History of Horoscope
A Quick Look to the Horoscope History
For most of us, our only knowledge of horoscopes comes from what we read in magazines or newspaper. Horoscope is full of vague advice and predictions that can be interpreted in a number of ways, thus earning them a reputation of both skepticism and worthiness from experts in astrology field. In the past, people used the position of the sun, moon, stars as well as other appearance of different constellations to carry out various activities such as determining planting seasons and direction.
Horoscope signs are believed to have its origin from ancient Greeks who used the positioning of the sun, planets, and stars to foresee a life of a person.
After decades of studies, a horoscope chart was developed which classify our dates of birth under twelve signs or zodiac constellations . Each of the classification gives simple results that mainly reveal a person’s main personality traits as well as characteristics. However, when visiting an astrologer, you are required to give the exact date and time so that the expert can delve much deeper for information that is more accurate. Let us look at the 12 horoscope signs.
• Aries – March 21 to April 19
• Taurus- April 20 to May 20
• Gemini- May 21to June 20
• Cancer- June 21to July 22
• Leo – July 23 to August 22
• Virgo- August 23 to September 22
• Libra -September 23 to October 22
• Scorpio- October 23 to November 22
• Sagittarius- November 23 to December 21
• Capricorn -December 22 to January 19
• Aquarius- January 20 to February 19
• Pisces- February 20 to March 2
Astrologers use the dates and exact time of birth to look at the matching sign of the zodiac where each of the planets were positioned at that time and compare this to the combination of the planet signs chart to give you a more specific profile of your personality, life as well as prospects.
Besides the Greeks, Chinese also have their own horoscope method but use a different classification. Instead of using constellation, the Chinese use animals such as ox tiger, rats, fish, dogs, dragon, rabbit, and others. Similar to the Greek, each animal in the Chinese system will represent individuals born at a certain time interval.
Over the years, different cultures have come up with various zodiac charts that are incredibly complex to come up with accurate information while still making them simple to use. The eastern cultures have their own practice while the western cultures have come up with their own classification. It is also important to point out that there is no better classification than the other. Actually, the main difference comes when making the interpretation, but all classifications main aim is to interpret the sun and planet’s influence to predict life’s path.