Astrology For Life

Astrology for life! Astrology has repeating patterns and interwoven themes that are important and yet simple. While seemingly complex there are consistant patterns in astrology.

Astrology is a fascinating science although many would argue that it is an art. However there are complex patterns that can be found in astrology, such as the consistant pattern of each sign having one of four elemental designations, fire,water, air, and earth. While many people are familiar with the basic elements especially if they have studied the early philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, astrology looks at them as part of personality profiles. In point of fact it was also a medevil form of thought as far as humors of the blood, but in many cases cross associated with astrology.

Astrology basically goes back to the Magi of Persia who were a priesthood/clan/sect who practiced astrology, and later appeared in Biblical scripture as the Three Wise Men or Kings, who followed the Star of Bethlehem to the Christ Child. Not astronomers, but astrologers. Patterns in astrology can be seen focused around at least three central areas, although there are a variety of patterns to be found within this complex system. Three consistant patterns in astrology can be found in looking at the elements, as well as the sign types, and numbers.

The first area to be examined is that of elemental designation. Each sign is designated an element. Fire, water, air or earth. Actually there are three signs in each element among the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Therefore Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo are Earth Signs, while Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo are Fire Signs, as Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio are water signs, with Libra, Aquarius and Gemini being Air Signs. Each

of the elements represents a different personality type or defines some characteristics about the sign or person.

Fire tends to be artistic, flashy, creative, passionate, quick to anger, while earth tends to be solid, stable, slow, methodical sometimes conservative appearing, air is sometimes seen as flighty with strong intellect or leaps of intelligence, quick to act, while water is seen as working in harmony flowing over things rather than blatantly attacking. This is just a sampling and does manifest in different people in different ways, and in point of fact one needs to know quite a bit to see how much of an element is in a persons astrological chart. There are many signs within one persons chart each with an elemental designation, based on each house.

In addition to the elements there are also three designations or types of sign, cardinal, mutable, and fixed. Cardinal signs such as Cancer, Capricorn, Libra, and Aries are leadership signs with leadership skills. While Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius are fixed signs that are solid and have great follow through in projects. Mutable signs include Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Virgo which are signs which are helpful, compliant, changeable, adaptable to situations more quickly.

Finally we can look at the number system within astrology. There are 12 astrological signs within the Zodiac just as there are 12 matching months in the yearly calendar. There are four sets of three elements with the signs and there are also four signs for every other designation such as Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed. This shows a consistant pattern in the numerical system and is reflective of other patterns we find within astrology itself. There is far more complexity than this thumbnail sketch, and astrology shows many layers of depth as an onion does.

When considering astrology most people see only the surface. What is shown in the daily newspaper, a quick general paragraph that may or may not appear to be accurate, but basically has little depth. Looking at astrology as a complex system is a more accurate viewpoint. While this article has provided an overview of a few of the simple patterns that can be found there is a great deal written and available on the subject. When one is looking at astrology and only considering some aspects of the science, an individual may be judging it without all the information available. Consider some of the complex patterns within astrology as well as it's even more complex history when look at those who follow the stars.

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