Everything you need to know about astrology (the basics of astrology)

We will introduce you to the basics of astrology and show you everything you need to know about astrology.

Today, there are almost no daily newspapers and magazines in which you can not read the horoscope – be it the daily, weekly or monthly one.

For many, especially young people, this is often the first contact with astrology.

This type of astrology is very easily accessible, but it also has a bad reputation because these texts are often written by people who have never had anything to do with astrology.

However, there are also those written by qualified astrologers.

Is astrology a science or a weapon of deception to deceive the gullible?

Or just a pastime?

Numerous scientists, astrologers, astronomers, physicists, but also those who are not, argue about these questions, each from his own point of view, and of course disagree on many points.

Therefore, I was also interested in studying astrology and trying to find out as much as possible about this phenomenon.

Why do we resort to predictions and horoscopes first? In my opinion, we are too impatient to wait for what the future holds.

But even that wasn’t enough for me.

I was also very curious to explore and learn the basics of astrology, and I will introduce them here.

The aim of this text is not to convince you to believe or not to believe in the horoscope, this is only the basis, and everyone should decide for themselves whether and to what extent they believe in it.

Ancient and modern astrology

How did it all start?

It is known that the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Arabs and Greeks contributed to the emergence of astrology.

Our ancestors found that there is a connection between a person’s character and temperament and the time, date, and place of his birth.

This statement formed the basis for modern astrology.

In the beginning, apart from kings and queens, hardly anyone knew the day of his birth, let alone the hour.

Only kings could hear the explanations of astrologers, mostly about the arrangement of certain planets and their positive or negative influences, to know when is the best time to improve relations with allies or launch an attack against the enemy.

You will admit that this is enough to make astrology even more interesting for you so that you can learn as much about it as possible.

Modern astrology no longer has much in common with that of antiquity.

If you visit an astrologer today, you will be asked for the exact time, date and place of your birth.

Based on this information, the astrologer can determine where and how the planets were arranged on the day of your birth, whether they were in a harmonious relationship with each other or whether there were conflicts. This is called birth astrology.

Many modern heads of state, including former US President Ronald Reagan, French President Jacques Chirac and Francois Mitterrand, had astrologers on their teams.

Many astrologers believe that US President Barack Obama also consulted an astrologer because many of his statements and actions were astrologically speaking at the right time.

Obama himself has never confirmed or denied having an astrologer.

But not only kings, queens and presidents can benefit from astrology.

Astrology can be a path to self-discovery for anyone.

Through astrology, you can discover some details about your personality, your relationships with other people, your temperament, and perhaps the meaning of your life as well.

Like any science, astrology has its branches and disciplines.

The most well-known and popular of these is birth astrology, which deals with the analysis of a person’s horoscope, based on the exact time and place of a person’s birth.

What is Horoscope?

One of the first questions I came across as someone interested in astrology was the question of what a horoscope is.

A horoscope is a map of the sky above a certain place to a bestimmten time, i.e. a horoscope that represents the position of the sun, moon, planets, astrological aspects and relationships at the time of an event, such as .B.dem time of a person’s birth.

Anyone interested in astrology should therefore know that the horoscope of each person is individual, i.e. no horoscope is the same.

The word horoscope is derived from the Greek words hora and scopos, which means “time” and “observer”.

It is used as a method of predicting events related to the time it represents.

Astrological newcomers still need to know that a person’s horoscope is also called a birth horoscope.

It consists of the signs of the zodiac, the planets (including the sun and moon) and the houses, as well as the aspects, i.e. their interrelationships and the angles in which the planets are located. If one of these elements is omitted, the interpretation of the birth chart is incomplete and inaccurate.

Another important point for anyone who starts with the horoscope is the zodiac signs and planets.

How did the zodiac signs come about?

Even the ancient Babylonians created the zodiac wheel, i.e. the circle, and were thus the first to divide the sky into four parts. Each of these four parts of the sky was again divided into 3 sections, each covering an area of 30 degrees.

This results in a complete 360-degree zodiac circle with 12 equal parts, i.e. zodiac signs, and these are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

These 12 signs of the zodiac can be divided into four elements – air, fire, water and earth. The elements are an essential type of energy that works in each of us. Astrology should help us to focus this energy on the positive aspects and to gain a better understanding of our potentials and our positive sides and to deal with the negative ones.

The four elements of the zodiac have a great influence on the basic character traits, feelings, behavior and thinking.

Watermark

Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – are extremely emotional and very sensitive. They are intuitive and can be very mysterious. Watermarks love deep conversations and intimacy. They rarely do anything completely carelessly and are always there to support their loved ones.

Fire signal

The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. They tend to be passionate, dynamic and spirited. They get angry quickly, but they also forgive easily. They are adventurers with enormous energy. They are physically very strong and are often a source of inspiration for others. Fire signs are intelligent, confident, creative and idealistic, always ready to act.

Earth Signs

Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – are “grounded” and those who bring us back to the ground of facts. They are mostly conservative and realistic, but they can also be very emotional and turn to material things. They are practical, loyal and stable and stay with the people they love even in difficult times.

Air signs

Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini are rational, helpful, and love communication and relationships with other people. They are thinkers, friendly with a strong intellect, communicative and analytical. They like philosophical discussions, social interaction and good books, they like to give advice, but can also be very superficial.

Zodiac signs can be divided by modality, into cardinal, fixed and variable.

A modality or regime shows how people react to stimuli, and most importantly, how they behave under tension.

The cardinal signs

Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn – are the most enterprising and most interested in initiating change.

Their way of working is to start new things.

They are initiators, the crisis motivates them and they are always one step ahead of everyone else.

The Aries strives for leadership and control as a whole; the cancer controls emotions, home and family; libra tries to control the relationship with the partner; capricorn controls, exploits and exploits the material environment.

For cardinal signs, things always happen. The four cardinal signs also form the beginning of each season.

The fixed characters

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius – are the most stable and independent.

They behave passively but decisively, unshakably and even stubbornly.

Their strength is their consistency and loyalty.

They follow things to the end, creating and preserving what the cardinal sign has begun. They resist change and need time to prepare for it. They tend to be late.

The Taurus is simply slow; the Scorpio uses slowness as a subtle way to defend its power; the lion enjoys making decisions; Aquarius wants things in his own way.

The variable characters

Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces – are the most volatile and open to environmental influences.

Their action is to move from the old to the new, thus opening the way for the cardinal signs to begin a new cycle.

They are infinitely flexible and tolerant and find it natural to give in.

As the cardinal signs begin something new, the fixes keep things going, and the variables adapt to new and changed conditions.

Associated with this are mental worries.

Many things happen in the minds of the changing signs, not in material form.

Some people suffer from negative mental tensions, including anxiety, paranoia and panic attacks.

In anticipation of a negative result, they really suffer and worry.

But their high adaptability seems to make them get away with it again and again.

The twins have changeable ideas; Virgo dominates their surroundings; Sagittarius is constantly changing his view of the possibilities of life; Fish superficially adapt to their environment (like a chameleon).

Sometimes the compromises are so great that they sacrifice their interests.

Why are the planets important to astrologers?

Astrologers observe the planets. However, this does not mean that the planet is the one that will make a difference. Instead of provoking, the planet points out things, describes what is already happening. Each planet symbolizes a different component of life, a different kind of energy.

Every zodiac sign has a planet that rules it, and it works in the most effective and favorable way.

The Sun

stands for your ego, your basic character, your personality and what is in your heart. It shows how you treat the men in your life, especially your father. The sun rules the sign Leo.

The Moon

stands for your instinct, habits and subconscious; for the kind of home you want, and for how you treat women, and especially mothers. The moon rules the sign of Cancer.

Mercury

stands for the ability to think, communicate and gather information. Governing through decision-making, speaking, writing. Mercury rules the signs Gemini and Libra.

Venus

stands for the ability to express affection, love, possessiveness and happiness. Everything that is beautiful in life, art, beauty, joy. Venus rules the signs Libra and Taurus.

Mars

stands for aggression and energy. It is a symbol of activity, energy, struggle and physical strength. Mars rules the sign of Aries.

Jupiter

stands for our optimism, our decision-making ability, our education, our philosophy and our right. Jupiter’s position shows where we feel safe and where we should take our chances. Jupiter rules the sign Sagittarius.

Saturn

stands for caution and fear, but also for ambition, responsibility and determination. Without saturn’s obstacles, we would never have evolved. He rules time, history, tradition, the past. Saturn rules the sign Capricorn.

Uranium

stands for originality and the urge for freedom. He opposes the established order, norms and rules, because he believes he can do better. He rules geniuses, eccentrics, people who have a strong tendency to shock and upset others, even if they don’t seem to want to. Uranus rules the sign aquarius.

Neptune

shows us the world through the eyes of a child so that we see what we want to see. It is the planet of fantasy, illusion, mystery and Dreams, but also of intuition and spirituality. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces.

Pluto

is a planet of extremes, transformation, regeneration, renewal, it influences change, but also attraction, charisma, power and sexuality. He is ruled by the sign scorpion.

Aspects are of utmost importance in astrology for the interpretation of any horoscope. Simply put, aspects are connections or relationships between two or more planets. This connection always changes the interpretation of the planets and the signs it includes. Without the interpretation of the aspects, the interpretation of the birth chart is incomplete and ultimately wrong.

The connection of the planets and their arrangement in the houses is one of the most important aspects in dealing with astrology, so it is very important to pay special attention to them.

What is an ascendant and how is it calculated?

While the sun is very important in the horoscope, neither the moon nor the ascendant should be considered less important – all three elements are important, albeit in different ways.

The ascendant, is particularly neglected, which is partly due to the fact that there is no information about the time of birth and therefore it is difficult to determine it.

An ascendant is a zodiac sign and a degree that appears on the eastern horizon at a certain time and place, that is, at the time of a person’s birth.

If a person was born in the morning, that is, at the time when the sun was just on the horizon, their subsign is the same as the zodiac sign.

According to astrological theory, the celestial phenomena reflect or determine human activities according to the principle “above and below”.

Thus, astrologers believe that the ascendant means the awakening of a person’s consciousness, just as the appearance of the sun on the eastern horizon heralds the dawn of a new day.

Since the ascendant is tied to a certain time and place, astrologers believe that it stands for the environment and influences that a person receives during their upbringing, as well as the circumstances of their childhood.

For this reason, astrologers believe that the ascendant also shows how a person presents himself to the world and how others see him.

Under certain circumstances, it can also act as a shield or mask that protects a person’s true nature – in other words, a “defense mechanism” that every person uses in unfamiliar or unpleasant situations.

Astrologers believe that the zodiac sign also has a strong impact on a person’s physical appearance and overall health, which is why it should be calculated.

Astrological houses

The ascendant is also the point at which the first of the 12 zodiac houses begins.

They represent different areas of life and can include planets in the birth chart, but do not have to. Signs and planets travel through all twelve houses throughout the day, and planets wander through the signs for months or years.

The first house is the house of ourselves, our personality, our temperament and character, our physical appearance and body, our personal attitude to life, our self-identity, our self-image, how we present ourselves to others and how others see us.

The second house refers to one’s own money and possessions, financial situation, attitude towards wealth and the way of acquiring it, but also to hidden talents, a sense of self-respect and self-confidence.

The third house is a house of communication and immediate surroundings: brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbors, but also short trips, all kinds of getting around. This is also the house of intellect, education, reading, writing and speaking.

The fourth house refers to the home and everything related to it: family, country, home, emotional security, roots. Astrologers do not agree on whether this house is connected to the mother or the father.

Since this house is also the lowest point in the horoscope, it also stands for the things below the surface and thus regulates the conditions at the end of life and in the grave. The fourth house also shows where you go when you die, but also where you come from. For those who are interested in Believe reincarnation, it shows what you have brought into this life as karmic baggage.

The fifth house refers to children, creativity and the search for pleasure and enjoyment, personal interests, love, romance, sports, hobbies, creative self-expression, but also speculation, risk-taking, drama, gambling.

The Sixth House refers to everyday life, diligence, habits, commitments, nutrition, health and diseases, physical abilities for work. It includes personal hygiene and the way we respond to everyday crises.

The seventh house is sometimes referred to as the house of marriage, although it includes all personal relationships: marriage, business partnerships, contracts, cooperative relationships, but also divorce, separation, strife, open enmity and litigation. It also includes the way we interact with the people closest to us.

The eighth house is the complete opposite of the second house. While the second house refers to individual property, the eighth house stands for joint finances, money and property of the partner/spouse, inheritances, taxes, bankruptcies, losses and alimony payments. This house also regulates death, injuries, sex ( active sexual act), hidden occult abilities, clairvoyance.

The Ninth House refers to philosophy, religion, law, doctrine, higher education, morality, long, spiritual instincts, dreams, visions, ideas, publications and rituals. This is the house of great thoughts and big ideas.

The tenth house is a house of status, honor, power, reputation and professional career. In our society, this also includes financial success, but only because it relates to prestige and social status. This house includes personal achievements, ambition, social responsibility and authority.

As with the fourth house, astrologers disagree on whether the tenth house is the mother’s house or the father’s house. Those who say that the fourth house is the mother’s house say that the tenth house is the father’s house and vice versa.

The eleventh house is a house of community, association and friends. It refers to memberships, hopes, goals, ambitions, desires, social groups, humanitarian interests, but also to self-knowledge, freedom, laws and regulations.

The twelfth house refers to the subconscious, hidden things, mental illness, karmic burdens and habits, self-deception, limitations, frustrations, and finally our self-destruction. On the physical, material level, it includes things that distract us from everyday life: institutions (such as hospitals, prisons, government agencies), secrets, secret connections, hidden enemies and sacrifices to others. It also applies to grief, anger, sorrow, funeral, isolation, bribery, murder, suicide, kidnapping and end.

Perhaps this text will interest one or the other of you and encourage you to expand your knowledge of astrology, while others will just laugh and realize that this too is a big nonsense.

In any case, you should not forget that we are a part of this sky and the universe, so small that it is impossible that planets and stars have no influence on our lives.

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