The more imaginative and unique you are the better and the more cost efficient and simplistic the greater the rewards. Limitations will result if you are over-indulgent or live an unhealthy lifestyle. Astrologically speaking, the Sun is usually thought to represent the conscious ego , the self and its expression, personal power, pride and authority, leadership qualities and the principles of creativity, spontaneity, health and vitality, the sum of which is named the "life force". Astrologers by nationality List of astrologers. Archived from the original on 19 November Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and is exalted in Scorpio.
The 1st-century poet Manilius, described the planet as ardent and as the lesser malefic. In Medical astrology , Mars presides over the genitals , the muscular system, the gonads and adrenal glands. It was traditionally held to be hot and excessively dry and ruled the choleric humor. It was associated with fever, accidents, trauma, pain and surgery. In modern astrology, Mars is the primary native ruler of the first house.
While the planet Venus tends to the overall relationship atmosphere, that is desire, union, and harmony, Mars is the passionate impulse and action, assertiveness, discipline, willpower and stamina. Dante Alighieri associated Mars with the liberal art of arithmetic.
In Chinese astrology, Mars is ruled by the element fire , which is passionate, energetic and adventurous. In Indian astrology , Mars is called Mangala and represents energy, confidence and ego. Jupiter is the ruling planet of Sagittarius , exalted in Cancer , fall in Capricorn , and a detriment in Gemini. In classical Roman mythology, Jupiter is the ruler of the gods and their guardian and protector, and his symbol is the thunderbolt.
The Romans believed that Jupiter granted them supremacy because they had honored him more than any other people had. Jupiter was "the fount of the auspices upon which the relationship of the city with the gods rested. His image in the Republican and Imperial Capitol bore regalia associated with Rome's ancient kings and the highest consular and Imperial honours.
In the same way, the planet Jupiter is the king of the other planets, a giant in size with spectacular, brightly colored clouds and intense storms. Furthermore, Jupiter is usually the fourth-brightest object in the sky after the Sun, the Moon and Venus.
Astrologically speaking, Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune. Jupiter governs long distance and foreign travel, big business and wealth, higher education, religion, and the law.
It is also associated with the urge for freedom and exploration, as well with gambling and merrymaking. The 1st-century poet Manilius described Jupiter as temperate and benign, and the greater benefic.
It was regarded as warm and moist in nature, and therefore favorable to life. In medicine, Jupiter is associated with the liver, pituitary gland, and the disposition of fats; it governed the sanguine humor. In modern astrology, Jupiter is the primary native ruler of the ninth house. Jupiter is associated with Thursday, and in Romance languages, the name for Thursday often comes from Jupiter e.
Dante Alighieri associated Jupiter with the liberal art of geometry. In Chinese astrology, Jupiter is ruled by the element wood , which is patient, hard-working, and reliable. In Indian astrology , Jupiter is known as Guru or Brihaspati and is known as the 'great teacher'. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn , exalted in Libra , fall in Aries , and a detriment in Cancer. In classical Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of seeds, crops, and the harvest agriculture , leader of the titans, father and founder of civilizations, social order, and conformity.
The glyph is shaped like a scythe, but it is known as the "crescent below the cross", whereas Jupiter's glyph is the "crescent above the cross". Famous rings of the planet Saturn that enclose and surround it, reflect the idea of human limits. During ancient Roman society, the Romans worshiped Saturn as the highest ranking and most important god among their pantheon of deities, sharing that same prestige with Jupiter.
Astrologically speaking, Saturn is associated with focus, precision, nobility, ethics, civility, lofty goals, career, great achievements, dedication, authority figures, ordered hierarchy, stability, virtues, productiveness, valuable hard lessons learned, destiny, traditions, structures, protective roles, balance, and karma reaping what you have sowed or divine cosmic justice but with limitations, restrictions, boundaries, anxiety, tests, practicality, reality, and time.
It concerns a person's sense of duty, commitment, responsibility, including their physical and emotional endurance in times of hardships. Saturn also represents the part of a person's concern with long-term planning or foresight.
The Return of Saturn is said to mark significant events in each person's life. According to the 1st-century poet Manilius, Saturn is sad, morose, and cold, and is the greater malefic. According to Claudius Ptolemy, "Saturn is lord of the right ear, the spleen, the bladder, the phlegm, and the bones. It governed the melancholic humor. Saturn is associated with Saturday, which was named after the deity Saturn.
Dante Alighieri associated Saturn with the liberal art of astronomia astronomy and astrology. In Chinese astrology, Saturn is ruled by the element earth , which is warm, generous, and co-operative. In Indian astrology , Saturn is called Shani or "Sani", representing a noteworthy career and longevity.
He is also the bringer of obstacles and hardship. Since the invention of the telescope, Western astrology has incorporated Uranus, Neptune, Ceres, Pluto, and other bodies into its methodology. The Indian and Chinese astrologies have tended to retain the ancient seven-planet system.
Meanings have had to be assigned to them by modern astrologers, usually according to the major events that occurred in the world at the time of their discovery. As these astrologers are usually Western, the social and historical events they describe have an inevitable Western emphasis. Astrologers consider the "extra-Saturnian" planets to be "impersonal" or generational planets, meaning their effects are felt more across whole generations of society.
Their effects in individuals depend upon how strongly they feature in that individual's birth-chart. The following are their characteristics as accepted by most astrologers. Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius and is exalted in Scorpio. In classical Greek mythology, Uranus is the personification of the sky. The planet Uranus is very unusual among the planets in that it rotates on its side, so that it presents each of its poles to the Sun in turn during its orbit; causing both hemispheres to alternate between being bathed in light and lying in total darkness over the course of the orbit.
Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun, spending about 7 years in each sign of the zodiac. Uranus was discovered to be a planet only in by Sir William Herschel. Astrological interpretations associate Uranus with the principles of ingenuity, new or unconventional ideas, individuality, discoveries, electricity, inventions, democracy, and revolutions.
Uranus, among all planets, most governs genius. Uranus governs societies, clubs, and any group based on humanitarian or progressive ideals. Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, rules freedom and originality. In society, it rules radical ideas and people, as well as revolutionary events that upset established structures. Uranus is also associated with Wednesday, alongside Mercury Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury.
In art and literature, the discovery of Uranus coincided with the Romantic movement, which emphasized individuality and freedom of creative expression. Additionally, it is often linked to an individual's animal spirit. When it comes to medicine, Uranus is believed to be particularly associated with the sympathetic nervous system, mental disorders, breakdowns and hysteria, spasms, and cramps.
Uranus is considered by modern astrologers to be the primary native ruler of the eleventh house. Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces and is exalted in Aquarius. In classical Roman mythology, Neptune is the god of the sea, and the deep, ocean blue color of the planet Neptune reflects this. Neptune takes years to orbit the Sun, spending approximately 14 years Astrologically speaking, Neptune is associated with idealism, dreams, dissolution, artistry, and empathy, but with illusion and vagueness too.
In political terms, Neptune was linked to the rise of nationalist movements throughout Europe in countries like Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, and Serbia, seeking independence for their nations inspired by an idealized past of legend.
It was also linked to the rise of socialism and the beginnings of the welfare state. Neptune coincided with the utopian ideals of Communism, when Marx and Engels first published ' The Communist Manifesto ' in In art, the impressionist movement began a trend away from literal representation, to one based on the subtle, changing moods of light and color.
In medicine, Neptune is seen to be particularly associated with the thalamus, the spinal canal, and uncertain illnesses or neuroses. Neptune is considered by modern astrologers to be the primary ruler of the twelfth house. Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio and is exalted in Leo. In classical Roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld who is extremely wealthy. The alchemical symbol was given to Pluto on its discovery, three centuries after alchemical practices had all but disappeared.
The alchemical symbol can therefore be read as spirit over mind, transcending matter. Pluto takes years to make a full circuit of the zodiac, but its progress is highly variable: Astrologically speaking, Pluto is called "the great renewer", and is considered to represent the part of a person that destroys in order to renew, through bringing buried, but intense needs and drives to the surface, and expressing them, even at the expense of the existing order.
A commonly used keyword for Pluto is "transformation". Pluto is also associated with Tuesday, alongside Mars. Its entry in Cancer in , the sign in which it was later discovered, coincided with World War I. It is also associated with nuclear armament due to such weapons using plutonium , which was named after the dwarf planet.
Nuclear research had its genesis in the s and 40s when it entered Leo during WWII and during which the world experienced the detonations of the atomic bombs for the first time in Japan and later gave rise to the polarized nuclear standoff of the Cold War, with the mass consumer societies of the United States and other democracies facing the totalitarian state of the USSR.
The discovery of Pluto also occurred just after the birth of modern psychoanalysis, when Freud and Jung began to explore the depths of the unconscious. In real life events and culture, Pluto has been a major astrological aspect. When it comes to art, movements like Cubism and Surrealism began to de-construct the "normal" view of the world. In medicine, Pluto is seen to be associated with regenerative forces in the body involving cell formation and the reproductive system.
Ceres is the smallest identified dwarf planet in the Solar System, but is significantly the largest object in the asteroid belt. It was discovered on 1 January by Giuseppe Piazzi, and is named after Ceres, the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and of motherly love.
It was the first asteroid discovered, taking up about one-third of the entire mass of its asteroid belt. Ceres was assigned a planetary symbol, and remained listed as a planet in astronomy books and tables for about half a century. The debate surrounding Pluto and what constitutes a planet led to Ceres being considered for reclassification as a planet, but in the end Ceres and Pluto were classified as the first members of the new dwarf planet category.
In mythology, Ceres is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Demeter , and is the goddess of agriculture. The goddess and metaphorically the planet is also associated with the reproductive issues of an adult woman, as well as pregnancy and other major transitions in a woman's life, including the nine months of gestation time, family bonds and relationships. Currently accepted beliefs and practices, Ceres is the ruling planet of Taurus .
Ceres is exalted in Virgo . Virgo is ruled by Chiron and Chiron Falls in Gemini. Ceres epitomizes independent women who are often unmarried since, according to myth, Ceres is an unmarried goddess who chose to become a mother without a husband or partner.
While the moon represents our ideal of "motherhood", Ceres would represent how our real and nature motherhood should be. Ceres, as the Goddess who has control over nature's resources and cycles, may astrologically be considered the planet of the Environment. Returning to mythology, an early environmental villain is the figure of Erysichthon , the tearer up of the earth, who cut down trees in a grove sacred to Ceres-Demeter, for which he was punished by the goddess with fearful hunger.
In this sense Ceres became an emerging archetype in the awareness of recent climate change , and is entering our collective consciousness as a need to take care of our natural and irreplaceable resources in the 21st century.
Ceres represents a leap towards a future of ecological responsibility and knowledge. As an indicator for environmental or community activism, Ceres would represent for some astrologers the wave of the future. Some asteroids such as Pallas and Vesta , as well as dwarf planet Ceres , can sometimes be seen with binoculars Vesta even with the naked eye , but these were not recognized as planetary, and perhaps not even noticed, until the early 19th century.
Although asteroids have been known to both astronomers and astrologers for more than years, they are often ignored by astrologers. The tradition of some astrologers casting charts with minor planets originates with these asteroids. Since the discovery of Chiron in the s, some astrologers have been casting the new "planet", although astronomers consider it a centaur a kind of intermediate object between comet and asteroid. In the 21st century, several new planet-sized bodies, including Sedna , Quaoar , Haumea , and Eris , have been discovered, but not yet incorporated into mainstream astrological predictions, although some more avant-garde groups have attempted to incorporate them.
Comets and novae have been observed and discussed for several thousand years. Comets in particular were portents of great interest to ancient people and given various astrological interpretations. Both phenomena are rarely visible to the naked-eye, and are ignored by most modern astrologers. The near-earth asteroid Cruithne is thought to influence the zodiac and some personal horoscopes. Some astrologers have hypothesized about the existence of unseen or undiscovered planets. In , astrologer Sepharial proposed the existence of Earth's "Dark Moon" Lilith , and since then, some astrologers have been using it in their charts; though the same name is also and now, more commonly used in astrology to refer to the axis of the actual Moon's orbit.
The 20th-century German school of astrology known as Uranian astrology also claimed that many undiscovered planets existed beyond the orbit of Neptune, giving them names such as Cupido, Hades, Zeus, Kronos, Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus, and Poseidon, and charting their supposed orbits.
These orbits have not coincided, however, with more recent discoveries by astronomers of objects beyond Neptune. Other astrologers have focused on the theory that in time, all twelve signs of the zodiac will each have their own ruler, so that another two planets have yet to be discovered; namely the "true" rulers of Taurus and Virgo.
The names of the planets mentioned in this regard by some are Vulcan ruler of Virgo and Apollo , the Roman god of the Sun ruler of Taurus.
In other words, it is claimed that the two planets to be discovered will be named after an earth god or goddess such as the Horae , and after Aether , the Roman and Greek god of the upper air and stars. In Western astrology, the symbolism associated with the planets also relates to the zodiac signs and houses of the horoscope in their various rulerships. For instance, the description of Mars is masculine, impulsive, and active.
Aries is ruled by Mars and has a similar description, representing an active, masculine archetype. Similarly, the first house is also ruled by Mars, and deals with a person's physical health and strength, and the manner in which they project themselves.
Present-day signs , houses and planetary associations. The planets in the table rule the signs on the same row, and the houses do correspond with the signs on the same row i. Mars rules Aries; Aries and first house share some correspondences. However, it is only modern astrology that links the planets to the houses in this order. Traditional houses and planetary relationships. Although these traditions differ across astrological branches since for example, the Sun originally was said to "joy" in the First and Tenth Houses but was actually unfortunate in the Fifth House where it gave infertility and Leo was said to be a barren sign so its supposed beneficial association with the Fifth House is a much more recent interpretation.
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July Learn how and when to remove this template message. For the such restricted astrology, see Sun sign astrology. Saxl, Saturn und Melancholie , Frankfurt Baer, Representations of "planet-children" in Turkish manuscripts , in: Astrophysics and Space Science. Be a little selfish and explore some of the creative avenues you have longed to pursue. Get on with it. The coast is clear and every minute you waste wondering if your timing is right is a minute lost. You have something that is worth promoting.
Be smart, stay in control and give your all. You can expect to have more discipline but unless you put it into something constructive you will not make gains. Change is in the works but not all will be to your benefit. Impulsiveness must be avoided and strategy put into play, only then can you reap the rewards of your labor. Hard work, dedication, loyalty and moderation will lead to your success. Prosperity, security and confidence will rise to the surface allowing you the freedom to do as you please.
You can take what you have and turn it into something more substantial then even you thought possible. Position yourself for success and all that goes along with making it to the top. Prudence and patience will be necessary when it comes to conducting yourself professionally, personally and financially. Trouble will surface out of nowhere and you must be ready to deal with these matters practically and efficiently.
If you can avoid impulsive action and prove that you can methodically manipulate whatever challenge you face in a positive way you will be rewarded in the end. You will have to be resourceful in order to maintain what you have and to make minimal gains. Give a little take a little but most of all be productive.
A year to plan, organize and do everything by the book, to end old conditions and to let go of what you cannot recover. A time to make peace with those you pushed away but realize you still need to have by your side. The Rat is the first in a lunar-year cycle of animal-year signs.
The twelve animals, in order, are rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Thus, the last year was Pig and the next will be Ox. It represents the beginning of the winter season, December, the eleventh month in the Taoist lunar calendar.
It is an emblem of timidity and meanness, of ingenuity and fertility. It is also regarded as the symbol of industry and prosperity on account of its ability for locating, acquiring and hoarding abundant supplies of food. This branch will not rest until it solves the mystery or uncovers the secret; it is the most inquisitive of all the branches. The Rat is an innovator, an experienced negotiator and networker, both sociable and active. His adept flattery and solicitious nature open many doors into influential circles.
He is sentimental and intuitive in his relationships and can be very giving. Fiercely protective of those he loves and of his own interests, he is a perceptive and penetrating critic of his enemies. One is well advised to listen to his advice. His innovation, honesty, charm and persistence make him a formidable business person who will make his presence felt in any field in which he participates. He is an opportunist who likes to seize the initiative, and is ambitious and progress-oriented.
He needs to stay occupied or he can become restless or short-tempered. A Taoist legend has it that Buddha summoned together twelve symbolic animals to cross the river and come to him before he departed the Earth. As recompense for his promptness, Buddha awarded him the honor of first position and leadership of the lunar cycle.
Rat After Bitter Melons and Fruits. In Japanese lore, the Rat is the symbol or attribute of Daikoku, the popular god of wealth and prosperity, commerce, the kitchen, and food. The patron deity of artisans, craftsmen, farmers and millers, as well as of businessmen, bankers and financiers, Daikoku is one of the Shichi Fukujin, or Seven Lucky Gods of Japan.
The Rat was supposed by the ancient Chinese to turn into a quail in the spring, and quails into rats during the eighth month. The actual date of transformation was recorded in the imperial almanac. Also, the front paws of the rat have four fingers Yin and the back paws have five toes Yang. In the traditional Chinese mind, which is echoed in the annually-reprinted ancient almanac, the Rat is the sign of ambition, charm and aggressiveness. Though he appears calm, well-balanced and happy on the surface, the patient and practical Rat can be anxious, restless, aggitated and quick-tempered when he loses control.
His tendencies are more toward the intellectual than the manual. Not only imaginative but also perceptive, the Rat is able to see things realistically and can instantaneously access people and situations. Alert and level-headed, he knows when to seize an opportunity and has no qualms about how unscrupulously he may gain the advantage in any particular situation. He also is willing to put in a lot of hard work to reach his objective. He is well informed and given to checking out all the options before taking a stand.
Frugal and cost-conscious, he is always comparing and bargaining to get the best possible deal. He can come on too strong for some people but he just feels he needs to take control of the situation before things get out of hand.
Because Rat is a nocturnal animal, he loves to stay up until the wee hours, for that is his creative time. He is adept at ferretting out the secrets of others, while guarding his own adroitly. The Rat is at his best in a crisis. The main virtue in the Rat character is honesty. Anything he undertakes he will follow though to the bitter end. Communication is his forte and he is always in touch with his environment.
This is an aggressive male or positive sign in Chinese reckoning and with his Yang character he is able to fend for himself because he is rarely in doubt about what he wants. Persistent and hardworking, he feels he should be well rewarded for his efforts and is not above taking his just due if he feels he will be short-changed or cheated in any way. A tendency to be lazy and materialistic are perhaps the most negative of the Rat qualities.
Unfortunately, although parsimonious with his money sometimes he can be a spendthrift; he will deny himself nothing. Rats can be terrible gossips and charming parasites.
When unhappy or beset with difficulties, they can become fretful and obsessive, threatening an anger that might break through their usual charming and easy-going nature. Under negative influences they can be sly, secretive, critical and judgmental of others.
They can be relentlessly striving perfectionists perpetually dissatisfied with themselves. The most important thing for the Rat to remember is to take it a little more easy on himself, learn to accept his mistakes and indulge himself in a few harmless peccadilloes.
He must learn to control his avarice and ambition. His most important lesson in life is knowing when to stop and in not underestimating others. Luck and being in the right place can only take him so far. If he could master his perpetual discontent and his insistence on living in the present moment, he would have very few difficulties. Dynamic and idealistic, the practical Rat will bond well with those who share the same progress- and performance-oriented outlook on life, self-starters like himself who are adept at handling matters with initiative and innovation.
Charming, materialistic, warm-hearted and passionate, Rats are opportunists who live for the moment and seldom plan for the future. They are not built for hard work. When they make money it is usually a result of their intelligence. Their sharp eye for detail and good bargaining abilities provide them with a head start in business. They are highly sociable and enjoy large gatherings. They have great appetites and appreciate fine cusine.
They are renowned for their loyalty to both family and friends. Rats absolutely dote upon their children and easily express the physical side of love. They find it virtually impossible to deny those whom they love anything. Rats are generally lucky and can easily adapt to any company and circumstances with their quick wits and broadminded approach.
The Rat will have a happy childhood and a carefree youth — perhaps the best time of his life. The second part of his life, however, may be stormy and troublesome. He may lose his money in a bad business deal, or his happiness in an unfortunate love affair. The third part of his life will be comfortable, and his old age as peaceful as he could wish.
However, according to legend Rats tend to die a sudden death. Rats born in the evening are more alert, active and hardworking than those born during the day. For the Rat, however, everything varies according to whether he was born in the summer or the winter of his year. In summer the lofts and granaries are full, but in winter he will be obliged to go out and forage for his food, and he must watch out for the traps set along the route.
In human terms, this could mean the risk of prison or an accidental death. The almanac lists the occupations for the Rat — shopkeeper, antique dealer, commercial traveller, official. Rats have a natural talent for the arts, specifically writing. The Rat may be an accountant, auctioneer, broker, financial advisor, connoisseur, publicist, publisher, businessman, musician, songwriter, painter, lawyer, pathologist, pawnbroker, prostitute, politician, moneylender, crook, detective or critic.
Read the chinese horoscope for your zodiac sign. The year of the Rat is for the opportunist the proactive the profiteer. The politician or the businessman who can turn other peoples losses into his or her own gains. The Year of the Rat is a time of opportunity and great bounty in which fortunes can easily be made. This is the time to make long-term investments. In theory, any ventures begun this year will be successful; however, it is important to avoid taking unnecessary chances or risks.
Gambling and wild speculation should be avoided. Success this year depends on being cautious and discriminating: