by Marisol Martin
Is there a correlation between the movement of celestial bodies and human affairs? Can science predict accurate outcomes pertaining to your future? According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the commencement of astrology seems to have begun 2000 years ago in Ancient Egypt. The understanding of astrology was compared to and considered astronomy until Babylonians created a method to subdivide astrology into 12 categories. The 12 lunar cycles were linked to the, later identified, 12 constellations. These constellations are dependent on the time of year and each individual constellation has a name related to animals and/or people.
The 12 constellations became known as the Zodiac. The Zodiac is broken down into four major groups. A group of fire signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo), water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini), and Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo). Each elemental group shows qualities with its related element. According to “Ken’s Ward’s Astrology Pages”, all fire signs share the quality of being forceful or having power or influence. Earth signs have qualities of being practical and efficient. Water signs are emotional and empathetic. And, air signs are thoughtful and use reason and logic.