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What is astrology?  Basically it is the study of the heavens.  An astrologer will take a person's birth data (i.e. date, time and place of birth) and mathematically calculate the exact picture of the sky at the time of the birth.  The resulting chart is known as the horoscope.  These are the energies a person has to deal with throughout this life.  It is not fortune-telling, nor do the planets cause anything to happen.  The planets are obeying Universal Laws just like we are.  The planets have been observed throughout recorded history.  It was noticed that certain planets seemed to be associated with certain energies (e.g. Jupiter - bounty; Saturn - restriction).  Because the position of the planets could be mathematically predicted, it was possible to learn what types of energies one would experience at any given time.  But the person is not fated to live out a certain pattern.  He does not need to go through life on automatic.  He can utilize the good aspects and learn to overcome the so-called bad aspects.  Actually the bad aspects are areas of our life where we must learn to overcome our limitations and where we will be much stronger when we do.  Most people know their Sun Sign: are in necessary  will be able to find a tarot forum Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricon, Aquarius or Pisces.  But there are 10 planets (in astrology the Sun and Moon are considered planets), whose placements in the natal horoscope are crucial in determining what types of energies a person will be dealing with in this lifetime.

If you can't afford a profressional astrologer, The Electronic Astrologer is the next best thing!

The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Horoscope is a computer-generated report that is a comprehensive delineation of an individual's natal horoscope.  The text for The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Horoscope was written by noted astrologer Maritha Pottenger.

The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Future is a computer-generated report that progresses an individual's natal planets up to the present time.  The text for The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Future was written by Maria Kay Simms & Maritha Pottenger.

Check out the Sample Reports page to see samples of the Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Horoscope and the Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Future.

Then check out our monthly forecast for your Sun Sign.  Also check out the forecast for the sign on your Ascendent, if known.


Planets are one of the four basic building blocks of astrology. When astrologers say "planets," they usually refer to the eight planets of our solar system other than Earth (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) plus the Sun and the Moon. We know that the Sun is actually a star and the Moon is actually a satellite, but it is simplest to call all bodies planets.  Astrologically, each of the planets represents a drive or need within you. A planet is like the verb in a sentence; it indicates where the action is. Planets comprise the most important building block in astrology.

Your "sky map" (horoscope) places planets in any of 12 signs and any of 12 houses. Each planet has a different meaning, depending upon the house and the sign of the zodiac which it occupies. The zodiac is an imaginary circle, out in space. (This circle is not the same as the constellations with the same names as the zodiac signs.)  The zodiac is determined by the Earth's seasons and the Earth's path around the Sun. The Earth's path around the Sun, extended into infinity, forms the circle of the zodiac. The position of the Sun at the vernal equinox--spring in the Northern Hemisphere--defines 0 degrees of the sign Aries--the beginning of the zodiac. Looking out from the Earth, we see each planet in front of a certain part of the zodiac circle. That position determines what sign of the zodiac the planet is in. Your day-of-birth determines the sign of the zodiac occupied by the Sun. That is your "Sun sign" which many popular columns abbreviate to just "your sign." The zodiac signs occupied by the other planets are determined by both your year of birth and your day of birth.  Your time of birth may be needed to know your Moon sign, because the Moon changes signs about every 2-1/2 days. Also, if you were born on a day when the Sun or a planet was changing signs (near a boundary point of the zodiacal circle), you will need to know your time of birth to determine which sign that planet is in. (Remember, astrologers call the Sun and Moon "planets" for convenience, even though the Sun is a star and the Moon is a satellite.)  The signs modify the planets, like adjectives modify verbs in English.  You will express the drive symbolized by the planet in a manner described by the sign it occupies. Each sign has a number of different possibilities. The symbols of astrology work on many levels. Everything has more than one meaning.  Note that most potentials have both an "up" side and a "down" side--a positive and a negative. Astrology simply mirrors our potentials. We have the power to manifest either side in our lives (and we can change from one to the other by applying effort)

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