it was not as good.
She cleared her throat and walked around the Astronomy tower as she spoke, having a look at each one of the students so that noone felt neglected or got the impression that she didn't see if they passed each other notes or were not on any other way attentive to what she had to say.
She heard some students mumble about her bringing up astrology and divination in this class, but had they listened and were they to take this course, they would understand and accept in time.
www.greatestjournal.com /community/memoryincarnate/5019.html   (1317 words)

 Star of Bethlehem Magi Astronomy astrology pi, Christmas star,great pyramid
In the days of the ancients, astrology and astronomy were a singular principle science and no king or ruler was without the counsel of the stars.
Astrology with all of its transcendent mythology was pushed to the side by a new astronomy created by stargazers with technology.
In days "ancients" astronomy astrology were combined in "science" "stargazing" those who specialized in "stargazing" were called "wise men".
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 Astronomy and Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Astronomy and astrology cannot be separated in the Middle Ages and the early modern period as they are today.
For the educated medieval man or woman both the movement of the heavenly bodies and their effect on man were entirely natural and subject to scientific study and prediction.
This is the popular, simplified, version of a complex art, and it is this sort of astrology which is directly expressed in the poems and illustrations of the Planet Books.
www.billyandcharlie.com /planets/astronomy.html   (772 words)

 Astronomy and Astrology--The Difference
Astronomy is simply the observation and measurement of celestial bodies, while astrology is an attempt to find some sort of "meaning" or "influence" in the planetary positions.
The interesting thing, though, is that astrology, which gave birth to astronomy, has been out of date with the actual sky for most of modern history.
Astronomy is a science that compels us to seek beyond ourselves and our small world, a science of discovery that enriches our lives by exercising our brain and our intellect.
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 KryssTal : Astronomy and Astrology
The basis of astrology is the position of the Sun, the Moon and the five naked eye planets against the patterns formed by the stars.
In astrology, a person's "star sign" is one of the 12 zodiac signs that the Sun is in on the birth date.
Astrology is based on a number of assumptions that have been discredited in the last 2000 or so years.
www.krysstal.com /zodiac.html   (2407 words)

 Night Sky, against astrology - Astronomy.com Forums
Most astrology is nothing more than hope and poke genrealizations.
Some people actually let astrology and supertition govern the way they live their lives.
There are people who have such faith in astrology it controls their every day life.
www.astronomy.com /ASY/CS/forums/275789/PrintPost.aspx   (848 words)

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Medieval and Renaissance astrology is essentially Islamic astrology, a fact that is easily ascertained by noting the large number of Islamic sources quoted by William Lilly in the bibliography to his Christian Astrology or the many references made to Islamic authors by the Italian astrologer Guido Bonatti in his Liber Astronomiae.
Al-Biruni follows a logical progression from first principles and begins with geometry, then goes onto to arithmetic, astronomy, geography, chronology and a discussion of the use of the astrolabe before reaching his introduction to astrology.
Instead Al-Biruni presents astrology, the science of astral influences, as a logical and necessary part of Islamic philosophy and science.
www.renaissanceastrology.com /albiruni.html   (701 words)

 Anti Astrology | Astronomy Blog
The ruling dismissed a petition by scientists against a University Grants Commission directive to introduce courses in Vedic Astrology in the university curriculum.
It annoys me because there is quite a lot of difference between astrology and astronomy (or astrophysics); one is a bit of fun and the other is a lot of fun!
Astrology and astronomy have common origins but they parted some time ago when astronomy decided to use scientific principles and astrology didn't.
www.strudel.org.uk /blog/astro/000118.shtml   (465 words)

 Astrology - Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of my freinds says that astrology and numerology is statistically justified, or if not, it is due something that scientists haven't understood yet.
The astrology I was talking about had only to do with the position of the Sun and Moon, and discussed things that were actually affected by the positions of the Sun and Moon, such as when to plant crops, or when the high tide would be.
The reason I got interested in astronomy was because I fell down a sand dune drunk and found myself staring up at the sky! Then a couple of years later Comet Halle Bopp showed up so the obsession really commenced.
www.bautforum.com /showthread.php?t=26445   (2724 words)

 Astrology Vs Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Assignment #1 One similarity that exists between astrology and astronomy is the way in which they originated.
Astronomy originated in the ancient world when people began to notice that heavenly bodies moved in a specific, consistent motion.
Therefore, although astronomy and astrology are very different now, they both began in ancient times.
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