Astrology is not the same as astronomy, although there are times when the two are confused. Astrology is the study of the alignment of the planets, often at the time of a person’s birth. People engage in it to create horoscopes, which are intended to provide insight into positive and negative personality traits and provide insight into life events. Anyone who wishes can learn astrology and use astrological principles to create and interpret their own horoscopes.
Table of Contents
- 1 Master the basics of astrology
- 2 Gain a deeper understanding of astrological concepts
- 2.1 Learn more about the different astrological houses.
- 2.2 Pay attention to the rising sign and its meaning The rising sign, also known as the ascendant, is the sign that is in the first house of a natal chart.
- 2.3 Learn more about the four elements of the zodiac.
- 2.4 Determine if a zodiac sign is more yin or yang to determine their traits or opposites.
- 2.5 Study astrological subjects to gain additional knowledge on the subject.
- 3 Apply your astrological knowledge
- 4 Tips
- 5 Warnings
Master the basics of astrology
Most people are familiar with the sun signs because they are usually considered important in determining personal characteristics. However, when a person is born, all the astrological signs are found in his or her horoscope. They just appear in different places depending on the time of year. The sun moves through all zodiac signs throughout the year. Their alignment with each sign is as follows: Aries: March 20 to April 22 Taurus: April 21 to May 22 Gemini: May 21 to June 22 Cancer: June 21 to July 22 Leo: July 21 Virgo: August 21 to September 22 Libra: September 21 to October 22 Scorpio: October 21 to November 22 Sagittarius: November 21 to December 22 Capricorn: December 21 to January 22 Aquarius: January 20 to February 19 Pisces: February 18 to March 21
Look at the sun, moon and planets that are important in astrology.
In astrology, the positions of the sun, moon and other planets are taken into account in relation to the earth. Where each star lies in a chart will affect the interpretation of the chart. If you look at a horoscope, you will see symbols for the following stars: Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
View the zodiac as a 360 degree circle to identify specific aspects.
Aspects in astrology are about how the planets align in relation to the earth. When two planets are in one aspect in a chart, they can form an angle, be on top of each other, or face each other. This changes the meaning of the planets and you will have to interpret the positions in their interdependence. The four most important aspects in a horoscope are: Conjunction: both planets are on top of each other and there is no degree between them. Sextile: the planets are separated by a 60 degree angle. Square: the planets are 90 degrees apart. Trine: the planets are at a 120 degree angle to each other. Opposition: the planets are opposite each other in the chart (the angle corresponds to 180 degrees).
Identify the astrological symbols or icons.
Before you can create a horoscope, you need to know what each symbol means. There are symbols for planets, astrological signs, and special points and angles, so reading a horoscope can be a little tricky. Learn these characters and try to draw each one yourself to become familiar with them. For example, the sun symbol looks like a circle with a dot in the center, while the moon is represented by a crescent moon. The Aquarius sign is two parallel wavy lines, while the Taurus symbol looks like a bull’s head with two horns. The North Node symbol looks like headphones, while the South Node symbol resembles a headphone that appears to be upside down.
Tip : You can find a table of all symbols and glyphs on either the Astro Library website or Always’s Astrology website
Gain a deeper understanding of astrological concepts
Learn more about the different astrological houses.
The houses lie on a circle like the signs of the zodiac. However, they do not have the same meaning as the zodiac signs. In a natal chart, the houses correspond to the hours of a day. Depending on when a person was born, different character traits can be associated with each house. 1st house: self 2nd house: money and possessions 3rd house: communication 4th house: ancestry and all that can be associated with it 5th house: children, creativity and pleasure 6th house: everyday life, professional life, health and illness 7th house: partnerships and relationships 8th house: finances 9th house: philosophy, religion, law, education 10th house: honor, reputation and status 11th house: friendship, communities and larger groups 12th house: memories, habits and subconscious
Tip : If you want to create a birth chart for someone, make sure you know the time of their birth. This will have an impact on the position of the houses in the chart, allowing you to interpret it more accurately.
Pay attention to the rising sign and its meaning The rising sign, also known as the ascendant, is the sign that is in the first house of a natal chart.
The sign depends on the time of birth of a person. A person’s ascendant will indicate personality traits that are more obvious to those around them than to the person. The rising sign can also have an impact on a person’s actions and their lasting impact on the world. Know that your ascendant can differ from your sun sign. For example, you can be a Taurus with an ascendant in Gemini or a Pisces with a rising sign in Leo. You need to create an astrological birth chart to find your rising sign.
Learn more about the four elements of the zodiac.
If you understand the four elements, reading a horoscope will be easier since the elements are the underlying character traits of each zodiac sign. By memorizing them, or at least understanding them very well, you will better understand how astrology works and how you can apply it. The four elements and the qualities associated with them are Fire: Associated with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire signs act quickly and take risks. You are outgoing, have lots of energy and are physically active. However, they can also be impatient, tactless, and selfish. Air: Associated with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Air signs are very observant, social and love to learn new things. You are often articulate, understanding and objective. However, they can also appear cold, impractical and hyperactive. Water: Associated with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. They are responsive to their environment, highly emotional, caring, calm and compassionate. However, they can be shy, overly sensitive, vindictive, and moody. Earth : Associated with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Earth signs are practical, realistic, cautious, efficient, patient, and hardworking. However, they can also be lazy, unimaginative, and stubborn.
Determine if a zodiac sign is more yin or yang to determine their traits or opposites.
Yin and yang are opposites and all zodiac signs correspond to either one or the other. In general, yang signs are more active and assertive, while yin signs are more passive and react to situations than act. Usually, yang is associated with masculine energy while yin is associated with feminine energy. Knowing whether a zodiac sign is yin or yang can give you additional insights related to the sign. Yin: Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Yin signs tend to be passive, introverted, withdrawn, and reactive. Yang: Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra and Sagittarius. Yang signs tend to be direct, outgoing, extroverted, and generous.
Study astrological subjects to gain additional knowledge on the subject.
There are many different ways you can deepen your knowledge and learn more. Some options to try include: Read astrological books. Take an astrology-focused course (online or in-person). Attend a local meetup to meet other people interested in astrology. Use resources online to better understand various aspects of astrology.
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Apply your astrological knowledge
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This way you can learn more about astrology and practice more at the same time. You can create a chart by hand, use a computer program, or create it online for free at certain websites. You can create a birth chart for yourself or someone else, or create charts for different events. If you would like to print a horoscope template, go to the Always Astrology website: https://www.alwaysastrology.com/astrology-symbols.html
Tip: There are websites that will automatically generate a birth chart for you for free if you have the necessary information, such as a person’s birthday, year and time of birth. Try creating a horoscope using the Astro Library website:
Use the knowledge you have acquired regarding the signs of the zodiac, planetary aspects and elements to interpret your horoscope. Remember that astrology is not an exact science. For that reason, don’t worry if your interpretation doesn’t come across right. You will understand more over time and improve your interpretation skills. If you use a website to create a horoscope, it will also help you interpret the chart.
Create horoscopes based on your astrological insights.
If you are making a chart and want to derive a forecast for a day, week, or month from it, you should try writing a horoscope. This is a method of describing in a nutshell what planetary alignment means to an individual. It’s a great way to practice your astrological skills and expand your knowledge in the field.
It takes a while to understand all astrological concepts. Set aside at least 15 minutes each day to study astrological topics and practice some techniques you’ve learned. Find Top-Rated Astrology Books here.
Do not make important life decisions solely based on astrology.