Before you attempt to form any opinion whatever from a horoscope, you should commit to memory the nature of each sign of the Zodiac, what planet it is ruled by, what month the Sun is in each sign. Learn how to make the symbols of the planets and signs.
The following chart shows all of these.
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. It is a cardinal, masculine, equinoctial, fiery sign and is ruled by Mars. The Earth enters Aries on Srpternbor 22nd, each year, and passes into Taurus, tile second sign of the Zodiac, on October 22nd. The Sun is in the center of our solar system, but as we look at the Sun, it appears to be in exactly the same degree of the sign opposite the sign the Earth is in, therefore, we say the Sun is in such a sign simply for convenience. Thus: When the Earth enters Aries, the Sun appears to enter Libra, or, as the Earth enters Taurus. the Sun enters Scorpio. The dates given in the outer circle show approximately, or within a few hours when the Earth will enter each sign or the Sun enters the opposite sign of the Zodiac.
From Guide to Astrology by Fredrick White
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