Diving Deeper Into Astrology: Interpreting Natal Charts
Alright, this post is for all you folks out there who know a little bit about your sign but are looking to get into more of the nitty-gritty of it all. Warning: this post is pretty woo-woo so I recommend comin at it with an open mind!
Note: you haven’t seen your natal chart yet go to Co-Star and input your information.
Alright before we begin interpreting your natal chart we need to first understand what a natal chart is! According to Co-Star Astrology your natal chat is a snapshot of the sky based on the day, time, and place you were born. Natal charts indicate your character, behaviors, and can look at what directions your life may take!
Now that you have your natal chart info put in your chart should look something like this:
Photo from Co-Star
I have already discussed Sun, Moon and Rising signs, this is the first “layer” of your chart, in a previous blog post so if you want read more about that i suggest reading this blog post
We are going to take a look at the houses, the second layer of your chart’ and I will give you a brief summary of each house, the bulk of this information came from The Soul Searcher’s Handbook by Emma Mildon.
This is your rising sign and shows how you project yourself to others.
This house is influenced by universal laws and laws of attraction
This house influences love and relationships
This house is all about settling, grounding, and setting down roots
Fifth House/ Expression:
Think creativity, children, love
Sixth House/ Daily:
This is all about self- love and your daily life
Seventh House/ Union:
This house influences all partnerships, romantic or otherwise
Eight House/ Transformation:
This house is all about personal growth
Ninth House/ Spirituality:
Soul searching, spirituality, religion, and adventure
Tenth House/ Vision:
This house brings clarity in regards to goals and career
Eleventh House/ Humanitarian:
Thinking beyond yourself and engaging with your community
Twelfth House/ Sacrifice:
Challenges and sacrifices you may face reaching your goals
Whew! My head was spinning when I learned about all of this and this doesn’t even touch on all of the lines and glyphs involved! Pulling it all together is where you really get to know yourself. Let’s use my natal chart as an example (i.e. let's make it all about me)
I was born October 18, 1991, at 9:20 am in Illinois. When I look at my natal chart it looks like this
Some big takeaways I notice is that the sun is in the eleventh house. This means that I am unique and look to treat everyone as an equal (remember the eleventh house is the humanitarian house). I then notice that the moon is in the third house, the exploration house. This means I am curious and communicative and that I have a tendency to follow hunches.
If you want to learn more about your natal chart and what it means follow along with Co-Star and download their app!
Tell me below! How closely aligned did you feel with your natal chart?