Facts you didn’t know about astrology

Facts you didn’t know about astrology

It’s no surprise that there’s a rise in all things magical during the age of uncertainty and what better way to discover ourselves than to explore the skies. It turns out that our ancestors have been exploring Astrology for thousands of years, including a few present-day names such as the Obamas.

1. Presidents are Astrology fiends

Here is a fun fact for you reader, Millenials aren’t the only ones stargazing, but highly influential individuals too. According to The New Yorker, 1980 US President Ronald Reagan “consulted an astrologer before ‘virtually every major move and decision’ including his reelection announcement”. President Theodore Roosevelt (26th US president) would also often quote horoscopes and kept his birth chart in his drawing-room.

2. Astrologers predicted the pandemic

Astrologers worldwide argue that they have predicted a “disturbance” in 2020. Astrologer Pandit Jagannath Guruji tells Indiaexpress that he predicted global job loss and a financial crisis for the year 2020, he notes “I also predicted that many people living abroad would come back to India. I had even told some of my clients they might face some health problems, and it came true because of the pandemic.”

3. Hitler’s birth chart predicted his future

An astrologer predicted that someone born on the 20th of April 1889, would rise to power. That, someone, was Adolf Hitler. An attempted assassination of Hitler was also predicted by Swiss astrologer Karl Krafft. For predicting the unfortunate event, Krafft was arrested by the Nazis. After realizing the astrologer was innocent, the Minister of Propaganda, Goebbels hired Krafft as the Nazis’ in house astrologer.

4. Astrology originated in Babylon

Astrology as we know it originated in Babylon. Some of the first astrological records date back as early as 4000 BCE, in the cultural region known as Babylonia. Babylonians observed and recorded the movement of planets and stars. These astrologers built the foundation for the Greek and Hellenistic astrological practices, and now influencing Western Astrology.

5. You have more than one sign

Many assume that they have only one sign that’s based on their date of birth. That sign is known as the sun sign, but there are many others, including a sign for each planet and 12 different houses. The “big three” are your sun, moon and rising sign, revealing information around your personality, emotions, vulnerability and how you love.


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