Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.Predicting for all what their future will be. So ahead of time we all can see.The stars and planets being able to tell your future? That can’t be possible orcan it?Astrology is the study of the relation between the positionsand movements of celestial bodies, life and physical processes on Earth.Believed to have started around the 1st and 2nd century BC it originated inancient Babylonia. It is a vast topic that differs between cultures with themain traditions being Hindu, Western and Chinese Astrology.
I’m not afraid toadmit that I was a sceptic until a relative of mine went to see a psychic, and2 months later everything that the psychic had predicted had come true.That’s when my interest in astrology and predictions of thefuture began. I turned to my favourite magazine, the Cosmopolitan, to look atthe infamous astrology section that I always skipped over. Being a Gemini, I wasintrigued to know more about my star sign. I was amazed by my findings, it waslike reading my biography. Virtually every detail from my personality to mystrengths and weaknesses were completely accurate. Except I’ll stronglycontinue to deny that my horrible mood swings are due to my alter ego twin.
Unfortunately, both my parents seem to agree with the article on that one.In today’s day and age, we seem to be particularly fascinatedby horoscopes. Many magazines will publish your horoscope in which they predictthings like your career and love life for the next month. Millennials havedeveloped an obsession with astrology. According to The Horoscopic AstrologyBlog, South Africa is the 2nd country with the most searches ofAstrology on Google .
This may not come as a surprise but did you know that Seventy-fiveper cent of astrology readers are women, according to a study by the website,stariq.com. I will confess that my friends and I always read our horoscopesbefore we even look at the front cover of the magazine! With Dave Franco beingthe exception. Science presents many arguments against astrology. It isargued that your genetic characteristics are developed from conception and notbirth.
Astrologers, according to scientists, ignore matters such as thegravitational force of non-solar bodies for example asteroids and comets, themotion of the sun in respect to other stars and the vibration in the earth’s axis.With a 30% accuracy rate, it is easily understandable why this opinion iswidely held. Astrology has been proven to not always be accurate but maybe it’snot supposed to be. Maybe it’s purpose is not to tell you exactly what thefuture holds but to rather just drop hints of what we can expect. As StevenForrest said, “Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality”.As a little girl, and even today, I find the biblicle storyof the three wise men very fascinating. I wondered how they could have knownthat Jesus would be born just by following a special shining star in the skythat was guiding them. It was years later when I realized that the three wisemen were astrologers.
Astrology has long been known to be taboo in the Catholicchurch. We’ve been led to believe that astrology is something that witches doin the depths of the dark, right before they chant rituals and sacrificechickens at the stroke of midnight. Many believe that God knows our future thusthere is no point in reading predictions about it. However, being a devoutCatholic I feel that astrology was a tool created by God for us to understandourselves better and to use as a map of the soul which shows God’s plan for usin this life. As it says in Genesis 1:14″ Let there be lights in the heaven and let them be for Signs.” On the other hand Medical astrology is an ancient medicalsystem that associates various parts of the body, diseases, and drugs as underthe influence of the sun, moon, and planets, along with the twelve astrologicalsigns. Each of the astrological signs is linked with different parts of thehuman body. Traditionally the most common astrological methods used in medicalastrology are natal transits and horary astrology.
So the next time you feel abit under the weather and want to know why, you might want to refer to yourdaily horoscope. Whether you’re a believer or the not the question remains…Why are humans so intrigued with this topic? I’m convinced that it’s purely aresult of human instinct. We’re all curious because our future is something wecannot control and quite honestly that scares us.Astrology is both controversial and fascinating at the sametime. It has had a grip on society for hundreds of years and continues to amazeus today. As William Shakespeare once said, “It is not in the starts to holdour destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings”