The planets have individual and predictable orbits around the sun and pathways through the constellations that correlate with the astrological signs of the Zodiac. This regularity is useful for sky viewing and creating astrology charts for a particular date.
These circular maps plot planetary positions and the aspects—angles of relationships—in a “state of the solar system” as a permanent representation of a moment in time. The ephemeris can then be consulted to find when real-time or "transiting" planets will be in the same sign and degree as planets in the birth or event chart. For instance, use the ephemerides to follow the Sun through the houses of your own birth chart, and journal on each day the Sun conjuncts a planet. The sun reveals or sheds light on a sign or house, allowing those qualities to shine and thrive. Ephemerides can also be used to look up dates of past events in your life to learn what planets were highlighted in your chart at that time. In addition, looking up dates for future plans can illuminate beneficial timing of available planetary energies.
The lower box on the page offers a quick look at Astro data such as, when a planet changes sign (an ingress occurs), aspects of the outer planet, and their change in direction or retrograde period and much more. The larger boxes represent two different months as labeled.) Use the Signs and Symbols at a Glance on page 203 of We'Moon 2020 to note the symbols or glyphs of planets, signs and aspects.
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Virgo: The grounding, motherly earth sign. Often represented as the Plant Kingdom.
She fosters organization, activism, mothering and family. Mercurial, curious, critical and engaged. The mood sharpens our minds and nerves, and sends us back to work.
What does 2020 have in store for you, dear Virgo?
What if we could reduce our and our beloveds stress levels faster and more efficiently?
You can. In this article, Mary Cole of 7Tarot, outlines how we can use the strengths and characteristics of our sun signs to reduce stress.
If you're born under the Leo Sun:
Let your soul light shine; light up the room for the benefit of all involved. Generous, idealistic, stubborn, expansive and creative, your challenge is to see the beauty in others, learn to listen and share the limelight.