Astrology 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Astrology

Astrology 101

Have you ever wondered what your astrological sign says about you? Sure, some people think its all nonsense, but if youre curious about your own birth chart or how different astrological signs interact with each other, there are some basic principles that might shed some light on this mysterious art. Here are the basic principles of astrology explained so that anyone can understand them.

What is Astrology?

Astrology is the art of interpreting celestial phenomena and using them to guide us on an individual level. Some of these can be more or less helpful, and youll notice that they can also be ambiguous at times. Astrology can help to predict the future, but its not a definitive method of determining your destiny. Its very much like fortune tellingif youve ever had a psychic or astrologer tell you the future and you felt as though theyd gotten it wrong, thats because they most likely did. Advertisement Astrology is also sometimes called mechanical astrology, because it often uses predictable astrological phenomena to help us understand how people behave, who they are, and what theyre like.

How Do You Calculate Your Birth Chart?

You cant talk about astrology without going into some sort of numerical system for making charts. While you may remember in school you learned how to read the big, ancient Roman letters that represent the days of the week, and the words that represent the months and the days of the week in that chart, what youre probably forgetting is that you also learned how to read the actual symbols that represent those letters, too. In the same way, when we talk about the positions of the planets and the position of the sun at the time of your birth, youre actually reading the day of the month, and then the years, and then the signs, and then how those two line up, and then you can read the position of the sun in your birth chart.

The 12 Zodiac Signs

As we know, there are 12 zodiac signs: the same signs that every single person on the planet born in one year, at one specific moment, is born under. These are the signs that each of us, astrologically speaking, falls under, because every single astrological sign is the exact same in terms of location and altitude in the sky, and therefore what that person experiences during his or her birth year. All of the signs have at least one planet in them (Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn for the signs Aries, Gemini, and Cancer; Saturn, Mars, and Neptune for the signs Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, and Capricorn). These planets are also ruled by the 12 zodiac signs, as they are also the ones that appear in each zodiac sign. Each sign is a divine personality that is different from everyone elses.

An Introduction to the Planets

The seven known planets are the primary influences in astrology. The planets orbit the sun throughout the year. All planets orbit in a circle, and so they each affect the other planets in different ways. While we can’t exactly tell the relationships between the planets, its important to remember that planets dont exactly orbit the sun in the same way. Planets are thought to be huge balls of rock and ice and light, and each of them can be thought of as little worlds in our solar system. They can, however, orbit planets in other solar systems and beyond our solar system, too. Earth is the only planet thats within our own solar system. But, Earth is not a planet. Its a starjust like the sun, and each planet has a star in the sky that it orbits.

How do the planets affect us?

As the planets travel around the Sun, they interact with each other. These interactions determine which planets dominate the zodiac. These planets, in turn, influence everything from who you meet to the outcomes of your choices. How can I know if its the right time to meet someone? If you do meet someone, you might think you know for certain if its the right person for you. But since the planets dont have a yes or no answer, you may have to take your own path to discover whether the person is right for you. The key is to take your own feelings and intuition into account. Ask yourself questions like: Does this person make me feel safe? Does this person support me and my values? Do I think the other person is trustworthy? Does this person show me they care about me?

How can you incorporate them into your life?

For those who still think astrology is total bunk, the only way you can give up on the idea is to let go of your skeptical mind and give astrology a chance. The first step is to start with the basics and to appreciate that astrology is a tool to help you understand the world around you. With a little bit of study, you might find out that your life is easier if you listen to the signs instead of listening to what the people in the streets are saying. The theory that your personality and your destiny is based on the time you were born is based on a long-standing tradition and superstition that is still maintained by a majority of the people around the world.


Astrology is a complex field of study. Its been over 2,000 years since the Greeks and Romans first put the idea in peoples heads. Astrology isnt a religion, and it doesnt promise that it can predict the future, but it does offer many fascinating insights into the human experience, and its an easy way to find out how the people in your life think, act, and react to the world around them.

Linda Green

Linda Green

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