The sixteenth century Danish astronomer and astrologer, Tycho Brahe, stated, “Suspiciendo, despicio,” – By looking above, I see below. He spent his life studying and mapping the stars for science (astronomy) and for guidance (astrology) as the two systems of knowledge of the planets and stars are interconnected. By learning about what lay above us at our time of birth we can find understanding and guidance for our lives on this planet Earth below. Though all the planets and signs (constellations) exist in everyone’s birth chart, the Ascendant, the Sun, and the Moon are considered the most important.
The Ascendant sign represents our physical self and body in this lifetime. The Sun respresents our soul, our vital essence that moves from one lifetime to the next. The Moon represents our mind and emotions and reflects the Sun’s light, our soul, into this life on Earth. Learning about how these three connect and intermingle in our charts can shed some light and give clarity about who each of us are and how we can best present ourselves in the world. Without the light from the Sun, the Moon, and the stars above, we would not be able to see and find our way below.