Interesting Facts about Astrology

  • Astrology is thought to be both a science and an art. It claims scientific status because it requires mathematics and an understanding of Astronomy. It is an art because interpretation is necessary to bring the different aspects together and formulate an idea of the individual’s character traits and tendencies.

 

  • Astrologers claim that the moon has the same effect upon humans, as it does upon the ocean. If the moon can affect the huge tides it cannot fail to affect the human body, which consists of 75 per cent water.

 

  • Seventy-five per cent of astrology readers are women.

 

  • The Zodiac was originally a natural agricultural calendar that dated the sowing of crops, harvesting, etc. by the rising and setting of the stars (especially Sirius).

 

  • The most famous astrologer is Nostradamus, who is said to have predicted events such as the Second World War, and the assassination of the American President John F. Kennedy.

 

  • Science presents many arguments against astrology. It is argued that your genetic characteristics are developed from conception and not birth. Astrologers, according to scientists, ignore matters such as the gravitational force of non-solar bodies e.g: asteroids and comets, the motion of the sun in respect to other stars and the wobble in the earth’s rotation axis, which has by now shifted the sun signs by 1 or 2 constellations.

 

  • Adolf Hitler is thought to have used an astrologer throughout the Second World War.

 

  • German astrologer, Frau Elsbeth Ebertin, was given Hitler’s birth chart by a female fan in 1924. She accurately predicted that he would become Fuhrer.

 

  • In the middle ages, a number of Catholic popes were intimately familiar with astrology: Sixtus IV was the first pope to draw and interpret a horoscope, Julius II choose his coronation date astrologically, and Leo X and Paul III relied heavily on astrologers for advice.

 

  • The words, astrology and horoscope are the most searched topics on the Internet, according to a 1999 study by searchterms.com.

 

  • The Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences in Seattle, USA, is the first institution in the western hemisphere to issue BA and MA degrees in Astrological studies. The first courses started in July 2000. They cost $5000 a year and consist of a home study programme with a one-week symposium at the Seattle campus once a term. The college is named after Johannes Kepler, the noted German mathematician and astronomer who also practiced astrology.
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