What is a birth chart reading?
So, you’ve been keeping up with your daily horoscope and even read about tarot astrology. Now, you’re intrigued about birth chart reading. Well, you’ve come to the right post!
What is a birth chart?
A birth chart or natal chart is an astrology tool that shows the exact location of planets and constellations the moment you were born. It shows whether the planets are in the same constellation or spread widely. Some astrologers call them “soul maps.”
You need three things for your birth chart reading: birth date, location, and time of birth. And these are used to understand where the planets were at that time and their effect on your life.
Practically speaking, your birth chart shows insights about who you are at your very core and what sets you apart from other people — your personality, your desires, and your motivation.
Birth Chart Reading
There are many celestial bodies involved in a birth chart interpretation. The inner planets influence you as a person while the outer planets impact generations.
In astrology, the inner planets consist of the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. These planets have an effect on your everyday activities.
On the other hand, the outer planets include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. These planets signify all-embracing themes like morality, values, and a sense of responsibility.
Did you notice that the Sun and the Moon were included in the list of planets?
That’s because the word planet comes from the Greek word planetes which means “wander.” And the two celestial bodies also wander across the skies, so they were included.
Pretty interesting, right?
Anyway, we’ve mentioned a lot of planets involved in your birth chart. But in this quick beginner’s guide, we’ll cover just four (4) essential aspects: the sun, the moon, ascendant, and midheaven.
The Sun: Your Soul’s Essence
Your sun sign refers to the constellation the sun was moving through at the moment of your birth.
This powerful celestial body is all about your sense of self, ego, preferences, and purpose. In short, it’s your core identity, who you are regardless of what you do.
The Moon: Your Emotions and Intuition
If the sun symbolizes your personality, the moon represents your emotional self, the stuff we have inside. It’s how you react to situations, your needs, intuition, and sense of security. The moon’s location helps us understand what makes you feel warm, secure, and nurtured.
Ascendant: Their First Impression of You
Next, we have your ascendant or rising sign. This is which sign was in the east during your birth.
Your ascendant sign is the way people perceive you, your so-called “outer self.” It’s how you present yourself to other people and how people see you. Moreover, it’s how you view life and take action towards your goals.
Lastly, we have your midheaven sign, also known as medium coli. It’s what you need to check when trying to figure out your life path or what you want to do with your life. What kind of legacy do you want to leave on the world?
This sign is connected to the achievements you have, your career, your outlook, and your life goals. In addition, it shows your unique style when it comes to work and individual strengths.
How Your Natal Chart Can Help
As with your horoscope, it can serve as a guide for you to better understand yourself. When you understand yourself more, you can manage your work and relationships better.
If you want to book a birth chart reading, which takes about 2 hours, simply click this link here.