Astrology developed because ancient beings needed a way or a scheme to better understand their surroundings. They also needed someway or something to give them insight about their FUTURE. What these ancient peoples developed to help solve these dilemmas was a set of mathematical formula’s, a system called an Astrology Chart, a Horoscope. It’s just Base 12 or duodecimal mathematics. more: http://www.aaarf.net/astro.htm
Here The Scientific Exploration of Astrology with Articles by individual researchers. Interesting but dry.
Astrology is a descriptive science and one must place oneself below it in order to receive its many insights. Arrogance and rejection form insuperable stumbling blocks which prevent any further progress in one’s true understanding of the subject. The fact that something cannot be explained in terms of ‘normal science’ or fitted into the conventional pigeon-holes of ‘rational’ human knowledge, does not prove that such a subject is bunkum or that it cannot have any validity whatsoever. Such aspects do not prove that it is bogus. They merely reveal that it exists in a different dimension from conventional knowledge and the rules which there apply do not apply in this ‘other realm’. Much that does work and which can shed useful light on life still needs to be dissected and analyzed by intelligent people, and in the future no doubt, explanations and mechanisms will be forthcoming. Not that explanations and mechanisms validate or invalidate anything. In my opinion they seem merely to comfort those who like them.
I thought this is interesting: In a pamphlet on Stonehenge and Astronomy produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, Clive Ruggles writes: “Cycles in the skies were readily correlated with earthly cycles such as the seasonal cycle. The winter solstice stood out as a time of renewal and regeneration. At the Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange in Ireland…an important connection clearly existed in people’s minds between the Sun, death, ancestors, and (very likely) the annual process of renewal. Most archaeologists believe that we should view astronomical connections/”