First of all, you should know that the African Astrology in one of the
most primitive and most accurate forms of astrology, and it is based
The beginnings of African astrology are found in the development of the
ancient African civilizations. The current belief is that the Africans
were the most primitive of the societies to have become interested in
the stars, invented names for the planets and to have begun a study of
Geomancy is the root technique of African astrology. When bones are tossed
down randomly and form lines and arrows this type of divination is called
geomancy. The lines would then be organized into three levels. The base
level uses a bone (one of the three bones thrown) in a vertical line, and
the other two levels are then formed of one or two lines. In this way they
create a 12 figure image, and through this technique the African zodiac was
As is the case in so many types of astrology, the Africans have 12 zodiac
signs that are related to the 12 figures made out of the bones.
1. Father (The Baobob Tree)
January 4th- February 3rd
People born under the sign of this revered tree demonstrate honesty,
liberality and thoughtfulness.
They have a realistic and well grounded sense of business combined
with a sense of opportunism which often leads them to success.
Although you usually have a well defined path ahead of you, strong
anxiety easily becomes a self made obstacle for you.
Baobobs do not often take themselves too seriously.
2. Mother (The Wealth Of Amber And Silver)
February 4th-March 5th
The wealth of amber and silver signers inherit a nervous and active
They harbor resent at things which are different to what they perceive
in their own life.
However, their ability to refuse temptation is indeed a strength and
virtue. They also have an unusually quick intellect which aids in many
aspects of life.
‘Wealths’ are usually emotionally ablaze in good and/or bad ways.
March 6th-April 4th
People born under the sign of the family are usually warm and kind but
reserved, with no time to be self centered or selfish.
They are more often called upon as a consultant than they call upon others.
‘The Family’ people are destined to achieve one great act in their life
times, be it in a job or day to day life.
‘Family’ loners should abandon whatever holds them back, and know that
wherever they go for they will nearly always be accepted.
4. Son (Small Services To The Community)
April 5th- May 4th
People born under this sign will always make friends easily and make
themselves understood. They will always come through in a moment of
But when they have to make tough decisions they will often sink back
into nostalgia in an effort to put off deciding until they absolutely
Know who your enemies are and do not waste any of your gentle sentiments
in seeking affection from them, stick with your true friends and you will
have many lasting friendships.
5. Daughter (The Market)
May 5th-June 4th
In life, people born under this sign will encounter peace and harmony as
well as facing brutality and danger.
They waste their energy on relationships without any future.
Sometimes dramatists, they can exaggerate crises, but they will never remain
distressed for long as they never wander far from a fair benevolence.
6. Uncle (The Ancestor)
June 5th- July 4th
Although you often don’t intend to be, people under this sign can often be
self centered, not noticing the emotions of the people around them.
The ancestor is a leader, guiding and governing. Although they can adopt a
depressing and dark air, when they learn to be light-hearted and less self
centered, their dreams can be realized to their full extent.
7. Witch (The Judge)
July 5th-August 4th
‘Judges’ often have the ability to make decisions quickly, although times of
stress and ill health can affect this ability, it is still a virtue.
They have no false illusions of life and themselves and often help others
extract themselves from self pity.
By respecting peoples opinions, point of views, emotions and rights, judges
quickly attract friends from all directions and like a magnet, keep most of
Judges also have a spiritual and serene side, hidden with their active
8. Lions (The Kola Nut)
August 5th-September 3rd
People born under this sign can be likened to a highly unstable element- very
energetic but highly unstable.
Despite this feverish existence, Kola nuts also retain a wisdom of the world
which grows as the excess of youth falls away.
These people often cut corners and try to make life less conventional and
They have an uncanny knack of irking people.
A strange aspect of this sign is a tendency towards accurate clairvoyance.
9. Antelope (The Traveler)
September 4th-October 3rd
A complex nature is characteristic of this sign and can often be misinterpreted
by their circle of friends.
Travelers find it hard to trust their intuitions but if they do, and hold no
illusions they will find that most of their outward journeys are reconciled
with the inward ones.
Travelers are often overly sensitive sometimes to a point which they can hardly
stand themselves. This can also be a virtue though, and will ensure that their
departure will always leave sadness in its wake.
10. Wise One (The Distance)
October 4th- November 3rd
People of this sign are born with strength in their cores. Instead of ignoring
their intuitions they follow their instincts closely and live their lives
wandering with bursts of creativity.
Impatience leads to a want for escape which is rarely defeated and can dull
the natural enthusiasm that comes with this sign.
If they overcome their anxiety they can achieve great success in life.
People of the distance are often dreamers, poets and anarchists.
11. Aunt (The Child Of The World)
November 4th – December 3rd
The gentle but strong and generous nature of this sign often attracts good
will and devotion in its surroundings.
But children of the world have to guide against pride, which invariably
leads to misfortune.
But Children of the world are not easily succumb by depression and know
how to have a good time, while enjoying a serene and comfortable life.
(The Harvest And The Granary)
December 4th-January 3rd
Children of this sign are always ready for action.
You attract happiness and solitude, but your feeling of security in life
There are many obstacles in life which you could fall down on, and in love
one has to excercise extreme caution!
You should learn to trust your intuition more and develop your virtues of
solitude and serenity.
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