A natal chart is a map of the planets in the heavens at the time, place, year, and day of your birth. The geometrical relationships the planets have to each other as well as the signs (constellations) and placements are what describe a person’s life. The symbolic meanings for the planets transcend time. They are sometimes referred to as “Archetypes”. This map is fixed. But as the planets continue to move in the heavens they will form relationships to the planets that are fixed in your chart. The moving planets are called transits. Transits are a technique of prediction used in both Eastern and Western astrology.
To understand our astrological chart would be to understand our strengths, weaknesses and destiny. It can give us the insight to change what can be changed, to improve ourselves, and our life. It can make us conscious and aware of who we are and what we are doing. We can see clearly our purpose, talents, gifts, and head in the right direction. But most of all we will know when the time is right to make our moves, when we will be the most prosperous. Astrology will teach you how to time events for the most profit, and bring healing and happiness.
The calculations for an astrological chart starts with setting up the houses . The houses are determined by the sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the exact time and place of birth. Vedic astrology uses the equal house system. This means that each house will contain in it a whole sign. Each sign is 30 degrees, there are 12 signs that are contained within the 12 houses. This is the 360 degree zodiacal band the circles the earth.
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