In addition to these main chapters, find plenty of pages on specialty subjects such as retrograde planets, astrology elements, the great ages age of Aquarius, age of Pisces , lunar nodes, Chiron and more. I hope you enjoy your visit. Just as it is important to observe the element that is strongest in the astrology chart, it is also important to note the element, if any, that is not significantly represented in the horoscope.
A reading, that may be appropriate when such an absence is noted, is also provided below. Many astrologers consider the element of each of the planets when determining which of the elements may be more significant in an astrology horoscope.
My method for evaluating the strength of an element in a birth chart is to assign a value of 4 to the element associated with the Sun; the Moon element is assigned a value of 3; Mercury, Venus, and Mars sign elements are assigned a value of 2 each, and Jupiter and Saturn each have a value of 1. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are disregarded because their element is more societal affecting large groups of individuals born during a period. Using this approach, if as many as 8 points are concentrated in one element, it is considered a preponderance in that element.
The cardinal group includes Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. These signs are more inclined to embrace activity and have a quick grasp of situations and opportunities.
The fixed group consists of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. This is a goal oriented group that succeed by unwavering resoluteness and even stubbornness. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These signs rely on flexibility, experiences, and memories.
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Thus, I have tallied 6 in the fixed signs, 6 in the cardinal signs, and 3 in the mutable signs. A few of you may end of using two of these mini readings.
If you have a preponderance of one mode or a combination of two, and also an absence of another, then both the preponderance reading and the absence reading would be appropriate. Here are delineations of the different mode of expression types, combinations of two of the mode of expression types, and the possibilities when one of the modes is mostly absent in your birth chart or the birth chart of your subject: Yet, even now a large majority of astrologers do not employ it at all. I suppose that this reluctance to accept Chiron is somewhat akin to the hesitancy early on of acknowledging Pluto in the s and s.
There indeed is a chance that Chiron will become an accepted astrological "planet" taking its place as ruler of one or the other of the signs currently sharing a planetary ruler with another sign. The strongest arguments make Chiron ruler of either Virgo or Libra. There seems to be very plausible reasons supporting each of these ideas.
Sagittarius is also mentioned as having association because in mythology, Chiron was a centaur and teacher. Others probably still a majority contend that it can rule none of the above because it is a comet, not a planet. Newcomers and novice students are advised not to embrace new theories in astrology too quickly. Indeed, there may be missing planets.
Are they in the astro belt, beyond Pluto, or is Chiron part of the answer? Interesting stuff, but not much has gone into from here. On some charts, and in the ephemeris an almanac of the daily planetary positions , planets which are in retrograde are denoted by a tiny R after the degree and minute designation. While older astrology books may suggest that retrograde planets in the birth chart are debilitated in some way, modern literature has mostly dropped this.
At most, a suggestion that a retrograde planet may denote delayed development of factors relating to that planet. Many astrologers barely mention the retrograde status of a planet in the natal chart.
Modern astrologers do pay attention to retrograde planets in their transit. Again, the tendency is to view periods of retrograde as being negative. The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another.
The aspects formed between the planets describe these relationships, the positions of the planets in relation to the place of birth tell us of their expression in the spheres of life depicted by the astrological houses. By interpreting the roles of these players the planets and their qualities the elements, signs and houses and creating a synthesis, astrology is able to present a complete and comprehensive picture of the person and his potential, based on the natal horoscope.
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