I’ve always been interested in astrology and divination- mostly because the cosmos is full of so much wonder that we as humans will never understand. It’s real magic that always exists. I also like astrology because it’s a combination of art, psychology and science. I’m not necessarily a die-hard believer of these ideas, but certain parallels do seem significant, or at the very least, amusing. It’s organization within nature, which is enticing even if not certain. And I do feel that we are all a part of a rhythm- an ebb and flow.
The website Chaos Astrology offers free personalized birth charts! I definitely recommend exploring your own. These charts encompass your own distinct connection to the astrological realm, and all the tools that can be offered within these resources.
Here are some notable points from my own natal chart:
August 7 1984 01:35 AM
Long Island, New York
- 4 GMT
073° 00′ W 40° 50′ N
Tropical Zodiac – Placidus Houses
Sun in Leo
You are outgoing, overflowing, and very generous. Always the leader, if not the center of any group, you seldom fail to exhibit strong emotions. You are proud of yourself and of your accomplishments. Confident, you are warm of heart, gregarious, outspoken, and independent. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and others enjoy your company, especially when it comes to parties and social functions. It is your style to be a bit dramatic, perhaps even flamboyant, colourful and flashy. You contain a vital exuberance and warmth that springs forth naturally. This is the sign of personal sovereignty, of making a self-image and building self-esteem, so it is important to enhance your life through originality, creative efforts and flair. There should be a constant reaching upward to greater perfection. Sun in Leo is the ‘blaze of consciousness’, the force of personality, pride and fearless becoming – that which is done for its own sake, playfully and with pleasure. Leo energy is expressive, vital and exuberant. Often very artistic, and always theatrical and dramatic, this is the sign of creativity and the arts. Warm and big-hearted, Leo lives in full appreciation and celebration of the finer elements of life, bringing a dynamism and enthusiasm to everything it touches.
Moon in Sagittarius
Enterprising, you can even be happy in austere settings, for you have an innate awareness of future possibilities and prospects. Religion, truth and the world of philosophy are of great interest to you. Your knack for understanding opinions, ideologies and how we form them makes you good at politics too. The Sagittarian Moon tends to be more committed to ideas – regardless of the emotional costs – than they are to people. You bring a sense of honesty to any group, are freedom-loving, independent, and at times even a trifle remote. You are not bound by your emotions and are thus not much of a domestic person, prefering to align your life activities with something bigger.
Mercury in Virgo
You have a fine mind and a great appetite for detail. You appreciate minute differences and distinctions and take a very surgical approach to your operations. A craftsman with an innate critical sense, you are always full of suggestions on how to facilitate and implement. Your careful, practical mind wants to salvage every last thing. You possess a love for detail and trivia, are quick-minded, and competent. Opening the doors of the mind, for yourself and others, is your speciality.
Venus in Leo
Big heart, big love, you are seldom petty. Given to grand gestures and dramatic scenes, you love freedom and greatness of feeling in your relationships. You can be generous to a fault. Work with chidren or the up-and-coming are high on your list of priorities. Fervently loyal, you are courageous and demonstrative. Endeavors which boost your creativity will appeal.
Mars in Scorpio
You possess a powerful, persistent drive and are a hard, steady worker. Others may find you deep, with a sense of mission and mystery. You are willing to do work others would not go near, quietly bending things to your will, having it your own way. You have strong sexual energy too, and enjoy getting down to the nitty-gritty.
Jupiter in Capricorn
The perfect manager, conservative and professional in all things, your career is all-important. You are always practical, capable, competent and quick to get the outline or skeleton of a project to see how things work. You should welcome opportunities for discipline, because luck comes to you through self-control and through having a keen sense of purpose.
Saturn in Scorpio
You are very aware of vulnerabilities, in yourself and others. You also have a natural ability to see into the hidden depths; that which underlies and informs the materal world around us. Keeping secrets is easy for you and you may often find yourself in the position of trusted confidant. You may attempt to deny your own passions, but you need to accept instincts, attachments and all froms of pure experience as part of your unique process of individualization.
Uranus in Sagittarius
You have new philosophical ideas for the future, and new approaches to travel and exploration of all kinds. Long journeys interest you. You may startle others with your direct conversations, always getting right to the nitty-gritty. You enjoy being alone, free and on the move. The original optimist.
Neptune in Sagittarius
Idealism is an innate talent, and you are in love with grand gestures and long thoughts. Religion, politics and philosophy are natural interest. The world traveler, you enjoy fair, just, frank and broad-minded persons. You are gregarious and sports-minded. You dare to dream big. You like new philosophies and long novels.
Pluto in Libra
Change and inner growth tend to come through relationships, both friends and lovers. Marriage or union (yoga) will be very intense and not at all superficial. You get to the heart of a relationship each and every time.
Gemini on the 1st House Cusp (rising sign)
Gemini is concerned with connections, communication and logic — voice, thoughts, writing, and rational mental processes in general. It is also concerned with making comparisons, ‘twins’ and duplications of all kinds. Gemini is the communicator, the gossip of the zodiac, the collector of trivia. Gemini energy is unattached, independent, very inquisitive and changable.
For astro trinkets and treasures, one of my favorite online shops 13 Moons offers a catalogue of all that is magickal and celestial. They’re a really great company ran by a lovely Pagan family- not just another new age store! They have everything from talismans to cauldrons to tarot decks to tapestries (and far more).
Oh my god, I made a detailed post about astrology. I’ve been in LA for too long! ;)