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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What does 2020 have in store for you, Sagittarius?
Sagittarius (Nov. 21-Dec.21) Wander. Under Mutable Fire Sagittarius, we want to expand our horizons, travel in the mind, body or spirit, to commune with strangers and with the natural world.
you are worthy, dear sagittarius, not because of the work you do, or the people you help, or your potent intuition. you are worthy simply because you are.
What does 2020 hold for you, Mysterious Scorpio?
Fixed water Scorpio calls us to look within and face our fears, look under the rocks and find root causes. The mood is curious, mysterious, magical, sexual, introspective, and profound: we need to add faith, trust and humor.
saturn and pluto have been working with you for years to take responsibility for your words and thoughts. as above, so below. as within, so without.
What Does 2020 Hold in store for you, Dear Libra?
Libra (Air): Beauty, equality, egalitarianism, cooperation. We grow more friendly, relationship oriented, and incensed by injustice. We're called to to empower our beloveds and work towards social justice, beauty and dynamic peace.
There is a deep, visceral work for you to do here, work that will support you in creating truly nourishing homes and familial environments.