African Star Signs – Do they exist
We have carried out extensive research about this subject I reside in Africa and have spoken to sangomas, witch doctors and historians. It seems that even though the study of stars – (astronomy) began on the African continent and zodiac originated from that foundation – there are no AFRICAN STAR SIGNS. And even with the normal star signs – they could be wrong!
Computer software claiming that they can read your own African star sign or African Zodiac are, in my opinion, rubbish – just a method to make you to part with your money. I downloaded this particular software program and it is a “nothing” bit of software.
Beneath is a comprehensive listing and description of what i could find on African Star signs and The African Zodiac.
African Star Signs
It is believed that the Africans had been the most primitive cultures to have give birth to the science of stars, invented names regarding planets and started study regarding astrology.
The 12 horoscope signs of African astrology corresponding to the 12 bone figures are: The Baobab Tree, The Wealth of Amber and Silver, The Family, Small Services to the Neighborhood, The Market, The Ancestor, The Judge, The Kola Nut, The Travelers, The Distance, The Child of the World and The Harvest in the Granary.
* The Baobab Tree (04/01-03/02) * The Wealth of Amber and Silver (04/02-05/03) * The Family (06/03-04/04) * Small Services to The Neighbourhood (05/04-04/05) * Market (05/05-04/06) * The Ancestor (05/06-04/07) * The Judge (05/07-04/08) * The Kola Nut (05/08-03/09) * The Traveller (04/09-03/10) * The Distance (04/10-03/11) * The Child Of The Word (04/11-03/12) * The Harvest in The Granary (04/12-03/01)
A Brief Explanation of African Symbols
The Baobab Tree (air) is considered to be solid, anchored in the ground via its roots and doesn’t allow others influence him or her. The Family is an earth sign described as reserved, wise, caring, warm and selfless. Small Services to The Neighborhood, also an earth sign, is structured, thinks on his/her feet, but can be needy and gullible. Next is a water sign, The Ancestor, intuitive, leader and project creator.
The origin of African astrology may be tracked back to the development of the ancient African world. The astrology of this culture is based on Geomancy. Geomancy is a kind of divination using figures produced by bones tossed down at random thus forming lines and arrows. After that the diviner arranges the lines and arrows into 3 accounts. The base floor is framed by using one to three of the bone pieces organized in a vertical line and the other two levels are created by one or two lines. This gives rise to a twelve figure picture and thus the formation of the African zodiac.
Geomantic figures From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The sixteen geomantic figures.
The 16 geomantic figures are the primary symbols used in the art associated with divinatory geomancy. Every geomantic figure represents a particular condition of the world or the mind, and may be construed in various methods dependent upon the query put forth and also the method employed to create the figures. When geomancy was presented to Europe in the Middle Ages, the figures acquired astrological meanings and new forms of meaning. They bear superficial resemblance to the ba gua, the eight trigrams used in the I Ching, even though geomancy has an African beginning, not a Chinese one. – Read More about African Star signs and African Zodiac