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Aries – The Ram
Aries is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac. The Ram is the symbol of Aries and represents leadership and action. The Ram’s horn is part of a cornucopia, the “horn of plenty,” symbolizing abundance. Rams are the symbols of leadership. The Aries are the first to start and the first to finish whatever they set out to do. The Sun enters the sign of Aries when it reaches the northern vernal equinox, which occurs around March 21.
Taurus – The Bull
Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac, it is the sign of the Bull. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus from April 21 until about May 21. In Egyptian history, Taurus was seen a the cow goddess Hathor, the goddess of beauty, love and happiness. The Romans considered Taurus to be ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty and Earth.
Gemini – The Twins
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mercury. Gemini belongs to the element, Air. It is the sign of the Twins, which brings a mix of the yin and the yang. Gemini lies between Taurus to the west and Cancer to the east.
Cancer – The Crab
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign, and the Zodiac symbol is the Crab. Cancers are ruled by the Moon and the element associated with Cancer is Water.
Leo – The Lion
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. The Lion, King of the Jungle, is the symbol of the Leo. It is a sun sign, the energy of the Universe, and can be seen as the bright, shining light in any situation. The element associated with the Leo is Fire. Those born under the sign of Leo are fearless and strong. A Leo is full of energy and always seems to be center stage.
Virgo – The Virgin
Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac and is ruled by Mercury. A virgin maiden holding a bouquet of wheat and wildflowers on the emblem of Virgo symbolizes wisdom and love of the land. The element associated with a Virgo is Earth. Wednesday, a great day for stability, is the best day for a Virgo. The best colors are (female) Pearl White, and (male) Forest Green. For centering, the best choice for a Virgo is the sun stone, Chameleon. Watch for your lucky numbers (Female) 5, and (male) 7. Your power number is 41.
Libra – The Scales
Libra is symbolized by scales, the Scales of Justice, which represent the Greek personification of Divine Law and Custom. This is also the only sign where the seasons are balanced. The hours of the day and the hours of the night match each other only under the Libra sign. Libra is an Air sign, ruled by Venus, the smooth seductress in ancient Roman mythology. The moon was said to be in Libra when Rome was founded, and everything was in balance.
Scorpio – The Scorpion
Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It is one of the three zodiac water signs. The symbol for Scorpio is the scorpion, and is based on Scorpius, a giant scorpion sent by Gaia to kill Orion. It is believed to be the most powerful sign of the Zodiac and the most misunderstood. Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto.
Sagittarius – The Archer
Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign of the Zodiac. Its symbol of the archer is based on the centaur Chiron, who mentored Achilles, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, in archery. The horse is a horse-human hybrid with the body of a man atop the four legs of a horse. Jupiter is their ruling planet and the element of Fire is associated with the Sagittarius sign. The Milky Way runs through Sagittarius and the Sun transits this area between November 23 to December 21 each year.
Capricorn – The Goat
Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the Zodiac, Capricorn is an Earth sign and is ruled by the planet Saturn. It is in the smallest constellation in the Zodiac. Its symbol is based on the Sumerians’ primordial God of wisdom and waters, with the head and upper body of a mountain goat and the lower body and tail of a fish.
Aquarius – The Water Bearer
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. Its element is Air and its ruling planet is Uranus. The water bearer represented by the zodiacal constellation Aquarius is Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth. He serves as cup bearer to the gods. The Aquarians are the perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius. The sun is in Aquarius between January 20 and February 18.
Pisces – The Fish
Pisces is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It’s element is Water and its ruling planet is Neptune. Pisces represents the fish, (two fish captured by a string) sometimes represented by Koi Fish, into which Aphrodite and her son, Eros transformed in order to escape the monster, Typhon.
Understanding Chinese Astrology
Chinese Astrology deals with the celestial science of the five elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, Wood,) Yin and Yang, Chi, and the cycles of time. The Ancient Chinese astrologers discovered the guide to self-understanding by using a twelve year cycle of personality differences, with each year representing an animal and its reputed attributes. We all have an animal sign, from the Resourceful Rat to the Prodigal Pig, according to the year of your birth. These Asiatic horoscopes are studied in the countries of the East as intense as those based on the monthly signs of the Zodiac are studied in the West.
Many astrologers attach an equal importance to the signs of the Zodiac, as well as the Eastern horoscopes, as they create a cross-reference between them. Instead of relying on the sun, as we do with our signs of the Zodiac, they base their calculations on the moon. The lunar year consists of twelve New Moons. The cycle is in terms of twelve years, and not twelve months. Each year the cycle is represented by an animal. This animal exercises an influence on the lives, destiny and character of the human beings born that year.
It’s believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way that Western Astrology signs do. Each animal has symbolic meanings given to it by the ancient Chinese. The Chinese believed the characteristics of a given Zodiac animal influenced the personality of every person born in that year.
It can be fascinating and enlightening to take the findings of Chinese Astrology and incorporate these findings with our Western Astrology. If we attach equal importance to the signs of the Zodiac, there is nothing to stop us “conjugating” the two and making a cross-reference between them.
Why Monthly Horoscopes?
Our Monthly Astrological Horoscopes are comprehensive and are aimed at a general audience for the following month. As a monthly guide, as opposed to a daily or weekly, we are able to give a more broad guideline to what the stars are revealing. Your Zodiac sign is best aligned in a month to month configuration, and that is what Secret Serendipity follows as well. There is no exact, predetermination of how astrology affects our lives, so daily, or even weekly seem to be a bit to specific.
Our monthly horoscope can help us discover the spiritual meaning of our Zodiac sign, and the necessity of being in balance with the glory of the Moon and the radiance of the Sun. Planets are constantly influencing our actions and our reactions. Their changing frequencies can bring good and bad results in our life.
Your horoscope can reveal opportunities to understand the necessary information encoded within your name and birth date to reveal your Identity Number. Your Identity Number is the sum total of your Birth Day Number and your True Name Number. To get detailed information on finding your Identity Number, check out our page under “Favorite Topics.” The Numerology Meaning of Numbers is explained with full details on the personality profile of each number. Numerology is the least understood principle of the metaphysical sciences as it is the study of the symbolism of numbers, and can help discover secret meanings and predictions for the future.
Astrology can tell us much about the unique personality of a person, their true self, and their emotional, psychological and spiritual essence. Astrology can be used to deepen one’s knowledge of one’s character. If you look at your horoscope sign, you can get a clear indication about the astrological identity of your personality. Reading your monthly horoscope can give you important guidance and advice regarding different situations in relationships, love, business, finance and life’s choices, in advance. It can help us avoid situations which may harm us in untold ways.
Crystals and gemstones can be important within an astrological sign. Each sign has it’s own crystals and stones unique to that sign. They contain energies and powers that come from the earth. Each stone or crystal possesses its own set of vibrations that can become assimilated to your own vibrations. It can bring the energy of the stone to you which may complement your prosperity, health, and other energies.
There is a common core personality type for each sign. Each of these Zodiac signs possess a unique set of personality traits. Astrology helps us learn who we are and gives us insight into the people in our life. It can give us more patience and compassion when dealing with others. Analyzing a person’s personality and seeing how it will affect our relationship with them is a great skill to have.
A Horoscope can only give you an idea about your future. You have a clear choice of whether what you read will become a reality in your life or not. Karma has to be taken into consideration, and it is important to always strive for good Karma when you are making choices. We should treat horoscopes as a map which helps us to guide our personality and help us to realize where we need a little direction. No one stands alone, for all people are part of shifting and dynamic relationships with other people, and each of these people is involved in shifting and dynamic relationships with the cycles of the cosmos. Astrology operates through deep symbolism and finds knowledge through the study of context. People often think they are acting out their own role, but through self-realization, they come to recognize that individuals are only conduits or channels of the Divine, and that through them the Universe is focused, according to the time and place of their actions.
The Moon of Serendipity!
The Moon of Serendipity occurs during a magical Lunar Eclipse. This is when the earth moves between the sun and the moon, cutting off the sun’s light to the moon. It is a time of strong emotions and feelings that are deeply connected to the world around us. It is a time of empathetic feelings towards others. There are two Lunar Eclipses in 2017, February 11 and August 7. There will also be a Moon of Serendipity on April 11, May 10, June 9, and September 6.
“We must strive to be like the moon.’ An old man in Kabati repeated this sentence often… the adage served to remind people to always be on their best behavior and to be good to others. [S]he said that people complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, and also when it rains too much or when it is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines. These are some of the reasons why we should want to be like the moon.” ~ Ishmael Beah
The Moon of Serendipity is a magical one. The Moon of Serendipity helps us tune into the Earth’s natural rhythms, to use the magic of the moon phases for living, growing crops, mystical rituals and overall good health. If you have bad thoughts or anxiety about your health, write them down on a sheet of paper. Write things which you really want to release from yourself, then tear the paper apart. Look up at the Moon of Serendipity, breathe deeply the night air, feel the release of your negative thoughts, and prepare for the coming of a delightful, peaceful, new day. Appreciate and absorb the new energy.
“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
The Moon of Serendipity brings the attention towards details. You will find you have a tendency for fault-finding, cleanliness and neatness. Instead of stressing, use this time for self-improvement. Give yourself, every day, positive thoughts and messages. Spend time with others who are successful in what they do. Hang around people who will help you get better. Don’t participate in activities that bring you down. Love everyone, but be discerning on who you allow into your life. Put your attention on the present moment and be at peace.
The Full Moon of Serendipity can first be seen in the Spring. The spring tide comes in and the new Zodiacal year begins. The Spring Moon of Serendipity brings with it harmony and prosperity, and starts the growing season. Invoking harmony can bring up that which is not harmonious. It’s positive side is that obstructing patterns of belief are cleared and peace grows within. When we realize this and appreciate the power of the moon, we become a channel for peace in the world. This is a perfect time for growth and healing. A plant-based diet, deep fresh air breathing, stretching, bending, exercise in all forms, fresh spring water, sun gazing, walking barefoot on the Earth, all nurture the body into its optimum form.
The Power of our Moon
The Moon’s power to affect all living beings is astounding. It creates energies that affect us as much as its gravitational pull does. Without the Moon to draw the four tides around the planet, only the Sun would exert gravitational influence.
The Moon completes a full orbit around the Earth every 29.5 days. Only 59% of the Moon’s surface is visible from the Earth. The maximum amount of light from the Sun is seen on the Full Moon. The May Full Moon is called the Flower Moon.
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” ~ Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me.
The moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, shining steady with its beautiful, reflective light. We can see only the part of the moon that the sun is illuminating. As the sun sets, the moon rises with the side that faces earth, fully exposed to sunlight. At the Full Moon, the earth stands directly between the moon and the sun. It is possible to awaken thoughts of Spirituality hidden in the mind of a spiritual person by taking advantage of the intense mind activity on a full moon day. Crazy energy as well as loving energy will be intensified. Knowing this is a huge opportunity for your emotional and spiritual growth.
The “Moon Flower”
The Daisy is a plant connected to this moon. The Daisy represents innocence and the ability to recognize that things happen the way they are meant to happen. Spring is said to have truly arrived when you have twelve daisies in bloom. Peace and Prosperity will follow.
The Glorious Full Moon
When the moon is full, the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun are combined. The Full Moon brings stressful behavior but brings to us a keener insight into solving problems. This is not a good time to act on our decisions, that will come in the days to follow. The Full Moon is a time for thinking only positive thoughts. It is a time to keep the positive energy moving in a happy, uplifting direction in every part of your day. It is the perfect time to forgive others for their mistakes, and to forgive yourself for something that has been making you feel bad. Fix it, forgive, and move on. The Full Moon brings with it a tremendous amount of energy, so be prepared.
The moon, passing through the sky during the daytime, rising at sunrise and setting at sunset, is called the New Moon.The New Moon brings with it the sense of calmness. Emotions in us get back to normal, and we will have positive energy and peace. Several days later, after the sun goes down in the evening, the crescent moon appears. The crescent moon is thought to bring us clear thinking combined with a positive outlook. This is the best time for making and acting on important decisions about our path in life, and realizing our dreams. Scientists are conflicted on the impact the moon has on human behavior.
We believe that the Moon represents inspiration and creativity while appearing to affect one’s behavior, sometimes in a mystical way. The Moon of Serendipity embraces a feeling of enlightenment and heightened psychic awareness. It is a time of commitment, and coming together. We create and experience all kinds of mystical energies that affect how we feel and what we accomplish throughout our day, during the Moon of Serendipity. If we create more positive energy, we will experience good energy that impacts us and the people around us. We will see mystical improvements in our life and we will touch more lives than we ever thought possible. The lunar rays of the Moon of Serendipity join the earthly and magical worlds. It is a spiritual ruler of intuitive thinking as well as emotions.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~ Buddha
“Sun adores the body, Moon romances your soul … ❤” ~ Shonali Dey, The Essence of Eternal Happiness