Astrology goes way beyond those quick predictions in the daily newspaper. In part two of this three-part series, we’ll explore even more types of astrology!
Hellenistic astrology is a Greco-Roman astrology that developed around the 1st century B.C. and lasted until the 7th century B.C. It is currently experiencing modern day resurgence, thanks to recent translations of ancient texts.
Mayan astrology is based on the Mesoamerican culture of the Mayans and the Mayan calendar.
Also known as Indian, Jyotisha, or Vedic, this form of astrology has the same twelve zodiac signs that we’re familiar with, however, chart calculations are done differently. This form uses the sidereal system of measurement, which is more scientific.
Will you get that job? Will he pop the question? Horary astrology can help answer those questions for you. The astrologer casts a horoscope based on your question and interprets the answer.
Judicial astrology came about during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and was labeled heretical by the Catholic Church. It was used to foretell events based on the positions of the stars and planets in relation to the Earth.
Also called mazal or mazalot, this form of astrology is based on the Kabbalah, a form of Hebrew mysticism, which is illustrated by the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life symbol includes ten character traits. Kabbalistic astrologers relate the planets to these traits in order to understand a person’s birth chart.
Katarchic astrology is another name for electional astrology, which attempts to predict or determine the best times to undertake a new project, get married, etc.
Locational astrology is a catchall term for any form of astrology that uses Earth locations to cast a chart. It can include the best places to relocate (astrocarography), or it can study the astrological characteristics of various places (astrological geomancy or astrogeography).
Mayan astrology is based on the Mesoamerican culture of the Mayans and the Mayan calendar. There are twenty Mayan horoscope or “day” signs, mostly based on animals and natural elements.
According to medical astrology, a Sun sign represents each part of the body (such as Aries for the head). It also postulates that the planets correspond to certain areas of the body and affect bodily functions. A natal chart can target a person’s predisposition toward certain illnesses or conditions.
In part three of this three-part series, we will finish our list!