In the early times, astrology was accepted and regarded as part of science and in the field of medicine. It played a large role in treating certain physical symptoms of a patient. However, because of the recent innovations of medical science and today’s technology, the application of astrology in the fields of both science and medicine is rapidly diminishing. Some say that it is because the belief of man has evolved and most of the people these days no long contemplate in harmonizing with the cosmos. Man has considered himself far too scientifically advanced to dwell on the thought that the celestial bodies can make significant impact on their lives and health.
Is man really on the right course? No one can truly know. Can man truly understand how the universe works by using his – somehow – imperfect knowledge of everything or how he fits from all the things in the universe? Others may think that the western civilization is predicated on dominating new frontiers, not understanding them. However, that may not be the case. And why is that? It is because, although some people may not know it, astrology is one of the essential historical frameworks on the development of today’s astronomy.
During the early times, the civilization of Babylon put together “tablets” that signifies the position of the planet Venus. The Babylonian civilization used it to indicate forecasts for upcoming weathers, wars, diseases, famine, kingdoms and rulers. Claudius Ptolemy, a famous astrologer, created the most popular work of astrological antiquity known as the “Tetrabiblos”. The well known astrologer of the early times believed that astrology may well be sited on a balanced footing, although it being an abstract art similar to medicine.
In observance to that, the acceptance in astrology means that horoscopes were directed for “newly born” children, “soon to be” spouses, political opponents, public structures and other rituals and services performed on auspicious days. As a matter of fact, several accounts of astrological observance are conducted during the Roman period and most of the physicians during that period refer to their astrological charts as part of the process of their diagnostics.
For example, during that time, every symbol of the zodiac was considered to control certain part of the human anatomy. The Sagittarius for instance is deemed to rule the thighs while the Pisces are said to rule the feet. And once the moon was in the zodiac ruling a certain part of the human body, one must avoided that part from bleeding or bloodletting to prevent excessive bleeding of that particular part.