Astronomy
Aries a small faint constellation with its brightest stars, Hamal and Sharatan, making up the Ram’s head. Discovered in Aries in 2003 is the star Teergarden, one of our own Sun’s closest neighbours at only 12 light years away. In both the northern and southern hemispheres, Aries is best seen at midnight in the midheaven when the Sun is in Libra during September and October.

The Taurus glyph represents the horns of a bull symbolising the ability to gather, receive and stabilise energy. The bull, an ancient symbol of fertility and abundance, was a central figure in fertility rites and initiations, and also symbolised the victory of humanity over its animal nature.

The Gemini glyph’s two identical sides or poles represent duality and polarity, as shown through the myth of The Twins, Castor and Pollux. Yet these poles are fused together, creating oneness.

However, this should not be confused with the secrets of Neptune or the 12th house as that is where the dissolution of the Ego takes place. The 12th house is not a powerhouse like the 8th, it is traditionally known as the house of your self-undoing where your secrets can potentially defame you, which is very different from the 8th house where your personal power hides. The 12th house is the intermediate state between life and death, and as such it has no interest in exerting power or control over this world. Neptune is about letting go. Pluto is about control.

What is the significance of Fire, Earth, Water and Air? What are the Modes of the star chart?

The glyph of Cancer is made up of two crescents and two circles facing inward, 
representing The Crab. This symbolises a tough hardened shell protecting 
a vulnerable centre

A Neptunian experience is to be in this realm, where you either drift, float lost or are swept away. It could be through music, drugs, dancing, inspirational creation, idealism or a spiritual quest.

Saturn is made of the cross of matter on top of a downward-pointing crescent of receptivity. Together these indicate the importance of heritage and past experience as pathways to maturity, structure and stability.

Pluto is made up of the circle of spirit, half-in and half-out of an upward facing crescent of receptivity on top of the cross of matter. Combined, these elements represent the containment of the individual who is receptive to life’s mysteries and able to ground them into reality.

Jupiter is made up of the crescent of receptivity reaching out from the left of the cross of matter. These symbolise the relationship of soul to the material world, the soul’s desire to free itself from the material realm, broaden life experience yet still sustain physical needs.