I came across a friend’s post on Facebook who had shared a funny meme about zodiac signs. As a caption, he wrote that even though he considers the notion of zodiacs as superficial; the meme is true to life. Like this friend of mine, many people look at their daily horoscope and tell themselves that astrology is a waste of time. They believe five sentences cannot sum up the day of all the people in the world. And this is right. Popular horoscopes only pay attention to our Sun sign, which turns out to be just a small part of the entire picture.
Each of us has our unique natal chart. That is our celestial fingerprint, reflecting the placement of the heavenly bodies at the moment of birth. But when we first look at our natal chart, it seems incomprehensible. Even armed with all the tools at hand, symbols, and keywords, we are unlikely to know where to start, to make sense of it, and to understand what it might tell us.
Let’s start with the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in our natal chart. The Sun sign is our zodiac sign that shows our traits and mission in life. We choose how to navigate them to fulfill that mission. The Ascendant is the rising sign at the moment of birth and signifies our physical appearance and awakening consciousness. If the Sun sign represents what we are learning to become in this lifetime, then the rising sign can be seen as the most direct route our Sun sign will use to learn these lessons. The Moon sets out our instincts and emotional world. For example, if someone is an Aries and they wonder why they keep compromising – something atypical for this zodiac sign – they have the Moon in Libra or Pisces.
Next, come Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, as well as the houses in the natal chart that show what the planets bring to certain aspects of our lives. Another part of the natal chart is the conjunction, opposition, square, trigon, sextile, etc. These aspects show the angle at which the different principles of the planets in the natal chart interact. And the elements of fire, earth, air, and water determine our temperament.
Long story short – Astrology is a science that combines mathematics, astronomy, psychology, and mysticism. It is a science of self-knowledge and self-improvement. If we dig into astrology and start studying our natal chart, we will arrange the puzzle of our journey through this life. Apart from that, we will find out how perfect and logical is the entire Universe. Or, as we also call it, God.