If you are interested in Astrology and wonder where you should start exploring its numerous fields, it would be good to start with learning about traits of the 12 zodiac signs. Knowledge on their nature, benefits and challenges, will help you greatly in any further astrological research, as you start discovering the world of planets and houses set in these signs.
About The 12 Zodiac Signs
– Zodiac signs represent the division of the zodiacal circle into twelve equal parts, starting from the point where the Sun located at the beginning of spring. This means that no sign is defined by any constellation, but by pure geometrical approach based on the seasons of the year. Each astrological sign takes full 30 degrees of a circle and represents the beginning, the continuity or the end of one season. If you imagine each season as breathing of time, you will see it breathe in where the cardinal sign is set, hold breathe with fixed quality, and exhale through mutable signs.So spring will begin in Aries, find its full bloom in the fixed sign of Taurus, and slowly end in Gemini, followed by the next cardinal sign to represent the first breath of summer – Cancer. The quality of the signs reflects on their character and everything they have to offer to us through planets or house cusps found inside them.
When a certain quality combines with one of the four elements, a special nature is born, specific and unique. Each of the twelve signs represents one attitude, a character’s bunch of desires, and convictions in relation to other people, oneself and life. This is why our Sun sign will tell a lot about our character and will, while in-depth personal interpretations show each human as a unique individual, with numerous traits connected into one whole, different from all others.
Astrology is based on planetary positions projected to the ecliptic belt in the moment of birth. It is an analysis of the image of the sky and allows you to figure out one’s fears, flaw, tastes and qualities. Learning about each Sun sign helps us understand the nature of each sign itself and makes it easier to set up a good basis for any sort of personal chart analysis. No matter which celestial body is in a certain sign, knowing the sign’s characteristics through the Sun sign will help us connect any planetary nature with it. To start understanding each individual sign’s nature, it is wise to start with understanding the elements.
There are four basic elements in nature – Earth, Water, Fire and Air. Each one of the twelve signs of the zodiac belongs to a certain element, and each of the elements represents one form of energy that we need to feel and build our character on.
Should We Put Our Faith in Astrology?
It is clear that no person can predict the future with absolute certainty, and it is important to keep in mind that the role of astrology isn’t simply to make predictions to begin with. Its goal is to help one understand their own personality better, with all of its shades and colors. It will help us meet our light and dark side, giving us the ability to recognize our weaknesses and strengths and use them for our own well-being and the well-being of those around us.
Astrology finds its foundation in the law of synchronicity, meaning that it relies on the fact that many levels of existence coincide with one another and intertwine in their meanings and manifestations. Accuracy of predictions in astrology is dependent only on one’s openness and the ability of the human brain to decipher all of the mathematical, geometrical symbolism that goes far beyond our comprehension ability and into a sphere of the unknown. Once you start observing astrology with real depth, it becomes clear that human error is the only error in the way it works.
As a pseudo-science, astrology is often linked to superstition and this is not surprising when you realize that there is no filter in one’s education or intellectual abilities that would help improve its overall image. Most of the information we get from media is superficial at best and in many cases unfounded and unethically written or said. The true value of Astrology hides in its explanation of the way the world “works”, helping us establish patterns that should be changed, and understand that there is no such things as coincidence. Everything in our lives happens for a reason, and if we only use astrology to become aware of this fact, it has already done so much for us.