The first circle is the zodiac wheel. The 12 slices represent the 12 signs of the zodiac. The inner circle there represents the Earth. In your personal horoscope (your natal chart), that inner circle represents the coordinates, or exact location, of your birth place.
Wouldn't it be great if you could look at any natal chart (yours or someone else's) and quickly see what the most important components of personality and general life experiences are? That's how it's done. First, you need a natal chart. Let's use yours as an example, if you don't have it available, here is my simple and easy-to-use natal chart calculator.
Keep in mind that this calculator uses the actual size and location of the constellations known as sidereal astrology. Be aware that some of your signs are different, please see this short article explaining it in detail for more information on zodiac signs Now let's start. There are three main components to any astrological chart: the houses, the signs, and the planets.
The houses represent the heavens at the time of your birth. More precisely, the ecliptic, that is the way the planets move in the sky. The houses form the skeleton of the horoscope and are always in the same place for everyone.
If you use today, the far left part of the chart represents the eastern horizon, also known as the ascendant or ascendant. This is the beginning of the diagram, and the houses start here. Start with the 1st house moving counterclockwise to the 12th. (Note that astrologers use different house systems.
So the ascendant could be somewhere in the 1st house, or you may notice the houses are in The system we use today and what my calculator uses is called the same house system that divides the ecliptic into 12 equal segments starting from the ascendant. You can use any system you prefer.) Directly opposite the ascendant is the descendant who, as you can imagine, is the western horizon or attitude.
The upper part of the diagram represents the highest part of the ecliptic in the sky, and the lower part, what is below the horizon or the invisible sky. What do these houses mean in the diagram? Because the houses represent the areas of heaven: In astrology the houses represent the areas of life. Starting with the first house, which represents all areas of our life that have to do with ourselves such as self-image, motivations, our goals, our physical body, our appearance etc.
The second has to do with our values etc. The houses represent what we could call “areas of life”. The next component of the natal chart are the signs - the ecliptic were the signs of the zodiac at the time of your birth.
Which sign rose, which set? This is where individual interpretations can begin, as we now have two components of the diagram to compare. One can say that the signs the properties of heaven show at the time of your birth. An easy way to remember what they represent is to look at them as features of life.
From the directness of Aries to the receptivity of Pisces, the zodiac signs show the qualities that come through our life component t, the planets, represent the experiences in our life. These ephemeral bodies in heaven reflect our ephemeral experiences here on earth. As always, these experiences shape our personality.
In which house a planet is located shows us in which area these life experiences occur; whatsign what characteristics these experiences consist of. With regard to our personality, the houses show which areas of life are important areas for us; the signs which features stand out in our personality. It is easiest to think of planets as the experiences of life that shape our personalities.
Now let's see what your horoscope says about you. In the general analysis of the natal chart, let us begin with the most basic elements first. In other words, the most basic elements of your personality and your overall life experiences.
There are four main components of the chart that show this. Your sun, moon, ascendant, and the ascendant ruler, also known as your chart ruler. Essentially, we're looking for the house and sign position of these four components (with the exception of the ascendant, which only shows the sign, but we'll get to that later.
Let's start with your sun and moon. These two elements represent the most basic and essential, yin) and yang, elements of yourself The sun represents your outward-looking, expressive and masculine side. While the moon represents your inward-looking, reflective, feminine side.
Together, these planets form the majority of your inner and outer personality. Along with the types of persistent experiences that affect the sun and moon in your horoscope. They are represented here by these symbols.
Once you have identified both the house and sign position of your sun and the house and sign position of your moon, use these PDFs to find out what these basic elements of your inner and outer self are Remember that the house placements show the areas of life that are important to you and important issues in your life. The sign shows the traits that result from your personality and your life experiences. Your sun represents your outer self and the moon represents your inner self.
Now let's look at your Ascendant and Chart rulers. These elements essentially represent how your life unfolds and what shapes your personality over time. You are like your sun and moon, with the exception of life path and life events which further shape your personality.
You can think of this for what you will become and which strongly represents you and your life in the horoscope. Your ascendant represents the qualities that you develop as a result of your life experiences. There is only one sign associated with it because it is always associated with the 1st house.
Your map ruler, on the other hand, is essentially the planet that rules the sign of your Ascendantis. The house and sign position the chart ruler shows a more detailed look, not just at the traits you are developing, but also at the area of life. First, let's identify your rising sign.
Look up the properties of this character using the same PDF we used earlier. Remember, these are the qualities that emerge through your overall life experiences and make you who you will become. These are very important qualities that you should develop in your life.
Now let's identify your chart ruler. Q First, you need to know which planet is ruling your ascendant's sign. Use this PDF here to get a list of rulers for each of the zodiac signs.
You may find that you have two, in which case you mark both planets as they are going to be equally important. Once you identify your chart ruler, find its house and character placement, just like you did with the Sun and Moon. Use the same PDFs we used before to identify which areas of life and traits shape your personality over time Chart Ruler essentially represents you in the horoscope and what is being developed.
At this point in your analysis you have uncovered the four most basic elements of the natal chart. The analysis and understanding of these four components alone will add to a great understanding of yourself and your outstanding life experiences. You can apply the same process to any person's diagram.
For those of you who wish to take the analysis further, make sure to keep the key associations in mind look at the form between these four components and other planets in the natal chart. These are called aspects. The aspects can either be found on the inside of the horoscope next to the horoscope or both.
Here is a PDF with the importance of the various aspects for your further analysis. Next, you can look at the inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Then the middle planets: Jupiter and Saturn.
Followed by the outer planets Uranus and Neptune. And the comets: Chiron and Pluto. Analysis of their house and character placements.
Note that the personality traits become deeper and less obvious as you move further to the more distant planets. Similar to an onion where the outer layer of our personality and experience is the four main components that we covered in this article. Followed by the inner planets, the center, then the outer ones in the center of the onion. (As a side note, pay special attention to planets in the 1st house as they tend to come through strongly in personality and experience.) Here is a list of the major planets it shows which elements of self and experience are in life they represent.
With continued practice, which focuses primarily on the four main components of the natal chart described in this article, you will be able to interpret a natal chart quickly, in a matter of minutes.
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