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What is a Sun sign and what does it mean.
Astrology Facts: A Sun sign is 1 of 12 tropical or sidereal signs the Sun follows around the earths celestial equator. The sign the Sun is in at the time of birth is ones Sun sign and represents the fundamental or core nature. In sun sign astrology the Suns house is read as the 1st house of a signs chart and the oposing sign is the 7th house. This method gives the highest probability of acuracy to share to a broad audience as the Sun is the fundamental nature, and is the only true light source in the solar systaem all other planets reflect its light. In otherwords it influences all facets of life and no other planet does this. Astrologers know that we cant break all humans down into 12 basic groups but to give Astrology a voice to the masses this is still the best proven medium.
What is the ascendant and what does it mean.
Astrology Facts: The ascendant is often referenced also as the rissing sign or As for short, it is the degree in the celestial zodiac that the Sun was at the moment you where born. So this may or may not have been at your location it could be anywhere on earth the closer to dawn you where born the closer the As would be to your Sun the closer to dusk the closer it would to your Ds. The As represents how you apear to others at first, your physical selfs apearance and traits it is your packaging.
What is the Moon sign and what does it meann.
Astrology Facts: Your Moon sign is the the zodiacal sign the Moon was transiting at the moment of your birth. It represents your body, emotional urges, routines, habits and your past and future evolution.
How important is the time of birth in my natal chart.
Astrology Facts: Your birth time is extremly important to give accurately (within 4 minutes is ok within 1 minute is best) this is because the Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven, Imum Coeli, Descendant and conjunctions, oppositions, parallels and contra parallels to fixed stars move and change within this time frame. Aspects to these will also change sometimes dramaticly as in changing from applying to seperating. In saying this a birth chart is still useful if its within half an hour but you need to know what not to take seriously and what is acurate. For some more details check out my blog on chart calculation its found in the header.
What does astrology have to do with the precession of the equinox.
What is the difference between tropical and sidereal astrology.
What makes a good astrologer?
Astrology Facts: Good astrologers should identify where they learnt astrology and there accreditation and affiliations. A good astrologer will be affiliated to a group or governing body this makes them accountable to such groups, which will have moral and ethical codes of conduct. And give you a contact to complain to if they behave poorly. Good astrologers will never repeatedly approach or hassle you to get readings, add on extra reading costs during a reading or claim to remove curses or the like, that is not an astrologer that is a fraud. A good astrologer will not be fatalistic, astrology can be precise in some instances but there is always an element of the unknown which should be respected. Good astrologers will ask you what you are wanting to know before a reading and be interested in detail’s this is not because they are gathering information to tell you later. It is because It aids in breaking down and ruling out certain areas of house, planet and sign significations as there are many and knowing the subject and its environment gives you a more accurate reading, withholding or staying quite will give you a worse one. Good astrologers put people first and treat them with respect they will also turn down some people if they believe its in the best interest of all parties, this to should be respected.
I dont know my birth time what is rectification and does it really work.
Astrology Facts: Rectification is when the astrologer starts with an approximate window of birth and then by looking at significant historical events in your life, like marriage, child births, family deaths, moving abroad etc. Then manipulates the chart until these events all occur in line with significations that match the events of that time. For rectification to work correctly the astrologer must rely on the clients accuracy and the timing of these events. While it can work very well in some cases it is not always fool proof and should be discussed with the astrologer to get an idea of its merits.