Understanding Astrology

It is all about you.

Are you funny in life and are unsure why? Maybe astrology is the reason why? How is your personality shaped by your zodiac sign?

Whether you believe astrology is an exact science or merely amusing entertainment, you have to admit you’re not alone with the fascination. Astrology is currently more popular than ever. Apps, websites and books on the subject are all in demand. Do you believe in astrology?

In astrology, it is believed that by observing the movements of planets could reveal the personality of a person--or even the compatibility of people.

In tropical astrology, the Earth is the center of the solar system and the moon and the sun are considered planets, along with Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

What’s In Your Birth Chart?

A birth chart or natal chart shows where the planets were at the exact time of your birth. The location where the planets were at the exact time of your birth may affect your personality.

You will need to know your birth time and birth location to put your natal chart together. The reason why is because some planets move more quickly than others. For example, the ascendant or rising sign changes almost every two hours.

Synastry or love compatibility occurs when two people's birth charts are compared to each other.

Where are the planets right now?

The planets are always on the move. Use the energies of the planets in your everyday life.

Find out for free where the planets are now -- updated every minute.


  • Sun – the sun is the persona that others see
  • Moon – the moon is the part of you that you see; the part that you keep hidden
  • Mercury – communication style
  • Venus – love and relationships
  • Mars – energy
  • Jupiter – abundance, optimism
  • Saturn – responsibility, discipline
  • Uranus – change, surprise
  • Neptune – illusion
  • Pluto – power, transformation, disruption

12 Zodiac Signs

The zodiac is a series of stars that circle the earth and which astrologers divide into 12 equal parts called signs. Houses are created by dividing the Earth into 12 parts.

Learn more by reading about your specific astrology sign.

Learn more about the zodiac signs

What are cusps? What’s my real sign?

The beginning and ending times zodiac signs can vary by hours or days between years.

What are Decans?

  • Aries First Decan: March 21 - March 31
  • Aries Second Decan: April 1 – April 10
  • Aries Third Decan: April 11 – April 19
  • Taurus First Decan: April 20 - April 30
  • Taurus Second Decan: May 1 - May 10
  • Taurus Third Decan: May 11 - May 20
  • Gemini First Decan: May 21 - May 31
  • Gemini Second Decan: June 1 - June 10
  • Gemini Third Decan: June 11 - June 20
  • Cancer First Decan: June 21 - June 30
  • Cancer Second Decan: July 1 - July 11
  • Cancer Third Decan: July 12 - July 22
  • Leo First Decan: July 23 - August 1
  • Leo Second Decan: August 2 - August 12
  • Leo Third Decan: August 13 - August 22
  • Virgo First Decan: August 23 - September 1
  • Virgo Second Decan: September 2 - September 12
  • Virgo Third Decan: September 13 - September 22
  • Libra First Decan: September 23 - October 2
  • Libra Second Decan: October 3 - October 13
  • Libra Third Decan: October 14 - October 22
  • Scorpio First Decan: October 23 - November 1
  • Scorpio Second Decan: November 2 - November 11
  • Scorpio Third Decan: November 12 - November 21
  • Sagittarius First Decan: November 22 - December 1
  • Sagittarius Second Decan: December 2 - December 11
  • Sagittarius Third Decan: December 12 - December 21
  • Capricorn First Decan: December 22 - December 31
  • Capricorn Second Decan: January 1 - January 10
  • Capricorn Third Decan: January 11 - January 19
  • Aquarius First Decan: January 20 - January 29
  • Aquarius Second Decan: January 30 - February 8
  • Aquarius Third Decan: February 9 - February 18
  • Pisces First Decan: February 19 - February 29
  • Pisces Second Decan: March 1 - March 10
  • Pisces Third Decan: March 11 - March 20

What are Elements?

  • Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

What are Modes?

  • Cardinal – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
  • Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
  • Mutable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

What are Aspects?

Learn more about aspects

  • Conjunction – when planets are within 0 degrees of each other
  • Oppose – when planets are within 180 degrees of each other
  • Trine – when planets are within 120 degrees of each other
  • Square – when planets are within 90 degrees of each other
  • Sextile – when planets are within 60 degrees of each other
  • Semisquare – when planets are within 45 degrees of each other
  • Semisextile – when planets are within 30 degrees of each other

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