For thousands of years, many people have relied on the alignment and positions of the stars, the planets and the moon to help them understand themselves and pave a better path to the future. We see this Astrological practice even in the modern world. Everyday, millions of people turn to the horoscope page in the newspaper, for instance, to learn more about what to expect during the day. Others choose their partners based on compatible Zodiac signs. Some even wear Zodiac jewelry as testament to his or her characteristics or personality.
In India alone, majority of the population use Vedic Astrology, which is ingrained in the country’s culture, to map out their decisions and actions for the day. In addition, the exact date, time and year of a person’s birth is likewise used to come up with perfect matches in marriage.
The True Astrology
But, while most people rely on the daily horoscope seen in newspapers and the Internet, these short forecasts are inaccurate most of the time. To be able to get a good grasp and understanding of your daily life, you should take many other things into consideration besides the month and day of your birth.
Real astrology can be made by drawing a map of yourself, seeing what exact positions the stars and planets were at the time of your birth and in the place you were born. Also called a ‘natal map or a ‘birth map,’ this chart makes all of us unique. You might be born in the same day, month, time and year as Marilyn Monroe, for instance, but since you were born in Thailand, then you will have a completely different natal map from hers. You can then use this natal map, along with what you know about your own Zodiac sign, plus your environment and the people around you to guide you in making decisions in life.
Using Your Zodiac Sign as Guidance
The word ‘zodiac’ actually means ‘circle of life.’ It was probably given this name because these signs are mapped out according to the circular motion of the Sun against the stars and our planet, and the relative positions of other planets to this. It is important to note that some people call Zodiac signs ‘sun signs’ as well. These signs are composed of twelve signs, which are divided in to two groups. The masculine signs are: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius, whereas the feminine signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
Your Zodiac sign can determine a lot about your personality and characteristics. Those born under the sign of Aries, for instance, tend to be aggressive and powerful, while those born under the Pisces sign are usually empathic and selfless. Be careful not to generalize when reading about your own sign as well as the signs of others, though! Remember that there are a lot of other considerations to be taken when studying Zodiac signs.
Zodiac Jewelry as Guides
Some people have taken to wearing Zodiac jewelry as a symbol of their pride in their own sign. A Zodiac pendant with a lion engraved on it, for instance, can be a way for Leos to show the world their vivacious and wild characteristics.
But even if these Zodiac jewelry are very interesting, there are other types of Zodiac jewelry that are unusual, unique and maybe even more meaningful, since they can also perform as true Zodiac talismans.
Cosmic jewelry artist, David Weitzman and astrologer Michael Ofek have combined their expertise and creativity to come up with an interesting set of Zodiac jewelry that goes beyond expectations. One piece of Zodiac jewelry is meticulously created each month, in an optimal astrological time, where the sun is at its strongest. This is to harness the full power and energy of each sign so that wearers can tap into this to help them achieve their goals, enhance their life force and connect with their own unique zodiac signs.
The Virgo pendant, for instance, was crafted on the 5th of September between 6:18am to 7:05am, which is the time of the greatest sun influence on Virgo. It can be used as a Zodiac pendant, so that you can embody and live out the characteristics and strengths of the Virgo sign. It is can also be used as a Zodiac pendant for Virgos, who can tap into their most basic force and be proud of their Zodiac sign.
Zodiac signs and astrology are more than just the horoscopes you read everyday. Through proper guidance and Zodiac jewelry, you can reveal your own strengths and look deep into your innermost being to be able to live a life guided by the sun, the stars, the planets and the higher being.