Astrology

Types Of Astrology

Agricultural astrology. Arab and Persian astrology and Islamic astrology. Babylonian astrology. Celtic astrology. Hellenistic astrology. Judicial astrology. Katarchic astrology. Vedic astrology

Agricultural astrology:
Agricultural astrology is the practice of choosing the time to plant and harvest crops according to the phase and sign of the Moon. As such, agricultural astrology is a branch of electional astrology. Planting according to the phase of the Moon—during the waxing phase for most yearly food crops that produce their yield aboveground—may be the human race’s oldest astrological practice. In the more recent history of the West, agricultural astrology has been referred to as “planting by the signs”—the practice of planting seeds according to the astrological sign of the Moon, which, because of the relative shortness of the Moon’s orbit, changes every two or three days.

Arab and Persian astrology and Islamic astrology:
Astrology took hold in early Islamic society, particularly during the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates. It was especially revered in Shi’ite religious circles where, according to Ibn Tawus, it was protected. Astrology was then perceived as a tool of foreign sciences that had made its way to the Islamic sphere through the Translation Movement and contact with the heirs of the Byzantine and Persian empire. The Translation Movement involved sustained and systematic efforts to translate secular Greek texts into Arabic during the Abbasid era and was specifically known as the Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement for this reason. As a result, astrology was seen as an avenue to attack the imported foreign sciences and philosophies. Later on, however, Orthodox strains of Islam would interpret astrology to be associated with Shi’ism, foreign sciences, or atheism.

Babylonian astrology:
In ancient times astrology and astronomy were the same thing. Astrology as we know it originated in Babylon. It developed out of the belief that since the Gods in the heavens ruled man’s fate, the stars could reveal fortunes and the notion that the motions of the stars and planets control the fate of people on earth. The motions of the stars and planets are mainly the result of the earth’s movement around the sun, which causes: 1) the sun to move eastward against the background of the constellations; 2) the planets and moon to shift around the sky; and 3) causes different constellations to rise from the horizon at sunset different times of the year.

Celtic astrology.
Irish Astrology, also referred to as Celtic Tree Astrology, is the astrological system practiced by the ancient Irish. It is based on a Druid symbol system and not on any of the traditional systems such as Western, Chinese, or Vedic astrology.
The Celtic Zodiac is drawn from the beliefs of the Druids and is based on the cycles of the moon. The year is divided into 13 lunar months, with a tree (sacred to the druids) assigned to each month. Each tree has particular magical qualities whose secret mysteries come from the ancient shamanic alphabet, the Ogram. The origin of this Tree Alphabet is ascribed to the God of Poetry and Eloquence of Celtic Ireland, Ogam. He is also known as the Celtic Hercules. The Druids were Celtic priests who inhabited much of Western Europe, Britain, and Ireland until they were supplanted by the Roman government and, later, by the arrival of Christianity.

Hellenistic Astrology

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of Greco-Roman astrology that originated in the Mediterranean region sometime around the 1st century BCE and was practiced until approximately the 7th century. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today.
This tradition originated partially out of a synthesis of the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian traditions of astrology, and it influenced many other subsequent traditions of astrology across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India during the middle ages and through to modern times.
Despite its pivotal role in the history of astrology, many of the details surrounding the theory and practice of Hellenistic astrology were unknown until relatively recently. Many of the foundational texts of this tradition have only become available again over the course of the past century, and modern translations of these texts from Greek and Latin have only started to be published in the past few decades.

Judicial Astrology
Judicial astrology is the art of forecasting events by calculation of the planetary and stellar bodies and their relationship to the Earth. The term “judicial astrology” was mainly used in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance to mean the types of astrology that were considered to be heretical by the Catholic church, distinguished from the “natural astrology” such as medical astrology and meteorological astrology, which were seen as acceptable because they were a part of the natural sciences of the time.


Katarchic astrology.
Hellenism is defined as the culture, ideals, and pattern of life of ancient Greece during classical times. Around the beginning of the 1st century B.C, in the Mediterranean region, a new form of astrology viz. horoscopic astrology was founded which came to be popularly known as Hellenistic astrology.
The origin of Hellenistic astrology can be seen in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Between the 5th and the 15th century, Hellenistic astrology had its influence on many other traditions of astrology in the Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe.

Hellenism is defined as the culture, ideals, and pattern of life of ancient Greece during classical times. Around the beginning of the 1st century B.C, in the Mediterranean region, a new form of astrology viz. horoscopic astrology was founded which came to be popularly known as Hellenistic astrology.

The origin of Hellenistic astrology can be seen in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Between the 5th and the 15th century, Hellenistic astrology had its influence on many other traditions of astrology in the Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe.

Vedic Astrology

In India, the Study of Astrology or Jyotish Shastra can be traced to the Vedic times. Glimpses of Astrology Traditions are visible in the ‘Atharva-Veda’, one of the most sacred texts of India. Ancient Indian Vedas Astrology in India, more popularly known as Jyotish, relies more on the Sidereal ( according to the Stars ) positions of the Planets, just as one sees them in the Sky, against the positions assigned to few relatively fixed Stars.
This Ancient system of Indian Vedic Astrology is thus scientific in Nature and employs many Complex Mathematical Calculations to arrive an astute Astrology Predictions and Prophecies.
Vedic Astrology is an ancient Indian Science which explains Planetary Motions and Positions with respect to Time and their Effects on Humans and Other Entities on Earth. Vedic Astrology can be traced thousands of years back. Early Vedic astrology was only based on the movement of Planets with Respect to Stars, but later on, it’s started including Zodiac Signs as well.
According to Vedas Astrology, there are 27 + 1 Constellations made up of 12 Zodiac Signs, 9 Planets, and 12 Houses. With each House and Plant representing some aspect of Human Life.

Depending on when a Person is Born, the 12 Signs are distributed among the 12 Houses and 9 Planets are placed in Various Houses of Kundalis.

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