We have records of Astrology that date back to at least 25,000 years, yet the knowledge of it in western society is pretty limited. Most horoscopes are over-generalised and only focus on star signs, but actually we’re affected by a myriad of celestial bodies and forces. The aim of this blog post is to weed out a bit of the confusion stereotyping has caused, and give you an insight on how deep astrology really gets!
Let’s take a look, beginning with horoscopes.
How is a horoscope predicted?
Horoscopes are a general prediction based on 1: your sun sign and 2: the solar transit. Just like our personalities and bodies are affected by the planets*, so is the energy of the collective conscious and humanity as a whole. Unfortunately, a horoscope for an entire group of people is almost impossible to create, because even if we are part of the same collective, and even if we also have the same sun sign, we have SO many other contributing factors, it’s just not realistic! In fact, there are so many things to consider that even this blog post is barely going to scratch the surface.
All in all, the idea of hososcopes are legit, and it’s absolutely possible to get accurate ones. However, you may find the ones in the newspaper incredibly vague and lacking depth.
Now, the reason why we can't predict this for a group of people is because our sun sign is only one single aspect of our natal chart. You don’t have one sign. In fact, you probably have most of them!!
Put simply, there are 12 signs and there are also 12 houses. Each ruling body (AKA planet) is in a sign and a house.
Each sign represents a “cosmic personality”, if you will.
So there are 12 personalities.
Each of these 12 personalities fits into 4 elements: Water, Air, Fire, Earth.
Each of these 12 personalities ALSO fit into 3 qualities: Mutable, Cardinal, Fixed.
Consider the elements & qualities as families for the personalities. For example, water is associated with emotions, adaptability, relationships. Each of the water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio) are all known for their sensitivity, but the demeanour of them will present differently. This is partly because they each share a different quality.
Each house governs a set of traits. The first 6 are personal and the latter 6 are transpersonal.
When you are born, each planet lights up and emphasises the traits of the house it lands in. Eg: 2nd house (Taurus) is about possessions, money, compensation, value. 7th house (Libra) is about relationships, communication, partnerships, business contracts. 11th house (Aquarius) is all about humanity, friendship, technology, community and creating the future.
Now, the planets all move at different speeds. Most of us know our sun sign lasts for about a month, while the moon transits every couple of days. The closer planets reflect more governance over our personal identity, whereas the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) more affect us as a collective.
A huge reason why we feel a separation in generations is because a lot of planets move through houses at a slow speed, meaning that everyone born in that generation will have the same planet in the same sign. For example, a likely reason why so many young people are considered much more spiritually evolved (woke) is that in the late ’90’s, Neptune (the sign of hopes & dreams, intuition) transitioned out of Capricorn into Aquarius. Neptune takes 14 years to transition.
Think of what the Capricorn personality is: stubborn, hard-working, materialistic and career-focused. Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian, the water bearer. We have hopes and dreams for a more conscious humanity.
You can look up your full chart here, it’s free! https://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php
Let me know if this makes way more sense!
Deeper details coming soon!