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What is Astrology?

Astrology is literally defined as "the Science of the Stars", from the Greek astrologia: astron (constellation; star) and logia (study of; ordering principle; utterance). It is a body of knowledge of the cosmos along with the way the stars give meaning to our lives.

A person who practices astrology is called an astrologer. A very ancient, discipline, it seeks the meaning and application of the influences of the planets, stars and other celestial events in our lives. Astrology and astronomy have now become separate studies; though for most of human history they were one and the same thing.

Astrology has found that the symbolic relationships between the heavenly bodies are significant, and can be seen as a map or blueprint to allow us to explore ourselves, our relationships and our place in the world. This is expressed best by Hermes Trismegistus in his maxim: “As Above, So Below.”

Astrology can give us insight into all manner of things, from the personal to the political and from the most intimate to the most mundane. Because astrologers generally take a holistic view of the world, we can see that there is a spiritual connection between all things, even the planets, the stars and us.