The Various Fields in Astrology Explained

When you think about astrology, you might think of the typical solar signs (Aries, Capricorn, Leo, Taurus, and so on) or even your moon and rising sign. All of this is a terrific starting point, but your individual astrological signs are merely one branch of a huge astrological system. There are around 80 astrological disciplines, with multiple “schools” of practice and subdivisions of techniques within those schools.

Natal astrology

You’re probably most familiar with natal astrology. It is based on your natal chart, which depicts the positions of important celestial bodies at the time and location of your birth. It all comes down to who a person is, what their personality and attributes are, and what their future promises. In natal astrology, you’ll most typically check for your sun sign, but there are a plethora of other features in your birth chart that might reveal information about your personality and life path.

Horary astrology

If you’re looking for a solution to a specific topic, horary astrology is the way to go. The astrologer will generate a chart for the exact time (to the minute) and location of the query. Based on what they observe in the chart, the astrologer will ask you a yes or no question.

Electional astrology

Electional astrology (also known as “event astrology”) is concerned with determining the ideal time for an event. It is mostly used to limit down lucky dates for events such as weddings or proposals. Electional astrologers, for example, may advise against getting married during Venus retrograde. To choose the optimum time to go down the aisle, they may consult the moon, which regulates emotions, and other prominent orbs. Working with an astrologer who specializes in electional astrology is advantageous, just as it is with other types of astrology.

Mundane astrology

Mundane astrology is now enthralling. It foresees world events and problems. You may also look at the chart of an event that happened at a specific time and place, such as George Floyd’s death. Astrologers would examine the exact time it occurred and debate how the planets were aligned at the time that contributed to his death.

Medical astrology

This is an old discipline of astrology that links specific body parts and diseases to planets and zodiac signs. Each zodiac sign governs a distinct bodily part, and various planets influence different organs. While medical astrology is an intriguing field, it’s still crucial to seek medical advice from your healthcare physician rather than the stars.

Relationship astrology

Relationship astrology is a subset of natal astrology that focuses on interpersonal compatibility. It doesn’t have to be romantic, but that is the most usual application. Another type is the composite chart. It’s a planetary midpoint. So, you take two people and identify the midway in between their planets and rising sign, and all of those midpoints create their own birth chart — much like your own relationship’s birth chart.