Astrology Basics: Things You Should Know

astrology basicsHow would you like to know the best time to focus on your career? Or perhaps you want to find out the most opportune time to sell your house. Maybe you’re wondering about the best time to have an important conversation with your mate, or whether this is a favorable time for romance. Astrology can provide those types of answers — if you know what to look for.

While most people focus on learning their Zodiac signs or Sun signs, in reality you can get so much more by going a bit deeper into astrology. In fact, if you really want to know more about yourself, here are some astrology basics. In other words, these are the areas you should have some familiarity with:

Your Sun Sign

Chances are you already know your Sun sign. This is the sign that’s determined by your birthday. When you look up your daily horoscope, this is the sign that you look up. It shows which zodiac sign the Sun was in when you were born, and it gives you some insight into your personality.

Your Moon Sign

This indicates where the Moon was when you were born. You know how the Moon can make you feel emotional at times? Well your Moon sign gives you some insight into your emotional self. By understanding the qualities of your Moon sign, you may have a better idea of what drives you emotionally.

Your Ascendant Sign, or Rising Sign

This is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the moment that you were born. This sign will provide insight into how others see you. The characteristics of this sign give you insight into how you show up to the world. Read a description of your Ascendant sign and you’ll be reading a description of how others perceive you to be.

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What are houses in astrology?

When it comes to houses in astrology, no, I’m not talking about where you live. Houses are aspects of your astrology chart that have to do with different areas of your life. There are twelve houses and each one is assocciated with a different aspect of your life. Here’s a rundown of which aspect of your life each of the houses covers:

First house: Your self and your personality
Second house: Money, personal finances, possessions
Third house: Communication and learning style
Fourth house: Home and family
Fifth house: Children, sports and creativity
Sixth house: Work environment and health
Seventh house: Partnerships and close relationships
Eighth house: Shared resources, other people’s money
Ninth house: Higher education and travel
Tenth house: Career and status
Eleventh house: Friends and social circle
Twelfth house: Subconscious and spirituality

Whenever a planet visits a certain house in your chart, it impacts that particular area of your life. Also, by learning which signs rule your various houses, you’ll have more insight into the way that you show up in different aspects of your life.

How to learn your Sun, Moon and Ascendant Signs

There are so many web sites where you can get a free natal chart that provides this information as long as you know your birthdate, time of birth and location of birth. Among them are: may receive compensation if users buy products or services mentioned or advertised on this site or click on some of the links on this site.