Basic rules for beginning astrologers

November 9, 2020 at 17:09 (UT/GMT)
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Basic rules for beginning astrologers
What would you add or change?

1. One placement (example: Venus in ________ (fill in the blank)), on its own, does not determine who someone is or why they do what they do. People are more complex than that. Astrology is more complex than that. Life is more complex than that.

2. One natal chart placement can not be blamed for dooming you and your life. Look at the whole chart to see what all of your planets are doing (aspects, house placements, etc.)

3. Just because someone with a placement hurt you in the past does not mean all people with that placement are "bad". (example: He had mercury in __________, therefore, all people with mercury in _________ are no good" is quite frankly, not only poor reasoning and logic but straight up incorrect and even dangerous and unfair, especially when used to offer advice.

4. There are no "bad" placements or aspects in synastry, composite, Davison, etc., just challenging ones. Challenging placements or aspects can be overcome with maturity and/or hard work. Sometimes a lot of one or both of those things.

5. There are no perfect synastry or composite charts. Two immature souls can sully a very nice synastry or composite chart. Two mature souls can make something amazing out of a very challenging chart.

6. It is impossible to see why someone is suffering or dealing with something based on one placement or to see if you are compatible with someone based just on the sun sign.

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November 9, 2020 at 17:12
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Right on, excellent suggestions! My Sun is in Taurus and asteroid 87632 is in Libra so I´m gonna get killed by a monkey with a chainsaw. :61:
November 9, 2020 at 17:18
(Taurus) » RowanBun
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November 10, 2020 at 00:01
(Taurus) TaylorS1986
1. Stick to the basics and fundamentals until you think you got a hang of interpreting charts. Don´t go trying to interpret asteroids or use some complicated traditional predictive technique until you´ve got the basics down.

2. It´s vital to distinguish daytime charts and nighttime charts (what the ancients called "sect"). Jupiter and Saturn are better during the day while Venus and Mars are better at night. A badly placed Saturn in a day chart can be a PITA, but it´s nothing like a badly placed night chart Saturn.

3. There is more to astrology than psychological astrology and certain placements in a chart have concrete, literal outer world manifestations.

4. This might seem like a controversial answer for some people and your milage may vary, but everything made a lot more sense for me when I ditched the so-called "12-letter alphabet" equating signs with houses and stopped using the 3 modern planets as sign rulers.

5. Most importantly, if you can, regularly get away from places with light pollution and LEARN WHAT THE STARS, MOON, AND VISIBLE PLANTS LOOK LIKE WITH YOUR OWN EYES, learn where the zodiac is in the sky where you live, the phases of the Moon, and what the planets look like in the sky.

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