HOW ASTROLOGY WORKS
You have two horoscopes. Your sun sign (zodiac sign, star sign) chart and your personal birth chart. Your sun sign chart shows the public you. Your personal birth chart, based on your birth time (which only your mother or the midwife know) is private. The sun sign chart shows the headlines of your life because it was invented for the media.
ARIES – it’s about your image, pro le, personal appearance, reputation and package.
TAURUS – it’s about your money, possessions, house, business, apartment.
GEMINI – it’s about your voice across all mediums (like the internet) and all media.
CANCER – it’s about your house, family, home town, homeland, apartment, atmate.
LEO – it’s about serious sexual partners, babies, children, young adults or youth.
VIRGO – it’s about your body, mind and spirit relationship and your daily workload.
LIBRA – it’s about your former, current or potential partner and any enemies (hiss!)
SCORPIO – it’s about deadly serious nancial, property or business relationships.
SAGITTARIUS – it’s about travel and also travel in the mind – so the web or books.
CAPRICORN – it’s about your ambition, mission and position – status and success.
AQUARIUS – it’s about your friendships and groups of all kinds from clubs to teams.
PISCES – it’s about your secrets, the mysteries you keep and all uncredited effort.
HEAVENLY BODIES AND ZODIAC SIGNS
What does it mean when a heavenly body hits the same sign and degree as one of your personal horoscope factors?
BACCHUS – pleasure for its own sake. a chair at the big banquet of life. hedonism!
APOLLO – leaders and leadership. ruthless, inspiring and widely copied.
CHIRON – getting away with what is supposed to be impossible or outrageous. Maybe.
AESCULAPIA – the miracle when something (or someone) comes back from the brink.
PANACEA – remedies, solutions and answers with a right/wrong ethical component.
HYGIEA – prevention is better than cure! protection and insurance against risk.
SATURN – the basic, tough realities which require strategies and teach lessons
OPS – practical and positive solutions for hard times always result in satisfaction.
VESTA – one male and two or more females. think henry viii or hugh ‘bunny’ hefner.
URANUS – unintentional invention and accidental creation. It’s electrifying!
NEPTUNE – escaping into alternative universes. the ultimate holiday from reality.
SALACIA – two alternative realities which comfortably exist side by side
PLUTO – taking and taking over, until a forced compromise agreement is reached.
CERES – a change in the balance of power which must be accepted. learn to share!
PROSERPINA – the go-between who connects two powerful people or organisations.
THE SUN – the spotlight is here. attention is being paid – everything is illuminated.
THE MOON – the human need to be needed (mother-child dependency) is obvious now.
MERCURY – the internet, your telephone, the mail, commuting and short journeys.
MERCURY RETROGRADE – all the areas listed above get stuck, go slow or reverse.
VENUS – the chemistry between lovers and partners with all its highs and lows.
VULCANUS – the willpower to control strong emotion (rage, desire) equals power.
PSYCHE – what lasts forever after a series of tests and trials – the immortal!
CUPIDO – strong longing, right or wrong, which never lasts beyond weeks/months.
MARS – the roman god of war is associated with ghting, competing and sport.
JUPITER – opportunity and solutions. Vast open doorways and very big answers.
JUNO – commitment with all its pros and cons. Security versus loss of freedom.
FORTUNA – the wheel of fortune means every high becomes a low and vice versa.
MINERVA – feminine wisdom is never obvious nor ashy but runs very deep.
DIANA – freedom and wildness without com- promise. no ties and no restraints.
THE NODES AND THE ANGLES
THE TRUE NORTH NODE – KARMA MEANS A VERY FAMILIAR STORY IS PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO WATCH IT FROM A DISTANCE IF YOU WISH.
THE TRUE SOUTH NODE – KARMA MEANS REP- ETITION, NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY AND DO. THE BEST WAY THROUGH? USE THIS TO BE- COME PHILOSOPHICAL. LEARN.
THE ASCENDANT OR RISING SIGN – THE WAY ONE IS SEEN OR REGARDED, FOR BETTER OR WORSE. WHAT ONE MAKES OF THE SIGN THAT IS ASCENDING. IMAGE.
THE DESCENDANT – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER. YOUR ENEMY OR OPPONENT. (HEY, SOMETIMES THE FIRST LIST GETS ONTO THE SECOND LIST).
THE MIDHEAVEN (MC) – YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT AND HIGHEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT ALSO BE YOUR CAREER.
THE IMMUM COELI (IC) – YOUR FAMILY TREE. YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS’ CULTURE AND PATTERNS. YOUR HOME TOWN AND HOMELAND (REAL OR ADOPTED)
THE ASPECTS CONJUNCTION – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES HOLD HANDS AND JOIN FORCES.
SEMI-SEXTILE – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES ARE CONNECTED AT A DISTANCE.
SEXTILE – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES WORK TOGETHER IN A TWO-WAY STORY.
SQUARE – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES CLASH. THE SITUATION IS HARD TO SQUARE.
TRINE – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES FLOW SEAMLESSLY IN A FATED EPISODE.
QUINCUNX – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES TELL RELATED BUT DIFFERENT STORIES.
OPPOSITION – TWO HEAVENLY BODIES CLASH. YOU, OR THE WORLD, IS CONFLICTED
ALL ABOUT MERCURY RETROGRADE
When the planet of communication, transportation and information appears to stop and move backwards, it is retrograde. mercury has three phases. First retrograde shadow. The actual retrograde. Final retrograde shadow. What is the shadow? It’s when everything gets stuck or goes backwards, alters shape or – this is the trick part – appears to be operating normally, only to go way off course, weeks later!
Mercury retrograde does not mean the sky falls on your head. Just have plan b and make allowances for rescheduling, product recall, printer errors, computer problems, extreme weather affecting transport and so on. Mercury retrograde means you put ‘re’ in front of anything for results. So it’s a good time for rescheduling, rehearsing, rehashing. It’s not a great time to buy, sign or launch.