Consider first the obvious effect of the Moon
on water, which composes 50-80% of our bodies depending upon our age and some other factors. The auroras borealis and australis along with such phenomena as noctilucent clouds clearly demonstrate the physical effect of the solar wind on Earth's magnetosphere, and solar flares generate geomagnetic storms powerful enough to disrupt satellite-based services and even to blow up electrical transformers on the Earth's surface. It would be foolish to believe that these storms have no effect on organisms. We're bombarded constantly with gamma and x-rays, radio and light waves, neutrinos and other particles, and God-only-knows what else from all corners of the Universe as the matter and energy from cosmic events reach us, and the position of the Earth as well as our position on her at any given time subject us to some set of forces, always different from that of any moment before or since. That said, as much as anything out there
affects us, so to do we influence it. Astrology
serves to illustrate the active energies of times and places, the potentials of those energies to a given entity, the entity's likely reactions within them, both positive and negative, and the effects to ourselves and the wider world thereof.
, and Ascendant
are the basis of the three major astrological
influences. The planets and other bodies closest to us (within our own solar system) exert some influence upon us, but, as in the chart, to a lesser degree than those bodies which actively exude energy (the Sun
) or are situated closely enough with enough mass to have a measurable effect the (Moon
). The role of the constellations
is that of providing reference for the manifestation of the energy of the celestial bodies given their position in the sky as their different positions cause their energy to affect us in different ways, demonstrated by the way light passing through the atmosphere changes color according to the Earth's position relative to the Sun
. The astrological houses
serve a similar purpose, serving to signify the areas of our lives in which an energy will have it's effect.