The sky has always fascinated me. Looking up at the stars reminds me of the vastness and stunning beauty of the Universe, and really puts things into perspective.
Each day we are learning more and more about the Universe, but the human fascination with space began long ago. Many ancient civilizations studied the sky and the movements, positions, and properties of celestial bodies, what’s known today as astronomy.
But these ancient people also noted the effects that those positions, motions, and properties had on many things here on Earth. We continue to explore these effects today.
Astrology is the study of how the positions, motions, and properties of the Sun, Moon, planets and other celestial bodies affect us here on Earth.
So…Why Study Astrology?
Studying astrology is a way to seek a deeper understanding of yourself and others. Astrology offers guidance and direction. To some, studying astrology reinforces a deep sense of connection to the Universe.
Astrology is complex and individualized to each of us. Most are familiar with the most commonly known astrological sign, what’s called the Sun or Star Sign. This sign is based on the Sun’s position in one of the 12 Zodiac signs at the time of your birth. This is what you look for when you read your horoscope in a newspaper or magazine. But there is so much more we can learn about ourselves and others from studying astrology.
In this Beginner’s Guide to Astrology Series, we’ll learn more about other celestial bodies and how their positions can shape who we are. My hope is that this guide will serve as a starting point in your own personal journey with astrology.
What’s to come in this Series:
- Birth Charts
- The 12 Signs of the Zodiac
- Sun Signs
- Moon Signs
- Ascendant Signs