Astrology Basics

What is Astrology?

Astrology is the language of the stars; it’s the study of the celestial beings (sun, moon, Saturn, etc) up in the sky and how they’re connected to the goings on down here on Earth—it’s supported by the collective knowledge of generations and generations of astrologers and there’s still so much to learn! But let’s start with the basics.

The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

Aries ♈︎ — The Ram (March 21-April 20)

Taurus ♉︎— The Bull (April 21-May 20)

Gemini ♊︎— The Twins (May 21-June 20)

Cancer ♋︎— The Crab (June 21-July 21)

Leo ♌︎—The Lion (July 22-August 22)

Virgo ♍︎—The Virgin (August 23-September 22)

Libra ♎︎—The Scales (September 23-October 22)

Scorpio ♏︎—The Scorpion (October 23-November 21)

Sagittarius ♐︎—The Centaur (November 22-December 20)

Capricorn ♑︎—The Goat (December 21-January 20)

Aquarius ♒︎—The Water Bearer (January 21-February 18)

Pisces ♓︎—The Fish (February 19-March 20)

The Natal Chart/Birth Chart

Your birth chart shows where the planets, stars, asteroids, etc were in the sky at the moment you were born.

Get yours here: Birth Chart Generator

*it’s important to know your exact time of birth—don’t know when that is? Here’s a link to instructions on getting a copy of your birth certificate!*

This is the birth chart of America (yes, even countries have birth charts.) Did you know that America is a Cancer sun, Aquarius Moon, and Sagittarius rising?

This little box right here? Well, that’s you. (technically, America.)

This is where you can find the sign and degree of your sun, moon, mercury, etc.

For example: America has a 3° Cancer Venus.

The best way to start learning about your birth chart is by looking up your placements from this area of you birth chart. Start with your sun placement and go from there!

This little bit of information is more than enough to get you started with learning about astrology and how it effects you.

So, what are you waiting for? Pull up your chart and go wild!

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