What is Astrology?
Astrology is an ancient science that has helped people throughout history to understand their character, destiny and even events in their lives. It aims to offer insights into your life based on the positions of the stars and planets. Well, did you know that astrology is not limited to daily horoscopes?
Astrology offers information on birth chart analysis, the positions of planets in houses and signs, retrograde movements and many more. This information can guide an individual in many matters from career to love life, from financial situation to personal development.
Astopia enlightens the secrets of the sky for you by presenting this ancient science with a modern approach. Understanding the effects of the stars, planets and other celestial bodies in the sky on your life gives you a better understanding of yourself and the world around you.
The Deep Roots of Astrology: Secrets of the Sky from Past to Present
Astrology is the result of mankind’s fascination and curiosity for the sky, which is a reflection of its existence throughout history. This ancient science, which dates back to pre-bellum times, has been adopted by many civilisations and interpreted in different ways.
- Babylon: The first traces of astrology date back to the Babylonian civilisation. In Babylon, priests observing the sky recorded the movements of the planets and stars. The association of these movements with natural events and the lives of kings is the period when the first steps of astrology were taken.
- Egypt: In ancient Egypt, at a time when the overflow of the Nile River was used to predict annual events, special attention was paid to the movements of the stars and planets in the sky. In particular, it was believed that the birth of the star Sirius caused the Nile to overflow.
- Greece: The Greek civilisation took astrology from Babylon and gave it its own philosophical touch. In-depth studies of the zodiac signs and planets began to play an important role in understanding an individual’s destiny and personality.
Over time, astrology spread to other civilisations such as Indian, Chinese and Arabic cultures, each adapting the science to their own cultural and philosophical understanding.
Today, astrology combines with modern science and technology to provide more detailed and precise analyses. However, the roots of this science lie in the fascination of ancient civilisations with the sky. Astrology is the product of a never-ending quest to understand humanity’s relationship with the universe.
What is Astrology Based on?
Astrology is based on the idea that the energy of the universe is in constant change with the movements of the planets and stars. These energetic changes are believed to have certain effects on people.
What is Analysed in Astrology?
Astrology analyses your innate energies, personality traits, abilities and potential life events. At the centre of this analysis is the “birth chart”. So, what is a birth chart?
A natal chart is a cross-sectional photograph of the sky at the time and place of your birth. It is prepared according to the current positions of the planets and zodiac signs, and these positions represent various themes and potentials in your life. For example, the placement of Mars can show your use of energy, and the placement of Venus can show your approach to love and relationships.
However, if you want to dive into all the details and depths of the birth chart, you can check our article titled The Foundation of Your Birth Chart and Its Impact on Your Life Journey.
With Astopia, you can also analyse your natal chart in detail and learn the effects of the planets on you. Perhaps you can find the reason for some events in your life or personality traits in this map.
Karma in Astrology: The Meaning of Energies from the Past
Karma is the energetic results of your actions, choices and experiences from your past lives. This can be summarised by the principle “as you sow, so shall you reap”, meaning that every action you take has a consequence, an effect.
In astrology, karma is analysed by the positions of certain planets, houses and aspects in the natal chart. Especially the Lunar Nodes (North and South Nodes) are considered to be the places where karmic energies and the spiritual journey are represented in the chart.
- South Node: It represents energies and patterns that you have experienced in your past lives, that you feel comfortable with, but that you need to overcome in this life. It shows the comfort zone that is familiar to you, but that you need to transcend.
- North Node: It represents new energies, lessons and experiences that you need to access, experience and learn in this lifetime. It shows where you need to move towards for your spiritual growth.
The relationship of other planets and houses in the natal chart to the South and North Lunar Nodes can provide a more detailed picture of karmic lessons and obstacles you need to overcome in this lifetime.
As a result, in astrology, karma is used as a tool to understand your spiritual journey, the energies it brings from the past and where it needs to move towards in this lifetime.
What is the Basic Assumption of Astrology?
The basic assumption of astrology is that the universe is a holistic structure and everything is interconnected. Thanks to these connections, the movements of the planets can affect us.
The World of Astrology: Different Cultures and Approaches
Astrology is an ancient science that studies the relationship of celestial bodies with events on earth. However, this science has been interpreted in different ways in different cultures throughout history. Here are the most well-known types of astrology and the main characteristics of these systems:
- Babylonian Astrology: It was born in Mesopotamia, where astrology first appeared on the stage of history. They tried to predict the events of the time through the movements of the Sun, Moon and five planets. This system laid the foundation of the first horoscope systems.
- Natal Astrology: It is the most widely used form of astrology. It focuses on analysing the events of a person’s life, character and potential based on the positions of the celestial bodies at the time and place of birth.
- Hellenistic Astrology: It emerged with the combination of Greek and Egyptian astrological knowledge. Detailed techniques and methods of analysing the birth chart were developed during this period.
- Chinese Astrology: It is known for its animal horoscopes based on a 12-year cycle. Each animal has a specific character and this can have an effect on the character of the person according to the year of birth.
- Western Astrology: It is the most widely used system today. It focuses on 12 zodiac signs and planetary movements in these signs. In addition, the life of the individual is analysed in detail with the houses, planets and angles in the birth chart.
- Vedic Astrology: It is based on ancient Indian scriptures. This system, which focuses on the movements of the Moon, also analyses karmic energies and reincarnation.
What is the Relationship between Zodiac Signs and Rising Sign in Astrology?
In order to fully analyse the astrological profile, it is important to know both your Sun Sign and Rising Sign. While the Sun Sign reflects your basic nature and identity, the Rising Sign shows how this nature is expressed and perceived by the outside world. In other words, the Rising represents your “outer shell” or how you appear to the outside, while the Sun Sign reflects your inner self and essence.
As a result, for a complete and comprehensive analysis of an individual in astrology, it is necessary to consider many factors such as Sun Sign, Rising Sign and Moon Sign. However, Sun and Rising Sign usually provide the most basic information about the identity and personality of an individual. To learn more details about the Rising Sign, you should review our article titled What is the Rising Sign?
What are Planets in Astrology?
In astrology, planets are the main factors that give us information about our energy, motivation and characteristics. For example; Mars is the planet of courage and energy, while Venus is associated with love and beauty.
How many houses are there in astrology?
There are 12 houses in total and each house represents a different area of life. Which astrological house illuminates which area of your life? Which house has an impact on your career, love or financial situation? Take a look at our Astrological Houses Unveiled content to discover these connections! Uncover the hidden secrets of the houses!
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