Astrology 101

 

One way to understand astrology is that it's like a Rubik's cube with lots of moving parts and nearly endless combinations.  In doing a reading, an astrologer is considering:



  • where the signs are located and which houses they are ruling

  • whether any signs are ruling more than one house or ruling none

  • whether any houses are completely devoid of planets, asteroids and other chart entities

  • the pattern of distribution of planets throughout the 12 houses

  • the balance of planets in the 4 elements and 3 modalities

  • how the planets, asteroids and other chart entities are sitting in relation to other planets, asteroids and other chart entities

  • the different types of patterns made by those relationships

  • which planets, asteroids and other chart entities are in what houses

  • the degree and minute of each house cusp, planet, asteroid and other chart entity

  • the individual meanings of each component, and the meaning of each minor combination -- the meaning of the planet in the sign in the house in aspect / relationship to some other meaning of another planet in its sign in its house

  • the meaning of the whole for the enlightenment of the client



Perhaps you can see how a mere paragraph describing an action or expectation of your Sun sign only of the sort published in newspapers and ezines can't begin to give a full or accurate astrological reading.

 It should also be clear from this list of considerations that astrology is at its most fundamental an observational and measured science, as well as a diagnostic tool, personality inventory, and interpretive art.

To have your chart cast you will need to provide your birth date, birth location, and birth time.  If you don't know your birth time and family can't estimate it, I have a process for approximating it.