This is a collection of information that is fundamental to learn any form of Astrology. I am sharing this information here to help all my students (past, present & future) who are serious about seeking and learning Astrology for their life, so they can refresh their memory at any time.
I teach these fundamentals to all students to begin to know Indian/Eastern/Vedic Zodiac Sidereal Astrology and European/Traditional/Greek/Western/Tropical Astrology. They both share some BASIC teachings in common such as: The Signs, The Planets, and the Houses which are fundamental to all Astrology.
The Zodiac Sidereal and the Tropical were at the same sign point as each other, some 2000 years ago. Today, they have a separation of 24 degrees in between each Sign, growing 72 degrees each year. The effect of the "SIGNS" can be a positive or negative in action, what done or causes the action and reaction in each sign. The signs are "in relation" to the ELEMENTS of Fire, Earth, Air & Water on that action. For example: Aries is Positive, Cardinal Fire, therefore; what makes the origin of that movement.
They can be Cardinal, Fixed or Double Signification. The CARDINAL is the most important in showing what the action is that is occurring. The FIX doesn't want to move and are in that moment stagnant or appear/feel stagnant. The Double is interesting in that they have two/2 different significations inside with different possibilities or even combinations of effect. This is what the Old Astrology says.
With the time and discussions between astrologers...... this information change..... this Astrology is very old, more than 5000 years ago where the change in relation with values or philosophy of the practicing astrologer occurred. Some stayed with the Fix Zodiac and others followed the movement of the Earth and went to the Tropical Zodiac. This was the time of the division into two branches of techniques with some specific differences between the two schools.
The PLANETS are the ONLY players in the chart because is the only thing that is moving. They express the Power. So the Power or Weakness of the Planets and their Hierarchy are important in the way they act in the Chart and in our Life. The action and effect is in relation with each culture & mythology and position; including position in relation to what is currently around them, leaving them or approaching.
The Greek or Indian Astrology have similar mythology for similar planets. The influence in the chart is the same. For example; Mars is always the energy, war, and activity. Jupiter is a magnifying glass to expand or increase what it touches. Saturn brings restriction, rules and can hold things back or delay.
In Astrology, the Strength or Weakness of a Planet is in relation with the Position in the Sign. This is what gives the hierarchy of the moment. The Planet in a Sign that is the Ruler or Exalted/a position of powerful or successful influential effect or if in a Sign that is in Fall a position of weak or less desirable effect. Indian/Vedic Astrology has another Hierarchy that is not in European - the Moolatrikona.
What are the Houses to us? The houses are the divisions of parts of our life. Same type of divisions as you experience in School, home, work etc. The Planets are always the same. The Planets behave different in relation to where they are. So I am the same but my personality changes in relation where I am, to the house/home I am in. Am I in my house where I am in power or in the house of a friend, i am free to do whatever i want. If I am in class, in church or at work i need to behive in relation with the Social Conventions, Moral conduct, etc, In the school the Teacher is the Boss and so on. In General; the "HOUSES" follow the Signification of the Natural SIGNS. For example; the 6th House is similar to the Sign of Virgo and the 10th house is the natural Capricorn.
When an astrologer receives the Birth Data, first, we need to use lot of Mathematics to do the chart. When i learn Astrology this calculations were by hand, we are lucky today to have this programs that give the calculation done. Once we have the chart, we need to put together the 3 significations (Zodiac, planets and houses.....which takes some time) to do an accurate interpretation of the facts. This is the reason Astrology is a Science -(Maths) and an Art.
The HOUSES also get the effect of the Active Energy & the power or effect from where we are coming from or where we are going to. The transition from House to House and the effect of the Sign of the Moment, as well as the effect from the Planets inside the sign & inside the house. What is the most important... when a planets move and change house.... change RULER. Once the astrologer looks at the Natal chart, and put it on top of the position the "Transiting" Planets this tell us where this planets are at the moment of the Session.
This is the preparation work of the astrologer BEFORE the consultation. This is what is the most important moment. We are looking to the consequences of that active energy of the moment from the Planets & Signs on the Houses and how it affects Us for Now and in the Future, in each area of our Being, so we can make EMPOWERED Choices & Changes accordingly to improve the path & the life.
One other significant difference is the Representation on the Paper. How the Chart is displayed or worked out in the two schools of astrology. For example; In VEDIC/Eastern you take the SQUARE (with square lines for houses or in diagonal) What is very interesting is that Square was was the same presentation in Medieval European Astrology method and was changed in Western Astrology has laid it out in a CIRCLE Chart only the last 300 years.
Enjoy & Explore - Norah Zodiac, Planets, Houses information (Basic)