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Dr Z's Astrology Crash Course
Just The Basics
Welcome! This is a cut corners, crash crash in astrology. Before we're finished, José the faithful guide dog and I want you to understand more about astrology than 90% of the rest of the population does. (Although, you'll probably learn just enough to make you dangerous.)
Highly Recommended: You might want to bookmark this page, since there's likely more here than you can comfortably digest at a single sitting.
Sun Sign Astrology?
Yep! Almost everyone knows what their astrological "Sun Sign" is from reading the daily horoscopes in the newspaper.
Yet Sun Sign Astrology is just the tip of a massive (and complex) iceberg. What most folks don't know is that at the moment of a person's birth - in "real astrology" each of the planets in our solar system has a correlation with regard to the human personality depending on:
Geez! We've barely just gotten started - and we've already got four major concepts going here:
I - Planets - the raw energy (the Verbs of Astrology)
So in birth chart interpretation, astrologers are attempting the difficult (impossible) task of cohesively pulling together all of the various ways that the planets, signs, aspects, and houses in a person's birth chart might work together in order to form a whole.
We look for major repeated themes in the birth chart. And we look for a hundred other "things" that aren't part of a cut corners, crash course in astrology.
Okay... by now, if you've already checked out and read about the Planets, Signs, Aspects, and Houses - then you're probably already experiencing a serious brain strain overload and meltdown.
Hang in there with me... cuz we're almost to end...
If you're in a state of total confusion - then I've found telling stories to be an effective right brained method of communicating.
So here's a story that may help "unconfuse" you about some of the stuff I've been talking about (especially in regard to the Ascendant and the Midheaven).
it's time for a story called The Castle.
Whew! We're Done...
Well, that's as much as you'll get from me about the basics. If you REALLY want to understand this stuff - then go out to a bookstore and buy a book. That's right, web surfer! Get out into the real world every once in a while! Get out from behind that computer!
By Popular Request - Recommended Reading for beginners wanting to learn more about the Basics of Astrology (provided with Amazon.com links for those folks too lazy to make a trip to a local bricks and mortar bookstore):