By Roger Beck

ISBN-10: 1405110740

ISBN-13: 9781405110747

ISBN-10: 1405110872

ISBN-13: 9781405110877

A short heritage of historical Astrology explores the speculation and perform of astrology from Babylon to old Greece and Rome and its cultural and political effect on historical societies.

  • Discusses the union among early astrology and astronomy, not like the trendy dichotomy among technology and superstition.
  • Explains the traditional figuring out of the zodiac and its twelve indicators, the seven planets, and the fastened circle of 'places' opposed to which the symptoms and planets revolve.
  • Demonstrates find out how to build and interpret a horoscope within the old demeanour, utilizing unique historical horoscopes and handbooks.
  • Considers the relevance of historic astrology today.

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