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Astrology is the study of the correlation between celestial and earthly events.
This subreddit contains links to articles on astrology, as well as discussions about astrological topics.
RULES: If you violate a rule, your post will be removed.
- Don’t ask questions about your personal chart or ask for a chart reading. If you have a specific question about your own chart, please post in /r/AskAstrologers instead, but readings are not allowed on either sub.
- Don’t ask for life advice. This includes asking how to get along with your coworkers better as a Gemini, how to be the best Scorpio you can be, or how to win over your Pisces crush. This subreddit is for discussing astrology, not asking for advice based on sun signs alone.
- Don’t post about sun signs. This includes roast or compliment megathreads, asking why people hate certain signs, or asking which sign is everyone’s favorite. These kinds of posts trivialize astrology and perpetuate stereotypes, and we’re not about that here at /r/astrology. While these kinds of posts can be fun, there are plenty of other places to engage in this kind of posting online, such as tumblr and facebook.
- No cusp posts. Sign cusps aren’t a real thing: you’re either one sign or another. The concept of a sign cusp was invented in the early 1900s with the popularity of sun sign columns in various publications. To find out which sign you really are, head to astro.com with an accurate birth time to calculate your chart and find out.
- Don’t post daily or weekly horoscopes. If you’d like to post horoscopes for the signs, please post in /r/Horoscope instead.
- No astrology memes. These are better suited for a medium like tumblr, facebook, or twitter.
- Don’t post links to your site (or the same site) more than once every 3 days. While we like to support fellow astrologers and enthusiasts, we don't condone shameless self-promotion and spam. Let's keep the front page varied!
- Don’t offer services or free readings. This subreddit is for discussion and learning, not advertisement.
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- Astro.com Astro.com is the best place to enter your birth data and get a copy of your natal chart. There are also tons of free horoscopes written by credible professionals such as Rob Hand, Liz Greene, and Robert Pelletier. The AstroClick Portrait option allows you to click on different points in your chart for a brief description of the placement to help you get acquainted with your natal chart. Be aware that while other sites can calculate your chart for you, they’re not always reliable ─ CafeAstrology is popular, but they often miscalculate the chart and give you an inaccurate product. Don’t risk it. Always use astro.com!
- Astrodatabank If you're looking for the birth data for a celebrity or notable individual, Astrodatabank is the most reliable place for accurate information. Maintained by astro.com, this collection of birth charts uses the Rodden rating system and cites sources for all data. There are some unreliable sites that claim to have birth data such as accurate birth times for celebrities and notable people, yet do not cite sources, or worse, occasionally make them up completely. Stick with Astrodatabank if you're looking for birth information.
- Skyscript Skyscript is a great resource for learning basics, and it also has an active forum. There are links to definitions/descriptions of each planet and house right on the home page of the site, as well as a great set of write-ups on each sign. If you're looking to learn the lore of the constellations after which the signs are named, there are articles for that, too.
- The Astrology Podcast Chris Brennan's weekly astrology podcast is a great resource with over 100 episodes, many of which feature interviews and discussions from professionals in the field. Notable episodes for beginners include The Significations of the Seven Traditional Planets, Learning Astrology and Becoming an Astrologer, and Branches and Traditions of Astrology.
- The Mountain Astrologer TMA is a well established astrology magazine that releases bimonthly issues. Articles in the magazine cover a range of topics and astrological traditions. You can find TMA at some health food stores and bookstores, or you can subscribe online.
- Medieval Astrology Guide MAG is the place to go for all things medieval astrology. There's a big selection of articles on everything from finding the real ruler of your chart to astrological magic, as well as an ever-expanding dictionary of definitions.
- 10 Tips for Learning Astrology If you're getting really intrigued and you want to start learning astrology, this article is a great for finding a starting point.
- Kelly Surtees’ Beginner Astrology Articles Kelly Surtees has a plethora of articles that are perfect for beginners, such as list of free basics downloads, how to follow the simplest Sun and Moon transits in your chart, and the 3 basic keys to your chart.
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