How this Horoscope Reading is done using Astrology
This general Horoscope Forecast is based on an astrological 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 FEB 19 and MAR 19 (plus or minus one day) with Sun in Pisces, and also to anyone with the Sign of Pisces rising in their birth horoscope, or with their
Ascendant in Pisces. It may be especially accurate if the Ascendant in your birth horoscope is near 0 degrees of the Sign of Pisces. 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.
Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Ascendant Sign
The Sun Sign horoscope applies more to deeper things such as your character, integrity, and beliefs about who and what you are, and how you make important decisions in life, while the Ascendant Sign horoscope applies to more to how things appear on the surface or affect how you "see yourself" and how you appear to others. The
Ascendant is how you APPEAR, and the Sun is how you ARE. You might also want to check the weekly horoscope for your Moon Sign and see if the issues mentioned there apply to you, but more on an emotional level - such as your feelings or fears, or your sense of security and safety. If you don't know your Ascendant Sign and Moon Sign, you can find out by ordering your own personal "Natal Horoscope Chart and Planetary Aspect List" at the
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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 and magazines - 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 in relation to a particular place on Earth at a specific instant in Time. Strictly speaking, a horoscope is an astronomical mapping of "the heavens", to which an astrologer has added astrological symbols called "glyphs" to mark the positions of the Sun, Moon,
Planets and other points in space which have some particular meaning in
Astrology. A horoscope chart is what is "read" by an astrologer, just as a pattern of Tarot cards is "read" by a Tarot card reader or psychic. Be careful when you order "a horoscope", because the astrologer may assume you mean you want the map itself, not "a horoscope reading" or explanation of the map.
The Natal Horoscope Chart
If the instant in time mapped by the horoscope 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 X-ray images.
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 which is used to calculate it is the present time or some time in the future. That horoscope is then compared to the natal (birth time) horoscope of the person for whom the astrological forecast is being prepared. There are actually at least TWO horoscopes being used when making forecasts with astrology.
Planets in Positions
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 weekly horoscope forecast simply looks at what House of the birth horoscope the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are presently "transiting" (i.e. 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 certain 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 in their personal horoscope.
Same Play, Different Players
Note that it is the issues or themes 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 or theme 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 your abililty to fully experience Love.
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 avoidance of the Truth which hurts, while seeing the Truth is what can heal you.
The Future is Now
If the transiting Planets in your horoscope indicate that an issue is coming up now, it is because now is the best time for you to face it and make some new choices about it this time. If you made the best choices the last time it came up, then you may find that the new situation which presents that old issue (in a different form) is much easier to deal with this time. If you made some errors in the past, then now is your opportunity to choose again and make a better choice for all concerned. We can only make choices in the Present, but those choices are what create a particular Future. If we want a better Future, we need to make better choices in the Present - and not hold onto any choices from the Past which have not created a happy Present.
Pain is not Punishment
It may help to understand that "pain is feed-back", or: "If it hurts, then you are doing it wrong". Often, what is "wrong" is our personal belief about what is true or not true - and when we believe something is true we keep looking for evidence which proves it to ourselves, even if it really isn't true at all. When the issue comes up again in our horoscope and in our personal "real life", it is another opportunity to change our mind about what is the real Truth and stop looking for evidence to prove something is true which never was true. The real Truth does not need proving or defending - it is self-evident
to anyone who does not refuse to see it.
The Gravity of the Situation
"Difficult" transits do not have to be troublesome if you make the best choices. You are in control of your own reality, but resisting the physical and spiritual Laws of the Universe do have consequences which often involve some degree of pain or suffering. For example, the same Law of Gravity which floats a boat or creates the air pressure which lifts an airplane when you work with it, can also drop you and break your bones if you try to fight or ignore Gravity and walk off a cliff.
Truth or Consequences
The pain is just a way of telling you that it was a mistake to try to fly without allowing air pressure to lift you the way the birds do. It would also be a painful mistake to not allow air pressure to force air into your lungs so you can breathe. Gravity isn't "out to get you", and neither are the Planets.
When you act on a belief that is not Truth (e.g. that you can ignore Gravity) you invite some painful feed-back to warn you of your mistake. It is your way of choosing to deal with what you see outside yourself that creates the consequences of those choices. And Pisces, remember that not making a choice, or evading an issue, is still a choice that has consequences too. "None of the above" is a valid answer to the question. It is one of the choices we make when we don't make any other choice. Sometimes it's a good choice. Sometimes it isn't the best one for us, and not making any choice can lead to painful feed-back if making a certain choice was the appropriate strategy. When that other guy who ignored Gravity is falling off the cliff and about to land on your head, the best choice is to choose to move - right now!
A person's current strategies for dealing with those issues are indicated by the Sign the transiting Planet is in now. His natural long-term strategies are indicated by the Sign in the birth horoscope which that House overlaps. We do not all use the same strategies or styles, and that is okay. However, since when doing a general Sun-Sign forecast 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 known, but is the same for all people on Earth, so it is not mentioned in this horoscope forecast either.
The Moon is not considered in this 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, so
they are considered in monthly and yearly forecasts instead of a weekly
forecast like this one.
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 week. 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.
Perceive the Pattern
See Past the Particulars
If you take a broader view and 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" (i.e. governs and influences) those
kinds of things. If you see three or more similar situations coming up at about
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.
Simultaneous Separate Situations
Synchronicity is a term invented by the great Swiss psychologist,
Dr Carl Jung, to describe a "meaningful coincidence" or 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 then assume the other is also
happening at the same time! That is basically "how Astrology works".
In Sync: Same Time, Different Space
This synchronization of celestial events with earthly events 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 having been
"imprinted" or "time-stamped" at that particular time and place.
All living things that are "born" can have an individual 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 column in STAR SIGNS
Astrology Zine is an astrological analysis based on the natal
horoscopes of world leaders and people in the news, as well as the natal
horoscopes of countries and/or corporate entities like multi-national
companies and public institutions.
What you call "my sign" is the Sector 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 birth horoscope was cast. The Sun, Moon
and all the Planets appear in a narrow band across the sky called "the
Zodiac", and the astrological 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 which are called the "constellations" of the zodiac.
Aquarius Comes of Age
Each Sign is a 30-degree segment which overlapped the constellation of
the same name about 5000 years ago, and Sidereal Astrologers still use
that original correspondence to name the Signs. But the vast majority of
astrologers in North America now use a different correpondence which accounts
for the constant shift in the tilt of the Earth's axis over time, so the
sections of the zodiac these Tropical Astrologers call the Signs still
have the same names, but no longer correspond to the same constellations. The
Sign all the ancient astrologers called Aries, which overlapped the
constellation called Aries 5000 years ago, has now shifted (in reference to the
Tropical Astrology view of things) so that it overlaps most of the constellation
called Pisces. In a hundred years or so it will start to overlap the
constellation of Aquarius.
Astrology for Earthlings
To the star-centered Sidereal Astrologers the constellations and Signs remain
the same, but to the earth-centered Tropical Astrologers the Signs are not
measured by the stars, but by the seasons here on Earth. (For more
details on this, see the Astrology FAQ page).
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 Pisces" the Sun had to be SOMEWHERE in
that 30-degree section of the sky called Pisces. 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 (birth time) position of the Sun for everyone in that group.
We can assume an average natal position of the Sun in the center of the Sign,
and 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 its exact position may be
within that 30-degree Sign sector in anyone's natal horoscope.
The Solar Horoscope Chart
An astrologer can also cast a "Solar Chart" for all the people
born with the Sun in the Sign of Pisces, by assuming the cusp of the First
House (a position known as "the Ascendant" or "rising degree") is at 0
degrees of Pisces. All of the other 11 house cusps (border lines) are then
calculated from that starting point, so that each House in the horoscope
represents an equal segment of the sky as viewed from Earth. We do not
know the actual place or time of birth for any individual in the group, but the decision to locate the Ascendant at 0 degrees of Pisces also implies that a specific 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
horoscope interpretation like this, than to prepare and interpret a complex
horoscope chart for yourself each week or month, or to pay an astrologer to
interpret your horoscope 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. Follow your astrological Sun Sign
forecasts each week on this page and 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
Horoscope Chart (birth chart) calculated accurately will you KNOW
exactly where the Sun was. But you can GUESS what Sign it was in, 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 Pisces, 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
Pisces, then your Ascendant will likely be in Pisces if you
were born within about one minute to 120 minutes BEFORE Sunrise, so you and
other Pisces people with pre-dawn births may find this horoscope 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 exact degree of the Sign that was on the horizon at the exact hour and minute of birth. The "Rising Sign" or "ascending Sign" is just the Sign which is positioned on the Ascendant in an individual horoscope chart. Looking at it the other way around, you could say the Rising Sign is just the Sign in which the Ascendant is found in an individual's horoscope.
How to get a more accurate horoscope reading
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Page published on www FEB 19 1997. Updated December 21 2009 12:00 EST.
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