OAKHURST — If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the elementary aspects of Astrology, or the study of the positions and movements of celestial bodies, now’s your chance. Instructor Amy Moonsong of Metta Yosemite will teach you the basic structure of the Zodiac and how you relate to each sign.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 18, from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
What you’ll learn from Amy:
• The entire zodiac wheel, what the signs mean, how they help you develop, and how to work with them.
• How to identify your relationship to each of the 12 zodiac signs regardless of what you know about your astrology chart.
• How to connect more deeply to your own energy and the energy of the planet.
• How to create your own Astrological chart.
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Oakhurst, CA 93644
A Short History of Astrology
Astrology, the study of the positions and movements of celestial bodies, has been practiced for thousands of years in various cultures around the world. The history of astrology is a long and complex one, stretching back to ancient civilizations such as the Babylonians, Greeks, and Egyptians.
The Babylonians were one of the first cultures to develop a sophisticated system of astrology. They believed that the positions of the planets and stars could be used to predict future events and to gain insight into the character and fate of individuals. The Babylonians also developed the zodiac, a 12-part system of dividing the sky into different sections, each associated with a different constellation.
The Greeks also played an important role in the development of astrology. The philosopher Plato believed that the movements of the planets were related to the soul and that astrology could be used to gain a deeper understanding of the human psyche. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy wrote the Tetrabiblos, a foundational work on astrology that was widely influential for centuries.
In ancient Egypt, astrology was closely linked to religion and spirituality. The Egyptians believed that the movements of the stars and planets were governed by the gods, and that the alignment of celestial bodies could be used to predict important events such as floods and eclipses. The famous Egyptian temple of Dendera is home to some of the oldest depictions of the zodiac, dating back over 2,000 years.
Astrology also played an important role in ancient China. The Chinese zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs, is based on a 12-year cycle that is believed to influence personality and fate. Chinese astrologers also developed a complex system of divination using the movements of the planets and stars.
Astrology continued to be an important field of study throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. During this time, astrologers believed that the movements of the planets and stars could be used to predict major historical events such as wars, plagues, and the deaths of rulers. Astrology was also used to advise kings and nobles on matters such as marriage, warfare, and governance.
In the 20th century, astrology experienced a revival in popular culture, with many people turning to astrology for guidance and insight into their lives. Today, astrology is a popular topic of discussion on social media, and many people read their horoscopes on a daily basis.
While some dismiss astrology as mere superstition, others believe that it has value as a tool for self-reflection and personal growth. Whether or not one believes in the predictive power of the stars, the history of astrology is a testament to the enduring human fascination with the mysteries of the universe.
Check out this short video on the history of Astrology!