What exactly are transits?
Are they a more accurate version of daily horoscope forecasts? How does it work?
Answer by SaggiMC
Newspaper and magazine astrology is nothing related to the proper astrology that Astrologers use, this is just a pinch of salt entertainment sort. What they do is put each sun sign conjunct the Ascendant and read where the 10 planets fall in any one of the 12 houses. So when you have got your free chart from astro.com you will know your Ascendant sign, then if you want use this type of recreational fun, then you would look up your Ascendant sign to stand any kind of chance of having those planets in the right houses for you…. These were invented for commercial reasons… If you cannot get past this idea of JUST sun signs, you will always stay a novice/astro virgin. Perhaps if you learn some of the basics in astrology this will help with your future questions
What are the degrees for in astrology?
Now your natal chart is a photograph a snapshot of where the 10planets were at the TOB, DOB and place of birth Lat & Long and is AS unique as your fingerprints. There are 12houses that these planets could be in. Next there is only 30′ in a sign and in a house (Equal house system/mine), so when a planet gets to 30′ it changes back to 0′ next sign along. This is your ‘blueprint’ of who you are and never changes, but as we age and mature, your personal planets (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars) progress and changes signs/houses and this is called *secondary progressions.* Your Ascendant & Midheaven also change signs/houses to.
What I think could be confusing with natal charts (and synastry charts) is identifying exactly what the aspects are/look like. So to simplify this – think back to your school days and math’s a full circle is 360’degrees. Then on a circular natal chart from astro.com is an aspect grid bottom left, the hard aspects (conjunct, square, oppositions) are shown in red, the easy soft aspects (sextiles and trines) are blue and quincunx’s (green dotted lines). So a 90’ square literally looks like a square red box, and opposition also in red is180’ is looks like a dumb bell (on a clock face it would be 8 & 2) on a diagonal slant, a conjunction looks like half a dumb bell, starting at 8 o’clock and just pointing to 2 on a clock face, a sextile 60’ looks like a star, and 150’ quincunx looks like the bottom half of a star. There are others, but these are the major aspects, the minor aspects you can research later.
learn how to read an ephemeris, the *glyphs* are the shorthand for signs/planets
All transits act as background influences until they make a mathematical aspect to a natal planet or angle. Transits, you can get a Free six month transit forecast on astro.com by Robert Hand, but once you have learned to use an ephemeris, you can go to cafeastrology to read more
Answer by Mystic
Transits are the sky today, the position of the planets in the present. Daily horoscopes work on the premise of the sun sign. How that sun sign will be impacted by the transits. However, they tend to be very general, and only the sun is used.
Example Today the sun is in the sign of Gemini, and opposes the Sun sign Sagittarius. Therefore, Sagittarius may struggle with communication, careful of off the cuff statements as they may lead to misunderstandings.
Or Gemini sun trines a Libra sun
Libra, you may learn something new today, careful of taking on more than your scales can handle. Double check you do not forget something.
These are concepts or ideas of how these daily horoscopes may work.
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What is your opinion?
I have heard the saying if you wake up and read your horoscope than that is how your day is going to be. Do you belive that just by reading something it can change how your out look on your day will be?
Answer by Noelle W
If you maneuver throughout your day with a mindset that says you’re suppose to act a certain way because of what you read in your horoscope then of course it’ll change the outcome of your day.
Answer by Mistress of Serious ®
Yes.It always changes mine.When I feel down,I just read it to pep me up.
Answer by Lollipop
Since I don’t believe no one can tell what’s gonna happen in your life, I also don’t believe it can effect your day.
Answer by Heather M
I really don’t believe in horoscopes, so I didn’t teach my children to.
Answer by Chick *•○♥○•*
Sometimes i read it at the end of the day and i think ‘wow’ that is just how my day was…
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