The Roots of Astrology
Man has been fascinated with the world beyond from the first time he looked up to the heavens. We know that astronomers charted the stars of the night sky some 4,000 years before Christ was born. The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza in Egypt line up with three stars in Orion's Belt, as it appeared more than 12,000 years ago. The Mayans of Central America also developed astrological charts to help them predict the future.
Many now believe that the three wise men who followed the stars to Bethlehem on the night of Jesus Christ's birth were in fact astrologers. The Greek scientist Ptolemy believed that the sun, moon, and planets affect human beings and events as they move through the heavens. However, in
Nostradamus used astrology when he made predictions that are still being studied today. Carl Jung consulted astrological charts to help him understand his patients. His writing on the subject helped bring it back into the public spotlight in the twentieth century. More than one psychic predicted the assassination of John F. Kennedy using astrological charts. And there was much public uproar when people heard that Nancy Reagan had consulted an astrologer to help advise her husband, President Ronald Reagan.