Natalie Delahaye Professional Astrologer - What is Astrology
Astrology is an ancient practise that connects humans to the cosmos by looking at the relationship between the 10 major planets in the solar system and the individual or event.
This is observed through a birth chart; a map of the exact position of all the eight planets and the Sun and the Moon at the moment of birth, formed by mathematical calculation that is exact astronomy.
The natal chart shows the signs that the planets are in, their location and their distance from each other (the aspects.
The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world. - Thomas Aquinas
History of Astrology
Astrology is an ancient art that has been practised and studied for thousands of years. Astrology is not a belief of faith but is an art based on the observation and understanding of how planetary patterns manifest in our lives.
From the beginning of time, our ancestors looked to the skies to understand the natural world more fully; the agricultural cycle and the behaviour of animals.
They saw how the moon affected the reproductive cycle of women and how the cycles of the sun and moon were reflected in the ebb and flow of the ocean.
Astrology and Astronomy used to be one and the same thing; there was no division between the two. Throughout the ages, astrology has played an important role not just in the science world but religion, philosophy, medicine and the arts.
Every royal court throughout history employed an astrologer, who would advise the ruler on his or her most important decisions.