How this Horoscope Reading is done using
This general horoscope forecast is based on a technique called
the Solar Chart. Because the actual date and time and place of birth for a particular reader is not known, certain assumptions have been made to create this horoscope reading, which will apply to anyone born between JUL 23 and AUG 22 (plus or minus one day) with the Sun in Leo, and also to anyone with
Ascendant in Leo or with the Sign of Leo 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 Leo. 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.
What is a real "Horoscope" ?
People often refer to a forecast such as this one - or to the Sun Sign columns in the newspapers - 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 relation to each other and to a particular place on Earth at a particular instant in Time.
The Natal Horoscope Chart
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.
"For Your Entertainment"
By the way, you'll often see a disclaimer like "for entertainment only" or "for your amusement" printed on a horoscope reading for legal reasons, because some people tend to read more into a horoscope reading than was actually said or intended, and may make decisions based on their own interpretations which do not work out well for them, and then blame the astrologer. In some jurisdictions, it is considered illegal to make "predictions" based on astrology or other means of divination, and this disclaimer is required by law.) You can follow your general Sun Sign forecasts each week on this page just "for entertainment", or
as an experiment to see for yourself if there is any truth revealed in them for you! Try reading the Weekly Horoscope for the Sign of your Sun, as well as for the Sign of your Ascendant (your Rising Sign).
If you were "born on the cusp" of a Sign
IF you were born within one day of either of the above dates, 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 personal
Natal Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS, by reading the horoscope interpretations for BOTH Signs to see if one seems more accurate for you.
Your "Ascendant" and "Rising Sign"
If you know your Ascending Sign or Rising Sign is Leo, 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 at zero degrees of the Sign the Sun was in at your time and place of birth. If your Sun was in Leo, then your Ascendant will likely also be in Leo if you were born within about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Leo people with pre-dawn births may find this forecast especially accurate. (If you were born within the two hours AFTER sunrise, try reading the horoscope forecast for the next Sign AFTER your Sun Sign). The "Ascendant" is a Point at a particular degree within a particular Sign. The "Rising Sign" or "ascending Sign" is just the Sign which contains the Ascendant in a particular person's 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
reading is to order your own
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