Your Astrology Holy Trinity and Polarity

By Alison Price

This article will show you what next two steps to take after you know what is your Sun sign. A way to learn astrology.

If you believe your Sun sign is not enough then this is for you.


Sun Sign

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?

Ascendant Sign

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.

Moon Sign

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.

Combinations

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.


Polarity

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 (+, +, +).

8 Combinations

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).

Step five:        Holy trinity polarity (only eight possible combinations), (?, ?, ?).


Share and Learn Astrology

Share your polarity combination with us in this quick anonymous survey.

I will revisit this post every six months at the equinoxes.

The equinoxes occur twice a year the first equinox is around March 21st and the second equinox is around September 21st.

Have a prosperous day,

Alison ⭐️


 

Astrology Basics – Chart Points

Chart Points

Chart points are not planets or entities at all they are points in space and typically occur where two imaginary lines cross.


Common Chart Points

The Ascendant

The ascendant is the face you show to people one-on-one.

It is the mask or façade presented to strangers. It is the initial thing people see about you. It is the first impression you give to others.

The Midheaven

The Midheaven is the face you show the world.

It is what the world knows you for. It represents your highest achievements in life and is your public status, reputation or notoriety.

Descendant

The Immum Coeli

The Vertex

The Part of Fortune

More on the Part of Fortune.





Why Knowing Your Sun Sign is not Enough

by Alison Price

Zodiac

There are twelve signs in the tropical zodiac. Each sign is thirty degrees wide making a total of 360 degrees in the full circle.

The signs are in order as follows: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The signs are placed around in a circle in an anticlockwise direction and form the framework for your birth chart.


Chart Axes

Your birth chart is divided by two special lines which make divisions in your chart. One is the horizontal line or the ascendant/descendant axis and the other is the vertical line or the Midheaven/IC axis.

These two axes separate your chart into four halves or hemispheres (left, right, top and bottom) and also into four quarters known as quadrants.

Angles

The four powerful angles are the ascendant, descendant, Midheaven and IC and they will be in four different zodiac signs. These angle-in-sign placements will have an effect on your chart.

Each of the four angles is a highly sensitive point in your chart.

Ascendant

The ascendant particularly can be more important and have a stronger influence on you than your Sun sign. You may be a Sagittarius Sun but have a Taurus ascendant and this will affect you greatly.

Knowing which sign your ascendant or Midheaven is placed is a crucial part of chart analysis and is one of the main reasons that not all Sun Sagittarius people are the same. If you consider that there are twelve possible ascendants for each of the dozen Sun Sign.

That is one hundred and forty four (12×12=144) permutations at the very start of chart interpretation.

  • The Ascendant shows the real you, how others see you and your personality. It indicates how you look, your height, complexion, gait, personal style and mannerisms. It is reflected in the colours and the clothes you wear.
  • The Descendant suggests how you relate to your partner, your spouse, or your better half. It shows what and who you seek in your partner. It also shows what you will tolerate and acceptable behaviour from your husband or wife.
  • The Midheaven says much about your public persona, your reputation (good or bad) and what you can achieve in this lifetime. It suggests some career choices and motivations which you will employ to gain status in the world.
  • The Immum Coeli (IC) indicates your background, where you are coming from and your ancestors. It shows the type of family your have and your relationship with your parents. This sensitive point suggests the very basis of who you are and everything you have is rooted in your IC.

So What?

Well, because each of the four angles is in a different sign and each particular sign meaning and emphasis will be placed on the area of life as indicated by the angles.

This in itself is the first layer for astrological interpretation and a grasp of the basic principles of angles and their meaning is the first step to self-understanding.

Learning to read your own chart is the first step in a journey of self-discovery and you owe it to yourself to know these things.

If you do not know your ascendant sign you can approach myself or any professional astrologer for a copy of your chart and begin your in-depth astrology understanding now.