Horoscopes will refer to the diagram that represents the positioning of the planets and the sensitive angles for certain events in life. Taken from the Greek words meaning the markers of the hour, horoscopes right now come in many names depending on persons using it. Some of the other popular names used include the chart, sky map and the astrological chart. Primarily, some people use the charts for divination purposes. Though there are still proponents of this kind of use for horoscopes, the accepted thinking right now is that the use of horoscopes for divination has no basis. But on popular usage like the ones used on Chicago Tribune and NY Post, horoscopes are simply used daily predictions for different people depending on the person’s birth and the positioning of the stars.
The Angles and the Zodiac
In order to understand the chart or the zodiac, one must get a good understanding of the angles and the signs that come with it. There are four angles that come with the chart that include the East, South, West and the North Angle. The other important components of the typical chart like the ones offered by iVillage and Café Astology are the animal signs or called the circle of animals. There are 12 signs in all. In some cases, the signs are not used and instead of the signs they are using the astrological aspects of the charts. For example there’s the sun sign and the cusp. The cusp will act as the boundary for two houses or signs.
The Houses on the other hand are the 12 divisions used in the charts and the division is based on certain computations. One such computation is through the division of the chart into 30 degrees each.
Another version of the chart is the Chinese zodiac. The elements and animals are used here and the placement is based on the sexagenary cycle. But this type of chart is considered by many as best for amusement and entertainment and may not necessarily accurate predictor of things. This type of horoscope is still used and displayed in major publications to complement the western horoscopes.
Best Horoscope Sites
The best horoscope and astrology sites based on Alexa site rank
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