Astrology Basics: A Beginners Guide to Celestial Bodies

“What’s my purpose?”

“Why am I here?”

“How can I live a meaningful life?”

These are all questions inspired by our sense of wonder that astrology can answer.

Astrology is the study of relationships and patterns – our birth chart, the planets in motions, the make-up of elements, synastry with others, and using all these to find the meaning of life. 

Astrology is the ancient science of observing the relationship between our Earth and planets.

It interprets the relationship between the spiritual world, the physical world, and the cosmos.

It’s often overwhelming when people start learning astrology because there’s so much information out there.

Astrology is easy to understand if you understand its basics

Types of Astrology 

There are several types of astrology: there’s Chinese astrology, Vedic astrology, Mayan astrology, Incan astrology, Tropical astrology, etc.

The difference between these Astrology types isn’t their interpretation but how well you understand and relate to their wisdom. 

Basic Astrology Terms

Zodiac Signs

There are 12 zodiac signs, and each sign has its attitude towards life, desire, and specific traits.

Your zodiac sign, also known as your sun sign, falls between a range of dates.

Zodiac Signs Basics

When you select your birth date and month from the zodiac sign, you can learn everything about Horoscope, your Sun sign, history, traits, myth, profile, and love compatibility.


There are four elements, and each of the 12 signs of the zodiac has an element associated with it.

The four elements which include: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth elements each have energy that works in us.

They describe our unique personality types and how they work with our astrological signs.

Earth signs: Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn

Water signs: Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces

Fire signs: Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius

Air signs: Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius

The Sun and the Moon – Celestial Bodies

The sun and moon are two of the most powerful forces in our lives.

The sun is an energetic ball of joy, radiating with light that brings life to everything around it.

It’s good when we get close enough for some warmth; but watch out!

Getting too near can lead to burns from its radiant shine.

Sun tarot

If you want something more subtle than a blast furnace, the moon is just as important.

She shines down on us like a spotlight on what we need or feel- even if those things aren’t conscious thoughts at first glance.

Unlike her counterpart who absorbs all energy including negative energies without feeling them .

Sometimes leading people into destructive lifestyles.

The moon only reflects these emotions back onto ourselves so they don’t go unnoticed anymore

The Planets

The eight planets, the two luminaries, the sun and moon, are important components in understanding how astrology works.

These components are in a birth chart that is specific to each individual and references our date and time of birth.

The inner planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) affect our day-to-day experiences and unique personalities.

The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto) affect our experiences shared by generations and life as a whole. 


The planets in our solar system are placed into signs that show the qualities of energy with which they express themselves.

The zodiacal signs come from Earth’s perspective, but there is an actual alignment between all twelve colors on this ecliptic band and the different types of energies a planet can produce as it moves through them.

Imagine Mars passing through red zones for instance.

You’ll be able to tell what kind of mode or mood they’re displaying because they will change his expression according to how these various parts interact with them!


The outer planets play a significant role in a birth chart, and this is determined by the signs and houses they occupy.

Houses are twelve sections on a birth chart, and each one represents an area of life.

The first six address personal finances, everyday activities, routines, and the home.

While seven through twelve address psychic abilities, abstract concepts, legacy, and philosophy.

The way the planet is placed in the houses reveals our strengths, energy, and weakness.


The distance between zodiac signs and any two planets is called an aspect.

Signs of the Zodiac

There are seven major aspects: used all the time in monthly, weekly, and daily horoscopes.

Opposite (6 signs apart)

Quincunx (5 signs apart)

Trine (4 signs apart)

Square (3 signs apart)

Sextile (2 signs apart)

Semisextile (1 sign apart)

Conjunct (same sign)

Depending on where two or more planets are in their orbits, they can either be at a 90-degree angle from each other and considered to be “in aspect” with one another or separated by 180 degrees.

When the angles between them total 360° (or 0), it’s said that they’re closely related because of an even degree separation.

When there is 120° difference, this means that these aspects have just crossed paths and will shortly pass away without any lasting influence upon one another.

Important Signs in a Person’s Birth Chart

The “holy trinity” of astrology consists of: Sun sign, Moon sign, and the Rising/Ascendant signs.

Each one offers different insights into a person’s character; these three factors combined are what make up an individual’s horoscope.

Natal chart

The sun, moon, and rising sign are the three most dominant influences in a person’s natal chart.

These represent essential aspects of human experience that can be used to reliably describe significant portions of personality.

However, it needs to be noted that these will only have an accurate impact on people depending on several factors which includes their zodiac traits like whether they’re extroverted or introverted for example.

One Size Fits all?

There is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes astrology.

This is because each astrological influence has its own unique effect on individuals contingent upon different variables.

Such as what time zone you live in and where your country falls within longitude lines.

Both things we do not know without first doing research!

Sometimes you’ll find that one part of your chart will resonate more than another.

It’s natural, and it can be a great way to figure out how others see you.

For instance: if something emotional is happening in your life, then the Moon sign might hold sway over the Sun or Ascendant signs.

When career-focused conversation dominates our lives, we may notice ourselves going back to look at our rising sign rather than emphasizing other parts of astrology like sun signs or moon signs.

There are also various planetary placements that don’t fall into this “holy trinity” but take up just as much space on someone’s horoscope!

A natal chart interpretation by a professional astrologer is the only way to get complete, personalized information about your character.

It’s important not to overgeneralize when making assessments of someone else’s personality based on their sun-moon-rising sign combination.

Putting it All Together

The beauty of astrology is that it can help us understand our personalities and the way we act with others.

For example, you know that Venus is the planet of love and relationships?

Numerology 15 Relationships

After drawing up your birth chart, you find your Venus located in Aquarius.

If this happens to be true about yourself then you will see how there may be an intellectual lean to all things relating to relationship styles.

As well as a little bit aloofness when handling these kinds of connections.

You might even call intimate partners close friends because they are uniquely unconventional which means just like what’s happening for me right now!

Astrological signs represent certain traits or qualities based on their placement within various zodiac constellations; one such sign being associated with love


We have discussed the four basic things that are considered in astrology.

Once you understand each of these components and their interpretation, you can start to put things together.

For example, Venus is the planet of relationships and love.

So, you need to find where Venus is located in your zodiac sign on your birth chart.

This will help you better understand your relationship and how to build connections and friendships.

You can also analyze an aspect of your chart to identify your strengths, weaknesses, and your mission in life.

Much begins at the moment of your birth.

It seems like a lot of work, and yes, it does require a serious amount of time, dedication, and persistence to get to grips with astrology basics.