Many people confuse astrology and astronomy to the point of believing these terms to be synonymous. Astronomy is a scientific probing of the universe to derive the properties of celestial objects and the laws under which the universe operates. Astrology is based on ancient superstitions that hold that an individual’s actions and personality are based on the positions of the planets and stars now, and at the person’s birth. Scientists do not accept astrology, regarding it as a pseudoscience. It is hoped that most people read horoscopes only as a pastime and do not let them influence daily living.
Appearently astrology had its orgin more than 3000 years ago when the positions of the planets were plotted as they regularly migrated against the background of the fixed stars. Because the solar system is ‘’flat’’ like a whirling Frisbee, the planets orbit the Sun along nearly the same plane.…
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