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Astrology and its Meaning

January 21, 2016

If you felt your line of communication with others has been off, had appointments that were missed or electronics that fizzled over the last few weeks you have been touched by one of astrology’s most fascinating on-going occurrences, Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is the planet that rules these areas and it is in a retrograde cycle a term used when planets appears to have a backward motion when decreasing in longitude as viewed from Earth.

This astrology placement takes place three times a year and when it does you can expect movement in your projects to get slower and your exchange with others can get tense and any new items you purchase have a good chance of busting under this influence. I can personally give testimony this happens and I no longer mess with Mercury retrograde.

Each planet and our Sun and Moon in our solar system has been assigned traits associated with the  astrology signs they rule. Their position and interaction with each other reflects the experiences of life. When an astrologer wants to review your chart they are most likely using a Natal Astrology; based on the study of planetary patterns at the time of your birth to produce an astrology chart that highlights personal characteristics, strengths and weakness.

How we respond to emotional situations, how we express ourselves, where we have talent and where we have challenges all can be answered when we run a Natal Astrology Chart. Using the date, time and location of birth you can find many locations on the Internet to run a free Natal Chart. Many will give  you a brief overview of what each area means.

To get you started below is a brief guide to the planets, Sun and Moon, the signs and traits they govern. Some planets do double duty by overseeing two signs. The Sun rules Leo. The Sun is our life force manifested through our astrology sign. Where the Sun  is positioned during the time of year determines your astrology sign. It represents the persona and  physical traits we put forth to the world. It is how we want to shine and to be unique! It can show the style in which we want to express our inner self.

Moon rules Cancer. Where our Moon is placed in our Natal chart shows how we react and feel emotion. This placement can tell us how we can de-stress and respond in an emotionally mature manner. If you have an Aries Moon expect high drama to be part of what you need to overcome where a Virgo Moon will have you feeling better by having everything nice and tidy.
The Moon reflects life experiences back  to us to learn to grow.

Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo. Mercury is our self-expression manifested. How we speak, process our  information and express our intelligence. As an example, if you have Pisces here, you can connect with others on an intuitive level and show your empathy easily. If you are a Gemini who is ruled by Mercury you get an extra bonus of creativity and imagination to your communication.

Venus rules Taurus and Libra. Love, romance and satisfaction are a few of the keywords covered by  Venus. Our attraction and how we display our affections is covered by Venus. If you are sitting with Capricorn in this placement you get turned on by class and respect while an Aquarius will crave emotional freedom. By understanding this connection in yourself you can be a better lover while understanding what makes your lover tick.

Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Often associated with aggression and war Mars can give us insight into what triggers our anger and how we respond when we do. Mars is us taking action, our desire to move  forward. The ying-yan of this pull is demonstrated by Libra who avoids and dislikes confrontation, where a Scorpio will be strategic and assertive in their response.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces. Known as the planet of good luck and expansion where Jupiter is  placed within your chart expect a little extra help. The good aspects of the sign where Jupiter touches is enhanced.

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius. Referred to as the taskmaster of the zodiac, Saturn shows us what  types of challenges we may encounter and how we can overcome them. Never easy but worth the effort to understand.

Uranus rules Aquarius. Called the awakener, Uranus is the leader of universal thought. Changes that bring a new way of thinking and liberation are the domain of this planet and why it is a perfect fit for Aquarius.

Neptune rules Pisces. Imagine of the mystical waters of the super conscious and you can perceive the potential of having Neptune in our chart. We have the ability to connect with our intuition and universal understanding.

Pluto rules Scorpio. Known for its rejuvenation power where we have Pluto gives us the opportunity to  renew ourselves. Pluto takes an awful long time to change astrology positions and we are currently within the sign of Capricorn. Society can be transformed to become more encompassing and less conservative in its approach to the world and its problems.

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