People who study Astrology are called an astrologer, astrologist or a mathematicus. Astrology is considered as a form of divination and is different from the study of astronomy. The word Astrology stems from the Greek. The belief in astrology is that the positions of certain celestial bodies either influence or correlate with a persons personality trait. In the past, those studying Astrology used observation of celestial objects and the charting of their movements. These days the Modern study of Astrology uses astrological tables called an ephemeris. There a number of different schools of Astrology including, Babylonian astrology, Hellenistic, Medieval & Renaissance, Modern Western astrology, Modern tropical and sidereal horoscopic, and others.
Much of the Astrology we see these days originated from the ancient Babylonians around the 2nd millennium BCE. By the 4th century BCE, it had found its way to Greece. By the 1st century BCE, it was transformed into the Egyptian tradition of Decanic astrology to create Horoscopic astrology.
Horoscopic Zodiac Astrology : can be divided into four major branches:
Natal Zodiac Astrology : the study of a person's natal chart.
Katarchic Zodiac Astrology : includes electional and event astrology.
The former the best time to begin a new project.
The latter is about understanding an event from the time at which it took place.
Horary Zodiac Astrology : used to answer a specific question.
Mundane Astrology : the use of astrology in relation to world events.
Over history a number of very prominent scientists contributed to astrology and the zodiac including, Tycho Brahe, Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Carl Gustav Jung Johannes Kepler, Carl Gustav Jung and others.
Esoteric traditions in Astrology
Many mystic or esoteric traditions have links to astrology. In some cases, like Kabbalah, this involves participants incorporating elements of astrology into their own traditions. In other cases, like divinatory tarot, many astrologers themselves have incorporated the tradition into their own practice of astrology. Esoteric traditions include, but are not limited to:
Rosicrucian or "Rose Cross"
Historically, alchemy in the Western World was particularly allied and intertwined with traditional Babylonian-Greek style astrology; in numerous ways they were built to complement each other in the search for occult or hidden knowledge. Astrology has used the concept of the four classical elements of alchemy from antiquity up until the present day
Horoscopic astrology is a Sign system that was developed in the Mediterranean region and specifically Hellenistic Egypt around the late 2nd or early 1st century BCE. The tradition deals with two-dimensional diagrams of the heavens, or horoscopes, created for specific moments in time. The diagram is then used to interpret the inherent meaning underlying the alignment of celestial bodies at that moment based on a specific set of rules and guidelines. A horoscope was calculated normally for the moment of an individual's birth, or at the beginning of an enterprise or event, because the alignments of the heavens at that moment were thought to determine the nature of the subject in question. One of the defining characteristics of this form of astrology that makes it distinct from other traditions is the computation of the degree of the Eastern horizon rising against the backdrop of the ecliptic at the specific moment under examination, otherwise known as the ascendant. Horoscopic astrology has been the most influential and widespread form of astrology across the world, especially in Africa, India, Europe, and the Middle East, and there are several major traditions of horoscopic astrology whose origins are Hellenistic, including Indian, Medieval, and most other modern Western traditions of astrology.
Central to horoscopic astrology and its branches is the calculation of the horoscope or astrological chart. This two-dimensional diagrammatic representation shows the celestial bodies' apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place. The horoscope is also divided into twelve different celestial houses which govern different areas of life. Calculations performed in casting a horoscope involve arithmetic and simple geometry which serve to locate the apparent position of heavenly bodies on desired dates and times based on astronomical tables. In ancient Hellenistic astrology the ascendant demarcated the first celestial house of a horoscope. The word for the ascendant in Greek was horoskopos from which horoscope derives. In modern times, the word has come to refer to the astrological chart as a whole.
Branches of horoscopic astrology:
Traditions of horoscopic astrology can be divided into four branches which are directed towards specific subjects or purposes. Often these branches use a unique set of techniques or a different application of the core principles of the system to a different area. Many other subsets and applications of astrology are derived from these four fundamental branches. Natal astrology, the study of a person's natal chart to gain information about the individual and his/her life experience. Katarchic astrology, which includes both electional and event astrology. The former uses astrology to determine the most auspicious moment to begin an enterprise or undertaking, and the latter to understand everything about an event from the time at which it took place. Horary astrology, used to answer a specific question by studying the chart of the moment the question is posed to an astrologer. Mundane or world astrology, the application of astrology to world events, including weather, earthquakes, and the rise and fall of empires or religions.
Aries in Astrology
In Astrology, the sign Aries, which is Latin for Ram, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. The area resembles the head of a ram.
The first sign of the zodiac is concerned with action, winning, exploration and control.
Elemental Quality : Aries is the cardinal fire sign of the zodiac. Aries usually takes the initiative.
Spiritual Goal : To learn how to love unselfeshly.
Personality : Positive : leader, energetic, loves a callenge. Negative : brash, selfish, intolerence.
Luck : red : lily : ram ruby
Appearance : Body : lean and strong. Face : somewhat piercing
Home : When at home aries wants to be the top dog.
Aa a Parent : usually insists on control.
Work : usually self employed, not a clock watcher.
Love : is extremly possessive. Usually unfaithfull in a relationship.
Secret Aries : Thinks they are better than everyone else.
Opposite Sign : libra.
Friends : usually get on better with males, but be warned, they will try to take your wife to bed.
Interests : racing cars, airplanes.
Health : suffers from problems in knees, eyes and back. otherwise very healhty.
Gemini in Astrology
In Latin, the zodiac sign Gemini means twins.
The constellations of Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer in the East.
The third sign of the zodiac is concerned with communication, freedom and curiosity.
Elemental Quality : gemini is the mutual air sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : learning how to get on with others
Personality : Positive : inquisitive, entertaining and youthfull. Negative : restless, impatient and manipulative.
Ruling Planet : mercury
Luck : orange : garnet orchid
Home : likes space to move around in.
As a Parent : gets on the childs wavelength
Work : gets things done and works well with other people
Love : is very sensitive and gets hurt easily.
Friends : will always help a friend in need
Leisure : tennis, travel and crosswords.
Health : watch your lungs and eyes.
Cancer in Astrology
The Western astrology zodiac sign of Cancer is my favorite.
What beautiful people cancer are.
The fourth sign of the zodiac is concerned with home, dreams and comfort.
Elemental Quality : cancer is the cardinal water sign of the zodiac.
Personality : Positive : compassionate, helpful and protective, Negative : possessive, moody and selfish.
Ruling Planet : moon
Luck : yellow almond : moonstone
Appearance : usually slim
Home : likes cooking and tends to spoil visitors
Work : works steady and is reliable
Love : expects tho other to make the moves, sometimes make too many demands on their partner.
Friends : friends are usually regared as being part of the family.
Leisure : enjoy joining clubs, sailing and gardening.
Health : watch your breasts, reproductive area, stomach and back.
Leo in Astrology
Leo is Latin for lion and its constellation lies between the zodiac sign Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east.
The fifth sign of the zodiac is concerned with pleasures, creativity and entertainment.
Elemental Quality : leo is the fixed fire sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to learn the true meaning of love
Personality : Positive : happy disposition, friendly and generosity. Negative : arrogant, moody and short tempered.
Appearance : usually short and slim with dark hair.
Home : offers exellant hospitality
Work : good first impressions only to cause problems with co-workers later on.
Love : leo males and females are complete opposites when it comes to love. the male is loving, caring and stable. the female is emotionally unstable in love and oftens has numerous marriages in a lifetime, sometimes as many as 4-5 marriages.
Friends : tends to move from friend to friend
Leisure : theatre, partys and cigarettes
Health : back, eyes and heart are areas to watch
Virgo in Astrology
Virgo is Latin for virgin and is the constellation of the zodiac that lies between Leo to the west and the Libra to the east.
One of the nice signs in Astrology.
The sixth sign of the zodiac is concerned with cleanliness, reliability and home.
Elemental Quality : virgo is the mutual earth sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to stop playing the victim
Personality : Postive : gentle, generous and kind, Negative : undemostrative and hypochondriac
uling Planet : mercury
Appearance : tall and slim
Home : a home is everything to the virgo, without it they are lost
Work : is a very good worker and does well in nursing
Love : virgo should never marry a libra, in fact they go well with other virgo.
Friends : a virgo friend is a friend for life.
Leisure : loves being at home and enjoys the garden
Health : heart, blood pressure, eyes and diabeties are all areas to watch
Libra in Astrology
The Astrology zodiac sign of Libra is Latin for balance.
Its constellation lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east.
The seventh sign of the zodiac is concerned with appearance, partys and manners.
Elemental Quality : libra is the cardinal air sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to learn about family
Personality : Positive : charming, communicative and cooperative. Negative : narcisstic, indecissive and overbearing
Luck : purple : aloe : emerald
Appearance : generally well balanced
Home : prefers to be out and about rather than at home
Work : good worker, especially trade work.
Love : often unfaithfull and likes to move from partner to partner
Friends : likes lots of friends and making new ones
Leisure : drinking, partys and travel.
Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac and in western astrology.
The eighth sign of the zodiac us concerned with sensuality, passion, secrets and taboos.
Elemental Quality : scorpio is the fixed water sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to learn the meaning of real love
Personality : Positive : passionate, emotional, understanding, Negative : jealous, liar and suspicous
Ruling Planet : both mars and pluto
Appearance : passionate eyes, strong build
Home : likes a country enviroment, forget the city
Work : sometimes a bit lazy, usually prefers not to work
Love : passionate in love, high sex drive and has a reputation for being unfaithfull, especially the male.
Friends : make good frinds, but quite often get used
Leisure : horse riding, dogs, animals, camping
Health : back, reproductive system.
Sagittarius in Astrology
Sagittarius is Latin for Archer.
Its constellation lies between Scorpius to the west and Capricornus to the east.
In Astrology it is depicted as a centaur drawing a bow.
The ninth sign of the zodiac is concerned with philosophy, enviroment, travel and justice
Elemental Quality : sagittarius is the mutable fire sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to help others, especiallyt animals and the enviroment
Personality : Positive : optimistic, spiritual, honest and inspiring, Negative : impatient, argumentive and tends to preach
Ruling Planet : jupiter
Luck : blue : oak : lapis
Appearance : strong build and energetic
Home : should live in country, not city, needs wide open spaces.
Love : is most happy when he or she is loved
Friends : likes lots of friends but often prefers the company of animals to people
Leisure : being outdoors, travel and exploration
Health : asthma, artheritis and hips are weak areas for sagittarius.
Capricorn in Astrology
In Astrology Zodiac Sign Capricorn means the Horned Goat.
Capricorn rules the knees, bones, and skin.
The tenth sign of the zodiac is concerned with planning, responsibility, authority and accomplishmernt
Elemental Quality : capricorn is the cardinal earth sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to understand the feelings of others
Personality : Positive : organizing skills, respectful and realistic, Negative : egotistical, unforgiving and status seeker
Ruling Planet : saturn
Luck : green : willow : onyx
Appearance : stockily built
Home : great pride in their home, likes the finest of furniture and fixtures
Work : strong sense of duty, makes a good lawer
Love : more interested in the appearance of love than real love
Friends : likes friends who are succesfull and powerfull
Leisure : team sport, golf and chess
Health : problems with back, bones and sterility
Aquarius in Astrology
Aquarius is Latin for the Water-bearer or Cup-bearer.
They are a astrology sign that has a natural gft for photography.
The eleventh sign of the zodiac is concerned with fame, friendship and humanitarium issues
Elemental Quality : aquarius is the fixed air sign of the zodiac
Spiritual Goal : to find true self confidence
Personality : Positive : communicative, loyal and independent. Negative : uncertainty, unwilling to fight for beliefs and unco-operative
Ruling Planet : uranus and saturn
Luck : yellow : aspen : sapphire
Appearance : often short, slim with piercing looks
Home : enjoys houseguests and fine foods
Work : average worker, needs creativity, makes a good photographer
Love : attracts the opposite sex like a magnet but never finds what their looking for
Friends : makes a good friend but few confidents
Leisure : photography, music, dance and arts
Health : mostly healthy, watch the lungs.
Pisces in Astrology
Pisces is Latin for fish and its zodiac constellation lies between Aquarius to the west and Aries to the east. A popular sign in astrology they are a gifted people in the area of writing, music and the arts.
The twelth sign of the zodiac is concerned with compassion, dreams, art and drama.
Elemental Quality : pisces is the mutual water sign of the zodiac.
Spiritual Goal : learn the meaning of peace
Personality : Positive : caring, trusting and mystical, Negative : gullible, sensationalist and depressive
Ruling Planet : jupiter and neptune
Luck : violet : lotus : amathyst
Appearance : usually short and thick set
Home : usually untidy, likes an unusual house
Love : romantic and easy to please
Friends : become emotionally attached to their friends, qiute often used
Leisure : movies, theatre and travel
Health : stomach and bowell area need to be watched.
Taurus in Astrology
Taurus are the most stubborn astrology Zodiac Sign, yet they are also the most interesting sign of the astrology zodiac. Its constellation lies between Aries to the west and Gemini to the east. The Bull
April 21 to May 21
Ruling Planet : Venus
Starstone : Emerald
Colour : Pink
Lucky Numbers: 1 10 11 17 28 29 46 71
The second sign of the zodiac is concerned with money, true love, trustworhiness and security. Elemental Quality : taurus is fixed earth sign of the zodiac and represents loyalty.
Spiritual Goal : in each incarnation the true goal of taurus is to find their soul mate.
Personality : Positive : conservative, dependable, calm and loving. Negative : stubborn, and be warned - never betray a taurus!
Secret Taurus : takes the long term view.
Ruling Planet : venus.
Appearance : sturdy body, face often rounded.
Home : enjoys comfort and luxury
As a Parent : of all the star signs taurus makes the best parent.
Work : hard worker, prepared to work long hours, usually self employed.
Love : lucky is the starsign that finds a taurus partner, but be warned - a taurus will never forgive a betrayal.
Friends : will expect absolute loyalty.
Interests : painting, horse riding and collecting things.
Health : watch your kidneys and thyroid.
Want to know how to seduce the different Starsigns, let us tell you how.
Astrology Passion Guide
Aries astrology guide to seduction
Never let an Aries win you over easily, or they will also forget you easily. Aries likes those with an independant spirit. Every day is a new day for Aries, so be prepared for anything. Take pride in your Aries partner. Always make sure to heep praise on an Aries. Never chase an Aries. Dont critisize an Aries or their friends. Never ask an Aries for a loan of money. Making love is everything to an Aries and if you say no there will be fireworks.
Cancer astrology guide to seduction
Cancer loves to recieve flowers. Give a cancer plenty of attention. Cancer likes to have long quite evenings at home with their partner. Always remember special; days like valentines day or the first day you met. Cancer's loved to be loved, engulf them in your love and emotion. Cancer's love to recieve special cards. Never make fun of your Cancer they may take you seriously and get hurt. Cancer can sometimes be a bit manipulative when it suits them. Cancer prefers a slow courtship. Always show respect to family members.
Leo astrology guide to seduction
Make sure you always tell your Leo how beautiful they are. Leo will always love to recieve gifts and flowers. Leo loves to bathe in the spotlight, dont take a table in the corner of a restaurant, make sure you sit where everyone can see you and your Leo. Your Leo can be pretty active in the bed so dont expect much sleep. Learn to be submissive, your Leo will want to dominate the relationship. Your Leo likes to flirt around, but dont be caught doing the same yourself. Show your Leo how much they mean to you. If you ignore your Leo they will probably throw a temper tantrum. Let your Leo have the spotlight or they will feel jealous. Your Leo has an inflated vanity, its best just to feed it.
Virgo astrology guide to seduction
A Virgo will expect perfection on their partner. Learn to be patient in dealing with your Virgo. Keep your place clean and tidy, Virgo's dont like messiness. Dont just be a lover to your Virgo, also be their best friend. Never try to feed your Virgo something they dont like, Virgo's are touchy about what they eat and their health. Virgo's like the quite life and will not want to be thrust in the spotlight.
Libra astrology guide to seduction
Learn to develop an interset in the arts and music, your Libra will appreciate this. Always pay a compliment to your Libra. Ask for your Libra's opinion, they always want to have their say. Expect your Libra to be a slow desicion maker, they tend to procrastinate. Libra's tend to be early rises in the morning and will expect the same of you. Libra's tend to be a bit arrogant but dont remind them. Avoid pushing your Libra into making a major desicion, they like to take their time.
Scorpio astrology guide to seduction
Scorpio tends to fall in love at first sight. Be ready and willing to talk about your deepest held secrets and fantasy's. A scorpio likes a partner with natural sex appeal. Scorpio tends to have a never ending appetite for sex, if you cant keep up they may move on. Scorpio usually likes to have the music playing when making love. The scorpio male is the most unfaithfull of all the stars, and is usually attracted to married women, be warned. Scorpio likes to hear the words "I love you" a million times a day. Try not to make your scorpio jealous as they will respond in a way you may not like. If your scorpio thinks your losing interest they will move on quickly, Scorpio's have a habit of falling in and out of love easily.
Sagittarius astrology guide to seduction
Make sure to give your Sagittarius plenty of room to move. Your sagittarius will like to take long walks in the countryside. Camping and weekends away on short notice are a favorite for a Sagittarius. Sagittarius like bright, happy people. Being depressed will turn a Sagittarius off. Sagittarius likes to joke around, so keep your wits about you. Never tell a Sagittarius their wrong, they may be offended. Sagittarius dont like a confined space. Dont rush a relationship with a Sagittarius, they like to take their time and put the relationship to the test.
Capricorn astrology guide to seduction
Appearances mean a lot to a Capricorn, find out what your Capricorn likes and adopt it. Capricorns have a strong interest in their work, you should also. Capricorns like to recieve gifts, but only something expensive. Try not to rile your Capricorn as they can have a bad temper. A Capricorn is slow to commit so learn to be patient. Be carefull of your behaviour in public a Capricorn hates to be embarrased. Always stand by your promise.
Pisces astrology guide to seduction
Enjoy the theatre and museum, these are favorite hangouts for Pisces. Pisces love to watch love stories, not rambo, so choose wisely at the video store. Pisces believe in soul mates. Lovemaking should be sensual, never sexual with a Pisces. Pisces are not strongly interested in financial matters, prefering to leave these things to their partner. Pisces are daydreamers, they live in the spiritual world, not the material. When giving a gift, something in the way of a painting will be a good choice. Pisces want the whole cinderalla routine, flowers, roses, on your knees proposal.
Aquarius astrology guide to seduction
Aquarius likes plenty of free space to move, otherwise they will become unhappy. Aquarius tend to get involved in special causes and ideals, show you care. Aquarius loves a surprise, especially if it is unusual. Aquarius loves to talk so keep the conversation going. Dont demand your Aquarius be too exacting as they tend to waffle around. Be carefull what you say about the way an Aquarius dresses, they tend to be different from the norm. Dont try and force your Aquarius to change their mind, they can become stubborn.
Gemini astrology guide to seduction
Gemini enjoys the game of flirting. Gemini often likes to play with more than one partner. Play hard to get, Gemini enjoys the challange. Gemini usually likes well educated people. Likes to be kept up late at night talking. Keep things fresh, for if a Gemini gets bored they will move on. Gemini hates jealousy. Try to be a good listener when your Gemini speaks. Never be too traditional with a Gemini, try to spice it up a bit.
Zodiac in Astrology
The zodiac is the belt or band of constellations through which the Sun, Moon, and planets transit across the sky. Astrologers noted these constellations and so attached a particular significance to them. Over time they developed the system of twelve signs of the zodiac, based on twelve of the constellations they considered to be particularly important. The Western and Vedic zodiac signs have a common origin in the tradition of horoscopic astrology, and so are very similar in meaning. In China on the other hand, the development of the zodiac was different. Although the Chinese too have a system of twelve signs (named after animals), the Chinese zodiac refers to a pure calendrical cycle, as there are no equivalent constellations linked to it like the Western or Indian zodiacs. The common choice of twelve zodiac signs is understandable considering the interaction of the Sun and Moon was central to all forms of astrology. Twelve cycles of the Moon the months Roughly coincide with one solar year, making twelve a natural choice. The majority of Western astrologers base their work on the tropical zodiac which divides the sky into twelve equal segments of 30 degrees each, beginning with the first point of Aries, the point where the line of the earth's celestial equator and the ecliptic (the Sun's path through the sky) meet at the northern hemisphere spring equinox. Due to the precession of the equinoxes, the slow changing of the way Earth rotates in space, the zodiacal signs in this system bear no relation to the constellations of the same name but stay aligned to the months and seasons. Practitioners of the Vedic astrological tradition and a minority of Western astrologers use the sidereal zodiac. This zodiac uses the same evenly divided ecliptic but approximately stays aligned to the positions of the observable constellations with the same name as the zodiacal signs. The sidereal zodiac differs from the tropical zodiac by an offset called the ayanamsa, which steadily increases as the equinoxes drift further. Furthermore, some siderealists (i.e. astrologers employing sidereal techniques) use the actual, unequal constellations of the zodiac in their work.
Traditions in Astrology
There are many traditions of astrology, some of which share similar features due to the transmission of astrological doctrines between cultures. Other traditions developed in isolation and hold completely different doctrines, although they too share some similar features due to the fact that they are drawing on similar astronomical sources.
The main traditions used by modern astrologers are:
Vedic and Western astrology share a common ancestry as horoscopic systems of astrology, in that both traditions focus on the casting of an astrological chart or horoscope, a representation of celestial entities, for an event based on the position of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the moment of the event. However, Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac, linking the signs of the zodiac to their original constellations, while Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac. Because of the precession of the equinoxes, over the centuries the twelve zodiacal signs in Western astrology no longer correspond to the same part of the sky as their original constellations. In effect, in Western astrology the link between sign and constellation has been broken, whereas in Vedic astrology it remains of paramount importance. Other differences between the two traditions include the use of 27 (or 28) nakshatras or lunar mansions, which have been used in India since Vedic times, and the system of planetary periods known as dashas. In Chinese astrology a quite different tradition has evolved. By contrast to Western and Indian astrology, the twelve sign of the zodiac do not divide the sky, but rather the celestial equator. The Chinese evolved a system where each sign corresponds to one of twelve 'double-hours' that govern the day, and to one of the twelve months. Each sign of the zodiac governs a different year, and combines with a system based on the five elements of Chinese cosmology to give a 60 (12 x 5) year cycle. The term Chinese astrology is used here for convenience, but it must be recognised that versions of the same tradition exist in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and other Asian countries. In modern times, these traditions have come into greater contact with each other, notably with Indian and Chinese astrology having spread to the West, while awareness of Western astrology is still fairly limited in Asia. Astrology in the Western world has diversified greatly in modern times. New movements have appeared, which have jettisoned much of traditional astrology to concentrate on different approaches, such as a greater emphasis on midpoints, or a more psychological approach. Some recent Western developments include:
Modern tropical and sidereal horoscopic astrology Cosmobiology
Psychological Zodiac astrology
Sun sign Zodiac astrology
Hamburg School of Zodiac Astrology
Uranian Zodiac astrology
Historical Zodiac traditions:
Throughout its long history, Zodiac astrology has come to prominence in many regions and undergone developments and change. There are many astrological traditions that are historically important, but which have largely fallen out of use today. Astrologers still retain an interest in them and regard them as an important resource. Historically significant traditions of astrology include:
Arab and Persian Zodiac astrology (Medieval, near East)
Babylonian Zodiac astrology (Ancient, near East)
Egyptian Zodiac astrology
Hellenistic Zodiac astrology (Classical antiquity)
Mayan Zodiac astrology