11.08.2017

Astrology Basics

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WHAT IS ASTROLOGY?

For centuries, humans have looked to the heavens for guidance. Astrology is, put simply, the study of the correlation between the astronomical positions of the planets and events on earth. Astrologers believe that the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the time of a person's birth have a direct influence on that person's character. 

Astrology can be used as a powerful and fun tool for understanding ourselves, others, and the world around us. We use many different tools, or languages, to define and understand our world. For example, we can use psychological tools and terminology to explore human behavior. Similarly, Astrology gives us tools for understanding our human behavior and presents us with an opportunity for communicating our observations with others and using timing to get what we desire and navigate challenging times and difficult relationships. 



The 12 signs are recognized according to element and quality or modality. The first category reads as follows: Earth, Fire, Water & Air. 

 

Qualities (There are three qualities in Astrology)


Fixed: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius (Determined/Passionate/Committed personalities)

Cardinal: Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn  (Active/Outgoing/Enthusiastic personalities)

Mutable: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces  (Changeable/Malleable/Flexible personalities)

How are they different and what does this mean?


Fixed signs are imaginative, passionate, and emotional, subtle, persistent, intense, obstinate and unyielding. They are the organizers of the zodiac. They tend to move more slowly than cardinal signs and can be seen as stubborn. They resist change and they are always on the lookout to establish roots and stability.

Mutable signs are reserved, modest, practical, discriminating, industrious, analytical, painstaking as they seek to know and understand. They are the communicators of the zodiac. They are flexible, changeable and communicative. They don't get locked into rigid thoughts or belief systems.

Cardinal signs are reserved, prudent, patient, are naturally acquisitive, disciplined, determined and quick to seize opportunity. They are the leaders of the zodiac. They are active, impatient and great at starting things. But unless a project or relationship holds their attention, they lose interest and may not always finish what they start.

Elements (There are four elements in Astrology) Earth, Air, Fire & Water


Water:  Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: (Keywords of Water signs are Secretive, Reflective and Strategists) Water signs live through their emotions, imaginations and intuitions.


Fire: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: (Keywords for Fire signs are Aggressive, Dynamic and Idealistic) Fire signs are warm, optimisitic and passionate about whatever they do.


Earth: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: (Keywords of Earth signs are Practical, Studious and Disciplined) Earth signs are the builders of the zodiac. They are practical and grounded in everything they do.


Air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: - (Keywords for Air signs are Analytical, Detached and Social) Air signs live in world of ideas. They are excellent communicators.

 

The Overall Blending Elements and Qualities



Fire Signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Fire blends well with Fire and Air but will need tolerance and patience when blending well with Earth and Water signs.

Air Signs- Gemini, Libra and Aquarius


Air blends well with Fire and Air but will need to exercise tolerance when dealing with Earth and Water.

Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Water blends easily with Water and Earth but requires extra tolerance to blend with Fire and Air.

Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

Earth blends easily with Water and Earth but will need patience to blend with Fire and Air.
Mercury - Intellect, and logic, self-expression
Mars - Sexuality, aggression, physical energy, motivation and war 


The Planets in Astrology

Sun - The Ego, 1st impressions and YOUR image.

Moon - What you need and who you need.

Venus - Love, appreciation, admiration, money, music and all things harmonious, beauty and what attracts you and how you love others. 

Jupiter - Luck, success, beliefs, expansion and prosperity

Saturn - Lessons and tests of maturity

Pluto - Transformation (slow but powerful change) 

Sex, birth and death and personal rebirth to an ultimate transformation.

Uranus - Shock, sudden surprises and events you didn't see coming/The unexpected 

Neptune - Illusions, deception, magic and things we can't see clearly


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Home is where YOUR planets belong!

Here is a breakdown of the BEST/IDEAL placements for YOUR planets to be in/occupy.

Aries- Mars (Mars in Aries)

Taurus - Venus in it's sensual form (Venus in Taurus)

Gemini-Mercury in it's communicative form (Mercury in Gemini)

Cancer - The Moon (Moon in Cancer)

Leo- The Sun (Sun in Leo)

Virgo- Mercury in it's critical form (Mercury in Virgo)

Libra - Venus -in it's aesthetic and critical form (Venus in Libra)

Scorpio- Pluto, co ruled by Mars (Pluto in Scorpio) 


Sagittarius- Jupiter (Jupiter in Sagittarius)


Capricorn-Saturn (Saturn in Capricorn)


Aquarius - Uranus replacing Saturn (Its previous ruler) (Uranus in Aquarius)


Pisces- Neptune replacing Jupiter (Its previous ruler) (Neptune in Pisces)


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The following placements in your CHART are referred to as having a planet(s) in exalted signs. That's the NEXT BEST placement for your PLANETS to fall are below. Read for more below:



Sun exalted in Aries: physical energy, assertion, sexual energy, motivation, self-confidence and won't take no for an answer.



Moon in Taurus: Instincts and reactions are always on target and there is an ability to excel in Creativity



Mercury exalted in Aquarius: The ability to win a universal audience through factual logic, innovative concepts and intellectual staying power.


Venus exalted in Pisces: Sensitivity will encourage a love of everyone, unusual creativity and universal appeal.



Mars exalted in Capricorn: This placement instinctively knows how to put the right energy to work which always results in fame and fortune on some level.


Jupiter exalted in Cancer: This placement will encourage the need to mother others and grow from it.

Saturn exalted in Libra:  This placement brings issues of justice, balance, responsible judgement and rational thinking.

Uranus exalted in Scorpio: This placement is overly extreme, intense and brings about transformation.

Neptune exalted in Cancer: This placement is able to get security without the help of others and also is blessed with an ability to transcend to an elevated status.

Pluto exalted in Pisces: This placement removes what isn't working with what does work. It also clears out the past to make way for a transition and a transformation into the future.


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Here is a breakdown of the Best Placements for the planets to be in.

Aries- Mars (Mars in Aries)
Taurus - Venus in it's sensual form (Venus in Taurus)
Gemini-Mercury in it's communicative form (Mercury in Gemini)
Cancer - The Moon (Moon in Cancer)
Leo- The Sun (Sun in Leo)
Virgo- Mercury in it's critical form (Mercury in Virgo)
Libra - Venus -in it's aesthetic and critical form (Venus in Libra)
Scorpio- Pluto, co ruled by Mars (Pluto in Scorpio)
Sagittarius- Jupiter (Jupiter in Sagittarius)
Capricorn-Saturn (Saturn in Capricorn)
Aquarius - Uranus replacing Saturn (Its previous ruler) (Uranus in Aquarius)
Pisces- Neptune replacing Jupiter (Its previous ruler) (Neptune in Pisces)

Those are considered the ideal locations for planets in your natal chart. Planets in those houses will make little effort yet net huge rewards. Check out your natal (birth) chart and look for any of the above planets to fall in those signs.The next best place for your planets are what are referred to as planets in exalted signs. 

Sun exalted in Aries: physical energy, assertion, sexual energy, motivation, self-confidence and won't take no for an answer.

Moon in Taurus: Instincts and reactions are always on target and there is an ability to excel in Creativity

Mercury exalted in Aquarius: The ability to win a universal audience through factual logic, innovative concepts and intellectual staying power.

Venus exalted in Pisces: Sensitivity will encourage a love of everyone, unusual creativity and universal appeal.

Mars exalted in Capricorn: This placement instinctively knows how to put the right energy to work which always results in fame and fortune on some level.

Jupiter exalted in Cancer: This placement will encourage the need to mother others and grow from it.

Saturn exalted in Libra:  This placement brings issues of justice, balance, responsible judgement and rational thinking.


Uranus exalted in Scorpio: This placement is overly extreme, intense and brings about transformation.
Neptune exalted in Cancer: This placement is able to get security without the help of others and also is blessed with an ability to transcend to an elevated status.


Pluto exalted in Pisces: This placement removes what isn't working with what does work. It also clears out the past to make way for a transition and a transformation into the future.