Western astrology mostly uses the tropical zodiac, in which 0° Aries is fixed at the vernal point. The vernal point is the point where the Sun is located at the spring equinox. By contrast, sidereal astrology uses a sidereal zodiac whose initial point is defined relative to the fixed stars. Sidereal astrologers unfortunately disagree about where exactly in the sky the initial point of the sidereal zodiac should be assumed...
short online introduction can help make you familiar with most of the astrological
techniques and give you a basic understanding of how it's all done. Topics: The Planets, Elements, the Signs, the House System,
Houses and Aspects.
This introduction into the basic ideas of astrology
is taken from the children's book "Looking at Astrology" by Liz Greene. Although
once written for children, the text is very interesting for everyone who wants
to take first steps in astrology.