Astrology is an ancient system in which the positions of the planets and stars are used for prophecy and divination.
Of all the occult arts, astrology is the most enduringly popular, despite attempts by scientists to discredit it.
Astrology is based on a principle attributed to Hermes Trismestigus: “as above, so below.” The ancients viewed Earth and man as microcosms of the universe, a belief that endured through the Renaissance. Astrology holds that the celestial bodies exert forces and exhibit personalities that influence people and events below in the microcosm.
These influences may be determined by mapping positions in the sky at various times. The influences also are used to determine the most auspicious times to undertake magical work and alchemical processes.
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