I admit it. I'm into the "woo."
We're all made of energy. That's a scientific fact and not something I got from Woodstock. Our very planet's existence is completely dependent on gravitational pulls from our moon and how we sit in relationship to the sun. There are some theories that even suggest that our planetary rotation causes a magnetic field that helps to shield us from the sun's rays.
With all that energy going on, it makes sense to me that it would affect us as humans too. The moon determines the tides, and we are 75% water, so...That's why I've become so interested in astrology and how it relates to how we act as humans.
As Earth orbits the sun, the sun appears to pass in front of different constellations. Much like the moon appears in a slightly different place in the sky each night, the location of the sun relative to distant background stars drifts in an easterly direction from day to day. It’s not that the sun is actually moving. Its motion is entirely an illusion, caused by Earth’s own motion around our star.
If you imagine Earth at the center of the circle, and yourself standing on Earth, looking up at the night sky, you would be surrounded by a 360° panorama of the constellations in the sky. The constellations are divided up into twelve sectors, or Houses. As you can see, the Houses are numbered in the illustration above. The constellations represent the ruling signs of those twelve Houses.
Imagine yourself again looking up at the constellations in the night sky. In identifying the constellations, one normally looks for a planet in or near the constellation of stars. In the outer wheel of the chart above, you will see the planets. These are the ruling planets of the sign and House. For example, the 1st House is ruled by Aries, and Aries is ruled by Mars.
These constellations and planets all have their own energy and personalities. Much of ancient Greek mythology talks about these traits. Over time, certain patterns appeared as people studied the stars and their movements. Remember the wise men found Jesus by studying the heavens!
Your zodiac sign can say a lot about you. Would you have pegged us for our zodiac sign?
Crystal: Customer Relationship and Design Manager
Taurus: April 20th to May 20th
A Taurus person is patient, practical, and highly reliable. They like to do their work themselves and would give in as much time as needed to complete a task. They make reliable friends and trustworthy employees. Taureans can be stubborn. They don’t welcome sudden changes warmly.
David: Head of Everything
Capricorn: December 22nd to January 19th
Capricorns are known for being highly disciplined and responsible. They perform great in management roles. They’ve got excellent self-control, which might make them look stand-offish at times. Capricorns value their family the most!
Alyssa: Marketing Magician
Scorpio: October 23rd to November 21st
Scorpios make great leaders. They are concerned about asserting the truth while being passionate and resourceful. They’re very trustworthy. Scorpios get jealous easily, which can create problems for them in their relationships.
Kate: Patternmaker turned Mommy!
Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th
People born between 20th January and 18th February are believed to be deep thinkers. Aquarius are more than happy and eager to help others at any given time. They love to carry out humanitarian work and enjoy deep and meaningful conversations. People often perceive them as shy but they can be very outgoing when the need be. If you’re an Aquarius, you’re highly likely to thrive within a community!
Gemini: May 21st to June 20th
If you’re a Gemini, you’re a very loyal friend. Gemini are easy to talk to and are naturally affectionate. They’re open-minded and curious, which makes them great artists and writers. However, Gemini can be inconsistent and indecisive. Moreover, Gemini do not like a repetitive routine. If you’re a Gemini, you might always be on a lookout for a fresh environment and new starts!
Carla: Gown and Wedding Specialist
Virgo: August 23rd to September 22nd
Virgos pay close attention to details. They’re highly analytical, well-organized, and hardworking. With these traits comes a downside. Virgos can be very critical of themselves that puts them under pressure to achieve anything but best. If you’re a Virgo, you’ve got a big heart. You’re empathetic, loyal, and make great caregivers.
SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ASTROLOGY
According to a 1999 study, the word horoscope and astrology are the two most searched topics on the Internet.
Astrology is considered to be both an art and a science. Astrology is art because interpretation is needed to bring the different aspects together and formulate an idea of the individual's character traits. However, the mathematical part of astrology is also considered to be a science because it requires an understanding of astronomy and mathematics.
Sixtus IV was the first Catholic pope to draw and interpret a horoscope, Leo X and Paul III always relied on astrologers for advice while Julius II has chosen his coronation date astrologically.
American Presidents are predominantly Scorpio and Pisces. There have only been three Gemini presidents, making it the least common sign.
The oldest horoscope that has yet been discovered was for April 29, 410, BC. This is considered the beginning of astrology.
More billionaires are Aries than any other sign.
The zodiac was originally used as an agricultural calendar to help people track when to sow seeds and harvest crops by using the position of the constellations in the sky.