The word ‘horoscope’ originally came from the Latin combination of two words ‘Horo’ and ‘Scope’, where ‘Horo’ means hour and ‘Scope’ means view, so it basically means the ‘view of the hour.’ One other definition of ‘horoscope’ is that it is a delineation of particular celestial energies based on heavenly patterns, like the ones you see in magazines, newspapers or in the picture above.
Astrologers refer to the horoscope as the astrological chart of a person or a moment in time, which is calculated from the planetary positions in either the sidereal or tropical Zodiac. The calculations used are based on the date, place and time of birth. That’s why a horoscope is so personal to everyone, like a fingerprint.
When an astrologer works with an accurately-timed chart, the energies carried within it are unique to that individual. Be aware that the chart energies of the planets and signs serve as the potential for personal expression within that individual.
The horoscope holds within it planets, signs, aspects, and other points that reflect potential characteristics and patterns. It is our free will that allows us to work with these patterns or remold them to be expressed in other ways.
Many people believe that horoscope writes our destiny in stone. This is not the case since it only shows potentials. How we use those potentials is our personal prerogative. What the horoscope can offer is insight and awareness about these potentials and their uses.