Astrology and Its Basics (What Is Astrology?)

Astrology and the 12 Zodiac Signs

What Is Astrology? People have always been inspired and moved by the planets and stars. Most cultures believe that the divine lies somewhere within the sky and that there is a cosmic force that operates both on a grand scale and an intimate one. Astrology, to put it simply, is the study of patterns and relationships involving the motions of the planets and stars. With this knowledge you can track such things as birth charts as well as your synergy with others. However, there is so much to understand about Astrology.

What Does Astrology Have To Do With Science?

Astrology is not widely accepted as a modern science and is generally thought that it does not have much to do with modern sciences, nor is it categorized along with other sciences such as Chemistry, Biology, etc. Think of Astrology as more of a study of metaphysics (the study of things beyond the physical). It is similar to other ancient fields involving energy patterns including Feng Shui, Yoga, Acupuncture, and several others. In some circles, Astrology is considered the mastery of intuition, and it is believed to have been around long before written recorded history.

How Can Astrology Help Me?

At first Astrology can seem very complicated; this is most likely because it requires a different kind of wisdom than the one that gets us through everyday life or that most people are taught throughout the modern public education systems. If used correctly, however, it can become an amazing self discovery tool. Sometimes life just seems like a series of meaningless events, but Astrology shows us that maybe everything really does happen for a reason. We can use this knowledge to help make better choices for ourselves because those of us who use Astrology have a better understanding of how the pieces to the puzzle of life fit.

What Is The Celestial Clock?

The premise of Astrology is that the planetary movements help influence what astrologist's referred to as "Moments In Time". We are all a part of the story that the universe is telling, so much so that each one of our births are recorded on the celestial clock and are meaningful. As our planet moves, it engages with the fixed in-time energies of our birth chart and helps us understand what might lie ahead, giving us clarity on what we should do.

Can Astrology Help With Love?

Astrology provided cosmic clues all the time involving relationships and why we are attracted to whomever we are attracted to. It also gives us clues as to why we are "put off" or "just don't care" about others. It makes it easier to understand personality clashes with others, as well as finding your true soul mate. For example, if a connection is sparked by friction, Astrology can help see the long view so that you can not only make the proper decision but grow as a person because of it.

What Else Is There to Know About Astrology?

Astrology is all about giving you a deeper understanding of yourself, the world around you, and all of your relationships regardless of if it’s your lover, boss, neighbor, or sibling. If you compare a couple’s birth chart you can help alert them to areas where they might come into conflict at some point. This is known as "Synastry". Astrology also shows where “Karma” is being played out, teaching very hard but very necessary lessons to all of us.

As you can see, Astrology has many wonderful uses and can be applied to all walks of life. If you are new to it, or have never looked into it before, spend some time reading up about yourself, and you may be impressed with the results.

Which of the twelve Astrological Signs are you?

Aries Sign 21 March ~ 19 April

Birth Dates: March 21st through April 19th. Birthstones: Diamond and Ruby. Ruling Planet: Mars. Affinities: Aquamarine, Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Citrine, Garnet, Fire Agate, Jasper, Pink Tourmaline, Magnetite. The Aries is enthusiastic, outgoing and quite adventurous.

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Taurus Sign 20 April ~ 20 May

Birth Dates: April 20th through May 20th. Birthstones: Emerald and Topaz. Ruling Planet: Venus. Affinities: Aquamarine, Agate, Azurite, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Sapphire. The Taurus is secure, determined and happy with emotional and financial security.

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Gemini Sign 21 May ~ 20 June

Birth Dates: May 21st through June 20th. Birthstones: Agate and Tourmaline. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Affinities: Apophyllite, Agate, Calcite, Sapphire, Tiger’s Eye, Serpentine, Topaz. The Gemini likes to explore and is constantly on the move seeking knowledge and wisdom.

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Cancer Sign 21 June ~ 22 July

Birth Dates: June 21st through July 22nd. Birthstones: Pearl and Moonstones. Ruling Planet: Moon. Affinities: Aventurine, Amber, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Calcite, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Opal, Ruby. The Cancer is insecure, always looking for reassurance and intimacy, and wanting to feel safe.

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Leo Sign 23 July ~ 22 August

Birth Dates: July 23rd through August 22nd. Birthstones: Ruby and Tiger’s Eye. Ruling Planet: Sun. Affinities: Carnelian, Amber, Garnet, Emerald, Citrine, Garnet, Emerald, Citrine, Garnet, Topaz, Crystal Quartz, Turquoise. The Leo is proud and likes to be the center of attention, but also friendly, generous and admired by others.

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Virgo Sign 23 August ~ 22 September

Birth Dates: August 23rd through September 22nd. Birthstones: Sardonyx and Peridot. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Affinities: Amber, Amazonite, Carnelian, Garnet, Citrine, Moonstone, Sapphire, Sodalite, Moss Agate. The Virgo can be a bit of a prude, but when happy, can be creative, caring and compassionate.

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Libra Sign 23 September ~ 22 October

Birth Dates: September 23rd through October 22nd. Birthstones: Opal and Sapphire. Ruling Planet: Venus. Affinities: Aquamarine, Apophyllite, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Moonstone. The Libra is easy-going, simple, and wanting to remain consistent in life. Libras would be happy to find their mate and ride off into the sunset.

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Scorpio Sign 23 October ~ 21 November

Birth Dates: October 23rd through November 21st. Birthstones: Malachite and Topaz. Ruling Planet: Pluto and Mars. Affinities: Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet, Green Tourmaline, Moonstone, Obsidian, Topaz, Ruby, Turquoise. The Scorpio is powerful, wanting to be triumphant in all things and be able to conquer all of their competition. Scorpios are wise beyond their years.

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Sagittarius Sign 22 November ~ 21 December

Birth Dates: November 22nd through December 21st. Birthstones: Topaz and Turquoise. Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Affinities: Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Chalcedony, Goldsheen Obsidian, Garnet, Labradorite, Lapis lazuli, Sodalite. The Sagittarius is optimistic, expressive, and wishing to seek the best of life by all means necessary.

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Capricorn Sign 22 December ~ 19 January

Birth Dates: December 22nd through January 19th. Birthstones: Onyx and Jet. Ruling Planet: Saturn. Affinities: Azurite, Amber, Carnelian, Garnet, Fluorite, Labradorite, Ruby, Peridot, Smokey Quartz, Crystal Quartz. The Capricorn wants to be recognized by their achievements and admired by others. Capricorns are proud.

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Aquarius Sign 20 January ~ 18 February

Birth Dates: January 20th through February 18th. Birthstones: Amethyst and Aquamarine. Ruling Planet: Uranus and Saturn. Affinities: Angelite, Amber, Aquamarine, Fluorite, Blue Celestite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Magnetite. The Aquarius wants to stand out from the crowd and be their own person, yearning to be unique and original.

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Pisces Sign 19 February ~ 20 March

Birth Dates: February 20th through March 20th. Birthstones: Amethyst and Moonstone. Ruling Planet: Neptune and Jupiter. Affinities: Beryl, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Flourite, Turquopise, Labradorite. The Pisces is both mysterious and talented, wanting to be connected to people and help make happiness a reality for all.

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