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 NOV 22 and DEC 21 (plus or minus one day) with the Sun in Sagittarius, and also to anyone with Ascendant in Sagittarius or with the Sign of Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius. 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 an astrological 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. Strictly speaking, a horoscope is not words or
sentences, but the chart itself - a two-dimensional map which represents a
unique part of three-dimensional Space in the fourth dimension of Time. Your
horoscope is "a picture of your personal place in Space and Time"!
The Natal Horoscope Chart
If that instant in Time 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.
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, and its present or future position is
compared 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.
Your likely strategies for dealing with those current issues are
indicated by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. Your natural,
habitual strategies or tendencies for dealing which those issues 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 horoscope forecast because it
moves so quickly that it would pass through three or four different Houses and
Signs 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 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
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 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
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!
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 Sagittarius" the Sun was SOMEWHERE in that
30-degree section of the sky called Sagittarius. 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 Sagittarius, by assuming the Cusp of the First
House (a position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0
degrees of Sagittarius. We could also assume a position at 15 degrees in the
middle of Sagittarius, 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 eleven "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 Sagittarius also
implies that a time and place has been chosen to represent the whole group in a
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.
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.
"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 Forecast 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
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 Sagittarius,
you may find this horoscope forecast even more accurate, since this simplified
Solar Chart is actually created by assuming that 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 Sagittarius, then your
Ascendant will likely also be in Sagittarius if you were born within
about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE sunrise, so you and other Sagittarius
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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First Published DEC 08 1997. Updated July 21 2014 12:00 EST.
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