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Astronomy vs Astrology

What They Are and How They’re Different Though astronomy and astrology sound like almost the same word, and both involve the study of the stars, they are vastly different subjects.   Having said this, historically these two subjects were indistinguishable from one another and could be considered part of the same science.   Astrology and astronomy were intertwined since accurate observations were made by the astronomers of the past by which astrologers used to prescribe meaning about the events that took place on Earth.   This was the case for thousands of years before the disciplines gradually separated as scientific methods developed and social thought changed. By the 17th century, astrology was disregarded as a scholarly subject altogether. Astronomy vs...

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