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Within the various categories you will be properly informed about classical astrology per sub-topic.
What is astrology?
Before the common era, people already looked at the stars. This probably happened from ancient Mesopotamia. They believed that their existence was connected to more than just their physical bodies. Based on their observations, a system slowly but surely emerged in the movement of the 7 planets and surrounding stars, which were then named after imaginary analogue shapes. The constellations were born, together with the ecliptic and its division into 12 equal parts, within which the 7 planets moved in the cosmos.
Afterwards, the first celestial arts, which connected the relationship of the 7 planets between the constellations in the ecliptic with the fate of people, were transferred to Greece through the trade corridors with ancient Mesopotamia. At some point in Greece, spatial mathematics was invented by Euclides. When this geometry was applied within the first rough forms of the 7 planets, 12 zodiac signs and the ecliptic, the horoscope was born. This then assumed that the day, time and place of birth determined the course of human life in the cosmos in relation to the 7 planets in the 12 constellations of the ecliptic.
This eventually developed into the first more refined forms of astrological art and methods of prediction.
What types are there now?
There are two types of Western astrology in general:
1) Modern. This shape originated around the 18th/19th century. Under the influence of the Theosophists (Leo and Blavatsky), many old and concrete foundations of the astrological art were abolished and replaced by spiritual/psychological substitutes. The result was that a new modern psychological astrology practice had emerged, which had been stripped of its true astrological core.
2) Classic. This form was practiced in Europe until about the 18th century. Afterwards it was forgotten. The introduction of so-called science meant that the art of astrology was dismissed as superstition in the mid-18th century. It was replaced by science, and during the revival in the 19th century it was modernized by, among others, Leo and Blavatsky, as mentioned under Modern. In the mid-1980s, classical astrology revived in Europe under Olivia Barclay. Her works, and efforts, have included; “returning to concrete prediction of the future through classical astrology”. In short, real astrology was restored, and concrete astrological statements were again made by classical astrologers on real life questions.
Classical astrology homepage Netherlands Astrologia is so far (2023) the only astrology homepage in the Netherlands that provides a good representation and current information about classical astrology and where you can find the sources. This website is entirely without financial gain, and serves solely as a current collection point for (verified) classical sources that have truly contributed to the renaissance of classical astrology as it once was and should be practiced in 2023.
We do not charge money for the information on the website, nor do the websites and/or information sources mentioned pay us to be displayed on our home page. Our visitors also pay nothing. Our objective is therefore to preserve classical astrology through knowledge transfer and awareness among the public.
On the website you will also find: Vedic and Chinese astrology references. In short, there is a connection between: Western, Vedic, and Chinese astrology. For that reason you will also find substantive references to these cultural variants, because the connection between the three cultural forms of astrology is irrevocable.
If you delve further into the three main cultural forms, you will gradually discover that there is a connection between Western, Vedic and Chinese celestial arts and on what this has been based to date. It is still not entirely clear exactly how this came about. The trade routes and trading spirit of various peoples at the time probably ultimately contributed to this cultural transfer.
Apparently there were more people in the world in different places making observations and recordings of a celestial art that showed the connection between; could explain heaven and earth.
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