Mar
19
2011

Who Invented Astrology

Astrology is an ancient science which was originated by the Babylonians and its use can be dated back to as early as 3000B.C. The term ‘astrology’ is a Greek word literally meaning ’Science of the Stars’. The Babylonians applied this science to predict future events such as wars, metrological conditions, famines etc. It is believed that they were the first ones to notice how the position of the sun influenced the seasons and the agricultural cycles.

Babylonians also made use of calculations and mathematical means for making future predictions. This system proved to be very effective in making natal horoscopes and related predictions. The Babylonian studies regarding astrology later spread out and gained acceptance in the Middle East, India, China and other parts of Asia.

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The Greeks added their own concepts and improvised upon the early systems of astrology formulated in Babylon. In fact the Greeks were the first ones to create horoscopic astrology and to introduce the study of the position of the sun and planets in order to determine the future course of one’s life.

The evolution of astrology till date has been long and varied. However it is as relevant in the modern times as it was before. It is therefore relied on extensively by people from all walks of life for guidance on various domains such as business, marriage, health etc.

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