An abundance of stars invades the skies at night, allowing minds to stargaze, dream, and wonder in awe. One may call this group of people romantics, but the metaphysics behind astrology is far more complicated and complex than people’s perceptions of it. The movements and positions of planets and stars mirror our behavior and personal characteristics from the day we are born.
In simple terms, each individual’s horoscope represents a “map” of the skies during the date, time, and place they were born. The word horoscope originates from the Greek words ora and scopos, meaning “time” and “observer”. This is what differentiates our characteristics as people and the elements which make each of us unique. The zodiac’s twelve signs are divided into four groups, each containing three signs; Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). These four components were thought to be the basic structure of the universe.
Fire signs are often associated with positivity, passion, and energy; Earth with reliability, ambitiousness, and focus; Air with independence, trust, and joyfulness; and Water with compassion, forgiveness, and creativity. Within these groups we find three critical features of our horoscope chart: the moon, the sun, and the ascendant. The sun governs your ego and identity in life as it symbolizes who you are, the moon rules your emotions, moods, and feelings, revealing who you perceive yourself as, and the ascendant reflects on the self you choose to share with the world.
The mystery and complexity orbiting stars and planets makes astrology a widely talked about topic. Mood swings, stress, and aura are often blamed on the stars, acting as an excuse for people’s behavior. Therefore, gaining knowledge of your personalized horoscope chart may improve your daily endeavors as well as interactions with people.