What’s Written Within the Stars: An Astrology Guide for Beginners


Source: Teen Vogue

Rachel Torres, Scoop Writer

According to ‘Britannica’, Astrology is  “an understanding of the influence of the planets and stars on earthly affairs allows them to both predict and affect the destinies of individuals, groups, and nations.” Astrology is practiced in many different cultures, like by ancient cultures in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India. In the modern world, astrology has taken over and is practiced by many different kinds of people.

The Big 3:

The big three are what many see as what ‘defines you’. 

Sun Sign – This is your identity. It is who you are, what drives you, and what you represent. This is your I am sign.

Moon Sign – This is your soul identity. It is your emotions and your subconscious. It is how you feel and the things you keep to yourself. This is how you feel.

Rising Sign – This is the person you come off of. It is your social personality and how others see you. This is your sign. 

The Signs:

Let’s start off with the Fire Signs. Fire signs are bold, creative, and full of fire. Here are the three fire signs: 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Aries are bold, fearless and strong people. They love new experiences and have loads of spontaneity and courage in them. They feel what they feel and express their feelings as such. They can be enthusiastic or very moody and short-tempered.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Leo’s attract others. They radiate appeal and powerful energy. They live life to the fullest and can be very generous or arrogant people.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Sagittarius’s are very idealistic. These people tend to be very funny and generous. They love freedom and are travelers. The downside is that they promise more than they can provide. 

Now we have the Earth Signs. Earth signs are real, raw and down to earth. Earth signs are the ones who ground others.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Taurus’s can be very reliable. They tend to be patient and practical. They are also very devoted and responsible. Taurus’s also, can be very stubborn and possessive. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Virgo’s are very loyal and analytical. They are kind, working and very practical people. At the same time, Virgos can be shy, worried and overly critical, especially of themselves.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)  – Capricorns are very responsible, self-controlled and well mannered. Their downside is they can be unforgiving and condescending. 

Next, the Air Signs. Air signs are intellectual and communicative.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Geminis are curious, adaptable and have the ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas. They can also come off as inconsistent and very indecisive.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Libras are friendly, social, fair-minded and diplomatic. They also will carry a grudge, and self-pity.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – Aquarius’s can be very progressive, original and independent. They are also the type to run from expressing their emotions. 

Finally, we have the Water Signs. Water signs speak to emotion, intuition and memory. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Cancers are very imaginative and loyal. They are also very emotional in the positive and negative aspects. Given this, they can be full of love or full of mood swings.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Scorpios can be very resourceful, brave, passionate and a true friend. They can also be distrusting, jealous and manipulative.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Finally, Pisces are very intuitive, wise and compassionate. They can also be overly trusting and have the desire to escape reality.

Finally we have the houses. The houses can be read as a specific part of your life and the depiction of that part. They can be interpreted in any way that resonates with you. Whatever sign goes with whatever house, can be seen here on this chart.

This chart walks you through everything. I recommend using the first link down below, to figure out your chart and to learn more about yourself. Enjoy the astrological journey of self discovery!