Have you ever wondered why we all have different characteristics and why the planets and celestial bodies have an effect on us? An astrologer uses the position of the planets to create a horoscope – an interpretation of the way ahead for a certain person. They use this information as a tool to try and understand who we are, where we are going, and why we do certain things at certain times of the year.
The Birthday Horoscope is broken down into the 365 days of the year, and as you read through these you will notice that a pattern of qualities starts to appear. You will not only learn a lot about yourself, but also the characteristics of many of your colleagues, friends and family.
Hopefully, it will all start to make sense and explain why you may get on with one star sign better than another as you learn how the signs interact with one another. Your star sign will fall into one of twelve Zodiac signs – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Each of these signs is governed by a planet or planets, whose position in the birth charts provides clues as to how we should best channel their energy to our advantage.
40 Day Spiritual Birthday Cycle
There are many references in the Bible about a 40 day cycle. Jesus fasted for 40 days in the mountains. He ascended after 40 days. Noah was safe on his ark for 40 days of rainfall. Obviously, Lent is 40 days long.
From an astrological standpoint, there are nine 40 day spiritual cycles within a year, which are designed to help us recognize our strengths and weaknesses, complete soul missions and experiences and become more enlightened. You may want to save this article in your files so you will be aware of the cycles when they start the day of your upcoming birthday.
Here are the cycles and what to expect during each:
Your Birthday – Day 40 after your birthday – Cycle #1
This cycle is very good for new beginnings. It has much to do with your goals and ideas. It is a time to prepare and plan. The emphasis is on “YOU” and what you hope for in the future. It’s similar to a period much like the New Year when you make resolutions. During this period, you should be making preparations for the things you want to manifest over the course of the year. On a mundane level, let’s say you want a new job. This is the time you would start preparing by updating a resume, talking to potential employers or looking into educational classes to enhance your background.
Day 41 to 80 – Cycle #2
During this period, you will begin self-improvement goals. You have a very powerful period here to project what you want to achieve. This is also the time to make positive changes as the universe is working with you. You have the ability; drive and determination to make the changes you seek, happen.
Day 81 to 120 – Cycle #3
During this period, your relationships may evolve. Some may end and new ones may take their place. Be very aware of the people who enter your life during this phrase, as they could be quite beneficial in some sort of growth, learning experience or enlightenment. Even the challenging relationships give you a chance for spiritual growth. This is a wonderful time for growth and embracing new experiences that enrich and shape your attitude, perception and life.
Day 121 to 160 – Cycle #4
This cycle gives you the opportunity to lay a solid foundation with the projects you have already begun. You can strengthen the relationships you are in and also the goals you are working toward will become more concrete. You will also let go of things, people and situations that are no longer valid in your life.
Day 161 to 200 – Cycle #5
You will have a lot of will power to create the type of life you want. This is the perfect time to strengthen any weak areas of life. You will recognize what needs to be done and how best to do it. Your will power is strong. You feel confident and up the challenges.
Day 201 to 240 – Cycle #6
Many of your goals will be highlighted. Different parts of your life will become illuminated so you can clearly see what is working and what’s not. This is a time for great expansion and accomplishment. You will let go and allow spirit to work through you more than ever. This is a period in which your faith in God is very strong.
Day 241 to 280 – Cycle #7
You become very aware of who you are and where you are going. It’s as if a light bulb goes off in your head and you see things as they truly are, not just as merely wish they could be. Things fall into place. Karma happens. Fate takes over. Destiny is the name of the game now. You may also become very social and meet many new people on your path. It’s a very good time to meet up with members of your soul group as well.
Day 281 to 320 – Cycle #8
From the tests and challenges you face, you will grow spiritually. You see things in a new light and embrace change. If you allow yourself to look at pressure from a spiritual vantage point and understand how it helping you grow, this could be a most productive time. This is the best time for spiritual truths to be revealed. However, you could feel more challenges during this period too.
Day 321 – Cycle #9
This is the day of real “knowing”. Your spiritual side is very strong and open. Your third eye is open. This may be a very emotional day. You will realize your strengths, weaknesses, limitations and goals. You will also have much insight into your life path.
The five remaining days in the calendar before your birthday are meant to be days of rest before your next solar return, in which you will set new goals for the year. There will be new themes and new journeys as you begin your solar return on or within a day of your birthday.