Astrology is the scientific study of how distant comic objects such as the sun, stars, planets, and moon influences our lives on earth. Probably, you might be knowing which star sign you belong to, or how they describe their life/personality. However, there are other mind-blowing things you are probably not aware of. Therefore, the following are five surprising facts about astrology you need to know.
1. The moon affects the body just like the ocean
This is one thing you probably didn’t know. According to astrologers, the moon does have a significant influence on the human body, just like it influences the ocean waves. The moon does have a gravitational force which pulls the ocean waters towards it. In as much as the moon is far away, its gravity is usually strong enough to influence the ocean waters. Generally, the human body is made up of water up to 75%. Borrowing the same idea from the ocean, we can see how the moon affects us. That is why we tend to have changed in moods during the full moon.
2. Zodiac signs come from the sun
People generally associate zodiac signs with the date and month of birth. However, the signs are usually determined by the position of the sun at the time of your birth. There are up to about 12 possible zodiac signs. All these signs are capable of telling you useful information regarding your future as well as personality. Therefore, if you didn’t know about your zodiac sign and meaning, it’s high time you make some friends with astrologers.
3. Zodiac signs are divided into fire, air, water, and earth signs
Astrologers estimate that there are 12 zodiac signs in total. All these signs are categorized into four elements, which include air, fire, water, and lastly earth signs. Elements such as Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius are usually linked with fire signs. On the other hand, water signs involve cancer, scorpion, and Pisces. Air signs majorly include Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius. Earth signs are majorly composed of Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. Surprisingly, all these elements form the essential elements of life. Besides, they both have similar personality features.
4. Astrology was first used in China and India
The origin of astrology can be traced back to 3000BC in Mesopotamia. After that, it spread to other regions of the world where it got embraced positively. Indians and china were the first people to associate planetary science with religion and culture. They discovered some of the astrological concepts such as Vedic astrology way back before the onset of civilization.
5. Astrologists can predict future events and come to pass
History has confirmed some famous predictions made by astrologers and became fulfilled. For example, Nostradamus, one of the renowned astrologer, predicted the coming of World War 2 and the assassination of J.F Kennedy. These predictions were made way back before they happened. It was surprising to see the prediction come true. Also, in 2008, world astrologers predicted that Obama would become the president. There is a way astrologers calculate future events making them ascertain their predictions.