What goes into astrology?

There are many things that people talk about in their day-to-day life that can fall under the category of witchcraft. Zodiac signs are one of those things that people will look at for fun, when they are in fact, used for witchcraft.

Aries is the first zodiac sign out of the twelve zodiac signs. (Christina Binder)

There are twelve zodiac signs. They start with Aries in March and end with Pisces in March. In order they are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. Each sign has a different set of traits that can describe the person that was born under it, however it may not be as accurate as you think it should be. There are three main signs that make up a person. Your sun sign, rising sign, and moon sign are the big three that you can look at to see who you are based on the stars. Your sun sign is the sign you were born under, whereas your rising and moon sign have to be calculated out based on where you were born and what time you were born.

Your sun sign is your identity. It tells you what you put out for the world to see and it is how you would finish the sentence “I am…” It is how you express your individuality. Your rising sign, also known as your ascendent, describes your social personality and your outward style that others see. It describes your physical body and is based on the zodiac sign that was on the eastern horizon when you were born. Your moon sign represents your emotional side, your feelings, if you will, and your intuition and memories. It dictates your relationship with the main people in your life and how you care for others.

The planets are also apart of astrology. (Christina Binder)

The rest of the planets are also a part of your birth chart and relate to who you are. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are the planets, along with North Node and Lilith. There are also twelve houses that you also belong to in your birth chart. The planets are out into two groups in astrology, the inner and outer circle. The inner circle includes the sun, moon, Venus, Mercury, and Mars. These planets govern the personnel aspects of your day-to-day life, whereas the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are a part of the outer circle. They rotate the sun slower and pertain to the more vague parts of life like luck, wisdom, fear, and inspiration. The twelve houses, like zodiac signs, come with their own set of traits. The houses take part in helping your horoscope. It takes all three, zodiac signs, planet signs, and house signs, to come up with an accurate reading if that’s what you’re into. Personally I think the houses and planets are usually only looked at by the people that want to dive deep into their birth chart or the people that make their job in astrology, but it is still fun to look at and read about if there’s more you want to know.

I’m sure there is more that you can dive into with your birth chart or your zodiac signs if you want to know more. I think looking at what the stars and planets say about myself and my friends is interesting and fun.