Astrology comes across as being a very detailed and can even feel intimidating to learn, but it is easier than it seems. There is much more to it than just the sun sign and moon sign. There are all the other planets, which all have different effects on your life.
Mercury is communication- that also includes your ability to adapt to new technologies.
Venus shows how well you handle relationships and what your relationship style is. That goes for not only romantic relationships, but also friends and even family.
Mars is your ambition as well as your drive to career. Mars is the most aggressive of the signs, so it shows what you’re passionate most about.
Jupiter shows your luck. It shows when you’re most lucky in life and it also shows where you are most giving.
Saturn shows work ethic and what you’re like as a worker
Uranus shows how original you are and your creativity
Neptune shows your spiritual side and
Pluto shows your ability to conform to others. Pluto is also the planet of death and rebirth. It can show areas of transformation.
Charon shows your deepest injuries from early childhood, even past lives that lives on in you today.
Black Moon Lilith, as some people call her, represents darker subjects and topics that are more taboo. She shows areas where you have problems throughout life in terms of topics like sexuality.
North Node is the area of your life where you are naturally talented. You have strongly developed this area in past lives, so you do not need to work further on developing this- but it can be overdeveloped to the point of over focus and lead to underused of other traits
South Node is the underdeveloped area where you need to focus on developing. You need this trait but it will require further work in order to grow it.
Conjunctions happen when two planets are aligned in the same sign. They compliment each other typically and if they are perfect, they are even stronger. This aspect will magnify the effects of the signs and make them stronger.
For the most part, conjunctions are positive but there are some negative connotations and more challenging signs but they are all vital to your soul’s overall growth and your overall personality.
Sextiles are favorable. They are complementary placements that happen when two planets are two signs apart in the chart. They are always energetically complementary so they work well together in the chart and add an extra synergy.
Squares are typically unfavorable placements. This happens when the planets are three signs apart, so they don’t work well together. This creates confusion in the chart and the planets do not align well.
This will show the darker sides of the planets as opposed to the better sides and more complimentary positions.
Oppositions are when the planets sit 180 degrees from each other. They are rough to deal with, but they are also easier than a square.
They can push two extremes and swing wildly, but they can also be compatible at the same time.
Trines are the final aspect. They are formed by the planets being four signs apart. They are always signs in the same element, so they are very favorable and compatible.
When looking at a trine, it’s the strongest connection (Earth with Earth, air with air, etc)
This placement is even better than a sextile and is a very positive sign to have in your chart.
There is a lot that goes into properly reading a natal chart, but once you get that down, you will see that with practice you’re able to get a better grasp on everything.
Astrology seems to be a highly detailed and complex topic, and it is, but it is easy to understand once you have the information about the basics down. In this course, I’m giving you the information to learn what you need to know to be able to understand your own natal chart as well as read other natal charts for others.
Chapter 1- The Basics of Astrology: What is a Natal Chart? What Are the Houses?
Chapter 2- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Sun Sign?
Chapter 3- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Moon Sign?
Chapter 4- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Mercury Sign?
Chapter 5- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Venus Sign?
Chapter 6- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Mars Sign?
Chapter 7- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Jupiter Sign?
Chapter 8- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Saturn Sign?
Chapter 9- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Uranus Sign?
Chapter 10- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Neptune Sign?
Chapter 11- The Basics of Astrology: What is your Pluto Sign?
Chapter 12- The Basics of Astrology: Charon and Lilith
Chapter 13- The Basics of Astrology: North and South Nodes
Chapter 14- The Basics of Astrology: Aspects Explained: conjunctions
Chapter 15- The Basics of Astrology: Aspects Explained: Trines
Chapter 16- The Basics of Astrology: Aspects Explained: Oppositions and Squares
Chapter 17- The Basics of Astrology: Aspects Explained: Sextiles
Chapter 18- Astrology for Career
Chapter 19- Astrology for Love
Chapter 20- Astrology for Life
Chapter 21- Astrology for Health and Wellness
Chapter 22- Astrology for Well Being
Chapter 23- All About the Signs: Aries
Chapter 24- All About the Signs: Taurus
Chapter 25- All About the Signs: Gemini
Chapter 26- All About the Signs: Cancer
Chapter 27- All About the Signs: Leo
Chapter 28- All About the Signs: Virgo
Chapter 29- All About the Signs: Libra
Chapter 30- All About the Signs: Scorpio
Chapter 31- All About the Signs: Sagittarius
Chapter 32- All About the Signs: Capricorn
Chapter 33- All About the Signs: Aquarius
Chapter 34- All About the Signs: Pisces
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Everyone dreams about finding their soulmate, people consider the soulmate to be “the one” they were meant to be with, but everyone has multiple soul mates. Soul mates are people that come in and out of our lives in order to teach us lessons in life.
Some will hurt us, some will love us and some, we will not get along with. Some will stay in our lives and with social media, it’s easier now than ever to keep in touch with those special people in our lives.
Some will come in and out of our lives.
If you had a whirl wind relationship- the excitement followed by the inevitable heartbreak, there is a good chance you met a soul mate who wasn’t meant to last.
Many people get the concepts of twin flame and soul mate mixed up, everyone only has one twin flame but many soulmates.
How do I know I’ve found a soulmate?
If you feel a deep, intense connection to someone, it feels like you both have known each other for years even though you only met or you just naturally feel comfortable around them; that typically means you found a soul mate. A soulmate can be a child, sibling, family member, friend, significant other or even a pet.
If someone comes into your life and you learn an important lesson, that person/animal was likely a soulmate. Some will stay active in your life but others will simply slip away after the lesson is learned.
The first lesson is free and will show basics of what you will learn in the course.
This is going into detail about what dream symbols mean and why you should pay attention. The whole course is 50 and you will get access to the full course indefinitely. Right now, the first several lessons are up but more will be added over time.
Mercury in Astrology shows your communication skills and style. Its how you express yourself to others and how you understand the world around you.
Mercury in Aries are natural born leaders. You’re confident but sometimes overly so. You have a strong competitive edge and are prone to speaking without thinking. You’re also prone to acting on emotions more than logic.
Mercury in Taurus is level headed and logical. You think before you speak and try to practice self control when emotions run high. You’re level headed and prefer working out conflicts.
You try to think before you speak, especially when you’re angry or feeling strong emotions.
Mercury in Gemini– Jack of all trades, master of none. You tend to know a ton about a wide variety of subjects and you’re always wanting to learn more but you’re so scattered that you tend to only learn a little about everything instead of mastering one.
You’re quick witted, able to make fast decisions with confidence and you tend to find a sense of humor in just about everything and all situations.
Mercury in Cancers are emotional listeners and speakers. You are the best when it comes to reading the emotions of the people in the room and you can relate sympathetically better than others. Emotions are your language and you feel deeply.
Mercury in Leo love attention and you are showy when you’re trying to impress someone. Your way of showing people that you care is through strong displays- affection, style and anything else that will get their attention.
Mercury in Virgos are practical, stern and confident in approaching others. You speak with authority on any given topic- even if you don’t truly know it. You are prone to jealousy and envy over what others have and have done but you can get past that pretty quickly.
Mercury in Libras are sociable but do the best speaking one on one. You love pleasing others and you’re a very good people person. You can get along with many other types of people and usually come across as charismatic and charming.
You’re the peacemaker- when two people are fighting, you’re the one keeping the level head helping them find the right way to come to an agreement.
Mercury in Scorpio– You like to watch before you really start talking and it takes a lot for you to truly open up to someone. You will never get in too deep with a stranger but you will discuss beliefs on deeper topics. You live in your head more than in person and you value privacy above everything.
When it comes to people, you love getting to know someone before opening up- you want to make sure you can trust anyone you talk to before going too deep.
Mercury in Sagittarius– You’re a socialite. You love being around people but prefer keeping your encounters shallow until you meet someone who you really click with.
You want to learn all there is to know about life, love and the world around you but you need to draw your own conclusions, there is very little time to be told how to think or what to think. You have wild ideas and love being given the freedom to be 100% you.
Mercury in Capricorn– You move at a slower pace. You prefer thinking and taking your time when it comes to solving problems- that way you know you’re doing it right. You communicate slower as well so you can easily explain.
You need routine, strict boundaries and you have to have things in order in order to feel your best. You are a clear as day communicator and you’re able to explain most things to most people with ease.
Mercury in Aquarius– You love to express yourself as creatively as you can. You may not be a loud and obnoxious person, but you take pride in everything that makes you stand out and different.
You’re studious and love to show off how much you know about any given subject. You can be arrogant but you aren’t trying to please everyone.
Mercury in Pisces have an easy time expressing themselves. They are peaceful and harmonious by nature. You love poetry and written works of art. Both speaking and listening come naturally to you and you take pride in your ability to truly understand and relate to most people you come across.
Mercury in the Houses
Mercury in the first house– You’re talkative and can take over the conversation. You can feel a bit restless and you tend to
Mercury in the second house– You can adapt easily to different situations and you’re practical.
Mercury in the third house– You have a natural curiosity and question everything around you. You love to read, learn and travel; anything that helps you learn as much about any given topic as you can.
Mercury in the fourth house– You have a very strong imagination and love to dream big. You are prone to getting lost in your own thoughts.
Mercury in the fifth house– you have a creative flare to the way you communicate. You’re good with both spoken and written words. You are a naturally talented writer and public speaker. You’re creative and playful as well as witty.
Mercury in the sixth house– you’re a worrier, you have a nervous energy but you’re highly detail oriented as well as a perfectionist.
Mercury in the seventh house– you’re always up for a good debate, especially if you can change someone’s opinion or have yours changed. You love speaking your mind and you’re very opinionated. You’re almost always able to see things from other views and in most cases can argue both sides.
Mercury in the eighth house– you’re able to help and study things and people that others may not be able to see as well. You’re able to speak clearly with the confidence of an expert.
Mercury in the ninth house– You’re always studying and wanting to learn as much as you can about all subjects. You love reading and sharing what you know with others. You would be a professional student if you could.
Mercury in the tenth house– You have a real way with words. You’re able to easily communicate with others and you typically go to jobs where you have to use your communication skills. You love talking, public speaking, writing and all other forms of verbal and written communication.
Mercury in the eleventh house– You’re constantly wanting to understand other people. You have a natural ability to really communicate in an open manner and you can relate well to others. You’re typically a people person and you don’t even have to try.
Mercury in the twelfth house– You think carefully before you speak and never speak too much, especially before gaining trust in people. You’re the best when it comes to keeping secrets- nothing slips past you so people can confide their deepest secrets to you. You’re cautious with who you trust but when someone wins you over, you will open up.
You tend to overthink and analyze everything to death so you can be a bit high strung and anxious.
While your sun sign is what people see on the outside, parts of your personality and a snapshot of who you are, your moon sign signifies things that aren’t easily visible. It shows your hopes dreams and fears. It’s who you are inside- what makes you tick and your hidden fears, insecurities and motivations. The moon sign goes deeper than personality, it’s your full inner workings.
Moon in the Signs
Moon in Aries– You’re a very impatient person who wants things NOW. You’re a doer, you don’t like emotional displays and you’re not a fan of living in the past (or thinking too much about the future. You’re an “in the now” type of person.
You are a passionate person and when you’re in an emotional situation, you want it to be the number 1 priority so you don’t have to dwell on it too long. You can take things way too personal at times and even see things that are said innocently as personal attacks.
Moon in Taurus– Slow and steady is your game. You always finish but you want things to be the same and value routine over all other things. You’re traditional and a change to your routine can really mess you up. You value commitment over all other things so you only make promises you know you can keep and don’t give up until you honor it.
You’re romantic, you feel deep when you’re emotional and you’re a very feminine person by nature.
Moon in Gemini– You’re a very social person and can easily charm anyone. You’re always able to come up with come backs and you’re a fun person to be around most of the time. Lunar Geminis are typically the life of the party but due to your fear of commitment and fear of being hurt, you tend to have superficial relationships in general. Once someone is able to get through your protective walls, you are bored with routines and prefer keeping busy.
When you’re in a family context, you’re the one organizing the parties and get togethers.
Moon in Cancer– The moon is at home in cancer. You’re a highly emotional person, but can be prone to depression. You’re at your best as a counselor to others or helping people on an emotional level. You prefer peace and hate all things chaotic.
You are the ultimate peacekeeper and can barely function when there isn’t harmony. You tend to live too much in the past and you love reliving the joyful parts of your past.
Moon in Leo – You thrive on adventure, travel and “sowing seed.” You’re not too interested in settling down in one place for too long but you’re a bit introverted until you get to know people. When you’re with the people you care about most, you want to be the one who entertains them and the person their lives revolve around. You’re more comfortable when you’re in control of parties, get togethers, trips and even the organizing of the home.
Moon in Virgo– Order and structure are very important to you. You’re stubborn and a bit soft spoken but you can also be hyper critical- both of your self and your loved ones. You are serious, grounded and follow the rules very strict. You are well disciplined, organized, tidy and steady in your approach.
Like other earth signs, you prefer traditional to out of the box thinking and you’re one of the most loyal placements.
Moon in Libra– You’re dependent on having a plus one. You need commitment and a relationship. You also have a deep need for balance in all parts of life- harmony and peace, fairness and equal treatment are all what helps keep you grounded in sanity. You cannot stand seeing anyone treated bad and you can’t stand seeing anyone treated less.
You need a relationship or partnership to feel like you’re complete- it’s a weakness because it can keep you in bad situations before you find the one that truly “completes” you.
Moon in Scorpio– While you’re not a fan of material, you are infatuated by the internal. You’re constantly getting lost inside your mind, exploring the meaning of life, love and everything in between. You want to meet like minded people who are also into deeper conversations.
You’re not easy to settle down, you have strong barriers that have to be knocked down before you really open up but when you open up, you’re intense in a way many can’t resist. You’re a very loyal and real person and expect the people you drop your guard around to be the same.
Moon in Sagittarius– You have a very strong need for your space and independence. You thrive when you’re alone. You don’t really want to settle down unless you find someone else who also considers space and freedom to be vital.
You are hard headed, love challenges and have a very strong competitive nature.
Moon in Capricorn– You need to be seen as an authority figure in your topics of interest. You thrive in situations where you’re in charge and where your routine isn’t disrupted too bad. You need to walk a traditional path and you love traditional roles when you’re in a family or romantic relationship.
When you let yourself fully go and find someone you can open up to, you want them to live up to your same strong and strict standards of honesty and loyalty.
Moon in Aquarius– You’re quiet, you watch and observe others before you join in. You want to understand why people are like they are and why they do what they do. You’re not a big fan of normal conversation, you want a deeper connection with those you’re close to.
You lean more progressive in your ideology and you look down on people with a more conservative mindset. You think your ways are the proper ways and can get wrapped up in judging others for not thinking the way you think they should.
Moon in Pisces– You thrive in a spiritual space. You’re observant and you like conversations about life, love and the meaning of everything. You are creative and prone to day dreaming. At times you mistake your vivid fantasy life as being your realty.
You can be flaky, and a bit air headed, but it’s not always a bad thing. You don’t let people down but you can get so wrapped up in your own thoughts you forget about commitments and appointments.
Moon in the Houses
The position of the moon in each house shows your deep seated emotional needs.
Moon in the first house– Your first emotion is how you feel and what everyone sees. You wear your feelings on your sleeve and are a very emotionally expressive person.
Moon in the second house– Your emotional well being and security is tied to your finances. You need to know you have money to spend on everything you need as well as some held back for a rainy day before you can fully relax.
Moon in the third house– Your curiosity tends to perk up when you meet new people. You want to know as much about new acquaintances as you can learn and you love meeting new people.
Moon in the fourth house– You’re a wanderer. You want to find the place you truly fit in, where you can put down roots but you’re in a constant state of searching. You want a group that feels like family and you want a location you can see yourself for the long haul.
Moon in the fifth house– Your security is in emotional connections and emotion based experiences you have with those you love the most. You need an emotional connection to feel you truly are with the ones who will see you through the harder parts of life.
Moon in the sixth house– Your emotional well being depends on how productive you are and how much you feel you’re contributing to your bottom line.
Moon in the seventh house– Your emotional desires are in being partnered to someone. You need the balance of being in a relationship (or close friendship) in order to feel grounded.
Moon in the eighth house– You need to be pushed to your limits in all ways. This can be in the form of a personal challenge or being challenged by others.
Moon in the ninth house– You need to expand your mind and your world view. You have a constant wander lust and love meeting new people, challenging yourself in new ways and visiting new places.
Moon in the tenth house– Your emotional need is to be seen. You perform great and you want to have people see the hard work, dedication and skill you bring to the table.
Moon in the eleventh house– You need to be accepted and supported by friends, family and other members of groups you’re involved with.
Moon in the twelfth house– You need to feel a connection to the spiritual world around you. You desire the psychic connection with other beings from other worlds.
If you have been wanting to learn how to read the tarot, I guarantee you will be much more comfortable with your personal deck once you read this book.
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Using a Pendulum works best with a mat like the one in the picture, it’s also a method people use to predict the gender of a baby when a woman finds out she’s pregnant (it worked for all three of my kids). It’s one of the most simple methods to use.
You hold the pendulum over your mat/stomach or whatever you’re using, make sure your hand is steady.
Wait for it to quit moving then ask your question.
When it’s working, you will feel it tug at your hand to move and it will drop to the correct response.
If you’re not using a mat of any kind, wait for the pendulum to be fully still and ask it what means no. Wait to see if it swings in a circle clockwise, counterclockwise, straight up and down or back and forth and make note of what direction means no. Ask again for yes and see what it shows.
You can also ask it to lead you in different directions- you will feel a slight pull and it will start to pull in the direction it is trying to lead you, then stop when you reach the location.
Picking out a pendulum is simple. The right pendulum will call out to you when you’re shopping. It may or may not even be what you’re looking for at the time but when it calls, it’s best to listen.
The pendulum is the most simple and easy to use divination method. There are fewer variations and fewer steps. In my opinion, pendulum is the best divination method to start studying when you’re looking to get into learning divination.
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Magical properties of Essential oils
Magical properties of healing crystals
Reiki and energy work
Wheel of the Year
I also am closing all niche sites down except Diymommy18.com. I’m also redoing that site.
If you have any topics of interest you would like to see covered either in a blog or a page separate from the blog, please don’t hesitate to let me know.