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Natal Chart Studying Ideas

Natal Chart Studying Ideas


That is the third weblog within the 3-blog sequence with regularly requested questions from readers and college students. 

What’s actually necessary within the natal chart?

There are variations of this query:

“The place do I begin after I take a look at a chart?”

“What are a very powerful features?

“Can we embrace asteroids in side patterns?”

Astrology web sites and cellular apps give us a loooong checklist of chart placements, features and transits. These software program are designed to checklist each single side, each single transit. And once we see all these chart particulars listed, we assume that all of them carry equal significance or significance within the chart.

They don’t.

All celestial our bodies affect us not directly. All minor features form us to some extent. All transits set off our chart to some extent.

However the query is – to what extent?

The place can we begin once we take a look at a chart?

Out of all of the placements, features, transits and so on. – what’s actually necessary?

The “BIG 3”

And to reply this query, let’s discuss concerning the “BIG 3” – not your Solar, Moon and rising signal – however the BIG 3 of the bodily world: quantity, time, and house.


On the subject of planets, dimension issues!

The bigger a planet or celestial physique is (as seen from Earth) the extra influential it’s. That’s why the Solar and the Moon form our character most profoundly – they’re BIG.

As a fundamental rule – in the event you can see it within the sky – the planet – then you definitely need to take note of it. In the event you don’t see it (outer planet, asteroid, and so on.) much less so (not less than in natal astrology, transits work a bit in another way).

Once you learn a chart, we advocate specializing in the private planets. These are the Solar, the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, plus the chart ruler (the planet that guidelines your Ascendant signal).

Giving every celestial physique the identical ‘weight’ in chart interpretation can result in overwhelming, complicated messages, and even blatantly fallacious chart interpretations.

So concentrate on these “large” planets first.

Your Solar, Moon and chart ruler will let you know 50% of the story of the chart. Solar, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars – 80%.


Planets transfer at totally different speeds.

Gradual-moving planets have longer cycles (e.g. Saturn’s cycle is 29 years, Uranus’ cycle is 84 years) – so when we’ve a slow-moving planetary transit, the affect of that transit is extra long-lasting, for the straightforward truth {that a} slow-moving planet spends extra time on the identical diploma of your natal chart.

Time is a related dimension once we take a look at transits (i.e. how the continuing actions of the planets work together with the planets in your natal chart.)

If in chart studying, the large, seen planets are what we need to concentrate on, – with regards to transits, it’s the gradual transferring planets (Jupiter, the Nodes, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) we need to take note of.


We wouldn’t have a natal chart if we didn’t have house. House is the huge backdrop in opposition to which the planets, the Solar, the Moon, transfer and kind patterns. With out house, there can be no coordinates.

In astrology, the coordinates of the natal chart are the 4 angles – the Ascendant, the Descendant, the Midheaven, and the IC.

The angles give us the 12 homes – and as we discovered, homes are essentially the most private areas of our chart.

In cook dinner e book astrology, we at all times get descriptions for planets in indicators and homes, however angles are sometimes omitted.

Angles are the large elephant within the room. However they shouldn’t be. Angles are THE most delicate factors in our chart.

When you have a planet conjunct an angle, that planet goes to affect each side of your life (not solely the home it sits in). It is going to be a core driver, shaping your character and life path.

Equally, a transit to an angle will set off main occasions and experiences which might be vital turning factors in your life.

After we perceive the “BIG 3” all the pieces falls into place. Studying charts turns into simpler, and our evaluation extra correct – as a result of we perceive the underlying dynamics and we simply “know” what to concentrate on.

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