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    Current Planets
    5-Sep-2015, 10:18 UT/GMT
    Sun12Virgo32'49"6n51
    Moon12Gemini45'15"17n21
    Mercury9Libra32'55"6s08
    Venus14Leo24'19"r9n41
    Mars17Leo35'59"16n40
    Jupiter5Virgo25' 3"10n21
    Saturn29Scorpio12'48"18s11
    Uranus19Aries51'35"r7n09
    Neptune8Pisces17'17"r9s13
    Pluto13Capricorn4'19"r20s57
    TrueNode1Libra9'11"r0n28
    Chiron19Pisces31'46"r0n15
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Frequently asked questions

Understanding Astrology > General

  1. What 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 ...


    Astrology cannot

    • 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 ...

  2. Why 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.

  3. 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 chosen.

 

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