Astrology . The stars and what they tell us. What is astrology?.
Astrology The stars and what they tell us
What is astrology? • Astrology refers to any of several 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 reality and human existence on earth. All traditions are based on the relative positions and movements of various real and construed celestial bodies as seen at the time and place of the birth or other event being studied. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrology
Historical data… • Provided a calendar for the Babylonians relatively 3,500 years ago • By 600 BC the Babylonians devised the twelve-sign zodiac • The Greeks really perfected the system • Many cultures have a form of the astrology.
And now… Some film! Ancient Mysteries: Astrology: Secrets in the Stars
What is a horoscope? • The horoscope can be likened to a photograph of the solar system (geocentric perspective of the heavens) at the time of your birth from the place of your birth of the positions of the planets against the backdrop of Constellation configurations, or division of the equinox (areas of space).
“Hey baby, what’s your sign?” • ･Aries- March 21 - April 20 • ･Taurus- April 21 - May 21 • ･Gemini- May 22 - June 21 • ･Cancer- June 22 - July 22 • ･Leo- July 23 -August 21 • ･Virgo- August 22 - September 23 • ･Libra- September 24 - October 23 • ･Scorpio- October 24 - November 22 • ･Sagittarius- November 23 - December 22 • ･Capricorn- December 23 - January 20 • ･Aquarius- January 21 - February 19 • ･Pisces- February 20- March 20
Who relates to their sign? • Why or why not?
How many believe in astrology? 29% www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,99945,00.html 40% think it is scientific. www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/SmartPeople.htm 43% of those aged 25 to 29 believe in astrology, but only 17 % of people aged 65 and over, and 25 %of men.www.rickross.com/reference/general/general533.html 31% of the public believes in astrology including 36% of women and 43% of those aged 25 to 29 but only 17% of people aged 65 and over, and 25% of men .www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=359
Links of interest: • http://www.astrosociety.org/pubs/mercury/9405/astrology.html