Wheel

From danfromnam - Tro Bro Leon. Gravel section road race and a prize pig. I wouldn’t shut up about the pig so the organisers decided to present me with this little beaut. Best race ever. Wanted to do it ever since @tomsoutham first raved about it years ago - every amazing thing you told me about this race was true, except it was even better in real life! http://ift.tt/1E3lSzu
Vive le Vélo

Astrological Wheel, or Mandala, is a map of the space surrounding us at the time of our birth. The wheel is divided into twelve sections called houses - six houses in the sky above, six beneath the Earth below. These houses are numbered counterclockwise, starting with the 1st house and the direction east. Planets in the heavens are placed on the chart wheel in the houses that correspond to where they actually are in the sky. Of the 12 houses, astrologers find the four most important are the one directly above our heads (10th), the one under our feet (4th), the one on the left and to the east (1st), and the one on the right and to the west (7th). These four are called angular, because they mark the corners of the chart: south, north, east, and west.

In the chart wheel, the planets are placed in their zodiac positions. The zodiac stretches in a circle through all 360 degrees of the surrounding sky, and this circle is divided into sections of 30 degrees - the familiar 12 signs. Planet positions are measured within signs by degrees, minutes, and seconds of circular arc.

The wheel is also seen as two hemispheres - a top and a bottom. The upper part of the chart (houses 7-12) represents that part of the sky that was overhead and above the horizon at the time of our birth. It has to do with the world of thoughts, ideas, ideals, and planning. The lower hemisphere (houses 1-6) marks that part of the heavens that we have under us - and cannot see - below the horizon and on the other side of the Earth from us. It has to do with experiences, embodiments, incarnation, and so forth. In other word, the sky above and the Earth below.