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Astrology 101

“To understand astrology is to understand the divine order of the universe”

The study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies and their influence of our lives here on earth.

Astrology is the most ancient and powerful of all the sciences because it encompasses all of science; math, numbers, geometry, physics, astronomy, mythology, psychology and spirituality!

The origins of Astrology date back to around 2000 BCE and can be traced to ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and ancient China!

There is so much we can learn from the ancient wisdom, but lets discuss the basic terms, definitions, and principles within Astrology.

What is a Horoscope?

A horoscope is an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, Planets, astrological aspects and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of a your birth. The word horoscope is derived from Greek words hora and scopos meaning “time” “observer”.

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What is a Sun sign?

The Sun’s position on a person’s birthday determines the ‘Sun Sign’.

Your Sun sign is the pattern of your overall personality and represents your ego. The sign in which your Sun falls influences the goals you choose and how you accomplish those goals.

Sun is also the sign for Father, ruling the physical body, ego, self-confidence, masculine energy, giving out energy and leadership.

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What is a Moon Sign?

The Moon sign is calculated by the Moon position at time of birth.

The Moon expresses your emotions and your subconscious/programmed self. It explains your emotional needs and your reactions to experiences.

Moon is also the sign for mother, and It rules the mind and intelligence, emotions, females, receiving energy. The moon is also associated with intuition and inner vulnerabilities.

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What is a Rising or Ascendent Sign?

The rising sign is literally the zodiac sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the time of birth (This is why the time of birth is important, because without it the chart cannot be calculated).

Our Ascendent is our “first impression” sign, how you appear to others and the world around you.

The ascendent determines which planets govern the 12 planetary houses and rules the first house itself.

There are 12 Zodiac Signs in Astrology:

aries

ARIES

Dynamic, Energetic, Courageous

Date – 3/21 – 4/20

Element – Fire

Quality – Cardinal

taurus

TAURUS

Determined, Stable, Reliable

Date – 4/21 – 5/20

Element – Earth

Quality – Fixed

gemini

GEMINI

Adaptable, Versatile, Optimistic

Date – 5/21 – 6/21

Element – Air

Quality – Mutable

cancer

CANCER

Intuitive, Tenacious, Sensitive

Date – 6/22 – 7/22

Element – Water

Quality – Cardinal

leo

LEO

Ambitious, Extroverted, Creative

Date – 7/23-8/22

Element – Fire

Quality – Fixed

virgo

VIRGO

Logical, Fair, Reliable

Date – 8/23 – 9/22

Element – Earth

Quality – Mutable

libra

LIBRA

Idealistic, Fair-minded, Charming

Date – 9/23 – 10/22

Element – Air

Quality – Cardinal

Scorpio

SCORPIO

Determined, Intuitive, Passionate

Date – 10/23 – 11/21

Element – Water

Quality – Fixed

sagg

SAGITATTIUS

Philosophical, Social, Freedom

Date – 11/22 – 12/21

Element – Fire

Quality – Mutable

capricorn

CAPRICORN

Ambitious, Industrious, Practical

Date – 12/22 – 1/19

Element – Earth

Quality – Cardinal

aquarius

AQUARIUS

Individualistic, Innovator, Logical

Date – 1/20 – 2/18

Element – Air

Quality – Fixed

pisces

PISCES

Selfless, Compassionate, Artistic

Date – 2/19 – 3/20

Element – Water

Quality – Mutable

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Each Zodiac Sign has a Quality + Element

There are 4 Elements: Fire, Earth, Water and Air

Water Sign: Emotionally oriented; Intuitive + emotional, nurturers, and sensitive to the environment

Air Sign: Intellectually oriented; Social + objective, communicators, and seek information in everything

Earth Sign: Sensually oriented; Patient + practical, hard workers, and seek stability in everything

Fire Sign: Action-oriented; Spontaneous + enthusiastic, pursuers, and seek adventure in everything

To better understand your Quality, you must first know what Element you are. The elements and their qualities give specific meanings to the signs and houses, as they are a very important component of the world and life.

There you have it, Astrology summed up in a blog 🙂 Happy reading.