1- Astrology studies the effects of celestial bodies such as planets and stars on human life and makes predictions on the future.
2- Ancient Egyptians were the first to describe the stars and signs.
3- According to astrology, the position of celestial bodies at the time of birth affects various areas of that person’s life.
4- The Babylonians were the first to benefit from astrology.
5- The first records of Babylonian astrology system date back to 7th century BC Mesopotamia.
6- There are some evidences that astrology studies were made in the 3rd millennium BC, but current evidence shows that it dates back to the 2nd millennium BC.
7- Tropical signs are the signs used in the current Western astrology and their origin goes back to Ancient Greece.
8- The origin of the word zodiac is from Greek and means “carved animal figures”.
9- In astrology, it is thought that many things about a person’s future, relationships and life are determined according to the positions of the celestial bodies.
10- There are many methods and views used to understand astrology.
11- The reason why astrology was so popular in antiquity was the Tetrabiblos book of Ptolemy.
12- Natal astrology makes predictions according to the place and time of birth of the person.
13- Politik-Mundane Astrology is used to make predictions on large-dimensional relationships such as universal events and wars and economic relations.
14- You need to know the exact time of your birth in order to create your astrological chart.
15- Since most of our bodies are made of water, some astrologers think that the Moon affects the seas and oceans as well as the human body. Some researches prove that people’s behavior changes during the Full Moon.
16- He believes in astrology more than men.
17- Mercury Retros happens several times a year. Mercury seems to be stopping and starting to come back, but this is really just an optical illusion.
18- People believe that Mercury Retros is an unstable period and the problems experienced in electronic devices and canceled plans are due to this.
19- In ancient times, astrology and astronomy were closely related. Later, they separated from each other by accepting astronomy as science.
20. Famous astronomers such as Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kapler were also astrologers.
Until the 21st-18th century, people believed that stars had important influences. There were even astrology lessons in medical schools.
22- During this period, there was also a branch of science called medical astrology that examines the connection between diseases and astrological signs.
23- Hz. There are those who believe that the three kings who offered gifts to Jesus were astrologers.
24- The Sumerians, who were the first to associate Mars with power and war, Venus with fertility and femininity, also established foundations to assist astrologers in their work.
25- Due to the change in the axis of the Earth, the Minnesota Planetarium Society offered to push the Zodiac belt forward one month, but this was rejected.
26- In Japan, it is believed that people’s personalities are shaped according to their blood type, not their horoscope.
27- Cave drawings showing that the planets and stars have changed positions were found around 15000 BC.
28- The word zodiac is of Greek origin and means “the cycle of small animals”.
29- There are 12 signs in total that make up the zodiac belt and these signs describe the movements of the Sun throughout the year.
30- The Babylonians were the first to list the signs.
31- According to Western astrology, your sign is determined according to the position of the Sun at the time of your birth.
32- Most people know only the sign depending on the date of birth, but there are many other signs in your birth chart, including the Moon and Sun signs.
33- The signs that are most important to understand a person’s personality are the Sun, Moon and Ascendant.
34- Your ascendant sign reflects your personality and tells people how you are showing yourself right now.
35- Your sun sign determines your goals, your ego and your motivation on the way to your dreams.
36- Your emotional habits and changes are represented by your Moon sign.
37- The astrological wheel contains 12 signs, which are divided into the elements of water, air, earth and fire.
38- The Greeks added these elements to the astrological wheel.
39- Water group signs: Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
40- Earth group signs: Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo.
41- Air group signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
42- Fire group signs are: Aries, Sagittarius and Leo.
43- Gemini is considered the wildest sign and is known for their split personalities.
44- Astrologer Paula Bueno Brando said when the signs first appeared, Taurus was the first sign. However, over time, it became the first zodiac sign Aries.
45- Some astrologers say that most Aries are born with a scar on their head and this is an indication that they are very brave in their lives first.
46- Taurus is known for being patient, practical, responsible and loyal. It is also described as the strongest sign.
47- Being kind and fair is often associated with Libra.
48- People born on the same day may have different horoscopes due to their birth hours.
49- The zodiac belt was originally used by farmers as an agricultural calendar. Thus, they calculated the best times to harvest and plant seeds based on the movements of the stars.
50- The most common sign on earth is Scorpio. 25 percent of the world’s population is made up of Scorpio signs and their ruling planet is Mars.
51- Your horoscope is not very suitable for commenting on the future of your relationships. Scientists have proven that there is no link between horoscope compatibility and the success of relationships.
52- The word ‘Horoscope’ which means horoscope in English consists of the Greek words ‘hora’ and ‘scopos’. These words mean ‘time’ and ‘observer’.
53- An astrologer must refer to the Euclidean geometry developed by the Greek mathematician Euclid to create an accurate star map.
54- The French astrologer Nostradamus is said to have predicted many important events around the world, including the French Revolution. He is among the most successful prophets in history.
55- The oldest evidence showing that estimates are made based on horoscopes is Akatlar’s “The Day of Bel” book. The book is about 5 thousand years old.
56- It has been noticed that most of the richest people in the world are Aries.
57- Among the signs, the worst drivers are thought to be Leo signs. A study conducted in Australia shows that Leo signs are penalized for speeding the most.
58- There are approximately 2 thousand signs on earth. Most people only know the Western and Chinese signs.
59- Archaeologists have discovered 70 tablets belonging to the 2nd millennium BC. These tablets contain more than 7 thousand astronomical predictions.
60- It has been observed that these tablets focus on the events of that period, not the future.
61- In the 4th century BC, astrologers created a reliable system that can predict the future based on the movements of celestial bodies.
62- Sagittarius is the most common sign among celebrities.
63- Many American presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin D Roosevelt, are closely related to astrology.
64- Ronald Reagan is said to have made his wife’s plans based on astrological predictions.
65- The United Astrology Conference predicted that Obama would win in the 2008 and 2012 elections.
66- JP Morgan said that he owed most of his success to his astrologer and used the following statement: “Billionaires, not millionaires, believe in astrology”.
67- Angelina Jolie is said to have consulted with astrology to determine the dates of the movie premieres and decide which movie she will star in.
68- Albert Einstein was not just a mathematician and scientist. He was also very interested in astrology and stated that his knowledge of astrology contributed many things to his life.
69- Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, also used astrology to study the human body.
70- Benjamin Franklin was also very interested in astrology, especially eclipses.
Translated from the original English: Dilara Preserve
Reference: Kidadl. 70 Amazing Astrology And Zodiac Facts. Cited from: https://kidadl.com/articles/amazing-astrology-and-zodiac-facts