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As the planets move across the Zodiac,
forming constellations with one another,
life on earth is readable accordingly.
There are two major methods for prediction in astrology - one by observing the planetary movements in the sky, the other by analyzing a specific horoscope. In the first case, what are being described astrologically are general tendencies and events affecting the whole world. In the latter case, it's the individual perspective only. Below are some examples of the former.
Mundane Astrology - World EventsHere are links to some mundande astrology horoscopes, dealing not with persons but with world events. I will add more examples, eventually, so please come back to this website.
December 21, 2012
Personal astrology is done by the birth chart, also called nativity, erected for the moment of a person's birth. Much can be said about that person's future, just by looking at the horoscope chart. In addition to it, the astrologer can use transits, ie. planetary movements in the sky forming aspects to planetary positions in the horoscope.
VelocityIn whatever kind of astrological prediction, it must be remembered that the planets move with very different speed around the Zodiac. Therefore, they also differ in how long it takes for them to complete their orb and return to any given position. So, some planetary events are frequent, while others are very rare. That decides the level of their importance.
Here are the orbit speeds of the planets, the time it takes for them to make one rotation around the Zodiac, in round numbers - from a geocentric perspective, ie. as seen from the earth. From earth, the inner planets are seen not to make more than one full rotation per year, whereas the outer planets differ little in speed along the Zodiac from a heliocentric perspective (as seen from the sun). Note that in astrology some other celestial bodies and points are regarded the same way as actual planets.
As you can see, the difference is tremendous - from one day to 248 years. The three slowest planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, are called generation planets, because their position in the horoscope is shared by a whole generation. The quickest points in the horoscope are the AC and MC, making one rotation each day. Therefore, they are the most personal points in the horoscope.
KeywordsIn astrology and the horoscope, each planet represents an acting force, either internally in a person or externally in the world. These forces can be described with the following keywords:
These planetary forces are affected by their position in the Zodiac, where each sign represents a different quality or tendency that the planet there will express, while in that sign. The Zodiac sign qualities are:
Furthermore, the horoscope is also divided into 12 astrological Houses. They represent different settings, specific fields of life where the action takes place. Generally speaking, and in a mainly personal perspective, they are:
Finally, there are interactive links between the planets and the action they represent, when they are at certain distances to each other. These specific distances are called aspects, and traditionally the most important of them are:
For more information about the components above, see the links in the left menu.
In astrology, these components are interpreted in a combined way. A planet, its Zodiac sign, House and aspects - it's all brought together in the search for the specific meaning in the horoscope.
Above are links to closer looks at the roles of Neptune and Pluto in mundane astrology prediction. These two generation planets say a lot about trends and events in the world. Since their orbs can be calculated far into the future, they can easily be used in prediction about tendencies in social development. You also find other astrologically based predictions on the list. I add things now and then.
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. Apart from fiction, I've written several books about astrology and spirituality. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
About This WebsiteWelcome to the world of astrology and horoscopes! Here you find an introduction to the basics of astrology, in-depth presentations of the Zodiac and your sun sign, astrological predictions based on the outer planets, famous horoscopes and elaborate forecasts.
Mundane AstrologyHere are also several examples of mundane astrology - astrological principles applied to institutions, countries and the whole world. This way of using astrology was in the past much more common than personal horoscopes.
Astrology BasicsThe astrology basics present the astrological components and their significance in the personal horoscope. They are the twelve Zodiac signs, the twelve planets, the twelve Houses, and the five aspects.
There are astrologers who use additional celestial bodies, as well as additional aspects. I stick to the horoscope fundamentals specified by Ptolemy, the Greek mathematician of the 2nd century CE, in his classic on astrology: Tetrabiblos. It's the primary source to western astrology.