The scientific community has rejected astrology because it lacks explanatory power to describe the universe. Scientific evidence has found no evidence to support the premises or alleged effects described in astrological traditions. Many studies have said that astrology is neither scientific nor true, but there is a very real story behind star signs or zodiac signs. People who claim that astrology (as practiced in its current form) is based on thousands of years of tradition are wrong.
Until recently, explorers of modern astrology did not even have adequate access to the classical astrological texts on which their predictions were based. Within each person there is a unique cosmology, a symbiotic link between the universe and the self. When we work with this understanding, we build bridges between our past and our future. Ultimately, astrology is not about destiny; it's about direction.
Studying the stars is simply a practice of self-reflection, and in a world full of projections, there is nothing more valuable than searching for the truth within. In the hands of the new-age movement, Jung's forecast reduced astrology to hokey pop psychology, fun to consume but as substantial as sugary breakfast cereal. He regularly referred to astrology in his books published from the 1920s to the 1970s, offering a legitimate reference point for astrology to those who would not touch the new-age theosophical mania with a 10-foot pole. Traditional Hellenistic Astrology brings rigor and harmony to astrology that modern methods wash away.
However, we do not need to believe in a fatalistic view of planetary movements in order to revive some ideas in the work of the ancient astrologers who embraced them. That is the point at which astronomy came to be known as science and astrology was recognized as not a science. Astrologers say that if the sun is in the sign of Sagittarius on the day you were born, then you are a Sagittarius. Whether or not stars have the power to influence people, I make astrology real every day when it informs my actions or use it to understand myself and others.
These ancient astrologers based their interpretations on centuries of observations recorded by the Mesopotamians who preceded them. Hellenistic astrology describes a causal relationship between the movement of planets and stars and the material world of Earth. But over the past 20 years, traditional astrological texts have been translated into modern languages for the first time. Astrology is very different from the study of astronomy, which is the scientific study of celestial objects, space and the physics of the universe.
For example, the seventeenth-century revolutionary astronomer Johannes Kepler, who studied the movement of planets, was considered at that time an astrologer. Although technically a pseudoscience, astrologers believe that your birth chart is an imprint of the position of stars and planets at the exact time of your birth.