Claudius Ptolemy – The father of modern astrology.


Great civilizations of the ancient world, Sumerians, Babylonians, Etruscans, Egyptians, the ancient Greeks and Romans, are studied astrology. The oldest preserved horoscope comes from Babylon, 29 April 409 BC.

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Astrology is a pseudo science, according to which the planets, namely their position at the time of the birth of man, have a decisive influence on the man’s fate. Astrology dealing with more than five thousand years, and modern society is more and more popular every day. The study of planets and stars and their impact on the lives of people more interested in the man. In order to build a quality lifestyle, astrology is turning more and more young people.



The father of modern astrology is Claudius Ptolemy’s Greco-Roman astronomer, geographer and mathematician from Alexandria. He lived in the first and second century AD (83 – 168), was born in Thebaid (Thebaid), lived in Roman Egypt and died in Alexandria around 168 years.


 His work is the “Large collection of astronomy”. The founder of the geocentric theory that all heavenly bodies revolve around the earth. The theory was applicable 1,400 years, until the adoption of Copernicus’s heliocentric theory.


Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), the founder of modern astronomy, publishes base heliocentric system in “On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies”Copernicus had done research after returning from several years of study in Italy. Starting from the theory of Greek astronomers who thought that the sun is in the center of the solar system and the Earth and other planets move around him, established the heliocentric system. This idea is contrary to the teachings of the church, which for centuries has supported the idea of the Earth as the center of the universe, which is why many of his followers died as victims of the Inquisition. The Catholic Church in 1616 banned all ideas which were based on the teachings Copernicus, a ban was taken off only in 1757.


“Large collection of astronomy” was preserved in Arabic translation in the east. It was later translated in the west as the “ Almagest”.

Around 450 BC in Babylon originated the individual natal horoscope. In Alexandria, the then capital of astrology published work “Tetrabiblos”, written by astronomer and astrologer Ptolemy, which in and today is regarded as a classic astrological literature. It should be mentioned Hippocrates – the father of medicine and Hipparchus, who in addition to basic occupations practiced astrology.






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