Basic Introduction to Astrology For Clients

by © Abella Jucy Arthur

As a client, you’ll receive an in depth 2,700 word – 12-page guide.

About Astrology

Astrology (star study) looks at what celestial objects and points (Sun, Moon, Planets, Asteroids, Constellations, Zodiac Signs, etc) are doing and where they are positioned based on the the time of your birth or a specific time of an event (such as a marriage date, question about something, a move, weather conditions), etc.) and how that affects and influences Earth and its inhabitants.

Astrology is a divine language, and I am a reader, interpreter, and analyst.

About You

Your complete horoscope / various charts (i.e birth/natal and progressed) contain your personal fingerprints, DNA, blueprint.  It is a private and unique documentation of your whole life from beginning to end, before (reincarnation) & beyond! It’s also your operating, and repair manual — every machine has one but often they get lost! I here to recover it for you, and translate its contents.

Often, clients want to know about what’s happening now or in the recent past or future.  I do not currently predict death, illnesses, or accidents (I may be able to provide a referral on who can) and do not work with matters of the body such as health (though I may be able to touch upon psychological aspects of health).  My focus is on psychological / personality understanding about yourself and those you care about, your daily activities that better or worsen your emotional-mental life, and opportunities and challenges you have, are, or might face.

About Me

You may find a more knowledgeable technical astrologer; however, I feel my strengths are in delivering accurate, helpful interpretations and solutions that are uplifting, helpful, accessible, and quick. I love what I do.  I LOVE helping you.

About Different Astrological Practices

There are many regional kinds of astrology such as Western, Eastern, Chinese, Mayan, Native-American, Arabic, Celtic, etc.. as well as methods such as Traditional, Modern, Hellenistic, Uranian, and areas of practice such as psychological, locational, geological, and types of charts or rather analytical focus to draw up such as Natal, Synastry, Composite, Solar return (what I currently practice), Horary, Health, and Forensic.

I practice western modern astrology focused on your personality, psychology, transits and how that hinders or helps your life with yourself and those around you.  To assist with this focus, I draw up natal (birth AND progressed), synastry, composite, and solar return charts.

About Consultations

The bulk of an astrological session is interpreting your aspects (how celestial objects and points interact with each other) that provide solutions or answer your questions.

As you receive your consultation I may be heard saying any number of these terms.

Basic Astrology Terms

* Transits: How the luminaries and planets are reacting to your natal or progressed luminaries, planets, fixed stars, points, etc. There are personal and world transits as well as progressions, these act as longer-term transits – but eventually they’ll change.

* Planet: A celestial object that orbits around the Sun, is of a large enough size, doesn’t have other objects (other than a Moon/Moons) nearby, and is mostly (if not) round. Though this can be debated since Pluto and other ‘planets’ would no longer be classified as a planet! And for simplicity, many astrologers and everyday people will refer to the lights (Sun and Moon) as planets. But they are not planets.

* Dwarf Planet: A celestial object that orbits around the Sun, a smaller size, has other objects

(other than a Moon/Moons) nearby, and is mostly (if not) round. These have been debated.

* Asteroid: A celestial object that orbits around the Sun, is a smaller size, has other objects (other than a Moon/Moons) nearby, and is often not round. Though this can be debated.

* Star: It’s a ball of hydrogen and helium that emanates light and burns energy such as the Sun.

* Fixed Star: In ancient times, fixed stars were used often. It has fallen out of practice for many astrologers but I use them because they are incredibly accurate and zone in on the star that you are. Fixed stars don’t move very quickly so they really can foretell your future destiny, and are hard to change.

* Zodiac Sign: Any one of the 12 signs of the zodiac (part of the animal belt). See below.

* Sun Sign: This is what many people think is their zodiac sign. And it is one of the zodiac signs but to be accurate, your Sun sign is the sign that the Sun was in at the time of your birth.

* Cusp: Is the point between two signs or houses. A sign or house cusp is generally 5°. So if you were born at 25° Leo, you would be on the cusp of Virgo as well, and that means you were born in the last week (3rd decan) of August.

* Decan: Each sign is 30°. One decan (or section) is 10°. There are three decans per sign.

* Degrees: There are 30° in each sign. The zodiac wheel contains 360°, a complete circle and almost the same as the number of days in a year. Every ° means something and it could be viewed as similar to the weather, in that each degree gives us something different — a different feel, vibe, and information on how to ‘dress’.

* Aspects: Also called ‘contacts’ or ‘conversations’. It’s when one planet contacts the other within a certain number of degrees or ‘orb’.  The distance between two or more planets (for example) increases or decreases importance and effect. Over time, an aspect can apply (get stronger) or separate (reduce effect). See below for orb information.

* Chart: Your chart includes the zodiac wheel which is a visual representation of your planets, points, etc. A symbolic chart of your aspects includes degrees and other interesting bits.

* Mercury Rx: When communication, thinking, and electronics — get muddled, confused, and in need of repair. Also relates to the past, and going over things. Any word that starts with ‘re’ will get you in touch with this transit. Repair, renew, reduce, recycle, etc..

In astrology, planets, luminaries, and asteroids have metaphysical and psychological properties. Masculine signs and planets tend to be extroverted, and feminine – introverted.

Brief Overview of Signs

  • Aries: Fire, Masculine, Cardinal, Leader, Courageous, Bold, On-the-move
  • Taurus: Earth, Feminine, Fixed, Determined, Stability, Security
  • Gemini: Air, Masculine, Mutable, Follows & Leads, Mental, Chatty
  • Cancer: Water, Feminine, Cardinal, Leader, Tribal, Family, Domestic
  • Leo: Fire, Masculine, Fixed, Determined, Creative, Protective, Showy
  • Virgo: Earth, Feminine, Service Oriented, Analytical, Methodical, Perfecting
  • Libra: Air, Masculine, Other Oriented, Just, Fair, Composed, Sweet, Art, High-life
  • Scorpio: Water, Feminine, Determined, Intense, Investigative, Private
  • Sagittarius: Fire, Masculin, Follows, Expansive, Knowledgeable, Hedonistic
  • Capricorn: Earth, Feminine, Leader,Executive, Solid, Material Manifestation
  • Aquarius: Air, Masculine, Determined, Quirky,Humanitarian, Open-minded

Brief Overview of Luminaries & Planets

  • Sun – Self – Masculine, Personality, Interests, Future
  • Moon – Heart – Feminine, Emotions, Needs, Mother, Past
  • Mercury – Mind – Masculine, Thoughts, Present
  • Venus – Relaxation – Love – Feminine, Receptive, Artistry, Sensuality, Luxury
  • Mars – Activity – Passion (hate, aggression included), Masculine, Assertive, Sexuality
  • Saturn – Tests – Discipline,Feminine, Responsibility, Delays, Fears
  • Jupiter – Expansion – Masculine, Luck, Excessive, Optimism
  • Uranus – Excitement – Masculine, Shocks, Surprises, Suddenness, Alternative, Wild
  • Neptune – Soul – Feminine, Illusions, Magic, Spirituality, Dreams
  • Pluto – Depth – Feminine, Power, Destruction, Rebirth, Clearing, Cleaning, Throwing Out


In brief: Houses tell us about how we experience our human and not-so-human condition and what has, is, and might happen to us.

  • 1fst – Masked self – What you show people you don’t know or don’t feel comfortable around – Present
  • 2nd – Money – What you value – Resources you have At your disposal – What you earn on your own
  • 3rd – Lower mind – Superficial communications – Siblings – Mental play – Short trips – Close yet casual friendships – Personal networks – Before 18 years old school
  • 4th – Home – Ancestors – Roots – Upbringing – Other people’s beliefs – Past
  • 5th – Creation, Pro-creation, & Recreation – Play – Romance – Children – Upbringing – Dating
  • 6th – Duty, Service & Health – How, who, and what you work with – How hard you work – Ease or difficulty in getting work – Health issues & concerns – How, what, and who you heal / help
  • 7th – Co-operation & Opposition – Partnerships – Contracts – Intimate relationships and friendships, Open enemies, Competition
  • 8th –   Business – Inheritance – Your deep psyche – Physical, spiritual, emotional, mental death & rebirth
  • 9th – Higher mind – Philosophical & spiritual communications – Foreigners (including strangers & strange places) – Post-secondary education
  • 10th – Public self – Career – How you are seen by others or what you are known for by people who don’t know you – Hobbies – Volunteer work – Talents & gifts
  • 11th -Friendly self – Community, Public networks,  Distant yet integrated friendships,
  • 12th -Secret self -Sacrifices, higher states of consciousnesses or subconsiousness, secrets,what areas co-dependence can occur


  • Ascendant (AC) – Rising – Entrance – Waking – Influential care-giver – Physical appearance – Overall health – Conditioning – Upbringing – Mask – Shield or Guard – Defense mechanism – Your own life is most important
  • Descendant (DC) – Falling – Departure – Sleeping – Where we let our guard down – Our most intimate self – The lives of others are most important-
  • Imum Coelii (IC) – Nadir – Bottom of the Sky – Beneath the Earth – Your lowest self – Past – What you inherited from your Father – Youth – Internal – Weaknesses – Roots (family, ancestory, etc)
  • Medium Coeli (MC)- Midheaven  – Top of the Sky – The Heavens – Above the Earth – Your highest self – Future – Maturity – External – Strengths – Soul (your star, other stars) – What you inherited from your Mother


  • Orb – The distance between two signs based on degrees.
  • Wide Orb – The distance is considered too far apart by most standards but could still make an impact.
  • Tight Orb – The distance is considerd very close.
  • Exact Orb – There is no distance between objects.

Aspect Types

  • Conjunction – very much the same approach with the same goals.
  • Opposition – extremely different approaches but with the same goals.
  • Square – a lot of tension
  • Sextile – a lot of stimulation
  • Trine – a lot of harmony
  • Semi-Square – off and on tension
  • Semi-Sextile – on and off stimulation
  • Sesquare – a lack of maturity, or disability
  • Quintile – like a conjunction but with a distinct difference or edge
  • Bi-Quintile – on and off Quintile

© Abella Jucy Arthur