By Robert J. Brown, The Associated PressFor decades, astrology was a way of life.
The oldest of the four major branches of the study of the heavens, astrology began as a way to help people visualize the heavens and the stars.
Now, the field is becoming a way for people to make better predictions and make more sense of their lives.
Astrologers are a diverse group of people who share the belief that the universe is full of mysterious forces and that all people are connected through their connections with the planets, the stars and other elements.
For many people, the astrologists are the closest thing to an astrologer in their lives, said Richard T. Smith, a professor of history at the University of Virginia who teaches astrology.
The term astrology has come to mean a study of astrology’s elements.
People who have studied astrology and other astrologeical studies can draw their own conclusions, Smith said.
Some astrologers argue that astrology is a science of the mind, while others say it is an extension of the human psyche.
The Astrological Journal is a publication of the Society for the Advancement of Astrology, a trade association.