What is horoscope?
Definition of horoscope
Aren't we all anxious to read announcements about what today, tomorow, next week or even next year will bring us? Whethere we take it seriously or just look into it for fun, the horoscope is part of our everyday life.
The word horoskope comes from the Greek word hora (time, hour) and scopos (pointer, marker). A horoscope is a forecast of the future events or features of a person. Horoscope is a map or schematic representation of the Sun, the Moon and other planets positions at a specific moment (birth, special events, etc.). Based on the position of the celestial signs at a given moment, we can predict or understand certain personality traits, psychological even certain physical characteristics of the individual.
The horoscope is illustrated with the Zodiac circle. Zodiac is again a Greek word that means animal circle. It consists of twelve animal characters, corresponding to twelve zodiac star constellations wich are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
The Sun and the Moon are the most important planets in the horoscope forecasts. In horoscope the Sun is the the main indicator of the persons character. The Moon's position tells us how a person responds to life situations.
Other commonly used names for the horoscope are natal chart, astrological chart, astro-chart, sky-map, star-chart, celestial map, cosmogram, vitasphere, radical chart, radix, chart wheel or simply chart.