Every time I pick up the morning paper, I just make a glance to the headlines and start to search for the page where the astrology horoscope is found. A friend of mine too, when she sees me reading the newspaper she will ask for her horoscope. Horoscopes usually mention your luck, your love life or fortune for the day. It includes your moods too, and sometimes your lucky number, or what not to do for the day to avoid trouble or bad luck. That is why many people check their personal horoscopes every day to find out what is their future for the day or for the whole week. The horoscopes are usually published in newspapers, magazines, and books. But what really are horoscopes and when did it start? Who started it? Well, let us try to know about the history of horoscopes.
Let us try to know the history of the astrology horoscope. The ancient Greeks used horoscope and astrology predicted and pre-determined the person’s life by the position of the moon, sun, and stars. Astrology is the Greek name which means “science of the stars”. They believed that the person’s life and the future events that could happen to them would depend on the position of the suns or planets. Also, the farmers before were dependent on the positions of the constellations. During that time, the planters used the signs of the stars to determine the effective way to know when to plant and when to harvest their crops.
During that time, there was no formal education to give reliable information. People looked towards the stars in the sky to find the answers to some constant questions about their continued existence. Actually, we still do that today when we face with problems and cannot find solutions. Some believers go to the astrologers to know their solutions of the problem or many business men would ask their future in the business. It was the china who started the study and use of astrology for farming and to decide of best seasons and months for different planting cycles.
In 500 BC, Plato, the philosopher, got interested and studied further about the astrology and even used it. Because of the study of Plato of the astrology, the interest of astrology kept alive. His works was continued by Galileo Galilei who was the first person to use the telescope. Then the Christians had a powerful voice that the practice of astrology had quietly hid. In order to avoid the rage of the Church and to make it more acceptable in 1600 an astrologer William Lilly renamed astrology “Christian Astrology”. Clancy published his own magazine which was called “American Astrology.” It was instrumental in popularizing astrology horoscopes as we know them today.
Aside from the Greek, the Chinese also had their own horoscope method, but they used different methods, if Greece used the constellation, the Chinese used animals’ signs which are the rats, ox tiger, fish, dragon, dogs, rabbit and others. The used of the animals will depend on your data birth date. A horoscope is a chart or a diagram of the zodiac signs that portray the aspects of the stars and planets at a given moment and forecast the future not the individual, but also of a geographic region or even the world.
Over the history, the astrology horoscopes had been used to determine if there will be upcoming wars. Miss Nancy Reagan hired an astrologer to protect President Reagan since there had been an attempt to assassinate him. The astrologer predetermined the right times for him to sign important documents, the right time to visit places, the right time to hold conferences and meeting. Well indeed, we can say they were accurate predictions since President Reagan stayed alive until he finished his two termed as President of USA. Astrology horoscopes are fun, interesting, and certainly may be accurate.