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    Current Planets
    27-Apr-2015, 12:09 UT/GMT
    Sun6Taurus55'25"13n49
    Moon23Leo35'23"10n04
    Mercury24Taurus27'55"20n53
    Venus18Gemini17'36"25n08
    Mars19Taurus35'11"17n47
    Jupiter13Leo8' 8"17n46
    Saturn3Sagittarius26'16"r18s42
    Uranus17Aries38' 2"6n21
    Neptune9Pisces15'28"8s48
    Pluto15Capricorn31'10"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra44' 5"3s51
    Chiron20Pisces7'21"0n12
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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The Horoscope

First steps in Astrology, by Liz Greene

Astrologers use a kind of chart or diagram called a horoscope to find out the very special relationship between a person and the Sun, Moon and planets. A horoscope is really a picture of exactly how the sky looked from the place where that particular person was born, at the time of day he or she was born, on the date and year of his or her birth. But instead of making an actual drawing of the sky showing the position of the Sun, Moon and planets at the time and place in question, astrologers use symbols which they place within the horoscope.

Look at the diagram of the Solar System for the astrological symbols of the Sun, Moon and planets:

sonne Sun jupiter Jupiter
merkur Mercury saturn Saturn
venus Venus neptune Neptune
earth Earth uranus Uranus
moon Moon pluto Pluto
mars Mars    

Here are the symbols which astrologers use for each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac:


widder Aries waage Libra
stier Taurus skorpion Scorpio
zwilinge Gemini schütze Sagittarius
krebs Cancer steinbock Capricorn
Leo wassermann Aquarius
jungfrau Virgo fische Pisces

This is what Brad Pitt's Horoscope looks like:

Horoskop of Brad Pitt


Looking at Astrology

This introduction into the basic ideas of astrology is taken from the children's book "Looking at Astrology" by Liz Greene. It was published by Coventure in 1977. Although once written for children, the text is very interesting for everyone who wants to take first steps in astrology.

Current Planets
27-Apr-2015, 12:09 UT/GMT
Sun6Taurus55'25"13n49
Moon23Leo35'23"10n04
Mercury24Taurus27'55"20n53
Venus18Gemini17'36"25n08
Mars19Taurus35'11"17n47
Jupiter13Leo8' 8"17n46
Saturn3Sagittarius26'16"r18s42
Uranus17Aries38' 2"6n21
Neptune9Pisces15'28"8s48
Pluto15Capricorn31'10"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra44' 5"3s51
Chiron20Pisces7'21"0n12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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