describes the meaning of each planet according to the sign it's in at the present time.
Astrologers call these transits. These interpretations provide insights into the general
conditions in which we are all living. PlanetIQ is updated whenever a planet changes signs.
is a personalized
astrology forecast system based on your unique date, time and place of
birth. These individual transits to your birth chart provide a more precise
description of the energies in your life. Learn
more about Planet Forecast here.
movement of the planets is the basis for astrology's understanding of
life. Each planet, including the Sun and the Moon, has its own cycle.
Measured from our vantage point on Earth, these cycles range from just
28 days for the Moon to over 240 years for distant Pluto.
planets visible to the naked eye (Sun through Saturn) have been observed
and recorded by astrologers for thousands of years. Their meanings have
remained incredibly consistent, even among widely diverse cultures. Astrology's
basic interpretation of Mars, for example, is still about assertion and
initiative, even as the Warrior has replaced the sword with intellect
as its weapon of choice.
the characteristics of the planets is a useful way to expand your understanding
of energy, particularly related to human behavior. Some of these qualities
are part of our language already, such as "mercurial" to reflect the rapid
changes of this fast moving planet. The Moon, planet of emotions, is "moody,"
while a sunny disposition reflects the radiant qualities of the Sun. Applying
astrological language has the potential of providing perspective without
judgment, and a clearer path to recognizing essential qualities in yourself
Planets in Signs
energies are colored by the sign of the zodiac through which itís moving.
This combination of planet and sign is one of astrologyís basic tools.
It can be used to understand personal matters when calculated for an individualís
date of birth, or to understand the general trends, as used here. The
term used to describe both of these is "transits."
zodiac used by western astrologers is based on the seasons (the tropical
zodiac), not the constellations (the sidereal zodiac). About 2000 years
ago the two coincided, so that the Sun was in the constellation Aries
on the first day of spring. However, due to the movement of the Earth's
axis in a 26,000 year cycle, called precession, the signs and the seasons
no longer coincide.
seems appropriate that the West has adopted the dynamic seasonal zodiac,
while the East adheres to the unchanging constellational model. Neither
is inherently better the other, just as one language is no more correct
than another. Each is coherent in its ability to reflect the human condition
through the larger view of the solar system in which we live.
Personal and Collective Cycles
you about general astrological conditions based on where the planets are
now. These are not individual forecasts, but broad indicators of collective
patterns that touch each of us differently. This information is useful
to help understand trends and attitudes as reflected by public sentiment
and in the news. Awareness of the general mood can be a powerful tool
for understanding the behavior you see around you every day.
PlanetForecast is StarIQ's unique, free personal transit service.
It describes your cycles and patterns in an individual way by comparing
the planets in the sky at the present with their positions at the moment
of your birth.
healthy person recognizes both inner needs and outer realities. My feelings,
your feelings and our feelings are all real and all contribute to living
up to our fullest potentials.