(Some chart calculator sites and apps just tell you what your signs are; look for one, like Cafe Astrology, that actually shows you a chart.) The major areas to focus on first are your sun, moon. Astrology on the Web explains how to read your birth chart. The language of astrology is a symbolic one, and it has its own alphabet! This section presents a visual key to the symbols and glyphs used in astrology. Belgrave said to think of it as a snapshot of all the directions your life could take: 'Within the natal chart you can see personality, drives, fears, parental relationships, siblings, children.
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They say human beings don’t come with an instruction manual. We beg to differ! Your astrology chart holds the key to your personality and path.
by The AstroTwins
An astrology birth chart—also called an astrology natal chart—is a map of where all the planets were in their journey around the Sun (from our vantage point on earth) at the exact moment you were born. An astrology chart reading can reveal your strengths and weaknesses, your opportunities for soul growth, the best timing for your most important moves.
To calculate your astrology birth chart, you’ll need your time, date and place of birth. Some people don’t know their birth time. If you can’t find it on your birth certificate, you can try contacting the Vital Records office in your state or area of birth. And if that still doesn’t work, make as close of an estimate as you can or enter 12:00 noon.
Without a birth time, you won’t be able to accurately learn your rising sign, or ascendant. Nor will you correctly know which houses the planets in your chart fall in. But there is still a LOT of data you can glean by entering your date and location of birth—so don’t let that stop you from checking out your astrology natal chart.
VIDEO: Learn to Read Your Astrology Chart with The AstroTwins
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What can an astrologer see in your chart?
Astrology charts can turn up surprising insight about your patterns and preferences. They’re an excellent way of understanding your own “blind spots” and using that knowledge for personal growth and self-improvement. You can learn which talents to develop and where you may have weak spots to develop.
Typically, an astrologer looks for a few key things in the birth chart:Chinese zodiac horoscope compatibility meaning.
- What zodiac sign and which of the 12 houses each planet in the chart is in
- Venus, Mars and the moon’s zodiac sign and house for love
- Saturn for where you may need to work harder, Jupiter for where you could be lucky
- The “aspects” or angles formed between any two planets
- If there’s a “stellium” (3 or more planets in one sign), which creates a heavy concentration of one specific energy for the person
- The balance of elements (planets in fire, earth, air and water signs) in the chart
- The balance of qualities in the chart (planets in cardinal, mutable or fixed signs)
- The pattern formed by the planets (there are 7 classical chart “shapes”)
An astrologer will add up the elements and qualities and “score” the chart. If there’s a lack of one trait or a predominance of another, they’ll advise the client on how to practically bring more equilibrium into their lives. We call this Astro-Ayurveda, because it’s the art of balancing your chart!
Start your year with your astrology chart—the power of transits:
There are two times when it’s especially fruitful to look over your astrology chart: at the beginning of every year and on your birthday.
For the new year, we’d suggest doing what’s called a transit chart (also called a “natal plus transits” chart). This may require the guidance of a professional astrologer because the interpretation work can get complex!
In this case, you start with your own natal (birth) chart, and compare it to the transiting (moving) planets, i.e., the current positions of the planets in the sky.
In the example below, the inner wheel (with blue planetary symbols) is our birth chart—which is a fixed map that never changes. The orange planetary symbols in the outer wheel represent the transiting (moving) planets on January 1, 2019. A trained astrologer would compare and contrast the two charts. When a transiting (orange) planet makes contact with one of the natal (blue) planets, it activates specific energy, one that can be either opportune or challenging. Knowing this allows you to plan ahead.
In this example at what would be 9:00 pm on a clock, a trained astrologer would see that transiting Saturn (which rules leadership and authority) was making contact with the natal chart’s ascendant/rising sign, something that only occurs every 29 years. Advice would be given accordingly—in this case, to get very serious about personal goals, since Saturn is moving through the chart’s first house of self. (Like we said—this can take years of practice or a trained astrological eye to interpret, but the foresight can be a game-changer!)
Transit charts aren’t only for New Year’s Day, though. You can plug in any date, past or future, and run a transit chart that compares the planets in motion your birth chart. Transit charts are super helpful for planning. If you’re picking a wedding date, booking travel or scheduling an important career move, check out the transit chart to see if the skies are clear.
Transit charts are also great for historical perspective: You can look back at important moments in your life—new love, relocations, deaths, breakups, career coups, job losses. Do a chart (or an estimated one) to see what was happening in the stars then.
Example of a natal plus transit chart (via Astro-Seek)
What other kinds of astrology charts are there?
Solar Return Charts: Also known as your “birthday chart,” the solar return chart gives you a one-year chart that lasts from your current birthday until your next one. These charts will vary depending on location. Align your celebrations with the stars for best results! Watch a simple video tutorial on solar return charts here >
Compatibility Astrology Charts: In addition to the astrology birth chart, you can do an astrology compatibility chart to see how you’ll get along with other people. You can cast two types of compatibility charts. A synastry chart compares and contrasts the planets in your chart and the other person’s. A composite chart averages out your two charts using a “midpoint method.” It creates a single, blended chart that reveals the essence of your relationship. A composite chart treats your relationship as if it was its own entity or a third “person” (which in many ways is true!). Try a compatibility astrology chart here >
Astrology Charts for Planning Events: You can do charts for people and also for events. Just put in the time, date and location of the event in question and you can cast an astrology chart for it. For example, if you’re planning a party or a big pitch meeting, you can enter the time, date and location to see how the stars align. Want to know what’s happening right now? Do today’s astrology chart by simply entering today’s date instead of your birth details. Wondering what the year ahead holds? Check out an annual forecast chart that maps out the next 12 months.
What about Vedic astrology charts?
The Western astrology chart is depicted as a wheel divided into 12 different segments, or houses. It dates back to You can do a Vedic astrology chart (or Jyotish astrology chart) or a Chinese astrology chart, which will calculate the data differently.
How long have these types of astrology charts been around?
At Astrostyle, we work with the Western astrology system, which dates back thousands of years. Humans have tracked the movement of the heavens since civilization dawned. As far back as 6000 B.C. the Sumerians noted the journeys of planets and stars. Around 3300 B.C. the Babylonians (also known as the Chaldeans) began expanding upon what the Sumerians started, developing the first astrological system over thousands of years. They created the zodiac wheel that we use today (with planets and houses) around 700 B.C. The oldest known horoscope chart is believed to date to 409 B.C.
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How do you read houses in your natal chart?
Birth charts are read counterclockwise with the Ascendant’s horizontal line delineating the First House. We follow the sections, or Houses, and on the right side of the horizon line at the Descendent, we start to make our way to the top of the chart.
What do the numbers mean in a natal chart?
The numbers are the degree locations of each house based on the degree in the sign. These signs are are constellations of stars such as Aries, Taurus and so forth. These signs are named for constellations of stars such as Aries, Taurus and so forth. The inner circle which is bisected by lines represents the 12 houses.
What does a birth chart tell you?
In a nutshell, your birth chart explains where the planets were in the sky at the date and time of your birth. “It’s a snapshot or map of the position of the planets or the stars at the time you were born,” says Nymph of Neptune. “Each planet has a different effect on an aspect of our life, and this illuminates that.”
How can astrology be true?
Astrology has been rejected by the scientific community as having no explanatory power for describing the universe. Scientific testing has found no evidence to support the premises or purported effects outlined in astrological traditions. Where astrology has made falsifiable predictions, it has been falsified.
What do the 12 houses mean?
In Indian astrology, the twelve houses are called Bhava and have meanings very similar to their Western counterparts. The houses are divided into four ‘bhavas’ which point to ‘mood’ or what the house stands for. These four bhavas are Dharma (duty), Artha (resources), Kama (pleasure) and Moksha (liberation).
What house is Lilith?
Lilith In The 7th House: You look for a partner who does have the qualities of your Lilith astrology since because with Lilith in the 7th house, you don’t know how to express these qualities for yourself.
Can a planet be in two houses?
Many times the planets are in the same house, but not always. It’s more challenging to interpret charts where the stellium lies over a cusp, the dividing line between two houses.
What house system is best in astrology?
The most commonly used house system in Western astrology is Placidus, but I find that the most commonly used house system among astrologers tends to be Koch. It seems to be a “fancier” version of Placidus.
Is Libra masculine or feminine?
According to astrology, fire and air signs are masculine, i.e. Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius are all masculine zodiac signs. And earth and water are feminine zodiac signs- Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
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What does 20 degrees mean in astrology?
Astrology Natal Chart How To Read Aloud
If you were born on October 14, 1950, for example, your Sun would be in 20 degrees of Libra. This means there may have been a defining moment in your life when you were around twenty years old.
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What does 9 degrees mean in astrology?
When a person has many planets in these degrees they would be practical, materialistic and sensible. These degrees are very powerful. The 0 deg represents the beginnings and the 9th degree represents the endings and the physical aspects. 10 to 19 degrees – This decanate corresponds to the mental or the Mind side.
Why are natal charts so accurate?
Astrologers do make mistakes. Just like practitioners drawing on any body of knowledge. So human error needs to be factored in. A person’s birth chart, particulary if the exact birth time is known, is accurate because correlations between celestial and earthly phenomena do exist.
How important is birth time in astrology?
It allows you to make the appropriate use of your qualities to live up to the best of your capacities. The birth time is not only used to find out the positions of the planets but also your Ascendant (Rising Sign). That calculation then determines the midheaven and the house cusps.
Why is the natal chart important?
Our birth charts, or natal charts, can deliver important messages to us about our strengths, weaknesses, relationships, and anything else that serves our souls in this lifetime. Everyone’s birth charts are unique, and take into account all the planetary alignments on the exact day and time you were born.