Astrologers' Community  

Go Back   Astrologers' Community > Anything Else... > Chat

Chat For posts that don't have to do with astrological chart interpretation, but they're still important to you. Gossip, show off, hot topic, spiritual thoughts, Sun sign astrological discussions, chit chat: come in and share!


Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Unread 07-17-2008, 01:04 AM
Sharles Sharles is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 4
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I started reading about astrology around age 8. I wondered why I didn't act or feel like a Capricorn sun. Turns out, my sun is singleton in earth, and instead of pouring my energies into it, I pretend to be a Scorpio (my ascendant).

I've been hooked on astrology ever since.

Reply With Quote
  #52  
Unread 07-17-2008, 01:14 AM
Barbi.doll's Avatar
Barbi.doll Barbi.doll is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 15
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharles
I started reading about astrology around age 8. I wondered why I didn't act or feel like a Capricorn sun. Turns out, my sun is singleton in earth, and instead of pouring my energies into it, I pretend to be a Scorpio (my ascendant).

I've been hooked on astrology ever since.
I've heard many terms I don't know the meaning of, but this is one I can't say I've ever heard before. What does it mean to have your sun "singleton in earth"....I'm so curious!
__________________
~Brb.doll~
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Unread 07-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Sharles Sharles is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 4
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbi.doll
I've heard many terms I don't know the meaning of, but this is one I can't say I've ever heard before. What does it mean to have your sun "singleton in earth"....I'm so curious!
Hi Barbi!

A singleton is a planet that stands out in a chart because it's the only planet in a particular mode, element, or orientation.

Eleanor Buckwalter wrote a whole series about these planets at astrologyclub.org.It's very interesting reading.

I also have Uranus in Scorpio as my only water planet, though my ascendant and my angles (Scorpio/Taurus and Virgo/Pisces) make up for the "lack" of water. . Learning about singletons and dominant functions has really taught me a lot about myself.
__________________
Sun in Capricorn - Moon in Aquarius - Scorpio Rising
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Unread 07-17-2008, 02:15 AM
cjc cjc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mercerville, NJ, US
Posts: 177
Send a message via AIM to cjc
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Seeing as this thread is being rejuvenated, I thought i'd add my story.

I had always been interested in prediction, and I had begun to notice that I was "sensitive" while I was in college in the mid 60s; the gift actually saved me serious injury one day (but that's off topic).

It was a decade later that I was in radio in Princeton (not the college, but the town) and things started to go crazy in the studio. I found out (and verified) there was a spirit visiting me practically every night. Therefore, I convinced management to allow me to start a program called "The Psychic Scene," and our first program was an attempt to contact Willie (the spirit, as I found out from police records).

In one of the subsequent shows, the guest was Jacob Schwartz (who is a very famous astrologer out of Philadelphia). He did my chart and I was fascinated by its complexity, so I began to study and never stopped.

There is one little follow-up to this. The chart he did for me didn't work well as far as the angles were concerned with the BT my mother had provided. I had heard of rectification, but was too green to even attempt it. A couple years later, I was still producing the show on another station and was waiting with a guest psychic for the moderator to arrive. We were discussing astrology and I told her of my problem. She asked what time I had been told, and I told her 8:30 AM. She went into a trance and a few seconds later said, "8:16." I plugged it in and BINGO. Haven't missed with it for the past 25 years.

I don't agree with "psychic" astrology, but this psychic made it possible for me to practice.

I know this story sounds pretty weird, but it's all true.

c
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Unread 07-17-2008, 04:49 AM
Barbi.doll's Avatar
Barbi.doll Barbi.doll is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
Posts: 15
Thumbs up Re: How did you get into astrology?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharles
Hi Barbi!

A singleton is a planet that stands out in a chart because it's the only planet in a particular mode, element, or orientation.

Eleanor Buckwalter wrote a whole series about these planets at astrologyclub.org.It's very interesting reading.

I also have Uranus in Scorpio as my only water planet, though my ascendant and my angles (Scorpio/Taurus and Virgo/Pisces) make up for the "lack" of water. . Learning about singletons and dominant functions has really taught me a lot about myself.
Thank you for both the explanation and the link for further reading! Muchly appreciated!
__________________
~Brb.doll~
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Unread 07-17-2008, 06:55 PM
ivancica11's Avatar
ivancica11 ivancica11 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Belgrade
Posts: 22
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I start to read about astrology before few years but It was just for fan and when I start to have problems in life I become very interested for it. Someone belive in horoscope and someone say that It is just good fan but when I need it I get answers in my natal chart.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Unread 07-31-2008, 01:55 PM
Cryxellis's Avatar
Cryxellis Cryxellis is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 19
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I was working on a site related to astrology and even I'm not working at
the certain site I was really amazed on what the signs can do to our life.
How it was discovered? Was it real? and how it affects our life?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Unread 08-08-2008, 07:13 PM
shwetarose shwetarose is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: india
Posts: 36
Re: How did you get into astrology?

okay.....i came here to ask question when i was totally depresssed. i got very good help and answers from everyone. i was interested in astrology since many years ..finally learnt k.p.astrology..i completed 3 months and now started reading horoscope...
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Unread 08-09-2008, 08:39 AM
Phact Phact is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Greece
Posts: 21
Re: How did you get into astrology?

With the help of my mother I started reading very very young. The ancient Gods and mythology. Then, a family magazine was coming every week at home, with the signs in the last page and the predictions. I was exciting reading, but I found that the writter was repeating the predictions, after some weeks in different signs! So, my mothers said it was lies. I understood that everybody could write lies, but had a strong feeling that somewhere was a truth. For many years I was not saying that I am interesting of this, and when I was 19 I found a school of Astrolology in my coyntry. I went straight there and stayed for one year learning to make charts by hand, some meanings, and of course that the truth exists but you must find the way for it, reading, thinking, learning. I never looked which planet pushed me, because I feel oriented to Astrology just since I started reading...
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Unread 08-22-2008, 08:33 PM
Epsilon's Avatar
Epsilon Epsilon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 19
Send a message via AIM to Epsilon Send a message via Yahoo to Epsilon Send a message via Skype™ to Epsilon
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Looking back, it's very blurry to me, which is odd because I got into astrology a little less than two years ago. I remember going to a bookstore and buying a book about astrology. I also remember lurking these forums and being very interested. But I don't remember how I discovered astrology. I read that first book and read these forums and it grew from there. I kept buying more books to further my knowledge, yet I still call myself a beginner astrology. There is so much I have yet to learn.

I got into astrology in December 2006. Looking at my transits, the one thing that stands out to me the most is my natal Sun was square transiting Neptune. The square does motivate us and Neptune is a spiritual planet. I was motivated to go out and learn more about spiritual subjects (astrology)?
__________________
My Natal Chart


"Life is supposed to be hard. We cannot skip over the hard parts. We must earn what we receive." - Angie Fenimore

Last edited by Epsilon; 08-22-2008 at 08:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Unread 08-22-2008, 09:54 PM
Sagmoon Sagmoon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 332
Re: How did you get into astrology?

When I was about 15... One day my boyfriend came to visit me, clutching a huge black book in his hands, saying he found it on the street. The title read THE ZODIAC. He said it looked like something that I might find interesting, about planets or rather. We were later both reading it with awe... But it's only at 21 that I got serious about astrology... well, i shall be more serious...
__________________


Last edited by Sagmoon; 03-16-2010 at 07:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Unread 08-30-2008, 10:14 PM
smokeweedd smokeweedd is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Re: How did you get into astrology?

i like learninga bout myself.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Unread 08-31-2008, 04:57 AM
snipbean snipbean is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 31
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I was a very young girl and my mom had her sisters and friends over and they were reading this chinese zodiac thing where it described the personalities of the different animals and laughed about how right they were.
It got my curious because I wondered how this could be true, and then learned about western astrology, which then I got a natal chart done online and was fascinated in how much more complicated it was than I thought, because it never made sense to me that all these people born in the same month or so could have so much in common. I didn't understand horoscopes lol.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Unread 08-31-2008, 09:35 PM
RockFish's Avatar
RockFish RockFish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brasil
Posts: 803
Re: How did you get into astrology?

It began in 2002 (Uranus in Aquarius squaring my natal Uranus in Scorpio, Jupiter conjunct natal Jupiter in Leo, transiting Neptune opposing Jupiters).

I went to see an astrologer and she blew my mind, telling me things about me that she couldn't possibly know... After that I decided to study on my own. Still studying till this day.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Unread 08-31-2008, 09:47 PM
Night Sky's Avatar
Night Sky Night Sky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 664
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Astrology seeped its way into my brain like a etheric fog or substance in the air which permeated my open sensibilities and subterfuged with my logical course of reasoning. And that's how I got into it.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Unread 09-01-2008, 09:27 AM
sethi's Avatar
sethi sethi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Some where on earth
Posts: 717
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spin
I had just started graduate school in psychology when I was introduced to astrology. A friend made an appointment with an astrologer and asked if I wanted one too. I had never thought about the subject--all I knew was my sun sign and the newspaper horoscopes that I never read. But I decided to go along, why not. But by the end of my appointment I was hooked. I couldn't believe the accuracy of the reading. For weeks afterward, I pestered the astrologer with phone calls, asking if he taught classes, books I should read, etc. (brazen behavior for my usual Sun, Mercury, Mars Pisces shyness).

One day when I called he said his assistant had just quit so I should come by with my chart for an interview. It was the easiest job interview I ever had. I didn't have to say a word, just handed him my chart. I was hired! My duties consisted of manually calculating all his charts (this was before computers and software programs) but I also had the opportunity to sit in on his readings and learn firsthand. It was a incredible education. When I look back, I can't believe how lucky I was.

As far as aspects when this occurred: Transiting Saturn conjunct, and transiting Uranus trine my 1st house Uranus, which sits almost on my Ascendant and rules my MC.

And now, many many years later, I'm still as enthused and awed by the subject. It's given me so much insight about myself and others. And
hints about the interconnectedness between us all...

Oh, forgot to add, that I eventually dropped out of graduate school and focused totally on astrology. I had been unhappy with my psychology studies anyway--thought the major theories were too subjective, basically reflections of each theorist's idiosyncrasies. Astrology seemed much more unbiased, a system of knowledge amassed over thousands of years.

hello

saturn contacting your house of self brings about luck of some kind, a peak of achievement too.
but in the second house , it starts falling uptil the 5th house

comments will be appreciated

regards

sethi
________
Health store

Last edited by sethi; 02-15-2011 at 06:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Unread 09-21-2008, 06:03 AM
Astrofire Astrofire is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I first got into astrology when my spiritual teacher Samuel Sagan suggested it would be good for me, back in 1995-6. I had been a member of the Clairvision School (A spiritual/esoteric school) for about a year and attended their regular weekly classes where we learned about past life regression, awakening the third eye and many other cool spiritual practices I had never heard of before. Samuel had written an impressive piece of astrological software called Canopus. (now the Clairvision Virtual Astrologer -free). I started by drawing and reading my own chart and interpretation (also offered in the software), and began to learn more and more about myself. Learning about the different houses, aspects, conjunctions gave me a whole new way of looking not just at myself, but at the world.
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Unread 10-08-2008, 06:09 AM
lillywhite's Avatar
lillywhite lillywhite is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 33
Re: How did you get into astrology?

My mother and her two sisters were into mystical stuff. I started with ouija boards and automatic writing as a teen to Tarot and palm reading in college to Astrology and meditation today.
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Unread 10-08-2008, 09:46 AM
Shining Ray Shining Ray is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: At the Fairground
Posts: 2,159
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I tended to dabble in bits with astrology. I would read the odd sun sign book, and my mum & Dad bought me a chart making kit in my late teens. I never bought any of the professional astrology books until I was about 21 yrs old and I bought Sue Tompkins aspects in astrology. After this book I started to get more hooked into the subject, I bought the progressions/transit book by Carol Rushamn and then backtracked through events in my life, house move, deaths, new jobs, times of depression etc. I realised there must be something in it and started to buy the odd astrology book. It was only aged 26 not long after I had my son that I bought a computer and went on the internet and really pursued my interest. I found other alien lifeforms out there who like astrology (joking). Astrology forums are such a blessing for us misfits. I have spent quite a bit of money on books from Amazon, computer software etc. I spent a couple of years reading a lot of material. Maybe after a few more years and lots more practice to perfect my skills . I may start a website and sell readings from there, but I would hate to take people's money unless I knew I was skilled enough to give a reading professionally, it's an idea for now but I may get sidetracked or lose interest. Who knows. For about 3 years now I have been into astrology quite intensley, part of me wants to have a break from it, but I keep telling myself to push it some more, keep improving and get better. But anyway this is how I have dabbled into astrology and now it has it's evil clutches on me and won't let me go.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Unread 12-22-2008, 04:08 PM
Aquascorp139 Aquascorp139 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Re: How did you get into astrology?

My interest was slowly perked by a cunning little Scorpio. She would make little quips about "you're such an Aquarius", etc. I took no stock in the whole thing, at first. But before you know it, my Gemini moon kicked in (I am also Scorpio rising), and I was consumed with figuring it out. And wow, just wow. My Scorpio friend (Virgo rising / Virgo moon) somewhat reluctantly gave me more information, but now I've gone further into it than she ever has.

My biggest kick is helping people through astrology. I positively feel the need to figure people out, with that Gemini moon. I want to help society as a whole and I am very good at "reading people", as an Aquarius... and I'm also good at poking, prodding, and ever-so-gently pushing someone to better themselves. That's pretty much what I do - it's what I've done my whole life, I just never knew why.

My cousin is Scorpio rising, Aquarius sun, and Libra moon. She's not as driven about this as I am, but she too is interested. She has problems making up her mind about it, though haha. But yes, she is half the reason I started to believe there was something to all of this. She's like my clone - and we didn't grow up around one another. And the few differences we have, are called out in our birth charts. Simply amazing.

But yeah, I won't let my chatty side overwhelm you guys quite yet. This is my first thread, so I'll also use this time to say hello to you all. =)
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Unread 12-22-2008, 09:44 PM
hermetic's Avatar
hermetic hermetic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 859
Re: How did you get into astrology?

first time - year 2000 when I was 17 years old.
Neptune was transiting my natal Moon and it was a time of deep spiritual happenings for me.
The story how it actually started is the most interesting and now I strongly believe this was not a random thing, I still remember that day.
I accidentally(?) stumbled upon an astrology site(I think now it was astro.com), entered my birth data and got my chart drawing there. Before this, I only knew my sun sign and ascendant, so this chart graphics meant nothing to me, glyphs of signs and planets, and also aspects had no meaning. I knew the popular Moon, Venus and Mars glyphs. I find it strange now how stubborn I was to find out what it all meant.
I stared at my chart for hours and it kind of started to make sense. I noticed that the same distance between planets was marked the same, how every fourth sign had the same coloring, assumed A, F, E, W stood for elements, I noticed red lines and blue lines, and soon started reading about explanation of this all.
I became very obsessed with astrology after this, even tho I knew not so much about it, so I kind of distanced myself from it from 2002-2007. I felt I was going nowhere, had the urge to see it all and know it all, but astrology seemed so huge and complex(still is), except now I approached it more patiently, I am relaxed about it, in no rush to get anywhere or to get answers, I simply feel it nicely compliments some spiritual knowlegde I have about this world.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Unread 02-13-2009, 03:10 AM
Rjewell Rjewell is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 13
Re: How did you get into astrology?

LOL! Nightsky...I enjoyed your description but I would have to say that my getting interested in Astrology was less like your experience...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Sky
Astrology seeped its way into my brain like a etheric fog or substance in the air which permeated my open sensibilities and subterfuged with my logical course of reasoning. And that's how I got into it.
...and more like a bolt of energy and "inner-lightning"! It was summer of 2005 T-Uranus conjunct my N-Sun, with T-Mars entering Aries...in my 12th. I 've always been a science-minded-empirically-driven skeptic but until then I'd only heard of the Zodiac and Astrology in superficial ways like in the daily NP. I had a friend who had this Astrology book that asked for DOB, TOB, and place of birth. I was amazed by the apparent accuracy of the more detailed descriptions. It felt like a bolt of lightning in my mind. (Natal Mercury in Aquarius)
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Unread 03-17-2009, 06:38 AM
piscesascendant piscesascendant is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 452
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I got started in astrology in 1993 when a friend of my mother encouraged her to have me go to a professional to have my chart done. Neither my mother nor her friend ever fit the stereotype of someone who was "new age", which made it all the more appealing. I spent about 2 hours with the astrologer and found it to be extremely fascinating and educational. About four or five years went by and I got back into it and I've stuck with it ever since.

I've never taken a formal class on astrology, and as of right now don't plan to (though I am not opposed to it). I prefer to read up on it and study it at my own pace and leisure. Plus, I have to admit, I find the discussions and feedback on these threads more informational and fascinating than sticking to one professional teacher. Plus, that potential teacher's personality and mine might conflict, so why waste money on that. These threads and the great people on here? Priceless. Also... and I'm not sure whether this will get deleted or not, but I run an online T-shirt shop that I am designing "astrology merchandise", and I'm hoping to make contacts with some people who are interested toward becoming an affiliate of mine through Commission Junction (www.cj.com).

Don't worry, all of the previous bit was not a build up just for the ad. That ad bit only came to me two seconds before I typed it.

Honestly, I've been struck by how accurate and insightful astrology is and the incredible potential it has to help us examine ourselves and others and better ourselves every day. God that was corny, lol!

Take care!
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Unread 03-29-2009, 12:36 PM
karnog karnog is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10
Re: How did you get into astrology?

Mum and Dad are great believers of astrology. I'm a bit sceptical but can't help but notice the accuracy when i come across a good astrologer.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Unread 03-30-2009, 10:33 PM
daken daken is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brazil
Posts: 13
Re: How did you get into astrology?

I began reading about simply horoscope.

After I pursuit look for something more deep.

I did online astral charts and this kind of stuff..

Now i'm trying to know more, about astrology!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005-2018, AstrologyWeekly.com. Boards' structure and all posts are property of AstrologyWeekly.com and their respective creators. No part of the messages sent on these boards may be copied without their owners' explicit consent.