Are there any questions that astrology cannot answer?Arrow Icon
Not every interpretation contains the answer to every single question that you may have, because it’s not always possible to speak confidently about a particular topic in a given horoscope. Although we can point out options of how events can develop and offer different ways of handling difficult situations, the person needs to make decisions and choose their actions independently. We can predict making someone’s acquaintance or the beginning of a romantic relationship and describe a suitable partner, but we cannot say when true love will come. We can describe the personality, characteristics, mindset, and talents of your children. We describe the inner world of the child and their needs, as well as what profession, daily routine, sports, hobbies, and food, suit them best, but we cannot tell if the child will be happy. There are many similar questions that no one can ever answer.
I have read the horoscope for my zodiac sign. The information doesn’t relate to me at all! So, astrology doesn't work?Arrow Icon
If the question is put in this way, then the answer is: “Yes, astrology works. It is an effective tool that we tested through our own experience and the experience of others." BUT! Mainstream astrology only takes into account the position of the Sun in a person's horoscope. If we say that a person is Aries or Taurus, this means that the Sun was in the constellation of Aries or Taurus at the time of birth. However, besides the Sun, there are nine more planets and a huge number of other factors that come into play. Without taking these factors into account, it is impossible to create a personalized horoscope. The position of the Sun is, of course, very important, but this is only part of the necessary information, and it is usually taken out of context. In today’s world, almost everyone has heard about typical and atypical representatives of the zodiac signs. Typical representatives are those people who recognize themselves in popular horoscopes and predictions. Atypical, respectively are those who do not agree with the mainstream interpretations as they relate to themselves. Typical representatives of the zodiac signs have a solar sign in their horoscope. For example, if a person is a typical Cancer, then in addition to the Sun, they have several other heavenly bodies in the constellation of Cancer as well. Thus, the qualities of Cancer are manifested quite strongly. These traits can be observed by others and recognized by the person. Inversely, if no planets are in the zodiac sign, and it is just the Sun, the qualities of this sign may not be so obviously reflected in the person’s personality. In this case, they will not be able to recognize themselves in popular horoscopes and will not see congruities in the forecasts.
Is it possible to change my horoscope or is everything predetermined?Arrow Icon
In theory, we all have complete free will. However, we make decisions only under certain circumstances, as well as based on our physical, psychological, and cultural limitations. For example, everyone has the opportunity to make the choice to move to another country. However, not everyone can actually do this, and not everyone will even consider doing it. A horoscope is just a symbolic interpretation of the structures that make up a personality, psyche, and human life, which is data that we receive initially and can change afterward. We are constantly developing and reaching new heights. Predictive astrology doesn’t try to foretell specific events but instead seeks to show the type of energy and area of experience with which a person will interact in a given period. Its goal is to integrate this energy into the horoscope and framework of life. If an astrological forecast promises a difficult period in your love life, then it will be difficult. But for some, this will be manifested as a divorce and prolonged depression, while for others, as the strengthening of family ties and reaching a new level in the relationship. Forecasts are amenable to change, but this change will still be within the framework of the existing system. This is what freedom of choice means. The goal of an astrological forecast and horoscope is to help a person most effectively move through any period of life, and to control the qualities of their personality, whether these qualities are "bad" or "good". Without freedom of choice and conscious action, even the most positive forecast can turn into stagnation and apathy. Conversely, the worst forecast can be turned in your favor, thanks to freedom of choice and your will to do something about it. There is a lot of space for creativity and self-expression.
My horoscope is terrible. How do I live with this knowledge?Arrow Icon
Sometimes, a forecast for the future can shock the listener and raise similar questions. Generally, this happens after a meeting with a fatalist astrologer or by independently studying your horoscope in newspaper articles, the internet, or other sources. If the interpretation is personalized, the result can be a completely terrifying cocktail of stress and a lack of understanding of what to do with the received information. In our opinion, there is no such thing as a bad horoscope or forecast. Any situation can be used to your advantage. However, we don’t try to make anyone put on rose-colored glasses by telling them that their future will be filled only with happiness and wealth. If there is a problem, then it must be resolved in due time. Astrology helps you deal with challenges as efficiently as possible. The primary task of an astrologer is to help the client expand their capabilities and to understand the meaning of the processes that govern life. The astrologer, together with the client contemplates the "terrible" horoscope and forecasts to find answers to questions such as "Why and for what purpose is this happening to me?", "What life experience can I acquire from this situation?", "How can I solve my problems?", "What benefits and opportunities open up as a result?"
What is BaZi?Arrow Icon
Bazi is the ancient Chinese science for reading a person’s fate, based on the interaction of birth chart constituents as represented by the five elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, as well as the female principle of Yin and the male principle of Yang.At the heart of the birth chart’s construction stand the Four Pillars of Fate (the other name for this system) which are influenced by the exact birth date (year, month, day, and hour,) which determine the configuration of energies at the moment of birth. The chart reveals a person’s strengths and weaknesses, helps them understand their capabilities and limits, as well as their potential for success. One of the key differences between BaZi and Western Astrology lies, at the very least, in the fact that there are five primary elements in the former, and four in the latter. Using these elements and the Yin-Yang principles, Eastern Astrology (BaZi) can describe absolutely everything in the Universe. The BaZi calculator also determines the universal codes that are used in all sections of Chinese metaphysics.
What is the difference between Eastern Astrology and Western Astrology?Arrow Icon
There are two fundamental systems in astrology: Western (European) and Eastern (Chinese). Despite several overlaps, there are colossal differences between them in terms of their outlooks and philosophical basis. These systems also use completely different methods to interpret the contained knowledge. Western Astrology uses more contemporary knowledge and is combined into a single system from scraps of European and Middle Eastern cultures. In contrast to philosophical Indian Astrology, it more often uses mathematical and astronomical methods as well as psychoanalysis. The zodiac signs of Western Astrology are the names of real constellations that are visible in the night sky. Meanwhile, Eastern Astrology (BaZi) is a much older and more complex system, which is rooted in ancient China and Tibet. This once-secret knowledge was passed down from generation to generation, from teacher to student, for thousands of years, and is closely related to the scriptures of China, Tibet, Eastern mythology, and philosophy. Throughout the process of cognizing the surrounding world, considerable attention is paid to metaphysics, the five elements and their interactions with one another. In Chinese Astrology, the year of birth is calculated in conjunction with the month, day, and hour of birth. The Chinese call this data the Four Pillars of Human Destiny. The names of Chinese animals that are used to represent abstract mathematical concepts are just shortcuts that make it easier to understand for the uninitiated. Long before contact with Western stargazers was established, Chinese astronomy developed its own methods of observing the heavens. The seven main stars of the Big Dipper, the shoulders, belt, and sword of Orion have been familiar to observers both in the West and in the East since time immemorial. The rest of the starry sky is primarily clusters of dimmer stars that astounded ancient observers. Therefore, they decided to group them into recognizable constellations, guided solely by their ingenuity. Ancient Chinese astronomers saw other images that were associated with urban life: markets, houses, palaces, and courtyards. There are other significant differences with Western interpretations as well. Since the heavenly bodies of the solar system are in constant motion, the picture of the starry sky changes during each night, which is why astrologers need a point of reference so that they can predict where the stars will be on a particular day and hour. But, unlike stars, the Moon and planets slowly move along the ecliptic plane, which is the plane of the Earth's revolution around the Sun. Western astrologers use this plane as a basis and divide it into twelve parts, which make up the zodiac signs. Chinese astrologers use a completely different system. The sky is divided into segments, like orange slices, from the North Star to the equator, and each segment (the House of the Moon) bears the name of the most prominent constellation, for example, Orion, Pleiades, Pegasus Square, etc. These houses of the moon serve as the basis of Chinese astrology.
What is the influence of the hieroglyphs in BaZi? How do they work?Arrow Icon
The hieroglyphs in BaZi symbolize the five elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. There are also the Heavenly Stems - the four upper hieroglyphs that affect a person's heavenly luck, which consists of the help of God, the favor of Fate, and the protection of the Higher Forces from various predicaments. Last but not least, are the Earthly Branches, which are represented by the four lower hieroglyphs, which affect a person's Earthly Luck in their love life, career, money, and health. All of these elements interact with each other, just as in physics: Wood burns in Fire; Fire creates ash – Earth; The Earth provides ore, stones, and minerals – Metal; rivers and streams make their way through rocks and mountains – Water; and Water, in turn, feeds the forests – Wood. In the lives of humans, everything is subject to the interaction of these five elements. There may be many instances of an element in a person's birth chart, while others may be missing. The assessment is made with the help of a calculator by using the date, time, and place of birth. Thus, certain people are luckier, while others are less so. This luck is distributed per the karma of past lives. For example, a Wood element person that is born during the Water period (November or December) will have support from early childhood, and his Earthly Luck will be more favorable than if he or she was born in the season of Fire (May or June).
Why are you asking questions about my life? You’re the astrologer, so you should already know everything about me.Arrow Icon
A massive volume of myths has accumulated around astrology. One of the most popular myths propagates the belief an astrologer is a mage or fortune-teller and can see the past, future, and present. The client of such a wizard doesn’t have to say a word, because the astrologer will say and understand everything as soon as he or she looks into the horoscope, right? In actuality, an astrologer needs to be aware of your past and present, as well as your plans for the future. When looking at a person's horoscope, he or she can never tell who it belongs to, even if it’s a world-famous celebrity. It can be said that the person will have a brilliant career and leadership positions, but this horoscope can apply to a civil servant, a judge, or a soldier. In order to give accurate information and predict something using it, you need to know how a person has realized or plans to realize, the potential that is inherent in their horoscope. Therefore, before the start of a consultation, the astrologer will often ask questions about their marriage, moving, their children, career, etc. If necessary, even unpleasant topics can be touched upon, such as illnesses, operations, accidents, deaths of loved ones, and the like. This information may be needed to establish the client's time of birth and assess the performance of the horoscope. The time of birth must be extremely accurate. The margin of error for astrology is just a few minutes. But even the hospital records can be mistaken by half an hour or more, so what can we say about an "exact time" that is established solely from the words of parents or other relatives? This is why the astrologer establishes the exact time of birth according to past events. Such a procedure in astrology is called rectification (from Latin Rectus – to right, or correct), and without this process, it is sometimes impossible to draft a working horoscope. However, not all types of horoscopes require rectification, which is why an astrologer only asks questions regarding your biography if it is necessary.