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Unread 12-29-2019, 11:27 PM
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Re: Questioning validity of astrology after learning that western sign were incorrect

Originally Posted by petosiris View Post
It is controversial in circles who believe their horoscopic astrology is 5000 years old, not in scholarly circles. There are loaned words in Indian astrology from Greek (which have no meaning in Sanskrit), but not the other way around. As for complexity and sophistication, I would have studied Indian instead of Hellenistic, unless you meant an amassing of many contradictory methods and traditions, which ancient method has mostly been lost in the latter tradition (Ptolemy and Valens talk about this being the case with the ''Old Astrologers''). But we have methods for pretty much everything in life in Western astrology, we don't need an impractical and unnatural complexity involving divisions and combination of everything one can possible come up with astronomically, or do we? Nature is pleased with simplicity.
Just out of curiosity, have you ever heard of someone switching from vedic to western because western is the superior system? I haven't. It's usually the other way around.

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