MARIELLA CASSAR, D.F.ASTROL.S., R.C.ASTROL.
Western and Vedic Astrology Consultations
What is Astrology
Astrology is the study of the movement of the Sun,
Moon and Planets against the backdrop of the Fixed Stars which we
call the Zodiac, and the correspondence between this movement and
events taking place on earth.
As above so below. This ancient hermetic principle
is the rationale for astrology which has been a sacred science for
thousands of years. It relies on the observation of the way planetary
cycles affect human behaviour based on the law of cause and effect
and is therefore, scientific and empirical. However, as astrological
interpretation depends on the astrologer’s higher faculty
of intuition, it is also an art.
A chart called a Horoscope is drawn giving the longitude
position of the Sun, Moon and Planets in relation to the signs of
the zodiac at the exact moment of a person's birth and their spatial
position in a 12 house division of the horoscope according to the
place of birth. To view samples of various types of charts please
click on the sample charts link.
Astrologers study both the fixed and the changing
aspects of life. While the birth horoscope shows a snapshot for
a given moment in time and thus is static, the planets are constantly
moving around the zodiac which gives a dynamic perspective. Astrologers
will look at planetary cycles and the current movement of the planets
in relation to the birth chart to give a personal forecast for the
With modern computers, it is a relatively simple
matter to calculate the planetary positions and cast the charts.
However, chart interpretation is highly skilled and may require
several hours work.