the beginning and ending date of each sign varies from year
to year by as much as three days. These are approximate.
Please check an ephemeris for
specific dates of the particular year. Feel free to email us
for that information.
The Ram March 21-April 20*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Mars Physical
correlations: Head, Blood,face Tarot Correspondent: The
Emperor Element: Fire and Quality: Cardinal MASCULINE Color:
Red NATURAL HOUSE: First NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Angular and Life Polar
KEYWORDS: pioneer, assertive PHRASE:
The Bull April 21-May 20*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Venus Physical
correlations: Neck, Nape,shoulders,throat Tarot Correspondent: The
Hierophant Element: Earth and Quality: Fixed FEMININE Color:
Green NATURAL HOUSE: Second NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Succedent and Substance Polar
KEYWORDS: practical, sensual PHRASE:
The Twins May 21-June 20*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Mercury Physical
correlations: Lungs, bronchial tubes, collarbone, arms and hands Tarot
Correspondent: The Lovers Element: Air and Quality: Mutable MASCULINE Color:
Yellow Natural House: Third NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Cadent and Relationship or
Relative Polar sign: Sagittarius
KEYWORDS: congenial, quick-witted PHRASE:
The Crab June 21-July22*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Moon Physical
correlations: Stomach, female breasts, glands Tarot
Correspondent: The Chariot Element: Water and Quality: Cardinal FEMININE Color:
Brown NATURAL HOUSE: Fourth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Angular and Terminal or
Endings. Polar Sign: Capricorn
KEYWORDS: intuitive, maternal PHRASE:
The Lion July 23-August 22*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Sun Physical
correlations: Heart, circulatory system, spinal column Tarot
Correspondent: Strength Element: Fire and Quality: Fixed MASCULINE Color:
Gold NATURAL HOUSE: Fifth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Succedent and Life.
KEYWORDS: dramatic, generous PHRASE:
The Virgin August 23-September 22*
Ruler: Mercury Physical
correlations: Intestinal tract, metabolism, solar plexus Tarot
Correspondent: The Hermit Element: Earth and Quality: Mutable FEMININE Color:
Orange NATURAL HOUSE: Sixth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Cadent and Substance. Polar
KEYWORDS: discriminating, methodical PHRASE:
The Scales September 23-October 22*
Ruler: Venus Physical
correlations: Kidneys, renal pelvis, bladder, skin Tarot
Correspondent: Justice Element: Air and Quality: Cardinal MASCULINE Color:
White NATURAL HOUSE: Seventh NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Angular and Relative or
Relationship. Polar Sign: Aries
KEYWORDS: artistic, diplomatic PHRASE:
The Scorpion October23-November 21*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Pluto Classical
Ruler: Mars Physical
correlations: Genitals Tarot Correspondent: Death Element: Water and Quality: Fixed FEMININE Color:
Black NATURAL HOUSE: Eighth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Succedent and Endings or
Terminal. Polar Sign: Taurus
KEYWORDS: investigative, aware PHRASE:
The Archer November 22-December 21*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Jupiter Physical
correlations: Hips, thighs, liver and gallbladder Tarot Correspondent: Temperance Element: Fire and Quality: Mutable MASCULINE
Color: Blue NATURAL HOUSE: Ninth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Cadent or Life
Polar Sign: Gemini
KEYWORDS: philosophical, broad-minded PHRASE:
The Goat December 22-January 20*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Saturn Physical
correlations: Bone system, knees, nails Tarot Correspondent: The
Guardian Element: Earth and Quality: Cardinal FEMININE Color:
Gray NATURAL HOUSE: Tenth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Angular and Substance Polar
KEYWORDS: cautious, hardworking PHRASE:
The Water-Carrier January 21-February
Modern Planetary Ruler: Uranus Classical
Planetary Ruler: Saturn Physical
correlations: Lower leg, pancreas Tarot Correspondent: The
Star Element: Air and Quality: Fixed MASCULINE Color:
Blue/Green NATURAL HOUSE: Eleventh NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Succedent and Relationship or
Relative Polar Sign: Leo
KEYWORDS: individualistic, altruistic PHRASE:
The Fish February 20-March 20*
Modern Planetary Ruler: Neptune Classical
Planetary Ruler: Jupiter Physical
correlations: Feet and ankles Tarot Correspondent: The
Moon Element: Water and Quality: Mutable FEMININE Color: Purple NATURAL
HOUSE: Twelfth NATURAL
HOUSE QUALITIES: Cadent and Endings or
Terminal Polar Sign: Virgo
KEYWORDS: sacrificing, introspective PHRASE:
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Sun: Exalted in Aries, Detriment in Aquarius, Fall in Libra and Dignity in Leo.
Orbits the entire zodiac in one year. Stays on the average
of one month in each sign. The sun embodies your reflections
on your own character and personality development and
how it occurs. Often your particular "path" or
goal is inherent in the characteristics of the Sun. Ruler
of the Zodiac Sign Leo.
self, outward appearance
Moon: Exalted in Taurus, Detriment in Capricorn, Fall in Scorpio and Dignity in Cancer.
Orbits the entire zodiac in 27 days. Stays on the average
of about 2 days in each sign. The moon represents the inner
nature of the self. This is where all the unconscious and
instinctive as well as intuitive reactions stem from. This
is often considered the characteristics of the "subconscious". Minor
Benefic.Ruler of the Zodiac Sign Cancer.
Mercury: Exalted in Virgo, Detriment in Sagittarius, Fall in Pisces and Dignity in Gemini.
Orbits the entire zodiac in about 87 days. Remains in each
Zodiac sign on the average of 7 days. This planet stands
for the mind and intellect as well as communication. All
the mental faculties are embodied within this planet's
characteristics. Some refer to it as the path that thought
travels between the unconscious mind and the conscious
mind. Mercury in Retrograde which
happens about four times a year can wreak havoc on signed
contracts, author's drafts, computer systems, and just
about anything that has a mode of communication and commitment
will need to be redone when this tiny planet closest to
the Sun appears Retrograde.
Considered a Minor
Benefic. Ruler of the Zodiac Signs: Gemini and Virgo.
and mental communication
Venus: Exalted in Pisces, Detriment in Aries, Fall in Virgo and Dignity in Taurus and Libra.
Orbits the entire zodiac in 225 days and remains in each
sign on the average of 19 days. This planet symbolizes
love, feeling, peace and harmony in relationships. Like
Mercury being so close to the Sun, its place in a natal
chart is usually either the same as the Sun or falling
within two houses from the Sun Sign.Considered a Major
Benefic. Ruler of the Zodiac Signs: Taurus and Libra.
Mars: Exalted in Capricorn, Detriment in Libra, Fall in Cancer and Dignity in Aries and Scorpio.
Orbits the entire zodiac in 687 days and stays an average
of about 2 months in each sign. This planet embodies the
strength one has in their will to achieve and conquer their
goals. An often maligned planet due to its namesake, Mars
the God of War, one needs to be reminded that Mars was
also the God of Husbandry. Thus Martian aspects in a chart
often represent animal magnetism and great understanding
of nature. Considered a Major
Malefic. Ruler of Aries and Scorpio.
Jupiter: Exalted in Cancer, Detriment in Gemini, Fall in Capricorn and Dignity in Sagittarius.
Orbits through the zodiac around every 12 years and stays
in each sign an average of about one year. This large planet
is interpreted largely on its size as a characteristic
of expansion in one's chart. Trust and your values in life's
meaning are embodied in this planet. Jupiter also represents
career, good fortune and prosperity as well as wisdom and
dignity. Considered a Major
Benefic.Ruler of the Zodiac sign: Sagittarius.
Saturn: Exalted in Libra, Detriment in Cancer, Fall in Aries and Dignity in Capricorn.
Orbits through all the signs once every 29 years or so.
When it returns to the exact degree and sign of a natal
chart position this is called the "Saturn Return".
This happens around 28.5 years and 57 years of age. Stays
in each sign an average of two years. This planet represents
structure, steadfastness, determination, and limitation.
The effect that Saturn aspects may have are often for the
individual to redefine their boundaries as well as encountering
restrictions that may be unpleasant. The limitations are
often self-perceived. Much of the challenge is to learn
what is the self-induced limitation. All this is in the
name of transformation but could be a time for separations
and farewells. Considered a Major
Malefic. Ruler of the Zodiac signs: Capricorn and Aquarius.
Orbits takes about 51 years and connects to both Saturn
and Uranus orbits. Not astronomically called a planet,
but instead is referred to as a Centaur which is neither
asteroid or planet because of size and "coma" but
considered a "mini-planet. Chiron will stay 8 years
in Aries and only 1 and 1/2 in Libra due to its odd orbit.
First discovered in 1977, it has been astrologically recognized
since 1992. It is termed the "wounded healer" ,
thus another area of interpretation for karma astrology.
One astrologer, Zane Stein, considers Chiron the Ruler
for Virgo through Sagittarius.
Healing from the Past, healing others
or Uranus: Exalted in Scorpio, Detriment in Leo, Fall in Taurus,
and Dignity in Aquarius.
Discovered in 1781, the planet takes 84 years to traverse
through the zodiac and remains in each sign on an average
of 7 years. This is the planet that embodies freedom and
independence. It has the nickname as "liberator".
Its effect can be of unexpectant changes and upheaval.
Considered a Minor
Malefic. Ruler of the Zodiac sign: Aquarius.
Neptune: Exalted in Leo, Detriment in Capricorn, Fall in Aquarius,
and Dignity in Pisces.
Discovered in 1846, its orbit through the zodiac is 165
years. The duration in one sign is 14 years. Saturn teaches
boundaries and Neptune DISSOLVES boundaries. Neptune's
effect is mystical and of the spiritual realm. Those chart
aspected well with Neptune usually prove to have psychic
and clairvoyant abilities. The down side is this is the
planet that indicates addiction to drugs and alcohol and
destructive behavior because there is difficulty in coping
with the mundane world. Considered a Minor
Malefic. Ruler of the Zodiac sign: Pisces.
Pluto: Detriment in Taurus, Exalted and Fall not
determined as of yet, Dignity in Scorpio.
Discovered in 1930, its orbit takes a whopping 248 years
to visit all the signs in the zodiac belt. It overstays
its welcome in each sign to the tune of 21 years on the
average but it can vary from 11 to 30 years because of
its unusual orbit. Pluto represents the deepest transformational
power a person experiences in life. The characteristics
this planet brings to the surface is powerlessness, helplessness,
dependency, and emotional entanglement. Obsession is also
indicated. Considered a Minor
Malefic. Ruler of the Zodiac sign: Scorpio.
North Node and Moon's
South Node: The moon is facing part south and
north of the Sun's orbit thus the two directional names.
If the Moon comes from the South it is called Ascending
Moon's Node, North Node, or Dragon's Head. Coming from
the North it is Descending Moon's Node, South Node and
Dragon's Tail. The opposition creates an automatic aspect
to each other. The meaning are as well opposite. The
South Node indicates something you have mastered and
learned in the past, old patterns that the soul carried
forward to this life time, karmically speaking. The North
Node indicates what needs to accomplished in this life
time and is directly opposite of the past. The effect
is expressed primarily in the HOUSE that
it resides in and not the Zodiac Sign.
of Fortune:this is a point in space rather than
a celestial body. The Part of Fortune shows the Moon
at sunrise and and indicates the relationship of the
Sun and the Moon. This a mathematical equation of calculating
the longitude of the Ascendant to the longitude of the
Moon and subtracting the longitude of the Sun to receive
the sum which is the Part of Fortune. The thumbnail meaning
is that the HOUSE that the Part of Fortune resides in
is where the person will be the most fortunate but modern
astrology also looks at the Part of Fortune in relationship
to karmic readings.
The path of the orbit of a planet is ecliptic, their speed,
as viewed by the Earth, varies by their position in the
ecliptic journey. Earth is also moving in this ecliptic
path which results with it being "faster" than
another planet. This makes that planet appear as if it
is moving backwards. The Retrograde planets in a natal
chart play a major role in working with Karmic astrology.
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Asteroids are a belt of orbiting debris of what has
been speculated as a disintegrated planet between the
orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Some astrologers believe
that the belt is the remains of what use to be Pluto
and that Pluto was "exiled" to the outer
rim. The four major asteroids considered in today's
astrology are listed below but there are thousands
of these boulders in orbit between the Red Planet and
the Giant Planet. The four asteroids focused on representing
different aspects of the feminine. These attributes
are identified because at the time of the discovery
(early 19th century) was the beginning of the women's
movement in the West.
the owners of Indigo Ray recognize the astronomical
existence of the Asteroid, astrologically the owners
do not have enough research data on hand to draw any
professional interpretations. We can erect a chart
that includes the asteroid information at the time
of your birth but we would refer you to a more able
astrologer such as Demetra George for interpretation.
you wish to have your chart include the Asteroids,
please so request.
(Demeter): This is the first asteroid to
be discovered on New Year's Day in 1801. It is also
the largest. Named for the Earth Goddess and mother
of Persephone. The asteroid represents the process
of motherhood and nurturing in the individual's chart
and is attributed to the sign of Cancer as
a co-ruler to the Moon.
(Hera): This is the third of the major asteroids
to be discovered in 1805. Juno is the Wife aspect
of the four asteroids and of course, the consort
of Jupiter and thus the astrology of Juno represents
the partnering energy of intimate relationship. Much
of the interpretation has to do with boundaries in
relationships. This sign is attributed to Taurus as
a co-ruler to Venus.
Athene (Minerva): The second asteroid to
be discovered in the year 1802. Pallas, astrologically,
identifies the wisdom and pursuit of intellect in
a person's chart. It represents the creative use
of the mental faculty in combination with ageless
wisdom. This sign is attributed to Aquarius as
a co-ruler of Mercury and Uranus
(Hestia): Discovered in 1807, in mythology,
Vesta is a sister of Jupiter and Juno who chooses
to remain a virgin and will not marry. Goddess of
the hearth fire and thus her symbol is the flame.
Asteroid Vesta is interpreted largely as the domestic
engineer and the effects of sexual intimacy. This
sign is involved to both Virgo and Scorpio but
is co-ruler of Pluto.
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