What is Astrology? 

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What is Astrology

Astrology has always piqued my interest. In fact, I recall during my high school years first learning about this subject.

Astrology continues to hold popularity, with  numerous individuals utilising this age-old practice to obtain guidance and understanding.

The Meaning of Astrology

Astrology is about the movements of celestial bodies.

One of the definitions I’ve read is that based on the positions and movements of the sun,  moon, stars and planets at a particular time, astrologers believe that it influences our lives. [1]

They believe there is a link between the movements of these heavenly bodies and events on Earth.

Astrology has been practised in various cultures throughout history. Many kinds exist, like Western, Vedic, and Chinese.

Many ancient civilisations such as Babylon, Greece, and Egypt have been practising it. [2] You can see this in ancient drawings and text. Even in the Bible, I’ve seen it mentioned.

We all have busy lives. And now, many people are turning to astrology for help, guidance and insight. There was a study done by YouGovNY that concluded that people living in urban or city areas take horoscopes more seriously than most. [3]

How Does Astrology Work?

Here’s what typically goes into making sense of what’s often seen as mysterious:

First things first–an astrologist will ask for your date of birth. Along with additional details like the time you were born and which time zone you’re in.

They use mathematical formulas and techniques based on their personal approach to astrology. They’ll construct an individualised chart that shows where planets were located when you came into this world.

This detailed birth chart offers insight into many aspects of a person and significant events that might happen later on.

Astrology Chart

You might have heard of horoscopes, transits or progressions. These are frequently utilised by astrologists as tools to help explain  the Astrology chart better because it’s often complex and a bit difficult to interpret directly.

Astrology can be applied across various areas, such as love and business; thus, one can get advice on this too.

Astrology Chart

Features & Benefits

Astrology has become a widely used tool allowing individuals a window into their personality traits, strengths, compatibility issues, relationships,  career paths, finances even health problems.

Like many young people seeking understanding about their life path or sense of being,  I delved into the realm of astrology,  exploring various horoscope readings mostly out of curiosity without necessarily subscribing fully to the method and practice.

Nonetheless, beyond providing some tangible guidelines, these  practices have been known and respected by many people. To them, it offers spiritual relief and potentially helps them navigate daily challenges.

In Summary

Astrology is a fascinating practice that has been around for a long time.

Whether you’re a sceptic or a believer, there’s no denying the allure of the stars and planets and the secrets they hold.

So go ahead, look up to the night sky, and see what the universe has in store for you!


[1] Ldoceonline.com. (2023). astrology | meaning of astrology in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English | LDOCE. [online] Available at: https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/astrology [Accessed 3 Jun. 2023].

[2] www.britannica.com. (n.d.). Development of astrology from ancient to modern times | Britannica. [online] Available at: https://www.britannica.com/summary/astrology.

[3] today.yougov.com. (n.d.). Do people agree with their own astrological description? | YouGov. [online] Available at: https://today.yougov.com/topics/society/articles-reports/2017/07/31/belief-astrology-highest-among-city-dwellers.

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