General Reading's WEEKLY READING

While the month long wind down of your old solar year moves into its second on Monday, the lines between the past, present and future are becoming more blurred than ever. With Venus not only already in Capricorn but forming a friendly aspect to the Moon on Monday, you are already looking to the future and to a sense of what's possible. At the same time, while the Sun and Mercury begin the week aligned in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and are in full review mode, Mars is keeping you anchored in the present. It is your ability to visit each at will that will allow you to keep your fashion gods, look to the future while taking your time when it comes to wrapping up this current solar year. It helps that instead getting ready to leave Capricorn, Venus is not only slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that will keep her here until March but will allow the Sun, Mercury and Mars to catch up over the coming months.

History of Astrology

The Babylonians are credited with the beginnings of Astrology. Their astrological charts helped them predict certain trends in the seasons as well as celestial events, and astronomical phenomenons. They could predict the cyclical phases of the the Moon, solar, and lunar eclipses, transits and occultations, planetary oppositions and conjunctions, and more. Back 2,000 years ago Astrology and Astronomy were the same science.

Babylonian Astrology was soon introduced to the Greeks early in the 4th century B.C. and, through the studies of great scholars such as Plato, Aristotle, and others, astrology came to be highly regarded as a science. It was eventually embraced by the Romans and Arabs. The Roman Zodiacal signs are still used today. Astrology soon spread throughout the entire world.

Astrology was later designed to bring a sense of order out of apparent chaos, it was utilized to predict weather patterns such as natural disasters and agricultural purposes. It was broadened to predict many human affairs such as war and even used to as a form of counsel for kings, emperors, and in time us.

Horoscopes Coming To Be

Using your horoscope chart the relative position of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and stars at a specific time and place of your birth (numerology). Astrologers measure it as “sidereal” time, meaning time reckoned from the motion of the earth (or a planet) relative to the distant stars (rather than with respect to the Sun).

Proper interpretation of the chart is both an art and a science. When done properly, it reveals personality insights, sign compatibility, current trends, and more. Horoscopes should only be entrusted to a highly trained and accredited Astrologer.