Astrology Basics

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There are twelve sun signs in the Zodiac:

ARIES – The Ram. Energy, love of action and perseverance. Impetuous, yearning to lead and conquest. Element is Fire and Ruled by Mars. Loyal and Quick tempered. Colour is red

TAURUS – The Bull. Steadfast, reliable, practical. Limited outlook and interests, prone to stubbornness. Element is Earth and ruled by Venus. Honest, but wont take advice. Colour is Turquoise

GEMINI – The Twins. Agile, versatile and adaptable. Easily bored, can’t concentrate for long. Element is Air and Ruled by Mercury. Friendly, but doesn’t pay attention. Colour is silver

CANCER – The Crab. Sensitive and protective, and homely. Easily hurt and moody, also clingy. Element is Water and ruled by the Moon. Imaginative, but jealous. Colour is White

LEO – The Lion. Extrovert, magnetic and born leaders. Impulsive, dramatic and opinionated. Element is Fire and Ruled by the Sun. Reliable, but outspoken. Colour is Gold.

VIRGO – The Virgin. Perfectionists, efficient and methodical. Discriminative, hypochondriac and shy. Element is Earth and Ruled by Mercury. Generous, but also critical. Colour is Grey.

LIBRA – The Scales. Balanced, loyal and artistic. Indecisive, restless and afraid of the new. Element is Air and Ruled by Venus. At best patient, at worst hate arguing. Colour is turquoise

SCORPIO – The Scorpion. Passionate, Analytic, and intuitive. Hypersensitive and broody. Element is Water and Ruled by Pluto. Determined but over dramatic. Colour is Scarlet.

SAGITTARIUS – The Archer. Adventurous, generous and confident. Impatient, boastful and impulsive. Element is Fire and Ruled by Jupiter. Humorous, but untidy. Colour is Amethyst.

CAPRICORN – The Goat. Ambitious, hardworking and thrifty. Reserved, worry and can appear cold. Element is Earth and Ruled by Saturn. Efficient, but moody. Colour is black.

AQUARIUS – The Water Carrier. Humanistic, broad and progressive. Eccentric, impartial and outrageous. Element is Air and Ruled by Uranus. Sincere, but impatient. Colour is Electric blue.

PISCES – The Fishes. Romantic, intuitive and imaginative. Hypersensitive, dependent and dreamers. Element is Water and Ruled by Neptune. Compassionate, but delusional. Colour is Seagreen.

HOUSES: First – Personality (Aries), Second – Money (Taurus). Third – Relationships (Gemini), Fourth – Home (Cancer), Fifth – Pleasure (Leo), Sixth – Health (Virgo), Seventh – Marriage (Libra), Eighth – Mysteries (Scorpio), Ninth – Travel (Sagittarius), Tenth – Business (Capricorn), Eleventh – Friends (Aquarius), Twelfth – Fantasies (Pisces)

SEVEN MYSTICAL POWERS (THE PLANETS)

Sun – Rulership, Integration, Creativity, Personality, Will Power, Nature

Moon – Responsive, Reflective, Instinctive, Intuitive, Emotional, Receptive

Mercury – Communication, Intellect, Reason, Adaptive, Perception, Expression

Venus – Harmony, Art, Beauty, Possessions, Love, Affection, Lust

Mars – Discrimination, Bravery, Drive, Energy, Anger, Destruction

Jupiter – Leadership, Generosity, Opportunity, Experience, Luck, Optimism

Saturn – Slowness, Responsibility, Hard Work, Pessimism, Research, Endurance

Also:

Uranus – Hidden depths, Originality, Inspiration, Revolution, Science, Change

Neptune – Occult, Mysticism, Psychism. Hallucinations, Visions, Delusion

Pluto – Mysteries, Secrets, Transformations, Regeneration, Obsessions, Wealth

To find out where the planets were when you were born, you will need an Ephemeris. Please note that the information given will be in Sidereal Time, the Time of the Stars.

You can also download a blank chart from the internet if you would like to work it out for yourself, but you will need an astrology book telling you what the different planets mean in the different signs.

Also, nowadays you can get free online basic astrology charts from websites such as Astro Labe if you would prefer not to do it yourself! http://alabe.com/freechart/.

Planetary Symbols and Zodiac Signs:

Please note that there are two different alternative symbols for both Uranus and Pluto, I have given both sets of planetary symbols here for comparison in case you may come across them.

Pallas, Juno, Vesta and Ceres are asteroids that are sometimes accounted for in astrology, though not always. Likewise Chiron is a planetoid in our solar system that has an orbit in between Saturn and Uranus.