Astrology in the Hellenistic period

This method was still far from astrology, but its evolution was more or less contemporary

In the 3rd century BC and perhaps somewhat earlier, Babylonian diviners began

Aristotelian theories concerning the Earth as the centre of the planetary system.

Equally obscure are those individuals who, living in Egypt under the Ptolemies (a Greek dynasty ruling 305–30 BC), mathematicized the concept of a correspondence between the macrocosm (“larger order,” or universe)

They further regarded each of these 12 signs as the domicile (or house) of a planet and subdivided each into various parts—decans of 10° each, fines (“bounds”) of varying lengths

They conceived of the ecliptic (the apparent orbital circle of the Sun) as being divided into 12 equal parts, or zodiacal signs

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