Astrology Guide and Tutorial

Zodiac Sign Descriptions, Free Birth Chart Calculators, Free Horoscopes and more!

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Exploring the art and science of astrology.

This unique astrology guide will help you to understand a little more about what astrology is, how it works, and how you can use it. Astrology is about much more than just your basic "Zodiac Sign", and much more enlightening then the vague "newspaper horoscopes", which are just based on the influence of the sun at the time of your birth; this would be referred to as your Sun Sign. But in addition to your Sun Sign, everyone also has a Moon Sign and a Rising Sign. Each individual planet in the solar system, and its position at the time of your birth, can give you a better understanding of who you are. By examining your Natal Chart you can discover more about current events in your life, including possible future events.

What's Your sign?

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"We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else."   ~ C.G.Jung

You can use the Free Astrological Calculators for a quick and easy interpretation of your personal horoscope, and get daily, weekly, and monthly forecasts, sign and planet descriptions, and much more. The following astrology sections will also help you learn a little more about how to create your own natal/birth chart, which is your "cosmic blueprint". You will also find lots of advanced links and resources throughout these sections, in case you want to explore or research the art and science of astrology further. If you are just starting to learn about astrology, or if you've never even heard of it up until now, this guide will definitely point you in the right direction and give you a somewhat in-depth rundown of the most essential astrological elements that shape your life experiences.

From its Ancient Beginnings to its current modern use, astrology continues to shape our understanding of the hidden world around us, and the world within us. In the words of Hermes Trismegistus, "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the "One" Thing". Through understanding the nature of oneself (the microcosm), one can gain a better understanding of the nature of the universe (the macrocosm), and reverse can also be said; By understanding the nature of the the positions and movements of the celestial bodies above, such as at the time of one's birth, one can become aware of how their past, present and future is being influenced.

Astrology can give you a glimpse into the synchronistic patterns of nature that seemingly work behind the scenes, yet are reflected in the collective unconsciousness of humankind, and in our day to day lives. One's birth date, time, and even location can influence the personality traits and characteristics of an individual, and may even reveal possible karmic issues, challenges and setbacks that you might face in your life. Astrology can give you the knowledge and insight you need in order to make better decisions in your life. It can reveal the hidden aspects of your own subconscious mind, inner hopes and dreams, talents and virtues, and help you to realize your true potential. As we move through this new Age of Aquarius, the spiritual use of astrology will continue to flourish.

astrology sun and moon Introduction To Astrology
An Introduction to Astrology. This will help you to understand what astrology is, how it works, and how you can use it to learn more about who you really are on the inside and outside. This also briefly discusses the zodiac, the horoscope, and the natal chart, and also gives you a brief rundown of some of the traditions, methods and systems of astrology.

astrological image Astrological Basics
Each astrological sign has a unique combination of Duality(energy), Triplicity (Element) and Quadruplicity (quality). Not one signs shares a similar combination. Not one signs shares a similar combination. Because each sign is unique in this way, each sign will express the characteristics of its quality, element, and duality differently.

the moon The Moon Sign
The Moon is another very important aspect of an astrological chart. Everyone has a Moon Sign. It represents the "inner" or emotional part of your personality. This section will explore the meaning of the moon sign and what it represents, including the 12 moon sign description, traits, and characteristics.

the zodiac The Zodiac
All about the Zodiac, what it is, and how it started. The later part of this section will also explain the difference between eastern and western astrology, and the use of the two zodiac sections known as Sidereal and Tropical. A little more advanced astronomical/astrological information will be found here.

the planets The Planets
An important part of astrology is the planets, which are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. In astrology the sun and moon are considered planets. Each planet has its own energy and meaning, which are listed here. The movement of the planets can efefct us in many ways.

the age of aqariusThe Age of Aquarius
All about the new age of aquarius, which is the astrological cycle that we are currently in, or about to shift into. The dawning of the aquarian age brings to humanity both the positive and negative aspects of the astrological sign of aquarius.

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Free Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Horoscopes and astrological personality forecasts for love, healthy, money and more.

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Astrology related articles with unique advice and astrological information about horoscopes, zodiac signs and more.

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Astrology E-books
A list of astrological related ebooks to read online for free, many of these books being the earliest publications related to astrology.

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Astrology Humor
Astrology related humor and funny stuff, jokes, zodiac sign satire and more.

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Information about the Chinese astrology system including the Chinese zodiac animal descriptions and free Chinese horoscopes

zodiac sign images Astrology Sign Descriptions
Descriptions of each of the twelve zodiac signs including personality traits, characters and negative and positive aspects of each astrological sign.

astronomy The History of Astrology
The origin and history of astrology are explained here in detail. This section is not essential for you to know in order to learn astrology, but it is fascinating to discover when, how, and why astrology began, and with who, and also how it was shaped and devoloped throughout many centuries in many different cultures.

the sun The Sun Sign
What's your sign? Most people do know their sun signs, but the sun is only a small part of who you are when in comes to astrology. This section focuses on the Sun and the meaning of the Sun Sign. The sun sign descriptions, traits, and characteristics are also included here. The sun sign is easy to determine because all you need to know is your day, month, and year of birth.

the rising sign The Ascendant (Rising Sign)
The ascendent (also know as the "rising sign") is one of three most important aspects in a natal chart. Some people relate more to their Rising Sign description than their Sun Sign. You will need your time of birth to calculate your rising sign, or you can use the "shortcut" method to find your ascendant if you don't know the exact birth time.

astrological birth chart The Natal Chart
The Natal chart, also known as a birth chart, is a "personal blueprint" of you. This section will teach you how to create your own birth chart. Some basic chart interpretation are also discussed here. Also included are links to free astrological calculators that will allow you to input your information and get a brief interpretation in minutes.

12 zodiac houses The Houses
About the twelve astrological houses that make up the zodiac. Each house govern a specific area of life. I A major part of interpreting a birth chart is finding out which planets you have in a house. Each house is ruled by a particular zodiac sign.

astrology calculator Astrological Calculators
Free astrological generators that will automatically calculate your rising sign (ascendent) and your moon sign, and also free calculators for generating your birth/natal chart, and for generating horoscopes.

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Current astrology related news headlines about upcoming cosmic and astrological events, including current planetary influences and astrology related stories and blog articles.

earth and sun Current Planetary Transits
An overview of the current plantary transits and cycles of the day including upcoming celestial and events and astrological influences for the week, month and year.

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Videos related to astrology, astrology tutorials and video guides, zodiac descriptions and unique horoscopes and forecasts for each of the astrological signs.

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Astrology resources, astrology organizations, educational resources, free clipart and graphics, astrology games and fun stuff, astrological software programs, and much more.

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Astrology related quotations

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