It's actually older than both psychology and astronomy. Astrology studies the movement and interactions of the planets and stars, using precise and complex mathematical calculations. Ancient astrologers combined their knowledge of the planets and stars with keen observation to create zodiac signs. Ancient astrologers watched how people behaved. They noticed that people born in different times displayed similar characteristics.
For example, people born in early May tended to have certain personality traits, traits that differed from people born in late September. Astrologers used the stars to keep track of the times of the year that people were born.
Zodiac signs were born to simplify things. Think of it as a type of shorthand for when someone was born. Zodiac signs don't influence people or their personality.
That's a common misconception. Zodiac signs simply tell you when you were born. They also tell you that people born in the same time period generally have certain characteristics, and you may have some of these characteristics. Your zodiac sign is just a guide. It's based on observation and may or may not apply to you. You may notice that some parts of your zodiac sign may apply to you, while others may not. It's up to you to look at the information and see what fits.
The current president — Donald Trump — is a Gemini. Those born under the sign of the twins are known for being chatty, sociable, repetitive , and sometimes a bit two-faced.
You won't find any Gemini presidents pop up until the s. The trio of Gemini presidents — which also includes John F.
Kennedy and George H. Bush — are all relatively modern. Cancers are said to be loyal, sensitive, tenacious , and needy.
And these astrologically crabby presidents have been a mainstay in the White House throughout US history. John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, was a Cancer.
Astrology is not a science, but there's a real, fascinating history behind humans attaching meaning to the stars. Here's what to know. The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south The division of the ecliptic into the zodiacal signs originates in Babylonian (" Chaldean") astronomy during the first half of the 1st.
Presidents born under the sign of the crab dotted the twentieth century, including Calvin Coolidge, Gerald Ford, and George W. Leos haven't made up the lion's share of presidents, but they've built up a solid pride, nonetheless. So were Herbert Hoover and Benjamin Harrison.
Leos are characterized as being fun , friendly, positive, dramatic, proud, and attention-seeking. Virgo is one of the least popular zodiac signs when it comes to the US presidents. The presidential Libras are anything but politically balanced. Jimmy Carter is the one Democratic outlier in the White House astrological quartet.
The other three — Rutherford B. Hayes and Chester A.
Eisenhower — ran on the Republican platform. Being born under the Libra sign is supposed to indicate sincerity , disorganization , and a penchant for carefully weighing choices. Polk were Scorpios. The sign of the scorpion also fell upon assassination victim James A.
Garfield and Warren G. Harding, who died in office just before a massive corruption scandal broke. Scorpios are known for being passionate , brave, intimidating, manipulative , and fearless. Back in , the Huffington Post reported that Scorpio was the sign most common among world leaders. But they are all born under the Sagittarius sign. So what traits do these straight arrow presidents allegedly display? Apparently, idealism , generosity, adventurousness, and obnoxiousness define those tied to the astrological archer.
Capricorns are said to be hardworking, disciplined , and self-righteous. Andrew Johnson faced impeachment for his efforts to torpedo Reconstruction in the wake of the American Civil War.
Woodrow Wilson is remembered less harshly in most rankings , but his racist legacy has spurred protests at Princeton University , where he once served as president. And, in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from the office of the presidency.
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