People who study or practice astrology are called astrologers, and they follow and chart the movements and locations of the different celestial bodies and use these information to give people insight on their behavior, relationships and other aspects of life. There are astrologers who believe that the stars can only give information regarding what is happening now and what could possibly happen in the future, while there are other astrologers who think that the stars directly affect the lives of people and things that are happening around them.
Astrology is frequently frowned upon by modern day scientists and they claim that it is just a bunch of false notions and beliefs. There are other groups of scientists who believe that astrology has scientific basis, and is in fact a branch of scientific study. Astrologers in the past only watched how the stars moved and how they related to the earth. As astrology progressed, astrologers used the information they got from observing the planets and the stars and interpreted these into what we now know as zodiac patterns and horoscope progressions.
Astrology has been in use by many ancient cultures for thousands of years. Astrology's roots can also be traced to India and how it was practiced by their ancestors. Vedic astrology and horoscope is considered to be the oldest existing kind of horoscope. Studies also show that there were forms of astrology used by the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greek Civilizations. They used astrology to foretell disasters and unwanted events such as famine and war. The Chinese are also credited for their astrological studies and their contributions to the horoscope.
Horoscopes can be divided into four probable branches, each with its own system and methods of utilizing astrology and how they interpret the information they get. Modern horoscopes can now be seen all over, in newspapers, magazines, television and the internet. Most people think of the twelve zodiac signs when horoscope and astrology is mentioned and many of them deeply believe in astrology and horoscopes. Contrary to what many people think, there are a good number of Americans who believe in astronomy and there are those who are willing to go to an astrologer and have them determine how the stars affect and can influence their lives.