- On September 26, 2017
Astrology offers a wealth of knowledge, self-discovery, personal insight, and clarification around situations taking place in your life. Getting the answers you are looking for depends on how you slice the pie, that is the astrology chart. Here are the main 4 types of astrology readings that you can ask for based on the purpose and insight they provide.
1. Natal Chart
This is the place to start for your very first astrology reading or when you looking for self understanding. A natal chart is a snapshot of the sky at the exact time that you were born. Think of a natal chart as your personal User’s Manual. This chart explains how the planets (not just the sun) influence your personality, emotions, and ambitions. Your love style as well as the type of experience you seek in relationships, the type of people you are drawn to, career choices, potential for marriage, where you will be lucky in life, and just about anything you want to know about yourself can be explained with a natal chart reading. One of the best gifts of a natal chart, in my opinion, is the information contained in your north node and the placements of Saturn and Chiron – these are referred to as karmic points. Our hurts, insecurities, and difficult experiences are housed in these places. These karmic points reveal the lessons that you will endure as the universe tries to move your forward on a path of evolution. This information is very helpful as you begin to do the work to heal and grow. Natal charts are excellent gifts for people going through a personal growth stage, for mothers to gain understanding of the developing personality of their child, and for those who love a bit of mysticism.
2. Current Transits
Current transits are what astrologers look at when they write horoscopes or when referencing something taking place currently such as when a planet moves from one zodiac sign into another or when two planets make an aspect that we will really feel. This is also the type of chart used for speciality readings such as full moon or new moon readings. For a personal transit reading, the astrologer takes your natal chart and overlays on top of current planetary transits to pinpoint how the current happenings impact you personally. This chart gives good insight on questions, such as “why have I been feeling so weird, will I relocate, will romance pick-up, will I be successful in my court case?” ect. Request a Current Transit chart reading when you want to how the universe is influencing your personal universe.
3. Solar Return
Go shorty….it’s your birthday! Every year on the day you were born, at the exact time you were born, is technically called you solar return b.k.a your birthday. A solar return chart is your personal horoscope for the year (the twelve month period starting on your birthday). Your natal chart never changes and serves as your official manual; however, on your birthday each year you get a new dose of cosmic energy that influences your personality and goals for that year. The ascendant of your solar return chart becomes the theme of your personal year, the placement of the planets in the chart explain how you will experience the theme as well as events and opportunities that are likely to take place over the course of the year. Experiences such as moves, weddings, babies, career changes, where you will have luck, or where you may have to work hard are spotlighted in this chart. They say hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is just as valuable. The information gleaned from a solar return chart prepares you for experiences and lessons so you can better navigate them when they arise. This is a great birthday gift to yourself or a unique and personalized gift for someone else.
Even your relationship was written in the stars. The astrology of relationships and compatibility is called synastry. There are two types of synastry charts, the first compares the natal charts of two people and the second combines the two charts to create a 3rd chart, this 3rd chart is the chart of the relationship. The comparison chart is best for looking at compatibility, how well you get along and why, where there will be challenges and why, and how you will support each other’s personal growth. The combined chart is like a natal chart for the relationship; it doesn’t look at the individuals but the relationship as if it is a person. The combined chart is valuable as it explains the goal or purpose of the relationship, the things that will be experienced, as well as the personality/how the relationship appears. Synastry charts are not just for romantic relationships, they are equally valuable for business relationships, friendships, and even family.