The main reserve of astrology was for royalty, the wealthy and leaders of men. At one time an ordinary citizen could be put to death for practicing Astrology at home! It is true that the exact moment, place and time zone where a soul enters life determines the exact positions of not only the Sun and Moon but other planets, asteroids and Houses which have something like 6 Quadrillion different permutations to define a person’s character, ego, physical make-up and much more. I simply cannot be just split up into twelve bitesize categories as newspapers tend to do. 6 Quadrillion in 12?
Vedic astrology takes the planets and stars as fixed points, and also pays particular detail to the Nakshatras – or individual days of the lunar cycle to determine a person’s character.
Mayan astrology is another ancient fashion which runs on two cycles; a 260 day Tzokin cycle with 20x periods of 13 days each called a Baktun. Mayan astrology was used throughout the Mesoamerican lands from North, to Central and parts of South America. There was also a 365 day count called the Haab and a 52 year cycle which were all taken into account.
Chinese & Native American astrology both harness animals nature to express the personality types, matches, mis-matches and cycles in a person’s life. The Chinese New Year in February each year signals the start of a new cycle. This year 2021 is the year of the Metal Ox. Each cycle of twelve years is accompanied by an elemental aspect of either Metal, earth, Fire or Wood to describe each in better detail.