Free Astrology Course - A History of Astrology

Astrology has a long and robust history. This part of the free astrology lesson covers the thousands of years that mankind has studied astrology.

Mankind has studied the passage of stars and given names to constellations since they could speak and write. The first records we have of astrology date back to the Sumerians, in 4,000 BC. The astrologers at the time paid attention to the moon and it's course, tracking eclipses and lunar events.

By the time of the Babylonians, and 1,000 BC, the planets and stars had been added to the tracking systems. When a baby was born, its charts would be documented to help foretell what the child would face in life.

Babylonians moved the art along to pay attention to stars and planets as well as the moon. By the year 1000BC they were creating charts at the birth of infants to help foretell what the child would be like.

The Assyrians, in 700BC, gave the constellations the names we use today. The set down many of the rules that have survived over 2,000 years to modern day society. The Greeks and Romans further researched and studied the rules.

It was when Christianity began to gain power that astrology was first put down as dangerous. Christians felt that any way of determining one's fate other than trusting in God was evil. They worked to wipe out all native traditions, including fertility festivals, harvest festivals and astrology foretelling.

As Christianity once again became more open and welcoming in the 1900s, allowing people to appreciate their native traditions as well as believe in an all mighty God, more and more people looked into astrology as a tradition with a long history of success.

Homework: Study the Historical Information about astrology and get a grounding in its past.

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