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The Major Arcana cards

major-arcanaThe major arcana consists of 22 cards numbered from 0 to 21. They go from complete ignorance to complete knowledge. The Fool, numbered 0 or unnumbered, represents complete ignorance and oblivion to the world around it. It is a card of innocence. Whereas The World, numbered 21, represents complete understanding. Each card represents only one step on the journey to understanding.
The Fool– The fool is the fearless traveler. He leaps before he looks and speak before he thinks. Positively associated with innocence, new beginnings, joy, fearlessness, and spontaneity. Negatively associated with thoughtlessness, immaturity, impulsiveness, lack of responsibility and lawlessness.
1 The Magician– The Magician is a person of new opportunities and ambition. He has incredible willpower, but is often overcome by his emotions. Positively associated with confidence, individuality, willpower, new beginnings, and inner potential. Negatively associated with trickery, deception, lack of compassion, indecision, and abuse of power.
2 The High Priestess– The High Priestess is the guardian of hidden secrets. She keeps the divine knowledge secretly tucked away for the right time to reveal. Positively associated with intuitiveness, understanding, wisdom, mystery, psychic ability, and the divine feminine. Negatively associated with lack of motherliness, emotional insecurity, secretiveness, and hidden obstacles or opponents.
3 The Empress– The Empress is a symbol of love, fertility and motherhood. She represents compassion and devotion. Positively associated with fertility, birth, motherhood, harmony, nature, prosperity, joy, love, and artistic ambition. Negatively associated with domestic upheaval, emotional blackmail, over-protectiveness, poverty, infertility, unwanted pregnancy, and suppressed logical expression.
4 The Emperor– The Emperor is a sign of achievement and honor. He represents paternity and strong leadership. Positively associated with achievement, authority, protection, support, trustworthiness, discipline,provider, consolidation, reason, and willpower. Negatively associated with weakness, immaturity, failed ambition, status driven, tyrannical, and an overbearing nature.
5 The Hierophant– The Hierophant is a symbol of moral law and convictions. He is also a welcomed advisor and spiritual guide. Positively associated with advice, wise counsel, spiritual consolation, knowledge, identification, faith, conformity, and traditions. Negatively associated with misinformation, lack of faith, deviousness, bad advice, confusion, and disorderly conduct.
6 The Lovers – The Lovers represent a new breath of life. They symbolize love, devotion and spiritual friendship. Positively associated with desire, new lover, relationships, physical attraction, love, sex, and commitment. Negatively associated with lust, moral lapse, temptation, indecision, separation, failed love affair, and emotional loss of control.
7 The Chariot– The Chariot symbolizes conflict and victory. It also represents unknown forces pulling you forward quickly. Positively associated with triumph, movement, change, self-belief, assertiveness, and good news. Negatively associated with rage, tyranny, over-inflated ego, selfishness, arrogance, delays, and frustration.
8 Justice– This card directly means justice, fairness, and balance. It also has sway over partnerships and legal matters. Positively associated with justice, truth, integrity, balance, arbitration, responsibility, and fairness. Negatively associated with prejudice, injustice, bad judgement, bias, and bad advice.
9 The Hermit– The Hermit is a solitary person, one who looks for answers within and away from others. he represents a time for solitude and peace. Positively associated with introspection, solitude, guidance, advice, and patience. Negatively associated with obstinacy, suspiciousness, fear, impatience, folly, and arrogance.
10 The Wheel of Fortune– The Wheel of Fortune is a sign of fates spinning round and round bringing in a new era. It represents the randomness of life and what comes at you. Positively associated with destiny, movement, vision, good luck, new cycle, and synchronicity. Negatively associated with obstacles, temporary bad luck, and unpleasant surprises.
11 Strength– The Strength cards shows the inner resolves you have. It represents the emotional, physical and spiritual strength associated with the situation. Positively associated with strength, willpower, compassion, patience, courage, triumph, and fortitude. Negatively associated with over compensation, fear, inertia, defeat, loss of opportunity, and entropy.
12 The Hanged Man– The Hanged Man symbolizes self-sacrifice and the unaware mind. He is representative of the blind sacrifice that is needed in the situation. Positively associate with transition, flexibility, rebirth, deliverance, and release. Negatively associated with materialism, inflated ego, lack of willpower, easily influenced, and martyrdom.
13 Death– The Death card symbolizes anything but that. It is a card of release and starting over. It represents the absolute, both the end and the beginning. Positively associate with endings, transformation, clearance, and sweeping change. Negatively associated with stagnation, loss of opportunity, loss of friendship, and fear of change.
14 Temperance– The Temperance card is a card of self-control and abstinence. It represents the ability to handle overwhelming circumstances and emotions. Positively associated with harmony, health, moderation, compromise, peace, and self-control. Negatively associated with impatience, lack of foresight, conflict, quarrels, and domestic strife.
15 The Devil– The Devil is the embodiment of primal instincts. Heated emotions runs strong with him, passions devour the mind and self-control is lost. Positively associated with permanence and commitment. Negatively associated with entrapment, lust, greed, ignorance, anger, tyranny, and obsession.
16 The Tower– The Tower shows the crumbling of stability and the breaking down of all things. It represent change, upheaval and unwanted change. Positively associated with re-evaluation, necessary change, and a blessing in disguise. Negatively associated with sudden change, downfall, disruption, and disaster.
17 The Star– The Star is a beacon shining through the darkness, a guiding light. It represents renewal of faith, hope and youth. Positively associated with hope, generosity, serenity, wishes coming true, good health, and spiritual awareness. Negatively associated with self-doubt, lack of trust,cynicism, and pessimism.
18 The Moon – The Moon is a card of hidden and buried emotions. It casts and eerie light over everything. It represents hard travels and a rough inner journey. Positively associated with imagination, unexpected possibilities, and illumination. Negatively associated with fear, confusion, highly charged emotions, bewilderment, lies, and deceit.
19 The Sun– The Sun shines down on everything, giving warmth, life and joy. The Sun is the light at the end of the tunnel, the source of all that is wished for. Positively associated with happiness, greatness, enlightenment, vitality, good health, love, and fulfillment. Negatively associated with misjudgment, delays, potential failure, and inflated ego.
20 Judgement– Judgement heralds a time of reward. It is the card of wisdom and acceptance. It represents new phases in life and new relationships with the self. Positively associated with rebirth, rejoicing, absolution, new potential, and rewards for past efforts. Negatively associated with guilt, loss, self-reproach, delays, fear, and obstinacy.
21 The World – The World is the end. The arrival of all the desires you hoped for. It is the beginning and the end, the dream, the hope and wish itself. Positively associated with fulfillment, completion, satisfaction, joy, wholeness, and success. Negatively associate with stagnation, lack of will, impatience, and delays.

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Astrology Houses

AstrologyWe assume that the Earth is a fixed point, and that all other cosmic bodies revolve around it once a day. The main circle of the chart is divided into 12 equal segments. One segment, or House equals two hours out of the total 24 hours.
Houses relate to everyday activities; the first to personality, the second to possessions, and so on. A planet or planets placed in a particular House affects the area of life represented by that House in a manner typical of the planet. The House must be considered according to the sign in which the cusp, or starting point, of the particular House falls.
The area of life represented by the 12 Houses are as follows:

  1. Personality, health, disposition. It represents how one appears to the outsiders.
  2. Possessions, wealth, worldly resources. The sign on cusp may indicate sources of income.
  3. Family ties, education, short journey. The mind is associated with this House.
  4. Home, domestic life parenthood.
  5. Creativity, children, speculation, love affairs. This also relates to looseness of behaviour or indulgence.
  6. Work, subordinate. It is the attitude towards services to the outside world.
  7. Partnership (love and Business) The sign on cusp gives good indication of marriage partner.
  8. Inheritance, life and death, sex, crime. It is an attitude towards life. It represents big business.
  9. Philosophical views, higher forms of education. This Househas a bearing on moral ideals and conscience.
  10. Career, ambition, all matters outside the home. A social responsibility that affects one’s appearance.
  11. Friends, acquaintances, intellectual pleasures. It is the objectives in life.
  12. A need for seclusion, hospital visiting, self sacrifice. The presence of many planets here indicates subject’s susceptibility to drugs.

Elements

The 12 signs are separated in 4 elements, Fire, Earth, Air and Water. By examining the different planets in these signs together with the planets in the qualities of signs, astrologers can draw a profile analysis of a subject.
FIRE…Aries, Leo, Sagittarius…People of fire signs are explosive,volatile, energetic. They are leaders, inventors and adventurers. Their weaknesses are the tendency of doing their work to their extremes and burn themselves out. The Fire attributes are best to be counterbalance by Earth signs.
EARTH…Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn…People of Earth signs are practical, cautious and reliable. If they are lacking (few Earth signs) they lack imagination and creativity.
AIR…Gemini, Libra, Aquarius…Air signs are responsible for the intellectual activity, thought and philosophy. People who possess many planets in the Air signs are good planners. Without Air signs, subjects may have difficulty in communication, and be weak in artistic inclination. The excess of planets in Air signs are best to be counterbalanced by planets in the Water signs.
WATER…Cancer, Scorpio,Pisces. These are emotional signs. The planets in Water sign moderate the practicality of Earth, the ideas of Air, the careless energy of Fire.
In astrological interpretation, the element analysis is most traditional. For example, many planets in the Fire sign of a chart is indicative of the subject being very lively and enthusiastic. Though this interpretation is simplistic and direct, astrologers must also consider the effect of the Qualities and Aspects of the subject’s birth chart to draw a complete personality profile.

Qualities

The 12 signs are separated into 3 qualities, they are Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. By studying the combination of different planets in the 3 different qualities of signs plus the Elements of Signs, astrologers can also draw a complete personality profile of a subject.
CARDINAL…Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. It is enterprising and outgoing.
FIXED…Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. It is resistant to change.
MUTABLE…Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
It is adaptable and changeable.
Each sign of the same quality expresses its quality differently. For example, Aries and Cancer are both Cardinal, but Aries is of Fire and Cancer of Water. Therefore, both Aries and Cancer show signs of enterprising, but Aries will show an initial enthusiasm towards enterprising in the beginning whereas the Cancer will steadily show the quality through emotions. The interpretation of elements and qualities must also be combined with the overall context of Aspect interpretation.

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Dispelling Some Common Myths About Astrology

Astrology is not that a bigger deal. Why? Read to find out.
astrologyMost people only know about astrology from the horoscope columns they read in newspapers and magazines. But, those forecasts are for entertainment purposes only and should never be taken seriously. If they seem even remotely accurate, rest assured it is only by coincidence, because those columns have almost no bearing on the legitimate practice of astrology. Here are a few other myths about astrology that should also be dispelled:

  1. Astrology is not a religion, nor is it affiliated or associated with any religion or with satanism or with any specific belief system. You can believe in and participate in any religion you choose and still practice astrology. 
  2. Astrology is about symbolism and has nothing to do with any purported physical energy emanating from a planet, moon, or star.
  3. Astrology cannot be used to predict an event, only the possibility of an event occurring, or a good time for a particular type of event to take place.
  4. Astrology is only a guide, a map of the potential in your life. However, no two people born at the exact same time and place will have the exact same life. The very nature of astrology speaks to your exercise of “free will” and the many choices and options you have for how you live your life.

What Is Astrology?

Astrology is a complex art and science which applies symbolic meaning to astronomical information as it existed over two thousand years ago when the practice of astrology was first documented in writing by ancient astronomers and astrologers.
Western or Tropical astrologers use the ancient positions of the constellations and Sidereal (aka Vedic or Hindu) astrologers use current astronomical positions. The two systems are very different but work equally well. Astrologers begin by erecting a natal chart, or horoscope, based on the date, time, and place you were born. Today, most charts are done on a computer which makes them very accurate. But, they are only as accurate as the information you provide. Any reputable astrologer will advise you to obtain more accurate birth information or to have your chart rectified if you only know that you were born “around 5 p.m.”

Astrologers interpret everything in your chart individually and then integrate it all for you into a picture of you and your life. Interpretations come in many forms:

  • basic insight into your personality;
  • examining specific trouble spots in your life; 
  • comparing and contrasting your chart with that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.; 
  • looking at career options and financial indications; 
  • finding the best place to live; 
  • forecasting future opportunities; 
  • selecting the best time for a wedding, to start a business, etc.; 
  • spiritual growth; 
  • and, answering questions.

Most astrologers have a general practice which incorporates a variety of these services, and they may also have some areas in which they specialize such as relationships, careers, horary, or electional.The best way to use astrology is to learn to evaluate a problem on your own, to examine the choices you have to make in order to fix the problem, and then to consult your astrologer to see in which ways the possible solutions will work for you and when the best time is to make changes, take risks, be patient and wait, plan, etc.
With all that information in hand, you will possess a powerful knowledgewith which to solve your problems, change your life, and be the person you always wanted to be.

Astrology and Your Birth Time

Astrology is extremely accurate. But, it is only as accurate as your birth time, which is used to calculate not only the planetary positions, but also your Ascendant (Rising Sign), to the exact degree and minute. That calculation then determines the degree on the Midheaven and all of the house cusps. The cusps then determine in which house your planets will fall. Without an accurate birth time, interpretations and forecasts are invariably incorrect. All of this information is then used in interpreting your personality, determining your career choices, comparing and contrasting your chart with those of other people you know, and forecasting events in your life.
Before you schedule a consultation or order charts and reports, you should obtain a copy of your birth certificate. If you do not have a birth certificate, if the time is not stated on yours, if you suspect your birth certificate is in error, or if you have only an estimated birth time, you can have your chart rectified (see next section).
But what about your birth certificate? How accurate is it? It may not be as accurate as you think. It’s not hard to get the date and the place correct, but birth times are an entirely different story. Since doctors and nurses are not usually astrologers, they give little attention to the exact time of birth. For example, they may round off an 8:38 birth time to 8:40 or 8:35. A doctor may fill out the birth certificate later on and use an estimated birth time that could be far earlier or later than the true time of birth, or than the time recorded on the delivery room records.
Depending on where and when you were born, your birth certificate may not even have a space for the time of birth. Some people have no written birth certificates at all because they were born at home, or during times when birth certificates were not considered necessary, or in countries where birth certificates are or were not issued. Some parts of the United States have other problems with birth certificate times. For example, during certain years in the state of Illinois, War Time — the precursor to our modern Daylight Savings Time — was in effect but was not observed by all hospitals, many of which continued to operate on Standard Time. That means that if you happen to have been born in Illinois during those times, your birth certificate could be off by an entire hour.

Without an exact birth time, astrology in general, and predictive astrology in particular, are rarely accurate. There may be some general information and interpretations that are correct, but the subtleties and events-oriented aspects will be wrong.

Rectification of the Birth Time

When you don’t know your time of birth or suspect it is off by a few minutes or more, you can have your birth time rectified. Rectification is a very time-consuming process that involves forecasting backwards in your life and adjusting your birth time until it coincides with all the significant events in your life. It can be a costly investment. However, the time and costs can be considerably less if you have a birth time on your birth certificate from which to start the process, and if you have a very good memory for as many events in your life as possible.
Rectification is not a job for an amateur; not even all professional astrologers are up to the task. But, for astrology to work properly, an accurate birth time is essential, and rectification is the best way to determine it. So if you want to get your chart rectified, start by obtaining a copy of your birth certificate and then make a detailed list of all the significant events in your life (e.g., births, deaths, relocations, marriages, divorces, career moves, etc.), asking your friends and family members for help along the way if you can’t remember exact dates, times or places.
After you’ve done all of this preparatory work, you can start looking for an astrologer who is experienced in rectification.

Rectification is an important investment for anyone who regularly uses and relies on astrology for guidance in life. Once your exact birth time has been properly determined, you will find that astrological consultations are far more acc
urate than you ever imagined possible, and that the predictive advice you receive will be right on the money.

Selecting a House System

Natal charts are divided into twelve sections called “houses,” which indicate the different areas of interest and activity in your life. How those houses are divided up depends on the house system used by you or your astrologer. There are at least eight major house systems in use throughout the world, but the three most commonly used in the United States are Placidus, Koch (pronounced “coke”), and Equal.These three systems result in the same Ascendant (Rising Sign) but have different Midheavens and house cusps.
The Placidian system is named after its 17th century inventor, Placidus de Titus. It is used by at least 80% of astrologers in the U.S. because it is the most widely known system and its house tables are readily available in most areas. The Koch system is the second most commonly used house system in the U.S. It originated in Germany and is named for its first publisher, Dr. Walter Koch.
Both Placidus and Koch systems result in the same Ascendant which is always the cusp of the first house. The Midheaven is always the cusp of the tenth house, but each system results in a different sign (or the same sign at a different degree) on the Midheaven. Placidus and Koch are “unequal” house systems which can result in interceptions. An interception occurs when two opposite signs are each on the cusp of two houses, while another two opposite signs are not on any house cusps at all and are instead inside of houses with neighboring signs on their cusps. But in any given chart, the signs intercepted by Koch are not necessarily the same ones that would be intercepted using Placidus.

The Equal house system is just what its name implies. All the houses have the same degree on each cusp, and there are no interceptions. Equal house systems are especially useful for people born in the northernmost and southernmost latitudes, and this system is the most popular one in use outside of the United States.
No given house system is better than another, only different.
Astrologers select the systems which they feel work best for them and for their clients. They also select systems which best suit the kinds of astrology they practice, giving them the desired interpretive results. For example, those who practice astropsychology are often inclined to use Placidus, and those who practice Uranian astrology are more likely to select Koch. If you are unsure which system is best for you, try both, or try one of the other house systems, and see which produces the most reliable results. That’s the best house system — for you.

About Orb

When planets form relationships such as trines, squares, oppositions, etc., those relationships are called aspects. The term “orb” refers to the range of degrees between any two planets when they are in aspect to each other.
A wide(large) orb of 10 degrees is felt by only a few people because you would have to be very sensitive to the earliest and slightest influences of the aspect. However, a tight (small) orb of 3E or less means the aspect is more intense and significant in nature, and it is felt by nearly everyone, especially the closer it is to being exact (0E). The reports advertised on this website make use of small orbs of 3E or less when possible.

About Relocation

Everyone wants to know where the best place is for them to live. That ideal place where your life will work perfectly. But, what constitutes a “best” place is not the same for everyone.
Astrology can help you find places that are good for you, but that doesn’t mean you will like them. For example, two places that are great for me astrologically include Easter Island and a place near the Arctic Circle named Cambridge Bay. I don’t like islands or snow, so I’m not going to either location.
Some astrologers believe that the farther away from your birthplace you go, the less likely you are to follow the path on which your spirit was set when first it came to this planeof existence. In some ways this makes sense, because wherever you move, you will have to make some form of compromise. No place is 100% perfect for anyone.
I lived for many years in Venice, California, a place that I loathe with every fiber of my being. I could not wait to get out of that place. Finally, I moved up the coast to my hometown of Monterey, a place I truly love and that is fairly close to my birthplace of San Francisco. But, is it perfect in Monterey? Close, but not quite.Astrologically, Monterey is good for me because I don’t get one of the very negative aspects I had in Venice. But, geographically speaking, I moved to a place that has a very high cost of living with pitifully low wages. All things considered, however, it is the perfect place for me.
When I first set out to decide where to live, it was during a time when I spent a good deal of each year lecturing throughout the United States and other English-speaking countries. On various lecture circuits, I managed to visit all but four states, some of which I visited on several different occasions.
I must have relocated my chart at least 100 times, trying to find my ideal place. I ended up with a list of fifteen cities that were promising astrologically. Out of those, I actually liked about nine.When it came time to narrow down my selections, astrology didn’t help. I had to actually think about what my life would be like in those cities. Boy did that ever narrow the choices down fast! Now I was left with only three cities, one of which was Monterey. When it came to making the final decision, I picked the city where I actually knew people and had lived before. Monterey had changed a lot, but it still felt like home.

When you decide to relocate, you need to look at more than just your relocated chart. You need to visit different places, check out the jobs, the weather, the housing, the schools, etc. And, if you have a spouse and family, you and your spouse will need to agree on a community that is good for the two of you and your family.Use astrology as a tool to help you narrow your choices. Then, take some time to really research the cities and make several visits to each prospective “best place.” When it’s time to move, you will make your decision based on factsand first-hand evaluation. And that’s how to find your best place to live.

Many Happy Returns with your Solar Return

Solar returns are also called birthday charts. In fact, it’s from the solar return that we get the expression “many happy returns” which we say when wishing someone a happy birthday.
Your solar return is calculated for the exact date and time when the Sun returns to the place it was in when you were born. This means that your true birthday may fall on the same date you were born, or it may fall the day before or after, depending on when the Sun reaches the correct degree. For example, if you were born on September 28, 1950, when the Sun was at 05ELIB 00′, your solar return would fall on September 27th in the years 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Many reputable astrologers believe you can affect the outcome of your solar return by being in a place other than your birthplace or your place of residence at the time of the return. Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to visit another town or country for their solar return.
This is because calculating a solar return for a different location can cause certain desirable planetary aspects to appear, and certain undesirable planetary aspects to disappear, or a planet or planets can change houses if the chart is erected for a different place.
However, while the ancients believed in erecting a solar return for the location in which a person is at the time of the return, people back then did not travel much, and they could not have anticipated our highly mobile lifestyles.
The solar return takes the single day of the return and uses the 24 hours that follow the return to predict the future events for that year. But, we can argue that, like progre
ssions, we need to recalculate the solar return for the place where the person lives once they return home. Why is the solar return any different than a progression in that respect? After all, if I went to New York in June, I wouldn’t erect my progressions there and then return to the West Coast and rely on those New York calculations. When I progress the planets in my solar returns to predict events, it has always been the solar return chart erected for my residence that has been reliable.

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Basic Tarot Card Reading

Tarot CardsTarot, as we know it now, was invented sometime in the middle 15th century in Italy. It closely mirrored the playing cards of the day. Some believe that people had started using playing cards for divination purposes and the tarot were just a refined version of these cards. These basics playing cards had four suits of ten cards each. These cards were brought to Europe from the Islamic world. It is thought that tarot originated when gypsies and astrologers started using ordinary playing cards to tell fortunes.
During the 15th century, special cards were added to the playing cards. Later, these became known as the major arcana cards, then called the trumps or triumphs. The major arcana cards consist of 22 cards with titles rather than numbers and suit. Each one has a strong symbolic meaning and are considered to be the ‘leaders’ of the tarot deck. The remaining 56 cards are refered to as the minor arcana cards. usually these cards are split into four suits: cups, staves, swords and coins. Though there are many variations on this.
Tarot has evolved since it’s original form. Becoming more complex and rich in symbology. The cards themselves have gained meaning over the years from the cultures that adopted their use. Some cards have come and gone, like The Pope, The Juggler, The Arrow etc. however, around the 17th century, tarot evolved into the form we now know it as having. Many famous alchemists and prophets have used tarot, including Nostradamus and Aristotle.
Tarot cards align with the energies projected onto them. As you shuffle the deck, you and your energies place the cards where they will be most beneficial for you. I always shuffle the deck until the cards feel right. Some people shuffle the cards three times then cut. it is really up to the user. Tarot tap into the spirit realm, or the energies of the user to give their readings.
For centuries, people have been using symbols as a type of divination. Tarot is no different. Each of the 78 cards has an individual meaning. Tarot is an interactive Divination art. The cards interact with each other, giving them new and more complex meaning.
You place the cards into various spread where the placement of each card gives it even further meaning. Where cards fall in the spread has a lot to do with how they interact with each other. A card representing the past will influence a cards representing the present and the future. There are many different spreads including the celtic cross, the three card spread, the spread of fates, the single card reading, the circle and cross and the ancestors to name a few.

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Understanding the 12 Zodiac Signs

Aries…The Ram…Fire Sign…Cardinal Sign…New beginnings, adventurer, courage, part of body is the ‘head’
Taurus…The Bull…Earth sign…Fixed sign…Possessive, calm, relaxed, materialistic, loves creature comforts, part of body is the ‘neck and throat’
Gemini...The Twins…Air Sign…Mutable…Communications, impulsive, changeable, inquiring, intelligent, exploring, part of the body is the ‘lungs,arms, and hands’
Cancer…The Crab…Water Sign…Cardinal…The home, shy emotional, intuitive, protective, domestic, part of body is ‘stomach and breasts’
Leo…The Lion…Fire sign…Fixed…Ownership, pride, ego, power, children, passionate, works well alone, part of body is the ‘heart and spine
Virgo…The Virgin…Earth sign…Mutable, Attention to details, worrying, practical, analytical, discriminating,clean, a perfectionist, part of body is the ‘colon’
Libra…The Scale…Air sign…Cardinal…Marriage and union, partnerships, diplomatic, compassionate,balanced, part of body is the ‘kidneys’
Scorpio…The Scorpion or Eagle…Water sign…Fixed…Intense, death, rebirth, responsibility, genuine, purification, the mafia of the zodiac, the part of the body is the ‘sexual organs’
Sagittarius…The Archer…Fire sign…Mutable…Truth, religion, philosophy, generous, frank, enthusiastic, reason rather than emotion, adventurer, part of the body is ‘lower back and thighs’
Capricorn…The Goat…Earth sign…Cardinal…Practical vision, unemotional, sober, orderly, control, manipulating, power, dependable, part of body is the ‘knees’
Aquarius…The Water Bearer…Air sign…Fixed…Detached, team work, friends, unconventional, humane, independent, warm, part of the body is the ‘legs and hips’
Pisces…The Fishes…Water sign…Mutable…Intuitive, accepting, understanding, impressionable, part of the body is the ‘feet and ankles’ If you have a chance to help, do it.
Quote:
If you have a chance to reach out, do it. If you have a chance to love, never pass up the opportunity…..Lazaris

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Understanding Planets

Everything you need to know about what the planets mean in a Tarot chart
SamsungEach sign of the Zodiac is represented by a planet. Here are the Planets and some of what they mean:
a SUN…The Sun is associated with a sense of power. The house that the Sun occupies will be strongly emphasized. The activities of that house will be of great importance to the subject throughout his life. The characteristics of the sign associated with the Sun are usually intensified. The positive aspect of the Sun is creativity, affection and generosity. The negative trait of the Sun is arrogance.
/ MOON…The Moon conveys the sense of instinct and cyclic changes. The Moon is the second most important planet aside from the Sun. The characteristics of the sign in the Moon usually reflects the personality of the subject. Habits, emotions, motherhood, family and social response are the associations of the moon. Positiveness of the Moon is imaginativeness, business shrewdness, maternal instinct and patience. Negative traits include stubbornness, unreliability and irrational behavior.
g MERCURY…Mercury is communication. Mercury is associated with computers, intellect, science and mental perception. The positive characteristics of Mercury are good memory, logical, communicative and clever. The negative traits are mental constipating, argumentative, nervousness and sarcastic.
v VENUS…The keywords of Venus are love and harmony. Venus is associated with feelings, love, beauty, arts, and fashion. The positiveness of Venus is friendly, well mannered, artistic and lovable. The negative traits are selfish, and unrealistically romantic.
m MARS…Fire and energy come to mind with Mars. In ancient times, Mars was regarded as the bringier of wars. It has been perceived as the most powerful planet. Aggression, quickness in action, war and weapons and masculinity are always associated with Mars. The negative traits are boisterous, war-like and quarrelsome.
j JUPITER…The keyword of Jupiter is expansion. Jupiter is sometimes known as the good planet. The House in which Jupiter is found usually is associated with very favorable outcomes in that department of life. The expanding quality of the planet can also be associated with the physical size of Jupiter…the largest planet in the solar system. Positive traits are compassionate, optimistic, sportive. Negative traits are extravagance, irresponsible, indulgent, over-optimistic, and care-free.
t SATURN…Limitation and hardship are the main attributes of Saturn. A subject always encounters limitation on the activities in life that are characteristics of the House where Saturn is. Saturn is always associated with slow moving, difficulty, and tension. Because Saturn is a planet that tests the success or tenacity of a subject’s action, Saturn is positively associated with perseverance and fortitude. As well, Saturn sometimes is associated with ill health. The positive traits are trustworthiness, tenacity, and discipline. The negative traits are self-pitying, depressive, difficult.
u URANUS…Sudden changes is best to represent Uranus. Uranus is associated with modern science, medicine, sex and tele-communication radio systems. The positive traits are inventive and original. The negative traits are sexually perverted, abnormal and impulsive.
n NEPTUNE…The keyword of Neptune is unknown. Neptune may reflect the hidden potential capability of a person. The positive traits are subtle, artistic and sensitive. The negative traits are indecisive, careless, and unworldly.
P PLUTO…Due to its recent discovery (1930), astrologers have not been certain of what Pluto is best to associate with a subjects characteristics. The best to associate with Pluto is the marking of a new beginning (the end of a cycle) of a life event. Pluto very often is symbolically associated with business, the hidden and unconscious power. The positive traits are financial astuteness, able to start new in unfavorable circumstances. The negative traits are underworld association, and seediness.

ASCENDANT RS

The Ascendant in a birth chart is known as the rising sign. It is the starting point of the first house in a chart. Contrary to the standard horoscope analysis in the newspaper, where the personality of a person is based on the Sun Sign (the sign where the sun is), astrologers usually put emphasis on the characteristics of the first House, or Ascendant, to project a personality profile.
MID HEAVEN ;On the birth chart, the Mid heaven is the point where the sun is found a midday. The sign where the Mid heaven is found not only has a strong bearing on the subject’s outward expression of oneself in one’s world, lifestyle, choice of career, attitude, but also in events that the subject has no direct control. The Mid heaven represents ego, and the characteristics that are associated with the sign in which the Mid heaven is found, are expressed in an external manner.
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Aspects of Tarot Reading

Here are a few tips when it comes to starting off a Tarot Read Session. You need to know about the Aspects first.
deck-of-tarot-cardsAspects are an important part of modern astrology.
As the planets move in their elongated orbits around the Sun, they form various angular relationships with one another, using the Sun (or Earth) as the center. These are called Aspects. The most popular aspects result from dividing the circle by numbers like 1,2,3,4, resulting in aspects such as the conjunction (0 degrees), opposition (180 degrees), trine (120 degrees), square (90 degrees), and so forth.
When two planets form an aspect with one another, their energies and natures are said to combine and work in harmony or discord. For example, when two planets are exactly on opposite sides of the Sun (earth), they are in opposition.
The most popular aspects can be divided into three main categories:
1…Emphatic aspects…The emphatic aspects are those that emphasize or align two planetary energies with one another. Conjunction (0 degrees) …two planets at the same point in the zodiac are said to be in conjunctions. Their natures are fused or blended into one…..Opposition (180 degrees) ..two planets at opposite sides of the zodiac. The energies are in alignment with each other. They can pull together or apart, depending upon the nature of the planets involved.
2…Hard aspects…square (90 degrees) and semi-square (45 degrees). These represent challenge, obstacles, and substance. They provide meat and potatoes in our life. Too many can block or obstruct the life flow, yet too few can cause life to be weak or thin.
3…Soft aspects…trine (120 degrees) and sextile (60 degrees). The soft aspects bring ease, clarity, and vision to our lives. We can see, grasp, and understand what is happening. To few of the soft aspects means we don’t know what we are doing or what is happening in our lives, while too many soft aspects make for a life that runs cool, is overly mental, and lacking in substance.
Exact aspects and aspect’s ‘orbs’. Aspects between planets gradually form, become exact and separate. When an aspect is exact, it has its greatest impact. Yet, the effect of most aspects can be felt for some time before and after the moment when it is exact. The range within which an aspect is in operation is called its ‘orb of influence’, or simply its orb. An orb of one or two degrees of arc on either side of the exact aspect is considered a close or tight orb, while an orb of 10 degrees is loose. Also worthy of consideration when looking at aspects are the planets involved.
Aspects to the Sun and Moon are most important, followed by the planetary aspects involving Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. If your natal chart has an accurate birth time, then aspects to the chart angles (ascendant and midheaven) are also important. The particular combination can make a difference.
Aspects between planets such as Saturn and Mars are obviously more potentially explosive then the same aspect between Venus and Jupiter.
>ASPECT SYMBOLS
1…CONJUNCTION…0 DEGREE
2 …SEMI-SEXTILE…30 DEGREES
3 …SEXTILE…60 DEGREES
4 …SQUARE…90 DEGREES
5 …TRINE…120 DEGREES
6 …SESQUIQUADRATE…135 DEGREES
7 …OPPOSITION…180 DEGREES