“I don’t know what all this stuff is,” says the beginner, feeling overwhelmed.
Can you learn astrology without memorizing the table below? No. That would be like learning to read of write with no alphabet. If you are new to this and don’t know this basic info – print this out and use it as a cheat sheet. You simply cannot go forward without it.
The symbols will be easier to remember and recognize if you have some idea what that mean. For example, see Mars there? Mars is male and that is a hard-on. See how easy this is?
Here is a thumbnail sketch of the meanings. Later you can benefit from reading a deeper and more detailed treatment of the meanings of the glyphs but that kind of stuff comes in time. Recognizing the Venus symbol in a chart next to the Aries symbol and knowing you are looking at “Venus in Aries” is what I am after here. If you can get this much down you will never have to look at a chart again and have it mean NOTHING.
“Oh, that is Jupiter in Virgo.” If you can read that you can go to google, see? It should take less than 15 minutes of your life to remember this chart and for the rest of your life when you see the Pluto glyph tattooed on someone or hanging around their neck, you will know they are probably a Scorpio.
See that album cover? Taj Mahal is a Taurus isn’t he? (Check your sheet). He is a Taurus, he wants you to know it, he has intact self esteem. If you google his picture, you will see the Bull.
Table of Astrology Symbols and Correspondences
Basic Meanings of Astrology Glyphs (Glyphs mean Symbols)
Yang = Masculine; Yin = Feminine