You’ve probably been wondering your whole life how the daily astrology column is written. Everyone wonders and no one seems to answer. Let me try.
The closer to the sun a planet is, the more quickly it revolves around the sun. The more quickly it revolves, the more quickly it changes signs. The moon, which revolves around the earth, changes sign every other day. Pluto, on the other hand, changes signs every 20 years or so. So if I write a daily astrological column, I’m going to look at the bodies that change every day or fairly often. Those bodies would be: moon, sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars.
The rest of the planets move more slowly and will be in a sign for years. They, too, show up in the daily horoscope, but represent the same thing for a long time. But at the same time, those faster moving planets and moon move in and out of those signs and bump up against those slower moving planets. When that happens, you add that tidbit to the daily forecast.
Are you with me?
Now how does an astrologer make a prediction for one sign of the zodiac when millions upon millions of people share that sign?
The astrologer must pretend that all Aries have 0 degrees of Aries as the rising sign. As the planets move through the houses, the astrologer makes predictions based on those areas of life.
So I agree with the millions upon millions of people that say the daily column is bunk. It can be very accurate for some people because their houses line up with this assumption the astrologer makes about that sign of the zodiac. But for most people, it rarely resonates.
I know you’re confused. So let’s look at a daily horoscope for a chart where I have the time of birth – Barack Obama. I have a 7:24 pm time of birth.
Tomorrow, April 25 the sun is in four degrees of Taurus and the moon is in three degrees of Aquarius. I take those signs and degrees and put them in Obama’s chart.
The sun in four degrees of Taurus has just entered Obama’s 3rd house of communication and square his natal Mercury in Leo in the 6th house of work. The moon at three degrees of Aquarius is on Obama’s 12th house Jupiter, the house of hidden matters. By Tuesday, the moon will move into the 1st house of open self.
The many planets transiting Aries right now are in Obama’s 2nd, the house of money and resources. Pluto transiting Capricorn is in the 11th house of friendships and Saturn in Libra is in the 8th house of other people’s money. Neptune in Pisces is transiting his 1st house of open self.
Okay, here goes. This is the daily horoscope for Barack Obama for Monday, April 25.
“On Monday, you have information about group money or resources that you are deliberately not revealing. On Tuesday, a humanitarian or social group will bring that matter into the open. There are great changes in money earned and asset values and money owed to others is now due. The money issues are affecting your social life and friendships. You will be fighting with a man from your past about money, a man that you do not associate with publicly.”
If Obama weren’t president, I would simply assume that he had some intense money problems right now. Since he is president, I’m feeling that the chart represents American money issues he is not communicating truthfully. I’ve suspected before with his chart that he’s giving money to people who will now be cast off from financial support.
So, a daily chart is a mix of things that are going on quickly, like the moon, and things that are larger developments that move slowly, like Pluto.
Most of us can’t think back to a specific day in our and remember that day, unless it had special significance (like a marriage, child birth, etc). Likewise, a daily horoscope isn’t an entity in itself but a part of the cycle you are currently navigating