Astrology is so much more than a Sun Sign!
Almost everyone knows whether they are a Pisces or Taurus. What that means is that when you were born the Sun was in the zodiac sign of Pisces or Taurus etc. covering a time period of about 30 days! Sun Sign Astrology, as we call it, found in the newspaper Horoscope columns, has only really been popular since 1930 in the western world.
Your personal astrological map, (your horoscope) includes so much more.
In addition to the Sun (which is in fact the only true star used commonly in modern astrology), we add our Moon, the five ‘traditional’ planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and the three modern planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Chiron, the North and South Nodes of the Moon and the Ascendant, Midheaven and house cusps. There are several asteroids, Arabic parts or lots and fixed stars to consider if we want to go deeper.
Each one of these “heavenly bodies” and significant points is found in one of the 12 zodiac signs, adding another layer to the story. With all this to consider you may well realise that your Sun sign is only the tip of the complex astrological iceberg!
For help understanding your chart visit the Quick Guide for beginners.
Where are we now?
So much more to learn
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