The actual word ‘horoscope’ is derived from the Latin word in which ‘HORO’ means hour and ‘SCOPE’ means view, so it is a ‘view of the hour.’ One definition of ‘horoscope’ is that it is a representation of particular celestial energies based on heavenly patterns, such as you see in magazines or newspapers.
As astrologers we refer to the horoscope as the astrological chart of a person or a moment in time, which is calculated from the planetary positions in either the sidereal or tropical Zodiac. The calculations used are based on the date, place and time of birth. That’s why a horoscope is so personal, like a fingerprint. When an astrologer works with an accurately-timed chart, the energies carried within it are unique to that individual. The horoscope holds within it planets, signs, aspects, houses, and other points that reflect potential characteristics and patterns. It is our free will that allows us to work with these patterns or remold them to be expressed in other ways.
An imaginary elliptical zodiac is formed in our sky when viewed from earth (it is 15 degrees thick) and it is divided into 12 zodiac signs which are of 30 degrees each. Each degree is further divided into 60 minutes and each minute is further divided into 60 seconds.In sky, you can see a vast majority of stars. These stars form a specific group and will be of distinct shapes. In astrology/astronomy, our sky is divided into 27 star groups which are called as constellations.
Each constellation is exactly of 13 degrees 20 minutes in the zodiac. So each zodiac will cover two and a quarter of a constellation and 27 constellations are spread across 12 zodiacs across 360 degrees of zodiac. So at any point in time and in a given moment, each planet will be travelling in a particular constellation in a zodiac or put simply it will be in a specific degree/minute/second of a zodiac.
ARE THE PREDICTIONS TRUE?
Early astrologers based their prediction son the movement of the planets, which at that time were thought to represent the activity of their five gods – Marduk representing Jupiter, Ishtar representing Venus, Ninurta representing Saturn, Nabu representing Mercury, and Nergel representing Mars – in combination with the Moon-god Sin and the Sun-god Shamash, whose movements were believed to affect what was happening on Earth.
HOW THE HOROSCOPE IS WRITTEN FOR EACH ZODIAC?
To write the most in-depth, astrologers need the date, time,and location of your birth. When they have this information, they are able to place your Sun Sign on the first house of an astrological chart, then follow the signs in order for each house thereafter, thereby determining what types of issues may affect you at any given time. By looking at the position of the planets, they study your chart’s aspects and determine whether or not you will have a challenging day, month, year, etc. – or if the aspects are lining up in your favor.
There are 12 zodiac signs, and each sign has its own strengths and weaknesses, its own specific traits, desires and attitude towards life and people.
Each of the 12 horoscope signs belongs to one of the four elements – Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These elements represent an essential type of energy that acts in each of us.
Astrology aims to help us focus these energies on the positive aspects and to gain a better understanding of our potential and our positive traits and deal with negative ones. These four elements help describe the unique personality types associated with astrological signs. The four zodiac elements exhibit profound influence on basic character traits, emotions,behavior and thinking.
WATER SIGNS (CANCER,SCORPIO & PISCES)
People with accented element of Water have something to learn about their emotional nature. This is the element of greatest possibilities but often puts us to sleep and makes it impossible for a person to creatively express themselves. This is a field of all talents and everything that was left for us to take in this lifetime. Here lies the river of everyone that lived before us and everyone that is ever going to be born. Water is a pool of endless possibility and it is almost impossible to find direction in it if there is no contact with Fire. The element of Fire burns bright as a guiding light, and gives person energy, passion and direction where their talents can be found and properly used through creation. Element of Water standing alone simply carries us from shore to shore, from left to right, and even though life can be magical and dreamy inside it, we could simply be spinning in circles without every finding a way out.
FIRE SIGNS (ARIES,LEO & SAGITTARIUS)
The element of Fire is represented in the zodiac through Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These signs truly uplift the strength of the Sun and each individual born as one of these Sun signs has an assignment to nurture and cherish their emotional side. They often have to be trained for compassion and a deeper understanding of other people, and have basic problems in relationships triggered by their need to give more than they should to those who didn’t ask for anything.Each fiery individual has to use their energy solely on their own life, unless if somebody asks for their advice and engagement. Of all three, Sagittarius is the most giving, for they are at the end of this Fire sign, already learned so much, with a strong life philosophy and numerous good intentions. This is the first element with strong masculine energy, and it easily neglects the feminine principles within, burning everything around a person and making all the Water in their body and life evaporate. The biggest challenge for anyone guided by the element of Fire is to remain calm and peaceful along the way. With a strong need to move forward,people born with an ascendant or many planets in Fire tend to forget that passive approach is needed as much as an active one.
EARTH SIGNS (TAURUS,VIRGO & CAPRICORN)
Signs ruled by the element of Earth are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. It is instantly obvious that these are all practical signs that value material things, work hard, and know how to make a plan and put it to action. All three of them have the ability to be specific and concrete,expecting everyone else to share their practical view on the world and their reasonable approach. Earth represents matter itself, our physical body, and with it our finances, the food we eat, and our daily routine. Strongly set in their ways, individuals with this element accented have a tendency to give into an unchangeable routine for years, sometimes too scared to get out of it. Ina challenging mode, they will stick to habits that don’t make them happy just because they are convinced they have to, or stay at a job because of financial security, while completely neglecting their intelligence and creativity. The biggest challenge Earth has to face is the recognition of something as fast,unstable and transparent as Air. Earthlings out of balance need to shake off their stiff habits, make changes to their life and their routine without regret, and stop questioning every decision they’ve already made. The best exercise for anyone pressured by Earth is dance, spontaneous and carefree, with modern loud music and preferably a relaxed partner.
AIR SIGNS (GEMINI, LIBRA & AQAURIUS)
Looking at the bigger picture, people born under the strong influence of these signs have a problem fitting into a regular order of their surroundings, no matter if it is their country or their workplace. Their main goal in life is often just to stop pleasing others and worrying about their opinions, so they can be able to follow their brightest and most liberating ideas. The biggest challenge for every individual marked by Air is to find grounding and understand the importance of their body. They have a strong tendency to remain in higher spheres, where everything is lighter and seems possible. It is not easy to find a way to implement their ideas, intelligence and knowledge into practical things and truly make them alive. To truly succeeding personal growth and overall development, the most important thing for Airy individuals is to stop talking and start doing concrete, practical moves towards fulfillment. They are balanced by the element of Earth and need a healthy daily routine, with their meals repeated at the same time every day,and physical activity to remain aware of their physical existence.
THE PLANETARY ASPECTS
When the planets occupy the same degree of different signs in a chart, they have a connection that is referred to as either harmonious or challenging, depending on the signs involved or the number of degrees separating the planets. The major aspects commonly referred to are the“conjunction,” which is zero degrees and is considered the strongest blend of two energies; the “opposition,” which is 180 degrees and considered a very challenging aspect; the “square,” which is 90 degrees and largely represents conflicting energies,” which is 120 degrees and considered to be an easy and beneficial connection. The planetary aspects have different effects and as we apply these to people Sun Signs, the aspects affect each sign differently.
By reading your horoscope, whether it’s daily, weekly,monthly, or yearly, you can get a glimpse into what your world will be like from a planetary perspective, and you can use this information as a tool to help guide and motivate you.
Horoscopes can help you open up your mind to new possibilities, as well as options that you may not have considered, and as long as you approach reading your horoscope with an open mind, you can let the planets be your guide to all that is possible and Astrotalk makes it easy for you as we do have daily horoscope services available. Do check yours by contacting to our certified astrologers.
“YOUR POSITIVE ACTION COMBINED WITH POSITIVE THINKING RESULTS IN SUCCESS- Shiv Khera”