When we draw horoscope for your exact time of birth and insert all the planets for that moment in the chart, we begin the process of studying the transit or movements of those planets and their cycles around the Sun. The cycles of each of the different planets represent different aspects of your life. These different aspects are governed by what is known as houses of the Zodiac. Each of the planets cycles around the 360° celestial equators moving through each of these departments at different speeds and at different times. By knowing when those cycles are likely to commence or culminate and also when they are likely to coincide or interfere with other planetary cycles gives you a tremendous advantage in planning your life either in preparing for the worst or getting ready to enjoy the best.
Each of the planets has its own unique qualities and depending on the placement of that planet in your horoscope it will determine the general flavour of what can be expected. But it is only through the transits and the activation of certain sensitive points in your horoscope that you can understand clearly when events may happen. That is the primary use of astrology in helping you live your life in a more balanced and productive way by knowing beforehand what is going to happen. More importantly than what is going to happen, is to understand how you will react to what will happen and this is an even more important component of astrology bringing home the point that destiny is not so much about the events that happen but about how you handle those events.
The ancient Greek language is the basis for the word “horoscope” and it means “watcher of the hour”. It was first used by the ancient astrologers of Greece. The horoscope is an integral part of the process of interpretation and understanding of astrology and is essentially a map of the heavens at the time of birth. It astrology is not only limited to an event called birth but can also be extended to questions for the moment, an inauguration of political leaders, the time that a significant geological or life event occurs in many other instances as well. The horoscope will reveal clearly the quality of that moment for any determination.
Astrologers have purposely studied what they believe to be the meanings of the planets, the zodiac signs, and other astrological data. This has occurred over thousands of years and so the preparation of the horoscope follows precise scientific rules using such things as an ephemeris to plot the exact positions of the Moon, the Sun and other planets for any moment in time.
Along with this information, astrologers consider the present positions of planets (and the Sun and Moon), and how they interact with the sun signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc., in order to evaluate your horoscope. Since the moon changes signs every 2.5 days, its position is a key element in forecasting. Most daily Sun sign forecasts track the transit of the Moon and its quick motion around the horoscope to give predictions based on the interaction of this body with the other planets and sensitive points. The Moon exerts a physical effect on the tides and so astrologers reason why shouldn’t it also influence human beings who are predominantly water?
The inner planets are usually the faster-moving bodies including Mercury, Venus and also Mars and are used for predicting more personal events and experiences. Although the Sun doesn’t move per se, it apparently moves through the 12 signs of the zodiac, touching each one every 30 days or so. This is also useful in making daily forecasts based upon its aspects to other planets within the horoscope.
By careful planning, you can use the information provided by the interpretation of the planetary transits in your horoscope to schedule your daily, monthly and yearly activities. This usually daunting task of planning your busy life is now enhanced through astrology and made even simpler by an abundance of devices and applications such as yourself own. At astrology.com.au daily, monthly and yearly horoscopes for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac give you an insight into what your day, month or year may bring.