- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 4, 1998
From the ancient Babylonians to today, this is a critical, compelling look at the belief that the future is "written in the stars."
Since the dawn of time, humankind has looked to the heavens for answers to earthly problems. Do the movements of the stars and planets hold the secrets of human destiny? Can the heavens determine one's hidden character?
RIDDLE OF THE ZODIAC explores the long history of astrology, from the dawn of time to the modern-day dial-a-psychic. Experts reveal how the pseudo-science originated over 4,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, and how today's Zodiac remains essentially unchanged from the system developed by the Babylonians. Learn of the incredible influence astrology has had in cultures worldwide, from the Mayan calendar to the belief that the Three Wise Men were "following the star" in more than a literal sense! Trace the tantalizing evidence of predictions from the past that appear to have come true, and hear from skeptics why this "evidence" is taken with a grain of salt by so many.
It's a fascinating look at the ancient belief that continues to cast its spell on millions of people today.