Transcript of What is an Astrology Chart
This week I decided to ask my adult children what question they think I should address in my weekly video. “What the f* is that weird-a* compass looking s*?” is what my 22-year old son would like to know, referring to a natal astrology chart.
My translation from Gen Z: “What are those pages you print with weird symbols on them?” Getting past the unsavory language and questions of how have I not explained this to him already, I realize it is actually a great question, so I am going to answer it in this video.
Hello! Have you ever wondered what an astrology chart really is? I am Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com, and today I wanted to answer a question that my own child asked me.
I asked my adult son, who is 22, “what question do you think I should answer in my astrology video this week?”
He said, “I want to know what those weird looking symbolic chart thingies are that you that you print out.” Of course, his language is a little different than the language I chose to share with you, but that’s a generational difference you have right there. 🤣
Seriously, though, I wanted to talk to you about a chart because I think he has a really great question… that is “what is an astrology chart?”
WHAT A CHART LOOKS LIKE
I want to share my screen here with you, there we go. So basically, an astrology chart will look something like this. This is actually the chart for this week’s full Moon, the recent full Moon that we had in Pisces. But basically this is what a chart looks like.
You see this little arrow up here at the top. That is pointing to the point in the sky above our heads. We call that the midheaven. This point or this part of the chart here on the left is what we call the ascendant or the eastern horizon. That’s where the Sun rises.
Then over here on the right is the descendant, or the western horizon. That is where the Sun sets. Then you have these symbols in here that represent the planets. They show where the planets are in the sky at any given time.
You can see that there’s an equal chance that the planets will be below the horizon, meaning we don’t see them for about half the time. You can see in this chart, here is the symbol of the Sun. It is shown by a circle with a dot in the middle of it, and the Sun in this chart is below the horizon, meaning it’s night time.
SYMBOLS REPRESENT PLANETS
All these symbols are representing different planets, and then the symbols on the outside of the chart are showing you the different zodiac signs. So what you have is a chart with a number of different planets, all the planets in our solar system. You can include, and some people do include, additional bodies like asteroids, Chiron, also points like the Lunar Nodes.
So that is what a chart is, and you can see that at the time of your birth the planets would be somewhere in the sky. And you can actually see, based on your astrology chart, what sign each planet in your chart is in.
In this chart, again, we have the Sun here in Virgo. That’s the symbol for Virgo, so if this person was born at this time they would be a Virgo because their Sun is in Virgo and then of course you can see that they also have additional planets on in their total chart.
YOUR CHART DOES NOT CONTROL YOUR DESTINY
So that’s what a chart is and when you go to an astrologer to get a reading that’s what they’re going to look at. They will look at your chart to interpret it.
Your astrologer can tell you about where the planets are placed in your chart, how they relate to each other, and what all that means for who you are. They tell you this not because the planets control our destiny, but because the planets are part of a living universe that we are also part of. And the planets are holding energetic information, clues to the energies that make us up and clues to the energies that are happening in the world around us at any given time.
So it’s super fun and informative, and astrology heals! I say that because it’s the name of my business, but it’s also what astrology does. It helps us understand ourselves better, which helps us to have to live lives that are more fulfilling and meaningful. And if that’s not healing, I don’t know what is.
That’s it for today. Thanks for watching! Check me out at astrologyheals.com, and I’ll see you next time. Bye for now.