Astrology is as old as measured time. In the beginning it helped our ancestors know when to plant and harvest, when to fish and when to hunt. As more complex societies developed, astrology guided kings and queens in the leadership of their nations. With the rise of ancient Greece it became a tool for individuals, a means for men and women to understand their purpose and track the seasons of their lives. Astrology was studied in universities and employed by popes, emperors, doctors and scholars. Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, said that without a knowledge of astrology one could not call oneself a physician. Astrology was woven into the study of history, science, art and religion. In the 17th century the rising tide of materialist science drove astrology out of the universities of Europe. The new "rationalist" realities no longer saw man and nature as woven of the same cloth, derived of the same spirit. But, astrology continued to be studied and practiced by people who saw the need to keep the connection between heaven and Earth. In the 1960's astrology began a comeback that continues today. As more and more people began searching for answers astrology was there to provide them. Today there are vibrant astrological associations, publications, businesses and thousands of counselors. As in days of old, astrology is respected and used by people at all levels of society.

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