As with Western Astrology, Jyotisha relies on the link between the macrocosm and the microcosm. While the macrocosm is the universe the microcosm is life on earth.
Astrology really predates both astronomy and psychology even though the terms astrology and astronomy have for ages been interchangeable with each other. The earliest known astrological records could be tracked to Babylon as far back as 1645 BC. But, the history of astrology does not follow one specific timeline, but instead three independent divisions we refer to Indian as Western astrology or Jyotish astrology and Chinese or East Asian astrology.
Astrology in China after became united with the Chinese practice called Feng shui.
Babylonians believed the Gods were responsible for all atmospheric phenomena, like sun and rain. Egypt has a crucial place in astrological history. The pyramids are oriented towards the North Pole of the heavens as they functioned as burial locations, in addition to astrological calculators for astrologically minded pharaohs. The truth is, Rameses II is usually credited with fixing the locations of the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Some zodiac signs are still reported to be Egyptian in origin, including Leo, and Aries.
Houses and Signs of the Zodiac that stay essentially unchanged now.
As Europeans became literate, almanacs and various periodicals began publishing astrological advice. Famous writers contained Copernicus and Galileo, who were both practicing astrologers and creators of the modern scientific movement. But, the popular astrology became, the more scrutinized it was. And when important astrological forecasts failed to come true, astrology started to fall out of favor.
It was not until much later with the arrival of Princess Margaret in 1930 that a resurrection was experienced by Astrology. To commemorate her arrival, London Sunday Express, the British paper, ran the princess' astrological profile, thereby giving birth to the modern newspaper horoscope column.
This visual representation normally takes the type of a graph or diagram (below) that represents the locations of the Sun, Moon, planets, the astrological aspects, and angles during the time of a specific occasion, for example an individual 's arrival.
Horoscopic Astrology is broken up into the four principal branches of Everyday Natal, Electional and Horary.
1. Natal Astrology is the most frequently practiced type of Horoscopic Astrology and relies upon the notion that every person's character or course in life may be determined by building a natal chart for the precise date, time, and place of an individual 's arrival.
2. Mundane Astrology is among the very ancient types of astrology and takes its name from the Roman word Mundus, meaning "the Planet".
3. Electional Astrology is the custom of ascertaining someone 's astrological profile to find out how and when she or he should partake for example starting a company in a certain endeavor or occasion.
4. Horary astrology is the practice where the astrologer efforts to answer an individual's particular question by building a horoscope centered on that particular question. By way of example, "Am I going to get a promotion on the job?"