History and Benefits of Astrology

History and Benefits of Astrology drawing of Queen Elizabeth I with a crown over a purple background.

Where Did Astrology Begin?

Astrology uses signs and symbols that represent the collective wisdom and observations of the human race. There is some debate on when exactly the practice of astrology began. However, sometime between 30,000 and 10,000 B.C., astronomers began studying the movement of the stars and planets across the heavens. Rather than finding random activity in the sky, they noticed patterns. Their findings proved useful for farming, planting, gardening, and harvesting.

The Benefits of Astrology Throughout History

Later, this insight became the basis for theories on how the planets and stars affect events and the lives of human beings and animals. This base of knowledge, which divided life into a pie of planetary influences, was called astrology. Astrology began spreading through Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and to many other civilizations around the world, because its theories proved to be accurate.

Throughout history, astrologists have made some accurate predictions:

  • Nostradamus, French astrologer and physician born in 1503, foresaw the rise of Hitler.
  • In 1558, English scientist and astronomer John Dee accurately predicted the date of Queen Elizabeth I’s coronation. He became her trusted advisor and correctly predicted a terrible storm that would decimate the attacking Spanish Armada.
  • William Lilly, 17th-century English astrologer, predicted the Great Fires of London and the Great Plague many years before they happened.
  • According to some accounts, American astrologer Evangeline Adams predicted the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and as early as 1931 reportedly predicted that the U.S. would be at war in 1942.

Who Relies on Astrology?

In addition to Queen Elizabeth I, other world leaders and influencers who relied on the ancient art of astrology to guide their lives include Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, King Henry II, Benjamin Franklin, Mary Todd Lincoln, Isaac Newton, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Indira Gandhi.

Why would so many of history’s great figures depend on astrology? The answer lies in its many benefits. Astrology:

  • Is a tremendous asset for gaining insight into yourself and others.
  • Can be a wonderful confidence builder and life-guidance system.
  • Helps create greater harmony in love and partnerships of all kinds through the understanding of interactions with other zodiac signs.
  • Can assist you in timing future events for the best outcome.
  • Is considered an effective career guide.
  • Can enlighten us on why things happen the way they do.

Personal Insight Is One of the Benefits of Astrology

I discovered astrology as a child, when I read the book Sun Signs by Linda Goodman. What I read about my zodiac sign was so uplifting and positive that I developed a greater confidence in myself. Astrology became a guide that helped me overcome difficult challenges, and it strengthened my determination to avoid the potentially negative aspects of my sign.

As I further explored astrology, I learned that the typical horoscopes in magazines provide only a taste of what might be, as they deal in general energies for each sun sign. For a truly personalized reading, an astrologer needs the date, time, and location of your birth to create your astrological birth chart. With this knowledge, they will see all the planetary influences affecting your life through your sun, moon, Mercury, and so on. Then they can provide you with genuine insight that reveals your unique attributes, bringing enlightenment that you may find exceptionally helpful.

Astrology has evolved considerably from some of its rougher beginnings. These days, if you come across an astrologer who has nothing but negative things to say, walk away. We all have both good and not-so-good things to deal with in our lives, but nothing has control over us. We always have free will. Are there some things fated for us? It would seem so, but even if we have what seems like a date with destiny, our free will can help us choose how to meet it. And, if you don’t like the path you are on, you can work to change it.

Everyone has every planet in their chart, so everyone can get along with just about anyone. Some relationships are just easier when compatibility is greater, which is just one place in your personal life where astrology can be legitimately helpful. It can also assist you in finding the best time to do something like get married, start a business, or take a trip, among other things.

Put the Benefits of Astrology in Perspective

The best astrology books and readings point out the good aspects of your birth chart and balance it with anything potentially negative, while also providing ways to overcome obstacles and accomplish what you desire in life.

Some astrologers are strictly scientific and hold to the mathematics of astrology. Some add a more intuitive perspective. You can choose which method suits you best, since both can be very much on point. The astrologers at California Psychics can give you wonderful, positive life-changing readings that will provide you with help in many areas of your life.

If you ever feel worried about what you may read or hear about in astrology, remember that the Universe is vast, and you can always work to change things. Astrology just helps provide guidance and tie everything together so that we can live our best lives.

Astrology plays an important role in your day-to-day life. The planets are responsible for your moods, experiences and more, which is why you should get a psychic astrology reading. Our astrology psychics can calculate your natal chart and tell you about the important dates in your life (past, present, and future) that will massively impact you. Learn more about our psychics from real testimonials and read through our Astrology & Numerology Blog. Want to read more about your personal birth chart first? Get a free birth chart report today! Find an astrology psychic or learn more about astrology readings.

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