WHAT IS ASTROLOGY?

Astrology is the mathematical study of planetary motion and it’s correspondences on Earth.

BEYOND THE SURFACE…

It is the core of calendar making and all methods of telling time.

12 MONTHS = 1 YEAR

12 SIGNS = 1 CYCLE

12 HOURS AM AND PM = 1 DAY

Dating as far back as 2500 B.C., humanity has looked to the sky for knowledge of time
and environmental conditions based on cosmic patterns.

WHEN THE SUN RISES AROUND 6AM
IT’S SPRING TIME

WHEN THE SUN RISES AROUND 5AM
IT’S SUMMER TIME

WHEN THE SUN RISES AROUND 7AM
IT’S WINTER TIME

These patterns derive from what is seen or felt when celestial objects move to specific locations in the sky.

Seasonal changes due to the position of the Sun, as seen from Earth, is the most recognizable astrological pattern.

Astrologers measure these patterns in a graph called a Horoscope.

ōra = “TIME”
scopos = “MARKER”

A horoscope visualizes the sky as if the observer is facing due south.

A Horoscope is used to measure the linear and cyclical patterns of a planet’s cycle.

EVENTS

It records
highs and lows

THEMES

…repeating patterns

TIMING

and length of phases.

Phases come from dividing the 360º cycle.
These divisions are called harmonics.

2ND HARMONIC

180º PHASES

4TH HARMONIC

90º PHASES

12TH HARMONIC

30º PHASES

The 12 signs of the Zodiac (the 12th harmonic) are the most common phases we use to visualize planetary cycles and what it represents on Earth.

However, there is more than one way to visualize a cycle…

QUADRANTS

DECANS

AND MORE…

and there is more than one celestial object to visualize.

SUN CYCLE

VENUS CYCLE

AND MORE…

Just as Meteorologists analyze patterns in the atmosphere to predict the weather, Astrologers analyze patterns of celestial objects to predict the timing and nature of events.

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