From ancient times astrology has remained a subject of great interest for people all over the world. People who are interested in astrology feel curious about the history of astrology.
It is very difficult to trace the history of astrology. But interestingly you can find astrology if you make adetailed study of all the ancient cultures. While speaking about astrology we can categorise them into three main divisions: the western astrology which mainly include Egyptian astrology and Greek Astrology, the Indian astrology which is popularly known as Jyotish Vidya and lastly the Chinese Astrology.
In addition to this astrology can be studied under two headings: the natural astrology which mainly deals with the heavenly bodies and judicial astrology which is the study of relation between celestial bodies and their impact on human lives.
If you want to make a detailed study of history of astrology you must study the ancient history and culture of Babylonia. In ancient Babylonia the priests were mainly interested in astrology and they thought it to be an important tool for finding out what was predestined for mankind and the desire of God.
In order to get an idea of history of astrology study Egyptian astrology where you may get some interesting chapters regarding astrology. The Egyptians had great faith on the sun god and dog star whom they called Sirius. Ancient Egyptians associated them with natural calamities. You can also make a research on the pyramids of Egypt if you want to get a glimpse of the Egyptian astrology. It is believed that some of the zodiac signs like Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Gemini usually had an Egyptian origin.
In Greece the history of astrology can be traced back to the time of Alexander. The Greeks believed one`s destiny is determined by the position of heavenly bodies during his birth. This tradition has been carried down in many other cultures. Ptolemy and Hipparchus are the two famous personalities of Greek astrology.
History of Indian Astrology can be traced back to the Vedic time. The Vedangas formed an important part of Indian astrology which not only confined to India but later on spread to all corners of the world.
Chinese astrology is also of immense significance. The history of Chinese astrology can be traced back to 3rd millenium B.C. Especially during the time of Confucius. Tsou Yen a famous Chinese astrologer believed that rise and fall of dynasties are associated with different signs, symbols.
In recent times astrology has been connected with mathematics. Some people believe that astrology is nothing but mathematical symbols.
If you are interested in astrology then make an effort to study the history of astrology which will throw light on the subject itself.