What Is The Meaning of Your Birth Chart?

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Meaning of Your Birth Chart 

Your astrological birth chart (also called your astro chart or natal chart) is a map of the heaven’s, made relative to the time and place that you were born. 

This map shows areas of strength and opportunity, as well as weakness and challenge. Your birth chart is a powerful and insightful personality profile which can also show how things are likely to unfold through time, as well as what is happening for you at the moment.

Understanding the meaning of your birth chart can be extremely helpful throughout your life.



How Do I Find My Astrological Chart?

It’s really easy to create your own birth chart. You can do it yourself online, and open the door to a whole new level of self-understanding in minutes. This incredible map can guide you through the course of your life, to help you understand yourself better and the changing themes in your life. 

By taking the time to create your own astrology chart you are giving yourself an edge that can help you navigate life’s many challenges!

All you need to create your own birth chart is an online connection and then to follow these 5 simple steps


How Does The Birth Chart Work? 


Let’s have a look at a chart to get a sense of what all the lines and symbols mean.The wheel running around the outside represents the circle of The Zodiac, which allows us to position exactly in the sky where each planet was when you were born. The Zodiac is an imaginary band that is projected out into space from Earth. It is a wonderful tool, because it allows us to know where all the bodies in our solar system are, relative to us. 

Astrologers use the chart to create a snapshot of the moment you draw your first breath, mapping the position of the planets back down to earth to make it exactly relative to the time and place of your birth. This then becomes your unique map, or blueprint, and can guide you throughout your life.

The position of The Sun, The Moon and the sign rising on the eastern horizon (or Ascendant) at the time that you were born become the most significant pieces of information within this chart.

You will see a number of planets within the circle, and lots of lines connecting them to each other. These lines show what are called the ‘aspects’ between the planets, and which planets were in a significant relationship to each other at the time that you were born.

Some people have lots of lines, and some relatively few. This doesn’t mean anything especially significant, so don’t worry if yours looks “all over the place”! Everybody has the potential for wholeness, and everybody will express this differently.

The other important thing to note is which house a planet is found in. You will find the numbers of the houses on the inner circle of the chart – 1 through to 12. The houses show the area of life experience that a particular planetary energy is seeking to express itself.

You read more about the Sun and the twelve Solar Houses here.

If you think you’d like a personal session with a professional astrologer follow this link and organise your consultation

Watch the short video on this page to get a clearer sense of The Mechanics of the Birth Chart, and look out for other articles that explain how to read your astrology chart 


Does Your Birth Chart Predict Your Future?


Your astrology chart does not say who you WILL become, or what will happen to you in life. Rather, it shows pattern and influences. What ends up happening depends on the choices that you make, as well as the external influences in your life.

The idea that astrology puts forward is that there is an interconnected pattern which underlies the forces which shape the cosmos and the structure of the human mind. No one knowns how or why it works, however astrology is based on observation. Astrologers have been observing for at least six thousand years that when the planets are in certain relationship to each other or us here on Earth then certain patterns come into play. 

Your birth chart is a powerful tool which can show how things are likely to unfold for you through time, as well as what is happening at the moment.

This is how astrologers make predictions. We compare the patterns shown in your birth chart with the present position of the planets in the sky to identify when important themes will be activated in your life story.


Your Astrology Chart Is Amazing!


This is how astrologers make predictions. We compare the patterns shown in your birth chart with the present position of the planets in the sky to identify when important themes will be activated in your life story.

As a quick example, we can use your birth chart to understand what kind of career you are likely to be suited to. There is a specific point in your chart which symbolically shows what you will probably aspire to become.

We can also use this point to predict with a good degree of accuracy when career opportunities or challenges will occur for you.

As planets orbit the Sun, they move across the backdrop of the Zodiac. Another way of saying this is that planets “transit” through the Zodiac. When a major planet moves into the same degree of the Zodiac as your career point (for example) significant changes are likely to occur.

What’s important to remember is that the planets do not make you do anything. You always have free choice. But as you continue to study astrology you will see there is often a synchronous correlation between life events and their placement in the sky relative to your birth chart

The incredible thing about astrology is it reveals to us a connected pattern or intelligence which organizes our Universe. The deeper you go the closer you feel to a sense of some overarching meaning behind everything – or what some people call God.

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Find Your Sun’s House – The Houses in Astrology



Your Sun Sign and House

Want to know which house of your birth chart The Sun is in? We explain how the houses of your astrology chart make a big impact on how you express yourself. 

We call the house the Sun was found when you were born your “Solar House”. Your Solar House shows where your Sun Sign energies are likely to be best expressed.

Your Solar House helps you to understand where your Sun Sign energies are likely to be at their most potent. Work with these qualities to realize your full potential.

Your astrology chart is a unique map of your inner terrain which shows your talents and disposition. Following this map can help you reach your full potential. Understanding your Solar House is essential.

Even if you know very little about astrology, you can still work with the map in ways that will make a big difference to your life journey. Knowing your Sun Sign will reveal a lot about you.

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