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 SEP 23 and OCT 22 (plus or minus one day) with the Sun in Libra, and also to anyone with
Ascendant in Libra or with the Sign of Libra 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 Libra. 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
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 relation
to the Signs and Houses in the birth horoscope chart, and to the
angles 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 particular horoscope forecast simply looks at what House of 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 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.
A Clue for You
It is still 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. Or it may be a clue to what
you are attracting to yourself as a result of your intentions or desires or
beliefs - people, things, or situations which you want or do not want.
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! Even if it appears to be a negative or painful thing, it is coming up to help HEAL you, not HURT you. Often it is your resistance to the Truth which hurts, while seeing the Truth is what can heal you.
Your likely strategies for dealing with those current issues are
indicated by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. You may need to
re-examine or change your approach, since these "ways and means" will either
work well with, or conflict with, your natural and habitual strategies which are
indicated by the Sign in your 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.
Moon in Motion
The Moon is not considered in this weekly 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 instead of a
weekly forecast like this.
In the House
To get more insights on what areas of your life are
associated with a particular House of your horoscope, 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 of your natal horoscope, and the
general Weekly Forecast on this page lists the House in your Solar Chart which
the Sun and three of the inner "Personal Planets" are passing through this
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 in your horoscope. 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 Houses.
See 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 issues and 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 and place).
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 horoscope column ("NewsScope") in
STAR SIGNS Astrology Zine is 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 own birth horoscope was cast. The Sun, Moon
and all the Planets appear in a narrow band across the sky called "the
Zodiac", and the 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. People often
refer to their "star sign" when they are talking about their "sun sign"
-- but the Sun is a star, so the two terms really mean the same thing!
The Sun Dial
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 Libra" the Sun was SOMEWHERE in that
30-degree section of the sky called Libra. 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 for everyone in that group. We can assume an average position in
the center of the Sign, or 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
it is positioned within that 30-degree Sign sector.
We cannot actually SEE the zodiac when the Sun is "up" during the daylight
hours, because its strong light keeps us from seeing the stars, but we can see
the zodiac just before sunrise or just after sunset, and know what Sign the Sun
was in by looking at the point in the zodiac which just disappered or appeared
on the horizon when the Sun was rising or setting. Nowadays, most astrologers
can simply calculate the position of the Sun and Moon and Planets using tables
called "ephemerides" or use the latest astrology software, so they do not have
to watch "the heavens" as the ancient astrologers had to do.
The Solar Horoscope Chart
We can also cast a "Solar Chart" for all the people born with the
Sun in the astrological Sign of Libra, by assuming the Cusp of the First
House (a position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0
degrees of Libra. We could also assume a position at 15 degrees in the middle
of Libra, but the first method aligns the solar chart's Houses with the Signs
and is considered more accurate by some astrologers. All of the other 11 "house
cusps" (border lines) are then calculated from that point, so that each House
represents an equal segment of the sky as viewed from Earth. We do not know the
actual place or time of birth for an individual in the group, but the decision
to locate the Ascendant at 0 degrees of Libra also implies that a time and
place has been chosen to represent the whole group in a "symbolic" sense.
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
interpretation like this, than to prepare and interpret a complex horoscope
for yourself each week or month, or pay an astrologer to do it for you.
"For Your Entertainment"
This kind of astrological forecast will not be as accurate or specific as it
could be for an individual whose specific time and place of birth 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. (By the way,
you'll often see a disclaimer like "for entertainment only" 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!
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 Libra, 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 Libra, then your Ascendant
will likely also be in Libra if you were born within about one minute to 120
minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Libra 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 Point called the Ascendant in a particular
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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Page Published SEP 22 1997. Updated July 21 2014 12:00 EST.
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