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Astrology consists of several systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world.
Throughout most of its history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition. It was accepted in political and academic contexts, and was connected with other studies, such as astronomy, alchemy, meteorology, and medicine.
Western astrology is founded on the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon and planets, which are analyzed by their movement through signs of the zodiac (twelve spatial divisions of the ecliptic) and by their aspects (based on geometric angles) relative to one another. They are also considered by their placement in houses (twelve spatial divisions of the sky). Astrology’s modern representation in western popular media is usually reduced to sun sign astrology, which considers only the zodiac sign of the Sun at an individual’s date of birth, and represents only 1/12 of the total chart.
Connie Hansen is Peace of Mind’s resident Western Astrologer. Connie is available by appointment to do astrological charts. Click on Connie’s name to view her webpage for contact information.
Vedic Astrology is Hindu natal astrology which originated with Hellenistic astrology by the 3rd century BCE, though incorporating the Hindu lunar mansions. The names of the signs (e.g. Greek ‘Kpios’ for Aries, Hindi ‘Kriya’), the planets (e.g. Greek ‘Helios’ for Sun, astrological Hindi ‘Heli’), and astrological terms (e.g. Greek ‘apoklima’ and ‘sunaphe’ for declination and planetary conjunction, Hindi ‘apoklima’ and ‘sunapha’ respectively) in Varaha Mihira’s texts are considered conclusive evidence of a Greek origin for Hindu astrology. The Indian techniques may also have been augmented with some of the Babylonian techniques.
Lynn Bootes is our resident Vedic Astrologer. Lynn is available Saturdays from 12-5 to do Mini-Vedic readings. Readings cost $25 for a 30 minute duration. Click on Lynn’s name to view her profile for contact information.
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