How this Horoscope Forecast is done using
This general weekly Horoscope Forecast is based on an astrological technique called "the Solar Chart". Because the actual date and time and place of birth for a particular person is not known, certain assumptions have been made to create this horoscope reading, which will apply to anyone born between JAN 20 and FEB 18 (plus or minus one day, depending on which year) with Sun in Aquarius, and also to anyone with their Ascendant in Aquarius, or with the Sign of Aquarius Rising in their birth horoscope. It may be especially accurate if the
Ascendant in your birth horoscope is near 0 degrees of the Sign of Aquarius. If you know the Sign of your
Ascendant, read the Weekly Horoscope for that Sign too - it may be more accurate than this Sun Sign horoscope, although both will apply to the issues and events coming up in your own life.
Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Ascendant Sign
The Sun Sign horoscope applies more to deeper things such as your character, integrity, and beliefs about who and what you are, and how you make important decisions in life, while the Ascendant Sign horoscope applies to more to how things appear on the surface or affect how you "see yourself" and how you appear to others, and how you tend to choose your actions to maintain that image of yourself - usually unconsciously and by habit rather than by a conscious decision. The Ascendant is how you APPEAR, and the Sun is how you ARE. You might also want to check the horoscope for your Moon Sign and see if the issues mentioned there apply to you, but more on
an emotional level - such as your feelings or fears, or your sense of security and safety. If you don't know your Ascendant Sign and Moon Sign, you can find out by ordering your own personal "Natal Horoscope Chart and Planetary Aspect List" at the
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What is a real Horoscope?
People often refer to an astrological forecast such as this one - or to the Sun Sign columns in the newspapers and magazines - as a "horoscope". A horoscope is actually a map of Space-Time, an "image of the hour" as its Greek root words imply, which shows where the Sun and Moon and Planets are located in relationship to each other, and in relation to a particular place on Earth at a specific instant in Time.
The Natal Horoscope
If that instant is the time of birth of an individual, then THAT
horoscope is called a "natal horoscope" or "natal chart" or "birth
chart". What the average person calls "a horoscope" is actually a
reading of that map, or an interpretation in words of that
horoscope chart's symbolic meaning. Unless you are a student of astrology who
knows how to read the map, you will not get too much useful information
from a real horoscope chart, any more than you would from looking at your own
chest X-ray unless you were a doctor trained in reading X-ray images.
The Horoscope Reading
An interpretation of the meaning of the horoscope is called a
"horoscope reading" or a "delineation of the horoscope". When a
horoscope is calculated (i.e. the horoscope is "cast") for the purpose of
predicting possible or probable influences on thoughts, emotions, actions, or
events in the human experience, that instant in Time used to calculate it is the
present time or some time in the future. That horoscope is then compared
to the natal (birth) horoscope of the person for whom the astrological forecast
is being prepared. There are actually at least TWO horoscopes being used when
making astrological forecasts.
Planets in Position
The positions of the Sun and Moon and Planets at that particular time
and place are compared to their positions at the time and place of the person's
birth, by looking at their present or future positions in relationship to
the Signs and Houses in the birth horoscope chart, and to the angles or
"aspects" they make to their original positions at the time of birth. Each is
compared to each of the others, as well as to comparing its present or future
position to its own original position in Space-Time at the time and place of the
person's birth. Each of these factors has a meaning, and a complete
reading of the horoscope integrates them all into a useful explanation. You can
see how complex a FULL reading of the horoscope can be, compared to the few
lines in a newspaper horoscope column, or to the general Sun Sign horoscope
forecast on this page.
About this general Weekly Horoscope Forecast
This free weekly forecast looks only at the Houses in the birth
horoscope the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are presently transiting (or moving
through) and then interprets the possible manifestation of thoughts, feelings,
actions and events which are most likely to take place when each Planet is in
that particular House. While a Planet is transiting a particular House in the
horoscope, there is a focus on the areas of life represented by that House --
the issues symbolized by the Planet are most likely to "come up" in some form in
those facets of one's life symbolized by that House.
Same Play, Different Players
Note that it is the issues which the horoscope indicates, and you
should always look behind an event to see if it is just one of the
possible forms in which a certain issue may manifest. Sometimes the
issue or event indicated in your horoscope reading involves someone else,
and you are only a participant or merely a witness to the way this issue is
coming up for them to experience, and for you to observe. See if there
is a pattern in recent experiences or emotions or events in your life,
whether they are yours or are those of someone you know, meet, or observe.
A Clue for You
It is still YOUR horoscope and YOUR issue too, even if it appears not to be
"happening TO you", and you should take a close look at how this issue could
have some particular meaning for YOU. It is very likely a clue for you in bringing your attention to a belief or habit which needs to be corrected because it is keeping you from being happy or successful or at peace with yourself. It might be a clue to what is really happening in your life (what it's all about, not what it looks like on the surface). Or it might be a valuable clue to finding the solution which resolves the issue, or the best way of dealing with whatever is blocking your happiness.
Coincidence? I think not...
There are no coincidences -- if an issue is coming up "in your face" it is because you need to take a good look at it! And it is indicated in your personal horoscope because it is your time to deal with it and you are ready to deal with it. Even if it appears to be a negative or painful thing, it is coming up to help HEAL you, not HURT you. You will probably find in the end that it is less painful to deal with an issue than to try to resist dealing with it. If it hurts, you are probably doing it wrong!
The Gravity of the Situation
"Difficult" transits do not have to be troublesome if you make the best
choices. You are in control of your own reality, but resisting the physical and
spiritual Laws of the Universe do have consequences which often involve some
degree of pain or suffering. For example, the same Law of Gravity which floats
a boat or creates the air pressure which lifts an airplane when you work with
it, can also drop you and break you if you try to fight Gravity and walk off a
A person's main strategies for dealing with those issues now
are indicated by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. His
usual strategies are indicated by the Sign in the birth horoscope
which that House overlaps. However, since we do not know which Sign that would
actually be for a particular person in the group (except for the Sun Sign), the
Sign in the birth horoscope is not considered in this forecast. The Sign the
transiting Planet is moving through THIS WEEK is the same for all people
on Earth, so it is not mentioned in this horoscope forecast.
The Moon is not considered in this horoscope forecast because it moves
so quickly that it would pass through three or four different Houses in a week.
The Moon is used as a primary indicator in daily horoscope forecasts.
The outer Planets move so slowly that they would remain in the same House
for several weeks, months, or even years, and thus are considered in monthly
and yearly forecasts rather than in a weekly horoscope forecast like this.
In the House
To get more insights on what areas of your life are
associated with a particular House read the article
The Astrological Houses by Michael Star in the "Teach Yourself Astrology" series listed on the |HOME| page of STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine. Each of the transiting Planets is passing through a particular House in your natal horoscope, and the general Weekly
Forecast on this page lists the House in your Solar Chart the Sun and
three of the inner "Personal Planets" are passing through this week. Check the
article on Houses to find the kinds of things that are most likely to be
emphasized in your life when the Sun or a Planet is moving through that House.
The most common ones are mentioned in the forecast on this page, but you might
find other things that apply more specifically to YOU by reading the article on
Perceive the Pattern
See Past the Particulars
If you observe your life carefully from a detached viewpoint, you may
see certain themes or issues coming up in several situations around the
same time, even though the events or the people involved may be different in
each case. If you ask yourself, "What is this all about?" you may find
the answer is something that you will see being presented to you in more than
one situation or event while the Sun or the Planet is moving through the House
that "rules" those kinds of things. If you see three or more similar situations
coming up around the same time, it is no coincidence -- it is the
Synchronicity between the movements of the heavenly bodies and the issues
and the events in the lives of people on Earth who are attuned to
certain angles and positions the Planets may move into (relative to their
positions in the birth horoscope of certain people).
Synchronicity: Simultaneous Separate Situations
Synchronicity is a term invented by the great Swiss psychologist,
Dr Carl Jung, to describe an a-causal relationship between two
things or events. One does not cause the other, but they can be seen to
occur together at the same time. So if you observe one of them
occurring, you can assume the other is also happening at the same time. That is
basically "how Astrology works".
In Sync: Same Time, Different Space
This synchronization is what allows astrologers to interpret the
positions of the Planets as indicators of motivations, feelings, actions and
events for the people whose individual horoscopes would be attuned to particular
positions of the Planets at any given time. This is the basis for making
astrological forecasts and predictions by examining present and future
transits of the Planets to the planetary positions in the birth
horoscope which you might describe as being "imprinted" at that particular time
All living things that are "born" can have a Horoscope
Groups of humans like countries and corporations, and all living
things like dogs and cats and horses, have a time and place of birth, so a natal
horoscope chart can be cast for them, as well as for human beings. A
corporation is "born" when it is incorporated. A country is "born" when
it declares independence or when its leaders sign its charter. THE WORLD THIS
WEEK column in STAR SIGNS Astrology
Zine is an astrological analysis based on the natal
horoscopes of world leaders and people in the news, as well as countries
and/or corporate entities like multi-national companies and public
What you call "my sign" is the Section of the sky the Sun was in
Because the horoscope forecast on this page is being done for a large
group of people instead of an individual, the actual time and place of
birth for each one of them is not known. But because our calendar
is based on the motion of the Earth revolving around the Sun once per year, if
we know our month and day of birth we also know what Sign the Sun appeared to be
in at the time OUR birth horoscope was cast. The Sun, Moon and all the Planets
appear in a narrow band across the sky called "the Zodiac", and the astrological
Signs are just equal sections of that 360-degree circle. The distant fixed
stars form the stable background of the zodiac, which helps us observe where the
moving Planets ("planet" means "wandering star") are located at any time
in relation to this fixed field of star patterns which are called the
"constellations" of the zodiac.
Aquarius Comes of Age
Each Sign is a 30-degree segment which overlapped the constellation of
the same name about 5000 years ago, and Sidereal Astrologers still use that
original correspondence to name the Signs. But the vast majority of Tropical
Astrologers in North America now use a different correspondence which accounts
for the constant shift in the tilt of the Earth's axis over time, so the
sections of the zodiac these Tropical Astrologers call the Signs still have the
same names, but no longer correspond to the same constellations.
The Sign all the ancient astrologers called Aries, which overlapped the
constellation called Aries 5000 years ago, has now shifted (in reference to the
Tropical Astrology view of things) so that it overlaps most of the constellation
called Pisces. In a little over a hundred years the Sign of Aries will start to overlap the constellation of Aquarius. Now you know what "The Age of Aquarius" is really all about!
Astrology for Earthlings
To the star-centered Sidereal Astrologers the constellations and Signs remain
the same, but to the earth-centered Tropical Astrologers the Signs are not
measured by the stars, but by the seasons here on Earth. Since we live
on Earth, it makes sense to use the Earth as the reference point for calculating
the positions of the Planets in the Signs. For more details on this, see the
Astrology FAQ page.
The Sun Dial Timepiece
Because our MONTH and DAY of birth corresponds to the position
of the Sun as it appears to move across the zodiac, we CAN make some general
assumptions using the SUN and its natal (birth) position, namely that for
everyone "born under the Sign of Aquarius" the Sun had to be SOMEWHERE in that
30-degree section of the sky called Aquarius. And we DO know exactly where the
Sun, Moon and all the Planets are located at the present time, and where
they will be located at any time in the next week or in any future month or
year, so we can compare their present or future positions (called their
"transiting" positions or just "transits") to the natal position
of the Sun in the horoscope of everyone in that group. We can assume an average
natal position of the Sun in the center of the
Sign, and we can know that at SOME time in the next month the Moon and the
faster-moving Planets like Mercury and Venus will move into a particular angular
position with respect to the Sun, no matter where its exact position may be
within that 30-degree Sign sector in anyone's natal horoscope.
The Solar Horoscope Chart
An astrologer can also cast a "Solar Chart" for all the people
born with the Sun in the Sign of Aquarius, by assuming the Cusp of the
First House (a position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0
degrees of Aquarius. All of the other 11 house cusps (border lines) are then
calculated from that starting point, so that each House in the horoscope
represents an equal segment of the sky as viewed from Earth. We do not know the
actual place or time of birth for any individual in the group, but the decision
to locate the Ascendant at 0 degrees of Aquarius also implies that a specific
time and place has been chosen to represent the whole group in a symbolic
It has been found that by interpreting this symbolic horoscope chart for an
entire group of people (about one-twelfth of the population of any large group,
or even of the whole world), we can make some astrological predictions about
present and future influences and tendencies which will be true in a general
sense for most of the people in that group. It's not as good, but it's much
more convenient, to just read a generalized horoscope interpretation like this,
than to prepare and interpret a complex horoscope chart for yourself each week
or month, or to pay an astrologer to interpret your horoscope for you.
This kind of astrological forecast will not be as accurate or specific as it
could be for an individual whose specific birth date, time, and place were used
to cast the natal horoscope chart and calculate the exact Sign and degree of the
Ascendant and all of that person's House cusps, but it does give some useful
information which is the best available under the circumstances, and which is
worth considering and observing as the emotions, actions, and events unfold over
time -- even if only for entertainment, or out of curiosity. Follow your
astrological Sun Sign forecasts each week on this page and see for yourself if
there is any truth revealed in them for you!
If you were "born on the cusp" of a Sign
IF you were born within one day of either of the dates listed for your
Sun Sign, the SUN may have been in the ADJACENT Sign in your birth horoscope,
depending on the YEAR and TIME and PLACE you were born (being on the border line
is often called "being on the Cusp"). Only by having your
Natal Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW
exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS what Sign it was in, by reading
the horoscope interpretations for BOTH Signs to see if one seems more accurate
Your "Ascendant" and "Rising Sign"
If you know your Ascending Sign or Rising Sign is Aquarius, you
may find this horoscope forecast even more accurate, since this simplified
"Solar Chart" is actually created by assuming the Ascendant, which
is the Cusp of the First House, is located at zero degrees of the Sign
the SUN was in at your time and place of birth. If your Sun was in
Aquarius, then your Ascendant will likely be in Aquarius if
you were born within about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE SUNRISE, so you
and other Aquarius people with pre-dawn births may find this horoscope
forecast especially accurate. (If you were born within the two hours AFTER
sunrise, try reading the horoscope forecast for the next Sign AFTER your
The "Ascendant" is a Point at a particular degree within a
particular Sign - the exact degree of the Sign that was on the eastern
horizon at the exact hour and minute of birth. The "Rising Sign" or
"ascending Sign" is just the Sign which is positioned on the Ascendant
(horizon) in an individual horoscope chart. Looking at it the other way around,
you could say the Rising Sign is just the Sign in which the Ascendant is found
in an individual's birth horoscope.
How to get a more accurate Horoscope Reading
Depending on your actual time of birth, the date ranges
given in the Horoscope Forecast would shift somewhat -- they would be
earlier if born later. The best way to get a really accurate Horoscope
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Aquarius and Astrology
Astrology, computers, the Internet, and uniqueness are all things associated
with the Sign of Aquarius - so a computer-generated personal astrology reading
sent over the Net is a perfect gift for a unique Aquarian! And it's an
opportunity to try an "experiment" to satisfy that Aquarian "intellectual
curiosity", then apply that Aquarian "analytical mind" to discover how a
computerized horoscope reading could be so accurate! Don't you Aquarians just
love surprises? And if you are new to Astrology, you may be surprised to learn
that Aquarius, the Water Bearer is actually an Air Sign!
Page published on www FEB 1997. Updated July 21 2014 12:00 EST.
Author and Address
(c)1996-2015 Michael Star, Astrologer
81 Lakeshore East #51, Mississauga ON, Canada L5G 4S7
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