A horoscope is a graphical chart or map depicting the positions of the Sun, planets, astrological elements and other sensitive angles at the precise moment of some event, for example the moment of somebody’s birth. The term horoscope comes from the Greek words oreia horoscope, meaning “wheel” and ikonos, meaning “to read”. Horoscopes can be used to predict the future. They are used not only for entertainment but also to help people make important life-changing decisions.
An ecliptic is the horizontal line on the chart that traces the path of the Sun through the Earth. This horizontal line shows the beginning or Rising Sign of the celestial object which is the Sun. The zodiac signs – Aries (the ram), Taurus (the bull), Gemini (the twins), Cancer (the crab) and Leo (the lion) – then show where the Sun is at any given moment. As the rising sun approaches or moves away from the celestial object, the position of the Sun changes by about five minutes. Using the horizontal axis of a horoscope, the position of the Sun can be graphically represented in the format of a horoscope.
A horoscope can give us insight into the possible paths our lives may possibly take. For example, if we notice that the Sun is rising in Aries, this could mean that we will meet new friends or opportunities in Aries; it could also mean that we will acquire new professions or perhaps even political power. Horoscopes can be used to entertain as well as inform, using the major element of the horoscope to pinpoint a potential problem.