is a Horoscope?
by Jamie Harrison
is a chart that depicts the
position of the sun, moon, planets and other celestial bodies at a
It is most commonly used to designate a birth chart, or natal
This is a
chart of the positions of the planets at the time a person was born.
see a horoscope drawn as a circle.
This circle represents you.
A horizontal line through the circle
horizon. The planets above the horizon line were visible at the time
born, while those below the horizon line were not.
Each circle is
divided into twelve houses, one for each sign of the zodiac. The first
always stationed just below the horizon line on the left of your chart.
line, or cusp, is assigned a sign of the zodiac.
The planets are
the appropriate house, based on where they appear in the sky, which
will affect how that planet plays out in
The sign on the
left horizon of your horoscope is
your rising sign. It may also be called your ascendant. This sign
two hours, which is why knowing your correct birth time is so
rising sign is very important to your personality and how you face the
Each of the
planets as well as the sun and moon are important. For example, if a
moon is in
Libra, it will affect you differently than if it were in
also be clumped together in a single house, depending on how they are
the sky. It is possible to be a double Scorpio, for instance, if both
and moon are in Scorpio.
Your chart will have colored lines passing
center; these lines are known as aspects. They relate to how the
influence each other in your horoscope.
As you begin to
understand how the sun, moon and planets affect you, you will have more
into your own inner workings. If you need to break a habit, for
understanding yourself more thoroughly will help you find the right
try to be successful.
While a horoscope
can't give you any concrete answers,
it can help explain why you are the way you are. It may show you some
which you have undiscovered talents, or make you aware of certain life
you must face.
can guide you through a
journey of discovery as you use astrology as a tool to better
yourself. This can help you make the most of your strengths and be able
with your weaknesses more effectively.
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