Well, I don't very much know where to start... Let's just say Astrology is a not so minor passion of mine. I've been interested in it since I was about 10, and from there it escalated drastically. When I was, 17, I think, I went and bought "The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need" by Joanna Martine Woolfolk, and the rest was history. I was addicted, and still am. I'm 19 now, by the way. Said book helped me vaguely understand birthcharts, and to semi-read my own, but it's been through expanding my knowledge and my own experiences that I've really learned how to apply it in reality. I use www.astro.com
for my charts, and have done one on every friend possible that I have, and all the relatives that I could.
I consider myself fairly educated on the subject. While I might not be able to break every single thing down off the top of my head, I can definitely tell you the moderate-basics. My current quest is understanding houses MORE, rather than just knowing what a book says they're supposed to represent. I'm also in the process of attempting to write my own astrology book... which will probably take me years to do, but I'm trying.
I'm a Leo Sun, Aqu Moon, Sag rising, and my Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all within 7 degrees of Virgo... in my 8th house, along with my Sun, Jupiter, and Chiron.
I'm also extremely interested in Tarot and I have a Taurus of a best friend that's obsessed with crystals.
I'm also in Cosmetology school, and am a Brand Representative for PacSun!! haha... well, this is me in a nutshell, I suppose. XD