Whether you believe or not, the whole concept of astrology is fascinating. Here are some interesting facts about astrology that may change the way you view it.

Pandemic Prediction

Did you know that many astrologers predicted that the year 2020 was going to be full of mayhem? An article written by Jay-tee Davidson for capetownetc.com explains, “One can never be sure, but when a prediction comes true we are often left speechless. Astrologers worldwide argue that they have predicted a “disturbance” in 2020. Astrologer Pandit Jagannath Guruji tells Indiaexpress that he predicted global job loss and a financial crisis for the year 2020, he notes ‘I also predicted that many people living abroad would come back to India. I had even told some of my clients they might face some health problems, and it came true because of the pandemic.’” This information has you considering whether you should take astrologers a bit more seriously, doesn’t it?

Astrology Origins

Long before astrology made its’ way to America, it was being practiced in Babylon. Ancient Babylonians were observing and recoding the movements of both planets and stars. This work set the foundation for the Green and Hellenistic astrology practices. Additionally, this ancient research has influenced modern day, western astrology as well.

As far as horoscopes go, the oldest one ever found was written in Cuneiform and dates back to 410 BC.

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Did you know that Hitler’s birth chart predicted his future? It may sound shocking but an astrologer did in fact predict that someone who was born on the day Hitler was, would rise to power. Another astrologer named Karl Krafft predicted the assassination attempt on Hitler’s life. He was actually arrested by the Nazi’s for expressing that knowledge. Once they realized the man was correct, they hired him to be the Nazi’s in-house astrologer.

Astrology Fans Include Presidents

It might surprise you to know that many of our former Presidents are huge believers in astrology. For example, Ronald Raegan consulted an astrologer before almost every big event during his presidency. Additionally, Teddy Roosevelt was said to have kept a copy of his birth chart in his drawing room. He was also in the habit of frequently quoting horoscopes.


There are some jobs that will discriminate against certain zodiac signs. In fact, an employer came under fire in 2011 for writing ‘Virgos and Scorpios need not apply’ on a job listing. Naturally, this was met with backlash; however, the hiring manager stuck to his guns saying those two signs were known to be ‘feisty and critical’ and he didn’t want that energy in his workplace.


In 120 AD a prominent, Catholic mathematician was excommunicated from the church for practicing astrology. Additionally, Popes from The Middle Ages officially denounced astrology to discourage other Catholics from looking into it.

Astrology is an interesting field of study with a long history. Did any of these facts make you see astrology in a different light?