Astrology- Applications in Business

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Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations

between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is

considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to

be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain

predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes

indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The

possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a

variety of means.

Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known that the sun,

moon, and planets followed similar paths, the zodiac. It is a

zone of the celestial sphere that extends from 8.5 degrees on

either side if the path of the sun. As a primitive calendar, the

zodiacal belt was arbitrarily divided into twelve sections of 30

degrees each. these are the famous signs of the zodiac. The

orgins of the names given to each sign extend into the most

remote regions of antiquity.

Terrestrial animal gods, whether

real or imagined , were one day projected onto the constellations

which, in the Chaldean imagination, they resembled. This

celestial menagerie has furthermore given the zodiac its name,

for in greek, it means 'route of animals.'

The sun enters the first zodiacal sign, Aries , and then

continues its path through the remaining eleven signs. The twelve

signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,

Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and


The moon and the planets pass through the signs too, but

obviously at different speeds from those of the sun. The moon,

which is close to the earth, circles the zodiac in twenty-nine

days, while the planet Pluto needs two hundred fifty years.

Planets also can be seen to slow down, stop, and even reverse

directions in relationship to the constellations that they...