Astrology Birth Chart, Natal Chart
A Birth Chart is basically a picture of the sky at the moment of your birth. If a person born on March 19, 1975 at 12:45 PM was to look up into the sky at that precise moment in time, she would see that the zodiac sign of Cancer was rising in the east area of the sky. She would see that the Sun was in the constellation of Pisces and that the moon was in traveling in the sign of Gemini. She would discover that the planet Mercury was hovering in the constellation of Pisces and that both Venus and Jupiter were in the zodiac sign of Aries. When you look at the actual Astrology Wheel, what you are actually seeing is the sky divided into 12 houses. Each house is made up of 30 degrees and represents a different aspect of life. Therefore, in our above example, if this Pisces Sun individual were to pin point which house the Sun was in at the exact moment of birth, she would see that it falls in her 10th house. The 10th house is ruled by Capricorn and governs areas of life that have to do with career, vocation, the public. An Astrologer is basically an interpreter. The astrological symbols are a language that can be deciphered by those who study the meaning and mythology of the stars. An Astrologer is simply a translator you hire to read your natal chart for you, in order to explain what you yourself chose to experience in this lifetime. The charts are your own personalized maps that you yourself created before incarnating.