About Astrology

Learning About Astrology

Most of us know a little about astrology. In my experience, many people snicker a bit when the subject of the zodiac is mentioned, but I find it interesting that 99% of the people I talk to know their own sign.

Why is astrology so often viewed with idle curiosity (or even skepticism), yet almost everyone can tell you his/her own zodiac sign?

Perhaps it's because there is merit to astrology. Perhaps there is truth in the language of the stars, and deep inside, everyone acknowledges that truth.

Astrology has been around for as long as humankind has observed the activities of the skies. To liken the movement of the planets and stars to our own human lives is a brilliant concept.

Indeed, scientists confirm that the heavens are a macrocosm to our own physical being (which would be the microcosm). In short, the universe mirrors our human-ness and vice versa.

Further pressing this point, we can recall the words of Hermes Trismegistus:

"That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing."

From this perspective, knowing more about astrology seems to be a very savvy practice on our part. Learning the basics gives us an inside track on our lives as well as the lives of others.

There is no magic involved. Astrology is quite simple and straightforward; that's partly the reason why it's remained a steadfast tool to humankind to this day.

Simple Definitions About Astrology

The term astrology means "knowledge of the stars." A skilled astrologer views the stars and planets as life forces that are experienced within each of us.

The sun is the king of the stars; the center of the stage and likewise, astrology dictates there is a center within each human that represents the sun. That shining part of your being that is your core, your essence. This core is identified as your sun sign and is determined by what time the sun rose upon the moment of your birth. Here, and throughout astrology we see the macrocosm mirroring the microcosm.

The term horoscope is a combination of "hour" and "instrument for viewing." It is termed thusly because through the skies we are able to gain insight (view) into our lives by determining the activities of the heavens at the hour of our birth.

The term zodiac is Greek for "animal." The ancient Greeks improved upon the art of astrology by dividing the heavens into 12 groups known as constellations. Each of these groups is named after a personification (zodiac) that correlates with the nature of each constellation.

If we return to our understanding of the universe as a larger world (macrocosm) identically reflecting humankind as a smaller world (microcosm) and vice versa, we begin to realize that knowing about astrology is more than just memorizing the zodiac sign dates, or zodiac houses.

We owe it to ourselves to learn more about astrology because it opens up vast new perspectives for us. It also gives us an incredibly efficient and colorful strategy for living life with profound awareness.

In this spirit of exploration and awareness, I've provided a few informative pages about astrology. I hope you enjoy them and gain as uch insight from these pages as I did creating them. Simply click on any of the links below for more information about astrology in its various forms:

In-Site Links to Astrology Signs and Zodiac Meanings

Zodiac Signs and Meanings Page Zodiac Signs and Meanings
Traditional western sun signs and meanings. From Aries to Pisces, read through these sun sign personality types and enjoy the dramatic flare each sign represents.


Zodiac sign dates Zodiac Sign Dates: A Quick Reference
If dates aren't your thing, this quick reference table can help. Shows signs occuring within their frame of time.


Zodiac sign dates Meaning of Sun Signs
What's a sun sign and why is it relevant in astrology? Get your answers here.


Symbolic Planets Symbolism of the Planets
A helpful page to both students of astrology and cosmic-curious alike. Learning personalities of the planets assists us in learning more about cosmic influences to our "home-base" behaviors.


Zodiac Flower Signs Astrological Flower Signs
A favorite page among visitors, these flower signs and meanings are tender-hearted sentiments to the beautiful potential we each hold at the time of our birth (and beyond).


Celtic Tree Astrology Celtic Tree Astrology
Based on a lunar calendar, and aligned with a specific set of sacred trees. This form of astrology is as breezy as it is grounding.


Celtic Animal Signs Celtic Animal Signs
Learn more about your Celtic animal sign. A list of zodiac signs according to the Celtic lunar year.


Burmese Zodiac Animal Signs Burmese Zodiac Animal Signs
Not by year and not by specific date, but by the day of the week in which you were born indicates what kind of animal corresponds to your birth energy. Discover MaHaBote and the implications it holds here.


Chinese Zodiac Signs Chinese Zodiac Signs
Another lunar-based astrological system, Chinese zodiac signs correspond to the year you were born. Page includes annual chart to determine your sign.


Native American Zodiac Native American Zodiac Animals
Perhaps some of the most telling of astrological signs, these zodiac meanings will keep you engaged and entertained.


Zodiac Gemstone Meanings Zodiac Gemstone Meanings
Discover which gemstones work best with your astrological sign, and how to utilize these beauty to your advantage!


Moon Signs Calculator Moon Sign Calculator
Free tool to find out what your moon sign is. Also includes general information on moon sign symoblism.


Moon Signs Moon Signs Personality Types
Once you know your moon sign, check this page out for your lunar personality types.


Astrologica Meaning of Days Astrological Meaning of Days
Did you know each day of the week is associated with an astrological property? Yep! Check out this page to align your energies with the heavens according to the days of the week.

I hope you enjoy browsing through these Astrology Pages.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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