There is a huge misconception about astrology. That somehow the positions of
the moon, sun, planets and asteroids affect our circumstances and that one
can forecast the future by studying the cosmos.
Astrology is recorded as old as measured time. There are many different
approaches to astrology, but they all adopt the same thought that there is an
interrelationship between the heavens and earth - that there is a connection
- that they share a common bond of time and space.
Astrology is the study of the cosmic cycles and events as they are mirrored
in our earthly environment. The belief is that these planetary patterns
attempt to shed a little light on the movement of everyday life. Astrology
strives to give us a little better handle on events that we may perceive as
chaotic at times.
The moon is the most popular celestial body that we recognize as affecting
our moods, our menstrual cycle and even the ocean tides.
The moon goes through four phases every 29 ? days: The first quarter is the
New Moon; then there is the second quarter, third quarter which is the Full
Moon; and then the fourth quarter. This is what we call the waxing and
waning of the Moon that continues in an absolutely, without question,
The Sun works the same way. The sun will return to the solstice points just
as predictable as the moon. The solstice points are spring, summer, autumn
The planets also have a predictable pattern. They each have their own
particular fixed orbit around the Sun. The Moon, Sun and planets all have a
predictable, repetitive connection to one another in space. All of these
patterns are called cycles in astrology.
Therefore, astrology is the study of these events where there is a cycle or a
return back to where they started. It's a huge cosmic clock that has a
A horoscope is merely a slice in time of this astronomical cosmic dance. The
only time this ticking stops is when there is a "moment in time." Such as a
date or a date of birth. The exact time this clock records a moment, there
is a specific planetary arrangement of the cosmos. We take pictures to
record a moment in our life. The same is true for the exact planetary
arrangement at the precise moment we were born. The planets had to be in
some exact order when you were born.
My astrologer, the late Mr. Thomas Seers who was an internationally known
astrologer, explained it to me this way. He said, "a horoscope is merely a
blueprint of the location of planets at the exact time and place of your
birth. This map or "chart" represents a circle of 360°, which is the path
that the Sun appears to follow through the sky (or Earth's orbit around the
Sun), called the ecliptic. This 360° is divided into twelve 30° sections (or
houses). These twelve houses are referred to as "Signs of the Zodiac," or
"Sun signs." This indicates in which house the Sun was found at the time of
birth. Since there are twelve sun signs, we can look at these signs as being
twelve different flavors of pie. Each piece of pie would have its own unique
taste and smell."
The signs always follow an unchanging pattern - Aries, Taurus, Gemini,
Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and
Because of leap years, time zones, and other factors, the exact day and time
when the Sun enters a particular sign varies slightly from year to year. The
exact time when the Sun enters a sign for a specific year and location must
be determined before a chart can be established. The Sun is either in one
sign or the other, it cannot be in two places at once. That would be
impossible. The dividing line between two signs (or two 30° sections/houses)
is called a "cusp." Hence the statement, "I was born on the cusp." When
this happens, it is essential to crunch numbers mathematically to determine
where the Sun was at that exact moment in time.
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