Astrology Facts You Didn’t Know
It’s natural to learn more about oneself. For many people, astrology—the study of how celestial bodies align and how this affects our lives—presents a golden opportunity. Some even believe it to be a divine fact, an invisible hand shaping and molding lives at every turn.
Others argue that the whole thing is a sham and that reading your weekly horoscope wastes time. But, regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, the impact is undeniable: The astrology industry is worth billions of dollars.
Furthermore, it is a rich field—and not just financially. The practice, in fact, dates back thousands of years. Even if you consider yourself an astrology expert, chances are you don’t know everything.
The earliest known horoscope dates from 410 B.C.
Humans have attempted to gain insight into their lives for thousands of years by studying the stars.
According to an article published in the Journal of Cuneiform Studies on Babylonian horoscopes, the oldest horoscope discovered was on April 29, 410 B.C., and was written in cuneiform.
Your blood type may be requested instead of your sign in Japan.
Blood type personality, also known as ketsueki-gata, is a Japanese belief that one’s blood type influences aspects of one’s personality.
According to Very Well Health, the pseudoscience dates back to 1930, when a professor named Tokeji Furukawa proposed the possibility of a link between blood types and specific traits.
People with A blood, for example, are thought to be creative and stubborn, whereas those with O blood are confident and self-centered.
Your true Zodiac sign could be different.
The Earth wobbles on its axis in a phenomenon known as “precession,” which means that the sun is “in” the Zodiac constellations.
At slightly different times than the widely accepted astrological calendar that was established so long ago.
Astrology has its roots in ancient times.
“We don’t know who first thought of looking at things in nature and divining influences on humans,” NASA astronomer Sten Odenwald told Time.
“There is some evidence that cave art depicts the idea that animals and objects can be imbued with a spirit form that has an influence on you, and that if you appease that spirit form, you will have a successful hunt.
That was replaced by the concept of divination, which involves looking at things in nature and carefully studying them, such as tea-leaf reading.”
Each Zodiac sign has an element
Each of the twelve Zodiac signs represents one of four elements: water, fire, air, or earth. The properties of these elements are directly related to the properties of the signs.
Water Symbols: (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
- Attached and emotional • Sensitive • Mysterious • Home and family-oriented
Fire warning signs: (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
- Active • Dynamic • Impulsive • Temperamental
Signs of the Air: (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
- Active • Analytical • Communicative • Social
Signs of the Earth: (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
- Sensual • Firm • Patient • Practical
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