Understanding the individual roles of the planets, signs, houses and aspects is just the beginning of astrology. Once the natal chart is erected, the positions of the planets in different zodiac signs (i.e., Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc) or houses offer much information about you. The interplanetary positioning also gives detailed information on various aspects of your life and personality.
The process of interpreting a individual natal chart is a guide to self-knowledge and a life lived harmoniously with that which is beyond. Planetary patterns in an astrology chart illuminates innate personality characteristics, provide insight into events which mark our lives and articulate our individual sense of personal destiny with great clarity. While a birth map can help us to navigate the practical concerns of daily life and make better choices, it also illuminates the deep connection we have with the entire cosmos.
Astrology is perhaps best understood as a sacred science which has many practical applications. An interpretation of our natal chart can help us to make sense of experiences and patterns which might otherwise appear to be random and chaotic, while enabling us to develop an objective understanding of our personal patterns of behavior.
Core astrological complexes often behave like ‘knots of time’ – that is, the past seems to live on in present and future events. Through a conscious amplification of how these key-life patterns emerge in our lives, we are able to widen our understanding of the manner such complexes can manifest across time and space.
Through a process of conscious engagement with our own personal astrological symbolism, we can begin to liberate ourselves from the limitations of unconscious assumption and action. A genuine understanding of these inner constellations can create the capacity to awaken from the pull of an unconscious and blind fate into a genuine sense of calling and destiny.
Through a deepening of our imaginal relationship to archetypal structures signified by the heavenly patterns appearing at the time of our birth, we can develop conscious strategies which can help us live harmoniously with universal principles fundamental to all of life.
Some people find that they have recurring issues such as difficulties within relationships as a theme in their life. In most cases, the natal birth chart can help to identify the source of these difficulties and consequently this understanding can aid in the resolution of the recurring difficulties.
The information found in the natal chart can also provide an insight into what talents you may possess that have not yet been realised or used to full potential.
Basically, a birth chart interpretation offers the benefit of self-understanding which may give you a whole new perception of yourself, your direction in life and open up possibilities for new directions in your life; both in the physical and psychological sense.
This article attempts to provide an introduction to interpretation. It assumes you are familiar with the basics of astrology. You can also use the glossary of astrological terms in our reference section to read up on any unknown concepts.
Astrological Interpretation is subjective
Interpretation of astrological data employs the symbolic language of the planets (and other points) and their associated mythologies to describe observed correspondences between the position of planets, etc. and the actual events and experiences of everyday life. These observed correspondences are for the most part anecdotal and subjective.
For example, an astrologer may have noted that most people approaching the time in life when transiting Uranus opposes their natal Uranus experience crisis situations and sudden changes. However, some people may not perceive these experiences as disruptive or may only experience them on an internal or unconscious level. Therefore there exist a range of possible interpretations for this particular transit, which can be better understood by looking at the whole chart to determine how this particular person is likely to handle and perceive such experiences at a particular time.
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