Mars retrograde 2020 occurs from Wednesday, September 9, to Friday, November 13. When a planet is said to retrograde, it becomes more powerful and its energies amplify. It is considered one of the strongest events in astrology. There are certain things that need to be considered about retrograde so that it can be beneficial and all its negative effects could be minimized. Mars considered Hero of the astrological chart, which can give immense opportunities yet its energies should be carried in with caution.
What exactly is Mars Retrograde?
In Astrology, Mars rules life aspects like sex, desire, action, etc in one’s life, and when this retrograde effects, these areas should be taken care of. Fire signs ruled by Mars finds it more difficult to deal with this situation. Aries out of all signs feel a bit more affected in this transit. They fail to hold any momentum over things when this happens. Small fights, low confidence, and low sex drives can frequently make their presence during this time. Also, a person influenced by this retrograde can take regrettable steps.
Mars is considered “masculine” and any steps taken in this period will be filled with maximized masculinity. They will tend to misuse their energies and dominance because of which they will lack happiness and prosperity.
During the Mars Retrograde, there will be a time of sudden outcomes and changes that can affect a person’s life drastically. If the position of Mars is favourable then this period can make them achieve many big things. For instance, growth in property, abundance, and confidence is the beneficial effect of Mars.
How long will it last?
The retrograde usually takes from 8 to 10 weeks. In order to get more specific details as to when the Mars retrograde will affect you most, you need to check and study house retrograde Mars in your own chart during the process. This will make you know things like when you will be frustrated and the most unlikable time to take any decision etc.
Who will be affected?
Mars Retrograde is a grand astrological event, thus, it will impart changes in the life of every zodiac sign. However, out of all, the most affected sign will be Aries and the people with the sun in Aries. If there is retrograde Mars in a person’s birth chart then they may experience problems like anxiety, depression, dealing with self-determination, sexual life, etc.
How can I use this retrograde to my advantage?
Aries will be affected most in this retrograde as they are the first sign of the zodiac. So they need to be more cautious about this period. This period demands enough care from everyone. Self-care is very essential for this retrograde. It can be anything, reading books, attending horse races, or getting a manicure. Self-care is whatever makes you happy. To make the best out of this time, you can also practice certain remedies as stated below:
These remedies will protect you from any unfavourable events due to the Retrograde of Mars.
Avoid the use of any weapon and do not buy any weapon during this period.
Remove any harmful tool from your house before starting of the retrograde.
This period is unfavourable for buying any new vehicle and buy one can bring bad luck.
Do not invest in any property or real estate. That can make you lose your invested money.
Avoid shifting to a new house during Mars retrograde.
Try postponing any operation or surgeries if scheduled during the period.
Court cases in the retrograde can have a negative effect on your financial losses.
The Mantra of Mars should be chanted religiously daily in the period.
Hanuman Chalisa can help the person reduce all negative effects.
The cosmos will always take care of your feelings and you do not have to unnecessarily stress yourself out in this period. These unfavourable events can always be handled with a conscious mind and strong beliefs. The most common problem that one may come across is uncertainty in this period. Your attitude will change from being very confident about things to be sceptical about everything. This period can also bring enormous happiness in your life if your Mars is positioned well. You will feel confident, your sexual health will revive, your relationships will get stronger and you will be able to gain financial profits.
Haasli is a 20-year-old student and an astrology enthusiast.
He always had a keen interest in the Cosmos and Planets, this makes him more inclined towards astrological studies. He is very enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge related to astrology.
I invite you to join me for our first “Astro Party – Ask me Anything” astrology related (although I’ll have a stab at anything), and I’ll answer your questions.
This event is ideal for aspiring astrologers and anyone who wants to learn how to read a chart or forecast for themselves. I will answer questions around natal and forecasting and about setting up your astrology business.
This event will be held on the Zoom platform. Please note this event will be recorded and may be used for promotional purposes and or on social media.
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Wine and the zodiac actually have a lot in common.
Both have elements that change over time and have seasons and situations in which they shine best.
Each sign in the zodiac wheel compliments the others in a specific way, just as wines compliment different foods. There are already so many resources out there about how to pair food and wine.
Today I’m going to do something a little different and tell you which wine compliments your zodiac sign and why.
Aries and Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah Profile
Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Sugar Plum, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, Black Pepper, Black Tea
Though it’s a common California wine, Petite Sirah comes from a French grape called “Peloursin”. This is a rare grape, with a very flavorful profile. This wine is popular for its bold, fruity flavors which contrast its dark red color.
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac wheel. It falls under the Fire element.
As the first sign, Aries is open to new opportunities. They move through life knowing that they’re leading the way for a new adventure, even if their adventures are short lived.
As a fire sign, Aries tend to have bold emotions at all times. It is not unlike an Aries to show some tough love.
To an Aries it means they are doing right by you. This blunt honesty is what makes them a loyal friend and lover.
Petit Sirah Pairing
Petite Sirah is full of aggressive sweet and bitter notes. Similar to Aries, who are bold in their own right, giving you a refreshing solution to a problem.
Within all its powerful flavors, Petite Sirah is good for your health. The bitterness is an effect of the high level of tannins in this kind of wine.
Like an Aries’ brutal honesty can leave a sour taste in your mouth, so can a Petite Sirah.
Among its sweet notes of blueberries and sugar plums, Petite Sirahs have the bitterness of dark chocolate and black pepper to spice things up.
Life is never boring with an Aries, this flavorful wine pairing will not disappoint.
Leo and Champagne
Style: Light Body, High Acidity, Intensely Dry
Flavors: Citrus, Peach, White Cherry, Almond, Toasty
Champagne comes in a variety of brut, dry, and sweet bodies with deep flavors that pair great with seafood or crunchy appetizers.
You know Champagne as the world’s go-to bubbly used to celebrate special occasions like weddings, holidays, and Friday nights.
July 23 – August 22 | The Lion
Strength: Ambitious, Loyal, Generous, Enthusiastic, Leader
Weakness: Egoistic, Lazy, Stubborn, Arrogant
Out of all the Fire signs, Leos yearns most to make an impression.
In fact, it’s their number one priority. Their personality is powerful and attractive making them hard to miss.
As far as love languages go, this Fire sign is most fluent in Words of Affirmation. As much as they receive compliments, they’ll give them right back to you.
Leo’s warm heart and eagerness to do well in everything they set out to do is what makes up their magnetic confidence and loyalty.
However, if Leos are mistreated, they won’t hesitate to move on from what is making them unhappy.
A Leo’s loyalty is unmatched so long as it’s reciprocated.
They know what they deserve and will not budge. Fire signs need the proper attention to feel someone is worth the affection they are giving.
When you don’t fulfill the needs of a Leo, their confidence dwindles. Just like a Champagne left unattended, that can’t help but go flat.
Both Champagne and Leos can be dry or sweet depending on their style.
Regardless of the details, there is no better pair to celebrate with than Leos and Champagne.
Sagittarius and Malbec
Style: Full Body, Dry, Low Acidity, Low Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Red Plum, Blackberry, Vanilla, Tobacco, Cocoa
Like many other wines, Malbec originated in France. However, most vineyards that produce this wine are in Argentina.
Malbec has a deep and sweet full body bound to leave you wanting more. It’s cocoa and vanilla tones give this red wine a smooth finish every time.
November 22 – December 21 | The Archer
Strength: Idealistic, Adventurous, Persistent, Optimistic, Romantic
Weakness: Competitive, Impulsive, Impatient, Overachiever, Blunt
Sagittarians are the social butterflies among the zodiac. They are known to be very positive and outgoing. They are always up for sharing information with others.
As the Archer, they seek out as much knowledge as they can find.
A Sagittarian’s curiosity is limitless especially regarding love, philosophy, and religion. They yearn to be free, therefore knowledge and adventure is what they pursue most. This can make them a bit stubborn, as they hate being told the can’t do something.
Malbec is a fun and strong wine with strong notes of oak and black fruits.
As the last of the Fire signs, Sagittarians can be as aggressive in their passion as they are in their truth-seeking.
Unlike other wines, a Malbec’s finish does not last, and the same can be said with the adventures of a Sagittarius.
Just like Aries, Sagittarians are very good at starting new ventures but are not the best as finishing them. Without looking back at how their last one ended, they’ll embark on a new one.
Taurus and Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon Profile
Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Black Cherry, Black Currant, Baking Spices, Cedar
Cabernet Sauvignon is among the safest choices when selecting a red wine. It has a strong full body with a balance of fruits and spices.
This California wine is easy to pair with a variety of unexpected foods.
Sure, red meat is an obvious pairing, but get yourself some dark chocolate with this wine, and you’ll be dreaming about it later.
April 20 – May 20 | The Bull
Strength: Loyal, Dependable, Patient, Grounded
Weakness: Possessive, Aggressive, Uncompromising
Earth signs tend to do things to get rewarded.
Taurus is no exception. People who fall under this sign will work hard for the benefits they earn.
Along with their work ethic, a Taurus is dependable knowing that they will earn respect and other prizes.
However, they know it’s a two-way street and remain aware that their work is ongoing.
This is where their patience comes in.
As hopeless of a romantic as they can be, a Taurus is always on the defense.
You must first earn their trust before they feel safe giving you theirs in return.
Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing
Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensual red wine that you learn to love and trust – not unlike a Taurus.
The sensual undertones of the wine’s flavor evoke black fruits and spices.
These undertones are found in Taurians too, they’re one of the most sensual signs on the wheel.
Both the sign and wine have a range of earthy flavors with a strong body, and dry style.
Virgo and Chardonnay
Style: Full Body, Dry, Medium Acidity, High Alcohol, Little to No Tanning
Flavors: Yellow Apple, Starfruit, Pineapple, Vanilla, Butter
Chardonnay was originally harvested in large quantities in the Burgundy region of France. The variety of flavors a Chardonnay offers is not limited to the list above.
When fermented and aged in oak, it develops spicy, almost bourbon-like notes, making it the rich white wine we love.
August 23 – September 22 | The Maiden
Strength: Strong, Hardworking, Observant, Analytical, Sophisticated
Weakness: Intense, Dominating, Perfectionist, Shy
Virgos have a very practical way of making their plans.
Like Taurus, this Earth sign doesn’t mind putting in the work, as they realize how the little things can add up to the big picture.
Virgos are known to be the most sophisticated on the zodiac wheel. Both their work and honest advice are delivered clearly so that you won’t misunderstand what they mean.
It is their graceful advice and willingness to help that make Virgos great friends.
It takes a lot of dedication to make Chardonnay the elegant wine it is, much like the dedication Virgos put into their own craft.
Virgos are sophisticated in the way they talk, work, and carry themselves.
Some call it perfectionism, Virgos call it attention to detail.
Virgos are loved for their ability to compliment all the other signs just as Chardonnays are loved for their versatility in food pairing.
Capricorn and Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc Profile
Style: Light Body, Dry, Low Alcohol, Low Tannin, High Acidity
Flavors: Gooseberry, Honeydew Melon, Grapefruit, White Peach, Passion Fruit
It’s hard to confuse Sauvignon Blanc with other white wines (like Chardonnay).
When compared, you’ll note Sauvignon Blanc is full of acidity and herbal flavors.
This rich white wine is widely produced as the grape can be grown almost anywhere. The result, Sauvignon Blanc comes in a variety of ranges – from lean to bountiful.
December 22 – January 19 | The Goat
Strength: Responsible, Disciplined, Ambitious, Practical
Weakness:Inability to be Wrong, Pessimistic, Unforgiving
Capricorns will tell you they are the “Greatest Of All Time” or these days, G.O.A.T.
This earth sign is a determined sign which doesn’t need to be asked to do what they know needs to be done.
Along with their practical sense of duty, they always strive for success. Yet they are fully aware that their success will take time. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. That’s an Earth sign for you.
Sauvignon Blanc Compatibility
Capricorns are dry with their emotions, much like Sauvignon Blanc. This is due to a Capricorn’s view of the world and their diligent traits.
Sauvignon Blanc is one-part fruits and one-part earthy notes matching Capricorn’s element perfectly.
Gemini and Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend Profile
Style: Full Body, High Tannin, High Alcohol, Medium Acidity, Dry
Flavors: Black Currant, Black Cherry, Graphite, Chocolate, Dried Herbs
A Bordeaux Blend is made up of grapes used for red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in addition to other grapes harvested within the same region of France.
The uses of multiple grapes make this wine a sweet, dark, red blend with high tannins and a strong body.
Perfect for red meat pairings with very little seasoning.
May 21 – June 20 | The Twins
Strength: Intellectual, Versatile, Social, Cheerful
Weakness: Gossipy, Indecisive, Superficial, Anxious
Gemini is one of the signs that tends to earn a bad reputation. They have a two-faced stigma as their personality is ever changing.
The reality is that Geminis are too smart for their own good.
They can adapt to any environment they are in, and behave accordingly.
Air elements will demonstrate an ease of going with the flow, and Gemini is no exception.
Geminis also love to talk your ear off, but it’s hard to not enjoy a Gemini’s company.
Their charm is contagious, and it’s almost impossible not to learn from them.
Bordeaux Blend Compatibility
Can you blame me for picking out a Blend for the Twins? Much like Bordeaux Blend is mixed to balance well, Geminis have their own mix.
It should be said that as versatile as Geminis come, you never really know which Gemini you’ll get.
Just as you never know which grapes are within the Bordeaux Blend you choose.
Though the flavor of the wine varies in strengths (either sweet or citrusy), the wine stays true to its notes. As do Geminis to themselves.
Moscatos are among the sweet white wines with fruity notes.
Unlike the majority of the wines mentioned, Moscato is an Italian wine made with the Muscat Grape.
There are different Moscato styles which include Bubbly, Still, Pink, Red, or Dessert Moscato.
This wine can be made into several styles depending on which Muscat grape is used, and how.
September 23 – October 21 | The Scales
Strength: Fair, Charming, Diplomatic, Easy Going, Imaginative
Weakness: Indecisive, Bad Temper, People Pleasers, Overthinker
Libras are towards the center of the zodiac wheel, and you can see a noticeable change in the signs that follow. The first six signs of the zodiac focus more on their individual needs. While the signs that follow Libras care more about their impact on others.
As the Scales, Libras constantly analyze if should they be kinder or harsher depending on how others treat them. This constant mental back and forth is what feeds their indecisiveness.
Libras and Moscatos always leave a good impression.
A Moscato wine is sweet and aromatic, while balanced with acidity and a mineral finish.
Libras are all about finding and providing balance. Be it in work or relationships, they find comfort in harmony.
Libras don’t care to change for most people. To do so, would tip the balance scale and would be unfair to their own desires.
Though a Muscat grape can fit into any type of Moscato, the wine will always stay true to its flavor and body, no matter the color.
An Aquarius showers us with their knowledge and ideas, as a Water Bearer showers people with their gift of water.
This Air sign is all about making humanity great.
They look to encourage others to do better because they see the world as a clock that runs on many gears. If one piece fails, the clock doesn’t work. They apply this philosophy to themselves as well – always trying to improve on their weaknesses.
Pinot Noir Pairing
Both Aquarians and Pinot Noir are dry, yet smooth. A Pinot Noir wine’s finish is smooth though its body is light with high acidity.
In comparison, Aquarians are not ones to lead with emotions. They can be dry in their efforts to communicate how they feel. They believe their actions will speak for themselves.
Just as an Aquarius is progressive, Pinot Noir is one of those wines that increase in finesse with age.
Cancer and Riesling
Style: Light Body, Little Tannins, High Acidity, Off-Dry, Low Alcohol
Flavors: Lime, Green Apple, Beeswax, Jasmine, Petrol
Rieslings are an aromatic white wine that was first produced in Germany, making it stand out from the French and California wine crowds.
It was turned into a classic table wine for its ability to pair well with savory and sweet foods.
June 21 – July 22 | The Crab
Strength: Kind, Creative, Family Oriented, Tough
Weakness: Hot-Headed, Immature, Moody, Overthinkers, Emotional
Cancer signs are deeply empathetic, as all water signs are.
Cancers are driven by their nurturing needs and seek to have a family when all is said and done.
Though they wear their hearts on their sleeve, Cancers aren’t weak. As the Crab, Cancers have a tough exterior and will be strong when they need to be, especially to protect their loved ones.
There’s a sense of moodiness to both Cancers and Rieslings.
While Cancers have a sweet demeanor, their temper is strong. Cancers are quick to react based on their emotions.
Rieslings, too have plenty of strength. They can range from tasting really sweet to bone dry.
The sweetness of a Riesling is controlled during the fermentation process. It’s not so much up to the grape’s nature as it is on the maker’s influence.
Like a Cancer’s empathetic nature, which has a tendency of getting away from them.
Scorpio and Merlot
Style: Full Body, Extra Dry, High Tannin, Medium Acidity, High Alcohol
Flavors: Cherry, Plum, Chocolate, Bay Leaf, Vanilla
Merlot is one of those wines that stand out in the crowd. It has vibrant black cherry flavors and great depth.
Due to its complimenting flavors and chocolatey finish, Merlot is a wine can mix well with other full body wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon.
October 22 – November 21 | The Scorpion
Positive: Loyal, Passionate, Determined, Intuitive, Empathetic
Negative: Secretive, Intense, Emotional, Jealous, Flirtatious
Scorpios are one of the other signs that get a bad reputation. If you ask around, people will tell you that Scorpios are the most intense, but this is due to their passion.
They hate small talk, for example, and would much rather just get to the point.
A Scorpio’s keen sense of intuition is what helps them know if a person is lying, or being shady.
They also know who is good and will be fiercely loyal with whom they trust.
Break that trust, however, and it’s game over for whoever wronged them.
A Merlot starts bitter (or intense, if you will) with sweet tones to finish it off.
If you don’t pay attention, you’ll miss it the uniqueness of this full body wine.
We can learn to appreciate a Scorpio, in the same way we appreciate a Merlot.
Scorpio’s sweetness comes through in their passion and loyalty.
To a Water sign like Scorpio, loyalty means never revealing secrets. This type of loyalty, along with their protective nature, is what makes them irreplaceable in friendships and love.
Rosé is a wine that does not come from a specific grape. Instead, it can be made from a variety of grapes that are used to make fuller bodied wines.
Grapes found in Rosé include, but are not limited to, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Grenaché.
Contrary to popular belief, Rosé does not come from mixing wines. And though doing so is prohibited in many places, the region of Champagne, France is not one of them. Ergo, the Rosé Champagne we all know and love.
February 19 – March 20 | The Fish
Strength: Artistic, Compassionate, Intuitive, Gentle
Weakness: Fearful, Too Trusting, Head in the Clouds, Play the Victim
Pisces is both the last Water sign of the bunch and the last sign in the zodiac wheel.
Perhaps this order is what makes up Pisces traits, as they encompass a little from all the signs.
Though Pisces like to keep to themselves, there’s no denying they are focused, selfless, and easy going.
After all, they are the Fish of the wheel, so they just keep swimming.
Like their Water sign companions, they are very empathetic and protective of their hearts.
Their eagerness to make others happy can be taken advantage of. Knowing this, they will be kind, but never a pushover. They can tell people’s bad intentions from miles away.
Just like a Rosé can be composed of a variety of grapes that come from other wines, a Pisces is shaped like their zodiac family.
When hanging out with a Pisces, it’s never dull. Like with any Rosé you choose, it is always a fun and unique experience.
Nicholas is a digital marketing specialist for Jordan Winery a California Wine company that specializes in producing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Champagne, and other delicious products.
Fun Fact: he is a Pisces-Aries Cusp being born on March 20th.
The astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “We are all made of starstuff.”
This quote relates to how the universe formed, and that the heavier elements were birthed through the life and death of stars. I’m not saying I fully understand the actual scientific process, but I like the idea.
Starz in Art
I use stars in many of my patterns. But not all stars are created equal. The number of points in a star is critical to the meaning and ultimately the vibration of the star.
My favourite star is the five pointed star which has a point at 72 degree increments. When a circle of 360 degrees is divided by five the result is 72 degrees.
I named my business Starzology to tap into this energy. Every time you say a name, like Starzology, you confer the meaning of the word to the entity or person.
This is why you should call your honey, well, “honey” or “babe” rather than “pumpkin” or “cockroach” when you say, “It’s a pet name, she knows what I mean,” as this nickname practice weakens the person through conference, and you want to avoid that.
The Creativity of Five
Five is a powerful number used in astrology for three reasons (you’d think I could come up with five reasons ha ha).
The fifth zodiac sign is Leo the Lion which is the most creative sign.
The fifth house is all about restoration, procreation and creation. The act of giving birth to your creative projects is sourced in the fifth house of your birth chart.
The quintile aspect is the 72 degree aspect of creativity and genius. It indicates where the genius is in your life. Check which planets are in a quintile aspect to each other to understand how this energy is flowing in your life.
Confer your Brand
If you have an actual word like “star” in you business artistic name, use it to promote your art.
If your name is Emerald City Art, use green and crystals to promote your art.
Look at the site RedBubble is red. The logo letters “RB” are round and fat just like a bubble.
The principle of conference works when you sleep.
Conferring your name, or your art business name, you will let the universe know you are in business.
“I saw an angel in the marble, then carved and carved to set her free.” Michelangelo
Allow me to share with you my experiences as an artist and an astrologer. I have been combining astrology and art for many years. Now I am happy to have found RedBubble to showcase my original art pieces for you.
The world has moved on, and in the digital creation arena is where I feel compelled to express myself. From my creator studio in downtown Vancouver, I enjoy expressing myself via the colourful creations I produce.
The language of astrology is created through the symbols and glyphs that are used in astrology charts. These complex shapes and sigils, when skillfully combined, will make sentences which ultimately tell a story.
Your personal astrology chart, and the symbols and patterns they contain, can help you explore the deeper meaning of your life through the symbolic language of astrology.
When the symbols are in your chart, it will be the story of your life. This is exciting isn’t it?
These symbols, or glyphs, convey meaning more than the actual shape. Glyphs have inherent properties that can be used to elevate your understanding of your life, and the world around you.
In your chart the synergy effect is present. Now one plus one equals three, or the sum of the whole is greater than the parts. Powerful.
I use traditional astrological glyphs in my artistic designs to bring them into mainstream consciousness for everyone.
Night Sky Dreams Pattern
We are but a small part of the huge universe. Many galaxies, stars and planets bring the positive energy of the universe to life. This is where life is lived to the full.
The vast dark space between the stars is the negative energy. Between the two opposites of light and dark, or positive and negative, the universal energy is in balance and mathematically adds up to zero.
My new “Night Sky Dreams” pattern is a piece that combines the sign symbols with other well-loved icons of the sky.
The deep purple background symbolizes the night, and the negative, as it contrasts sharply with the brilliant white light of life as shown by the stars.
I avoided black to accent this piece by choice. I interpret purple as a secondary colour that is both rich and mysterious, without the connotation of a darker side of life which a midnight black shade implies.
As an astrologer and artist I love what I do. For those of you who have supported me in the past thank you, and if you have just discover my creations, then welcome.
If you enjoy my work please give me a “like” and follow me, so you know when I post a fresh new creation.
If you want to know more about my process, you can watch my YouTube channel Starzology where I discuss the art or astrology and how you can benefit from knowing a little astrology.
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The graphic ephemeris is a powerful visual tool. Expand your knowledge in this fun lecture. Predict like a professional astrologer with the graphic ephemeris. Learn some simple steps to improve for your client forecast work. Bring your chart and be ready to roll up your sleeves.
In this presentation you will:
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Alison Price is a consultant astrologer, writer and popular lecturer based in Vancouver, Canada. With a diploma from the South African College of Astrological Studies, Johannesburg, and a certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London, England, she writes feature articles for international journals. Alison mentors a select number of engaged students each year. She is the co-founder of Vancouver’s Summer Astrology Workshop (now in its 6th year) which teaches advanced astrology topics. Find her many astrology books on Amazon and subscribe to her creative “Starzology” YouTube channel.
Perhaps you already know your Sun sign. It could be Aries, Cancer or Virgo etc. Your Sun sign depends on the date of your birthday. It is the zodiac sign which the Sun was in at the time and day you were born.
Everyone’s Sun sign is the easiest thing to know in astrology.
You will know your own, and your family’s birthdates, and probably your close friend’s birthdays as well. It is a simple step to ascertain everybody’s Sun sign.
The Sun sign is the first nugget of information that all people know about astrology but, after that, what should you learn next?
The second thing you need to learn is your Ascendant sign. This is likely to be different to your Sun sign although it could be the identical.
You will only know your Ascendant sign if you cast your chart.
The third fact you need to discover is your Moon sign. Again, you will have to cast your chart to find this out.
Your Moon sign is likely to be in a different sign both to your Sun sign and even to your Ascendant sign, but it could be the same.
Where to Get Your Birth Chart
If you do not yet have a copy of your birth chart, there are three pieces of information that you will need.
Your birth time
Your birth date
Your birth place (the city and country)
For quick information go here to calculate your chart.
Alternatively, if you want your full birth chart one page diagram calculated by me as a PDF go here.
The Holy Trinity
These three pieces of astrological information, your Ascendant sign, your Sun sign, and your Moon sign, are known as the holy trinity, the triad or the triumvirate of your chart.
They are always listed in this order of importance; Ascendant, Sun, Moon (and yes, your ascendant is more important than your Sun).
If you are an aspiring astrologer, and if you attend an astrology conference, you will be given a badge with your name. There will be a space for you to write the three main parts of your chart listed on it, your Ascendant, your Sun, and your Moon.
For example, my top three or Holy Trinity would be listed as; Leo, Leo, Scorpio. This is because my Ascendant is in Leo, my Sun is in Leo, and my Moon is in Scorpio.
Your Ascendant, Sun, and Moon can each be in any one of the twelve zodiac signs.
Let us have a quick look at the numbers.
The Ascendant has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, the Sun has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, and the Moon has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs.
Therefore, 12 × 12 × 12 = 1728 possible combinations of Ascendant, Sun, and Moon.
This detail is huge and speaks to the complexities that can be found within an astrology chart, but there is a simpler way.
In astrology there are two polarities active and passive. They can also be referred to as masculine or feminine, or positive (+) or negative (-).
The twelve zodiac signs are either in one polarity or the other.
The active signs are; Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The passive signs are; Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Let’s look at some examples of polarity.
If you have your Ascendant in Aries, your Sun in Virgo and your Moon in Pisces your polarity converts to: active, passive, passive or (+, -, -).
If you have an Aquarius ascendant (+), your Sun is in Gemini (+), and your Moon is in Libra (+), you are active (+, +, +).
In the scenario of active and passive signs, as regards to your chart’s holy trinity, there are only eight possible combinations.
The three are always listed in the sequence; Ascendant, Sun, Moon.
The ratio is always active:passive (+ : – ).
+ + + 3:0 100% active
+ + – 2:1 More active than passive.
+ – + 2:1 More active than passive.
– + + 2:1 More active than passive.
– – + 1:2 More passive than active.
– + – 1:2 More passive than active.
+ – – 1:2 More passive than active.
– – – 0:3 100% passive.
Some More Examples
Ascendant Sun Moon
Libra Gemini Pisces + + –
Aquarius Sagittarius Virgo + + –
Leo Aries Taurus + + –
They are 216 possible combinations that are active, active, passive (+, +, -). But only eight possible combinations.
The use of polarity in the holy trinity of your chart is way to simplify what is a complex subject, astrology.
Spend some time analyzing your family’s and friends charts to see polarity at work.
Of course, there are many more interesting things about astrology charts that you could learn.
Aspiring Astrologer Activity
I love providing you with aspiring astrologer activities.
This initiative is similar to “next steps” and the activities give you some ideas on what to do with the information you have just gathered.
Step one: Your Sun sign.
Step two: Your Ascendant sign.
Step three: Your Moon sign.
Step four: Write your polarity combination (Ascendant, Sun, Moon).
This wheel is made up of twelve “slices” just like the slices of a pizza. Each slice is 30° wide and therefore is exactly one zodiac sign.
Get Your Downloadable Template
Here is your template so you can make your own astrology wheel of fortune. You can download the PDF file below (which is the recommended way to go as it is easier to print), and use it later.
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How to Construct Your Wheel
Print 12 sheets, so that’s one page for each sign.
Add your own keywords and notes to each sign.
Colour in as much as you like.
Cut the slice out leaving the tab on.
Carefully layout all the signs in the right order.
The signs in order anticlockwise are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Tape the slices lightly at the front with small pieces of masking tape just to hold it.
Turn it over and magic tape the slices together.
Note: Take your time as the slices can be tricky.
When completed glue the whole wheel onto a sheet of cardboard or Bristol board for support.
Cut with scissors and trim to 5mm to the edge of the circle.
Hang the finished astrology wheel by a centre pin so that it can rotate, because you read each sign when it is at the bottom and the signs can be read from all around.
How to Use the Wheel of Fortune
You should place your wheel on the wall near your desk and where you do your astrology work. In this way, it becomes as inspiration and a memory jogger for when you forget things.
Remember to send me a photo of your completed wheel and I will publish it on this post later.
There is no time limit.
Enjoy being creative and learning at the same time.
Keywords to Use
Many astrology keywords are well known and you should add these to your wheel.
When you discover a new word to describe the signs you can add them to your wheel. This is how you interpret astrology and not how I do, or the next guy does.
Be your own astrologer and develop the art so that it speaks to you.
Why stray from the true and tested keywords? Because we want to hear your voice coming through in your interpretations.
If you ask ten artists to paint a picture of an apple they will all produce a painting that represents an apple. Maybe Picasso’s apple is a bit odd but it is still an apple how he sees it.
It is the same with astrology. Every astrologer can read a chart, but each one brings their own flair to the reading. Your own words are important and this is why you need to develop your own words as well.
How we Learn as Things Change
Back in the day I was taught that the eighth house was to do with death. But I prefer to read it as a transformation either of the mind, body or the finances.
Now, blood donors and blood donations (other people’s resources) are shown in your eighth house.
Greek astrologers or even those in the last century may not have experienced blood donors (or had the ability to benefit from blood donation) but we have this today.
It’s the same with Facebook being in the eleventh house. Social media and being “friends” with others is an eleventh house thing. But ten years ago FB was unknown.
Always Interpret in Your Own Words
Yes, you need to use the usual keywords to start with as you learn astrology. It is the language of astrology. But as you develop your own astrological voice I urge to use your own words. This may take a while but I encourage you to take ownership of the astrology you do.
If you want a cookie-cutter reading you can go to the internet and find a free site that prints preprinted pages of interpretations.
But, if you want to be a good astrologer you need to do your own thing. Your own thing comes from the internal dynamics of your own chart.
Be yourself. Don’t be just a human computer churning out information with no discernment for the value of what you produce, rather be yourself.
The four riders of the apocalypse represented as Hell’s Angels are summoned and descend on Lower Tadfield in Oxfordshire, England to start the end of days.
Ther are many characters in this story but here the main players and the gangs are mentioned.
The supporting parts are Mr. Young and R.P. Tyler and others.
Smaller parts include the management teams, the four other riders, the policemen and of course Elvis the cook.
The two spirits on Earth are representatives of heaven and hell. One for each side of good and evil.
They first met in the garden and have grown to like living amongst the humans. They want to keep things as they are and stop Armageddon.
They get into cahoots to be around and help bring up the son of satan and influence him to good so as to halt the bad things that are coming.
Crowley – Scorpio
Crowley is a demon and is good friends with Arizaphale. He wears shades and snakes skin shoes and is a smooth talker.
Crowley is a Scorpio and the actual book cover has the glyph for the sign of Scorpio as the letter “m” in the word “Omens.”
Aziraphale – Pisces
The angel of the Eastern gate is a Pisces. He is intuitive and even when discorporated can be an effective angel.
Aziraphale worries that an angel can sometimes do wrong like when he gives his flaming sword to Adam and Eve for protection as they are banished from the Garden for eating the fruit.
He runs an old bookshop in London.
Aziraphale asserts the Earth is a Libra and was born at 9:00 am (which is only fifteen minutes out) on October 21st, in the year 4004BC.
The Them is a gang of four eleven-year-old kids in Lower Tadfield of which Adam is the leader. They hang out at the quarry.
Adam – Leo
Adam is the gang leader and is symbolized by Leo. He constantly looks for ways to entertain the other three through role play and imaginative games. His love for Lower Tadfield and
His love for Lower Tadfield and the surrounding area with ponds and trees to climb is his castle and the Them are his subjects is so strong he had bent the ley lines and willed perfect weather (sunny and no rain) for months at a time.
Pepper – Ariesy
Pepper is a girl in the gang and a bit a scrapper. She will fight the boys if they tease her about her long name which is Pippin Galadriel Moonchild.
Brian – Sagittarius
Wensleydale – Sagittarius
Dog – Sirius
The Hellhound sent to pad by Adam’s side.
When Adam says that he wants a dog for his birthday he describes one who can go down a rabbit hole and has an inside-out ear. A pedigree mongrel and this is what he manifests.
Sirius is the dog star and this fixed star rises in Egypt at the time of the inundation of the Nile and portends changes to come.
The humans weave the story and some are swept up in the drama from the past and the potential in the future.
Agnes Nutter, Witch – Sagittarius
Agnes wrote the “The Nice and Interesting Prophecies” in a huge book that, although now out of print, there is a copy with her great, great, great, great, great granddaughter Anathema.
Agnes is the last witch to be burned in England and was found by the Witch Finder General who was an ancestor of Newton Pulsifer.
Anathema Devices – Gemini
Anathema is a young adult and has the book with the prophecies and moved to Lower Tadfield a year ago.
She discovered the ley lines were bending and the weather was unusually clement.
She has a theodolite, thermos and a bread knife and rides an old bicycle.
Newt Pulsiver – Virgo
Newt joins the Witch Finder Army as a private under Shadwell.
He loves Anathema and helps her discover the beginning of the apocalypse.
Shadwell – Aries
Shadwell is in the Witch Finder Army. He takes on Newt and is protective of Madame Tracey.
He always wants to know how many nipples everyone has as more than two nipples is a sign of a witch.
He has a pin that he believes finds witches when he sticks it into people.
Madame Tracey – Pisces
Madame Tracey is Shadwell’s neighbour and cooks his dinners. She offers intimate massage.
Madame Tracey is a psychic and holds seances to bring up the spirits. She unexpectedly accepts to host the discorporated spirit of Aziraphale. She helps him.
The Nuns of St Beryl’s – Gemini
St Beryl’s Maternity Home is the place where the son of Satan is taken by Crowley to be brought up in the care of an American family.
St Beryl’s is of the chattering order of Krakow and the sisters are:
Sister Mary Loquacious
Sister Grace Voluble
Sister Patricia Prattle
In Astrology sisters are signified by Vesta the asteroid named after the sister of Jupiter.
The Four Riders
The four Hell’s Angels ride in on their hogs and are drawn to the events when tipped off by the International Express delivery guy.
Red – War – Aries
Carmine Zuderbeger is a sexy female warrior (Eris perhaps?) and has Aziraphale’s sword strapped to her blood red bike.
Black – Death – Capricorn
Black wears a motorbike helmet and plays the arcade machine winning every answer and bringing in new categories of; war, pestilence, famine and death.
White – Pollution? Cancer
White is found on the banks of the river where he has made the pollution make the fish float to the top and the swans sink to the bottom. He loves pollution.
Pale – Famine
The International Express delivery guy – Gemini
This delivery guy finds the four riders in the places around the world and delivers each one a message and things. This alerts them to go to Tadfield for the start of the Apocalypse.
Mr Young – Leo
Adam’s Dad was there when his child was born and at the baby swop confusion. He chose Adam’s name. He enjoys smoking an evening pipe and defends his child Adam to the neighbours.
Mr. RP Tyler – Gemini
The complaining neighbour who walks his dog Suskie in the neighbourhood. Mr. Tyler knows that Adam and the Them scrump apples.
The two policemen in the audiobook were played by the authors of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.
So we know that Neil is a Scorpio and Terry is a Taurus.
Elvis the cook
Elvis sings in the cafe.
The Management Team – Capricorn
The management training team plays paintball in the grounds of old St Beryl’s.
They meet up with Aziraphale and Crowley. Crowley gives them real guns to shoot each other although no one is hurt and they will only experience near misses.
The craze for adult colouring books knows no limits.
Many people are joining in, picking up a crayon, staying between the lines to colour beautiful images, pictures and mandalas as recreation.
(BTW this is product of Saturn in Sagittarius – exploration within boundaries.)
There is even a Meetup in Vancouver called Vancouver Colouring. It has over 300 members and is going from strength to strength.
This year I received one of these book from my fabulous sister as a gift. Does she think I need to relax, take it easy and chill? Possibly…
When I attend lectures I often find myself doodling in the margins as the speaker talks and I thought about this for a while and at my workshops and lectures.
When I taught every evening and four classes a week my students would come to class with their binders and stuff their notes from class into them. It occurred to me that they could do with a nice cover page for their binders so I created this page specifically to be colored in.
Each student was able to do their own color combination and it became a component of the classes.
So now I give each astrology class student or workshop attendee one of original astrology themed colouring pages.
I want to share this with you now and offer you a free PDF download of one of my astro art pages.
You don’t have to but it’s there it is if appeals to you.
Below is the drawing that you can download and colour in to your heart’s content. This first one is called Astro Art Cover 1.
Aspiring Astrologer Cover Page
The idea is that you write your name in the space at the bottom and use this as the cover for your astrology binder (or file).
If you are new to astrology you may not see the subtlety of the symbols peppered about this page but they will all be revealed as you learn about this exciting craft of astrology.
If you are an aspiring astrologer then you probably have a few journals, files or binders where you keep all of your exciting astrology notes, class notes, snippets and information.
There is so much to learn. I get it. It can be overwhelming at times. I have created a front cover for you to use for your astrology journal.
All you have to do is download it and colour it in to your heart’s content.
Get your copy of the Aspiring Astrologer Colour-in Cover Page by clicking this link
I’m calling these images and diagrams Astro Art and until I get a better name I’ll stick with that. #astroart
How to Colour in
You can do felt pen, pen and ink, pastels or primaries. It’s up to you.
If you like you can do more than one copy.
Now you can always have something to doodle on when you find yourself in a long lecture.
If you take a class with me you will get this image as well.
When you have completed your Astrology Art cover page please share it with us use the hashtag #starzart and send me a copy and I’ll put it up for the readers to admire.
I can’t wait to see what you can do.
This year I plan to have more images for you to color in and they are coming out soon so get those crayons sharpened.
I am super excited to tell you that in 2019 I will be launching my brand new online astrology courses.
This has been a long, long journey. If you have been with me for a while you will know I first did courses like this way back in 2015 without video.
This time there is video, colour, and art built right in. Since I got in your face on YouTube I’ve learned many techie , that I won’t go into now, but which have enabled me to offer you an online course that you will love.
Who These Courses are For
These course are for you if you are keen to learn some astrology too improve yoru life.
At first it will be beginners and then intermediate and finally advanced astrology.
I will be looking for beta testers soon. If you are interested get on my VIP list right away.
This Guest Post is by UK astrologer James Hirlehey.
The four humours are the cornerstone of reading a chart for the health and well-being of the native, as well as determining their character and temperament from a more traditional perspective. This article will introduce the four humours and will give you some suggestions for your own study and research.
What are the four humours?
Most people have heard of the four humours in the context of Ancient Greek philosophy. They are generally taught as being related to bodily fluids in the following way:
Sanguine – blood
Choleric – yellow bile
Melancholic – black bile
Phlegmatic – phlegm
Later, an astrological student might learn that sanguine relates to the element air, choleric relates to fire, melancholic relates to earth, and phlegmatic relates to water. Then, if you study further, you might learn about temperament in the context of general personality traits of each of these humours.
Temperament and humours are far more intricate than this, however, and they form the foundation for Western Astrology.
The two polarities
The four humours are based on two polarities, hot/cold and wet/dry. The hot/cold polarity is rather straightforward. It relates to literal heat and coolness, but it also relates to activity level. Hot is active and busy, and cold is passive and calm. The wet/dry polarity is a little more complicated. It has to do with unity and separation. Wet connects and brings things together, and dry separates them and creates distinctions.
The correspondence between the humours, elements, and polarities is as follows:
Sanguine – Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) – hot and wet
Choleric – Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) – hot and dry
Melancholic – Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) – cold and dry
Phlegmatic – Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) – cold and wet
How the four humours were used historically
Before the 17th Century, the humours provided the structure by which astrology and medicine were practiced. When interpreting a Natal Chart, the astrologer would determine the temperament of the native, or that person’s natural balance between the polarities. Any medical or dietary advice would take into account the individual’s natural temperament as well as the apparent imbalance that could be determined by symptoms and by the chart that was cast to diagnose the patient.
The animals and plants that are used as food or medicine also have temperament. The way foods or plants are prepared can alter their temperament. For example, cooking heats food, baking dries it, and boiling moistens it. Different activities also alter temperament as well. For example, most exercise is heating, and rest is cooling.
Other applications of temperament
The principle of temperament also has application to the seasons, planets, and phases of the Moon. The temperament of the seasons is:
Spring (Aries, Taurus, Gemini) – hot and wet
Summer (Cancer, Leo, Virgo) – hot and dry
Autumn (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius) – cold and dry
Winter (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) – cold and wet
The sign correspondences with the seasons are based on the Northern Hemisphere. It could be that these sign correspondences are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a topic that is wide open for astrological research.
The planetary temperament correspondences are not uniform in traditional sources. In William Lilly’s Christian Astrology, they are listed as follows:
Saturn – melancholic, cold and dry
Jupiter – sanguine, hot and wet
Mars – choleric, hot and dry
The Sun – hot and dry
Venus – phlegm with blood, temperately cold and wet
Mercury – variable according to the other planets nearby, but alone, melancholic, cold and dry
The Moon – phlegmatic, cold and wet
The temperament of the phases of the Moon are as follows:
New Moon to 1st Quarter Moon – hot and wet
1st Quarter Moon to Full Moon – hot and dry
Full Moon to 3rd Quarter Moon – cold and dry
3rd Quarter Moon to New Moon – cold and wet
Incorporating the Four Humours in Chart Interpretation
The easiest way to begin incorporating the four humours is to use the two polarities to take the temperature of the chart, as it were. There are various methods for calculating temperament, but a very simple approach is to just count the planets by element.
We can try this with the chart of the famous celebrity and talk show host, Oprah Winfrey:
Every astrologer needs to decide for themselves what planets and chart points to use, but for this example, let’s use the Traditional Planets, the Ascendant and the Midheaven.
Sun – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Moon – Sagittarius (Fire), hot and dry
Mercury – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Venus – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Mars – Scorpio (Water), cold and wet
Jupiter – Gemini (Air), hot and wet
Saturn – Scorpio (Water), cold and wet
Ascendant – Virgo (Earth), cold and dry
Midheaven – Gemini (Air), hot and wet
By a simple count, we have 6 hot/3 cold, 7 wet/2 dry. By this count, Oprah Winfrey is hot, meaning she likes to be busy and active. Hot people also tend to be more extroverted than cold people. She is also very wet. This means that she tends to see how things and people are alike, and that she likes to bring people together.
As you are experimenting with temperament, you can try adding other things into the mix and see what happens. For example, you may want to add in the season of the Sun, the phase or the Moon, and the Part of Fortune. If you do that, you get:
Season – Winter, cold and wet
Phase of Moon – 3rd Quarter, cold and wet
Part of Fortune – Scorpio, water, cold and wet
Adding these three into the mix would make her even in the hot/cold polarity 6/6 and even more wet with a score of 11/2.
If you want to study and experiment further, there are many other formulas that have been used for calculating temperament in the astrological tradition. As an aspiring astrologer, it is good practice to play with different planets and chart points, and perhaps try different formulas to see what seems to yield the most accurate results for you.
When experimenting with new techniques, the best practice is to start with your own chart, as you know the most about yourself. Then branch out to look at the charts of people you know well, like your friends and family. This way you can see for yourself if the four humours are useful to you in interpreting a chart,
In this article, we have looked at the four humours and the principles behind them. We have also looked at how they were used historically and have given suggestions for how to begin to incorporate them into your own chart analyses. Hopefully, this will give you the tools you need to start experimenting with the four humours on your own.
James Hirlehey is a part-time astrologer at numerologysign.com and spiritual guide from the UK. He has been fascinated with astrology and divination from a young age, and his love for all things spiritual has only increased over time.
This placement suggests that your fortune comes through your own personal charisma, and in the strength of your personality.
Your face is your fortune.
It is important for you to look your best at all times.
The Part of Fortune in Your Second House
The part of fortune in the second house indicates that finances and acquisitions will be fortunate for you.
Things like your art collections and anything that you treasure and collect. They say if you have three or more of one item you have a collection.
Money in general will flow your way.
The Part of Fortune in Your Third House
The part of fortune in your third house shows that your fortune will come through your siblings or brothers and sisters and anyone in your family of the same generation as you like cousins.
Also, through school, teachers, learning and books either reading or writing.
Your fortune will come to you by means of your community, neighbors and any local environment activities that you do.
The Part of Fortune in Your Fourth House
The part of fortune in the fourth house shows that you may have come from a fortunate family and one which may be wealthy.
Your good childhood, and the conditions of your early environment will likely set you up for life.
The Part of Fortune in Your Fifth House
The part of fortune in the fifth house suggests that your fortune will come to you through speculation, perhaps as trading on the stock exchange
It can also be through casino wins or through lottery wins. This is one sign of a lottery winner, although there are many more.
You will be fortunate through your children, and by them doing well in life.
Your fortune can come to your through all your creative endeavors and through thisg you give birth to like projects, crafts, music or art.
The Part of Fortune in Your Sixth House
The part of fortune in the sixth house indicates that your fortune will come through daily activities and your work.
This placement suggests that your job can be very lucrative even if it is in a services industry.
You can be fortunate through your pets, perhaps as a breeder or a vet.
The Part of Fortune in Your Seventh House
The part of fortune in the seventh house indicates your fortune will come through partnerships and this usually means marriage and common law partnerships.
Your husband or wife is likely to be better off than you are.
Business partnerships will be of great benefit to you and you need to consider them often.
The Part of Fortune in Your Eighth House
The part of fortune in the eighth house indicates that your fortune will come through inheritances, insurances and annuities.
You will also gain through tax avoidance, or perhaps tax loopholes, and being scrupulous with your tax affairs. You are likely to receive tax rebates.
You can gain much through your partner’s investments as well.
The Part of Fortune in Your Ninth House
The part of fortune in the ninth house suggests your fortune lies in another land and that you have to travel to gain your fortune.
However, this can be shown closer to home in being involved with international things and people.
You can be fortunate in publishing books.
You can be fortunate through the church and religion will favor you.
You may be fortunate because of your philosophies in some way.
You might be fortunate to have a good education in the first place
The Part of Fortune in Your Tenth House
The part of fortune in your tenth house indicates you will be fortunate in the public eye, either through your chosen career or perhaps in politics in some form.
Your reputation will be good and will benefit you even through challenging times.
You may be fortunate to be well-known, famous and have massive public status.
The Part of Fortune in Your Eleventh House
The part of fortune in the eleventh house indicates that you will be fortunate through your associations with others, either in causes or groups.
You may have friends that provide support financially and are generous on your behalf.
You can benefit through the people you know.
The Part of Fortune in Your Twelfth House
The part of fortune in the twelfth house indicates that you can benefit through institutions like; hospitals, libraries, museums, galleries, prisons, or zoos, and in any areas where things are collected, curated and kept.
You can be fortunate in your private life.
When your fortune does arrive, you are likely to keep quiet about it and tell no one.
You may consider yourself fortunate if you give it all away as an act of sacrifice, or if you surrender the money to others in charitable ways.
You may also squander any fortune that comes your way.
In astrology, your habits are closely realted to the Moon.
As the Moon passes through your birth chart it transits every house and forms every possible aspect to all of your planets.
Because of the Moon’s natural abilities, everything is sensed and instinctively known. You just have to pay attention.
To break a bad habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth or one month.
By the same token, to build a good habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth, or 30 days, give or take a whisker.
30 Day Drawing Challenge
Thus is born the 30 Day Challenge. All new habits can be established if they are practiced every day for 30 days.
I talk about the five components to live a satisfying life which are; love, money, wellbeing, vision and creativity.
I have taken up a creative project, and I will be doing a new sketch, or drawing, every day for 30 days. You can join me if you like.
New habits that you begin are better supported, and more dynamic, when started at a New Moon, or a solar eclipse, like the one that occurred on August 11th, which spurred me into action as it was conjoined my Sun.
You can practice New Moon Wishing in line with your birth chart to support your creative new habits.
I will post my progress here. Tag your creations with #starz30 so we can see your beauties. “The 30 Day Drawing Challenge”
Please share this with anyone who needs to see it.
Have a prosperous day,
The Vancouver Art Gallery from the steps of Robson Square, downtown Vancouver.
I take a photo just to show you. I complete the drawing at the location.
The buildings were a bit wobbly and the trees were hard to draw, but hopefully, I will get better over the next 29 days.
This piece is named “Slow” by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. This sculpture is in stainless steel and is highly polished.
Huan’s pandas are “meant to eulogize eternal maternity and family while expressing expectations of a future, and expresses the artist’s understanding of human nature and his thoughts on love and eternity.”
This drawing was quite a challenge to do in pen and ink. There is about 50 shades of grey.
On a side note, I need to get another pen as this one seems to have run out of ink.
Day 2 of the 30 Day Drawing Challenge over. Roll on the next twenty-eight.
This is the view across Sunset beach in Vancouver. Looking towards the west.
There were three main bands of color.
From the top down, the sky a hazy grey/blue due to lots of forest fire smoke, the sea which had more bands of dark blue and green within it, and the sand which was beige and grey, or greige, in the footsteps of the bathers.
Beachcombing was great and we collected many shells which we will use as mulch in the little plant pots in our apartment..
The waterfall and rill in my local Emery Barnes park in Vancouver.
This was the first year for ages that they have had water flowing in the city parks due to recent water shortages.
The water itself was difficult to capture and somehow the falling water is not quite right, but I think the general image is ok.
The part of fortune is one of the Arabic parts in astrology. There are many other Arabic parts or Greek lots.
Indicates good luck, grace and favour
Suggests ease of wealth
The house and sign indicates the quality of the fortune
Consider the planetary ruler and its condition
Day and Night Charts
A daytime chart is one where the Sun is placed above the horizon (in the south).
In a daytime chart the Part of Fortune is found where the Moon would be if the Sun were on the ascendant.
Night time chart
A night-time chart is one where the Sun is placed below the horizon (in the north).
In a nighttime chart, the Part of Fortune is found where the Sun would be if the Moon were on the ascendant.
Part of Fortune – Calculation
There are two ways to calculate the Part of Fortune. Using the longitude degrees of the Sun, Moon and Ascendant
In a daytime chart
ASC – Sun + Moon = Part of fortune
In a nighttime chart
ASC + Sun – Moon = Part of Fortune
Each sign’s degrees starts at…
Part of Fortune calculation examples
Example: ASC 10 Gemini, Moon 20 Virgo and Sun 15 Aquarius
Ascendant’s position 10° + 60° = 70°
Moon’s position 20° + 150° = 170°
Sun’s position 15° + 300° = 315°
If: ASC + Moon – Sun = Part of Fortune
Then: 70° + 170° – 315° = POF
-75° = POF
-75° + 360° = POF
285° = POF
(Capricorn 270°) so 285° – 270° = POF
Capricorn 15° = Part of Fortune
Note: the example here (Gemini Ascendant, Virgo Moon, and Aquarius Sun) is strictly for a daytime chart (because the Sun will be above the horizon), but I am using the same zodiac positions as the above example to demonstrate the arithmetic.
If: ASC – Moon + Sun = Part of Fortune
Then: 70° – 170° + 315° = POF
215° = POF
(Scorpio 210°) so 215° – 210° = POF
Scorpio 05° = POF
The Part of Fortune and Money
The Part of Fortune has much to say about financial issues because in our society money is fortune.
That is not to say that your fortune cannot come in other guises like fortunate spouses, children or friends. That fortune is often better when it is not financially related is quite clear to many New Age travellers. We will consider the Part of Fortune as a financial indicator in your chart.
The condition of the Part of Fortune
The Part of Fortune is well placed for finances when it is:
In a money house – 2nd, 5th, 8th or 11th
In Taurus or Libra – Venus’ signs
Conjunction the Sun
Conjunct Venus or Jupiter
Trine Venus or Jupiter
Sextile Venus of Jupiter
In an angular house
Trine the ruler of the second house or the other money houses
The Part of Fortune is poorly placed when it is:
In a cadent house
Square or opposite the malicious (Mars or Saturn)
Has a retrograde sign ruler
Interpreting the Part of Fortune
The sign that the part of fortune is in shows the nature of the fortune.
The sign ruler
The planet that rules the sign – the dispositor of the part of fortune.
Aspects to the Part of Fortune
The conjunctions to the Part of Fortune
Any planet conjoined the part of fortune will influence the nature of the fortune.
This is the powerful influence for the person’s fortune. A conjunction to the part of fortune can sometimes over shadow the sign and the sign ruler because it is well placed.
The part of fortune is an interesting point e of the astrological puzzle.
A thorough understanding of the main parts of a chart are needed to understand the part of fortune.
The Part of Fortune is one of those things that if it is not well placed it does nothing and if well placed will do much for the person whose chart it is.
The oppositions the squares
Both a trine or a sextile from a planet to the Part of Fortune will modify the nature of the fortune to your benefit.
The trines and sextiles
Venus trine the part of fortune
Pluto trine the part of fortune
The closest aspect to the Part of Fortune.
The closest aspect to the part of fortune, the meaning of the aspect and the planet making the aspect is important to show the nature of the fortune.
Part of Fortune
Normally the Part of Fortune indicates through which realm of activities you will benefit and this is shown by its house position.
If the Part of Fortune is on an angle it becomes prominent and when conjoined the ascendant it has top billing in the chart.
The only other better place for the Part of Fortune to be is conjunct the Sun and Moon and on the ascendant.
Part of Fortune on the ascendant
The Part of Fortune on the ascendant colors your whole chart. Admittedly it is not a planet but a point in space. However when placed on the sensitive ascendant the emphasis for the Part of Fortune increases. It gains prominence.
In the first house, the Part of Fortune is well placed to benefit you throughout your life. You come across as simply fortunate and appear to have a good life even a desirable one.
You are likely to have personal looks that are deemed attractive in your era. You will be perceived as a classic beauty for women and considered handsome for men.
You are seen by others to be well off and to be from a good background. Others perceive you as fortunate and bestow grace and favors on you. It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
All this is interpreted by the backdrop of the sign in which the Part of Fortune is placed. The planet that rules the sign in which the Part of Fortune is placed is known as the dispositor or the Lord of the Part of Fortune and is an important planet to consider for this analysis.
If the ascendant sign and the Part of Fortune sign are the same then that planet gains influence over the fortune being given over this lifetime.
Pisces is the sign of the Fish. Its symbol is two fish tethered together but swimming in the opposite direction. The Sun is in Pisces from February 21st to March 21st.
Your key phrase is “I believe…” and many strong Pisces types use this to begin conversations.
You have two ruling planets; Jupiter your traditional ruler and Neptune your modern ruler.
If you are born under the sign of the Fish it means you fall under the fluid and flowing element of water, the quality of mutability which suggests you are flexible and the passive polarity indicating you will take in and absorb things more than most. This can mean you empathize with others.
If you are Pisces you will make sacrifices and are understanding. You will blend well with others and can be arty. You may drift a bit in life but you have compassion. You are idealistic and can become disillusioned at times. You may be glamorous. You can be vague, kind and will be happy to surrender. You may retreat near the sea and you are spiritual and devoted.
The Water Bearer is the symbol for Aquarius and the Sun is in your sign from January 21st to February 21st. Your key phrase is “I understand” and many Aquarians say this. Your ruling planets are Saturn, the traditional ruler, and Uranus the modern ruler.
If you are an Aquarian you are of the air element meaning you are a thinker, and of the fixed mode indicating you are inflexible and like things to remain and the positive polarity suggesting you are outgoing and generally upbeat.
Aquarians are concerned with equality and the brotherhood of man. You are generally humanitarian and humane. You are detached and can be objective. At times you are aloof and only seem friendly.
You are independent, willful and happy to be unconventional. Being socially aware and progressive you support activism as a catalyst for change.
The Sun is in the sign of Capricorn the Sea Goat from January 1st to January 21st and from December 22nd to December 31st. A sea goat has a goat upper body and a fishtail much like a mermaid.
Your key phrase is “I aspire…” and many strong Capricornians will use it to start their sentences.
Your ruling planet is the ringed planet Saturn. The Sea Goat is in the earth element suggesting you are practical and steady, the cardinal mode indicating you are a leader and of the feminine polarity which means you are receptive and happy to absorb others ideas and thoughts.
If you are a Capricorn you are well formed, persistent and ambitious in the traditional sense. You can easily become an authority in your field. You enjoy structure, shapes, and boundaries.
You are responsible, reliable and because of this, you can achieve your goals. You have a backbone and will respect rank. You admire status and wish to attain it yourself. Of all the signs you can measure concrete results in a mature and serious fashion.