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can astrology do for me? What are its limits?
This is what astrology can offer you
- a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner, your child
- clues on your strengths and weaknesses, on challenges and chances
in your life ...
- a closer look at life cycles and topics which are relevant
at a certain point in your life ...
- make decisions for you ...
- tell you whether or not you should get married, are with the
right partner or will win the lottery ...
- know the environment you live or grew up in, the circumstances
of your life ...
- forecast events in the future ...
does Astrology use the time of birth instead of the time of conception?
Astrology is pragmatic, it uses what is available. Birth time
is an observable and well documented quantity - the government
records it in its birth registry offices. By nature, conception
happens in secrecy - making love in the dark under the bed covers,
and actual fertilization of the egg sometime up to 48 hours later
inside the woman's body.
A more "esoteric" explanation would be: The child "becomes"
a personality of his or her own with the first breath taken in
independently from the mother.
I was born on a day when the Sun changes signs. How do I know what
sign I am?
The Sun does not change signs at midnight on fixed days in your
time zone. It changes signs at totally uneven times, and the exact
date and time varies from sign to sign and from year to year.
The 'sun sign lists' published in newspaper horoscopes are just
approximate guidelines - you cannot rely on them if you are born
on a border day around a sign change. One needs to compute the Sun's
position for the particular date, time and location when you were
born. This is what we do.
The same variation happens with all sign changes. You can see the
current ingress of the sun into a new sign in the transit list of the Daily
Horoscope. The exact time is given for the reference place you have
can I get information about astrological terms?
Please, use the Astro Dictionary.