In the Stars

Character Analysis

A detailed character analysis usually requires 20 to 25 pages. Creating the analysis requires further preparation. You start with the Ascendant, then you illuminate the relationship between the moon and the angles and the other planets and repeat the same process with the sun. Finally, you look at the remaining planets; Tables 2 and 3 provide information on the functional requirements of the planet, as well as the meaning of the aspect type.

Table 2

Planets

Planet

Functional Requirements

Sun

Purposeful activity

Moon

Adaptation

Mercury

Communication

Venus

Evaluation

Mars

Exertion

Jupiter

Expansion

Saturn

Structure

Uranus

Deviation, originality

Neptune

Refinement

Pluto

Transcendence

Table 3

Aspects

Aspect Type

Meaning

Conjunction

Intensity

Sextile, Trine

Confidence/over-confidence

Square, Opposition, other squares

Uneasiness

With a short horoscope, you do not take house positions into account. Instead, the emphasis is on the angles and aspects. The meaning of the individual aspects of the planets can best be found in a reference book.

Conclusions

OpenAstro is mainly used to create diagrams to interpret partnerships, character traits, and future events, but not for performing the interpretations. Astrology is not an exact science, and computer analysis is thus not meaningful. OpenAstro is definitely suitable for hobby astrologers, but you'll need to decide for yourself whether you think it is a suitable replacement for a professional astrology reading.

Infos

  1. The ecliptic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecliptic
  2. OpenAstro: http://OpenAstro.org
  3. Elbert Wade, Astrology Dial-A-Scope, Arco Publishing Company 1970
  4. Font for astrologers: http://astrology-symbols.com/astrology-fonts
  5. Elbert Wade: http://www.elbertwade.com
  6. Jeff Mayo, Astrology: A Key To Personality, The C.W. Daniel Company Limited 2000

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