Astrological† Birth† Charts
|Most of us are familiar with the astrology columns printed in many national newspapers etc and through those may have a good idea of our†† birth sign.† However, there is much more to the science of astrology than what we read in these brief columns. Each human being is unique, and one aspect that makes us unique is the fact that it is rare for other beings to be born at the same time, on the same date, and in the same location as another person.† This forms the basis for natal charts, (commonly known as birth charts) where a personís personality can be mapped out and evaluated through using the details of their time/date/place of birth. A more in depth explanation is shown later, but using complex mathematical formulae, the position of the planets in the solar system can be mapped out and each position will have an influence on that individualís make up.|
It is believed that astrology is the earliest known science, and was used by many civilisations for the building of sacred sites and temples.† Even back in the early times Egyptians and Mayans used the positions of the stars to align the building of these sites, which is pretty amazing when you consider how little technology was available to them compared to what we have at our disposal today.
Even more interesting is the fact that until 1600 Astrology was taught in Universities before being replaced by more conventional sciences we are now familiar with.
A personís birth chart as already said is based on information provided with regards to their birth.† †The resulting chart shows various aspects including:
The planets in the solar system including the sun and moon.
The 12 recognised zodiac signs.
Twelve areas of interpretation called† Ďhousesí
MYTHS!! AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS!!
Before going on to describe how a birth chart can help you it is best to explain what astrology isnít, and what it wonít do for you!!† Yes, we are going to dispel any myths and strange ideas you may have about the subject!
First of all, just because you may be born with a certain zodiac sign it does not mean that you display all of those character traits! For example, Taurus is associated in some ways with being stubborn. This does not mean that all Taureans are stubborn, and nor would it mean that all Scorpio people are going to be hot tempered. (I donít think I am but I guess I might be biased)† Basically there are other things to be taken into account such as which house the sign is in etc.
Also, it is not intended to be a way of forecasting the future.† Yes, there are systems whereby the planetary positions can be calculated for the future which will be useful as a guidance system, but we all have free will in our lives and can decide what we do and donítí do to a certain degree.† If I could see the future that well, believe me, I would have won the lottery years ago..
However, when your personality has been identified (and it highlights both the positive and negative traits) it is possible to identify:
What sort of relationships you may be best suited to.
What type of career you may be best suited to.
Health issues that may be influential through your life.
Where your evolutionary path may be taking you.
How you perhaps deal best with money situations
Once you have provided your details of birth (time/date/place) I will enter those details into a computer programme where the mathematics is all calculated for me. I can do this by hand, but believe me it can take a few hours!
The programme assumes you are the central point, and will then show how the planets were positioned in relation to your position. This is your unique birth chart.†
There is an example of my chart shown here for you so that you can see how the finalised chart is presented.† (NB the finalised one for you will have been produced using a different programme so the layout may be shown slightly differently Ė the basic information will remain the same though)
The outside areas show the different birth signs as we know them from reading the newspapers. They are:
The numbers inside the circle represent the houses, which I have already mentioned, and the symbols in the same area represent the planets.
I wonít be able to go through the whole chart but will give you an idea with a brief look at one planet and its position:
Lets look at the planet of Jupiter which is in the sixth house of TaurusÖ..
This position shows a good head for money matters and a wise approach to spending and saving.† This person may have a good healthy bank balance, but can be tempted to spend a bit on the home comforts of life, particularly good food or wine.† However, this does not indicate any meanness with money Ė this person will gain great pleasure in spending money on those people who they care most about.† It also shows that the career chosen may be run from home for the person born with the planet of Jupiter shown in Taurus.
With Jupiter in the 6th house, there is a great understanding of how the mental and emotional processes are linked with health, and there may be a pull towards natural healing here.† Certainly they seem drawn towards helping people on a deep healing level, more so than with orthodox medicines etc.
It is interesting to note that I do work from home, and part of my work is alternative therapy with crystals and Bach Flower remedies.† Also, where money matters are concerned, I am somewhat careful and always have been.
This is only a small part of the information given, as there are other planets and houses etc to take into account. In total, each birth chart produces approximately 20 pages of interpretation using the same computer programme which produces the original chart.