Live wisely in expanded awareness of the cosmos and number vibrations influencing your life. Hermetic wisdom, as above, so below, is where you will find your truth. ~ Sarrah West

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FAQ Astrology

The Signs of the Zodiac


The first sign of the zodiac Aries is aligned with the spring equinox and can be likened to the first, the powerful burst of spring blooms of life. Words to describe Aries are courage, independent, self-oriented, active, energetic, impulsive, optimistic, is open to new experiences, agents of change and warrior like. Aries is cardinal energy with masculine qualities. Ruling planet is Mars.


As the second sign of the zodiac Taurus show us energy that is more stable, fixed nature, enduring, quiet, patient, practical, affectionate, and stubborn and has a tendency to resist change, a desire to keeping things as they are. As a fixed sign, it brings a contrasting stability to the personality as a progression from say Aries to stabilizing the energy to work with it methodically with endurance to bring about change measured purposefully. Taurus is a fixed energy with feminine qualities. Ruling planet is Venus.


The third sign of the zodiac Gemini is full of lively energy, versatile, flexible, adaptable, intellectual, is primarily focused in the mind, rather than the emotions, communications, nervous temperament, inquisitiveness, duality, witty, clever, responsiveness, quick, new ideas and diverse. Gemini is a mutable energy with a masculine quality. Ruling planet is Mercury.


The fourth sign of the zodiac is Cancer our roots, our home, our family. Cancer characteristics are sensitive, emotional, receptive, loyalty, kind, intuitive mind, sympathetic, domestic security, and caring sensibility. Cancer is a cardinal energy with feminine qualities. Ruling planet is the moon.


The fifth sign of the zodiac is Leo is love, honor, pride, ego triumph, recognition, respect, pride, powerful, expansive, generous, fixed opinion, enthusiastic and creative, charismatic, image conscious and on-stage presence. Leo is fixed energy with masculine qualities. Ruling planet is the sun.


The sixth sign of the zodiac is Virgo, it is reserved, practical refinement, discriminating, conscientious, being exact, seeking to know, to understand and industrious nature. Virgo is a cerebral nature, accurate and correcting mutable energy with feminine down to earth qualities. Ruling planet is Mercury.


The seventh sign of the zodiac is Libra a social, fair, attractive, being fair, relationship, active, artistic, easygoing, charming, peaceable, harmonizing, balance, equilibrium, diplomatic, polished and prizes beauty and being popular. Libra is a cardinal energy and masculine energy. Ruling planet is Venus.


The eighth sign of the zodiac is Scorpio a passionate, emotional, subtle, researching, self-sufficient, control by knowing, persistent, intense, obstinate, unyielding, intense and obstinate and imaginative. Scorpio is a fixed energy and feminine qualities. Ruling planet is Pluto.


The ninth sign of the zodiac Sagittarius is ambitious, forward thinking, generous, freedom-loving, truth seeker, opinionated, self-assertive, affecting thought, open to new idea, adventurous and exploration. Sagittarius is a mutable energy and masculine qualities. Ruling planet is Jupiter.


The tenth sign of the zodiac Capricorn is ambitious, reserved, prudent, strategizing, organizing, seeks security, acquisitive, disciplined, determined and resourceful. Capricorn is cardinal energy and feminine qualities. Ruling planet is Saturn.


The eleventh sign of the zodiac Aquarius is assertive, innovative, humanitarian, social outreach, detached, progressive, friendly, analytical, eccentric, original, inventive, unconventional, strong dislikes and opinions. Aquarius is fixed energy and masculine qualities. Ruling planet is Uranus.


The twelfth sign of the zodiac Pisces is feeling, understanding, receptive, intuitive, emotional, imaginative, romantic, dreamlike, impressionable, mystical, compassionate, identifying the ideal, adaptable, very changeable and working with the intangible. Pisces is mutable energy with feminine qualities. Ruling planet is Neptune.


The Planets


The sun is and represents our energy of life. The sun is the energy giving center of our solar system affirming and fueling all life and is the same in our horoscope and therefore is prominent. It is masculine in nature as our driving force in life. It displays the conscious part of our nature. The sun is the primary luminary. The sun rules the energy of our psyche and our identity, essentially our very being.


The moon is represents the feminine aspects of our nature, receiving and reflective like the moon. The moon is expressed in personality form and shows us our primary need. The moon is the secondary luminary and communicates our rhythmic cycles of life. Sometimes the effect of the moon in our lives is unconscious in nature to us as an individual, yet observable by others through habitual behaviors. It rules the feminine nature of both sexes. The moon rules our emotions and unconscious.


Mercury is symbolic and associated with speed and agility. Symbols of Mercury include mind, nervous system, movement and communication, also known as a trickster, cunning and full of guile. Mercury is often a trigger planet to outer planets with its speed in transit, often delivering the message as a messenger. Often not a powerful indicator on its own, but shows its importance in the everyday life with the mundane world of our lives. Mercury is so common we do not necessarily see its effects. Mercury rules the rational mind and clarity.


Venus is symbolic of our social, romantic, relational, love and pleasure, emotions, luxury, creative talents and aesthetic qualities. Venus is Yin nature, feminine, sometimes indulgent in nature, softness. It behaves as an attractor, bringing things to you. Quoting Robert Hand, “In its highest manifestation Venus is love, the emotion that brings people together without force or compulsion.” It rules our capacity to express affection and to enjoy beauty, desirability and personal allure.


The fourth planet from the sun is Mars. It is symbolic of our applied energy, assertion, aggression, spurred into action, assertive power, willpower strength, courage, warrior like, boldness, the will to win, ambition desire, sex impulses, passion and force, also symbolic of work and vigor. Mars is also representative of conflict and rugged constitution and on the negative polarity sudden injury or illness, argumentative or angry. It is our energy to express ourselves and our individuality. Mars rules the sex drive, energy to action, passions, physical endurance, heat, fire, earthquakes, violence, reckless energy and war.


Jupiter is symbolic of our expansiveness, enthusiasm, optimism, enlargement, broadminded, traditionally a benefic planet, adding to our self or expanding our experience of the universe into our knowing. Jupiter is a symbol of good luck, generosity and joy in life, our greater fortune (Venus is our lesser fortune), growth. In the negative expression Jupiter can be problems with the law or legal system, positive can confer legal power upon you. Jupiter can also expand that which you do not want if you overdo it. It signifies the goodness of life that comes to us with minimal effort. Jupiter rules our attitudes of religion, overall life view, consciousness expansion, our knowledge, higher learning, philosophy, honesty and breadth of vision.


Saturn is the last planet we can see with our naked eye in our solar system and was traditionally the edge, the boundary, the limits of our system. Saturn is symbolic of our ambition, structure, necessary controls, limits, our hard work, focused discipline, hardship, father time (Cronos), also called the “Celestial Taskmaster”, teacher, authority, self-control, limitation, burdens, achieving by overcoming obstacles, responsibility and enduring patience. Additional negative influences would be inflexibility, cruelty, humorlessness, illness, handicaps, pessimism and misfortune. Saturn is also symbolic of our destiny and rules our fate, things we cannot escape.


Uranus discovered in 1781, is symbolic of individualism, being eccentric, intensification, element of surprise, sudden events, innovation, shocks, awakens, revolutionary, humanitarian, originality, inventive mind, modern science, technology, sudden upheaval, swift, your inner will and secret power and unexpected happenings. Uranus also represents the unconventional mind, one who is attracted to odd and peculiar ideas and lifestyles. Uranus is known as the bringer of change to our lives. Uranus challenges the conventional inflexible structures of our lives to bring new life. Uranus is all about expecting the unexpected, also known as the higher octave of Mercury. Uranus rules unconscious memory, where Mercury rules conscious memory. Uranus rules all that is new, original, different and unconventional and as one of the outer planets has generational influence.


Neptune is symbolic of mystery, illusion and imagination. Discovered in 1846, Neptune is ruler mystics, physics, bewitchment, visionary artists, spiritual matters, fantasy, creative visualization, self-martyrdom, empowerment, psychology work and mental illness and idealism. It rules over oceans, rivers, streams, fountains and all things hidden by watery depth. Neptune represents the realm of the subconscious world, hidden memory, intuition, ESP and clairvoyance. In the negative polarity it is deception, fraud, confusion, treachery and sham. It rules spiritual interests, new age topics, poetry, music, motion pictures and film, drama, dance, hypnosis, and anesthesia, hospitals, institutions such as prisons, poison and drug addiction. Neptune’s influence includes dissolving the ego, dissolving the identity and structured sense of life reality. It can cause confusion, but it can also influence a feeling of being connected to the entire universe in unity with all. Neptune’s generational influence spans about fourteen years when it is transiting each sign.


Pluto, our farthest planet of our solar system orbiting the sun discovered in 1930, is symbolic of transformation, change, death and rebirth. Pluto is symbolic of the hidden depths of our subconscious, where suppressed energies can be activated while in aspect of a transit. Pluto is perspective, empowerment in transformation, immense dominating power and depths, regenerative forces, destructive and elimination. Pluto wipes out the old way for the new to emerge. Power struggles are frequent in the plutonian process of transformation, a complete reconstruction to destroy old patterns of being. Letting go of what must depart is inevitable of the process with Pluto. Pluto rules disruptive elements in nature as earthquakes and volcanoes, mob violence, demonstrations, murder, far reaching terrorism and bombing. It is aligned with nuclear fission, destructive and creative both. Pluto is the slate cleaner for destroying the old for the new to emerge in generational influence.


The Houses

First House

The first house is identity formation, self-projection (I, me and Self). As an angle and the first is significant in the life of an individual. How someone shows himself or herself to the work or how they want to be seen by others. Our first breath of life locks in what our angle of the first sign will be in the heavens. It is significant of the individual person and the most powerful house in your chart. Your mannerisms, likes and dislikes, your style and behavior you show the world, as well as your temperament and disposition are the foundation of you. The first house is ruled by Mars/Aries in the natural order of the zodiac.

Second House

The second house is symbolic of self-worth, money, what we value, personal resources and possessions. It represents what we own in life and what we acquire, our income and earning power and your financial investments and prospects. The second house also says how we feel about money, how we handled our money and what possessions we will surround ourselves with. This is the house of movable possessions and issues of ownership. The second house is natural ruled by Venus/Taurus.

Third House

The third house relates our immediate environment and community. The third house is also symbolic of communication, reasoning, mindset and point of view, state of mind, short travel, relationships with neighbors, our brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and cousins. The third house governs the way we think, speak and write. It is indicative of our early education we receive and our ability to study and learn. It also refers to the development of our intelligence. The third house is natural ruled by Mercury/Gemini.

Fourth House

The fourth house governs our home life in the past, the present and the future. It shows what kind of home you grew up in as a child and your relationship with your parents. It is our early home development, one parent (with the other represented by the 10th house), endings and new beginnings. The fourth house is also symbolic of what we have from our ancestors, what we have brought into this life from them. What kind of home you create for yourself is in the fourth house domain. Our security we seek for our lives is fourth house matters. Domestic affairs and ownership of land or real estate holdings are represented in this house. What you keep protected and hidden from the rest of the world gives is a mystical hue. The fourth house is our place of home for both physical and emotional needs. The fourth house also covers the last years of your life and the security you seek for your old age. The fourth house natural rules are Moon/Cancer.

Fifth House

The fifth house is symbolic of our creativity, children, teaching, theatricality and sex. It rules over everything you do for pleasure and to express yourself. The psychodynamic of giving love (also part of the sex profile). The fifth house is symbolic of the most basic creative urge within our psyche. The fifth house also rules love affairs, speculation and gambling and games of chance. It is the house where our artistic talent is expressed and the ability to enjoy ourselves in life. In our childhood years pets and playmates we embrace are part of this house, for it is where we instinctively give affection. It is known as the house of the heart. Thee fifth house natural rulers are the Sun/Leo.

Sixth House

The sixth house is known as the house of service and health. It is the house of employment, the work environment, cooperation; service extended to others, daily chores and responsibilities; health considerations and our nutritional needs. In the old days we looked at the sixth house for relationship and attitude to servants and those who are socially inferior in class standing. Modern view of this house is our relationship to those we work with in our co-workers and those who are subordinates. Our state of health is reflected in the sixth house, especially illness brought on by emotional upsets or worry. It shows our constitution as robust or delicate in its nature and what diseases you may be susceptible to. The sixth house natural rules are Mercury/Virgo.

Seventh House

The seventh house is symbolic of our relationships; partnerships and marriage; the spouse; reception by others. It is for both personal and professional relationships and partnerships. It concerns your ability to work with others harmoniously and interdependence. It rules our legal unions or contracts you enter into covering both sides of a question or dispute. The mate you choose in life is in the domain of our seventh house. It also represents our open enemies, those who are your adversaries in the business or professional world. Here you blend with others toward a common goal. The seventh house natural rulers are Venus/Libra.

Eighth House

The eighth house is the house of death and rebirth or regeneration. The eighth is the domain of other’s resources, self-worth and values, sex (along with the 5th house), occult interests, crisis and healing and inheritance and taxes. It rules the legacies you inherit from the dead, both materially and spiritually. Money that belongs to you partner and debts are also represented here in the eighth house. It is the house of spiritual transformation. The eighth house may provide insight to the conditions surrounding your death, although the precise time remains a mystery. Surgery is governed by this house as it relates to regeneration. This house also governs psychic powers and occult (hidden) studies and knowledge. The eighth house natural rulers are Pluto/Scorpio.

Ninth House

The ninth house symbolizes education; internationalism; long journeys; academia; religion; metaphysics; law; publishing. The ninth house is the domain of the higher mind, study, travel, and mental pursuits, philosophy and the in-depth study of deep subjects. The long journeys symbolized here can be of the mind or the physical body. It rules foreign lands and meeting foreigners who expand our way of thinking and the study of languages. Our public expression of ideas, publishing and any literary effort is governed by the ninth house. The natural rulers of the ninth house are Jupiter/Sagittarius.

Tenth House

The tenth house is the domain of our career, vocation, profession, jobs, our personal mission, and another parent or the parent as the same sex as we are (the other parent is symbolic to the 4th house). This house is symbolic of our public honor or our public scandal. The tenth house reveals what esteem we are held by others, it reflects our image, the power, the position and honors we achieve. This house is our outward expression of our talents. It is our way of accepting responsibility, and where we arrive from our own efforts. The tenth house has great influence on our material success in life. It is symbolic of our visible role in society. It is also authority figures in society and role models. The natural rulers of the tenth house are Saturn/Capricorn.

Eleventh House

The eleventh house is symbolic of friendships and acquaintances, the kind of people we choose as friends and the ability to receive love. This house is also known as the house of friends who are aligned with our interests and hopes and wishes we have in life. It is more focused on personal long-term dreams and goals and with the intellectual pleasures. It governs our involvement of groups, associations, societies or political associations. It reflects our ability to enjoy other people. It represents the harmonious working together of all people in its highest form, being a humanitarian, as well as our idealism and vision. The eleventh house natural rulers are Uranus/Aquarius.

Twelfth House

The twelfth house of the zodiac is the domain of spirituality, mysticism, mental health, sorrows, and aspects of self kept hidden. It is the domain of the unconscious, dreams, visions, the void, the subconscious, addictive and obsessive behaviors, lack of sobriety, solitude and also the place of our self-undoing. It is symbolic of confinement, large corporations, societal cooperation, critical illness and the self being blanketed someone muting the self-expression in some way. Along with the ninth house, the twelfth house also represents the occult with its hidden nature. Hospitals, prisons and jails all are in the domain of the twelfth house. Some have called the twelfth house the house of karma, the house of spiritual debt, as it contains the reward and punishments for the deeds one commits in the world. Psychic powers and the ability to discover the meaning of life at last is held as a symbolic potential within the twelfth house. The natural rulers are Neptune/Pisces.


FAQ Numerology

Are you aware your name given you at birth, the current name you are using and your birth date greatly influence your life experiences? Like the order of perfection in the golden ratio, numbers surrounding you also provide you insight into your life architected by divine design that enables you and empowers you within your free will choices. Knowing these universal patterns within your own numbers offers you insight for the life you desire to live. Choosing to activate this knowledge engages your wisdom to greater personal freedom. Are you ready for your paradigm shift from numerology awareness?

What is numerology?

Numerology is the occult significance of numbers also known as the science of numbers and vibration. It offers awareness of character or personality traits strengths and weakness, learning and understanding oneself and in relationship to others, deep inner needs, emotional reactions and talents or skills both hidden and apparent. Numerology offers a view into the energies, vibrations or patterns of personal cycles you are experiencing and moving through and evolving to higher aspects. How it works is still a mystery yet fun and beneficial for exploring aspects of yourself in the desire for improving life and making courageous new choices, for now it is a useful tool in uncovering personal truth for growth and understanding.

What is Chaldean Numerology?

Chaldean-Hebrew Kabala originated in ancient Mesopotamia, also known as Babylonia. The alphabet is believed to have originated with the Chaldean empire known for ancient sages of numbers, mathematics, astrology and other sciences for living wisdom. The same region Abraham’s story in the Bible begins in ancient Ur of Chaldea.

Chaldean-Hebrew numerology is an alphabet numbering system presented in Linda Goodman’s Star Signs and additional resources. Also known as the Chaldean-Hebrew Kabala Numerical Alphabet. The original source of the Chaldean-Hebrew Kabala alphabet is unknown. Gematria brought to our awareness through the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras for attributing numbers and vibration who lived several hundred years (born approximately 570 B.C.*) before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. *Pythagoras, The Immortal Sage, by Raymond Bernard. (1958).

Chaldean Numerology is the most accurate for name vibration for persons, places and things. Both systems offer value in varying level of awareness. The mystery of Chaldean numerology is the connection of the phonetics of sound vibration and alphabet to number equivalents and the influencing outcome of the matter held within the unique vibration. A wonderful visual in this video for frequency vibration and the evolving patterns of matter can be found in the science of Cymatics. We live in a beautiful, amazing universe with an abundance to explore. What did our forbearers know and we seem to be we are re-awakening to at this time?

Chaldean Alphabet Number System

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Map of Ancient Mesopotamia

*Source cited: May 5, 2011 http://www.emersonkent.com/governments_in_history/chaldean_empire.htm


What is Pythagorean Numerology?

Pythagoras was an ancient Greek philosopher, mathematical genius and father of vegetarianism we learned about through various writings, primarily Plato. His genius brought us the Pythagorean triangle. Pythagorean Numerology is the method also known as Western Numerology. The alphabet is numbered 1-9 sequentially across the English alphabet. For additional alphabet considerations see the Favorite Resources section.

Pythagorean Alphabet Number System

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


What is the difference between Chaldean and Pythagorean numerology?

The Chaldean-Hebrew alphabet has been handed down through many ages from biblical times. The original source of this system is unknown, though handed down from Chaldeans who were the sages known for wisdom and scholars in sciences of astrology and mathematics. Chaldean numerology is similar to the alphabet number system of India in the Vedas and the Kabala of Jewish mystics practiced by the high priests where the written word was sacred. Chaldean-Hebrew Kabala alphabet system is an esoteric mystery that reveals volumes in the way of universal laws and offers depth of awareness to the seeker for deeper truth.

Pythagorean or Western Numerology was brought to light by the pupils of Pythagoras after his death. The alphabet numbering system was given the name “numerology” by Dr. Julia Seton.

What value is to me to know the numbers of my current name?

Knowing your name vibration you were born with as well as the current name used most offers perspective into your personality, strength of character, areas for development and potential obstacles to overcome and underlying motivations that drive you forward in your life both from your practical every day perspective and that of your spiritual perspective. If one’s faith does not believe in reincarnation name numerology offers perspective for personality aspects assisting in self awareness to empower an individual for choices that will be beneficial, such as career choices and suitable or beneficial partnerships with greater alignment within the personalities and motivational drivers. Ultimately the name currency provides foundation for your growth as you choose the directions your life takes.

What value is it to me to know the blueprint of the name I was given at my birth?

The benefit of knowing your numbers of your natal blueprint allow for aligning with your soul growth as intended for the journey of this life. Your personal blueprint provides deeper awareness of self with insights for personal and spiritual growth. Having awareness of your name vibration provides insight into your higher consciousness for your life purpose. As Astrology provides awareness of your life through the celestial bodies moving through time in transitions and progressions from your birth (natal chart) offering deeper perspective and right action timing for success in one’s endeavors and guide posts for more challenging cycles; numerology offers similar insight into the cycles from a different yet similar view point as we progress through life cycles and points of maturity. Your full name given at birth, current name, full birth date and day of birth offer significant insights into your strengths in personality, the essential “You” presenting to the world, your inner world and your likely challenges to overcome this life journey. The path to grow ourselves is on an ever evolving upward spiral of our consciousness. As the architect of your life having awareness of your grand plan within astrology and numerology and other esoteric practices offers a map as you choose directions your life takes consciously or unconsciously. The choice is yours for the asking.

How does awareness of the cycles assist me personally?

Having awareness of your personal cycles allows you to be in the natural flow of your life’s seasons. To those who consider the scripture: KJV: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

  1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
  2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
  3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
  4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
  5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
  6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
  7. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
  8. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Awareness of your personal cycles empowers you to make the highest choices for creating a life that supports your growth within our physical material world, spiritual, mind, emotional and body well-being. Like a gardener who prepares the soil, plants seeds, nurtures the growth, reaps the harvests and once again prepares the soil for the next season; knowing when the opportune time is to initiate new projects, business endeavors and the beneficial years supporting research and spiritual work (sabbatical retreat) time for self reflection empowers you to develop yourself to live more full and harmoniously within the natural rhythms of life.

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