Astrology – A Traditional Perspective

European or western Astrology originated in Babylonia around 200 BC, the earlier phase of Astrology in Europe from 1200 to 1700 is defined as Traditional Astrology. While the time, 1200 to 1500, is seen as Medieval Astrology, and the period from 1500 to 1700, is called Renaissance Astrology.

Over the 2,000 periods from the Greeks to the Renaissance, great continuity was exhibited by Astrology and flourished until it eventually went out of fashion because of new found ideas, and brand-new materialism around the late 17th and 18th Centuries.

The focus of Traditional Astrology was on the outer planets, rather compared to Psychology, a science which didn’t come into existence until the late twentieth Century. Traditional Astrology was able to offer accurate and precise predictions of events to arrive, by utilizing different techniques mastered and also transferred by conscientious observation of the heavens and planets.

The Planets equated to Gods and celestial events were found for omens, where most cultures observed the heavens for omens and clues but Babylonian Religion was astral based. Traditional Astrology varies from modern Astrology, where in its newest form character analysis and psychological insight is more important than predicting future events.

A renewed interest in the Esoteric Sciences began once more around the 1900’s, and Astrology came to be studied once again. Although Modern Astrology is considered excellent for the groundwork of a character analysis, it cannot predict with the perfection of Traditional Astrology. Also Sun sign Astrology composed in the media has given Astrology a terrible reputation, because folks don’t believe one twelfth of a column could be equated to many hundreds of folks at one period of time.


Astrology has thus been seen as a skeptical science, because most guys treat it as an amusement, and also do not realise that a real Natal Chart can not just provide a valuable tool for predicting forthcoming events but pinpointing fortuitous times. Many people even if they’re open minded, might nevertheless be uncertain of Astrology’s genuine accuracy. Nonetheless, majority of men and women provided your own chart reading is going to be surprised by its precision.

Modern Astrology provides a good insight into a person’s psyche, especially when somebody is looking for counselling sticking with a personal loss or perhaps looking for individual therapy for themselves or even someone close. However are most individuals remotely interested in finding out the enhancement of their very own personal Psychological make up?

Traditional Astrology is divided into 4 main types, firstly Natal astrology which examines and predicts events depending on a genuine birth chart. After that there is Voodoo spells which looks at a horoscope at a specific time, asking a particular issue.

Next will come, Electional Astrology, what examines the best times and dates astrologically concerning some matter. Finally Mundane Astrology makes use of an assortment of methods to foresee events on a national scale, or over an extended time period as well as weather predictions.

A lecture by John Frawley about Traditional Astrology mentioned that tradition just isn’t about a strict following of certain tough old rules, but about understanding and keeping the spirit of the act and adapting it to modern Astrology. William Lilly, in his time tested various “modern” techniques which because of his rigorous (Saturnine) thinking led him to the correct results. What an amazing confirmation of the standard approach in the complex contemporary world of ours.

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