How do you figure out aspects just by looking at a chart?
I've learned a lot about reading the natal chart, a lot about astrology and what it means. I've found that I know more about astrology than the average person. So this article is for the average person.
If you are an expert there is no need to look at this. But I just want to explain astrology more deeply than just your sun signs. So get ready for a fun article! First things first, let's be clear: astronomy is the scientific exploration of celestial bodies, so it is based on facts and research, and astrology is the interpretation of celestial bodies, that is, this is how we interpret what is in the sky.
It's the poetry, it's the art. but it's really cool that everything has a meaning and it's not exactly scientific, but it's more of an art. So what is a natal chart? Your astrological natal chart is basically a snapshot of the sky at the time and place where you were born, where in the world you were born and the exact time, it is the picture of what is in heaven.
It is a kind of map of all the planets, the sun and the moon. So it is very important to be precise about the exact time that you were born because every hour or two your natal chart changes because the sky moves - no, the earth moves - and so moves the snapshot of the sky were born if you can get your exact natal chart r side note: if you are chinese, i know there is a superstition in chinese culture, because of feng shui and all that stuff, never to give your date / time of birth to anyone out there. So I don't want to post my exact natal chart or anything.
But we believe that once someone knows your exact date and time of birth, they will know a lot about your destiny and people can use it against you. So this is something that I personally - because my mom influenced me - personally I would like to keep it a little more secret, so just let you guys know. So how do you get your natal chart read? There are many websites where you can enter this information.
Café Astrology is one, Astro.com is another. And there are also plenty of mobile apps that you can use to check your natal chart.
My favorite astrology app is co-star. This one is very modern and chic and outlines your natal chart and all of the details in a very neat way. So check out these - I'll link them below.
Now let's talk about the original triad, which is your sun, moon, and ascendant. Sometimes people also refer to the ascendant as their 'ascending' sign. These are generally the three most important signs on your natal chart, so you might see other people who are really interested in astrology, they will list all three signs because all three are important in listing more than just your sun sign, your sun sign just hangs from the day you were born, what time of year you were in.
I was born in October so I'm a Libra. BTW, I have this diary where I made a lot of notes from the astrology book I read so I can refer to it now and then. In general, your sun sign represents your ego, your personality, your self-image.
It's the core of who you are. Your moon sign represents your emotional self. Your moon is your sensitivity, your emotions, your feelings, your mood, your heart.
Sometimes people refer to their moon sign more than their sun sign because your moon is your emotional self and you feel more with that sign. And whatever sign you are in your moon, that is an indication of what makes you happy and what makes you feel fulfilled. Well, I'm a Sagittarius moon and Sagittarius is adventure and exploration, trying new things, and I can often really relate to that too.
Your ascending or 'ascending' sign is essentially your mask for the world. It's how other people perceive you. Think of it as a first impression.
Other people may see you in a certain way when they first meet you, and then when they get to know you they realize, 'Oh, you really are like a different kind of person.' Others. And just so you know, my rising sign is Gemini.
By the way, in order not to make this article too long, I am not going to go into the details of the meaning of each sign, planet, and all because there are tons of resources online about it. I'm actually going to make simple notes for you to read on my blog post, just quick keywords and notes on each character, planet, or house. After receiving your natal chart, you can write down your sign, moon, and rising sign.
And then you can take a look at the notes I made on my blog post and see what corresponds to each character. One way to understand your original triad sign is to summarize it in a sentence like this: 'I am a __, with the soul of a __, wear the mask of a __' Depending on your sign, you will find the meaning and the archetype of your sign and just pocket the words. For me for example: I am an artist with the soul of a philosopher who wears the mask of a teacher because an artist is what a Libra is, the philosopher is an archetype of the Sagittarius moon and the teacher is one of the archetypes for a twin.
I hope this made sense and I hope it helped. So that was the basics. Ready to dive deeper? Let's go! Let's talk about the constituent parts of the natal chart.
As I mentioned earlier, there are 12 signs, you've heard these before - Aries, Scorpio, Libra, Leo - all of these I know they are out of order. And then there are ten planets, and after 'planets'
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.' .
In astrology, an aspect is an angle the planets make to each other in the horoscope, also to the ascendant, midheaven, descendant, lower midheaven, and other points of astrological interest. The more exact an aspect, the stronger or more dominant it is said to be in shaping character or manifesting change.
Hey, this is Kelly from Kelly's Astrology. I am an astrology teacher and consultant. I have been practicing for over 15 years and I am here to help you better understand yourself and those around you with the help of astrology.
I teach astrology to students all over the world and will be answering some subscriber questions today. I think these questions came through my Instagram channel a few weeks ago and I wanted to collect a bunch of questions on the same topic. This is all about interpreting charts.
Based on these questions and what I hear from students, figuring out how to gather the information to understand the different parts of your natal chart is really difficult. Today I will do my best to answer some of these questions. If you are looking for a structured guide to help you delve deeper into the interpretation of the natal chart, I invite you to take a look at my course series on the interpretation of natal charts.
I am adding the link for these below or you can also go to my website Kellysastrology.com and jump to the 'Learn Astrology' tab where you can find the chart interpretation series. The first question is actually a comment and that person says, 'I still can't crack any aspect.' I fully understand that I have been saying for years that the subject of the Aspects in Astrology really separates the serious astrology student from someone who has more of a passing interest.
Trying to not only identify and understand an aspect of the natal chart, but also to interpret it, takes a lot of practice. Identifying aspects, e.g.
B. Do I have Venus squared Saturn or do I have Mars conjunct Uranus. This is the first piece of the puzzle.
I work with the five traditional aspects, i.e. conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trigons and oppositions.
Try to find out what aspects are going on. This is the first part. That is the gathering of the piece of data.
The second part, which is arguably more important and which requires a little more practice, is the interpretation of the aspect. As you are trying to figure out aspects, use your software program available today, get a list of the aspects, or use the aspects section to educate you, let you know what is happening on your diagram, and then see whether you can try to interpret them. For example, if you have a Venus-conjunct-Uranus aspect.
Venus could be the planet or the planet of relationships. Venus may be about your desires, your cravings for romance and relationships. Uranus changes things.
There's an unconventional, non-traditional quality to it. We are trying to understand Venus conjunct Uranus. First focus on the qualities of the two planets that come together in the aspect, before you get too involved, they will square rather than conjunctive or trigonal.
Focus on the qualities of the planets first, that is where the flesh of the aspect comes from. So, Venus, think about relationships and Uranus think about things that are not traditional. That could be you are interested in relationships that are different from the relationship types of the people around you, or even the relationship types celebrated by the society or culture in which you live.
This is just a very simple example, but I understand that trying to understand aspects is difficult and takes practice. So take your time. I recommend studying with an astrology teacher.
It doesn't matter whether you take a live course and meet them every week for a number of weeks, or if you take an online training course like the Diagram Interpretation B course I offer, which covers aspects for whole weeks. It doesn't matter if you do it in person or online, but be sure to get an instructor to help as this is one of the trickier topics. The great thing is that once you understand the aspects and work them out, you can do almost anything in astrology.
You can check out relationship compatibility. You can do the timing. You can make forecasts.
You can understand health and understand what you really are. . You know who you are. ? ? .
Be persistent in this. Okay, the next question is about a placement on the chart. Someone says I have Mercury in Taurus in the 12th house and I just don't get it.
Mercury is the communication planet and Taurus is a sign that is very tactile, that is very sensory, and of a slower, more methodical quality. If we use some of our keyword combinations, Mercury in Taurus could indicate someone who is more of a moderate communicator who likes to have a little time to prepare his words and then like to present it on a very informed basis. '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' 'Behave.
Mercury in Taurus can be someone who thinks about practical things like money or time, which is what the word Mercury is. Now the 12th house is one of those difficult-to-understand houses in the table. When I teach students about the houses, we spend a lot of time talking about the 12th house and actually the 8th house.
The 12th house has a mystical quality, so Mercury in Taurus in the 12th house could be someone who wants to explore intuition or the realm of the mystical world through the body or through nature, with the body and nature being Taurus things . 1 That mystical, intuitive quality of being a 12th house, so that could be part of it if you like. The 12th house also has a connection to things like stress or fear or such an existential question.
Mercury in Taurus in the 12th house may long for information about spirituality. This could be someone who is a seeker or who is curious about different spiritual practices in different cultures. The 12 house is a house of solitude and time out.
When Mercury, the thinking planet, is in the twelfth house, the best place to think about it is when you move to a quiet, secluded place or when you are physically alone. There are just a few examples of how I might interpret Mercury in Taurus in the 12th house. A lot now depends on what happens in the natal chart.
Does this person have a Gemini ascendant or a Gemini ascendant? What if you have a Taurus in the 12th house is quite likely and that will change things because when you have a Gemini ascendant Mercury becomes your ascending ruling planet and takes on increased importance on your horoscope, which would mean that your mind is not the only one concerned. ? of the twelfth house, spirituality, maybe service, or soulful, intuitive work with people, but all of your life is centered around it when your ascending ruling planet is in the twelfth house. There would be a few nuances based on what mercury represents in your natal chart.
Just to give an example there. Another question concerns the spheres in terms of how many degrees or spheres do you use for conjunctions. Difficult question to answer, in part because almost every astrologer does it differently.
I consider movement, so I look to see if a conjunctive aspect comes together or a conjunctive aspect pulls apart. What I mean by that is you might be able to use Moon conjunct Saturn. Let's say the moon is at seven degrees of a sign.
I just write this down so I don't forget what I'm up to here, and Saturn is those ten degrees of the sign. The moon is a planet that moves much faster, actually the fastest of all planets, and Saturn moves fairly slowly. When the moon is at seven and Saturn is at ten, the moon is moving towards Saturn, and that defines this as an applicable aspect.
In this situation I would use a larger orbit for the applying planet as it is moving into the aspect. I could use up to ten degrees or so for the moon when applied to an aspect with another planet, but for Mars applied to Saturn, I might only use three or four degrees. Or because Mars takes longer to cover that space, if you want.
So I would use a slightly wider sphere for a faster moving planet or apply an aspect, and use a smaller sphere for a slower planet or for an aspect that is separating. What do I mean by separation? Let's say Saturn is at ten and we add another planet, Venus is at 13 degrees. Venus usually moves faster than Saturn when it is already at 13 degrees and Saturn here at 10 degrees, Venus has already passed over Saturn and this aspect is actually beginning to separate.
A divisive aspect tends to lose its influence over the course of our lives, while an applying aspect is something that remains active and influential throughout our lives. In this case, where Venus is severing its conjunction with Saturn, three or four degrees might be sufficient. But if Venus competed on Saturn, we could give it four or five degrees just to give you an example.
I tend to be wrong on the smaller spheres side unless I'm talking about a lunar aspect as the moon moves pretty quickly. We can give it a larger space by covering that space, while a slower moving planet covers a small space. This is pretty technical, but if you're just looking for a number to use as a guide, keep your aspect pretty tight, especially when studying astrology.
Consider a five degree sphere or less, the tighter the sphere, the more influential and impactful the aspect. '. will be.
As you learn and practice astrology, you are working with aspects that are much closer to orbs. Make sure to work with the most important and influential aspects in your natal chart or someone else's natal chart. Such tight balls that I would recommend for practicing and newer students.
However, if you have a little more advanced knowledge and can work out the application or divider piece, you can stretch your balls a bit based on some of these criteria. Okay, next question, all knowledge about Pluto is in conjunction with the ascendant. Great question.
Aspects that include an angle, the ascendant, the middle sky, the offspring, and the IC. They are all angles. When a planet is connected to an angle, the energy of that planet comes into the person's life unfiltered in a very pure way.
Pluto in conjunction with the Ascended adds intensity, it adds that deep kind of overwhelming or obsessive curiosity; I want to understand everything, I want to get to the bottom of things, I won't take no for an answer, and I probably won't believe what I'm told right from the door. People with a Pluto ascendant have a real aura or veneer of power and intensity. They don't suffer from fools.
I'm going to be using a curse word here and hopefully this won't block this article, but folks we put on the Ascendant usually have a really good detector. So I can speak frankly, they can usually spot fakes a mile away. People with Pluto on their Ascendant are sometimes found intimidating by others because their character has a strength and depth in their personality.
That certain personality types will be repulsive is not to blame with your Pluto ascendant, and it is not really something that you should change about yourself. It's just feedback I've heard from many clients with Pluto in connection with the Ascendant over the years as a consultant. Just to know if there are times when it is important to make a warm, friendly impression can you go beyond that.
Pluto ascending people are not looking for superficial circumstances, they want substance and depth. There are a couple of parts, of course. I would change that with the sign it is in.
If you have Pluto on the Virgo ascendant, it will be very different from Pluto on the Leo ascendant. Or put it on the Ascendant in Libra so that you bring in the sign too, but there will certainly be some common themes based on the conjunction of the planet Ascendant. Okay, next question here, 'How do you interpret the fall of the Midheaven into the ninth or eleventh house?' This now happens when you work with either the entire shield house system or the equal house system.
Personally, I changed my practice about six years ago when I started working more with the overall signage system. I'll include a link to my blog post on this below in case you have any further questions. The midheaven is a primary item in the natal chart that has to do with career and direction in life, and these topics stay with midheaven regardless of which house it falls into.
If the midheaven falls in the ninth house in your horoscope, it will tell us the ninth house topics will be linked to careers for you. The ninth house can be about science, publications and teaching, international and global events or topics. The ninth house is also our wisdom, not necessarily religion, but wisdom from a divine or high cognitive perspective.
If you are midheaven in the ninth house, one or more of these topics is likely a big topic in your career. If you fall midheaven into 11th house, 11th house topics become important to your career. For example, the eleventh house is about community, collaboration, work that connects a larger group or section of the population than just doing things for you.
An example from their head of someone who has their MC in the eleventh house Oprah Winfrey, she is a Sagittarius ascendant and Libra MC in the eleventh house. A big part of their job, of course, is doing those aerial things. Libra speaking communication, that kind of thing, but with large groups of people.
Bringing together a community of like-minded people. Midheaven on the eleventh, that's an example for you. Today I was only able to answer a few questions here.
Hopefully this will help you on your way to studying astrology. If you have any questions for me to answer in a future episode, drop them in the comments below. As I mentioned earlier, I teach astrology and if you need someone to guide you through the sometimes overwhelming world of natal chart interpretation in astrology, I hope you try one of my courses listed below.
Take care now and I look forward to seeing you in class soon. See you soon
As you'll see below, each aspect can be defined as a circle divided by a number. A full circle is 360. However, to avoid confusion, notice that the astrology chart is divided into 12 signs of 30 each. Then the square aspect (90) will be between planets that are in the same degree, but three signs apart.
For example, a trine aspect where the two planets are 128 degrees apart would be considered weak. This is because a perfect trine is exactly 120 degrees. With this example the orb is 8 degrees. That would be called a wide orb, or a weak aspect.
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. .
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.
Trine ? Trines, formed by a 120 angle on the chart, are generally considered the best and most auspicious aspect of them all, bringing luck, harmony, major synchronicity, and potential for positive changes. 'The simplest way to understand a trine is understanding the elements. .
noun. appearance to the eye or mind; look: the physical aspect of the country. nature; quality; character: the superficial aspect of the situation. a way in which a thing may be viewed or regarded; interpretation; view: both aspects of a decision.
Your sun sign is which constellation the sun was passing through when you were born. It is the essence of your soul and is undoubtedly the most dominant aspect of your chart. Sun transits happen approximately every month. .
? Birth time is not always required because the Moon doesn't change signs every day. So, it's possible to know your Moon sign without a birth time, for certain days. ? If the Moon changed signs on your birthday, this calculator will tell you your 2 possible moon signs.