1. Many cultures in the past viewed Venus as the goddess of war when she’s the Morning Star and rises before the Sun as opposed to the goddess of love when she’s the Evening Star and sets after the Sun.
2. The dates you see for Zodiac Signs are approximations. When the Sun goes into a sign is based on the relationship between the Earth and Sun, not our flawed Gregorian calendar.
3. The Bible states the Sun, Moon, and Stars are for “times and for seasons.” Using them for calendars results in a far more accurate time-marking device than a calendar created on the whim of ego-maniacal emperors.
4. In esoteric Judaism the influence of the planets does not depend on their position in the sky, but on the hour of the day as discussed in several Talmud and Kabbalistic sources.
5. You natal chart is the template for your life based on the place and moment of your birth, but it changes with time. Known as your “progressed chart,” it adds another dimension to who and what you are, similar to if you move to another country, state, or cultural area.
6. You will experience different astrological effects in different locations. Some are better than others for love, career, friends, creativity, education, and so forth.
7. Companies and corporations have a natal chart, too. Financial astrologers who tend to call themselves “cycles analysts” use them to predict the behavior of the stock markets, gold, and silver.
8. There is no such thing as being born on a “cusp.” Your natal Sun will be in one sign or another. Any blending effects will often relate to the location of Venus and Mercury, who could be in a neighboring sign.
9. By the end of the 1500s physicians across Europe were required to learn astrology to help with diagnosing disease. Check the Old Farmer’s Almanac for astrology’s connection with the human body. In fact, the timing recommendations found in that publication are all based on astrology.
10. Asteroids can have a strong influence on a person’s identity, love life, and career, again proving size doesn’t matter in astrology.
11. Being familiar with the Greek gods and their stories as well as the concept of archetypes makes understanding astrology a piece of cake.
12. Predictions without sufficient context are difficult if not impossible. Each sign, house, and planet has multiple interpretations. Astrology is not deterministic, but recognizes free will. Yoda recognized this fact when he told Luke, “Always in motion the future is.”