Zodiac, or Sun Sign astrology, and Chinese astrology have some distinct similarities. They both comprise of twelve signs, and animals represent many of those signs. That’s where the similarities end.
The Zodiac divides the year into twelve segments, or signs. Chinese astrology also uses signs but they only change once a year —for example, right now, in 2013, we are in the year of the snake.
The zodiac is made up of 12 different signs, these are, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
It is believed our behaviour is particularly affected according to the position of the moon to the sun and other stars and planets.
By studying your birth chart in some detail, that is looking at the exact time you were born and where the planets were positioned as you entered the world, astrologers are able to predict your reactions and behaviour.
Astrologers can uncover the nuances of the human psyche and can anticipate events that impact on human affairs.
People consult astrologers for guidance particularly related to topics such as career, relationships and finances.
Love astrology is particularly popular in determining what sort of person someone is best suited to romantically.
It is thought that if the sun has a strong position in your astrological chart then you will have strong leadership skills. This is based on the fact that the sun is the only source of light in the Milky Way and, as the sun gives energy to the other planets, the sun signifies power, strength and authority.
The moon may have the strongest position in your chart and if this is so astrologers believe you will for example have good nurturing skills, sensitivity to others’ needs and will be very creative and intuitive.
Your rising sign is also important in determining your nature and behaviour. It depends what this sign is and how your sun, moon and rising sign fit together to enhance your personality. Your sun sign is your personality type, your moon sign is your emotional core and your rising sign is your outer self the way your present yourself to the world.