Here is a feature by Danielle of Psychic Waters about astrology.
The signs of the Zodiac, or your “Star Signs” as they’re colloquially known, are organised by four distinct groups, each relating to an elemental factor:
The Fire Signs: Aries, Sagittarius and Leo
The Air Signs: Libra, Aquarius and Gemini
The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
The Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo
Each of these four elements is found inside all of our psyche and character, with each being typical of certain energies and traits we all possess.
The Fire: Represents our life and energy, rooted in the Sun itself, it is our primal and instinctive drive. It is our core energy force and where physical desire comes from.
The Air: Represents our mental energy and our objective thinking abilities. It promotes our communication, ideas and flexibility in thinking. It can cause us to be full of ideas, but sometimes prone to overthinking instead of doing.
The Water: Is our emotional energy and the ability to be fluid in response. To be able to adapt and respond to situations and events. But is what causes us to be unpredictable and led by emotion.
The Earth: Is stableness, reliability and practicality. It’s where our caring, patient, providing nature comes from - just how the Earth itself has done all this for us.
How each Zodiac sign is allocated to a particular elemental group is based on Earth’s yearly orbit around the sun and where exactly the planets are aligned at the time of birth.
This suggests certain tendencies towards a particular element, due to the alignment of the universe.
Here’s how the signs are sorted in relation to the Gregorian calendar, but, remember, the Zodiac transcends a human creation like a calendar as it is based on the movement of the planets around the sun:
January 20 - February 18 Aquarius
February 19 - March 20 Pisces
March 21 - April 19 Aries
April 20 - May 20 Taurus
May 21 - June 20 Gemini
June 21 - July 22 Cancer
July 23 - August 22 Leo
August 23 - September 22 Virgo
September 23 - October 22 Libra
October 23 - November 21 Scorpio
November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius
December 22 - January 19 Capricorn
How to Calculate Horoscopes
You need the date of birth, the alignment and location of the Sun and its orbiting planets, the path they are on and strong mathematical skills to read the astrological charts which provide this information.
This is then compared to the equivalent information for how the universe is arranged today, this month, this year and further into the future.
Computers can now help with creating the data. You can input date and time information into complex algorithms which work out key astrological information for you. But you need to be able to interpret what the data means and what trends it suggests, in order to form an accurate horoscope.
Calculating horoscopes is far from being “airy fairy” or “wishy washy”, as my grandad used to say. There is some judgement needed in terms of interpreting how influential certain factors are going to be, but analysing hard data and trends is what drives horoscope creation.
For the avoidance of doubt - and the daily press is largely to blame for this - calculating horoscopes is not about predicting what will happen to you today, what the winning lottery numbers will be, and so on; it’s about learning how the universe order influences you, your life and what happens.
For example, someone with strong Fire energies might respond completely differently to a situation compared to an Air sign thinker. And, remember, we need the world to have people with both responses. So use your horoscopes to learn more about yourself, your habits and how people inherently behave.
If you are interested in finding out more about your horoscope or the process generally, check out our website: www.psychicwaters.com
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