The Rebirth of Astrology
Astrology and Astronomy were considered one science until “The Age of Reason”, a Western philosophy that originated in 17th century France and Germany.
The Age of Reason, also referred as The Century of Enlightenment, is a philosophical movement where reasoning is the quintessential source of legitimacy and authority. It became an inspiration for the French revolution and established individual freedom, progress, tolerance and equality — the pillars of today’s democratic governments.
The Age of Reason rejected Astrology as pseudoscience. Today, Astrology and Astronomy are considered their own disciplines and remain common practices and studies in both the East and the West. Astrology is based on the exact positioning of our planets to predict humans’ innate traits and behaviors whereas Astronomy is the study of the universe outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Astrology has had a lot of influence across civilizations, cultures, governments and even industries. In Japan, companies would hire people born under a specific star sign to accomplish designated tasks. Arranged marriages in India, although based on socioeconomic factors, also look to Vedic Astrology for compatibility.
The discipline experienced a rebirth in 1950s America and remains very popular among celebrities, artists, designers, politicians and employers, and can be applied to all aspects of life, which may raise some skeptical eyebrows in today’s pragmatic and technologically-advanced society.
This early June, we are celebrating the fun loving Gemini. As the twins of the Zodiac, you are concerned with all aspects of the mind. You are sociable, thoughtful and clever. Your dual personality is reflected in how you would like to be perceived by others versus how you perceive yourself.
Dualitas wishes our Gemini friends a wonderful and happy birthday!