You probably know which star sign you are and what this could say about you, but there is a lot more that you most likely don’t know about astrology. Here we share some surprising facts all about astrology, you might just learn something new!
The Moon affects the body just like it affects the ocean
Astrologers believe that the moon can influence our bodies in the same way that the moon influences the ocean waves. Think about this, if the moon can affect huge tides in the ocean, it must have some effect on the human body (which is 75% water!). Take notice of how your mood might change during a full moon, for example.
More women than men love astrology
75% of those who read their horoscopes are women, according to a study by Stariq.com. This could explain why horoscopes are so popular in women’s weekly magazines!
31% of Americans believe in astrology
A recent poll involving thousands of Americans revealed that a third believe in astrology, 18% of those polled were unsure. If you’re a non-believer, we can bet that you’ve read your horoscopes at least once before, even if it was purely for entertainment…
Your zodiac sign is determined by the sun
As well as your date of birth, your zodiac sign also relates to the position of the sun at the time of which you were born.
There have been some famous predictions that came true
Renowned astrologer, Nostradamus is said to have predicted events including the Second World War, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and even the attack on the World Trade Centre. The United Astrology Conference, which meets every four years, predicted in 2008 that Barack Obama would win the presidential race.
Astrology is both a Science and an Art
The scientific status of astrology comes from the need for mathematics and understanding of astronomy, however, it’s also artistic because interpretation is necessary in order to bring aspects together and formulate ideas and outcomes.
Catholic popes of the Middle Ages loved astrology
A number of Catholic popes in the Middle Ages used astrology. Sixtus IV became the first ever pope to draw and interpret a horoscope, and Leo X and Paul III relied heavily on the advice and wisdom of astrologers.
You are either Water, Fire, Earth or Air
The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into four groups, water, fire, earth and air. The element of which your zodiac sign comes under can influence you and your personality. Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
There are 6,000 – 8,000 professional astrologers in the USA
And many more Worldwide, we’re sure this number is growing by the day!