Dec 5. 2021

Babylonian astrology

Babylonian astrology is historically one of the oldest astrological traditions in the whole world. Its origin dates back to the 2nd millennium BC - it was an integral part of various religious cults then. Babylonians were using the lunar calendar and working with figures of five gods, that could be corresponding to the five solar system planets (Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Mars).

So, we can say that already at this time, the foundations of modern western astrology were laid, because it was gradually developing to the form we know today based on Babylonian teachings. If you are interested in history, more details about the origin of astrology as a scientific field can be found in the article called History of astrology.