You Are Unique

No one has the same birth chart as you: The odds of that happening are astronomically small. We've seen those odds calculated as high as 10312, a number that would take up this whole book if you wrote it down.

Now this number reveals something of the complexity of astrology—and the complexity of people—something no other model about people is able to do, except maybe DNA. No other models can come up with so many different combinations. Translation: You are unique!

The Least You Need to Know

^ Your astrological chart shows the position of the heavens at your birth. ^ A sign is one of two energies: yin or yang. ^ A sign is one of three qualities: cardinal, fixed, or mutable. ^ A sign is one of four elements: fire, earth, air, or water. ^ Your Sun sign is the position of the Sun at the time of your birth. ^ No one else has the same birth chart as you.

? There's More to You Than Just Your Sun Sign

In This Chapter

^ Ascendants, or rising signs, are the "you" the world sees ^ Your rising sign indicates the lessons you'll be learning during your life ^ Planet power: Where do you put your energy? ^ Each house is an area of your life

Sun signs are just the beginning of astrology; remember, every one of the signs appears somewhere on your birth chart, and every sign is a part of who you are in some way. In this chapter, we'll look in more detail at ascendants, planets, and houses, because there's a whole lot more to you than just your Sun sign.

Your ascendant, or rising sign, is the sign that was rising over the horizon at the moment of your birth. This sign is your outward manifestation—the "you" that the outside world perceives. At the same time, though, your ascendant also is the way you express yourself (which is probably why the outside world perceives you that way). Usually, your Sun sign and ascendant are different, which is why your ascendant is perceived as a "mask"—most of the time, hiding your true self, your Sun sign.

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