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My website about the astrology based on the Zodiac sign (sun sign).
My twelve websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their traits.
What astrology predicts about the year 2016 for your Zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.
Check what's your sun sign, and the exact grade within that sign.
Find out what Zodiac sign you are most like.
What astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.
Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
BOOKS BY STEFAN STENUDD
This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Fiction. A brunch conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The Complete Horoscope.
Components of the Horoscope Chart in Classical Astrology
A celestial geocentric diagram
at a certain time, from a certain location,
is the horoscope.
The foremost tool of astrology is the horoscope, a chart of planetary and other celestial positions at a certain time, as seen from a certain place. Where there is a time and a place, a complete horoscope chart can be made.
There are four components of a horoscope:
Western astrology is clear on the number of Zodiac signs and Houses, but astrologers differ on how many planets and aspects to include in the horoscope. Still, there is consensus on which are the most important ones.
GeocentricIn the complete horoscope chart, the above components are marked at their respective positions, as seen at the time and place of the horoscope in question. The perspective is geocentric, ie. as seen from earth - although the planetary movements are heliocentric, around the sun. What matters in astrology is how the sky looks from our viewpoint.
ChartsThere are many ways to design a chart. In Greece and in Europe, up until recent times, the most common way of drawing the horoscope chart was the so called envelope design, where each triangle of the figure represented an astrological House. See the horoscope of Martin Luther below.
Horoscope in envelope design of Martin Luther (1483-1546).
For more about the envelope horoscope design, go here:
Nowadays, the circular horoscope chart is used by most astrologers. In it, the outer circle marks the Zodiac, where each of the twelve Zodiac signs is 30° of the total 360° circle. They are placed in a counter-clock order. Inside of that circle, the positions of the planets are marked. Also, there is the twelve part division of the astrological Houses. The aspects between planets are marked with straight lines between them (in this case the lines of the innermost circle).
Here is a modern style circular horoscope chart:
Circular horoscope chart.
ReadingIn astrology, the components above are interpreted in a combined way. A planet, its Zodiac sign, House and aspects - it's all brought together in the search for the specific meaning in the horoscope. That is not an easy task, and astrologers may come to different conclusions - although they agree on most of the basics.
For more about the basics on the astrological components, see the links below.