Below you will find a brief introduction to Astrology
Covering The Planets, The Signs & The Elements


 

The Planets

The word "planet" is Greek for "traveler." Astrologically speaking, any body which moves across the sky is a planet; thus for astrological purposes, the Sun and Moon are also planets.
The planets represent a need you have. 



Planet

Symbol

Signs ruled

Association

Body part

Sun

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Leo

Ego

Heart

Moon 

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Cancer

Emotions, need

Breasts,stomach

Mercury 

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Gemini, Virgo

Mind

Hands

Venus  

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Taurus,  Libra

Love

Neck, shoulders

Mars

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Aries, Scorpio

Physical energy

Head

Jupiter

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Sagittarius, Pisces

Higher mind

Legs

Saturn 

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Capricorn,Aquarius

Responsibility

Skin,bones,teeth

Uranus

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Aquarius

Humanitarianism

Nervous system

Neptune

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Pisces

Compassion

Pluto 

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Scorpio

Power

Bowels, genitals


The Astrological Signs

A sign describes how the planet behavies.



Sign, dates Symbol Planet Element Point Association

Aries
Mar. 21-April 20

Mars

Fire

Cardinal

Headstrong, courageous, aggressive, straightforward

Taurus
April 21-May 21

Venus

Earth

Fixed

Patient, practical, dependable, lazy

Gemini
May 22- June 21

Mercury

Air

Mutable

Versatile, curious
Superficial, nervous

Cancer
June 22-July 22

Moon

Water

Cardinal

Considerate,
defensive, sensitive, self-indulgent

Leo
July 23-Aug. 21

Sun

Fire

Fixed

Loyal, confident,
perfectionist, proud

Virgo
Aug. 22-Sept. 23

Mercury

Earth

Mutable

Efficient, critical, negative,practical,
worrier

Libra
Sept. 24-Oct. 23

Venus

Air

Cardinal

Balanced, impractical, refined, artistic,

Scorpio
Oct. 24-Nov. 22

Pluto

Water

Fixed

Passionate, jealous,
manipulative, willful, powerful

Sagittarius
Nov. 23-Dec. 22

Jupiter

Fire

Mutable

Straightforward, impersonal, open-minded, outgoing

Capricorn
Dec. 23-Jan. 20

Saturn

Earth

Cardinal

Independent, serious, selfish, status seeking

Aquarius
Jan. 21-Feb. 19

Uranus, Saturn

Air

Fixed

Logical, detached,  humanitarian, rebellious, independent,

Pisces
Feb. 20-Mar. 20

Neptune

Water

Mutable

Sensitive, escapist, compassionate, martyr

 

The elements and astrology

Astrology as tripicities, three signs for each element. These indicate our strong points which we automatically use to function in the world


Fire,  Earth, Air, & Water


Fire (Intuition)

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

These people have a fiery quality to their temperament. They function with flashes of incite and instinct. . Using spontaneous guesswork, they often go on a hunch or have a sudden premonition. They trust that their vitality, charisma, magnetism and and enthusiasm will contagiously inspire others. Others may perceive these people as risk takers, impetuous, impulsive, daring and perhaps even reckless. Intuition is their strong, superior function.
Earth (sensation)

Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn

These people are bent on making things real and useful. They rely on what is tangible. Their five senses are their trusted instruments. They are the show-me, hands on, seeing-is-believing kind of person. Others may perceive them as overly cautious and pragmatic, perhaps slow to react and never one to jump into things. This is because of their elemental need to stay founded in physical reality of the present.
Air (Thinking)

Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

These people stay aloft in the realm of ideas, ideals and principles while striving to keep the high ground of human affairs. They are predominately the thinking types. They are good at employing their intellectual skills as instruments of exchange, connection and communication. Their mind is their dominate muscle; they rely on its strength to work their way through a situation rationally. These people have the capacity to rise above events by linking past and present into a conceptual chain, giving a logical reason why. Because of their ability to detach mentally, others may perceive them as somewhat impersonal, even coldly analytical. Still others may characterize them as absent-minded, up-in-the-clouds or preoccupied. Thinking is their superior function.
Water (Feeling)

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

These people draw forth feeling, affect and intimacy. They rely on hard-to-define impressions that are subtle. These are people who are acutely sensitive, seeming able to pick up vibrations from others. They are highly influenced by their own moods. Life's intangibles deeply affect them. To others, they might appear irrational. Others might be mystified by your life choices. What others may not understand is that these people are answering to their inner guide. Feeling is their strongest function.

 

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