People who study Astrology are called an astrologer, astrologist or a mathematicus. Astrology is considered as a form of divination and is different from the study of astronomy. The word Astrology stems from the Greek. The belief in astrology is that the positions of certain celestial bodies either influence or correlate with a persons personality trait. In the past, those studying Astrology used observation of celestial objects and the charting of their movements. These days the Modern study of Astrology uses astrological tables called an ephemeris. There a number of different schools of Astrology including, Babylonian astrology, Hellenistic, Medieval & Renaissance, Modern Western astrology, Modern tropical and sidereal horoscopic, and others.
Much of the Astrology we see these days originated from the ancient Babylonians around the 2nd millennium BCE. By the 4th century BCE, it had found its way to Greece. By the 1st century BCE, it was transformed into the Egyptian tradition of Decanic astrology to create Horoscopic astrology.
- Horoscopic Zodiac Astrology : can be divided into four major branches:
- Natal Zodiac Astrology : the study of a person’s natal chart.
- Katarchic Zodiac Astrology: includes electional and event astrology.
- The former the best time to begin a new project.
- The latter is about understanding an event from the time at which it took place.
- Horary Zodiac Astrology : used to answer a specific question.
- Mundane Astrology : the use of astrology in relation to world events.
Over history a number of very prominent scientists contributed to astrology and the zodiac including, Tycho Brahe, Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Carl Gustav Jung Johannes Kepler, Carl Gustav Jung and others.
Esoteric traditions in Astrology
Many mystic or esoteric traditions have links to astrology. In some cases, like Kabbalah, this involves participants incorporating elements of astrology into their own traditions. In other cases, like divinatory tarot, many astrologers themselves have incorporated the tradition into their own practice of astrology. Esoteric traditions include, but are not limited to:
- Kabbalistic astrology
- Medical astrology
- Rosicrucian or “Rose Cross”
- Tarot divination
Historically, alchemy in the Western World was particularly allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous ways they were built to complement each other in the search for occult or hidden knowledge. Astrology has used the concept of the four classical elements of alchemy from antiquity up until the present day
Horoscopic astrology is a Sign system that was developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE. The tradition deals with two-dimensional diagrams of the heavens, or horoscopes, created for specific moments in time. The diagram is then used to interpret the inherent meaning underlying the alignment of celestial bodies at that moment based on a specific set of rules and guidelines. A horoscope was calculated normally for the moment of an individual’s birth, or at the beginning of an enterprise or event, because the alignments of the heavens at that moment were thought to determine the nature of the subject in question. One of the defining characteristics of this form of astrology that makes it distinct from other traditions is the computation of the degree of the Eastern horizon rising against the backdrop of the ecliptic at the specific moment under examination, otherwise known as the ascendant. Horoscopic astrology has been the most influential and widespread form of astrology across the world, especially in Africa, India, Europe, and the Middle East, and there are several major traditions of horoscopic astrology whose origins are Hellenistic, including Indian, Medieval, and most other modern Western traditions of astrology.
Central to horoscopic astrology and its branches is the calculation of the horoscope or astrological chart. This two-dimensional diagrammatic representation shows the celestial bodies’ apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place. The horoscope is also divided into twelve different celestial houses which govern different areas of life. Calculations performed in casting a horoscope involve arithmetic and simple geometry which serve to locate the apparent position of heavenly bodies on desired dates and times based on astronomical tables. In ancient Hellenistic astrology the ascendant demarcated the first celestial house of a horoscope. The word for the ascendant in Greek was horoskopos from which horoscope derives. In modern times, the word has come to refer to the astrological chart as a whole.
Branches of horoscopic astrology:
Traditions of horoscopic astrology can be divided into four branches which are directed towards specific subjects or purposes. Often these branches use a unique set of techniques or a different application of the core principles of the system to a different area. Many other subsets and applications of astrology are derived from these four fundamental branches. Natal astrology, the study of a person’s natal chart to gain information about the individual and his/her life experience. Katarchic astrology, which includes both electional and event astrology. The former uses astrology to determine the most auspicious moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking, and the latter to understand everything about an event from the time at which it took place. Horary astrology, used to answer a specific question by studying the chart of the moment the question is posed to an astrologer. Mundane or world astrology, the application of astrology to world events, including weather, earthquakes, and the rise and fall of empires or religions.
Aries in Astrology
In Astrology, the sign Aries, which is Latin for Ram, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. The area resembles the head of a ram. The first sign of the zodiac is concerned with action, winning, exploration and control.
- Elemental Quality : Aries is the cardinal fire sign of the zodiac. Aries usually takes the initiative.
- Spiritual Goal : To learn how to love unselfeshly.
- Personality :
- Positive : leader, energetic, loves a challenge.
- Negative : brash, selfish, intolerence.
- Luck : red : lily : ram ruby
- Appearance : Body : lean and strong. Face : somewhat piercing
- Home : When at home aries wants to be the top dog.
- Aa a Parent : usually insists on control.
- Work : usually self employed, not a clock watcher.
- Love : is extremly possessive. Usually unfaithfull in a relationship.
- Secret Aries : Thinks they are better than everyone else.
- Opposite Sign : libra.
- Friends : usually get on better with males, but be warned, they will try to take your wife to bed.
- Interests : racing cars, airplanes.
- Health : suffers from problems in knees, eyes and back. otherwise very healthy.
Gemini in Astrology
In Latin, the zodiac sign Gemini means twins. The constellations of Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer in the East. The third sign of the zodiac is concerned with communication, freedom and curiosity.
- Elemental Quality : gemini is the mutual air sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : learning how to get on with others
- Positive : inquisitive, entertaining and youthful.
- Negative : restless, impatient and manipulative.
- Ruling Planet : mercury
- Luck : orange : garnet orchid
- Home : likes space to move around in.
- As a Parent : gets on the childs wavelength
- Work : gets things done and works well with other people
- Love : is very sensitive and gets hurt easily.
- Friends : will always help a friend in need
- Leisure : tennis, travel and crosswords.
- Health : watch your lungs and eyes.
Cancer in Astrology
The Western astrology zodiac sign of Cancer is my favorite. What beautiful people cancer are. The fourth sign of the zodiac is concerned with home, dreams and comfort.
- Elemental Quality : cancer is the cardinal water sign of the zodiac.
- Personality :
- Positive : compassionate, helpful and protective,
- Negative : possessive, moody and selfish.
- Ruling Planet : moon
- Luck : yellow almond : moonstone
- Appearance : usually slim
- Home : likes cooking and tends to spoil visitors
- Work : works steady and is reliable
- Love : expects tho other to make the moves, sometimes make too many demands on their partner.
- Friends : friends are usually regared as being part of the family.
- Leisure : enjoy joining clubs, sailing and gardening.
- Health : watch your breasts, reproductive area, stomach and back.
Leo in Astrology
Leo is Latin for lion and its constellation lies between the zodiac sign Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east. The fifth sign of the zodiac is concerned with pleasures, creativity and entertainment.
- Elemental Quality : leo is the fixed fire sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to learn the true meaning of love
- Personality :
- Positive : happy disposition, friendly and generosity.
- Negative : arrogant, moody and short tempered.
- Appearance : usually short and slim with dark hair.
- Home : offers exellant hospitality
- Work : good first impressions only to cause problems with co-workers later on.
- Love : leo males and females are complete opposites when it comes to love. the male is loving, caring and stable. the female is emotionally unstable in love and oftens has numerous marriages in a lifetime, sometimes as many as 4-5 marriages.
- Friends : tends to move from friend to friend
- Leisure : theatre, partyies and cigarettes
- Health : back, eyes and heart are areas to watch
Virgo in Astrology
Virgo is Latin for virgin and is the constellation of the zodiac that lies between Leo to the west and the Libra to the east. One of the nice signs in Astrology. The sixth sign of the zodiac is concerned with cleanliness, reliability and home.
- Elemental Quality : virgo is the mutual earth sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to stop playing the victim
- Positive : gentle, generous and kind,
- Negative : undemostrative and hypochondriac
- Ruling Planet : mercury
- Appearance : tall and slim
- Home : a home is everything to the virgo, without it they are lost
- Work : is a very good worker and does well in nursing
- Love : virgo should never marry a libra, in fact they go well with other virgo.
- Friends : a virgo friend is a friend for life.
- Leisure : loves being at home and enjoys the garden
- Health : heart, blood pressure, eyes and diabeties are all areas to watch
Libra in Astrology
The Astrology zodiac sign of Libra is Latin for balance. Its constellation lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. The seventh sign of the zodiac is concerned with appearance, partys and manners.
- Elemental Quality : libra is the cardinal air sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to learn about family
- Personality :
- Positive : charming, communicative and cooperative.
- Negative : narcisstic, indecissive and overbearing
- Luck : purple : aloe : emerald
- Appearance : generally well balanced
- Home : prefers to be out and about rather than at home
- Work : good worker, especially trade work.
- Love : often unfaithfull and likes to move from partner to partner
- Friends : likes lots of friends and making new ones
- Leisure : drinking, partys and travel.
Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac and in western astrology. The eighth sign of the zodiac us concerned with sensuality, passion, secrets and taboos.
- Elemental Quality : scorpio is the fixed water sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to learn the meaning of real love
- Personality :
- Positive : passionate, emotional, understanding,
- Negative : jealous, liar and suspicous
- Ruling Planet : both mars and pluto
- Appearance : passionate eyes, strong build
- Home : likes a country enviroment, forget the city
- Work : sometimes a bit lazy, usually prefers not to work
- Love : passionate in love, high sex drive and has a reputation for being unfaithfull, especially the male.
- Friends : make good frinds, but quite often get used
- Leisure : horse riding, dogs, animals, camping
- Health : back, reproductive system.
Sagittarius in Astrology
Sagittarius is Latin for Archer. Its constellation lies between Scorpius to the west and Capricornus to the east. In Astrology it is depicted as a centaur drawing a bow. The ninth sign of the zodiac is concerned with philosophy, enviroment, travel and justice
- Elemental Quality : sagittarius is the mutable fire sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to help others, especiallyt animals and the enviroment
- Personality :
- Positive : optimistic, spiritual, honest and inspiring,
- Negative : impatient, argumentive and tends to preach
- Ruling Planet : jupiter
- Luck : blue : oak : lapis
- Appearance : strong build and energetic
- Home : should live in country, not city, needs wide open spaces.
- Love : is most happy when he or she is loved
- Friends : likes lots of friends but often prefers the company of animals to people
- Leisure : being outdoors, travel and exploration
- Health : asthma, artheritis and hips are weak areas for sagittarius.
Capricorn in Astrology
In Astrology Zodiac Sign Capricorn means the Horned Goat. Capricorn rules the knees, bones, and skin. The tenth sign of the zodiac is concerned with planning, responsibility, authority and accomplishment
- Elemental Quality : capricorn is the cardinal earth sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to understand the feelings of others
- Personality :
- Positive : organizing skills, respectful and realistic,
- Negative : egotistical, unforgiving and status seeker
- Ruling Planet : saturn
- Luck : green : willow : onyx
- Appearance : stockily built
- Home : great pride in their home, likes the finest of furniture and fixtures
- Work : strong sense of duty, makes a good lawer
- Love : more interested in the appearance of love than real love
- Friends : likes friends who are succesfull and powerfull
- Leisure : team sport, golf and chess
- Health : problems with back, bones and sterility
Aquarius in Astrology
Aquarius is Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer. They are a astrology sign that has a natural gft for photography. The eleventh sign of the zodiac is concerned with fame, friendship and humanitarium issues
- Elemental Quality : aquarius is the fixed air sign of the zodiac
- Spiritual Goal : to find true self confidence
- Positive : communicative, loyal and independent.
- Negative : uncertainty, unwilling to fight for beliefs and uncooperative
- Ruling Planet : uranus and saturn
- Luck : yellow : aspen : sapphire
- Appearance : often short, slim with piercing looks
- Home : enjoys houseguests and fine foods
- Work : average worker, needs creativity, makes a good photographer
- Love : attracts the opposite sex like a magnet but never finds what their looking for
- Friends : makes a good friend but few confidents
- Leisure : photography, music, dance and arts
- Health : mostly healthy, watch the lungs.
Pisces in Astrology
Pisces is Latin for fish and its zodiac constellation lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. A popular sign in astrology they are a gifted people in the area of writing, music and the arts. The twelth sign of the zodiac is concerned with compassion, dreams, art and drama.
- Elemental Quality : pisces is the mutual water sign of the zodiac.
- Spiritual Goal : learn the meaning of peace
- Personality :
- Positive : caring, trusting and mystical,
- Negative : gullible, sensationalist and depressive
- Ruling Planet : jupiter and neptune
- Luck : violet : lotus : amathyst
- Appearance : usually short and thick set
- Home : usually untidy, likes an unusual house
- Love : romantic and easy to please
- Friends : become emotionally attached to their friends, qiute often used
- Leisure : movies, theatre and travel
- Health : stomach and bowell area need to be watched.
Taurus in Astrology
Taurus are the most stubborn astrology Zodiac Sign, yet they are also the most interesting sign of the astrology zodiac. Its constellation lies between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east. The Bull.
- Ruling Planet : Venus
- Starstone : Emerald
- Colour : Pink
- Lucky Numbers: 1 10 11 17 28 29 46 71
- The second sign of the zodiac is concerned with money, true love, trustworhiness and security.
- Elemental Quality : taurus is fixed earth sign of the zodiac and represents loyalty.
- Spiritual Goal : in each incarnation the true goal of taurus is to find their soul mate.
- Personality :
- Positive : conservative, dependable, calm and loving.
- Negative : stubborn, and be warned – never betray a taurus!
- Secret Taurus : takes the long term view.
- Ruling Planet : venus.
- Appearance : sturdy body, face often rounded.
- Home : enjoys comfort and luxury
- As a Parent : of all the star signs taurus makes the best parent.
- Work : hard worker, prepared to work long hours, usually self employed.
- Love : lucky is the starsign that finds a taurus partner, but be warned – a taurus will never forgive a betrayal.
- Friends : will expect absolute loyalty.
- Interests : painting, horse riding and collecting things.
- Health : watch your kidneys and thyroid.
Taurus With Virgo In Love
Taurus and Virgo are both Earth signs and have strong karmic connections. They make the best of friends and good business partners. But unless you love to be nagged at every moment, Taurus should stay clear of any romantic involevment with Virgo. On the positive, both signs share many similar interests and goals in life. This relationship tends to also be more positive for those over 50.
Ruling Planet of Taurus is Venus
- Mean distance from the Sun (AU) 0.723
- Sidereal period of orbit (years) 0.62
- Equatorial radius (km) 6052
- Polar radius (km) same
- Body rotation period (hours) 58.32
- Tilt of equator to orbit (degrees) 177.3
- Number of observed satellites 0
Uranus In Taurus
Uranus in Taurus may cuase an uneven work pattern. Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected change. Uranus contradicts the Taurean notion of security. Uranus in Taurus gives a strong creativity, with artistic and musical talent.
Taurus and Health
Although Taurus is basically a strong healthy sign, they do have their weak spots that cause problems throughout life. The Taurus body area is the throat and as such, they often have problems here with throat infections. Many Taureans can be overweight, especially those born in may. Problems with the kidneys, genitals and bladder are common among Taurus.
Taurus Seduction Guide
Lucky are those that have a Taurus for their partner. The Taurus love their food so cook your Taurus their favorite dish. Candlelight settings and romantic music are the way to the heart of your Taurus. Cuddling and hugging is a favorite with Taurus. No matter what, a Taurus will always be there for you, they will never let you down. Always be supportive of your Taurus. A Taurus is very generous towards their partner, so expect gifts. Your Taurus likes a sincere compliment. Be patient with Taurus in a relationship, they start slow but build for the long term. Never lie to your Taurus, for a Taurus will never forget of forgive. Taurus is dependable and needs a partner who is also dependable. Never try to push a Taurus into making a decision, they will only become more stubborn. Once a Taurus mind is made up forget about changing it, for they would sooner die than give ground. If your looking for a short fling forget a Taurus, they are there for life. Never try to make a Taurus jealous, for you will loose them for sure.
Taurus In Friendship
One could not ask for a better friend then a Taurus. Although carefull in choosing their friends, once accepted, Taurus will show steadfast loyalty. However, Taurus will see friendship as a test of time, and generally will only see someone as their real friend after many years of the friendship through both good and bad times. Taurus are very commited to the friendship and if asked for a fair favour, they will not let their friend down. However, you should be prepared to return the favour if and when requested, or Taurus will see this as a sign the friendship is finished. Taurus dont make new friends easily, so be prepared to wait for any friendship with a Taurus to blossom. In the end, the rewards of such a loyal friend is well worth the wait. Taurus is the sign you turn to in times of problems, They provide a place of security and strength, they have strong shoulders and offer good advice. Sometimes Taurus can get jealous in friendship, not wishing to share their friends with others. Taurus get on well with Virgo, but Taurus is good in friendship with other Taurus, Cancer and Gemini. Taurus is a fixed earth sign of the zodiac and represents loyalty. In each incarnation, Taurus seeks out loyal friends from previous incarnations. If you are a Taurus, have a look at your closet friends throughout the course of your life, these are the same friends that have been there through your past incarnations.
Taurus With Gemini In Love
Short term relationships between these days signs are exciting and full of early promise, but over the long haul they often fall apart. Gemini are unsettled, which doesnt sit well with Taurus. Gemini love change and taurus resist it. Gemini is flighty, while Taurus is down to earth. Chances are Gemini wont hang around too long.
Taurus With Scorpio In Love
Both these signs have a strong attraction to each other. In many cases its like love at first site. The big problem becomes one of jealousy between the two. Scorpians are flirty, this is somethimg Taurus hates. The intense passion drives this relationship when other things are failing. This is a real yin-yang relationship.
Taurus With Cancer In Love
This is usually a real match made in heaven. Taurus and Cancer are like soulmates who live their marriage in total happiness. Cancer likes romamce with overloads of affection, and this is ecactly what Taurus looks for in love. Taurus is someone Cancer can depend on. Cancer give Taurus the loyalty they need. Truely a love made in heaven between these two signs.
Taurus With Pisces In Love
Taurus find what they are looking for in Pisces. Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is the higher octave of Venus, who in turn, rules Taurus. This will in some ways be like the love movie with overloads of love, romance and emotion. Pisces likes the strength and stability of Taurus, but Taurus must be carefull not to dominate Pisces.
Taurus With Capricorn In Love
Both Earth Signs, this relationship can sometimes be very compatible as Venus and Saturn blend very well from a emotional point of view. Both signs have strong interests in security, work and finance. The only drawback here is both signs will challenge to dominate the relationship.
Taurus With Sagittarius In Love
Although in many ways Taurus is a very different parsonality to Sagittarius, this relationship can often turn out to be very happy and secure. Both signs are honest and open in the relationship. Both Taurus and Sagittarius must understand that the other cannot be changed and must be accepted for what they are. Taurus likes a conservative well planned life with clashes with Sagittarius free and easy living. This relationship can be great with understanding of the others needs however.
Taurus With Leo In Love
Taurus with Leo have strong physical attractions to each other. Short term this relationship produces a real fire. But long term it usually leads to severe complications. Both signs fight to dominate the relationship. Taurus is thrifty and Leo is a spendthrift. In the end, neither sign will get what they need from the other sign.
Taurus with Libra In Love
Both these signs are ruled by Venus, the Love Goddess. Taurus is Earth and Libra is air, so it will take time and patience from both for this affair to work. Libras are spenders and indecisive which will annoy Taurus. You both appreciate the finer things in life however. This relationship is good short term, but may struggle over time.
Taurus With Aquarius In Love
Although Taurus with Aquarius often make the best of friends, relationships often tend to fail. Arguments bewteen these signs are common. Yet at other times, these two signs have a marriage made in heaven. Taurus is conservative while Aquarius is unconventional. Both have strong feelings about the meaning of love.
Taurus And Aries In Love
Taurus and Aries are both dominant signs which can sometimes lead to confrontations in the relationship. There will often be a power struggle for the dominant position here. The Taurean nature is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. This union often means short term dynamics, but there is little long term hope. Taurus moves slow in love, whereas Aries moves fast. Both signs are good with money and business, this may take the form of the relationship, with it becoming more like a business partnership then two people in love.
Taurus in love with Taurus
Although this can be a very stable relationship, it can also become boring and stale. Yet Taurus with Taurus offers stability and a solid future. Being both Taurus, there will be a power play to dominate, with one eventually submitting to keep the peace. Taurus also understand the little quirks of the other. Taurus enjoy doing things together and share mostly the same interests. Taurus have a strong need to express their feelings. Both will openly express their emotions and love to one another.
Saturn In Taurus
Saturn is well placed in Taurus. It is probably the most stable matching of a planet and sign there is possible. Saturn in Taurus places a strong moral stance on these people, sometimes to extremes. Saturn Taurus can sometimes become overly routine. There is strong emphasis on monetary gain, but it is done in a steady approach.
Taurus in Business
Taurus are never really happy when working for someone else. And when they do, they will spend their days planning for their own business. The desire to enter the business world comes at a young age for most Taurus. Many Taurus children by the age of five will already be planning ways to make money. Many Taurus often never have have a job, but instead go straight into business as an adult. One in businesss, Taurus will work long hard hours to ensure its success. If the business however does fail, it will be felt like a very personal failure to Taurus, and often they will feel an intense shame. Taurus will take the long slow cautious approach to business. They are in it for the long haul. Taurus also conduct business in a very honest manner, and tend to gain great respect within their business community. Sometimes Taurus is guilty of overwork which starts to affect their health. Many Taurus also suffer from burnout at a young age. Taurus view business from where the money is, rather then what they will enjoy. This often leads to frustration later in life.
Taurus in Love
Taurus is not attracted easily, and even when they are, they move towards the person they desire with extreme caution. Taurus will look at the person they desire, they will analize their positives and their faults, then they will decide if to move forward. Taurus likes a slow courtship, and tend to react in a negative way when things are rushed. Taurus generally like the other person to make the first move, but after that, they like to take the lead. Taurus like open and honest dialogue in the relationship, and view lies as a big turn off. Taurus also are slow to show their emotions, even when the other partner so openly declares theirs. Yet, once committed, Taurus will show forth the most intense love imaginable. Taurus need stability in the relationship, so if their partner does not show this, Taurus will start to move on. Taurus also will never forgive a betrayal. And forget about trying to make your Taurus jealous, because once you try, Taurus will say bye. Taurus like to give and recieve romance. Most relationships are seen as a test before the next step to marriage. Taurus has a strict code of ethics how a relationship should be conducted also. Taurus will usually be totally faithfull in the relationship, sometimes to the point of extreme. As such, they will expect the same from their partner. Taurus also expect that the person they love will also become their best friend in life. Taurus will also expect to be boss in the relationship.
Taurus With Money
Taurus from an early age are astute with money. They are savers and planners. Money they come into during their life will be earned. They are natural in investement, especially in property. Taurus work and think best alone in quite. Before they invest, they will take their time and constantly think the matter over. Even the smallest risk will be enough to put Taurus off. Taurus tend to take the secure long term approach, even if it means a lesser return.
Mercury In Taurus
Mercury takes around 12 months to make a complete circle of all the astrological signs. Mercury retrogrades several times a year. Sometimes Mercury in Taurus can slow down the thinking processes. But it does give a strong memory. It also gives rise to a strong level of stubbornness. Mercury encourages patience in Taurus.
Mars in Taurus
When Mars is in Taurus, it brings with it a Taurus that has an intense will and enormous staying power. Taurus with a strong Mars will have the quality of leadership. They also fight on the side of the weak. Although calm by nature, when provoked, they will show an explosive temper that will shock many. But they do take a lot of provoking. Mars in Taurus people are good workers and are prepared to take the slow and steady approach to reach their goals in life. People born under a Mars in Taurus are often intensely sensual people. Mars in Taurus people can be totally stubborn, and cannot be shifted once they have made up their minds. They have strong personalities.
Taurus in Marriage
When Taurus commit to marriage they do it for life. In many ways Taurus are old fashioned about marriage. They like the tradition of marriage and all that goes with that. Taurus like a stable life within the marriage and generally prefer a large family. Taurus are nearly always totally faithfull in marriage, especially those Taurus born in April, but those born towards May 20 can sometimes stray. Sometimes Taurus get a bit possesive in marriage, but this can be a positive for many. Taurus make excellant parents and usually develop strong relationships with their children. Sometimes however, they are known to overly spoil their children. For those other signs thinking to marry a Taurus, you could find no better in the zodiac in marriage. Lucky is the one that marries a Taurus.
Venus In Taurus
Venus is very powerfully placed in this sign she rules. Venus Taurus are romantics and lovers. They also are artistic. Venus Taurus have a beautiful gift of expression in love, and will say such loving words to their soulmate. Venus in Taurus are also gift givers. Yet at the same time, they sometimes may be overly possesive. Venus Taurus feel and enjoy every moment of the relationship.
Jupiter In Taurus
With Jupiter in Taurus there is heavy emphasis on money and progress. Life`s progress will be governed by building the financial base. Jupiter in Taurus means planning each of life`s movements Jupiter Taurus also tend to be overweight. There will be a love of the good things in life, good food and wine and beautiful art.
Want to know what all those technical terms you often how about in Astrology Zodiac Sign? Well now you can find out the meanings.
- Air : Associated with thought, one of the four elements.
- Astrology : The study of the planets and how they influence.
- Birth Chart : Chart that shows the positions of planets, sun and moon at time, date and place of birth.
- Cardinal : Associated with initiative.
- Celestial Sphere : An imaginary sphere around Earth used to map positions of Sun, Stars, Plnets and Earth.
- Earth : Associated with reality, is one of four elements.
- Ecliptic : Marks the point where Earths orbital plane intersects celestial sphere.
- Element : Represent characteristics that are associated with certain zodiac signs.
- Equinox : Point at which the ecliptic crosses the Earths equator.
- Fire : Associated with activity and one of the four elements.
- Fixed : Associated with stability and one of the four elements.
- Horoscope : Birthchart according to time, date place of birth.
- Mutable : Associated with harmoney and one of three qualitys.
- Opposite Signs : Zodiac signs that are opposite each other onthe zodiac wheel.
- Planets : Eight major planets moving around the Sun excluding Earth but Sun and Moon are sometimes also referred to as planets.
- Quality : The behaviour associated with certain zodiac signs.
- Rising Sign : Sign of zodiac on eastern horizon at time of birth.
- Ruling Planet : Planet that influences a certain zodiac sign.
- Solstice : Point at which Sun is furthest south or north from Earths equator.
- Star Sign : Common misnomer for Sun sign.
- Water : Associated with emotion and one of four elements.
- Zodiac : Imaginary band divided into twelve segments of 30 degrees.
- Zodiac Characteristics : Group of charachteristics associated with a certain sign.
- Zodiac Constellation : Using sidereal time the zodiac is aligned to thirteen constellations.
- Zodiac Lunar : Using moon cycles the zodiac is aligned to thirteen lunar months.
- Zodiac Signs : Twelve 30-degree segments of zodiac numbered anticlockwise according to positions at spring equinox.
- Zodiac Wheel : The wheel is divided into twelve equal sections of 30 degrees and named after groups of stars.
Want to know how to seduce the different Starsigns, let us tell you how.
Astrology Passion Guide
- Aries : Seeks to satisfy themselves
- Taurus : Prefers sensual lovemaking
- Gemini : Looking for the passion in an unusual way
- Cancer : Searching for the long term passion
- Leo : Likes to be worshipped, hot to handle
- Virgo : Slow, carefull and cautious
- Libra : Likes the extended play
- Scorpio : Quick to love and quick to leave
- Sagittarius : The more encounters the better
- Capricorn : Mind will be on other matters
- Aquarius : Needs a partner for adventure
- Pisces : Turns it on all the way
How we all love Chocolate. But what is interesting in Astrology is how the different starsigns eat and love their Chocolate. Read more here about how how starsigns choose and eat their chocolates.
Astrology Chocolate Guide
- Aries : Chooses the best chocolates for themself and leaves the left over’s for everyone else.
- Taurus : Likes the chocolates with the soft centre.
- Gemini : Chooses their chocolates by pushing their finger in first.
- Cancer : Tends to eat their chocolates with a big smile on their face.
- Leo : Wants to be in charge of the chocolates.
- Virgo : Makes sure the chocolates are clean then only eats half a chocolate and leaves the rest stored in the fridge for months.
- Libra : One box for them and one box for you.
- Scorpio : Likes to lick the chocolates.
- Sagittarius : Likes French chocolates.
- Capricorn : Wants only the best and most expensive chocolates.
- Aquarius : Not big into chocolates.
- Pisces : Likes to share the chocolates around.
Zodiac in Astrology
The zodiac is the belt or band of constellations through which the Sun, Moon, and planets transit across the sky. Astrologers noted these constellations and so attached a particular significance to them. Over time they developed the system of twelve signs of the zodiac, based on twelve of the constellations they considered to be particularly important. The Western and Vedic zodiac signs have a common origin in the tradition of horoscopic astrology, and so are very similar in meaning. In China on the other hand, the development of the zodiac was different. Although the Chinese too have a system of twelve signs (named after animals), the Chinese zodiac refers to a pure calendrical cycle, as there are no equivalent constellations linked to it like the Western or Indian zodiacs. The common choice of twelve zodiac signs is understandable considering the interaction of the Sun and Moon was central to all forms of astrology. Twelve cycles of the Moon the months Roughly coincide with one solar year, making twelve a natural choice. The majority of Western astrologers base their work on the tropical zodiac which divides the sky into twelve equal segments of 30 degrees each, beginning with the first point of Aries, the point where the line of the earth’s celestial equator and the ecliptic (the Sun’s path through the sky) meet at the northern hemisphere spring equinox. Due to the precession of the equinoxes, the slow changing of the way Earth rotates in space, the zodiacal signs in this system bear no relation to the constellations of the same name but stay aligned to the months and seasons. Practitioners of the Vedic astrological tradition and a minority of Western astrologers use the sidereal zodiac. This zodiac uses the same evenly divided ecliptic but approximately stays aligned to the positions of the observable constellations with the same name as the zodiacal signs. The sidereal zodiac differs from the tropical zodiac by an offset called the ayanamsa, which steadily increases as the equinoxes drift further. Furthermore, some siderealists (i.e. astrologers employing sidereal techniques) use the actual, unequal constellations of the zodiac in their work.
Traditions in Astrology
There are many traditions of astrology, some of which share similar features due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures. Other traditions developed in isolation and hold completely different doctrines, although they too share some similar features due to the fact that they are drawing on similar astronomical sources. Current traditions
The main traditions used by modern astrologers are:
- Vedic astrology
- Western astrology
- Chinese astrology
Vedic and Western astrology share a common ancestry as horoscopic systems of astrology, in that both traditions focus on the casting of an astrological chart or horoscope, a representation of celestial entities, for an event based on the position of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the moment of the event. However, Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac, linking the signs of the zodiac to their original constellations, while Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac. Because of the precession of the equinoxes, over the centuries the twelve zodiacal signs in Western astrology no longer correspond to the same part of the sky as their original constellations. In effect, in Western astrology the link between sign and constellation has been broken, whereas in Vedic astrology it remains of paramount importance. Other differences between the two traditions include the use of 27 (or 28) nakshatras or lunar mansions, which have been used in India since Vedic times, and the system of planetary periods known as dashas. In Chinese astrology a quite different tradition has evolved. By contrast to Western and Indian astrology, the twelve sign of the zodiac do not divide the sky, but rather the celestial equator. The Chinese evolved a system where each sign corresponds to one of twelve ‘double-hours’ that govern the day, and to one of the twelve months. Each sign of the zodiac governs a different year, and combines with a system based on the five elements of Chinese cosmology to give a 60 (12 x 5) year cycle. The term Chinese astrology is used here for convenience, but it must be recognised that versions of the same tradition exist in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and other Asian countries. In modern times, these traditions have come into greater contact with each other, notably with Indian and Chinese astrology having spread to the West, while awareness of Western astrology is still fairly limited in Asia. Astrology in the Western world has diversified greatly in modern times. New movements have appeared, which have jettisoned much of traditional astrology to concentrate on different approaches, such as a greater emphasis on midpoints, or a more psychological approach. Some recent Western developments include:
- Modern tropical and sidereal horoscopic astrology
- Psychological Zodiac astrology
- Sun sign Zodiac astrology
- Hamburg School of Zodiac Astrology
- Uranian Zodiac astrology
Historical Zodiac traditions:
Throughout its long history, Zodiac astrology has come to prominence in many regions and undergone developments and change. There are many astrological traditions that are historically important, but which have largely fallen out of use today. Astrologers still retain an interest in them and regard them as an important resource. Historically significant traditions of astrology include:
- Arab and Persian Zodiac astrology (Medieval, near East)
- Babylonian Zodiac astrology (Ancient, near East)
- Egyptian Zodiac astrology
- Hellenistic Zodiac astrology (Classical antiquity)
- Mayan Zodiac astrology
Zodiac Astrology and Astronomy:
In the modern Western world, astrology and astronomy (Latin: Astronomia) are generally regarded as completely separate disciplines. Astronomy, the study of objects and phenomena beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, is accepted as a science and is a widely studied academic discipline. Astrology, which uses the apparent positions of celestial objects as the basis for psychology, prediction of future events, and other esoteric knowledge, is not widely regarded as science and is typically defined as a form of divination. Early science, particularly geometry and astronomy/astrology (astronomia), was connected to the divine for most medieval scholars. The compass in this 13th Century manuscript is a symbol of God’s act of Creation, as many believed that there was something intrinsically divine or perfect that could be found in circles. Historically, most cultures have not made a clear distinction between the two disciplines, lumping them both together as one. In ancient Babylonia, famed for its astrology, there were not separate roles for the astronomer as predictor of celestial phenomena, and the astrologer as their interpreter; both functions were performed by the same person. This overlap does not mean that astrology and astronomy were always regarded as one and the same. In ancient Greece, presocratic thinkers such as Anaximander, Xenophanes, Anaximenes, and Heraclides speculated about the nature and substance of the stars and planets. Astronomers such as Eudoxus (contemporary with Plato) observed planetary motions and cycles, and created a geocentric cosmological model that would be accepted by Aristotle — this model generally lasted until Ptolemy, who added epicycles to explain certain motions. The Platonic school promoted the study of astronomy as a part of philosophy because the motions of the heavens demonstrate an orderly and harmonious cosmos. In the third century B.C.E., Babylonian astrology began to make its presence felt in Greece. Astrology was criticized by Hellenistic philosophers such as the Academic Skeptic Carneades and Middle Stoic Panaetius. However, the notions of the Great Year (when all the planets complete a full cycle and return to their relative positions) and eternal recurrence were Stoic doctrines that made divination and fatalism possible. While the Greek words astrologia and astronomia were often used interchangeably, they were conceptually not the same. Both words more often than not referred to astronomy. The words for astrology proper, were more typically apotelesma and katarkhê. Astrology was widely accepted in the Middle Ages as astrological texts from Hellenistic and Arabic astrologers were translated into Latin. In the late Middle Ages, its acceptance or rejection often depended on its reception in the royal courts of Europe. Not until the time of Francis Bacon was astrology rejected as a part of scholastic metaphysics rather than empirical observation. A more definitive split between astrology and astronomy the West took place gradually in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when astrology was increasingly thought of as an occult science or superstition by the intellectual elite. Because of their lengthy shared history, it sometimes happens that the two are confused with one another even today. Many contemporary astrologers, however, do not claim that astrology is a science, but think of it as a form of divination like the I-Ching, an art, or a part of a spiritual belief structure (influenced by trends such as Neoplatonism, Neopaganism, Theosophy, and Hinduism).
Distinguishing characteristics of Astrology and Astronomy:
The primary goal of astronomy is to understand the physics of the universe. Astrologers use astronomical calculations for the positions of celestial bodies along the ecliptic and attempt to correlate celestial events (astrological aspects, sign positions) with earthly events and human affairs. Astronomers consistently use the scientific method, naturalistic presuppositions and abstract mathematical reasoning to investigate or explain phenomena in the universe. Astrologers use mystical/religious reasoning as well as traditional folklore, symbolism and superstition blended with mathematical predections to explain phenomena in the universe. The scientific method is not consistently used by astrologers. Astrologers practice their discipline geocentricically and they consider the universe to be harmonious, changeless and static, while astronomers believe that the universe is without a center and is dynamic, expanding outward. Astronomers, on the contrary, believe that both order and randomness simultaneously exist in the universe; that is, astronomers believe the universe is not entirely orderly, predictable and predetermined, that randomness does in fact exist in the universe to at least some extent. Random cosmic collisions and other random phenomena occur everywhere in the universe. Both astrologers and astronomers see Earth as being an integral part of the universe, that Earth and the universe are interconnected as one cosmos (not as being separate and distinct from each other). However, astronomers teach that nothing in the universe is divine or supernatural, and that nothing in outer space directly manipulates world events or the personal lives of people in supernatural or divine ways. Astronomers believe that, because the Earth is an integral part of the universe, celestial objects are just as humbly natural as terrestrial objects, being composed of exactly the same substances, and controlled by exactly the same forces, as objects on Earth. The substances iron, hydrogen, sulfur, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, as well as the fundamental interactions of gravity, electromagnetism, weak force and strong force, are just as prevalent within the stars and planets as they are on Earth. Astronomers refers to star patterns as “constellations” and “asterisms”, while astrologers refer to star patterns as “signs”. Contemporary astronomers, who are academic instead of mystical or superstitious, have little use for the constellations, accepting them only as “regions” or “provinces” of the sky for scientific observation and academic study, instead of as real pictures in the sky. Unlike the mystical and superstitious astrologers, who believe and teach that pictures truly exist among the constellations and have supernatural or divine influences on people, today’s academic mainstream astronomers believe and teach that pictures do not truly exist among the constellations. Instead, today’s academic mainstream astronomers believe and teach that people and cultures throughout history only imagined pictures among the constellations and composed myths and stories about what they imagined in the sky, and that such mere “pictures of the imagination” have no supernatural or divine influences on people whatsoever. Today’s academic mainstream astronomers believe and teach that a constellation is nothing more than a group of stars in a specific region of the sky, and that any person or culture, at any time or place, can imagine whatever picture they wish among a particular group of stars, as history proves via the many ancient and modern cultures, each culture having its own unique star lore. Astrologers and astronomers differ in their approach to concepts such as constellations. Astronomers recognize a thirteenth constellation, Ophiuchus, in addition to the twelve astrologers recognize. Astrologers traditionally omit Ophiuchus from their zodiacal signs, preferring twelve due to a long-standing conceptual system in which twelve signs are vital. In addition, due to the 26,000 year precession cycle of Earth on its axis of rotation, the constellations along the ecliptic are no longer positioned the same as they were during Aristotle and Ptolemy’s day (when the current astrological system was first established). The Sun, for example, no longer enters Aries on the vernal equinox, instead, it now enters Pisces during that time, making Pisces the true contemporary first sign of the zodiac instead of Aries. Precession only affects the astrological traditions employing the tropical zodiac, such as Western astrology, however. Indian astrology, which uses the sidereal zodiac, uses modern star positions.
As in many medieval illustrations, the compass here is an icon of religion as well as science, in reference to God as the architect of creation.From ancient times until the 17th century, astrologers constantly desired more accurate astronomical tables, and for this reason, they instigated and even funded many important developments in astronomy. The role of astrology as an important motivation for astronomical research diminished as the works of Galileo and others solved the problems in celestial mechanics that were of interest to astrologers, and as belief in astrological influences or correlations became extinct among astronomers. The needs of modern navigation and physics became more important motivators for astronomical research. Astrology and astronomy began to take divergent paths during the rise of the rational and the scientific method in the Western World. The science of astronomy as we know it today (mathematical, mechanical, empirical) is of relatively recent origin. This discipline became separated from and generally antagonistic towards astrology only beginning around the time of the “Great Astronomers” — Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus, Brahe, etc. (though they were all still astrologers as well as astronomers). This period is defined as the beginning of the scientific revolution, leading on into The Age of Enlightenment, sometimes referred to as The Age of Reason — as stated, the two fields diverged completely in the West between approximately 1750-1800. Perhaps the words astrolomer/astrolomy or astronoger/astronogy would be sufficient to describe the aforementioned dual roles of just about every person seriously studying (astronomy) and interpreting (astrology) the sky from antiquity until about 1750-1800. In Medieval Europe the word Astronomia was often used to encompass both disciplines as this included the study of astronomy and astrology jointly and without a real distinction; this was one of the original Seven Liberal Arts. Astrology and astronomy stayed together for a very long time – the funding from astrology supported major astronomical research, which was in turn used to make more and more accurate ephemerides for use in astrology. As the funding and technology progressively increased, this inexorably lead to greater and greater discoveries that eventually drove the two apart. Most of the very early, ancient astronomers/astrologers up until about 1750-1800 were simultaneously employed as astrologers for the powerful and the wealthy; many Kings and Queens employed court astrologers to aid them in the running of their kingdom, and this is where most of the money that was used to fund much need astronomical research came from. University medical students were taught astronomy/astrology for use during their practice as physicians; they needed to know how to observe (astronomically) in order to be able to interpret (astrologically) and treat the illness. (See Medical astrology.) More often than not it was only because of the prospect of getting better and more accurate astrological predictions that the rich (Royalty) were willing to invest in the very expensive projects of creating observatories and funding constant astronomical observations which were very time consuming and just didn’t seem quite as interesting as the ‘mystical’ art of astrology.
Aries astrology guide to seduction
Never let an Aries win you over easily, or they will also forget you easily. Aries likes those with an independant spirit. Every day is a new day for Aries, so be prepared for anything. Take pride in your Aries partner. Always make sure to heep praise on an Aries. Never chase an Aries. Dont critisize an Aries or their friends. Never ask an Aries for a loan of money. Making love is everything to an Aries and if you say no there will be fireworks.
Cancer astrology guide to seduction
Cancer loves to recieve flowers. Give a cancer plenty of attention. Cancer likes to have long quite evenings at home with their partner. Always remember special; days like valentines day or the first day you met. Cancer’s loved to be loved, engulf them in your love and emotion. Cancer’s love to recieve special cards. Never make fun of your Cancer they may take you seriously and get hurt. Cancer can sometimes be a bit manipulative when it suits them. Cancer prefers a slow courtship. Always show respect to family members.
Leo astrology guide to seduction
Make sure you always tell your Leo how beautiful they are. Leo will always love to recieve gifts and flowers. Leo loves to bathe in the spotlight, dont take a table in the corner of a restaurant, make sure you sit where everyone can see you and your Leo. Your Leo can be pretty active in the bed so dont expect much sleep. Learn to be submissive, your Leo will want to dominate the relationship. Your Leo likes to flirt around, but dont be caught doing the same yourself. Show your Leo how much they mean to you. If you ignore your Leo they will probably throw a temper tantrum. Let your Leo have the spotlight or they will feel jealous. Your Leo has an inflated vanity, its best just to feed it.
Virgo astrology guide to seduction
A Virgo will expect perfection on their partner. Learn to be patient in dealing with your Virgo. Keep your place clean and tidy, Virgo’s dont like messiness. Dont just be a lover to your Virgo, also be their best friend. Never try to feed your Virgo something they dont like, Virgo’s are touchy about what they eat and their health. Virgo’s like the quite life and will not want to be thrust in the spotlight.
Libra astrology guide to seduction
Learn to develop an interset in the arts and music, your Libra will appreciate this. Always pay a compliment to your Libra. Ask for your Libra’s opinion, they always want to have their say. Expect your Libra to be a slow desicion maker, they tend to procrastinate. Libra’s tend to be early rises in the morning and will expect the same of you. Libra’s tend to be a bit arrogant but dont remind them. Avoid pushing your Libra into making a major desicion, they like to take their time.
Scorpio astrology guide to seduction
Scorpio tends to fall in love at first sight. Be ready and willing to talk about your deepest held secrets and fantasy’s. A scorpio likes a partner with natural sex appeal. Scorpio tends to have a never ending appetite for sex, if you cant keep up they may move on. Scorpio usually likes to have the music playing when making love. The scorpio male is the most unfaithfull of all the stars, and is usually attracted to married women, be warned. Scorpio likes to hear the words “I love you” a million times a day. Try not to make your scorpio jealous as they will respond in a way you may not like. If your scorpio thinks your losing interest they will move on quickly, Scorpio’s have a habit of falling in and out of love easily.
Sagittarius astrology guide to seduction
Make sure to give your Sagittarius plenty of room to move. Your sagittarius will like to take long walks in the countryside. Camping and weekends away on short notice are a favorite for a Sagittarius. Sagittarius like bright, happy people. Being depressed will turn a Sagittarius off. Sagittarius likes to joke around, so keep your wits about you. Never tell a Sagittarius their wrong, they may be offended. Sagittarius dont like a confined space. Dont rush a relationship with a Sagittarius, they like to take their time and put the relationship to the test.
Capricorn astrology guide to seduction
Appearances mean a lot to a Capricorn, find out what your Capricorn likes and adopt it. Capricorns have a strong interest in their work, you should also. Capricorns like to recieve gifts, but only something expensive. Try not to rile your Capricorn as they can have a bad temper. A Capricorn is slow to commit so learn to be patient. Be carefull of your behaviour in public a Capricorn hates to be embarrased. Always stand by your promise.
Pisces astrology guide to seduction
Enjoy the theatre and museum, these are favorite hangouts for Pisces. Pisces love to watch love stories, not rambo, so choose wisely at the video store. Pisces believe in soul mates. Lovemaking should be sensual, never sexual with a Pisces. Pisces are not strongly interested in financial matters, prefering to leave these things to their partner. Pisces are daydreamers, they live in the spiritual world, not the material. When giving a gift, something in the way of a painting will be a good choice. Pisces want the whole cinderalla routine, flowers, roses, on your knees proposal.
Aquarius astrology guide to seduction
Aquarius likes plenty of free space to move, otherwise they will become unhappy. Aquarius tend to get involved in special causes and ideals, show you care. Aquarius loves a surprise, especially if it is unusual. Aquarius loves to talk so keep the conversation going. Dont demand your Aquarius be too exacting as they tend to waffle around. Be carefull what you say about the way an Aquarius dresses, they tend to be different from the norm. Dont try and force your Aquarius to change their mind, they can become stubborn.
Gemini astrology guide to seduction
Gemini enjoys the game of flirting. Gemini often likes to play with more than one partner. Play hard to get, Gemini enjoys the challange. Gemini usually likes well educated people. Likes to be kept up late at night talking. Keep things fresh, for if a Gemini gets bored they will move on. Gemini hates jealousy. Try to be a good listener when your Gemini speaks. Never be too traditional with a Gemini, try to spice it up a bit.
The Angels in the Horoscope
The Ascendant, Descendant, IC and Midheaven are called the “Angles”. In many ways they are like the North, South, East and West. The Ascendant is the most important Angle.
Transit horoscope shows the actual present/future planetary activity including aspects, shifts to other houses, other considerations as they relate to a particular natal chart. Transits are the interpretation of a horoscope by relating the position of the planets today, or for a particular time span to the position of the planets in the birth or mundane chart.
Calcutating the Ascedant
About every two hours a different sign of the zodiac will rise in the east, due to the Earth`s daily rotation. The degree of the sign that is rising is called the ascendant. The sign itself is called the Rising Sun. The Ascendant symbolisers our outward self, our body type and our relationship to our enviroment. The Ascendant moves about 1% every four minutes, so it`s very imporant to know the persons exact birthtime. A difference of just say five minutes could mean the Ascendant is in a different sign, changing the persons personality and body type.
Aspects in the Horoscope
Aspects are specific angular relationships between individual planets that describe the nature of their relationship. They reflect the division of the circle of the horoscope by different numbers. Aspects are drawn in centre of the Wheel using red or green lines, which is dependant on the nature of the aspect. Conjunctions are marked with dotted red or green lines around the planets involved.
Ruler of the Ascendant
The planets that rules the sign on the ascendant is called the “Ruler of the Ascendant”. It helps show us about the nature of our outward self, and where in life we invest our energies.
The Planets sometimes appear to be slowing, stopping, then going backwards. Of course, this is not for real, but it just appears so because because of our movement around the Sun. This is called “Retrograde Motion”. Retrograde planets operate in a cautious way. For example : Mercury retrograde may show someone who thinks carefully before they speak.
Polarity in the Horoscope
Each sign has a “Polarity” which can be positive or negative. Positive signs tend to be more active. Inward signs are passive in their energy. A chart with a marked imbalance of one polarity over another may show extroversion or introversion.
Plotting the Stars
The Sun is the center of the solar system, and the Earth orbits around the Sun. But, astrology is geocentric, or we say a Earth based type system. So, the sun, moon and planets are plotted on to a horoscope in the positions they seem to occupy as seen from Earth.
Common refers to the mutable quality of Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo. They are reffered to as “Common” because they share something in common with the two other qualities, cardinal and fixed.
A Constellation is a group of stars with a recognizable pattern and an ancient mythological correspondence. Star formations originally were associated with the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Decanate are signs that are divided into thirds. Decanate is the name given to each third of a sign. The first Decan of a sign is governed by its natural ruler, the second and third decans are governed by the rulers of the signs in the same quality, in successive order
The Planets in the Horoscope
Each of the Planets corresponds to a psychological function found in people. The Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury and Mars are called the “personal planets”. They relate to our personal life. Saturn and Jupiter are social planets. It shows how you relate to larger society. Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are called “trans Saturians”. These are slow moving and as such have greater influence.
Orbs in the Horoscope
Two planets will very rarely form an exact aspect. So, an “Orb” is allowed either side of the aspect. Within, wgich an “Aspect” may be said to occur.
Mundane Astrology is the study of human affairs through the horoscopes of political leaders, history, or Phenomena. Mundane astrology is not an expansion of traditional natal astrology but in fact an expansion of Horary Event Astrology.
Modes in the Horoscope
Three “Modes” help to govern the signs. A dominance or lack of a certain Mode shows us more about the person. A dominance of Cardinal signs shows i high achiever, but someone who also has difficulty to relax. A dominance of fixed signs shows people that are slow to change. A dominance of mutable signs shows people with great flexibility.
Elements in the Horoscope
Each sign is governed by one of the four Elements. A horoscope with a dominance or lack of planets in one Element tells you about the person. A dominance of Earth in a horoscope is a sign of common sense and good financial ability. A dominance of Water shows sensitivity and warmth. A dominance of Air shows Popularity and good communication skills. A dominance of fire indicates confidence.
Glyphs are symbols that are a form of astrological shorthand to represent the planets and signs of the zodiac. There are glyphs for each planet and sign.
Horary Astrology is a type of horoscope that is cast to ask a question, or to determine a favorable time to act. This highly specialized astrological application is very ancient. Such questions may refer to business, court cases or getting married. Personal details, such as your date, place and time of birth, are not needed.
Houses of the Horoscope
The twelve houses are a further twelve fold subdivision of the horoscope. They symbolize different areas of a persons life such as family, friends, home, work, etc. The houses correlate the moment of birth with the geographical location of birth.
Horoscope House Systems
There are a number of different house systems. These include such popular systems as “Equal House” and Placidus House” systems. The Equal House method divides the horoscope into 12 equal houses starting at the Ascendant. Each system has positives, and it`s up to you to choose which system you prefer.
Marking House Cusps
The Ascendant is the starting point for the 12 houses, and is the cusp of the first house. Each House Cusp is marked by lines radiating out from the centre of the horoscope. The Cusps of Houses 1 to 6 are always opposite the Cusps of Houses 7 to 12. Ascendant is shown on the left of the horoscope. Ascendant/Descendant axis marks the position of the horizon at birth.