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Astrology only tells us tendency, personality and probability. Though these are very strong and WILL occur if unchecked, it is still not the end all and be all.
The first thing that the would-be astrologer should do is discard the idea that all forms of astrology is superstition mingled with the paranormal which can only be understood by mystics steeped in occult lore. Today, some astrology is presented this way, but this is not true "traditional astrology".
Did you know that Astrology was considered science in man's early history? And some still do,with good reason (you will find out why later). Also until just a short time ago it was considered the same as astronomy, an extension of it if you will, and uses the same tables as do the astronomer and the navigator.
Though God knows our future, rest assured we have not been stripped of our free will! Astrology only tells us tendency, personality and probability. Though these are very strong and WILL occur if unchecked, it is still not the end all and be all.
What astrologers try to do is to describe tendencies in the characters of individuals, to suggest dangers, challenges and opportunities which may come to them, and to advise how to react to those circumstances when they do arrive.
The Dates of the Astrological Signs , the "Zodiac"
Before then December 25 began the year, and after the Conquest of the Normans, March 25 became New Year's Day. It was this way until 1752. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, was placed at the beginning of the year from the spring equinox, March 21.
The others were assigned accordingly as shown below. Each sign was given characteristics of its own.
The table below gives the dates and the most usual variations of each sign. The approximate dates between which the sun appears in the constellation each year are shown. Neither the signs nor the constellations change places at exactly midnight sharp GMT on the dates given below, so at the beginning or end of each period you may see a variation of up to a day.
But if your nativity took place on one of the borderline dates (know as a "cusp") you will need to know the exact time and latitude/longitude of the event to be certain which is your exact Sun sign (as it is called).
|Name of Sign||Dates of Sign||Dates of Constellation|
|Aries||March 21 to April 20||March 21 to April 18|
|Taurus||April 21 to May 20, 21||April 19 to May 10|
|Gemini||May 21, 22 to June 21||May 11 to June 18|
|Cancer||June 22 to July 22||June 19 to July 21|
|Leo||July 23 to August 22, 23||July 22 to August 10|
|Virgo||August 23, 24 to September 22, 23||August 11 to September 17|
|Libra||September 23, 24 to October 22, 23||September 18 to November 3|
|Scorpio||October 23, 24 to November 22||November 4 to November 16|
|Sagittarius||November 23 to December 21, 23||November 17 to December 13|
|Capricorn||December 22, 24 to January 20||December 14 to January 21|
|Aquarius||January 21 to February 19||January 22 to February 14|
|Pisces||February 20 to March 20||February 15 to March 21|
Click the Zodiac sign name for information about each sign.
Characteristics of the Signs
Each is either positive "masculine",(spontaneous and self-expressive) or negative "feminine" (withdrawn and passive).; each is assigned one of the four principle elements of fire (Fire is lively and aggressive), air (Air is lively in mind and fluent in expression), earth (Earth is matter-of-fact and controlled), and water (Water is sensitive and intuitive).
These are known as the triplices. Fire, air, earth and water. Triplicity? there are four not three? "Triplicity" meaning triplicate or three, because there are three zodiac signs for each element.
Each sign is either cardinal, fixed or mutable (the quadruplices because there are four zodiac signs to each one). The qualities of cardinal, fixed and mutable are respectively, initiative(cardinal), steadfastness(fixed), and changeableness/adaptability(mutable).
Can you see a connection? steadfast is fixed and changeableness is "mutable"? Most all things in astrology form "logical" connections.
TIP: look for these logical connections, it will make memorization easier, as well as understanding deeper.
The table below lists their characteristics.
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