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ASTROLOGY in a nutshell

Zodiac Signs

History

Houses

Planets

Person-Centered Astrology 

Planetary Aspects

Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Water 3- Modes

The Planets, each resonating with a unique vibration of Solar light, are an integral part of our existence in this Solar system. The Sun, Moon and planets are energetically merged with the souls on earth - they feed us with cosmic energy. Thus, just as a body is made up of bones, fluid and flesh, so a soul is made up of astral elements from the Lights and planets, such as mercurial, lunar or martian energy.

Tropical Astrology is a traditional method of mapping the positions of, and harmonic relationships between Celestial bodies (planets, Sun, Moon) - within the framework of the seasonal archetypes of the Zodiac Signs, and the Houses of the Nativity - which are determined by the daily movement of the heavenly bodies above us. Through the cosmic imprinting of each birth, event or moment in time, we can find the potential within our individual human consciousness, as well as the inpouring of energy that mirrors human evolution and events.

Before birth, each of us chooses a birth time and place - in order to connect with certain other souls, work out past karma, and continue progressing as spirits in human form. There is also a certain element of chance - by necessity and design - that helps to make each of us unique and bring us surprises and new experiences.

Learning about your Natal chart serves two key purposes: first, you may gain a better understanding of your inborn personality traits and how they serve to strengthen and nurture you; and second, you consciously reunite with the universal elements. This is a way of opening to the God-force, or universal light of which we are a part.

READING THE BIRTH CHART

The birth chart is divided into 12 sections, or Houses. They are numbered counter-clockwise, starting in the East (left), or Rising position. The sign at that point is your Rising Sign. The Sun, Moon & Planets are seen at different positions within the houses. Planets at the top of your chart, or near the Midheaven line, were overhead when you were born. Planets on the right hand side were setting, and planets at the bottom were beneath you (Nadir). Each house rules a different area or experience of life. Houses may appear to be different in size from each other. This is because of the commonly used Placidus house system, which accurately depicts the houses in time and space from our perspective. Planets which were retrograde are shown with an "Rx". These are planets that appear to be moving backwards through the Zodiac - but are roughly in the same position relative to the Sun as the earth, and temporarily moving at a slower rate. The North and South Nodes are the points at which the Moon crossed the plane of the ecliptic going north and south respectively.

 

THE HOUSES

House

Ruling Sign

& Planet

Description

First

Aries

Mars

Self, Appearance, Aspirations

Second

Taurus

Venus

Money, Work, Possessions, Values

Third

Gemini

Mercury

Communication, Local Community, Siblings

Fourth

Cancer

Moon

Home, Family, Roots, Memories

Fifth

Leo

Sun

Creativity, Children, Recreation, Play

Sixth

Virgo

Mercury

Work and Health Habits, Service to Self & Others

Seventh

Libra

Venus

Love, Partnership, Marriage

Eighth

Scorpio

Pluto

Big business, Sexuality, Major life changes

Ninth

Sagittarius

Jupiter

Education, Philosophy, Travel

Tenth

Capricorn

Saturn

Career, Ambition, Reputation

Eleventh

Aquarius

Uranus

Friends, Society, Social Consciousness

Twelfth

Pisces

Neptune

Spirituality, Solitude, Large institutions

 

In the following chart the Rising Sign is Aquarius

 

 

The ZODIAC    Sun, Moon & Rising Signs

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SIGN

Description

Element

Mode

Ruled By

Aries

impulsive, intuitive, decisive, forceful, pioneering, brave

Fire

Cardinal

Mars

Taurus

earthy, methodical, stubborn, steadfast, acquisitive, peaceful

Earth

Fixed

Venus

Gemini

adaptable, friendly, communicative, sociable, witty, aware

Air

Mutable

Mercury

Cancer

protective, nurturing, maternal, creative, imaginative, sensitive

Water

Cardinal

Moon

Leo

generous, loyal, proud, paternal, organized, playful

Fire

Fixed

Sun

Virgo

practical, hardworking, discerning, analytical, pure, service-oriented

Earth

Mutable

Mercury

Libra

diplomatic, just, sensual, luxuriating, charming, artistic

Air

Cardinal

Venus

Scorpio

secretive, intense, intuitive, sexual, powerful, transformative

Water

Fixed

Pluto

Sagittarius

truthful, optimistic, philosophical, independent, inquiring, futuristic

Fire

Mutable

Jupiter

Capricorn

practical, persevering, ambitious, cautious, capricious

Earth

Cardinal

Saturn

Aquarius

inventive, ingenious, rebellious, non-conformist, friendly, humanitarian

Air

Fixed

Uranus

Pisces

spiritual, transcendent, imaginative, reclusive, sacrificial, psychic

Water

Mutable

Neptune

 

The PLANETS and Personal Points     Tour of the Planets

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Planet/Point

Meaning

Passage thru Sign or House

Natal Return

SUN

Essential Energy, Basic Personality

1 month

1 yr.

MOON

Receptive Energy, Way of Nurturing

2.3 days

28 days

Mercury

Thought, Speech, Communication, Reasoning

28 days

11 mos.

Venus

Way of Loving, Relating, Creating Harmony, Beauty, Art

3-4 wks

10 mos.

Mars

Vitality, Drive, Force, Action, Speed

2 mos.

2 yrs.

Jupiter

Philosophy, Wisdom, Travel, Expansion, Luck

1 yr.

12 yrs.

Saturn

Structure, Discipline, Ambition Restriction, Lessons

2.5 - 3 yrs.

29 yrs.

Uranus

Inspiration, Revelation, Rebellion, Innovation, Upheaval

7 yrs.

84 yrs.

Neptune

Unconditional Love, Idealism, Surrendering, Confusion, Imagination,

13 - 14 yrs.

165 yrs.

Pluto

Power, Sexuality, Death, Rebirth, Transformation

12 - 33 yrs.

248 yrs.

Chiron

The Wounded Healer, Triumph through Suffering

varies

varies

AS

Rising Sign

 

Ascendent - how you Envision the World, what you Look Forward to, your Outward Appearance

MC

Midheaven

Social Standing, Career, Aspirations, Self-Esteem

Part of Fortune

Potential of Life, Substance of Happiness, Good Fortune

North Node

Helpful Karma, Fortunate Meetings

South Node

Karmic Residue, Pitfalls, Outmoded Habits

 

 

 

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