I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I've written several books about astrology. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com
Zodiac Sign Astrology
is the astrological method of reading the Zodiac position of the sun in your horoscope, and what it tells about your your character traits. It's also called your star sign or sun sign.
Zodiac character traits, forecasts, compatibility, and more.
Explanations and readings of full horoscope charts.
Try the old deck of Tarot cards for free divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.
By classical Zodiac sign astrology I mean the proper traditional reading of what can be deduced from only your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). That's but one of the many components in your birth chart horoscope. For a full presentation of astrology, please visit: Complete Horoscope.
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Qi (chi), prana, spirit, and all the other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
2013 Zodiac Sign Forecast
Horoscope Predictions Based on Your Star Sign
What Your Zodiac Sign Predicts About 2013You Zodiac sign, or star sign, is where the sun was at the time of your birth. That doesn't change. But after your birth, the planets have moved on. This is what is used in astrological forecasts. See what astrology can predict about 2013, based on only your Zodiac sign.
How Zodiac Sign Prediction Is MadeThe complete horoscope chart consists of much more than your Zodiac sign, which is the position of the sun at the moment of your birth. All the planets are included in the real chart, as well as the angles between them and other things. In traditional astrology, all these things are analyzed for a proper forecast.
Zodiac sign based astrological prediction, though, deals only with what sign the sun occupied at the time of your birth, and the aspects it forms to the planets as they continue their movement around the Zodiac.
Therefore, predictions based only on your Zodiac sun sign can't be very precise. Still, they give some general clues, since the sun is almost as important in the horoscope as it is in the sky above us.
It shows your situation and sentiment when you're not involved in other things, for example when you rest or are unoccupied by something special.
A 2013 astrological prediction based only on what Zodiac sign your sun occupies can only be vague and incomplete. It may also be completely wrong, if other ingredients in your horoscope contradict it.
For a full bodied and complete 2013 horoscope reading that takes all horoscope ingredients into account, see my reading of the 2013 World horoscope:
Anyway, for your amusement - below are links to webpages with forecasts of what the year might hold for you, based only on your sun sign. Take it for what it is.
How to Recognize FakesUnfortunately, Internet and other media are full of horoscope texts that are pure fake, written without any consideration of what astrology really says. They don't bother to check transits and other astrological circumstances. They barely bother about a correct understanding of what the Zodiac sun sign trats are according to astrology.
So, how to recognize those fakes? A dead giveaway is if the text is full of concrete specifics, such as promises of salary increases, the meeting of tall dark strangers, and so on. That's just not possible with Zodiac sign based prediciton, so you'll know the writer applied something else - usually pure imagination. The more specifics you find, the less you should trust the forecast.
Also, be suspicious of a text of any length that mentions absolutely nothing about the astrology behind how the predicitons are reached. What can be said by astrological means is only what the astrological components suggest, usually by aspect between planets and such. If no clue is given to any of the predictions, most likely astrology is not used at all.
Another method to reveal fakes is if all the predicitons are positive, or if any slightly negative predicitons is immediately countered by a vastly more positive one. That's more like advertising than astrology. The latter gives you both good and bad news - also the news that might be the most irritating: sometimes nothing significant will happen in your life. So, if the forecast sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Your Zodiac Sign 2013 Horoscope ForecastHere are my websites with predictions based on the Zodiac signs, where I compare those sun positions with the planetary movements during the year. That's how it's done in classical astrology.
The BookThe Zodiac sign 2013 forecasts and how they're made are gathered in a book as well, which explores the subjects and the astrological basics involved a little more. Find out more about the book here:
Limitations of Zodiac Sign AstrologyI've only written about things that are evident in the horoscope in relation to your star sign (the Zodiac sign of the sun in your horoscope). That's not a whole lot, but if I didn't follow that rule it would be pure speculation, and not astrology. If you want a complete astrological prediction for 2013, it needs to involve your whole horoscope chart, compared to planetary movements in the sky through the year. That's not possible on a website.
To learn more about how complete astrology works, please go to my website about horoscopes and astrology in general, where you also find several examples of complete horoscope chart readings:
Your 2012 HoroscopeIf you want to read what I predicted for 2012, please check here:
Your 2012 Horoscope