WHAT IS A BIRTH CHART

The birth chart provides us with a scheme of cosmic energies that tell us the story of our personal universe.

Through the position of the signs of the zodiac, the planets and the astrological houses, we see the composition of the life’s theme that we have come to explore.

The constellations that make up the zodiac are positioned more or less on the equator. People in the southern hemisphere see these patterns at exactly the same time of year as people in the northern hemisphere. The only difference is that they look upside down.

The birth chart is calculated according to the day, time and place of birth. With this, we can create a map of the sky seen from Earth as it looked the day we were born.

The Map of your Self

From my holistic approach, I see the birth chart as a self-knowledge tool that allows us to re-unify the aspects of our Being in a coherent way.

Each one of us is an expression of the Universe, perfect and in harmony. When we manifest ourselves on Earth, our essential being materializes within certain cultural, socioeconomic and environmental conditions, which acclimatize us to the reality that we have arrived at.

This process begins when we are still in our mother’s womb, where we receive the first impressions of the world that we come to through her vibration. Perhaps this is one of the most beautiful gifts from our mother, since thanks to it we will be able to survive in a reality as dense as the third dimension, in the time and space in which we have incarnated.

After being born, being educated and going through different experiences that teach us what reality is, there comes a point at which we are ready to awaken our own Sun. The experiences we go through are our terrestrial Akashic records, which serve as resources to materialize what we want to achieve from the truth of our Being.

The path back to our essence is the first adventure, since we have to clear our consciousness of the beliefs, habits and goals that we have acquired through the observation and assimilation of our environment.

Once we achieve this, the second adventure begins: creating a reality from our essential truth.

There are various philosophies and systems of self-knowledge that allow us to reconnect with our essential being. Astrology is one of them.

The reason why I have chosen astrology as my favorite tool is that the birth chart acts as a defined but not static, clear and personal guide. As we expand our consciousness, the information it gives us also expands. In that sense, it is unlimited.

The Different Aspects of Your Self

The birth chart shows us that our Being is made up of different parts that together form what we call “I”. These parts are represented by the planets.

  • The Sun represents our identity.
  • The Moon represents our emotional language.
  • Mercury represents our perception and thought processes
  • Venus represents our personal values and affectivity.
  • Mars represents our assertiveness.
  • Jupiter represents our belief system/philosophy of life.
  • Saturn represents our traditions and rules about reality.
  • Uranus represents our ability to innovate.
  • Neptune represents our ability to transcend the Self.
  • Pluto represents our ability to transform.
  • The Nodes of the Moon represent our evolutionary path.

If you want to know more about the meaning of each planet, read this article.

Interpreting your Birth Chart

The following articles can help you interpret the planets in the signs.

Planets Keywords

Astrological Signs Keywords

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