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A Guide for Beginners - How to Get a Basic Interpretation

I was just browsing through several old threads on the Natal & Predictive Astrology Board in search of natal charts for my latest project, when I rediscovered an essay I had written to aid beginning student of astrology.

I will post this guide here, although it can also be found on a thread called need some help:

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Diane,

I'd like to share the standard method I use to get a basic astrological analysis outside these boards; hopefully you and others will find this information helpful.

I was actually studying numerology for quite some time before I delved into astrology, so naturally I am quite comfortable with the first site I ever used for both purposes.Astrology-Numerology.com has a very nice template you can use to create your own personal astrology reading. This is also where I first found out about Astrodienst; before you start any endeavor it is necessary to have the proper information and tools, or so my Virgo South Node insists :roll:

Once you have your natal chart and know the positions/aspects/etc. of your planets (including your Ascendent, Sun, and Moon signs), you can proceed to use the template and click on the links it provides to move around the site, copying and pasting your particular readings into a word processor.

Astrodienst also provides free horoscopes including a sample of their personal portraits, which you should be able to access from the main site once you have created your natal chart. The horoscopes can be located through links on the main page; check out as many as you can, paying particular attention to the charts on the bottom of the AstroText Portrait and AstroText Youth pages. For some strange reason, I found the AstroText Youth report gave me more detailed information about my aspects...I have no idea why, but check out both versions and save them on your computer in a special folder for easy access.

I have found that the main site of this forum, Astrology Weekly, has the most thorough and easy-to-use descriptions of all possible astrological aspects that may appear in your natal chart. It is a good idea to save this page on your Favorite Places, because you will definately be referring to it often as you form you own report. In fact, I suggest that you create your own Astrology folder in both your Favorite Places and on your Desktop because if you're anything like me, you'll have TONS of information and won't know where to put any of it

I have found that The Message of the Stars gives a great description of the Rising Signs...you may want to check out their other articles and descriptions as well, I highly recommend them.

This should be enough to start you out with...good luck on your journey to self-discovery!
I hope that this may help other beginning astrologers as well

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Re: A Guide for Beginners - How to Get a Basic Interpretation

why isn't this in Educ Forum or a sticky for newbies?
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Astologer - i just posted a horary question in the Beginners Horary board like you suggested. I HOPE I posted it correctly. Still having difficulty with significators. please advise. did i do this properly? i just want to know if i am going to end up like Miss Havershaim from Great Expectations or Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard.

gracias......I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE UP MR. DEMILLE!
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why isn't this in Educ Forum or a sticky for newbies?
It is not there in forum or a sticky as it is not an easy task to just understand it through books. You just have to be with a person who can correctly guide you for the same. For further knowledge, you just need to carry on with an astrologer.
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It is not there in forum or a sticky as it is not an easy task to just understand it through books. You just have to be with a person who can correctly guide you for the same. For further knowledge, you just need to carry on with an astrologer.


I second this! A good book AND a teacher is the winning combination!
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Re: A Guide for Beginners - How to Get a Basic Interpretation

Learn about the basics first, like all of the Zodiac signs; then, apply this theoretical knowledge to loyal subjects whom are interested in Astrology, or simply compare what you have learned theoretically to close friends and family to find correlations. This will give you a tangible understanding of people and aid in the categorization of Zodiac influences coming through the expression of others.

Once you have a foundation established with Zodiac signs, understand how these signs interact with one another, then you should move onto understanding the Houses, and then once you master Astrology (jk, it's too hard ) begin studying transits more closely.

That is the route I took and still am taking now. I finally am getting into transits more and they're beginning to make more sense, but I needed a strong foundation first.
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Learn about the basics first,
like all of the Zodiac signs;

then, apply this theoretical knowledge
to loyal subjects whom are interested in Astrology,
or simply compare what you have learned theoretically
to close friends and family to find correlations.
This will give you a tangible understanding of people
and aid in the categorization of Zodiac influences
coming through the expression of others.

Once you have a foundation established with Zodiac signs, understand how these signs interact with one another,
then you should move onto understanding the Houses,
and then once you master Astrology (jk, it's too hard )
begin studying transits more closely.That is the route I took and still am taking now.
I finally am getting into transits more
and they're beginning to make more sense,
but I needed a strong foundation first.

FOUNDATION BASICS

A PLANET acts

A HOUSE shows the AREA OF LIFE
in which the planet acts


as well as
how STRONGLY the planet is able to carry out its significations aka ACT

and

the QUALITY of the planet's expression
is influenced by
the SIGN LOCATION of the PLANET



THEN
dependent on time of birth
one of the twelve SIGNS

is pinned on each of the 12 basic 'houses'
the location of each SIGN on each individual natal chart
is comparable to an ENVIRONMENT and is NEUTRAL
and is neither weak nor strong nor partial

analogy of a theatrical performance or 'play' is useful

we have

12 basic SIGNS as 'backdrops'
to the theatre
or movie of a natal chart

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio,
Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces






THOSE SIGNS are IMPARTIAL and NEUTRAL

for example

a cactus thrives in sandy environments with blazing sun
and
dies when placed in nutrient rich soil in shade

BUT

sand IS NOT partial to cacti

sand is NEUTRAL

another example:

a mushroom thrives when placed in nutrient rich soil in darkness
and dies when placed in sand in harsh sun

BUT
a nutrient rich ground environment is NEUTRAL and is not PARTIAL to mushrooms


to be clear then:
Signs are COMPARABLE to an ENVIRONMENT
an environment is IMPARTIAL

SIGNS are neither weak nor strong
SIGNS are NEUTRAL

each 'house' aka 'scene'
features
planets as 'actors'
within any one of the 12 basic 'scenes' or 'houses'
'performing' before the 'backdrop' of the 12 'signs'

for example

Venus and Jupiter are 'good people'
Mars and Saturn are traditionally 'villains'
Mercury can be sometimes good
sometimes not so good
dependent on the company Mercury keeps

Scenes often 'merge'
taking into account that planets in each others houses influence the 'script'

and then
we have "travelling players"
aka transiting planets
putting in temporary appearances

for example
transiting MOON is on stage approximately only 2.5 days
before travelling on to the next scene aka house

MERCURY appears "for one week only" then travels to the next scene

after nineteen days
VENUS goes to the next house aks scene

SUN is on the scene aka house for a month
MARS fifty-seven days
JUPITER a year
SATURN two and a half years

an analysis may be as complex or as basic as one chooses
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Re: A Guide for Beginners - How to Get a Basic Interpretation

A50, this thread was in the 'Help with forums..' section, as it was posted way back in 2006 when neither the Greenhorns' Lounge nor the Education Board existed. I have now moved it to the Greenhorns' Lounge.

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Re: A Guide for Beginners - How to Get a Basic Interpretation

another great thread from natal forum

http://www.astrologyweekly.com/forum...ad.php?t=13003
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I was just browsing through several old threads on the Natal & Predictive Astrology Board in search of natal charts for my latest project, when I rediscovered an essay I had written to aid beginning student of astrology.

I will post this guide here, although it can also be found on a thread called need some help:



I hope that this may help other beginning astrologers as well

Aquarian Maverick
Message of the Stars is absolutely brilliant in all ways. I also am into numerology and as astrology is based on mathematical calculations it all adds to the picture..... I also recommend the Rosicrucian Society's free astrology lessons and advanced. They espouse their own religious and moral ideas but that is okay....you take what you want from it all..
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I was just browsing through several old threads on the Natal & Predictive Astrology Board in search of natal charts for my latest project, when I rediscovered an essay I had written to aid beginning student of astrology.

I will post this guide here, although it can also be found on a thread called need some help:



I hope that this may help other beginning astrologers as well

Aquarian Maverick

Interesting stuff about astrology,thank you so much for sharing it
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I'm really glad I dropped in here first. I'm looking at the astrology/numerology site now, and I'm already finding it very helpful. Thanks!
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I'm really glad I dropped in here first. I'm looking at the astrology/numerology site now, and I'm already finding it very helpful. Thanks!
Yes many very good sites on the net. But again there are many that are not.... Have to be discriminating..
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I also use Nodes only by conjunction with planets (or Parts or degree points) and use an ever tighter orb of aspect (2 degrees) OR by Parallel of Declination (with an orb of 1.5 degrees)

Note that Claire19 offers a free study course on Modern astrology basics, which beginners should consider.
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When birth time is unknown, is it best to use "6am" or "noon" as the default time. I notice both are used on different sites. I tried both and found it gave different results for the ASC and house placement.
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When birth time is unknown, is it best to use "6am" or "noon" as the default time. I notice both are used on different sites. I tried both and found it gave different results for the ASC and house placement.
Thanks! (I did try searching this site before posting the question.)
doesn't really matter, as you cannot rely on planets in houses, you will only ever get *half a story* If you use our search feature there are lots of threads discussing rectification of charts and we have a memer Kannon who specialises in this field....
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Message of the Stars is absolutely brilliant in all ways. I also am into numerology and as astrology is based on mathematical calculations it all adds to the picture..... I also recommend the Rosicrucian Society's free astrology lessons and advanced. They espouse their own religious and moral ideas but that is okay....you take what you want from it all..
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I also use Nodes only by conjunction with planets (or Parts or degree points) and use an ever tighter orb of aspect (2 degrees) OR by Parallel of Declination (with an orb of 1.5 degrees)

Note that Claire19 offers a free study course on Modern astrology basics, which beginners should consider.
Also have a look in our Recommendations forum, Education forum and ALL the *stickys* at the top of every forum giving information regading that forums specific interests....

Lastly, let's not forget we have a great *search feature* bit like google, using keywords.....
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I just signed on today but have been looking at the Astrodienst site and have to say that it seems pretty good though couldn't find much in the free stuff about node and asteroid aspects. But agree with AM that worth a look. Hope this is helpful.
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I just signed on today but have been looking at the Astrodienst site and have to say that it seems pretty good though couldn't find much in the free stuff about node and asteroid aspects. But agree with AM that worth a look. Hope this is helpful.
Asteroids are not valid that is why.. Some people have made up a legend about many of these essentially space junk bodies....There are literally thousands of them.....NOde aspects have a tight orb and I only use conjunctions of about 3 degrees maximum...Others may use squares and trines etc. but again they have to be very tight....
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The Message of the Stars is absolutely brilliant and I recommend all the works to anyone..... It is a little religiose and old fashioned in some ways but....marvellous..
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Thank you , that explanation was awesome! I loved the metaphors. Great job!
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