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Western Astrology

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Western Astrology

Western Astrology: -

Western astrology, also known as contemporary or modern astrology, is a system of astrology that originated in ancient Mesopotamia and developed further in ancient Greece and Rome. It is the most widely practiced form of astrology in the Western world and is based on the tropical zodiac.

In Western astrology, the sky is divided into twelve equal segments called zodiac signs, each spanning 30 degrees. The signs are named after constellations or groups of stars that appear along the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the sky throughout the year. The twelve zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

Western astrology places significant emphasis on the Sun sign, which is determined by the position of the Sun at the time of birth. This sign is believed to influence a person's core personality traits and general characteristics. However, other celestial bodies, such as the Moon, planets, and asteroids, are also considered in a birth chart to provide a more comprehensive analysis.

The birth chart, also known as a natal chart, is a map of the positions of celestial bodies at the exact moment of an individual's birth. It includes the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and other significant points like the Ascendant (rising sign) and Midheaven. Astrologers analyze the birth chart to gain insights into a person's personality, relationships, career, and various life events.

Western astrology uses aspects, which are geometric angles formed between planets and other points in the birth chart, to determine the relationships and interactions between celestial bodies. Aspects can be harmonious (such as conjunctions and trines) or challenging (such as squares and oppositions), and they are believed to influence different areas of life and personality traits.

The interpretations and techniques used in Western astrology have evolved over time and vary among astrologers. Many Western astrologers also incorporate psychological and humanistic perspectives into their readings, emphasizing personal growth and self-awareness.

It's important to note that Western astrology is primarily seen as a tool for self-reflection, personal insight, and understanding, and it is not recognized as a scientific or empirical practice by the scientific community.