Rob Tillett has been an astrologer for more than three decades. In previous incarnations a poet, musician, magician, healer, dramatist & composer, he is the editor and publisher of Astrology on the
Web and has written many articles on this website. Rob lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.
If you know your rising sign, check our forecast for that sign too, for a better overview of the trends. To calculate your rising sign, please click
here NOTE: These dates are not exactly the same from year to year and, if you were born on the day when the Sun changes Sign, you really need to consult a good astrologer, to draw up your birth chart and find out which Sign is really yours. Or to calculate your complete birth chart, click here
Predicting the Future
Predicting the future using the horoscope is one of the traditional uses of Astrology. Horoscopes are used by millions today, as a reliable guide and forecasting tool for future trends and tendencies.
Astrology shows that the stars and planets are a
map to our personalities and a guide to our place in the world. It explains how the world is regular and predictable (up to a point!). A horoscope (containing an astrological forecast) will place these trends into a context, with regard to our own personal destinies.
Astrology does not teach a purely fatalistic view of the world. Within the environment indicated by the stars, as shown in the horoscope, we have considerable freedom to move and make decisions, according to our character and circumstances. The stars incline us to take a certain direction, or to make a particular decison, but they do not compel us to act in any sort of helpless or robotic manner.
Beyond the forces of the conditioned world, our behaviour is governed by our awareness, our intent – and our stage of personal growth.