Astrology 101

Published by Sofia, from Milan on 2020-03-12
For the last couple of weeks the Internet has been raving about the Mercury retrograde. And even before then, many astrological memes were taking over part of the Internet.

You don't understand all this love for Astrology, but as more and more people started falling in love with it, you decided to see for yourself. And that's why you're here. Am I right? Don't respond, I can't hear you and that was a rhetorical question anyway.
Well, let's start. So, you probably already know your zodiacal (or Sun) sign. That is determined by the day and the month you were born on. The Sun signs are 12 and are then divided into four categories, each one represented by a natural element. Let's start with the characteristics of each sign. I'm going to tell you one positive adjective and one negative, to stay balanced.

Fire signs, in general they're confident, enthusiast and active:

Aries: loyal/impulsive.

Leo: fun/arrogant.

Sagittarius: generous/irresponsible.
Air signs, in general they're social, intellectuals and philosophers:

Gemini: spontaneous/moody.

Libra: friendly/influenceable.

Aquarius: creative/unpredictable.


Water signs
, in general they're intuitive, empaths and mysterious:

Cancer: sarcastic/emotional.

Scorpio: hardworker/jealous.

Pisces: empaths/immature.


Earth signs, in general they're practical, stable and patients:

Taurus: ambitious/resentful.

Virgo: precise/picky.

Capricorn: sincere/pessimist.Okay, okay, okay. Hold on. Stay here. It's possible that you don't see yourself represented in your sign or you were offended by your adjective. Well, I didn't want to tell you this too soon, but you actually have three signs, not just one. It's shocking, I know, but let me explain.

Your principal sign is your Sun. Those are your basic characteristics. But us humans are complicated and the stars know it. This is why you have a second sign; the Ascendant, calculated by your time and place of birth (you can calculate it searching for a website about Astrology). Its characteristics associated with your Sun's characteristics create a beautiful and more complete image of your personality.

But you're an intelligent person and you remember that I said you have three signs. Well, the other one is your Moon, that depends on the place the Moon were in the day and time you were born. To calculate it, go on an Astrology website. With the characteristics of your Sun, Ascendant and Moon you'll have a description of yourself precise enough to freak you out.
And, if you really want to dig deeper, you can calculate the position ALL the planets were in when you were born. That's right, all planets have a role in Astrology. Almost all main planets have the same characteristics of the roman gods they were named after (fellow Percy Jackson fans, this is our time to shine).

The presence, or not presence, of a planet not only in the moment you were born, but also in the present, (that's why they say the horoscope can predict the future, you just have to observe and calculate its path) determinates the presence or lack of what that planet represents. Are you ready? Here they are!

Mercury: communication; where it isn't here it's harder making ourselves understood.

Venus: love; sometimes it's on your side, sometimes it isn't.

Mars: conflicts.

Jupiter: opportunities.

Saturn: stability.

Uranus: changes. (changes aren't always conflicts, but it can happen)

Neptune: spirituality and imagination.

Pluto: power and richness.
And this is pretty much the basis of Astrology. So, what do you think? Let me know!

I highly recommend you enter into this world, this way you'll be able to understand yourself and people around you better. We're all part of a big and beautiful plan, where everything is connected (this might be the hippiest thing I've ever said, but I assure you it's true).
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