Most people know their zodiac sign. Although some people are really a ‘typical’ example of their zodiac sign, not everyone can identify with it well. This is because there is a lot more to your birth chart than just your sun sign!
Astrology has a long and rich history, and has developed in different ways in many cultures. In the West this has led to the system and the 12 signs we know today. Astrology used to be used more often for predictions, but now it is mainly used to better understand our personality. This is called psychological astrology or astropsychology and is a modern direction in Western astrology.
The position of the sun, moon and planets at the moment of your birth, as seen from your place of birth, is written down in a horoscope drawing. This is called your birth chart. Each planet tells you about a certain part of your psyche; for example, the sun stands for your ego, and the moon for your inner emotions. Each planet is in a sign, a ‘house’ (a certain place in the horoscope), and makes aspects with other planets or points of your horoscope. A birth chart is therefore very complex!
In order to really give an accurate interpretation of your birth chart, for example when forming your 2021 horoscope, it is important to include the entire chart. Nothing is separate from each other, and there are many things in your horoscope that can reinforce or contradict each other. However, there are a number of important points in your horoscope that can be very telling in themselves, and can provide answers to specific questions! Some of these points are described below: