Astrology is generally defined as the belief that astronomical phenomena, such as the stars overhead when you were born or the fact that Mercury is retrograde, have the power to influence the daily events of our lives and our personality traits. They commissioned sermons arguing that astrology was divine and Hebrew, and were supported by biblical passages about the Three Wise Men and the sons of Seth. In the second half of the 17th century, the Society of Astrologers (1647-168), a commercial, educational, and social organization, sought to unite London astrologers, often wayward, in the task of revitalizing astrology. Most astrologers and astrology enthusiasts start their educational journey by understanding the basic aspects of the birth chart and identifying the three main ones (Sun sign, Moon sign, and rising sign).
Astrology is the belief that the alignment of the stars and planets affects the mood, personality, and environment of each individual, depending on when they were born. So you've noticed that your Sun is in Cancer, but your Moon is in Aquarius, and if you look at a real astrological chart, divided into 12 parts, you'll also see the house where each heavenly body resides. As published in Nature, he discovered that astrologers couldn't predict the future better than chance. We, professional astrologers, look at a complete chart, which we can consider as a snapshot of the sky when you were born, based not only on the month and day, but also on the year, time and place of your birth.
What most people know about astrology is your sign, which refers to one of the 12 constellations of the zodiac. In ten of the tests, in which 300 participants took part, astrologers chose the correct interpretation of the charts among others that were not astrologically correct (usually three to five). For a more accurate reading, astrologers check what sign each planet was in at the time of its birth (see the next section). However, during the Enlightenment, astrology lost its status as an area of legitimate academic activity.
Western astrology is based on the movements and relative positions of heavenly bodies, such as the Sun, Moon and planets, which are analyzed according to their movement through the signs of the zodiac (twelve spatial divisions of the ecliptic) and their aspects (based on geometric angles) in relation to each other. In one of the most famous experiments, Shawn Carlson had 28 astrologers make predictions and then test the accuracy of their predictions. Against Astrologers was the fifth section of a larger work arguing against philosophical and scientific research in general, Against the Professors (Pros Mathematikous). The number of births under astrologically undesirable conditions was also lower, indicating that parents choose dates and times based on their beliefs.