Understanding Your Astrological Makeup

A Guide.

Astrology, the study of stars and space can be dated back to Mesopotamia in the 3rd millennium BC. Its original purpose was to help ancient civilizations decipher the course of life based on the positions of the planets and 12 astrological constellations (zodiacs). This ancient study aided the development of science, geometry, and the lunar calendar. It played an important role in the history of developing sciences and religion.

Now considered a “natural philosophy,” astrology generally reflects the relationships of celestial moments and bodies to social groups, nations, and humanity in itself. (So you and me!). In the 3rd century, Babylonians began to utilize planetary omens and positions to allow them to predict the course of someone’s life. This is still very commonly believed. You too, can very well use and utilize the course of space to determine your course of life. This guide to astrology is going to get you started; a deep dive into the astrological components that make up everything we are.

This post will contain a lot of information and will be pretty dense. I highly suggest taking your time to get through this post. Grab a notebook and take note of what resonates with or makes the most sense to you. The bottom of this post will include my complete natal birth chart to help you grasp a better understanding of how it all comes together.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Zodiac Signs

The 12 Houses

Planets/Celestial Bodies

Angel Numbers


Zodiac Signs

Most people are pretty familiar with what a sun sign is; your main sign. But we’re not made of just one sign. We’re made up of two others; a moon sign and a rising sign.

Your sun sign represents your outwardly and earthly appearance. It’s the sign that shows your character, personal identity, or ego. It represents your purpose of life and creative forces. This sign is where most of your personality traits come from.

Your moon sign represents how others perceive you in the world, but what you know about yourself on a soulful level. It’s the sign that shows how we express and deal with our emotions. It reveals your innermost needs and desires. This sign is where your shadow-self exists.

Your rising sign represents your emotionality and how you navigate it. This sign represents or masks the face we show to the world and to our environments. It shows how we cope with and adapt to change. This sign is where all of your emotions and projections exist, deep or shallow.

Your moon and rising signs are still zodiacs, and you can be made up of three of the same zodiacs, or two-three different zodiacs. I’m made up of three separate signs.

ZODIAC DATES

ARIES: March 21 – April 19: you’re independent, passionate, energetic, strong-willed, love tackling new goals and challenges, and enjoy flying solo.

TAURUS: April 20 – May 20: you’re honest, loyal, determined, are a combination of laid-back and hard-working, and have great attention to detail.

GEMINI: May 21 – June 20: you get along well with people (social butterfly qualities), you’re curious, deeply emotional, and love or appreciate tradition and routine.

CANCER: June 21 – July 22: you’re highly intuitive, compassionate, a great socializer even though you may prefer smaller circles, and have a great spirit.

LEO: July 23 – August 22: you’re strong-willed, intimidating, inviting, confident, and have a good assertion for life.

VIRGO: August 23 – September 22: you’re the picture of poise and elegance, you’re organized, focused, you enjoy aesthetics, chasing wisdom and learning, can be highly intellectual.

LIBRA: September 24 – October 22 (me!): you’re open-minded, compassionate, get along with anyone, deep focus on self-care and growth, confident, and like to make a good impression.

SCORPIO: October 23 – November 21: you’ve got a sharp edge but this isn’t negative about you, you live authentically and have a strong sense of independence, not always tough, usually a big softy.

SAGITTARIUS: November 22 – December 21: you’re brave, admirable, a great leader, always ready to take on new adventure and challenges.

CAPRICORN: December 22 – January 19: you have a perfectionism quality about you, a strong-sense of self, a great connecter with and leader of others.

AQUARIUS: January 20 – February 18: more introverted but you still have fun, you’re intelligent and intuitive, able to identity positivity and live more on the optimism side of life.

PISCES: February 19 – Mar 20: you’re empathetic, an asset to any team, supportive, gentle, virtuous, sometimes you struggle with dedicating time to yourself too.

Deep dive into your sign here (COMING SOON).

ELEMENTS OF THE ZODIACS

The signs are paired with several elements of space and earth. They do not stand on their own. All three of your zodiac signs can share or hold different elements to them as well. Focus mostly on your sun sign.

Earth’s elements: EARTH, WATER, FIRE or AIR

Earth represents living in a grounded, methodical, practical manner.

(Usually Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn signs).

Air represents living in a quick thinking, communicative, light-hearted manner.

(Usually Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius signs).

Water represents living in an emotional, intuitive, and passive manner.

(Usually Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces signs).

Fire represents living in a bold, creative, and daring manner.

(Usually Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius signs).

Moon’s elements: one specific PHASE

Read about the moon phases: Life According to the Moon Phases

House elements: 1 – 12 (you’ll most likely have a combo of several)

Keep reading for houses clarification.

Planet elements: MERCURY, VENUS, MARS, JUPITER, SATURN, URANUS, or/and NEPTUNE

Keep reading for planet clarification.

Energy elements: YIN or YANG + CARDINAL, FIXED, or MUTABLE

Yin energy represents intuition, emotion, nurturance, relationships, and community.

Yang energy represents willpower, strength, preservative, and action.

Cardinal energy represents the kicking off of a new season and a drive for taking action or initiative — houses Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.

Fixed energy represents the middle of seasons where you may feel more stable and consistent — houses Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.

Mutable energy represents the end of the seasons where you may feel more comfortable and flexible with change — houses Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.


The 12 Houses

Houses are the cosmic crystal balls. There are 12 that each represent something different about life. The houses are a map in the sky. When you were born, each planet was in a certain house. The locations of the planets at the moment of your birth and throughout your life can give you valuable insight to your direction and they all reside in these houses.

Your rising sign rests in the first house as it was the sign that rested on the horizon of the sky when you were born (your ASCENDANT sign). From there, your birth chart will show you that you may have multiple planets in certain houses while others may also be empty. All normal! Each house and planet plays a role in making you unique and your path of life and personality unique.

HOUSE ONE (1)

CORE VALUES: Governs what you look like and how you present yourself in the world. It governs how others see you and how you see others. First House = First Impressions. It also covers all of your “firsts” in life. Ruled by ARIES.

HOUSE TWO (2)

FINANCES: Governs your ability to make and relate to money. It represents where you’ll find things you value on a practical level. It governs your relationship with these things. It also covers your self-esteem. Ruled by TAURUS.

HOUSE THREE (3)

COMMUNICATION: Governs your attitude, intellect, and communication abilities. Ruled by GEMINI.

HOUSE FOUR (4)

ANCESTRY: Governs where you come from; your home and family. It covers how you feel while you grow up in the sense of security, privacy, and all the homey vibes. Ruled by CANCER.

HOUSE FIVE (5)

CHILDREN: Governs your love affairs, fertility, creativity, sex drive, inner child, vitality, and attention. It covers how you feel about dating, romance, and drama. Ruled by LEO.

HOUSE SIX (6)

ORGANIZATION: Governs your habits; what you do every single day and how you live by your schedule. Covers your physical health and habit building or maintenance. Ruled by VIRGO.

HOUSE SEVEN (7)

RELATIONSHIPS: Governs your partnerships with friends, family, and lovers. Covers how you go about finding your life partner, friends, enemies, etc. Covers how you feel about marriage and business. Ruled by LIBRA.

HOUSE EIGHT (8)

SPIRITUALITY: Governs your inheritance and belief systems. Covers how you feel about life, death, and the journey of life. Also controls orgasms and your ability to connect with your partners on a deeper, soulful level. Ruled by SCORPIO.

HOUSE NINE (9)

PHILOSOPHY: Governs your higher learning, vision, and ethics. Covers your ability to navigate around the world and how your view of the world is shaped. It covers your abilities to travel both physically and mentally. Covers the opportunities to grow mentally and live on an elevated playing field. Ruled by SAGITTARIUS.

House Ten (10)

PROFESSIONS: Governs your life calling and purpose. Covers your career and your desires to be recognized for your achievements. This is the highest point in the wheel of houses and controls your professional direction in life. Ruled by CAPRICORN.

House Eleven (11)

FRIENDSHIP: Governs your social connections and humanitarian concerns. Controls your abilities of revolution, evolution, and the organizing it takes to get there. Ruled by AQUARIUS.

House Twelve (12)

DREAMS: Governs your blind spots in life like your mental and spiritual health. Covers your earliest developmental experiences and your imagination. Ruled by PISCES.


The Planets (Celestial Bodies)

Each of the planets hold their own characteristics as well. They also hold areas where they will be the most effective. So judging on where they currently are in the sky in relation to you and to the other planets, a framework can be built of what energies of a particular time will feel like.

Note: The sun, moon, and Pluto are represented as planets.

SUN: Represents your sense of self, your life, vitality, purpose, and aspirations. Known as the typical star sign and represents your main characteristics and ego. The sun rules LEO.

MOON: Represents our emotions, instincts, and habits. The moon reflects our inner world. It’s considered one of the most important signs to live by in Indian Vedic astrology. The moon rules CANCER.

MERCURY: Represents all aspects of communication, logic, reasoning, and learning. Famous for its retrogrades. Reflects our relationship with ourselves. The planet of communication, intellect, and thought patterns. Rules GEMINI and VIRGO.

VENUS: Represents love, beauty, relationships, and money luxury. Venus reflects our harmony and worth. Rules TAURUS and LIBRA.

MARS: Represents motivation, action, and power. Considered the Hot & Fiery planet as it reflects our vitality and assertion. Rules SCORPIO.

JUPITER: Represents good fortune, expansion, and our morals. Jupiter is the biggest planet and has a lovable rogue as it tends to cause mischief with its association of luck. Rules SAGITTARIUS and PISCES.

SATURN: Represents career, government, obligation, duty, and responsibility. Saturn is a serious planet that reflects hierarchy and organization. She gets a bad rep because of her rigidity, but can actually be a great companion when worked with intentionally. Rules CAPRICORN and AQUARIUS.

URANUS: Represents eccentricity, originality, and rebellion. Uranus is a quirky and off-beat planet that reflects innovation and independence. Rules AQUARIUS.

NEPTUNE: Represents change and confusion. Neptune is the planet of mystery and illusion and reflects all that’s hidden within your creativity and spirituality. Rules PISCES.

PLUTO: Represents the power of transformation. Because Pluto is the smallest and furthest planet, she reflects death and rebirth and the power of the subconscious. Her incredibly slow orbit reflects her ability to dig into patience and flow with the undercurrent. Rules SCORPIO.

CHIRON: Chiron is a small body that orbits the sun. Thought to be an asteroid but is now classified as a small comet and is known as the wounded healer. Chiron represents how we process our emotions and helps us clarify what we need to heal within ourselves.

NORTH NODE: The nodes are physical spaces in the sky where the sun and moon would intersect their orbit path on the time you were born. The North Node (True North) is your higher purpose and calling in life. It is where you’re destined to go to achieve your true self.

SOUTH NODE: The South Node indicates worldly lessons that you came here to learn. In Vedic Astrology, this represents your Karmic past.

Aspects of a Planet

The way to tell where a planet is and what it means in combination with other planets.

CONJUNCT: 0° with another planet: amplifying and unifying

SEXTILE: 60° with another planet: compatibility and opportunity

SQUARE: 90° with another planet: difficulty and limitation

TRINE: 120° with another planet: support and balance

OPPOSITION: 180° with another planet: struggle and conflict

RETROGRADES: Retrogrades mean that it’s time to turn our attention inward and to tread carefully. Retrogrades are when planets go backwards in its orbit as viewed from Earth. Astronomers consider it an “optical illusion.” When planets take this direction, it’s important to take time with your self-care and interactions with others. Usually retrogrades are associated with a lot of negative and confusing emotions or situations, and are felt most strongly during the first and last week of the station direct.

NOTE

THE PLANET = WHAT
THE SIGN = HOW
THE HOUSE = WHERE


Angel Numbers

Angel numbers are seen as meaningful signs or divine guidance from the universe or your guardian angels. Angel numbers are just one of the countless ways we receive guidance from these sources. They’re a cue for you to turn inward and listen to your intuition.

Angel numbers most commonly come from coincidental events like looking at the clock right at 11:11, or seeing your order number as 44 or being assigned locker number 555. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice your guidance everywhere.

There are quite a few combinations of angel numbers so to make it more personal, you can calculate what combination is meant for you.

Calculate your angel number with the method below.

Add up your birthday’s string of numbers and then add that sum together.

EXAMPLE with my birthday: Sept (09) 24, 2001
— 0 + 9 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 18
— 1 + 8 = 9

My number combination is 99 / 999 / 9999.

Of course, each and all angel numbers can apply to your life if you’re looking for them. If you calculated your angel number however, and see it throughout your life more often than others, remember that that number is divinely yours.

Breakdown on the Number Combinations

11 / 111 / 1111: Indicates a good time to manifest positive changes and goals into your life. Your energy may be ripe and strong enough to take healthy risks and shift your patterns or mindsets. This is a good time for initiation.

22 / 222 / 2222: Indicates a good time for change and planting seeds. This is all about metaphorical farming. Plant seeds where you know you want to work to grow. It can be in a professional or personal sense. This number represents the path you’re on is good and will pay off.

33 / 333 / 3333: Indicates a prayer has been answered. Represents the universe knowing what you need. This number is an encouragement to keep moving forward with the knowledge that you are on the right path and that you have divine support.

44 / 444 / 4444: Indicates that angels are near and supporting you. This number usually represents times where you’re feeling low and unmotivated. 444 is your sign that you’re being divinely comforted and reassured and that blessings are on their way.

55 / 555 / 5555: Indicates that your seasons are shifting and it’s time to tap into your power of growth. This number represents that lots of exciting and necessary change is on its way. A reward for what you’ve worked for. The ultimate opportunity to rebuild and restart.

66 / 666 / 6666: They aren’t devil numbers!! This number is an indication of beauty, balance, and grounding. This number shows up when you’re ready to embrace your steady, nurturing, or healing energy. It can also be a call for you to take the time to bring that stability and healing energy more into your life.

77 / 777 / 7777: Indicates the need and reminder for spiritual purpose. This number represents your current focus on or your need for prioritizing your spirituality. This is a reminder that all things are connected and that you should be aligned in that. It can also represent the idea that a spiritual enlightenment is on its way.

88 / 888 / 8888: Indicates abundance. This number represents good energy for calling in your desires in abundance. This number will show up when it’s time to be open to receiving growth, love, and wealth. If you’re open to it, your power will call in a lot of it. It may also be a time to give your abundance of time, love, and wealth if you can. If you freely share it, so much good will come back in unimaginable ways.

99 / 999 / 9999: (my number!) This number indicates that all things will come to completion. It represents that seasons change and chapters end just as they’re supposed to. This number is a reminder and nudge to let go of things and experiences that have come to a close, even if that’s difficult. It’s also a reminder that new things on their way and it’s a good time to enter a new headspace to take it on and embrace it.

Remember that angel numbers are your divine guidance systems. Start paying attention and watch how your life changes.


If you made it to this far in the post, I’m immensely proud of you and hope you’ve taken note of what made the most sense to you. Remember that this post is here as a guide for whenever you need it! Now that you’re here, you can see how all of this comes together.

My Natal Birth Chart

My Natal Birth Chart

SUN SIGN: Libra — Yang Cardinal Air —

This is the sign of balance. Libra is diplomatic, sociable, and cooperative but may be indecisive and too passive. Is irresistible, adventurous, indecisive.

MOON SIGN: Capricorn — Yin Cardinal Earth —

The earthy goat, known as the grandfather of the zodiac. Capricorn focusses on our careers and is responsible, traditional, and ambitious, but may become too pessimistic and restrictive. Is hardworking, straightforward, stubborn.

RISING SIGN: Taurus — Yin Fixed Earth —

The bull. Taurus is loyal, practical, patient, inflexible, potentially lazy if left unchecked. Has good taste, is sensual, stubborn, and down to earth.

My Moon Phase: First Quarter

The perfect time to make changes and amendments to my intentions and goals for the month. As a Libra, I’m usually very proactive; but the beginning of new cycles can be hard to get into which means procrastination becomes very present. The First Quarter is a great reminder to dive into action-taking to accomplish my goals. This is the perfect phase of momentum for my sign. The phase doesn’t last very long but gives me enough time to make decisions and make those changes.

My Houses

⁃ Core Values (H1) Ascendant Taurus

⁃ Organization (H6) Sun Libra

⁃ Philosophy (H9) Moon Capricorn

⁃ Organization (H6) Mercury Libra

⁃ Children (H5) Venus Virgo

⁃ Philosophy (H9) Mars Capricorn

⁃ Communication (H3) Jupiter Cancer

⁃ Finances (H2) Saturn Gemini

⁃ Friendship (H11) Uranus Aquarius

⁃ Professions (H10) Neptune Aquarius

⁃ Spirituality (H8) Pluto Sagittarius

– Communication (H3) North Node

– Finances (H2) North Node

My Planet Ruler(s)

Venus and Saturn.

Deep dive into my Natal Birth Chart here (COMING SOON)


Ready to understand it all for your divine and astrological makeup? Discover your natal birth chart here.


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