Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Look At the Hours

Why do we read horoscopes? Mostly, to understand our self and others. But, why do we need star charts to do this? Wouldn't simple self-examination and observation work? Logically, yes, but sometimes we can't always 'see' what we need to in order to understand, or take the best path. Ultimately, we all strive to understand, to solve that puzzle that is what makes humans, well...human. 

Astrology is used as a divine method to extract meaning regarding an event at a precise point in time. Why does it matter? Probably, because as humans we are constantly asking, 'Why am I here? What is my purpose?' We can't help but wonder about the bigger meaning of life, whether it's our life or life in general. What makes you, youIs it DNA, fate, environment, culture, latitude and longitude or the cosmos? 

I don't tend to read my daily horoscope predictions because (here's the Charlie confession) I'm afraid.  'Afraid of what?' you ask.  Not of what I can't change, but more of it influencing my day. But, isn't that what it's supposed to do? Yes, I imagine so. However, I don't like second guessing.  I might avoid a change or risk based on some words I interpreted -- and those could have been interpreted right or wrong based on my current mood. Most horoscopes are optimistic in tone, but that doesn't mean I'll take it that way. What if I miss out on something simply because my moody behavior added sarcasm to the printed word?  I'm sure my reasoning has something to do with my sign lol.  I might have fallen into a black hole of over-thinking????

Despite my fear of reading daily 'advice' or 'predictions' ironically, I do read everything else associated with astrological signs: compatibility, personality traits, business and general silliness. I find these aspects to be amusing and sometimes, useful. And, if I'm being honest, I find it fun to see if I can guess a person's sign. I must say, many are pretty spot on.  

Even though I'm a Taurus, I've noticed not every characteristic of this sign truly fits me. I figured most descriptions are generalities based on a broader point in time. Horoscopes are unable to be specific because other elements of astrology, such as ascendants and rising signs, are needed for more detail. A full horoscope reading requires a person's exact date, time, and location of birth. 

Well if this is the case, I HAD to gather the required info. and get on with it! I came across this little blog that talked about rising and moons signs.  I thought, "Hey, maybe I need to take this a step further to get a better reading of me."  Okay, yeah, I know 'me,' but I wanted to see if the stars did. Curiosity got me wondering just how accurate I could get by narrowing down the precise time and location of my entry into this world.  Would I even understand it?

Up for a challenge, I dug out my birth information and began constructing my astrological chart. Below is my summarized personal experience/chart. I found by going a bit deeper into the understanding of astrology, I did get a specific and unique depiction. By discovering my rising and moon sign, I was provided with a more complete portrait of who I am. Sure, I already knew all this stuff - but confirmation is always comforting. Besides, reflection is never a bad thing - I find it rather grounding.  

Cosmos of Charlie -5:47 pm A Precise Moment in Time

Rising Sign is in 01 Degrees Scorpio
You tend to be quiet, reserved, secretive and, at times, quite difficult to understand. Others notice your deep emotions and feelings and wonder how to draw you out. Stubborn and tough, you fight for any position you believe in. You are very resourceful and formidable when you become angered or upset about something. You enjoy living life at the cutting edge -- for you life must be experienced intensely and totally. Quite courageous, you are willing to take calculated risks. Easily hurt by others, you often strike back with bitter sarcasm. Sensitive and curious, you are concerned with the deeper mysteries of human psychology. Once you have become interested in any subject, you pursue it with total fanaticism.

Sun is in 27 Degrees Taurus 
You are known for being patient, slow moving and careful -- you love to prolong and savor enjoyable times. You appreciate and need comfort, ease and warm surroundings. Be careful of a tendency to become placid and self-satisfied and to overeat (especially sweets). You require strenuous situations in order to grow and mature properly, even though you try to avoid them. Affectionate, even-tempered and slow to anger -- when you do become emotionally upset, you are also slow to forgive and time must pass before your calm returns. You demand real results from any situation -- abstractions are very difficult for you to comprehend. Very artistic, your hands love to mold and shape things. You portray an earthy, physical sexiness that others find quite seductive.

Moon is in 01 Degrees Leo
You always want to be proud of yourself and will never do anything that will make yourself look bad. You need the respect and admiration of others and enjoy attracting attention to yourself. Everything you do tends to be self-emphasized and self-exaggerated. Very stubborn, willful and independent yourself, be sure to allow others who are close to you the similar right to "be themselves." Your need for love, affection and reassurance, and your tendency toward vanity, allow you to have your head easily turned by flattery. The more insecure you are, the more you tend to be a showoff. You love games and sports as a matter of fact, you would usually rather play than work. Be careful of a tendency to be snobbish and uppity -- it does not become you. 

When I pull it all together, it does provide insight into my tendencies and characteristics.  Of course, it's not 100%, but I was a little amazed at how my chart turned out.  I wasn't shocked by the Scorpio rising, but having my moon in Leo was surprising. That certainly explains the variation I show from certain typical Taurus traits. 


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