A Beginner’s Guide To Astrology

This is Sofiya, a 17 year old studying A-level psychology, graphics, literature and media at Northgate. Sofiya decided to get involved as she’s always loved to write so composing for Student Life would allow her to express this to a wider audience. What is astrology? Astrology is the divination of stars and planets which influence… Read more »

by SofiyaKhalyaeva 2 years ago

This is Sofiya, a 17 year old studying A-level psychology, graphics, literature and media at Northgate. Sofiya decided to get involved as she’s always loved to write so composing for Student Life would allow her to express this to a wider audience.

What is astrology?

Astrology is the divination of stars and planets which influence a person’s being and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects. Although we can use it to understand ourselves and others better, we shouldn’t use it as a device to label people or an excuse for behaviour. Treat astrology as an imperfect language as we can’t know absolutely everything about someone just because we have their birth chart details.

The Juicy Stuff…

In total there are 12 constellations which are then divided into 4 elements: fire, water, air and earth.

Fire: Strong, self assured, creative & enthusiastic. (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

Water: Sensitive, empathetic and base their actions on sense rather than logic. (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Air: Curious, inventive and love to analyse. (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

Earth: Dependable, fairly materialistic, practical, tend not to take big risks. (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)