Free Astrology Course - Introduction

Astrology and astronomy are both thousands of years old. One of the earliest cycles that man paid attention to were the cycles of day and night, of the moon and sun wheeling around in the sky. Men navigated by the stars and gave names to the constellations. They gave meaning to each part of the cycle and to each part of the sky.

Astrologers divided each year up into twelve parts, and named each section after the constellation which was primary during that section of time. The Sun Sign for a person describes which quadrant the sun is found in during the person's birth. Each constellation, or sign, has a set of personality characteristics associated with it. Here is the chart of sun signs and dates.

Sun SignBirth Date
AriesMarch 21 - April 20
TaurusApril 21 - May 21
GeminiMay 22 - June 21
CancerJune 22 - July 22
LeoJuly 23 -August 21
VirgoAugust 22 - September 23
LibraSeptember 24 - October 23
ScorpioOctober 24 - November 22
SagittariusNovember 23 - December 22
CapricornDecember 23 - January 20
AquariusJanuary 21 - February 19
PiscesFebruary 20- March 20

In addition to the main sun sign, each person also has a moon sign and other planetary signs. These all indicate where the heavenly bodies were situated at the person's birth. These all influence the person's personalities in different ways.

With the stars, moons and planets wheeling through the sky, the chart changes every four minutes or so. So even twins are usually born with different charts. If two people are actually born within those same 4 minutes, they are called "astral twins".

HOMEWORK: Study each of the 12 signs and learn what the key characteristics of each is.

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