Astrology is a symbolic language with ancient roots, as well as a way to track cycles of time.Astrology is a word that comes from astro (stars) and logos (language). That’s why it’s often called the language of the stars.
Your birth chart is the position of the planets at the moment of your birth. The psychologist Carl Jung wrote, “Like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born.”
If you don’t know your birth time, you can use 12 PM (Noon). Take note that this still gives you a sense of the planets in the Zodiac signs. However, it won’t be able to place planets accurately in the Houses.
Every culture has star lore, and the earliest spiritual traditions spring from first-hand observations of the stars above. The Zodiac, or circle of animals, is a product of the human imagination. Many myths come from what different peoples see in the shapes of the constellations.
For some, astrology is just a language used to describe the energies that make up the universe. For others, it’s the observation of the planets and the patterns of energy they create at any given moment.
The ancients were wise to the Seasons of the Sun — the Solstices and Equinoxes.
The other cosmic bodies were observed, with the same curiosity, and search for meaning. This knowledge of cycles and patterns has been used to ponder fate, predict events and even chose a marriage partner.
What is Astrology?
Most horoscopes are based on the Sun sign, which are the twelve signs of the Zodiac that most people are familiar with.
The Sun sign is the central Star and a great starting point. Go on and observe people you know to see how whether or not they have traits true to their Sun Sign.
Many astrologers come up with predictions based on your Sun sign and where other planets fall in your solar houses. The solar house is created with your Sun in the first house, and following the Zodiac around counter-clockwise around the wheel.
After the Sun sign, what’s next in Astrology?
When you know the time you were born, you’re able to cast an accurate chart with the rising sign in place on the wheel.
When you’re ready to go deeper, your Moon sign reveals your emotional nature, the intimate side that only a trusted few are able to
Astrology and Relationships
Which Zodiac signs are a love match? Each of us is a complex blend of all our planets, so add dimension to your astro analysis by looking at the Moon and Rising signs. Venus reveals what kinds of friends and lovers you are attracted to, and what makes you attractive to others. Mars reveals what revs up your mojo, and how you pursue the object of your desire.
Aries in Love
Aries is aroused around by other Fire signs (Leo and Sagittarius.) If egos don’t go supernova, the Aries-Leo match grows into mutual adoration. The Aries-Sagittarius couple hits the ground running and thrives with common goals. Aries stays inspired with the uplifting currents of air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini).
Taurus in Love
Taurus takes it slow and easy with other Earth signs Capricorn and Virgo. But Capricorn would be wise not to get bossy with the Bull. Same goes for Virgo with the tendency to critique. Taurus feels at home with water signs, which help to bring out the Bull’s cuddly nature. Other fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) attract Taurus, and can lead to pairings of love and “divine” struggle together.
Gemini in Love
Gemini finds the mental stimulation it craves from other Air signs Libra and Aquarius. The fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) keep Gemini from becoming bored, and promise a lifetime of spontaneity.
Cancer in Love
Cancer feels emotionally understood with the other Water signs Scorpio and Pisces. Earth signs have the slower rhythm that appeals to Cancer, and are often just as security-oriented.
Leo in Love
Leo rises to the challenge of burning with other Fire signs Aries and Sagittarius. But the Leo pride could be deflated if Aries loses interest and Sadge takes a too casual approach. A Leo-Aquarius match makes sense and throws the door wide to a lifetime of growth. Leo-Taurus has friction, but I’ve seen this combo thrive — there is shared sensuality and enjoyment of the finer things.
Virgo in Love
Virgo’s focus is on devotion and daily rhythm, and other Earth signs Capricorn and Taurus support their earnest traits. Virgo doesn’t mind playing helpmate to Capricorn, or building beauty alongside Taurus. But Virgo needs to keep from being weighted down, a danger of being with another earth sign. The Virgo-Cancer combo brings two worriers together, but both cherish the little habits that come with life together. Many a Virgo ends up with Pisces for a match that draws them into the emotional depths.
Libra in Love
Libra veers toward other bright minds like Gemini and Aquarius. But Libra may think Gemini a flibbertygibbet, and Aquarius too rigid in their own views. When a Libra meets the other cardinal signs Aries, Cancer and Capricorn, they’ll be faced with frictions that make them giddy with relationship challenges. For these pairs to work, you’ll have to understand the different ways you take charge. There are Libra-Libra pairs in abundance, since both love Love.
Scorpio in Love
Scorpio merges swimmingly with other Water signs Cancer and Pisces. But Scorpio will need to trust enough for true emotional revelation to experience the intimacy they crave. The Scorpio-Taurus match creates a duo with the power to build an empire. The Scorpio-Scorpio couple has to fight (literally) to keep from imploding, but they can work out most things in the bedroom.
Sagittarius in Love
Sagittarius is on the move and admires the spark of other Fire signs Aries and Leo. The Sagittarius-Gemini couple star in their own action adventure and are best friends, as well as lovers. Aquarius understands Sadge independence. The physical Sagittarius can find an unspoken understanding with any of the Earth signs Capricorn, Virgo or Taurus. Sagittarius is known as the “friend of the Zodiac” in more ways than one.
Capricorn in Love
Capricorn is drawn to the other Earth signs Virgo and Taurus. But Capricorn could get restless with these two, and seek out relationships with more edge. Like in life, Capricorn is an achiever in romance, and other cardinal signs Cancer, Libra and Aries offer that coveted brass ring. The Capricorn-Aquarius match has a cool dignity that gives each plenty of emotional space.
Aquarius in Love
Aquarius wants both love and freedom, and the other Air signs Gemini and Libra are good prospects. But the rebel Aquarius balks at Libra’s people-pleasing ways, and might find Gemini too all over the place. The Aquarius-Leo match foretells many interesting puzzles to unravel over time. A Virgo or Capricorn can bring the Aquarius down to Earth, but without forcing too much togetherness. True to form, Aquarians will likely surprise everyone with the mate they choose.
Pisces in Love
Pisces is cherished as an enigma with the other Water signs Cancer and Scorpio. The Pisces-Virgo allows the drifter to find a piece of land to settle on, and lifts Virgo up from the mundane to see life from more lofty perspective. A Pisces-Pisces affair could lead to total oneness, but they should make sure they have a separate life, too.
Love Chemistry and the Elements
Some Sun sign combinations are naturally harmonious. One traditional rule is that there’s an easy rapport between Sun signs of the same element.
The four elements are:
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius);
Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo);
Air (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini)
Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).