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  Astro Energetics: History of Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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 Astrology - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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.
The origins much of the astrology that would later develop in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are found among the ancient Babylonians and their system of celestial omens that began to be compiled around the middle of the 2nd millennium BCE.
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.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Astrology   (2950 words)

  
 Culture & Comsos is a journal devoted to the study of the history astrology & cultural astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Culture and Comsos is a journal devoted to the study of the history astrology and cultural astronomy
is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy.
If astrology is the use of celestial phenomena to provide meaning for human life, then cultural astronomy is the broader use of astronomical beliefs and theories to regulate and inform society, politics, the arts and every aspect of human life.
www.cultureandcosmos.com   (245 words)

  
 History of Astrology, History of Horoscope by GaneshaSpeaks.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
History of Astrology, History of Horoscope by GaneshaSpeaks.com
Astrology is the practice of mapping planetary positions for a given date, time and place for the purpose of determining correlations between celestial phenomena and events on earth.
That somewhat explains why astrology was placed in such a divine "godlike science" pedestal, far away from the reach of the common man. The early civilized races, considered the stars to herald events still in the womb of time.
www.ganeshaspeaks.com /history_astrology.jsp   (791 words)

  
 History of astrology - AstrologyNotes
This tradition of Hellenistic astrology was passed to India sometime around the 1st century CE where it merged with the preexisting tradition of Babylonian astrology and the lunar astrology of the Nakshatras and this founded the tradition of Vedic astrology in India.
Astrology and astronomy were deeply intertwined in the past, and very much one and the same throughout the overwhelming bulk of human history.
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 directly causal astrological influences or correlations became largely extinct among astronomers.
astrologynotes.org /History   (1406 words)

  
 History of astrology
Before describing how astrology and its relationship with society have developed throughout the centuries, it is important to clarify the common confusion between astronomy and astrology: Astronomy is concerned with the observation of the movement of heavenly bodies.
Astrology, on the other hand, is the study of the effects that the movements of these heavenly bodies have on human lives.
Astrology's entrance into Greece is situated in the period of the great Greek philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and the rise of the Greek state and culture.
www.kuleuven.ac.be /iccp/2002/iccp4/history.htm   (719 words)

  
 Bried History of Astrology
Astronomy and astrology were the same science--the split came only during modern times when it became expedient for the Church to redirect attention toward dogma and the scientific schools were looking to elevate logical study of the heavens by displacing the current science, much the same way allopathic medicine has displaced naturopathic medicine.
Long before recorded history, the stars, sun, moon, eclipses, etc., were studied by men who charted the heavens and helped their contemporaries to understand the events and goings-on as they endured and celebrated with the "as above, so below" philosophy that still does and always will prevail in astrological thought.
Until then, astrology was used for general forecasting of common events such as floods, planting and harvesting, war issues and the rule of kings.
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 History of Astrology - Guiding Stars
Astrology's entrance into Greece coincided with the beginning of the first great Greek philosophers and with the rise of the Greek state and culture.
Astrology was only one among a much larger group of metaphysical aftershock casualties of this mind bending paradigm shift.
It was primarily Clancy's venture in "American Astrology" that brought about the popularity of daily and/or weekly astrological horoscope columns, with readings of the twelve signs, to appear in the newspapers and periodicals throughout the United States and Europe.
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 Astrology history in Egypt
Astrology’s history is a long one, and common belief is that its origins lie with the Greeks.
Astrology is the pseudoscientific study of the influence those heavenly bodies and their movements have on humankind.) Astrology as we, or even the ancient Greeks, would consider it did not exist at this time.
The next phase in the history of astrology is the New Babylonian period (600-300 BC).
www.touregypt.net /astro   (2918 words)

  
 ASTROLOGY HISTORY
The history of astrology is an important part of the history of the development of civilization, it goes back to the early days of the human race.
Astrology was, therefore the foster-sister of astronomy, the science of the investigation of the heavens.
From the start astrology was employed for the needs and benefit of daily life; the astrologers were astronomers only incidentally and in so far as astronomy assisted astrology in the functions which the latter had to perform in connection with religious worship.
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 Astrology History
The modern astrology of today began in Mesopotamia and Sumeria, where the celestial bodies and their relationship with crop planting were observed.
However, the Greeks attributed their gods and goddesses to the planets and then the Romans accepted that astrology was a form of divination, and introduced the names we are familiar with today.
As astrology developed new techniques were introduced; the ten degree portions of the signs (decans), the association of the rulers of the days and the weeks to the planets.
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Astrology also became more popular than ever with the adoption of printing and the dissemination of almanacs, yet it increasingly came under fire as the Renaissance gave way to the Enlightenment.
This core of classical astrology, as further developed by the Arabic astrologers, was then transmitted to the West as part of the "new science" in the twelfth and thirteen centuries.
Astrology was taught at many universities and was a generally accepted part of the medieval world view, metaphysics and philosophy.
www.renaissanceastrology.com /astrologyinrenaissancemain.html   (745 words)

  
 The History of Astrology - By: Robert Helms - Astrology Parlor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Astrology is the oldest of all the sciences.
It is possible that the lack of Astrology may have greatly contributed to the demise of the Neanderthal.
Astrology is not only Earth based but also for exact position the nativity in latitude and longitude.
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 Byzant Astrology - A History of Astrology
Astrology encompasses those systems of divination and explication founded on the principle that the positions and aspects of celestial bodies, such as the planets, have a direct influence on earthly affairs.
There is evidence of early astrology in Mesopotamia, perhaps as far back as 3000 BC, but western astrology did not reach its flowering until the influence of the ancient Greeks during the Hellenistic period (323-30 BC, the interval between the death of Alexander the Great and the Roman conquest of Egypt).
Each decan was considered to hold a certain influence over the time period for which it ruled, and this system was incorporated into the zodiac of classical astrology, in which twelve signs mark out the year, with each of these having three distinct phases during their time of influence.
www.byzant.com /Mystical/Astrology/History.aspx   (572 words)

  
 A Brief History of Astrology
He also says that he believes that Hermes deliberately founded an astrology based upon the Athenian philosophical disciplines as a response to a challenge from Athenian philosophers who said that the contingent was ultimately unknowable, and therefore not the proper object (of study) of philosophy.
Astrology fell out of favor again at the beginning of the Enlightenment and didn't begin to become popular again until the latter half of the 19th century.
Because astrology had been severely discredited by the discovery of the outer planet Uranus and several philosophical developments such as reductionism (Descartes), few qualified individuals were even interested in the subject, so it became the domain of Gypsies and charlatans.
www.astrology-x-files.com /x-files/history-astrology.html   (2804 words)

  
 History of Astrology
The tools used in astrology are based on astronomy, a centuries-old science that studies the movement of planets and their effects on the solar system.
Astrology just give us furthur insight and allows people to choose either to prepare themselves or avoid a situation completely.
Astrology is a pure abstract mathematical formula, the 12 based, duodecimal number system has always been called astrology.
www.angelfire.com /nh/heavenskies/astrohistory.html   (1106 words)

  
 Astrology - History of Astrology - Horoscopes Within
Astrology is the ancient art and study of the movements of the planets, the other celestial bodies, and the impact (due to aspects) they have on our lives.
Astrology is the term widely used for calculating the positions of the planets at a specific time.
Astrology is a complex system that encompasses more than what sun sign you were born under.
www.horoscopeswithin.com /astrology.php   (683 words)

  
 History of Astrology - Astrology.com
Contrary to its popular but erroneous reputation as a New Age subject, Astrology is actually an ancient science that predates both astronomy and psychology.
Studied and used throughout the world for thousands of years, Astrology is the study of the interactions among the Stars and the Planets, based on intricate mathematical cycles.
Astrology's origins can also be traced to several other locations and cultures, including Egypt, which developed sophisticated timekeeping and calendar science; Greece, where Ptolemy authored influential astrological and astronomical texts; and Rome, where many of the most learned men-including two emperors-were astrologers who wrote laws and counseled citizens based on the Stars.
www.astrology.com /aboutastrology/overview/history   (359 words)

  
 AstrologySource.Com
But, undoubtedly the science of astrology was practiced at a very remote period in the history of the Chaldeans and the astrology of the Greeks and Romans was directly derived from this source.
The first mention of astrology as it was practiced by the Babylonians appears to place the period at about 2,500 BCE, but no actual records of literature concerning the Babylonian contribution to the science have been discovered to date.
It is evident that the Egyptian knew and used astrology many thousands of years before the time of Christ, and the earliest Egyptian astrologer mentioned is Petosiris, a priest who lived during the reign of Nicepsos about 800 BCE.
www.astrologysource.com /history.html   (822 words)

  
 Astrology history in Egypt
Astrology’s history is a long one, and common belief is that its origins lie with the Greeks.
Astrology is the pseudoscientific study of the influence those heavenly bodies and their movements have on humankind.) Astrology as we, or even the ancient Greeks, would consider it did not exist at this time.
Their efforts, however, did contribute to the development of astrology -- they designed a calendar; identified the basic cycles of the sun, moon, planets and stars; and divided their year into twelve months based on the moon’s twelve cycles during a year.
touregypt.net /astro   (2918 words)

  
 History of Astrology and History of Science, Spring 2003
Beginning with its roots in Mesopotamian celestial divination, we trace the development of astrology from ancient "science" to modern "pseudoscience," exploring its interactions with science and culture in various civilizations of Eurasia.
Astrology is now so widely condemned among educated people as an intellectually degraded and pernicious pursuit that the serious exploration of the development and impact of its ideas is seldom or never attempted.
The growth of astrology in the Latin West and its relation to the medieval universities and academic disciplines.
www.brown.edu /Departments/History_Mathematics/HM0013/hm13.html   (812 words)

  
 History of Astrology
Astrology has been of great importance in many countries of the world since long before the invention of writing, and until at least the end of the 16th century; recently there has been a considerable revival of interest.
Derek Parker, the other co-author, remains a sceptic for whom the practice of astrology is largely a mystery, but who has become convinced that there is sufficient evidence now available to support many astrological propositions, and that it would be foolish to dismiss the subject out of hand.
It is meant as a necessarily brief account of the spread of astrology through the civilized world, and of the major figures involved in its history.
www.meta-religion.com /Esoterism/Astrology/history_of_astrology.htm   (594 words)

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