Whatever type of horoscope-checker you are, you’ve probably wondered how exactly a horoscope is even made and whether there’s any truth to it. Well, sit tight, because we’re about to answer all your questions.
Is There Any Truth in Horoscopes?
The word “horoscope” comes from the Greek word “horoskopos,” which literally means “a look at the hours.” Early astrologers in ancient Babylonia based their predictions on the movement of the planets, which at that time were thought to represent the activity of their five gods; Marduk representing Jupiter, Ishtar representing Venus, Ninurta representing Saturn, Nabu representing Mercury, and Nergel representing Mars; in combination with the Moon-god Sin and the Sun-god Shamash, whose movements were believed to affect what was happening on Earth.
Can Horoscopes Predict the Future?
As knowledge of astronomy and the world has evolved, the art of astrology has evolved as well; these days, the charting of planets is very thorough if done by any professional astrologer. Because of that, using astrology to interpret potential life events is very real indeed.
How Do Horoscopes Work?
Surely you know your sun sign, but to learn about your other signs, astrologers will need to know more than just your birthday.
To write the most in-depth horoscope possible, astrologers require the date, time, and location of your birth. When we have this information, we are able to place your sun sign on the first house of an astrological chart, then follow the signs in order for each house thereafter, thereby determining what types of issues may affect you at any given time.
By looking at the position of the planets, we can study your chart’s aspects and determine whether or not you will have a challenging day, month, or year, or if the aspects are lining up in your favour.