Astrology and Astronomy were considered one science until The Age of Reason, a Western philosophy that originated in 17th century France and Germany.
The Age of Reason, also referred as The Century of Enlightenment, is a philosophical movement where reasoning is the quintessential source of legitimacy and authority. It became an inspiration for the French revolution and established individual freedom, progress, tolerance and equality - the pillars of today’s democratic governments.
The Age of Reason rejected Astrology as pseudoscience. Today, Astrology and Astronomy are considered their own disciplines and remain common practices and studies in both the East and the West. Astrology is based on the exact positioning of our planets to predict humans’ innate traits and behaviors whereas Astronomy is the study of the universe outside the Earth's atmosphere.
Astrology has had a lot of influence across civilizations, cultures, governments and even industries. In Japan, companies would hire people born under a specific star sign to accomplish designated tasks. Arranged marriages in India, although mainly based on socio-economic factors, also look to Vedic Astrology for compatibility.
The discipline experienced a rebirth in 1950s America and remains very popular among celebrities, artists, designers, politicians and employers, and is applied to the many aspects of life raising some skeptical eyebrows in today’s pragmatic and technologically-advanced society.
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Three of our favorite astrologers are the AstroTwins, Susan Miller from Astrology Zone and Rob Brezny and his Freewill Astrology.