Hello everyone! Today, I thought I’d share a bit about what I’ve learned about astrology, focusing on sharing my “big three” signs on my birth chart.
Now, I spend a lot of time on TikTok, and have spent a lot of time on the “witchtok” portion of the app. I don’t really believe in things like astrology or Tarot but I think it’s really interesting to learn more. I guess I sort of view it as a cool little hobby that I’ve been dipping my toes into.
Oh! If you’re new here (newer than May 2020) you might be wondering, what’s BirthMay? Well, every year I blog every day in May because it is my birth month. I just figured it was something fun to do, and it has proven to be really enjoyable for me. This will be the fifth BirthMay on my blog! No matter how many BirthMays you’ve been through with me, thank you for being here this BirthMay and thank you for your support!
What I’ve Learned About Astrology – The Big Three
So something that caught my attention on TikTok was people talking about how the sign that everyone talks about is the “sun” sign. From what I’ve learned, it’s the most popular sign because all you need to know is your date of birth. But it’s not actually the best indicator of personality or on making predictions, especially not by itself.
The sun sign is only a small part of a person’s birth chart, which is the exact alignment of the stars and planets at the moment a person was born. To find a full birth chart, the exact time and place of the birth is needed in addition to the date. As I have all of those items, I got to work trying to find my birth chart, because I got so curious! I went on Google and found a site that calculated it, but later tried another site too that I saw on TikTok.
Honestly, it’s a little overwhelming at first because there’s so many things to see, like twelve houses that all mean something different and every planet can mean something different depending on where they are in the chart too. I thought about paying someone on Etsy to read my birth chart for me, which can range from $15-25+ for several pages of readings. I didn’t end up doing that, but I might later on if I get really curious. I thought about trying to read it myself as Pinterest and Google have a ton of resources on what everything means, but I got so overwhelmed by it all!
Instead, I decided I would focus on the “big 3”, the sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign!
My Big 3
So what I learned is that the sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign are the “big 3” because they are the most important of the chart. I think… Someone correct me if I’m wrong! Again, this is just research I’ve done on Pinterest, Google, and TikTok, so I’m no expert. I honestly don’t know any dates/meanings to most astrological signs unless they’re mine LOL.
The sun sign is meant to represent the way that someone acts and their identity. The moon sign is their emotional side and their innermost motivations. And the rising sign is their social personality, or how they show themselves to the world.
For me, my big three are as follows. My sun sign and my moon sign are both Taurus and my rising sign is Leo!
I’ve learned a bit about those particular signs out of my own curiosity. Of course, as Taurus is my sun sign, I did know quite a bit about it already. Taurus’ are famous for things like being hard-working and enjoying the finer things in life but also being stubborn and kind of lazy/boring. Which, honestly I do agree with.
As a moon sign, Taurus indicates that my main motivations are stability and security. Which I would also agree with. I think that I always craze things like financial security, for example, which is why I never live outside of my means and want to avoid doing that at all costs. I’m not sure if that is because of my moon sign, as I’m sure many people have that motivation without this, but I thought that was a nice connection there.
And for my rising sign, I was most curious about this one! As I said, I don’t know much about astrology so I didn’t really know what being a “Leo rising” meant. I looked it up and saw that Leo risings tend to be the “center of attention” and draw attention as soon as they walk into a room. At this point I was about ready to fully endorse astrology because… that totally resonated with me! I grew up super shy but really came out of my shell in college and since then I always love the attention HAHA! In fact, this subject came up in ballet recently and as soon as I said I was a Leo rising my ballet instructor laughed and said “yes, absolutely”. She loves me, I swear LOL.
Again, this is just a snippet of the birth chart. I think people who are really into astrology try to use the charts as a predictor of their lives in a way and tend to really analyze what signs are in which house. I’m not dedicated enough to learn all of that right now, but I do find it really interesting!
So that’s a little bit about me and my big 3 signs! I can’t say I completely believe in astrology but I do find it really fascinating for sure. Let me know what you think of astrology and if you know your big three (as well as what yours mean because I don’t have any idea if it’s not Taurus or Leo LOL).
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In my opinion, Astrology is fascinating and I have only really started to understand myself better through astrology… how each of the aspects interact is also fascinating. 🙂
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It’s super cool! I just got overwhelmed when learning about birthcharts so this is where I stopped hahahaha. But I would love to learn what each house means and what each sign means too. Maybe I should start with each sign!
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Hey Pamela, Thanks for sharing your big three with us. This is only the tip of the iceberg my love, wait until you get into Venus (Love) & Mercury (Communications) and then knee-deep into Uranus, Saturn, Pluto & Neptune; the outer planets. That’s where all the magic happens because it’s invaluable knowledge to stumble across! Slow and steady wins the race 😉
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Thank you! Yes, I am so excited to keep learning and I have started to try to learn a few more placements but it is so much to learn! I’m for sure trying to take it slow and not get overwhelmed with all the info, but it’s really, really fascinating. I think my Venus is in Cancer and Mercury is in Aires if I remember correctly. And Jupiter in Leo and Pluto in Scorpio. And that’s all I have memorized! So I’m trying to learn a bit more about those. But the houses are what really start to jumble everything up for me and really confuse me! I think my next step is to try to write it all down and try to understand my birth chart by taking notes!
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It’s a very exciting experience for sure, the one thing that I learnt when I started getting into Astrology is you will never know/memorise it all, which is so humbling because it reminds you of just how complex the human race is! Unfortunately, our desire to want to know every single thing and be right in what we know robs us of experiencing life, especially Astrology to the fullest. I read parts of my birth chart over a million times, I STILL have to go back sometimes and check over things that I think I already know, what has helped me more than anything is learning more about the transits and seeing how they actually play out in my life. That experience helps you understand so much more about your birth chart than just trying to decode everything about it from the jump! Nevertheless it is SO much fun, especially for the overly curious mind 😀
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