Astrologers' Community  

Go Back   Astrologers' Community > General Astrology > Other Astrology > Spiritual Astrology

Spiritual Astrology A place for all those interested inthe spiritual side of astrology.


Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 06-03-2019, 01:54 PM
wilsontc's Avatar
wilsontc wilsontc is offline
Senior Member, Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,588
Was astrology created to benefit people?

All,

Have you ever thought about where astrology CAME from? It clearly doesn't CAUSE anything to happen...it just indicates when things happen for PEOPLE. While there have been some attempts to create a "pet astrology" or other non-human astrology, the astrological symbolism simply doesn't match up with animals (e.g., no animals are going through a "Saturn return"). Also, astrology ONLY works on Earth: move anywhere else in the solar system and, while you will continue to experience your normal human cycles of (for example) the thirty-something years, Saturn (the planet whose return indicates on Earth the "thirty-something years") won't be in the right place to indicate anything from wherever in the solar system you are. This suggests that astrology was CREATED to be a SIGN for PEOPLE on EARTH so that they could understand both themselves and the other people around them better...sooooo WHO created it?

Wondering,

Tim

__________________
To learn basic astrological chart interpretation for your chart see:
http://learnaboutyourastrochart.jimdo.com/
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wilsontc For This Useful Post:
katydid (06-03-2019)
  #2  
Unread 06-03-2019, 09:18 PM
katydid katydid is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,697
Re: Was astrology created to benefit people?

I have always wondered if it was taught to the Earthlings by Cosmic travellers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 06-04-2019, 03:21 PM
moonkat235 moonkat235 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,061
Re: Was astrology created to benefit people?

I was wondering last night, what exactly is astrology, if you had to define. How does it operate? Why does it work and what does that imply for what we humans are? (Edit: I'm asking these questions on this thread, because I think they're relevant when theorizing the intention behind astrology's creation. My thought being, if we can agree on what astrology is, then we have a better foundation to extrapolate the 'why' of its creation and then the 'who', etc.)

For instance, I was thinking of Michael Jackson and his natal chart. Even though he's dead, I figure you can still look at his progressions and transits to his natal. I haven't actually looked into it, but I figure something interesting must've been going on when the HBO documentary, 'Leaving Neverland' came out recently.

This article on the astrodienst website was interesting too:

https://www.astro.com/astrology/tma_article161208_e.htm

Last edited by moonkat235; 06-04-2019 at 03:40 PM. Reason: Trying to make more relevant to OP
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 06-04-2019, 03:36 PM
moonkat235 moonkat235 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1,061
Re: Was astrology created to benefit people?

Also, Tim, if I take your belief that astrology doesn't cause anything to happen, but is rather an indication of what will happen (does everyone agree on this?) then I figure astrology is like some sort of measuring stick/system. At least, that's the analogy I draw from it. Would you agree?

I guess if we want to know who created the system and the intention behind it's creation, we should probably consider asking what exactly it measures. Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but does anyone have thoughts, theories, or answers on that?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 06-04-2019, 06:08 PM
petosiris's Avatar
petosiris petosiris is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,210
Re: Was astrology created to benefit people?

Quote:
Originally Posted by petosiris View Post
''The science of astrology was developed in, most probably, the late 2nd or early 1st century B.C., as a mean to predict, from horoscopic themata draw up for the moment of an individual's birth (or conception), the fate of that native. This form of astrology, called genethlialogy, is rooted in Aristotelean physics and Hellenistic astronomy, but also borrowed much from Mesopotamia and some elements from Egypt as well as developing many theories of its own... All of these types of astrology depend on the notion that the planets, in their eternal rotations about the earth, transmit motion (change) to the four elements and to the assemblages of elements, animate or inanimate, in the sublunar world. This theory is completely different from that of celestial omens, in which the gods, whose physical manifestations are the constellations and planets send messages concerning their intentions regarding kings and countries by means of celestial phenomena.'' - Pingree, D. E. (1997). From astral omens to astrology: from Babylon to Bīkāner.
Most of astrology was developed with a scientific or more correctly a naturalistic inclination. In that sense, it doesn't need meaning, other than utility, or belief, for it operates regardless.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 06-04-2019, 06:23 PM
petosiris's Avatar
petosiris petosiris is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2,210
Re: Was astrology created to benefit people?

Quote:
it just indicates when things happen for PEOPLE
Astrology today has that because there are few people starving and many people live in urban settings, but traditional astrology used to have some focus on animals in natal and mundane because it was important as much as crops. And also life is of first importance before anything else, so I would question the assumption it does not affect them in some way. Though if your astrology revolves around character analysis, I could see why there would be only little importance in using it.

Quote:
Also, astrology ONLY works on Earth: move anywhere else in the solar system and, while you will continue to experience your normal human cycles of (for example) the thirty-something years, Saturn (the planet whose return indicates on Earth the "thirty-something years") won't be in the right place to indicate anything from wherever in the solar system you are.
You would need a different topocentric astrology for people and objects in space. People already change their approach to great length if they use the angles and zodiac of the current location for a solar return for example.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
astrology, benefit, created, people

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005-2018, AstrologyWeekly.com. Boards' structure and all posts are property of AstrologyWeekly.com and their respective creators. No part of the messages sent on these boards may be copied without their owners' explicit consent.