a horoscope chart used in astrologyAs far as astrology is concerned the world population is divided into two distinct halves.

Believers will tell you that it undeniably works but grounded scientists will quote facts and figures in an effort to convince the world they are right and that it does not. Who is right?

In this article we will give you an overview of astrology so you can see for yourself how and why it works and how it can help you to interpret the situations and circumstances that appear in your life.

The Workings of Astrology

Understanding what ‘works’

Both lines of thought are right in their own way of course. For as long as humans have roamed the earth they have looked to the skies and wondered at the placement of the stars and planets and how these may affect our lives.

Astrology is based on the conjunction of planets and stars linked to a person at the time and date of their birth. Eminent astrologers believe that this conjunction in the solar system has a direct bearing on our personality, our moods and consequently the path we take in life. Astrology can also govern and influence our relationships and the people we fall in love with. Therefore, relationship astrology is a very big consideration for countless people. For more information about this, see our article on relationship compatibility here.

Scientists will argue that the universe is only controlled by forces of nature which include gravity, nuclear force, and electromagnetism. So why is it that so many people genuinely believe that the star sign that they are born under has a direct bearing on the life that they make for themselves? Maybe the answer lies in the horoscope!

Can horoscopes improve a person’s life?

Yes, definitely it can when someone believes in it, but this still does not answer the question of how large the human brain is and how little of it we use. Why should the capacity of our brain be so large that we only use approximately a third of it? Is it possible that future generations will discover that astrological forces in relation to the placement of the planets do have a direct effect on our lives, but we have just not found a way of linking to it yet?

Horoscopes are a regular feature of most daily newspapers and the page that is turned to first for a vast number of people who want to start their day on a positive note. Yes, whatever star sign you were born under the reading will rarely be based on negative predictions. However, there are many world-renowned astrologers who have dumbfounded the scientific fraternity with the accuracy of their predictions.

Astrology works

There is no getting away from the fact that there is a list of characteristics that tend to relate to a person born under a specific star sign. It is amazing how often one hears the comment he or she must have been born under the sign of Pisces for instance, because of their personality or general demeanor.

Using astrology as a basis for finding a lifelong partner needs to be used sparingly and in a general manner. There is a real argument in astrological circles that certain star signs attract and tend to be more compatible, but there is also an argument that opposites attract and make the best partners in life.

If you are using astrology to find your perfect partner learn the basic characteristics of each star sign and test the theory before making a final decision.