Has anyone ever come up to you and asked “hey what’s your sign?” and you had no idea what they were referring to? Well, it just so happens that I am one of those people…yup I said it. I love ANYTHING related to astrology and I am eager to see if anyone truly lives up to their sun sign. Now… if someone asks you this question, there is no need to panic. When someone asks what your sign is, they are referring to one of the 12 constellations that represent your sign. This is also commonly referred to as your zodiac sign or your sun sign. Here’s a crash course for Basic Astrology 101. The 12 zodiac signs are as followed:
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
- Aries (March 21- April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23- October 22 )
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
In a simplified definition, astrology is the study of stars and planets and their effects on human life. It is said that the key to unlocking and understanding your true potential on this Earth is your birth time. This is said to predict personality traits, your love language, and economic fortune among other aspects.
The cool thing about astrology is there is no single theory or practice. There are several ways to break up astrology but I will only discuss Natal and Mundane.
Mundane astrology examines events occurring around the world to make predictions regarding the economy, political climate, and even war. Maren Altman is someone who uses this philosophy and has gained a massive following on TikTok for predictions made on presidential elections along with predictions on potential lockdowns and travel bans.
Natal astrology is the most common. This is what most people seek to know. The natal chart uses your birthday and the time you are born to make analyses based on aspects at that exact time.
All you need to know when it comes to the basics are
- Your zodiac sign
To get a better understanding of the houses and planets, here is a brief description of what each means.
The first house is all about yourself, identity, and ego.
The second house represents desire and values or the material world.
The third house symbolizes communication and thinking.
The fourth house represents your home and family life.
The fifth house represents creativity and self-expression.
The sixth house represents the daily routine and health.
The seventh house symbolizes partnerships and marriage.
The eighth house represents birth. death, rebirth, and major transformations.
The ninth house represents our intuition and higher self.
The tenth house represents career and public life.
The eleventh house represents goals along with friendship.
The twelfth house symbolizes the unconscious mind.
- Sun – represents the ego & vitality.
- Moon – represents emotions.
- Mercury – represents communication.
- Venus – represents the way we love.
- Mars – represents the way you take action.
- Jupiter – represents luck and prosperity.
- Saturn – represents career.
- Uranus – represents the unconscious mind.
- Neptune – represents daydreaming, our dreams, and instincts.
- Pluto – represents renewals, new beginnings, and spiritual growth.
When you put all this information together, you should get a birth chart that reflects the image below.
Image of Tyler the Creators birth chart is taken from https://astro-charts.com/persons/chart/tyler-the-creator/
For more in-depth information on the sections discussed in this article, visit astro-seek.com. I swear by this website and it has helped me gain more knowledge of not only astrology but myself. To check out Maren Altman’s TikTok, visit the link below! (p.s. you’d be surprised at how accurate she is)
Quick disclaimer, this information is based on what I have learned over time and links to reliable sources. This is what I consider being the basics and a significant starting point for anyone looking to learn!
Source: Corinne Lane. (18 Aug. 2009). Astrology Basics–Lesson 1. Free Astrology Lessons (1). Retrieved from https://astrolibrary.org/basics/