Astrology is the best-known Pseudoscience the Astronomy textbook says. There is much to question, even Astrologers wonder how the process works. Astrology was manifest from the greatest philosophers in time, having many famous and unrecognized scientist’s interpretations.
The planets effect on the weather and animals started being documented in 3,000 BC by the Mesopotamians.
By 1,000 BCE astrology evolved into a systematic science having a elaborate rule-based system with its own internal logic.
By the 15th century the planets projections helped priests understand what was needed to keep harmony between heaven and earth.
After the Babylon fell to the Assyrians and Persians interpretations then evolved towards a individual context.
The first known Natal Chart, dates to 5th Century BCE.
The first University was that of Pythagoras which was a astrology school. Plato attended this University and took his studies a bit further in 360 BCE. He developed the start of mathematical astronomy, providing more accuracy for astronomy and astrology.
One of many scientists was Galileo obtaining a medical degree, he taught geometry, mechanics and astronomy at the University of Padua from 1592-1610. During this time period he made significant discoveries in Pure Fundamental Science and Applied Science.
Pseudoscience is a set of beliefs that appear to include scientific ideas but fail to obey the most basic rules of science. Astrology is a discipline tied to studies of mathematics and astronomy. The text book explains that Pseudoscience’s appeal to our need to understand and control the world around us.
There are a lot of mysteries that are not proven scientifically. The light bulb before 1879 could have been considered a Pseudoscience by skeptics. Religion could also be considered a Pseudoscience, as there is no scientific proof that God exists. But there is so much to our existence that shows us that there is something bigger than us.
The biggest misconception in Astrology is the daily horoscope, based strictly on the sun. The horoscopes relay that as I am an Aquarius, I am the same person as all people born between January 20th and February 18th. Horoscopes began in the 1930’s by H.R Naylor a British Astrologer. He published a popular article on the birth chart of Princess Margret shortly after her birth. H.R Naylor knowing a prospect when he seen it he began a daily column based on “What’s your Sign”. The horoscope is based on the day for which you were born which is a shortened version of the natal chart analysis. The Natal Chart is based on the day for which you are born, the time of day you took your first breath, and the location on the earth as longitude and latitude. The Astrologer can then make a chart based on each planet in its position on the time and location of your birth. There is no two people with the same analysis. Astrology is the concept that something born in a particular moment in time has a lot to do with that moment in time.
Astrology can predict the weather and the best time for crops. It is psychological, and predicts challenges or easy times, giving a foresight as the best times to start or avoid projects. Astrology can also be helpful medically.
Pseudoscience, I believe is understanding that there is something more than just what we live. There is truth to Pseudoscience with a higher consciousness, with this knowledge you can see with all your senses.