For thousands of years, people have gazed at the stars and considered how the heavenly bodies affected life on earth. Some researchers believe the pyramids were erected as astrological/astronomical observatories. Stonehenge, built about 4,000 years ago, is a tool for the accurate prediction of the solstices, eclipses, and other celestial events. Throughout history, the wealthy and powerful, as well as ordinary individuals, have sought guidance from astrologers. Financier J. Pierpont Morgan once commented on his use of astrology, saying, “Millionaires don't use astrology; billionaires do.”
Contrary to popular belief, astrology does not consist of the daily horoscopes you see in your local newspaper. Like Chinese fortune cookies, those are fun to read but not particularly useful. Real astrology is an ancient, complex, and fascinating scientific art that takes many years of study to understand. Marc Edmund Jones, one of the greatest astrologers of the twentieth century, once said that he'd studied astrology for fifty years and had barely scratched the surface.
Astrology can tell you what career is right for you, where the best place is for you to live, how you'll get along with another person, what health issues you're likely to experience, and a whole lot more. You can use astrology to solve crimes or make savvy financial investments. Contemporary astrologers are continually discovering new ways to use this ancient practice — there's probably no limit to its possibilities.