Unlock the Cosmos: How Astrology Basics Answer Life’s Biggest Questions and Reveals Your Unique Path

“What’s my purpose?”

“Why am I here?”

“How can I live a meaningful life?”

Astrology can answer these questions inspired by our sense of wonder.

Astrology is the study of relationships and patterns.

It involves analyzing our birth chart, tracking the movement of planets, understanding the elements, and studying synastry with others.

Astrologers use these techniques to find the meaning of life.

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

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

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

Astrology becomes easier to grasp once you learn its basic principles.

Types of Astrology

There are several types of astrology: 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, or 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 the Horoscope, your Sun sign, history, traits, myth, profile, and love compatibility.


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

The four elements, which include air, fire, water, and earth, 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 warmth, but watch out!

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

Sun tarot

The moon is just as important if you want something more subtle than a blast furnace.

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 onto us, 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 unique personalities and experiences.

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 showing the energy qualities with which they express themselves.

The zodiac signs come from Earth’s perspective.

There is an actual alignment between all twelve colours on this ecliptic band and the different energies a planet can produce as it moves through them.

Imagine Mars passing through red zones, for instance.

You can tell their mood by how they change their expression.

It reflects the interaction between the different parts of the mood or mode they’re displaying.


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

Houses are twelve sections on a birth chart, each representing 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.

How the planet is placed in the houses reveals our strengths, energy, and weaknesses.


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

Signs of the Zodiac

There are seven major aspects: used 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)

Two or more planets can be at a 90-degree angle in their orbits and are “in aspect” with each other.

Or, they can be 180 degrees apart.

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 a 120° difference, 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 the Sun, Moon, and 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 describe significant portions of personality reliably.

However, it must be noted that these will only accurately impact people depending on several factors, including their zodiac traits, such as whether they’re extroverted or introverted.

One Size Fits All?

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

This is because each astrological influence uniquely affects 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 resonates more.

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

For instance, if something emotional happens in your life, then the Moon sign might 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.

Various planetary placements 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 Venus is the planet of love and relationships?

Numerology 15 Relationships

After drawing up your birth chart, you find your Venus 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 of aloofness when handling these kinds of connections.

You might even call intimate partners close friends because they are uniquely unconventional, which is what’s happening to 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 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 mission.

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.