Who writes horoscopes

Astro lexicon, letter H for horoscopes


The word horoscope comes from the Greek and means something like "to look into the hour". Horoscopes are actually something like a recorded look into the hour, more precisely into the time quality at birth, readable from the heavenly constellations.

"Hour" is not to be understood literally, but more as a general figurative expression for "now". A birth horoscope, i.e. a personal horoscope created for the individual time of birth, not only requires the approximate hour, but the exact minute of birth. Only through the exact dates of birth does a personal horoscope. Thousands of people are born worldwide within an hour, so such an hour would no longer be excessively individual and personal.

The same applies to other horoscopes, e.g. children's horoscopes, occupational horoscopes, etc. Often it is a completely normal natal chart that focuses on a certain topic and is then named after it. The astrologer analyzes and interprets e.g. the profession in it, finances, professional aptitudes, calling etc. and then names it Career horoscope. Analogous to such a professional horoscope, a karma horoscope, health horoscope, etc.

With the children's horoscope, things are a little different. Here the astrologer does not take up a specific topic in the natal chart, a children's horoscope is a very common natal chart - only for a child, not for an adult. The horoscope for children is calculated and created as normal. Children's horoscopes only have a few peculiarities when they are interpreted and given advice. For example, the astrologer is hardly familiar with the relevant life circumstances of a small child. It hasn't seen much, no job, etc.

You can find extensive explanations about the profession of astrologer at www.astrologie-horoskope-ratgeber.de. The pages deal not only with the horoscope as the central subject of the work, but also with astrological advice and its quality.

Create and calculate horoscopes

In the first step, a horoscope is created and calculated: An astrology program creates a graphic, a horoscope drawing. This depicts the star constellations at the time of birth and from the point of view of the place of birth. It uses a number of astrological symbols, e.g. for the different planets and signs of the zodiac. Horoscopes are first of all astrological images of the astronomical situation at birth.

Horoscopes are the all-important tool used by astrologers. They relate to astrology in much the same way that arithmetic is related to mathematics. And after creating the graphic as described, the astrologer can then begin to interpret it, more on this below. Such a horoscope, i.e. the horoscope drawing, is what the astrologer calls a radix, which comes from the Latin and means root.

So a horoscope is a root? Yes, that fits very well. An esoteric law says the following: In the beginning of a thing everything else and its entire being is already founded. This “beginning of a thing” is birth in astrology. In addition to the law of analogy, this initial law of esotericism also plays a major role in astrology and its horoscopes. This crucial beginning is like a root that branches, develops and grows in different directions - and ultimately produces a plant according to its purpose. Today's esotericism rightly deserves a lot of criticism, but the basic understanding of astrology cannot do without it.

Horoscope analysis and interpretation

After the horoscope drawing is available, the astrologer takes the second step, the horoscope analysis and horoscope interpretation. How does he start, where does he look first? That depends, among other things, on the topic or concern. When it comes to the job or a job horoscope, the astrologer focuses, for example, on the sixth house, which stands for work. If, on the other hand, it is a question of a karma horoscope, then he may be the first to look at Saturn, the classic karma planet. This is roughly how you can imagine the horoscope analysis or horoscope interpretation. Depending on the type of horoscope, the astrologer always proceeds a little differently.

The horoscope drawing (radix) is always complex and all parts are always somehow connected to all others. A successful horoscope interpretation is therefore a lot more challenging than lay people believe. Analysis translates as "dissection" and that is exactly what the astrologer does when analyzing horoscopes: details are identified and interpreted. The sun, for example, generally means this and that. In the horoscope in question it is in a certain house / zodiac sign and has certain aspects, which in turn means this and that. He does the same with the other planets.

The analysis and interpretation of the individual constellations is not enough for a professional interpretation. That is just as important Synthesis / overall view all the parts of the interpretation. The astrologer now has a jumble of individual statements, but what does that mean at the bottom line? Imagine, a correctly dismantled car now has to be reassembled correctly: Only then do you get the overall picture of a certain car or the horoscope owner. This is the only way for the astrologer to get a coherent personal horoscope.

A completely different matter are all the daily horoscopes, love and annual horoscopes that are offered on the web as "horoscopes" by magazines, newspapers, women's magazines, radio and television stations. Although these are only fictitious or / or entertainment horoscopes, some of these websites do not even shy away from calling them “personal horoscopes created by an astrologer”.


As indicated above, horoscopes are created from the point of view of the place of birth, i.e. geocentric. This undoubtedly makes sense, after all, it is about the person born and his birth on earth at a certain point. It is the right frame of reference.

Heliocentrism, on the other hand, chooses the sun as its starting point, on the grounds that the sun is the center of our solar system. That is true, but it is irrelevant for earthly events, i.e. earthly births. Heliocentrism never caught on.

Link tips from the web:

  • Wikipedia gives a good overview of the nature of a horoscope and the most important types of horoscopes.


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