Astrology is a complex art and science which applies symbolic meaning to astronomical information as it existed over two thousand years ago when the practice of astrology was first documented in writing by ancient astronomers and astrologers.
Western astrologers use the ancient positions of the constellations and Sidereal (aka Vedic or Hindu) astrologers use current astronomical positions. The two systems are very different, but work equally well.
The Astrology Birth/Natal Chart
Astrologers begin by creating a natal/birth chart based on the date, time, and place you were born. Today, most charts are done on a computer, or app, which makes them very accurate. But, they are only as accurate as the information you provide. You can use midday as a time if you don’t know your exact time of birth but it won’t be as accurate as if you knew the time. Planets can move into different signs or connect with other planets to make special transits and this can happen several times between when you were born and midday so if you can find out your exact time of birth this will create a much more accurate chart for you to analyse.
When you download your own natal chart you will get generic interpretations of what this means for you and your life; however, it is preferable to get an astrologer or someone experienced in astrology to help you interpret the chart further as the generic chart interpretation only give you basics. Interpretations come in many forms: basic insight into your personality; examining specific trouble spots in your life; comparing and contrasting your chart with that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.; looking at career options and financial indications; finding the best place to live; forecasting future opportunities; selecting the best time for a wedding, to start a business, etc.; spiritual growth; and, answering questions.
How to use Astrology
The best way to use astrology is to learn to evaluate a problem on your own, to examine the choices you have to make in order to fix the problem, and then to consult your astrologer to see in which ways the possible solutions will work for you and when the best time is to make changes, take risks, be patient and wait, plan, etc. With all that information in hand, you will possess a powerful knowledge with which to solve your problems, change your life, and be the person you always wanted to be.
Here, at Soulminded Wellness, we offer a unique approach to chart analysis that is spookily accurate and you can even discuss your chart on a zoom call to find out more about how this can help you make sense of your life.