The term horoscope has been coined from the Latin combination of two words which are "Hero" means hour and “Scope” means view, hence horoscope means "view of the hour". Horoscope also refers about the astrological chart of a person in regards of their movement in time, which are mainly calculated from the planetary positions either in tropical zodiac or sidereal. All the calculations that are done in horoscope are based upon date, place and time of birth. Horoscope are also studied by astrologers as because it helps them in reading the positions of the planets, based upon which assistance are provided to the native to understand about certain planetary positions which indicates how they will impact the future outcome.
The daily planets movement is considered significant in our lives is that the different movement of moon or the planetary movements affects our minds and emotions. This planetary positions at time of our birth in the astrological chart can be compared with the planetary position of any time. The planetary movement also highlights the change in our behavior and moods.
“ Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself “ – Plato, The Republic
Astrology can be defined as a form of science that holds the belief that there exists a connection between the movement of astronomical bodies and the day-to-day activities of a person. Since the beginning of human civilization, fortune tellers and astrologers have tried to fathom the motion of celestial bodies and what they have to say about the fates of men. The study of astrology has grown up simultaneously in different human civilizations in different forms and has been considered to be a vital tool in order to perceive the complexities of human life. Man has always attempted to attach an allegorical significance to the mundane human occurrences and natural phenomena like the movement of stars and planets. Man has realized that science has failed to find concrete answers to the question of being and that humanity should start to explore the spiritual realm (an aspect that he has been ignoring for the past few decades) to find answers to the questions that has plunged the society in a state of chaos. In this world where scientific skepticism has lead to a decadence of spirituality, perhaps man has realized the importance of the nourishment of the soul. Perhaps that is why man has again started to examine the spiritual roots of humanity. In this context, the study of astrology has proved to be an indispensable tool in attempting to facilitate a reunion between the sciences (i.e. the close study of the motions of the celestial bodies) and spirituality.
Thus, astrology has started to hold a greater relevance than it ever did in the humanity’s history.
In astrology, a great amount of importance is given to the positions of the celestial bodies at the time of our birth. An astronomical chart is generally made use of and which represents the movement of the heavenly bodies at the time of an event that is considered to be important, for example, a person’s birth. With the help of the chart, predictions are made by fortune tellers and astrologers regarding that particular event. This astronomical chart is referred to as horoscope (the word’s origin can be traced from the Greek words hõra and scopos, which stand for “time” and “observer”). A horoscope is also referred to as a natal chart and a celestial map. Astrologers believe that the study of a horoscope is important in order to predict the fate of a person in an accurate manner. An astrologer studies a horoscope closely and attempts to predict the future of a person. Through the study of a horoscope, a person’s personality traits, relationships and fortunes can be predicted and an astrologer gives advice to that person after a comprehensive study of the horoscope is conducted.
The belief that our lives are governed by unforeseen forces that are greater than human understanding has persisted since the dawn of human civilization and still holds a great amount of relevance in astrology.
Since astrology is a practice that has been in existence for a significant amount of time, there have always existed different ways and types of interpreting the signs that the heavens were trying to communicate to us. In the present age, the three modern branches of Astrology are widely used to understand earthly phenomena. They are mundane astrology, interrogatory astrology and natal astrology.
The study of mundane astrology facilitates fortune tellers in understanding the causal link between the position of the celestial bodies and events that happen on a global scale. The modern world is plagued with war, rapid climate change and other phenomena that may have an impact on the entire human race and its future. This makes the study of mundane astrology to be extremely important as it tries to predict the significance of events that may have relevance on a global or national scale. The study of mundane astrology may prove beneficial in averting global catastrophes and disasters. The scope of mundane astrology is extremely diverse and can be used to predict topics ranging from the forecast of weather to the study of the socio- political influences of a nation. The study of interrogatory astrology is helpful in answering the questions that a client might have about his/her prospects in the near future. The astrologer uses the position of celestial bodies at the moment the question is posed to makes predictions about the individual’s future at a particular period of time. Incidents of the past, present and the future can be studied in order to glean out their significance with the help of Interrogatory astrology.
The study of natal astrology facilitates in answering the questions pertaining to the individual’s personality, future relationships and the path that his/her life would take. The predictions that are made by the astrologer is based on a deep study of the natal-chart which keeps a record of the position of the celestial bodies at the time of the birth of the individual. Since the dawn of human civilization, people have attached a great amount of significance to the motions of celestial bodies in relationship to the day-to-day activities of humans. Humans have sought to understand the ordinary happenings of day to day activities with the extraordinary events of the cosmos. The origins of natal astrological tradition can be traced to the ancient civilizations of India, China and also in the west. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people have always associated a great amount of importance to Natal astrology.