An Introduction To Astrology
Astrology is a sophisticated art and science that interprets astronomical data in its original meaning. Astrology was first recorded in writing two centuries ago by ancient astronomers and astrologers.
The ancient star positions, known as sidereal astrology, are utilized by Western astrologers. At the same time, contemporary astronomical parts are used by Sidereal (Vedic or Hindu) astrologers. The two systems have distinct origins but achieve the same ends.
Astrologers start by creating a horoscope based on the date, time, and place you were born. Today, most horoscopes are created on a computer, making them accurate. However, they are only as precise as the information you provide. Any reputable astrologer will advise you to obtain more precise birth information from a reliable source, like your parents or the hospital where you were born.
Once your horoscope is created, the astrologer can begin to interpret its meaning. Astrologers will look at the placement of the planets in the zodiac signs and their relationship to each other (known as aspects).
Interpretations exist in many forms. Astrologers use their abilities to interpret everything in your chart as an individual and then combine it into a picture of you and your life. This includes fundamental insight into your personality, examining specific trouble spots in your life, comparing and contrasting your chart with a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.
Most astrologers have a general practice that incorporates a variety of these services. They may also have areas in which they specialize, such as relationships or careers.
The best approach to utilizing astrology is to figure out how to analyze a problem independently. Examine your choices for resolving it, and then consult your astrologer for answers about how your possible solutions will work for you. When the optimum time to make adjustments, take chances. Be patient and wait, plan, etc.
Astrology And Your Birth Chart
Astrology may be quite precise. However, it is only as accurate as your birth time, which is used to compute the planetary configurations and your Ascendant (Rising Sign) to the exact minute and degree. This calculation then determines the degree on the Midheaven and all of the house cusps.
After that, you must determine your planet’s house. This data is then utilized to interpret your personality and choose career options. This data can also compare and contrast your chart with those of other individuals you know and predict events in your life.
You should get a copy of your birth certificate before scheduling a consultation or purchasing charts and reports. If you do not have a birth certificate, if the time on yours is incorrect, or you believe your birth certificate is flawed, you can have your chart corrected. This process, called rectification, is not easy. It requires astrological detective work and may take some time to complete.
The Birth Chart
A birth chart, also called a natal chart, is a map of where all the planets were in their journey around the Sun, from our vantage point on Earth, at the exact moment you were born.
There are 12 astrological houses, and each house corresponds with an area of life. The planets move through the houses throughout our lifetime, spending different amounts of time in each one. The position of the planets at the time of our birth sets up a unique energy field that is astrologically interpreted to form our natal chart.
The planets, astrological aspects, and astrological houses all work together and are interpreted as a whole. However, you may find that you identify more with some houses than others or that certain planets significantly impact your life.
The Elements And Astrology
Elements and astrology are intertwined. The elements represent different energies at work in the universe and our lives. They are also a way of classifying astrological signs and planets.
The 12 zodiac signs are divided into four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An astrologer may conduct an in-depth subject profile analysis by examining the various planets in these signs.
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. People with fire signs are fiery and energetic. They are leaders, discoverers, and explorers. They can sometimes work too hard and get burned out. Earth signs usually balance the Fire signs.
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. People with Earth signs are practical, cautious, and reliable.
Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Air signs are responsible for intellectual activity, thought, and philosophy. People who possess many planets in the Air signs are good planners. Without Air signs, subjects may have difficulty communicating and may be weak in artistic inclination. The excess of planets in Air signs is best counterbalanced by planets in the Water signs.
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. These are emotional signs. The planets in Water sign moderate the practicality of Earth signs, the ideas of Air signs, and the careless energy of Fire signs. Without Water signs, subjects may lack empathy and be out of touch with their feelings. On the other hand, too many planets in Water signs can make subjects oversensitive and prone to being carried away by their emotions.
The element analysis is the most popular astrological technique. Astrologers must consider the impact of the subject’s birth chart’s Qualities and Aspects despite its simplicity and honesty to produce a complete personality profile. Many planets in a Fire sign chart, for example, represent the subject as very active and enthusiastic.
Astrology is often used to determine compatible partners, career paths, and other important life decisions. If you are interested in astrology, many resources are available to help you learn more about this ancient practice. You can start by finding your birth chart and reading up on the astrological elements and their meanings. With a little bit of study, you will be well on your way to understanding astrology and using it to guide you on your path.