2850 B.C.E., in the reign of Sargon of Agade, predictions were made
based on the positions of the Sun, the Moon, the five known planets,
and other phenomena.
in England, whose construction goes back to at least 2500 B.C.E., is
one of the most important astrological sites in the West.
has at different times had among its ranks some of the most
influential people. Some examples are: Pythagoras, Hippocrates,
Claudius Ptolomaeus, St. Thomas Aquinas, Nostradamus, Giordano
Bruno, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton. Also, a
number of popes of the Roman Catholic Church, among them Sixtus IV
and Julius II, adopted astrological practices.