Debunking 5 Myths About Astrology

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Separating Fact from Fiction

Astrology studies how celestial bodies influence human behaviour and personality traits. It has been a subject of fascination for centuries. While astrology has its champions, it has its skeptics who dismiss it.

Here, we will explore 5 of the most common myths about astrology.

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

Carl Jung     

Myth 1: Astrology is Science because it uses Mathematical Calculations

An astrology chart, or horoscope, is calculated by determining an individual’s birth time, birth place and birth date. These three ingredients provide the positions of the Sun, the Moon and eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto), as well as the critical points of the Rising Sign, or Ascendant and Midheaven.

This information, now translated into a horoscope, gives the positions of the celestial bodies and the division of the 12 houses.

Most of the work for Astrology comes in the form of interpreting the positions of the planets, the placement in the signs and house, and the relationship between them as they relate to the person.

Mathematics is a part of science and astrology. The calculations that form the basis of a chart are essential in constructing the horoscope. However, an Astrologer interprets the meaning of these results according to their area of study, approach and experience.

 

Myth 2: Astrology Predicts the Future

One of the most popular myths about astrology is that it can predict the future with pinpoint accuracy. Astrology does not offer definitive predictions about specific events or outcomes. Instead, it highlights themes and trends according to the planetary cycles.

Transits and Secondary Progressions are the astrological tools used to “predict” events or outcomes of a situation.

Transits consider the current positions of the planets in relationship to where they were at the time of birth and symbolize the influence of external factors that require change, decisions or transitions.

Secondary progressions, commonly called “progressions,” use a day-for-a-year formula. The days used are those immediately following the day you were born. For example, whatever planetary relationships were active twelve days after your birth symbolizes the impact on you when you are twelve years old. Progressions represent the internal unfolding and growth of the personality.

Transits and progressions both follow the planets’ cycles and the dynamic of their relationship to each other.

When people are looking for predictive astrology, it can be because they are experiencing either internal motivation or external circumstances forcing change in their lives. Astrology can be a helpful tool for navigating any change by understanding the planetary cycles.

Myth 3: Everyone Born Under the Same Sign Is Identical

Another common misconception is that everyone born under the same zodiac sign, or which of the 12 zodiac signs the Sun was in at the time you were born, will have identical personalities and life experiences.

While people born under the same sign may share some of the characteristics associated with that sign, astrology considers other factors, such as the positions of the moon, planets, the ascendant and midheaven in the individual’s birth charWhen considering all the contents of the birth chart, it reveals the dynamics of the personality and individual characteristics of a person.

Sun Sun Astrology only considers the placement of the Sun and ignores all the other details in the birth chart.

Myth 4: The Zodiac Sign Determines Compatibility

Many people turn to astrology to gauge romantic compatibility.

While Sun Sign compatibility can give some understanding, it is not a complete guide to successful relationships. Factors like communication, values, and life goals play a significant role in determining compatibility.

Astrology offers insights into how different signs may interact, and it provides a more detailed understanding when comparing the two birth charts of the people in the relationship.

Then, the Astrologer can see where the two people connect, how they express themselves and what will lead to the relationship’s success.

Healthy relationships build on mutual respect, understanding, and effort.

Astrology is a helpful tool in understanding the dynamics of relationships.

Myth 5: Astrology Is Universal and Unchanging

Some believe astrology is a universal and unchanging system that applies to everyone across time and cultures.

However, astrology has evolved and adapted over centuries, with different cultures developing their systems and interpretations of celestial influences.

Additionally, astrology is not static; it has changed as our understanding of the universe has grown. For example, the discovery of new celestial bodies like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto has led to the inclusion of these planets in astrological interpretations.

Conclusion

It is essential to separate fact from fiction when exploring astrology.

Astrology is a complex and multifaceted subject that has captured people’s imaginations worldwide for centuries. It can offer personal insights, increase self-awareness and help us to understand others.

Astrology may not be an exact science, rather it is a symbolic language. It can be an ancient tool for modern times. Although you can use Astrology for guidance and making informed decisions, it goes hand in hand with critical thinking, rational analysis and serious study.

No matter what tool you use for increased self-awareness, recognizing that your personal choices and actions shape your destiny is essential.

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