An Introduction to Astrology

My friend Keith has written a really nice introduction to Astrology here and I thought you may find this quite interesting.

Astrology has been practiced for thousands and thousands of years with many people strongly believing in the powers of the stars, planets, or other celestial bodies and their influence on those of us here on Earth. And it’s certainly no secret that the 12 signs of the Zodiac can be eerily accurate when it comes to describing a person’s habits, actions, traits, and beliefs.

Astrology can be defined as the study of the planets and their energy patterns that are created based on their position in space.

The earliest of cultures and societies marvelled at the heavens and the seemingly endless amount of stars twinkling back at them while pondering what their actual purpose was. It was soon discovered that the change in seasons could be tied into the ever changing sky along with the planet’s journey around the sun. This, coupled with the knowledge that we, along with everything else on earth, are comprised of energy, gave ancient man a longstanding fascination with astrology and how it influences our lives.

Each sign of the Zodiac is represented by a cosmic body and most horoscopes are based on the more familiar Sun sign, which is usually the basic starting point when it comes to learning about astrology and how it may help to predict the future, rather than the more complex Moon and Rising signs.

In terms of using astrology to gauge how well you would get along with a potential mate, look to the Sun signs first, which represent our basic nature. Then, study the Moon and Rising signs once you’re familiar with the former while realising how Sun signs are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the realm of astrology.

To learn great insights about your personality and to discover hidden talents you may have never known of, obtain a birth or natal chart, which represents the position of the stars and planets at your exact moment of birth. Your Rising sign, also called Ascendant, will be on your birth chart as well and it represents the sign of the Zodiac that was ascending over the Eastern horizon the precise moment you were born.

The astrological Rising sign has the potential to influence your life as much as the Sun or Moon signs. The Sun sign is viewed as the representation of your innermost personality and future potential and the Moon sign rules your heart or emotions, while the Rising sign represents your physical self and how you present yourself to the world around you.

The current Sun signs are as follows:

  • Aries: March 21 to April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 to May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 to June 21
  • Cancer: June 22 to July 22
  • Leo: July 23 to August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 to September 22
  • Libra: September 23 to October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 to November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 to January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 to February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 to March 20

Dates do change slightly from year to year, so if your birthday is on or near a cusp, the first or last day, your Zodiac Sun sign may also change and you may possess qualities or traits common to both.

Having a birth chart or compatibility reading done is a very accurate way of getting to know yourself and how your planets combine in your relationship with your partner. Over the past couple of years new mums have been especially interested in having the birth charts done for their new-borns and the feedback I have received has been brilliant.

I will be happy to take a look at your birthchart, compatibility or even the charts for your children and offer my interpretation of how the planets influence you, your relationship or your family members. Pop along to my website and take a look at the various charts and reports that I offer. Visit and go to Astrology.

All my love,

This article was produced with permission from Keith Ward

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