Planets And The Zodiac

Each sign of the Zodiac is represented by a planet. Here are the Planets and some of what they mean:

Sun: The Sun is associated with a sense of power. The house that the Sun occupies will be strongly emphasized. The activities of that house will be of great importance to the subject throughout her life. The characteristics of the sign associated with the Sun are usually intensified. The positive aspect of the Sun is creativity, affection and generosity. The negative trait of the Sun is arrogance.

Moon: The Moon conveys the sense of instinct and cyclic changes. The Moon is the second most important planet aside from the Sun. The characteristics of the Moon sign usually reflects the personality of the subject. Habits, emotions, motherhood, family and social response are the associations of the moon. Positiveness of the Moon is imaginativeness, business shrewdness, maternal instinct and patience. Negative traits include stubbornness, unreliability and irrational behavior.

Mercury: Mercury is communication. Mercury is associated with computers, intellect, science and mental perception. The positive characteristics of Mercury are good memory, logical, communicative and clever. The negative traits are mental constipation, argumentative, nervous and sarcastic.

Venus: The keywords of Venus are love and harmony. Venus is associated with feelings, love, beauty, arts, and fashion. The positiveness of Venus is friendly, well mannered, artistic and lovable. The negative traits are selfish, and unrealistically romantic.

Mars: Fire and energy come to mind with Mars. In ancient times, Mars was regarded as the bringer of wars. It has been perceived as the most powerful planet. Aggression, quickness in action, war and weapons and masculinity are always associated with Mars. The negative traits are boisterous, war-like and quarrelsome.

Jupiter: The keyword of Jupiter is expansion. Jupiter is sometimes known as the good planet. The House in which Jupiter is found usually is associated with very favorable outcomes in that department of life. The expanding quality of the planet can also be associated with the physical size of Jupiter…the largest planet in the solar system. Positive traits are compassionate, optimistic, and sportive. Negative traits are extravagance, irresponsible, indulgent, over-optimistic, and care-free.

Saturn: Limitation and hardship are the main attributes of Saturn. A subject always encounters limitations on the activities in life that are characteristics of the House where Saturn is. Saturn is always associated with slow moving, difficulty, and tension. Because Saturn is a planet that tests the success or tenacity of a subject’s action, Saturn is positively associated with perseverance and fortitude. As well, Saturn sometimes is associated with ill health. The positive traits are trustworthiness, tenacity, and discipline. The negative traits are self-pitying, depressive, and difficult.

Uranus: Sudden changes best represent Uranus. Uranus is associated with modern science, medicine, sex and tele-communication radio systems. The positive traits are inventive and original. The negative traits are sexually perverted, abnormal and impulsive.

Neptune: The keyword of Neptune is unknown. Neptune may reflect the hidden potential capability of a person. The positive traits are subtle, artistic and sensitive. The negative traits are indecisive, careless, and unworldly.

Pluto: Due to its recent discovery (1930), astrologers have not been certain of what Pluto is best to associate with a subject’s characteristics. The best to associate with Pluto is the marking of a new beginning (the end of a cycle) of a life event. Pluto very often is symbolically associated with business, the hidden and unconscious power. The positive traits are financial astuteness, able to start new in unfavorable circumstances. The negative traits are underworld association, and seediness.

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The Connection Between Astrology And Tarot

Tarot astrology is the system through which a reading of the cards in a tarot deck helps you through troubled times by offering a reflection on your past, present and future. Tarot is closely associated with astrology as each card relates to a planet, element, or astrological sign.

Tarot cards are used for divination, often known as fortune telling. But, many psychologists have used them as well, feeling that the cards often make patients delve into how they feel about themselves. This is done through the subconscious. For example, let’s say you know work is not going well, but you do not allow yourself to think about it. Getting a tarot card reading that shows you need to change occupations is not really telling your future so much as it is making you face what is really going on in your life.

A tarot card deck consists of 78 cards that fall into two distinctive parts. The first part is called the Major Arcana. This part of the deck has 22 cards, 21 suitless cards referred to as trumps and one card called The Fool. It is believed that these cards represent different stages of life that we go through. Many are recognizable such as the Magician (associated with the planet Mercury), the Lovers (associated with the astrological sign Gemini), and the Death card (associated with Scorpio).

The other 56 cards are in the Minor Arcana. Arcana is taken from the Latin word akanum, meaning secret. The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits, just like regular playing cards. The four suits are the Cups, the Wands, the Swords, and the Pentacles. Each of these cards represents a certain element of the Earth and is associated with certain astrological signs. The Cups represent water and are associated most closely with Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The Cups stand for emotions, spirituality, and the unconscious. The Wands represent fire and are associated with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. The Wands stand for action, creativeness, and personal growth. The Swords represent air and are associated with Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius. The Swords stand for the mind, intelligence, and knowledge. The final suit, the Pentacles, represents earth itself and is associated with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The Pentacles stand for physique, bodily experiences, and practicality. In addition to the four suits, there are also Court cards including the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess for each suit.

The Minor Arcana cards provide more details to the Major Arcana cards. The Major Arcana gives an individual direction and information about their personal life and emotional and mental state. The Minor Arcana cards offer additional guidance in areas such as relationships, activities, failures, and successes. The Major Arcana cards are seen as more spiritual while the Minor Arcana cards are seen as material.

Over the years, the interpretation of the cards has evolved. Modern decks of tarot cards are much more expressive than the earlier version, due in part to the images being more inclusive and closely associated with their meaning. Tarot readers prize their cards and often will not let others touch them as they are viewed as sacred tools of their trade. Many card sets are often viewed as works of art because of the detailed pictures on each one.

Whether you get a tarot card reading virtually or in person, there are several things you should keep in mind. The tarot card reading should not scare you, but rather give you a better understanding of yourself. They will help you with not only what your future holds, but also what is presently going on in your life. You should leave the reading with a positive attitude and feeling enlightened.

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Progressions In Modern Astrology

Progressions contain the primary timing for your development and growth and show how you evolve and grow. They are generally felt internally. You may make external changes based on them, but they are like the unfolding of your astrological DNA. The timing for all of these changes is very personal, based solely on your own chart. Because evolution is slow, these are slow changes.

Your progress chart is different from your birth chart in that it moves each planet by its amount of daily travel for each year of life after the person is born. Progressions show how you evolve and develop over time. 

The Natal Chart is a map of your life. It’s like if you were able to take a photo at the time of your birth of the planets and of the universe stopped in time. Once developed this ‘photo’ is what the universe has to say about who you are and what you may become. The seeds of the future are always shown in the present, but can we read them? This is what the study of astrology is about, reading the signs of the times and listening to what they have to say about us, now and in the future.

A Natal Chart is made from your month, day, year, time of birth (am/pm), city and state of birth. With this information your Natal Chart can determine your personality, the person you are and who you will become! The Sun, Moon and Rising form your personality, it’s like a pyramid, Sun on top and Moon and Rising at each bottom end. There is a treasure chest of information in a Natal Chart!  

The planets will not be in the same place at the time of your birth again for another 25,000 years, there are no two personalities the same in the world. You are unique!

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The Chart Wheel In Astrology

The Chart Wheel is a map of the space surrounding us at the time of our birth. The wheel is divided into 12 sections called Houses. Planets in the heavens are placed on the Chart Wheel in the houses that correspond to where they actually are in the sky at birth.

In the Chart Wheel, the planets are placed in their Zodiac positions. The Zodiac stretches in a circle through all 360 degrees of the surrounding sky, and this circle is divided into sections of 30 degrees, which make up the 12 signs. Planet positions are measured within signs by degrees, minutes, and seconds of circular arc. Each degree contains 60 minutes of arc and each minute of arc contains 60 seconds of arc. 

The Chart Wheel is divided into 12 sections called Houses. The houses are numbered from 1 to 12. The pie-like lines that divide one house from the next are called house cusps.

Keep in mind that our Earth makes a complete turn on its axis once in 24 hours. The Chart Wheel represents the space surrounding where we were born. It is as if we were standing outside with the sky above us (upper part of chart) and the Earth beneath our feet (lower hemisphere). As the Earth turns, it brings each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac to any part of the wheel once in 24 hours, a new degree of the zodiac every 4 minutes.

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The Ascendant And Midheaven In Your Birth Chart

The Ascendant in a birth chart is known as the rising sign. It is the starting point of the first house in a chart. Contrary to the standard horoscope analysis in the newspaper, where the personality of a person is based on the Sun Sign (the sign where the sun is), astrologers usually put emphasis on the characteristics of the first House, or Ascendant, to project a personality profile.

On the birth chart, the Midheaven is the point where the sun is found midday. The sign where the Midheaven is found not only has a strong bearing on the subject’s outward expression of oneself in one’s world, lifestyle, choice of career, attitude, but also in events that the subject has no direct control. The Midheaven represents ego, and the characteristics that are associated with the sign in which the Midheaven is found, are expressed in an external manner.

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