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Everyday Astrology
May 10, 2021
Explaining Astrology

When you first began to read a little, learn a little, dig a little deeper into Astrology, you likely learned most mainstream astrology -- the daily horoscopes in newspapers, magazines & online ... the kind at drugstore & grocery checkouts -- are based on something called Sun Sign astrology, the Zodiac sign that contained the Sun on the day you arrived.

Astrology is a cosmic science & you gotta start somewhere. But then you probably heard about something called a Moon Sign & it was off to the races.

The Sun occupies a special place in your horoscope & has a sign attached to it. So does the Moon -- the sign the Moon was in when you were born. (You find this with a book called an ephemeris -- or you let a computer program cast your horoscope. Or you tell an Astrologer you're ready to get your "chart done.")

From there you either do research, take classes or buy books containing answers to Astrology's basic questions. What does the Sun mean? What does the Moon mean? What else is going on? How long is this parade & how complicated does it get? (The answer is very complicated, depending on how deep you want to go & how much you want to learn.)

If you were impressed (or intrigued) by what Sun Sign astrology can do, what the Sun's position in the sky when you were born can reveal about you, you may be gobsmacked when you add in information from the Moon. A more dimensional picture forms & you may see why some of the things in your Sun Sign reading sounded a little off.

When you add in the Moon, things start to make more sense. And there are eight more planets to discover. Suddenly, you're hooked.

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Everyday Astrology
March 1, 2020
Explaining Astrology

Astrologers use the various celestial bodies as they travel through the sky-map of the Zodiac as a way to chart the different cycles of creative action. Then they translate it all into the circular pattern of the horoscope with its twelve house divisions & mysterious squiggles & symbols, & from there ... the interpretation begins.

So, based on the premise, "You gotta start somewhere," Astrologers start to describe the character of the person or event the chart reveals by locating the Sun. That's the starting point. There are good & valid reasons for this. I don't mean to make light of it. Sun information is fascinating ... & profoundly enlightening (no pun intended.) But a horoscope contains so much more!!

But let's assume there's wisdom in this method ... because, again ... you gotta start somewhere. The Sun in a horoscope will be contained in a Zodiac sign -- there are twelve of them. Signs, that is. The Sun will occupy only one -- the one where it was traveling when the event (or birth) the chart examines ... happened.

The horoscope is exactly that ... a map of the sky frozen in time at the one particular instant you want to investigate. That's why an exact time & place are important as well as the date ... to get a complete & exact picture of what was "born" then & there. The Sun, Moon & each planet will occupy one Zodiac sign & one exact spot in the sky.

And the sky overhead will be different, the arrangement of celestial bodies will be different at the exact same moment in New York or L.A., Honolulu, Singapore, Zurich or London. That's why the exact time & place matter ... are critical even.

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Why Take Astrology Seriously? -- Oh, the things Astrology -- can do for you!! ---> It's more than a newspaper fun-feature. Astrology provides an interesting road-map that can help you "decode" some of the mysteries of your life, your relationships, other people, your individual past, your unfolding future, and your personal destiny. If you look at that list carefully, you'll see a tremendous wealth of material available through this often abused and misunderstood occult discipline. So let's start here ... with some statements about your horoscope and why it's important.

Working with What Works ... -- Until something better comes along ---> It's not "the stars" ... ---> I can understand why logical, rational people meeting the ideas of astrology for the first time (or the fifth time ... or the twentieth) without looking deeper would consider it all a bunch of claptrap. Yes, it can seem arbitrary and shallow, just a silly parlor game, which makes those of us so taken by it look like deluded, superstitious fools. Some astrologers, too, don't help, insisting "the stars" -- or more correctly "the planets" -- really do influence human events.

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