Astrology has been around for many thousands of years, but never has it been as popular and respected as it is today. Why? Because astrology works, and when people read something as simple as their daily, weekly or monthly horoscope, they sense the resonance there is between their zodiac sign and their character.
But of course astrology is far more complex than just the 12 star signs. The idea behind astrology is that the smallest thing in the universe is subject to the same forces as the largest thing, and events in one field are reflected by events in another, as described by the old adage “As above, so below”. Nobody knows why this is the case, and there is no known force in the universe that has been proven to have this effect. Yet people relate to their horoscopes and sense their close affinity with the cosmos.
Western astrology is based on planetary movement in our solar system, and not so much on the stars outside the solar system. The 12 star signs are more accurately called sun signs, as they reflect the Earth’s orbit around the sun which is registered on Earth by the four seasons, and specifically by the spring and autumn equinox and the summer and winter solstices. These four points represent the start of the four signs: Aries and Libra, and Cancer and Capricorn respectively. The intermediate signs – Taurus/Gemini, Leo/Virgo, Scorpio/Sagittarius and Aquarius/Pisces are then inserted at 30 degree intervals. When making predictions or character analyses, astrologers look at the movement of the planets through these 12 zodiac signs, and the relation of the planets to each other.
There are three factors that are important when understanding a horoscope: the 12 signs, the 10 planets (including the sun and moon) and the 12 houses. The astrological houses are determined by the time and place of birth, which are necessary for an accurate chart reading. There are therefore about 1500 simple astrological combinations, but when aspects, transits and progressions are taken into account, there are tens of thousands. And when horoscope compatibility between two people is factored in, the amount of influences increases exponentially.
On AstroWOW we do our best to provide accurate and professional horoscopes, and you can easily register and immediately view your personal horoscope. This horoscope wheel is completely unique to you, and is in truth a map of the solar system and our planet’s relationship to it at the moment of birth. This birth chart is as unique as a fingerprint, and a lot easier to read… if you are an astrologer.
AstroWOW provides free daily, weekly, monthly and yearly horoscopes to everyone who visits the site. These horoscopes are written by really skilled astrologers, who take into account every planetary movement for every sign each day. However – if you register – we will calculate your exact horoscope, and we can describe what is happening in your life with a completely new degree of accuracy. We take into account transits, progressions and many different planetary cycles and provide these free to our members.
Here at AstroWOW you can also learn about astrology and compatibility and our Astrology for Lovers reports will actually compare your birth horoscope with a partner’s and give advice about how to work on your horoscope compatibility. We also provide a birth horoscope report, a 3-month daily report, and a fabulous astrology reading for the year ahead: the Essential Year Ahead.