Astrology Basics

If you're like me, you probably have been struggling with astrology. The overwhelming amount of information out there can be daunting when you're first getting started! I'm still learning and I'm not an expert, but I do have a much better grasp of the basics and wanted to share them with you! First off, here's some of my fav places to look at my natal chart: astro-charts.com and the apps Celeste and Time Passages


Here are the 3 types of charts people generally look at in astrology:

Natal - your self chart, the usual one people look at

Universal/Mundane - The World chart which is how people do astro forecasting

Katarchic/Inceptional - Charts for specific events


Next we look at what makes a chart:

Planets - the foundations of the chart

Signs - roles of the planets in your chart

Houses - how the signs interact in your life

Aspects - the interactions of all of it


Now lets look deeper into the planets and their energy:

​Sun

Moon

Mercury

Venus

Mars

​Yang

Ego Creativity

Father

Yin

Inner Emotional

Mother

Neutral

Logic

Intellectual

Yin

Beauty

Love

Femininity

Yang

Assertive

Siblings

Masculinity

​Jupiter

Saturn

​Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

​Yang

Abundance

Knowledge

Spirituality

​Yin

Lessons

Structure

Time

Spontaneity

Innovation

Unconventional Beliefs

​Glamour

Illusion

Spiritual Connection

​​Intensity

Psycological Turmoil

Transformative

The biggest planets to focus on are the first 7 as the last 3 are the furthest away from the sun and tend to be more generational as they take many years to orbit the sun. Now lets look at the Signs: I'm sure you know the signs but lets go over them.. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces The signs correspond to the constellations in the sky and people generally read astrology by seeing how the planets correlate to the constellations. Through that we see how the signs are the roles of the planets in a chart,

​Ruler

​Element

​Modality

​The ruling planet of signs:

aries - mars

taurus - venus/ceres

gemini - mercury

cancer - moon

leo - sun

virgo - mercury/chiron

libra - venus

scorpio - pluto/mars

sagittarius - jupiter

capricorn - saturn

aquarius - saturn/uranus

pisces - jupiter/neptune

​Temperament of the sign:

Fire - dry & hot

Aries/Leo/Sagittarius

Earth - dry & cold

Taurus/Virgo/Capricorn

Air - wet & hot

Gemini/Libra/Aquarius

Water - wet & cold

Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces

​Mode of Existence:

Cardinal - initiate & catalyze

Fixed - remain steady & hold space

Mutable - transition & adjust

Houses: Zodiac areas of life both internal and external.