Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are or why you are living your life the way you do? For most people, it is viewed as a matter of chance and choices. However, what many don’t realize is that their Astrology Birth Charts also play a role in who they have become.
The night sky is a beautiful sight to behold, is it not? Stars, which are scarce to be counted, fill the darkness together with the moon and the planets that shine bright. It can easily make one feel small. For millennia, people have been looking up at the night sky in an attempt to figure out where we fit in all this vastness. It is no wonder then that we as a race have come to the realization that there is something more to the sun, planets, and stars – something beyond the physical and that is how astrology was born.
In Astrology, especially in Natal Astrology, it is believed that the positions of the sun and the planets in the sky at the time of your birth played a profound role in creating the person you are today. This is where your personal Astrology Birth Chart comes in.
What is an Astrology Birth Chart?
The Astrology Birth Chart, also known in some circles as the Natal Birth Chart, is a chart that depicts the position of the sun, the planets, the moon, and the earth in relation to each other during the time and date of your birth. Astrologers have used such charts to help them determine an individual’s personality. It can also be used to predict what lies in the future for a person.
Details You Should Input for the Most Accurate Results
Accuracy about the details of your birth is very important, especially for the astrologer who is plotting out your birth chart. The more details you provide, the more accurate the plotted chart will be. Here are some of the important details you should provide the astrologer who is plotting your chart for you.
• Date of Birth
• Time of Birth
• Place of Birth
All of the above will be used to track back to the exact planetary positions on the date of your birth. For most people it will be easy to provide their date and place of birth. Some have a difficult time providing their time of birth. This data, however, is readily provided in most birth certificate. If you don’t know the time of your birth, most astrologers would just list 12:00PM.
The place of your birth will also help the astrologer determine the exact time of your birth in relation to GMT. The specific longitude and latitude of the place you were born will also be taken into consideration when plotting out your birth chart. It is important to remember that without the exact place of birth, an exact time of birth is practically useless.
It sounds like a lot of work, but astrologers have access to charts that help them determine the exact positions of the planets at the exact time of your birth. There are also several websites that offer astrology birth chart generators. You can use these generators to help you plot out your natal chart. Most of the sites that offer the generators also translate your birth chart for you. In order to make your birth chart as accurate as possible, provide the generator with your date of birth, the location, and the exact time.
How Is a Natal Birth Chart Plotted?
The sun, the moon, and the planets are considered as the primary angles in the sky. These factors, however, are constantly in motion, which results in a new chart being created for each location and for each birth.
The positions of the above elements in relation to each other is what is studied in natal birth charts. For example, if a child were born on January 1, 1962 in Dublin at Exactly 12:17 p.m. UT, their astrology chart would show that the sun at the time of birth was in 10 degrees Capricorn. This means that the child has the tendency to be very serious and mature. They will also be extremely capable when it comes to accepting responsibilities.
Astrologers interpret natal charts in the same manner as the above. They often use guides to help them determine what the placement and the angles mean and how they affect the personality of the person the chart is about.
Parents who are interested in having an accurate Astrology Birth Chart for their child should make sure that they are able to jot down the accurate time, date, and location of birth. As mentioned above, most birth certificates carry the time of child’s birth. Sometimes, however, the health care personnel recording the birth would round it off to the nearest quarter hour. This can affect the chart’s accuracy. Therefore, it is necessary for parents to take note of the exact time of their child’s first breath.