Astrology Primer

Elly Molina astrology primer

“Millionaires Don’t Use Astrology, Billionaires Do”

JP Morgan

Influential people have been using Visionaries, Diviners, and  Seers for hundreds of years. For example, in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte, he and his wife, the French Empress Josephine, as well as Robespierre, countless European Kings, Queens, Princes, Ambassadors and nobles from all over Europe consulted the famous fortune teller, Madame LeNormand.

During the 1930’s and 1940’s in American history, it became fashionable to have consultations with astrologers, psychics and/or mediums; a custom that has continued to the present day. Did you know that the First Lady and President Reagan had two inaugurations? In addition to the official one, a private inauguration was held on an auspicious astrological date. Furthermore, President Theodore Roosevelt, believing strongly in astrology, often quoted horoscopes.

The current use of astrology is often veiled by skepticism, derision, or shallow commercialization, but even today under a strong veil, in the world of politics and government; astrologers and remote viewers are consulted regularly. Why? Because it works.

Astrology Primer

Moon Phases:

There are eight phases of the moon each month. In elementary/ basic Astrology, we focus on the Full and New Moon. We create on the New Moon. We plant seeds for our hopes, dreams, desires, and goals. We watch them grow during the month.

 On the Full Moon, we go public with our creations. We also release the unwanted. We harvest and release.


In astrology, when a planet moves backwards (which is only an illusion since planets do not really move backwards) and retrogrades, emotions, events, situations in life tend to behave differently. Depending on which planet retrogrades determine the behavior and events that transpire.

Mercury Retrogrades present us with challenges in communication. It’s not a good time to buy any new electronic product. This includes cars, computers, phones. We see an increase in “miscommunications”, letters, emails, getting lost or misplaced. It’s just not a great time to start anything new, unless it’s been put in motion beforehand. This applies to new contracts and agreements signed. 

Venus Retrogrades have us become a bit more introverted. We may tend to become reclusive or just not as social as always. This is not a good time to begin a new relationship, propose, or get married.

Mars Retrogrades can thwart our energies. Things move quickly, smoothly, we’re in action and then Boom! all the energy has been zapped from us and we things slow down around us. It’s good just to go with the flow during a Mars Retrograde and not “fight” against the current.

Jupiter Retrograde tends to slow down our “luck”. We may be happy-go-lucky, when suddenly, our happiness seems to go “poof”. It resurfaces when Jupiter goes direct.

Saturn Retrograde has us repeat the lessons we haven’t learned. These lessons can be from a previous incarnation, or lessons, we haven’t mastered. Things can have a heaviness around a Saturn Retrograde. It’s usually a time for serious self-reflection and serious lifelong lessons. Uranus Retrograde: “expect the unexpected” is all I have to say. Eccentric people, experiences, unreliability, “ don’t count it” attitude. Basically, if you expect the unexpected during this time, you’ll be fine.

Uranus Retrograde: “expect the unexpected” is all I have to say. Eccentric people, experiences, unreliability, “don’t count it” attitude. Basically, if you expect the unexpected during this time, you’ll be fine.

Neptune Retrograde: Clouds our ability to see things for what they are. We walk around with a veil in front of our eyes. We are self-delusional and others can easily delude us. There can be large-scale dreaming, on a delusional scale. Things are not what they seem to be during a Neptune Retrograde.

Pluto Retrograde reminds us to be watchful of fearmongers. Savvy business people know how fear controls our purchasing. We hate the idea of loss, and this is a huge marketing tool. Be wary of people who will have you buy into a product, or belief, based on fear, lack, and loss.

Planets Moving Direct:

The planets have left their retrograde (see above meanings) and are moving quickly in their own power.

Mercury Direct: Excellent time for important communication, contracts, purchasing electronic equipment, cars, etc. All systems GO! Venus Direct: Want to propose, start a relationship, get married, create a new partnership, business or romantic? This is the time to start!

Venus Direct: Want to propose, start a relationship, get married, create a new partnership, business or romantic? This is the time to start!

Mars Direct: Excellent time to take important actions. Get yourself to the gym, start a new workout program, begin a new job, start a new business.

Jupiter Direct: Luck is with you now! Go for your dream and make sure to DREAM BIG! 

Saturn Direct: Hard lessons have been learned. You’ll have a feeling of freedom from heavy burdens you didn’t understand were plaguing you.

Uranus Direct: Things stabilize themselves in your life and feel normal. There is security and peace.

Neptune Direct: “ I can see clearly now” is your motto. You may ask yourself, “Why didn’t I see this before?”  Neptune was probably retrograding at some point in your personal chart.

Pluto Direct: You won’t let anyone scare you, intimidate you, or pull the fear card on you!

Conjunctions, Trines, and  Sextiles, All Feel Good

Conjunctions: The planets are united. They are at the same point in the chart.

Trines: The planets are three signs apart and 120 degrees apart. They work well together. There is harmony and flow.

Sextiles: The planets are 60 degrees apart. They are in harmony. New pathways for growth are opened.

The 12 Houses of the Zodiac:

The First House:

All about Your Self Image: ruled by sun sign Aries and the planet Mars.

This is all about the image we project to others, their first impressions, how we start things, our relationships with our immediate environment and our general outlook on life and physical appearance.

The Second House:

Self Worth and Money: ruled by Taurus and the planet Venus.

This is about your sense of worth, basic values, money, and personal finances.

The Third House:

Communication: ruled by Gemini and planet Mercury.

This is all about communication, interactions with our immediate environment, neighbors, short trips, siblings, writing, speaking, how we formulate our thoughts, our language skills, media and communications.

The Fourth House:

Family, Home, Roots, and Security: ruled by Cancer and the Moon.

This is about our foundations, roots, family, home, the mother, it’s about our connection to our past, ancestry, domestic life, real estate and security. 

The Fifth House:

Self Expression, Creativity, Pleasure, and Romance: ruled by Leo and the Sun.

This is about creative self-expression, pleasure and entertainment, all forms of “play”, speculation and gambling, pastimes, hobbies, attitude towards romance, romantic relationships, lovers as opposed to partner’s, attitude towards having fun, drama, adornments and costumes.

The Sixth House:

Work and Health: ruled by Virgo and Mercury

Work and job (as opposed to career), techniques and methods, daily life, order, self-improvement, health, nutrition, attitude towards food, service, attitude towards service and co-workers, helpfulness, pets, attitude towards routine and organization, how we refine and perfect ourselves, aptitudes. 

The Seventh House:

Partnership and Marriage: ruled by Libra and planet Venus

The seventh house is an angular house. Its natural sign ruler is Libra and its natural planetary ruler is Venus.

Companionship, the alter ego, partnerships, one-to-one relationships, marriage, the first marriage, the “significant other”, business partnerships, competitors, our “shadow self”, lawyers, mediators, counselors, contracts.

The Eighth House:

Transformation and Sexuality: ruled by Scorpio and the planet Pluto.

Transformation and crisis, our attitude towards crisis and change, sexuality, sex, death and rebirth, personal growth and transformation, regeneration, our partner’s resources, addictions, psychology, others’ money, taxes, divorce/alimony, inheritance.

The Ninth House:

Belief Systems and Higher Learning: ruled by Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter

Our personal belief system, our sense of adventure, exploration, religious beliefs and personal philosophy, higher education, long-distance travel, morals, foreign languages and cultures, personal truths, publishing, commerce. 

The Tenth House:

Career/Profession, Responsibility, Reputation: ruled by Capricorn and Saturn

Career and profession, contribution to society, position in society, social standing, reputation, material success and position, how we carve out an identity for ourselves, achievement, authority figures, paternal figures, the father or most “paternal” parent/caregiver, bosses, government’s, attitude towards responsibility, attitude towards abiding by the law, desire for achievement.

The Eleventh House:

Aspirations and Personal Goals: ruled by Aquarius and the planet Uranus.

Acquaintances and friends, groups, organizations, hopes, wishes, aspirations, personal goals, our sense of our true inner purpose, our sense of the group, humanity.

The Twelfth House:

Soul Growth, Privacy, and Secrets: ruled by Pisces and Neptune.

That which is hidden or below the surface, karma, self-undoing, soul growth, hidden strengths and hidden weaknesses, dreams, private affairs, lost items, hospitals and prisons, spiritual studies. 

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