An astrology reading can provide insight into your sense of self, relationships, and goals. It can also be a powerful tool to guide you through a challenging time, giving you hope and a clear path to follow.
An astrologer can offer insights into your natal chart, which maps out the positions of the planets at your birth date. They can also help you find the right date to make a major life change.
What is an astrology reading?
Astrology readings are a way to gain insight into your personality, spiritual growth and the path you’re on. They’re also a great way to get away from the digital world and connect with yourself on an emotional level.
An astrology reading is a look into your natal chart, which shows where the planets were when you were born. It focuses on your zodiac sign, but it also takes into account your houses and planets to fully understand what they mean.
Your astrological birth chart is a map of your soul’s journey on this earth plane and how you will express it in life. A good astrologer will be able to use your natal chart to provide you with advice on how best to make decisions and manage your energy.
A natal chart is made up of your sun sign, rising sign (also called ascendant), planets and the signs they were in when you were born. Your natal chart is a complete picture of your personality, and will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses.
Depending on your chart, your astrologer will also be able to tell you about your relationships and how they will develop in the future. They will be able to pinpoint the themes that are underpinning your relationship, and they’ll be able to compare these to your partner’s.
While astrology isn’t a science, it can give you some valuable insight into the direction of your life and how to best make the most of the opportunities that will arise. It can also help you to get on track with your goals, find the right partner, and navigate any difficulties that may arise along the way.
What is a natal chart?
Your natal chart is a circular diagram, kind of like the Wheel of Fortune spinner, that shows the placement of the planets at the exact time you were born. The chart is calculated based on your birth date, place and minute of birth.
Your birth chart is divided into 12 sections, called “houses,” and each house represents a different part of your life. A zodiac sign is also placed in each house.
For example, the 7th House is ruled by Libra and represents relationships and long-term partnerships. The 9th House is ruled by Taurus and represents finances.
Each planet is placed in one house or another, and its placement influences your personality. So for example, if you have Venus in your 3rd House of relationships, it’s a sign that influences how you connect with others.
Aside from the houses, a natal chart includes planetary placements, which are where the planet was in the sky at your birth. There are personal planets that move quickly and are in different signs from person to person, as well as generational planets that stay in one sign for a longer period of time.
Those planets form relationships with other planets, called aspects. Hard aspects–conjunction, opposition, square–show up when they're forming a negative relationship, while soft aspects–sextile and trine–show up when they’re helping each other out.
Your natal chart can tell you what your core purpose is in this life, as well as the paths that will bring you the most joy and fulfillment. It’s an important tool that can help you navigate the world and find the right people to spend your life with.
What is a transit chart?
A transit chart shows snapshots of where the planets are in real time, at a particular moment, as they move around the zodiac. It's similar to a birth chart, except the chart is drawn from the ephemeris of a certain year and it includes planetary aspects.
Every individual's natal chart is unique and shows the natural settings of a person's personality. These are known as'sign placements' and they set the tone for a person's behavior, mood, and actions.
The transiting planets (planets in the sky at a given moment) can ‘trigger' natal energies as they roll up on planets in your chart, and this can cause new players and events to erupt. When transiting planets are over the same zodiac point as natal planets, it wakes up the energy in those placements, and when they make an aspect to natal planets, it can form an aspect with those natal planets and the Ascendant that appears in your birth chart.
TRANSITING MERCURY ASPECTS TURQUOISE IN YOUR NATISFACTORY CHARTS
When the transiting Mercury makes an aspect to Venus in your natal chart, it suggests a blend of “chatty” Mercury's influence with Venus' “let love in” kind of energy.
Long term transits are those that occur over a longer period of time, like a few years or more. They are usually slower-moving, and tend to have a much bigger impact than faster transits.
What is a synastry chart?
Synastry charts are astrological readings that compare the birth charts of two people to determine their compatibility in any kind of relationship, be it romantic or professional. This type of astrology is often done to determine marriage compatibility, although it can also be used for friendships and other personal relationships.
A synastry chart is made up of the zodiacal midpoints of the two birth charts. It also includes planetary aspects and house positions, all of which are used to analyze the relationship.
In addition to determining your relationship's strengths and weaknesses, a synastry chart can tell you about the way two people communicate with each other, how they work together and how they will relate to each other in the future. These natal chart readings are an invaluable resource for couples in search of love or for anyone who is considering a new partner.
There are many different types of astrological indicators in a synastry chart, but the most common ones indicate compatibility. These aspects smooth out some of the most difficult aspects in a relationship and can help to make it more stable, especially during times of turmoil or upheaval.
Venus aspects (the planet of love and romance) are considered one of the best synastry aspects because they indicate passion, attraction, and sexual desire. While these traits are not necessary for a successful relationship, they can give you an idea of the potential for romance and intimacy.
What is a progression chart?
A progression chart is an astrology chart that uses a day-for-year formula to map out how planets will move during a person’s life. A progressed chart is most often calculated for the natal or birth chart of an individual, but it can be used for other charts as well.
A natal chart maps the position of all the planets at the time of your birth. Your progressed chart calculates how all of the planets have changed positions over time. This is a useful tool that astrologers use to analyze and interpret your horoscope, and it can be used to compare with the natal chart.
In astrology, progressions are one of the main tools used to forecast future trends and developments. This is because they take what happens in real time on one day and extend it over the course of one year.
Progressions can be a helpful tool in predicting important events in a persons life, such as marriage, divorce, childbirth and career milestones. They also provide a useful astrological chart to review and observe how your subjective emotional layers evolve over the years as your life experiences unfold.
A progression chart shows how the planets have moved over a period of years, and it can reveal significant changes in your personality, values and relationships. For example, if your progressed Venus has changed signs over the years, it might indicate that you are becoming more harmonious and balanced as you get older. It may also suggest that you are becoming more sensitive to others’ needs or emotions.
What is a planetary transit?
A planetary transit occurs when one of the planets in your astrology chart moves through a zodiac sign, or changes signs. These changes can be either positive or negative, depending on the specific planet and zodiac sign.
The planets closest to the Sun, or inner planets, move quickly through the zodiac, and their journeys affect your day-to-day feelings. The outer planets, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, take months or even years to travel through a single zodiac sign.
In astrology, these slower-moving outer planets are often called “the Lords of the Zodiac.” Each of these planets also has a key influence in each zodiac sign. For example, if you have Jupiter in Cancer and Venus in Taurus, these transits can make you feel very good about yourself.
Similarly, if you have Mercury in Leo and Mars in Virgo, these transits can make you feel very sad. The exact timing of a transit can determine whether or not the effects will be positive or negative.
A planetary transit will usually pass through one house at a time, but can pass multiple times over the same degree of a zodiac sign. This is called a “threefold or fivefold transit,” and it can considerably extend the time that a transit is valid for.