s t r o l o g y
Good and bad characteristics repeat themselves
in people for countless generations, appearing only
slightly altered by the history of changing circumstances.
is the study of cycles. The sun, moon, and planets
move in their own time and in their own space according
to individual cycles. Similarly ordained, the earth
and all life upon its surface carries forward in complicated,
perhaps never-to-be-fully understood, patterns that
make up the Grand Design of the cosmos.
Greeks believed this enthusiastically. Some of the
greatest thinkers in the history of mankind did not
at all think it unreasonable to study planetary cycles
in order to gain a better understanding of how mankind
in general and people as individuals, fit into the
Greeks assembled the body of knowledge upon which
modern astrology is based. They applied their advanced
understanding of astronomy and mathematics to the
descriptions handed down from the astrologers/astronomers
(there was no distinction in those days) of ancient
Egypt and Babylonia
is meant by one's astrological sign?
When people refer to their astrological sign, they
are merely stating which sign of the zodiac the sun
was in when they were born.
is the sun's position so important in astrology?
As stars go with respect to size and brilliance, our
sun is not a very impressive specimen. However, in
a universe incalculably cold and dark, it is fortunate
for us that the earth unfailingly continues to circle
around this little spot of warmth and light. Without
it there would be no life. During the twelve months
it takes to make one complete orbit around the sun,
the earth receives life-giving solar rays from continually
changing angles. This cyclical pattern produces the
four seasons. Birth, growth, maturity, and death;
the cycle of the seasons is ordained by the earth's
relationship with the sun, and every individual life
upon its surface is in imitation of this pattern.The
date when the sun leaves one sign and enters another
varies by just a day or two from month to month, occurring
sometime between the 20th and 23rd. The astrological
sign of those born during the one day when the sun
moves into the next sign is determined by the time
they were born. For example, people whose birth occurred
on April 20th might be Aries, while others born on
the very same day will be Taurus if they came into
the world after the sun entered the new sign. Those
born on or around these dates are often said to be
on the cusp. What this really means is that they are
not sure if the sun had entered another sign on the
day of their birth. The confusion can easily be remedied.
Many calendars and almanacs list the date as well
as the time when the sun enters a new sign each month.
astrology recognize that we all share the same traits?
Astrology reflects the principle that nothing in the
universe is at once so simple or so complicated as
man himself, from the simple human traits inherent
in all humans at birth to the complexity of specific
personality and behavior patterns of a single individual.
Desirable and undesirable characteristics repeat themselves
in the individuals of countless generations, appearing
only slightly altered by the history of changing circumstances.
Specific traits indicated as belonging to one astrological
sign does not deny the fact that people born in any
of the other eleven signs also possess these traits.
ŠAnupam V Kapil
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