Most people are familiar with their signs and of the entertaining if not always accurate horoscopes found in the daily newspapers. That is the absolute most basic and generalized form of astrology. To say what is going to happen to all Taurus's or Gemini's on any particular day is like saying what is going to happen to all Canadians, or all Americans on a particular day.
What is real astrology?
Real astrology requires some very specific information about you. Your date of birth, the year that you were born, the city or town of your birth and if possible the actual time of the day that were born.
With this information, a birth chart or natal chart can be cast which gives the astrologer very specific & detailed information of you and only you.
We are all unique, and just like your genetic code or DNA is unique to you, and only you, so the astrological birth chart is unique to you and only you. It is likened to our energetic code or soul's code.
This unique code tells us about who we are, why we are here, our gifts & our challenges as well as what specific cycles of life we can expect to occur in the coming days, months & years ahead.