‘It’s written in the stars’ is an old saying that has more merit than you may at first realise. For if the Universe is made of star matter, that means you and I are too. That means we are all playing our part in the cosmic game of life.
Astrology is really the symbolism of life and our search for meaning. In the sky, we see compositions of stars and it is these arrangements that form celestial bodies.
Depending upon the dates, month and the year when you were born, all of these factors will have a direct or indirect effect on your personality, character, life purpose and meaning.
How To Interpret Astrology and Find Astrological Meaning
Each year is divided into twelve houses, each roughly lasting for around a month. This represents the twelve months of the year – and the twelve unique signs of the zodiac.
When you were born, you were Universally assigned a star sign. This is your dominant Sun sign. And generally speaking, when referring to horoscopes in newspapers, magazines or online, it is these that you refer to when searching for a reading.
The twelve zodiac signs have symbols and celestial bodies assigned to them. Under these signs, you may find that each zodiac sign has a different energy, focus, interpretation of life. Generally, astrologers believe that the dominant star sign an individual is born under, will reflect this energy in their personality type.
As there are many stars and planets in conjunction with each other, you’re not just one sign. Just as your body isn’t made up of one single element – you have various traits from each zodiac sign. Due to the stars constantly being in flux, your Sun sign might be in Virgo for example, yet your Moon sign could be in Aries. And houses and planets in transits with other signs.
Interpreting Astrological Meaning
Therefore, all of this creates a rich tapestry of astrological interpretation in one’s natal chart. It is much more complex than simply falling under one sign and being dictated 100% by it. You are a matrix of star alignment, a snapshot of one particular moment in the cosmos. From this, you can uncover who you are – your character traits and reason for your existence here on Earth.
Its worth creating your own natal chart
so you can see which signs, planets and houses are in each of your houses. You’ll also find the elements and qualities that rule each house. For example, the four elements of earth, air, fire and water dictate the relevant star signs.
Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
Air signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Fire signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
Each of these signs will have transmutable qualities and descriptions suited to each element. For example:
Earth elements – Grounded, responsible, practical, dependable.
Air elements – Communication, inventive, curious, perceptive.
Fire elements – Creativity, courage, spontaneous, zest for life
Water elements – Compassion, understanding, nurturing, artistic
Alongside the elements, are the Qualities which are as follows:
Cardinal – Initiators of the zodiac, active, quick, ambitious – associated with Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
Fixed – Happy, calm, steady – associated with Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius
Mutable – Adaptable, flexible, expressive – associated with Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces
While this isn’t a comprehensive article explaining the deeper meaning of astrology from a detailed perspective, hopefully this article will give you the basics to exploring this topic further.
Adding Astrological Meaning To Your Life
Take a look at your natal chart and then see what you can learn about yourself. From the planets, and the astrological perspective, you can find out who you truly are.
Once you know yourself, you know your attributes, and you understand your strengths and weaknesses to work with in your everyday existence. Then life becomes easy and enjoyable, so you can begin consciously building and creating your life – not from an ideal, but from the destiny written within your very DNA.