For thousands of years, many people have believed that the sun, moon, and planets influence our lives here on Earth. The discovery of recurring patterns, such as the positions of planets and stars in the sky, combined with events and moods, gave rise to astrology. Astrology establishes connections between the positions of celestial bodies and the fate of individuals and events on Earth. Star signs and horoscopes are crafted through the practice of astrology.

Betekenis van de planeten

Planeet Kenmerk Beschrijving
Sun I am. Focus, center, being central, purpose of life, masculine (yang/father), enlightenment/insights.
Moon I feel. Feeling, emotions, intuition, subconscious, safety, instinctive needs, feminine (yin/mother), mystery & illusions.
Mercury I think. Mentality, communication, thoughts, what you think and talk about, ideas, what you are aware of.
Mars I do. Motivations, passion, action, energy, impatience, impulsiveness, fervor, what you fight for and are willing to go through fire for, intense.
Venus I love. Values and love, beauty, sympathy, pleasure, what you love and appreciate the beauty of.
Jupiter I grow. Wisdom, planet of happiness, abundance, blessings, happiness, optimism, expansion, cheerfulness.
Saturn I achieve. Learning processes, serious planet, structure, restrictions, laws and rules, reality, responsibility, authority, fears.
Uranus I develop. Originality, rebelliousness, breaking free, attraction, internal, unexpected, impulsive, unpredictable, freedom, distinction.
Neptune I dream. Transcendence, surpassing, mystery, daydreaming, idealistic, illusions, intuitive, faith, uncertainties (dreams & escapes).
Pluto I empower. Transformation, powerful, all or nothing, learning lessons, being in control, death/rebirth, total transformation.
North Node Life lessons. Happiness point, Focus, greatest goal/satisfaction to achieve, challenges, instinctively drawn to, this life, development.
South Node Qualities. Learned lessons from past lives, natural skills/talents, comfort, natural flow, strength, accomplished, power.

Beweging van de planeten

The planets each move at their own pace around the Earth, following a fixed pattern. In the table below, you can find information on the duration of each planet's stay in a zodiac sign and the time it takes for them to traverse all 12 signs of the zodiac. Occasionally, planets appear to move in the opposite direction, a phenomenon known as retrograde, and sometimes they come to a temporary halt before or after this phase (stationary). This is also indicated below.


Planeet Per teken (huis) Volledig rond Retrograde , stationaire
Sun One month 1 year Not applicable (n.v.t.)
Moon 2.5 days 1 month Not applicable (n.v.t.)
Mercury 15 to 69 days 1 year Mercury occasionally moves in the opposite direction for 24 days and remains stationary for 1 day.
Mars 24 to 100 days 1 year Venus moves in the opposite direction for a period of 43 days and stays stationary for 2 days.
Venus 2 months 2 years Mars occasionally moves in the opposite direction for 80 days and stays stationary for 3 days.
Jupiter 1 year 12 years When Jupiter moves in retrograde, it lasts for 120 days, and it remains stationary for 5 days.
Saturn 2.5 years 28 to 30 years When Saturn moves in retrograde, it lasts for 140 days, and it remains stationary for 5 days.
Uranus 7 years 84 years When Uranus moves in retrograde, it lasts for 140 days, and it remains stationary for 5 days.
Neptune 14 years 165 years When Neptune moves in retrograde, it lasts for 157 days, and it remains stationary for 5 days.
Pluto 21 years 250 years When Pluto moves in retrograde, it lasts for 160 days, and the stationary period varies.

Meaning of the 12 Houses (Astrology Chart)

Houses Characteristic Sign
First Yourself, Personality, Appearance, First Impression, Head/Face, Style Aries
Second Possessions, Value, Money, Income, Wealth, Earnings, Reward, Neck/Throat Taurus
Third Communication, Thoughts, Ideas, Siblings, Short Trips, Environment, School, Nervous System Gemini
Fourth Home, Family, Emotional Security, Past, Nurturing Parent (Feminine Energy), Private, Stomach Cancer
Fifth Fun, Games, Speculation, Children, Creativity, Pleasure, Romance, Playfulness, Inner Child, Heart Chakra Leo
Sixth Service and Health, Wellness, Services/Work "in service," Routine, Animals, Digestion Virgo
Seventh Relationships and Partners, Romantic Commitment, Marriage, The Public, Kidneys Libra
Eighth Transformation and Secrets, All or Nothing, Psyche, Death and Rebirth, Making Money/Sharing, Sexual Organs Scorpio
Ninth Principles and Philosophy, Long-Distance Travel, Study, Belief, International, Truth, Belief System, Legs/Hips Sagittarius
Tenth Career, Fame, Reputation, Profession, Recognition, Providing Parent (Masculine Energy), Public, Knees Capricorn
Eleventh Friends, Community, Dreams and Wishes, Hope, Groups, Friendship, Ankles Aquarius
Twelfth Subconscious, Spiritual World, Mystery, Behind the Scenes, Privacy, Hidden, Letting Go, Feet Pisces

Characteristics of the zodiac signs

The sign in which the sun was located at the moment of your birth is your zodiac sign, also known as your sun sign. Your sun sign reflects the way you approach life, the foundation of your character, and the manner in which you express yourself. Below are the 12 zodiac signs depicted.

Sterrenbeeld Geboortedatem Element* Kenmerken
Aries March 21 - April 21 Fire Adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, full of energy. Pioneer, determination, courage, freedom.
Taurus April 21 - May 21 Earth Sensuality, inner peace, conservative, solid, practical, security, determination, stubborn, loyal.
Gemini May 22 - June 21 Wind Communication, mental, rational, ambiguous, witty, mental stimulation, freedom, thinker.
Cancer June 21 - July 21 Water Emotional, nurturing, intuitive, homely, protective, defending loved ones, vulnerable.
Leo July 23 - August 22 Fire Charismatic, self-expression, courageous, ambitious, dominant, strong-willed, independent, creative.
Virgo August 23 - September 23 Earth Analyzing, organizing, service-oriented, patience, perfectionistic, structured, eye for detail, practical.
Libra September 24 - October 23 Wind Harmony, balanced, peace, cooperation, tact, adequate, compromise, doubt, mediation.
Scorpio October 24 - November 22 Water Essence, transformation, determination, sharp-minded, intense, protective, powerful, emotional.
Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 Fire Positive, energetic, adventurous, exploration, honest, integrity, independence, justice, intuition.
Capricorn December 21 - January 19 Earth Structure, responsible, perfection, stable, confident, determined, hardworking, persevering.
Aquarius January 20 - February 19 Wind Social, equality, individual, independent, worldly, thinkers, analytical, know a bit of everything, stubborn.
Pisces February 20 - March 20 Water Compassionate, contemplative, unity experience, unconditional love, trust, faith, intuition.

*Fire - Intuitive , Earth - Sensation , Air - Thinking  , Water - Feeling


    In addition to your zodiac sign (sun sign), there are multiple planets and aspects that influence and constitute your personal birth chart. One crucial element is the ascendant, which exerts a significant impact on your personality. The sign on the ascendant represents how we interact with our surroundings, our fundamental attitude, and our approach to things. The date, time, and location of birth are essential for creating a personal birth chart. The positions of the planets at the time of your birth can be graphically represented in a horoscope drawing. In this, you can also discern the combinations and aspects of various planets, zodiac signs, and houses that apply to you. Horoscopes are interpreted based on these configurations.



    Birth horoscope and transit horoscope (predictions)

    The birth horoscope (natal horoscope) displays the birth chart of a person, indicating the positions of the planets at the time of birth. It provides insights into the character and life path of the individual. A transit horoscope provides insights into the positions of the planets on a specific day, moment, and location. By combining the birth horoscope (natal) with the transit horoscope, predictions can be made for a specific person on a particular date.


    The horoscope illustrates the positions of planets and stars in the sky, which can be interpreted in terms of associated energies. The relationships between the planets and the extent to which they are connected (aspects) all influence the overall energy. Based on the combination of energies available at a specific moment, the strength of these energies, and the areas of life they impact, horoscopes are created.


    The predictive nature of horoscopes is essentially based on the total energy available at a specific moment (for a specific group or individual). Predictions are made by estimating the practical effects these energies may have, forming the basis for astrology-based forecasts.


    Attachment: Birth & transit horoscope (available through the free app: astrodox).

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