If you asked the average person about astrology they probably would reply with something to the effect of- I know my star sign and read my daily horoscope in the newspaper.
Well, thats not really astrology. I mean it is, but it merely touches the surface of an art form that is much bigger and much more insightful than just a daily one hundred words.
Astrology is so much deeper than just being a “Gemini” or an “Aquarius”, sure it means something, but not really a whole lot.
There are infinite stars and planets in our Universe however, the ones circling closest to planet earth and the sun – Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and even the Moon all have their own energy.
If you don’t believe that a planet can have its own energy think of it this way- take New York and Los Angeles; two big cities but they are both unique in their own way, they have their own energy. Now take that same philosophy and apply it to the planets and the moon, they all have their own energies that vibrate out into the Universe.
So when you were born, the planets were arranged in a completely unique configuration to you, but your star sign, that is the sign that your Sun was in seems to get the most attention. Why?
Well, many astrologers believe that your Star or Sun sign indicate the core of your being and who you are however, no two people are ever really the same, even in Astrology.
This is because you have to take into account all the planets, the Moon and the signs they were in. For example, you could have a Sun sign of Gemini but then have a host of other planets sitting in Capricorn. This would not change your Gemini status, but it would give you more Capricorn-like energy too.
In fact, your Sun sign is really only a small percent of the picture. If you ever had a professional astrology reading you would know that our core personality is a blend of our Sun sign and also what is called, a “rising” sign. This is the constellation that was on the horizon when you were born.
This even further complicates the “horoscope” theory because in order to be extremely accurate you must not only read your Sun sign but also your rising sign.
To know your rising sign you have to know what time you were born and then have your natal astrology chart drawn. There are many free services that will do it online for you, however computerised charts don’t really take into account a holistic picture.
So, is it even worth reading your daily horoscope?
There is definitely no harm, but know that is is just a very, very brief glimpse and not really a full understanding of what astrology can really teach you.
If you have to read any forecasts I would recommend Susan Millers’ AstrologyZone, her monthly write ups are long but very, very insightful. Even she tells her readers to read both their sun and rising signs for the greatest accuracy.
While her monthly forecasts are some of the best around, nothing beats consulting a professional astrologer to really understand your own personal natal chart and how the energy of the planets work together to inspire you.
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