Astrology is variously considered by its proponents to be a symbolic language, a form of art, science, or divination. It’s a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs in which knowledge of the relative positions of celestial bodies is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters.
Considered be a pseudoscience or superstition by the scientific community and despite the lack of scientific evidence, belief in the diverse branches of astrology remains widespread. Although it was believed that events in the heavens are mirrored by those on Earth, there has historically been a debate amongst astrologers over the exact nature of the mechanism behind astrology. The debate also encompasses whether or not celestial bodies truly influences life on Earth.
Astrologers in the present era believe that the positions of certain celestial bodies either influence or correlate with human affairs. A modern explanation is that the cosmos acts as a single unit, so that any happening in any part of it inevitably is reflected in every other part, somewhat representing chaos theory. However, there is no concrete evidence of significant influence of this kind.
Today, these traditions have come into greater contact with each other, notably due to the spreading of Chinese and Indian astrology in the West, while awareness of Western astrology is quite limited in Asia.
Astrology has come to prominence in many regions of the world and undergone gradual developments and change throughout its long history. Many astrological traditions that were important long ago have fallen out of use today. However, astrology has had a deep influence over the past few thousand years on Western as well as Eastern cultures. In the middle ages, even the educated of the period believed in astrology. Still an important subject for discussion, astrology will continue to play an important role in the life of people who actually believe in it. For Indians, it is almost like a religion…
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