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Astrology is the ancient art/science of divination based on the influence of the planets in the solar system on people, places and events. A horoscope is a diagram that shows the positions of the Sun and Moon and the planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on a specific day at a specific time (we will refer to all of these as planets from now on). All of these calculations must be made relative to a place on the Earth expressed in lattitude and longitude. To begin your own studies in Astrology you must first get a chart done of the location of the planets at your time of birth: we recommend AstroTheme free charts/readings for this purpose. Bookmark this page, and then visit there and return here for more analysis and study.

The horoscope itself is a simple statement of astronomical facts and can be viewed as a scientific document. The interpretation of the Horoscope by an astrologer or laymen is more artistic and intuitive in nature, but is still based on the historical properties of the planets and how they influence each other and the Earth throughout time immemorial.

Early drawing of astrological constellations
The constellations (US Library of Congress)

The zodiac (a circular band in the sky through which the planets move) is a combined invention of the Egyptians, Chaldeans and the Babylonians. It is divided into 12 equal sections (known as the signs). Many early people mapped the stars in the sky and tracked the patterns and seasons that each group of stars signified. The name zodiac was later coined by the Greeks to mean 'Circus of Animals' since most of the 12 signs of the zodiac represent an animal. For more information about ancient cultures and early astrology (archeo-astrology) see our history of Astrology section.

 zodiac from ancient egypt
Egyptian map of the sky, 'Zodiac of Denderah'

There are three main types of Astrology: Horary, Mundane and Natal.

The first two initial types of Astrology were Horary (for determining auspicious times for taking action), and Mundane (for predicting disasters and other happenings as they are concerned with groups and entire races of people). Eventually around the fifth century BC, the Chaldeans started to observe and record relationships between the planets and a person's destiny - Natal Astrology was intitially developed and then refined by the Greeks.

Natal Astrology (Greek for "I look at the hour") is used to determine the personality type by analyzing the astrological chart at the exact time (when the first breath was taken) and place of birth. This form of Astrology has become the most popular and is the one we will focus on here to allow you to develop and understand your own personality.

 Moon forecasts - early Mesopatamia
Early Cunieform from Mesopotamia gives astrological forecasts from the moon.

To begin interpreting your own chart visit our Astrology methods page for details. Briefly you will learn to determine the signs, houses, the angular aspects and the elements of your own personal horoscope. As we work through each of these sections in order you will learn to interpret your chart and your personality as well as the personalities of others from their chart. By combining Astrology with Numerology the accuracy of the overall interpretation will increase even more. Now to begin our interpretation, complete the following steps in order and refer to our Astrological Workbook chart for filling in the details:

 Interpreting your Horoscope

  1. Signs & symbols.
  2. Elements and qualities.
  3. The Planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, The 12th Planet, Asteroid Belt).
  4. The Houses
  5. Aspects
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