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Learn more about each of the heavenly bodies.
Understand the four elements and the zodiac
signs they rule.
The Three Qualities
Each sign of the zodiac is assigned to one
of three qualities.
The Twelve Sectors
Different areas of your life and personality
are influenced by the planets.
Finding Your Place in the Universe
We need to emphasize that astrology isn't predestination
or fate. Man has free will. Astrology is also not a religion,
nor should it be a replacement for religion. What astrology
is, is the study of cycles. We will discover areas of opportunity,
luck, and expansion, and we'll keep an eye on other areas
of your chart where there might be constriction, challenge
or delay. How things play out is going to be up to you. You
could have the most sparkling of planetary activity swirling
around you, but if you choose not to take an active role,
success could pass you by, or at the very least you might
overlook the chance at a golden opportunity. Similarly, you
might be under stressful rays, but with the determination
to find solutions to the obstacles you face, you could triumph
over them and find an inner strength you never knew you had.
Astrology is nearly as old as mankind, and
scholars believe that different civilizations developed the
study of astrology independently of one another. The Chaldeans
of Babylonia (now Iraq) created one of the original forms
of astrology in 3000 B.C. Some experts feel the very first
records extend back even further to 5800 B.C. . The Maya of
Central America and the peoples of ancient India also used
astrology, and the Chinese practiced astrology as early as
2000 B.C. The writings of Pythagoras and Plato indicate that
astrology had turned up in Greece by 500 B.C. Arabic cultures
of North Africa and the Eastern portion of the Mediterranean
were using astrology in the 8th century. Albumasur, or Abu
Maaschar (805-85 A.D.), wrote the Introductorium in Astronomiam
and is credited with the revival of astrology in the Middle
The zodiac as we know it -- a circle of beings
and symbols -- was somewhat different in those earliest astrological
recordings. But by A.D.180, astrological interpretation had
evolved into its present form, today thanks to Ptolemy, the
Greek mathematician and astronomer. In this century, Carl
Jung wrote extensively about astrology and used it in his
study of personality and human motivation.