What is Astrology?

There are many of us who consider astrology as a superstition and not really a science. But the accuracy of some of the predictions that astrologers have made is what makes astrology an art which can be used to predict what may probably happen in the nearby future. The positions of the stars, planets and other celestial bodies help decide astrologers about the future. Certain movements of the stars and planets have been observed to have an effect on us. There have been many instances when we felt situations were beyond our control, our words were misconstrued and an important message failed to reach its destination. Mercury retrograde was considered to be the main reason behind this mayhem. Mercury, the planet of communication was observed to have an impact on our lives. Many a times astrological predictions have proven to be eerily accurate.

The art of astrology helps astrologers acquire information about a person's personality, strength and weaknesses. The zodiac is the belt of constellations through which the Sun, the Moon and the planets transit across the sky. There are many passionate believers of astrology who feel that the future can indeed be predicted by studying the position of the Sun, the Moon and the planets.

There are many well known versions of astrology like Indian Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Egyptian Astrology and Western Astrology. Indian and western astrologers create and study an astrological chart popularly known as the 'horoscope' for an event based on the position of the stars at the moment of the event. Indian astrologers have a firm belief that there exists a meaningful link between the time someone is born and the qualities that are inherent to his/her personality. The birth chart reveals a lot about the person and his destiny and predictions can be made by studying the person's stars. By seeking help from an astrologer, people can make meaningful choices about the direction of their future.

The planet Sun transits through the twelve signs of the zodiac on its annual journey and spends about one month in each sign. The sun's position on a person's birthday therefore determines his/her star sign. The sun represents personal pride, ego, authority, power, leadership qualities, health and vitality etc. The sun also symbolizes creativity and influences the fun side of our life like sports, recreational activities, holidays and other social events etc. Astrologically the Sun is the centre of our existence and all our daily affairs tend to revolve around this centre. It gives strength to all the other planets ruling the Zodiac and that is the reason why the Sun plays a key role in Astrology. On its annual journey the sun spends about one month in each Zodiac sign and has a different effect on each sign:

Aries
When the Sun transits into Aries it is strong and enthusiastic. It makes you appreciate honesty and truth and hate deceit. You like things to be clear cut and logical. Your weakness is your lack of sensitivity and your limited capacity to be emotional.

Taurus
When the Sun transits into Taurus it gives the strength and drive to take up projects initiated by the impetuous Aries Sun. This is a time for hard work. During this time the capacity to finish off an unfinished task and security needs are strong. A good time to savour rich food and enjoy other sensual pleasures.

Gemini
Communication becomes enjoyable and effortless. The Gemini sun makes one curious to seek the truth. The sun's influence gives you the much-needed flexibility and also makes you realistic. This is a very good time to get your point across, to initiate new relationships and also to go on short trips.

Cancer
When the Sun is in Cancer things tend to get a bit low and emotional. Social events take a backseat and more and more time is spent at home. Flirtations become more serious and emotional sensitivity is heightened. Personal relationships take a more serious turn and reach serious levels. A good time to nurture and perform domestic activities like cooking for loved ones.

Leo
The Sun in Leo makes it very persuasive. It also makes you very self confident and vibrant. It makes you willing to take risks without a second thought. The influence of the sun makes you playful and warm-hearted. A good time to host a party or go out and socialize.

Virgo
When the sun is in Virgo anything that is low in value will fall by the wayside. Only the best works for you now from clothing to food etc. you will have the energy to put things in order. This is a very good time to quit your unhealthy habits like smoking and start a new fitness routine.

Libra
the sun in Libra marks the time for deliberations. You go over your decisions again and again and take your time while weighing the pros and cons. You are bestowed with a sense of fairness and diplomacy. The Libra sun turns your thoughts to aesthetic beauty and interpersonal relationships. This is a very good time for Romance.

Scorpio
The sun in Scorpio makes you very passionate and intense. Passions run high and physical love is engrossing and exciting. You like to engage yourself in activities that are meaningful and significant. You may also develop some negative feelings like Jealousy and envy.

Sagittarius
when the sun is in Sagittarius adventure takes a front seat in an otherwise routine and busy life. You find it hard to settle down to work or stick to a schedule. Mishaps are likely due to your increased sense of adventure. An ideal time to explore and travel.

Capricorn
The sun in Capricorn makes you set high goals for yourself. You are persistent and patient. Your common sense governs all your decisions. You are not spontaneous and tend to take life rather seriously. Once you achieve success you never look back. A good time to raise your social status.

Aquarius
The sun in Aquarius makes you mentally agile and friendliest of all signs. This transit marks a good time to leave behind old traditions and forging new techniques. Your ideas are progressive at this time. It's not a time for building intimate relationships. A very good time to hang out with a large group of friends or to work for a good cause.

Pisces
the sun in Pisces makes you emotional and intensely compassionate. You are tolerant, patient and sometimes trust others blindly. People can take advantage of your sensitivity and end up hurting your feelings. This is a good time to connect on an intimate level with others and also cultivate your creative instincts. The time of your birth is therefore, important when it comes to studying your astrological chart. By studying your stars, planets and your zodiac sign you are more likely to make choices that are right for you!

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