Dana Panduru, Astrologer
Introduction to Astrology Consulting
While finding out your sign of birth is reasonably easy, getting your detailed horoscope can be more of a daunting experience. With the wide variety of generalised information available on websites and other media, members of the public have been influenced to think that these generalised reports are astrological interpretations.
This form of generalized information is insufficient to give you any astrological interpration. Such reports do not provide you with any guidance as even a basic horoscope should contain the implications of the positions of the sun, moon and other planets at the time of your birth and what sign was rising.
Calling yourself a Scorpio, Pisces, Gemini, Aries, or any of the 12 zodiac signs, is only stating what your Sun Sign is on your birthday. This is just one of many elements in astrology that comprise your chart, which is a blueprint about who you are and your destiny. Planets, houses, signs, and aspects make up over 50 of the basic structure of a chart
The word Horoscope has different meanings today but to the Greeks, horoscope was the Ascendant or Rising Sign and therefore to a very individual point, which is determined by the exact moment of birth. Later on, horoscope began to signify the entire birth chart, with all the zodiac signs and zodiac symbols, based on the time, place, and date of birth.
What a real astrologer used to do in the past (and some real astrologers can still do it today) was calculating your horoscope based on the time, place, and date of your birth. Even if you don't know your exact time of birth, you still receive much more information than Sun Sign astrological reports. That's because an astrologer is using all the zodiac signs and zodiac symbols but without the Ascendant and some other points. This is personalized information about yourself then you can ever get from a sun sign generated report that is used in most of astrology sites on the web.
Regarding love horoscopes and horoscope compatibility reports, you can receive more accurate astrological compatibility matches when using the full birth data of both you and the person who interests you. While a Scorpio horoscope (Sun Sign in Scorpio) may match well with an Pisces horoscope (Sun Sign in Pisces), there are many other factors that must be considered for love compatible horoscopes.
Only when an online astrology site uses the full birth data can you receive an accurate analysis of horoscope compatibility.