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Hellenistic astrology derives its name from the area in which it originated Hellenistic Egypt
throughout the Hellenistic Period. It's believed to have originated in the 3rd century around the
time of Alexander's conquest until the 6th or 7th century although the precise timeframe is
unknown. It had a substantial influence on the improvement of astrology in other regions such as
Europe, Arabia and India.
When Alexander conquered the Persian Empire, it brought together a number of various cultures
speaking a common language and also the centre of activity was Alexandria in Egypt. Legend has
it that a mystical sage named Hermes Trismegistus, a mixture of Greek god Hermes and Egyptian
god Thoth devised the horoscope system used during this period which was passed on to
Pharaoh Nechepso. Hellenistic astrology was in popular use from the 3rd century towards the 6th
and 7th centuries. It's made up of three main categories. http://www.areyouselfempowered.com/
The first, Universal astrology, concerns itself with the forecast of future events such as tsunamis,
earthquakes and epidemics of disease that will affect a large quantity of folks. Together with
natural disasters, additionally, it covers man-made events like war. The second category is Natal
astrology which involves utilizing the date and time of birth to draw up birth charts. This will reveal
the personality attributes as well as the path taken in life. The final category is Katarchic astrology
involving the use of electional astrology and helps individuals to do some thing based on the
chart. For instance, it could involve choosing the very best time for you to get married. It can also
be utilized to know all of the ramifications of a particular occasion.
Numerous elements of Hellenistic astrology are used in other sorts of astrology these days such
as the idea of Houses which distinguishes Hellenistic astrology from other branches. Birth charts,
which originated in this branch of astrology, are nonetheless utilized to create and interpret
horoscopes. There's a significant initiative called Project Hindsight to revive the practice of
Hellenistic astrology and to safeguard its teachings and methods because of the significant
influence that it wields on other branches of astrology. The leaders of the initiative believe that
Hermes Trismegistus is rightly regarded because the founder of Hellenistic astrology and
therefore refer to it because the "System of Hermes." By translating whatever remains of the
original text, the inaccuracies that have crept into translations more than time can be taken away.
Additionally, it provides students of astrology the chance to appreciate the significance of the