Wouldn’t it be great to be able to look at any birth chart (whether yours or someone else’s) and quickly see what the most important components of the personality and overall life experiences are? Here’s how. First you will need a birth chart. Let’s use yours as an example. If you don’t have it available, you can use my simple and easytouse birth chart calculator.
Here. Keep in mind this calculator uses the actual size and location of the constellations, called sidereal astrology. So you might notice some of your signs are different. For more information on sidereal, watch this quick tutorial explaining it in detail. Now let’s get started. There are three main components of any astrological chart: the Houses, Signs, and Planets.
The houses represent the sky at the time of your birth. more specifically the ecliptic, which is the path the planets move across in the sky. The houses form the skeletal structure of the chart and are always in the same location for everyone. In a western chart, like the one we’re using today, the left most part of the chart represents the eastern horizon, also known as what’s rising, or the ascendant. This is the beginning of the chart and the houses start here. Beginning with the 1st house moving counterclockwise.
Through the 12th. (Note that there are different house systems used by astrologers. So the ascendant might be somewhere in the 1st house, or you might notice the houses aren’t divided up equally in other charts. The system we are using today and what my calculator uses is called the equal house system, which divides up the ecliptic into 12 equal segments starting from the ascendant. Feel free to use whichever system you prefer.).
Directly opposite the ascendant is the descendant, which as you might guess is the western horizon, or what’s setting. The top of the chart represents the highest part of the ecliptic in the sky, and the bottom what’s underneath the horizon, or the nonvisible sky. So what do these houses mean in the chart? An easy way of thinking about this is since the houses represent the areas of the sky: in astrology the houses represent the areas of life.
Starting with the first house which represents all areas of our life having to do with the self such as selfimage, motivations, our goals, our physical body, appearance, etc. The second having to do with our values, and so on. The houses represent what we might call areas of life. The next component of the natal chart is the signs. The signs represent where along the ecliptic the zodiac signs were at the time of your.
Birth. what sign was rising, which setting? this is where individual interpretations can begin now that we have two components of the chart to compare. It can be said the signs show the characteristics of the sky at the time of your birth. So an easy way of remembering what they represent, is thinking of them as the characteristics of life. From the directness of Aries to the receptiveness of Pisces, the zodiac signs show the qualities that come through our life.
The last component, the planets, represent the experiences in our life. these transient bodies in the sky mirror our transient experiences here on Earth. As they always do, these experiences further shape our personality. What house a planet is in shows us in which area these experiences of life occur; what sign, which characteristics these experiences are made up of. In terms of our personality, the houses show which areas of life are major areas for us; the signs, which characteristics.
How to Find Horoscope Compatibility in Astrology
We would all like to know what type of partner is best suited for us. this might be for a romantic partnership, business partnership, friendship, or the many different types of relationships we form with another. Although we can form a healthy relationships with anyone. Each of us has a very unique set of personality traits, and knowing which traits compliment our own is an important step to cultivating lasting and rich partnerships.
Naturally, we already have an attraction to these traits. so it’s really as simple as listening to our inner guidance. However, consciously identifying what they are can help us see and understand more clearly what traits work best with us, and why. In the last tutorial on how to read a birth chart we talked about the importance of the Ascendant, Chart Ruler, and the 1st House. This is because this part of the chart has a strong association with the self, and shows our unique personality.
Directly opposite this part of the chart represents our relationships. the astrological components associated with it, show the attributes that bring balance into our lives. It specifically shows what compliments our unique personality. A partner who embodies the healthy expression of these attributes can be a rich and longlasting one. So let’s look at what your chart says about your relationship compatibility. We’ll first need your birth chart. If you don’t already have it you can use this quick and simple.
Birth chart calculator. keep in mind it shows the real size and location of the constellations in the sky, called sidereal astrology. If you are new this form of astrology and would like to learn more, watch this short tutorial explaining it in detail. Once you have your chart, we want to look at that 7th house. Let’s start with your Descendant, also known as your 7th house cusp. We are looking for the sign it sits on. This is your Descendant sign. It shows the ‘characteristics’ that.
Bring more balance into your life, and compliment you. in a partnership, it shows which characteristics (when implemented in their healthy expression by your partner) leads to a strong, balanced, and fruitful partnership. this link to see a PDF of what these characteristics are for you. Next let’s look at your Descendant Ruler. This is going to show us not only what characteristics you are compatible with, but what you share in ‘commonality’ with your best partnerships.
First we need to identify the ruler of your descendant sign. click this link to identify what planet rules the sign your Descendant is in. Note that you might have two, in this case mark both as they are equally important. Once you know your Descendant Ruler, see where it’s placed in your chart. The ‘house’ placement shows specifically the ‘areas’ of commonality that you and your strong partnerships share. this link to see the areas associated with your Descendant.
Ruler’s house placement. Next, let’s look at the ‘sign’ placement of your Descendant Ruler. This shows the ‘characteristics’ you share in common with your strong partnerships. Use the sign PDF we used earlier to see what these characteristics are. At this point in the exercise you’ve uncovered the Descendant, which shows the characteristics that ‘compliment’ your personality; along with the Descendant Ruler’s house and sign.
Placement showing the ‘commonalities’ you share with your best partnerships. Equally as important, is to look at the natural ruler of the 7th house, Venus. Seeing which sign and house placement Venus is in shows further information about your relationships. Venus specifically shows what your values are, and what you are attracted to. Locate the house and sign placement of Venus in your chart. Use the same PDF’s we used earlier to uncover what things you value and are attracted to in others.