The Sun’s Star, the Moon’s sign and the planets’ names are often associated with different aspects of human life.
These concepts were explored in the new book, The Moon in the Stars: Astrology and Human Identity.
It looks at the ways the four planets and the sun are connected to each other, how the four constellations are associated with particular people, and how they relate to the Sun and the Moon.
“It’s a book about the human body, the way we relate to it, and the importance of the planets and how we relate with them,” says co-author and Astrology writer Peter Whelan.
“I know it’s not right, but I think it’s important that people read it.”
The book is an anthology of essays, interviews and a number of articles that examine aspects of astrology, including its origins and meanings.
“Astrology is a universal science,” says Whelans.
“The planets align with the Sun in a particular way, the stars align with us, and we’re all born with a sense of being a part of something larger than ourselves.”
The title of the book came from an old adage: “Astrologers do not believe in the stars, but they do believe in their stars.”
In the end, it’s all about our relationship to the stars.
But there is more than one way to be an astrologer, Whelani says.
“We’re all human, and some people believe that we’re born with the ability to see the stars and other people believe in that ability, but it’s really more about what you believe and how you see things.”
This article was produced by the ABC’s science team.
Read more about the book here: The Sun and Moon: Astrologers Do Not Believe in the Star, but They Do Believe in Their Stars.