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23 Things You Didn’t Know About Astrology

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1. You have more than one sign.

2. Your moon sign is the sign that speaks to your emotions.

3. Your rising, or ascendant, sign represents identity, the first impression you make on others, and your outer personality.

4. Your sun sign is what motivates you from the heart and deep within.

5. Generally speaking, the compatibility of signs with one another is influenced by the elements of nature: fire, earth, air, and water.

6. Born in between signs? You might be a cusp.

7. The degrees of a sign don’t mean what you think it does.

8. Signs don’t influence your physical appearance - but they can describe it.

9. Mercury retrograde can actually be good!

10. Mercury retrograde does not actually mean the planets move back.

11. Mercury is not the only planet to have retrograde periods.

12. No, mercury retrograde is not going to ruin your life.

13. During the Reagan Administration, there was a White House astrologist.

14. If you really want an accurate reading of your birth chart, you should know your birthplace and time of birth.

15. Catholic popes used to believe in astrology.

16. According to Marchesella, everyone has some degree of all 12 signs, all the planets, and all the 12 houses of the horoscope in operation.

17. Shakespeare is known to have created some of his characters around their astrological signs.

18. British Intelligence Agency MI5 hired astrologist Louis de Wohl during WWII as a mouthpiece for wartime propaganda.

19. In Japan, people treat blood types like horoscopes and believe that personality types are tied to blood type.

20. Gerolamo Cardano, an Italian mathematician whose research lead to the invention of the combination lock, was imprisoned in 1570 for casting the horoscope of Jesus Christ.

21. The most common astrological sign in the U.S. is Scorpio (9.6 percent of U.S. population), and the least common sign is Aquarius (6.3 percent).

22. Benjamin Franklin was an astrology enthusiast.

23. Some people believe there are 12 people on a jury because of the 12 astrological houses.

The Signs as Beautiful Things in the Universe
  • Aries: Two galaxies colliding together, the arms of them tangling up creating a cascade of stars in a bright disarray
  • Taurus: Stardust compressing together to form a new star after years of its clouds making forms you can only hope to identify as shapes
  • Gemini: A light hole and a black hole next to each other, eating and creating spacetime all at once until you cannot tell what is destruction and what is creation anymore
  • Cancer: A solar flare that launches beyond its star system, the threads of an alien sun tangling outer planets as it dances throughout the universe
  • Leo: A storm on a planet with such a radically different atmosphere, that the rain is shaded rainbow and the clouds eternally colored sunset, this hurricane having lasted for over a thousand years
  • Virgo: Sitting atop a rogue planet which does not have a solar system to call home, watching the most perfect view of the stars that has ever been before it finally reaches a star, experiencing the first sunrise in this planet's three-billion year history
  • Libra: Sitting atop a moon that orbits a planet made of diamond, so when the sun lines up, it shines brighter than even galaxies
  • Scorpio: The planets of a system with over a thousand satellites align, seeing one of the few pieces of perfect symmetry in the universe
  • Sagittarius: Sitting on a planet where the rain is made of glass, the gravity being light enough so it won't hurt you when it lands, the sunset reflecting off each of the slow-falling pieces into a cascade of colors
  • Capricorn: Planets that orbit a black hole perfectly, moving slower than the rest of the universe but also meaning they last longer, allowing them to flourish for near eternity
  • Aquarius: Watching a meteor that's been travelling for eons so large it picks up smaller satellites along the way, travelling in an endless vortex across a thousand alien night skies
  • Pisces: The center of a point in the universe where colors unimaginable surround you, the stars highlighting cosmic dust that makes you feel like you're not watching clouds, but celestial titans with no form
childhood behaviors (4th House - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars)

Sun in the 4th House indicates that you were possibly the golden child in the family, the child who got lots of attention and you relished the spotlight, always shining brightly and making others smile with your charisma. Alternatively, this individual may have felt like they were never able to have much privacy because of the amount of attention that was focused on them throughout childhood, and could have felt pressured to constantly emanate radiance. But they were effortlessly regal nevertheless.

Moon in the 4th House indicates that you were the emotional child but also a motherly figure towards your siblings or your family members, perhaps you looked out for your siblings often and took care of them sometimes, you felt it was your responsibility to offer nurturing and gentle affection. You could have been protective over your loved ones and may have been told that you’re too sensitive, or to stop crying, to “get over” things, but even the tiniest things affected you.

Mercury in the 4th House indicates that you were maybe the intelligent child, possibly having tremendous success in all academic areas during school, told that you were a brainiac and that you were destined for great things. You could have been a smart alec and learned stuff quickly, one step ahead of the rest. You may have developed advanced linguistic abilities from an early age; perhaps you began speaking at a faster rate than most other children.

Venus in the 4th House indicates that you could have been the artistic, cute child in the family. The individual probably dressed up in nice clothes according to the current fashion trends, and developed acute social awareness at a young age. They may have been outgoing and amiable, hosting sleepovers or inviting many friends over for pool parties or stuff of that nature. It’s also likely that this individual was interested in the arts and may have been blessed with abilities pertaining to music/painting/drawing/et cetera.

Mars in the 4th House indicates that you were probably a bundle of restless energy, getting into trouble and wreaking havoc in your home, but being unable to sit still most of the time. It is likely that you were often described as being troublesome in school and you may have caused interruptions during class. The individual was maybe fond of spending their leisure in the outdoors, doing athletic activities, and even ignoring authority. This child probably enjoyed pushing people’s buttons.

While the skies dim, try and find these Norton Critical Edition constellations high in the sky! 

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anonymous asked:

Why is the 7th & 12th house considered to be shadow houses? I understand the 12th house, but the 7th house being called that confuses me. And could you list the outer & inner planets? Please & thank you so much for all you do Alexis

Personally for me, I actually consider the 7th, 8th, and 12th House to be shadow Houses and I’ll be glad to explain why. I do want to define what I consider a “shadow House.” I’ll also put the inner/outer planets in the tags.

Shadow House - A house where the sense of self is covered or hidden somehow in some way.

For the 7th House, the sense of self is hidden in other people through one on one interactions. Any planets in the 7th House are hidden because you rely on other people to express those planets for you. This is done by projection. If you have your Sun in the 7th House for example, it can be difficult for you to pinpoint yourself with confidence unless you talk to someone about it. You find yourself through the words and interactions you have with other people.

For the 8th House, the sense of self is hidden by you consciously with a sense of guilt. Any planets in the 8th House are often hidden with the fear that the expression of that planet is inappropriate. If you have your Sun in the 8th House for example, it can be difficult for you to show your true self to people you don’t feel safe with, because you feel like your true self is inappropriate to show. With that in mind, you’d only show your true self to people to you intimately trust.

For the 12th House, the sense of self is hidden by you subconsciously initially with a lack of awareness, and later, with awareness if you delve into your 12th House. Any planets that are in the 12th House are hidden in the subconscious because it can either be a planet you’re subconsciously uncomfortable with or because it is a hidden talent that can only be utilized by bringing it out consciously. If you have your Sun in the 12th House for example, it can difficult for you to show your true self to other people because… you may not even know yourself. Your sense is self is hidden in your subconscious, so it can come out without you being aware of it.