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Reading Your Birth Chart

To many, astrology seems like a vague and simplistic hobby. While many are familiar with horoscopes and birth signs, the more complicated side of astrology is often ignored. For example, do you know how your astrology birth chart reads?

An astrology birth chart (or natal chart) is a map of the sky, showing where all the planets of our solar system were located at the exact moment of your birth. The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all play a significant role as messengers of the universe and in your personal destiny.

Therefore, it is important to know the exact time—the precise hour and minute—of your birth if you are to get an accurate calculation. You will find the four most important points on the astrology birth chart are the The Sun, The Moon, The Ascendant and the planet ruling the ascendant. This involves the 12 zodiac signs and their 10 modern ruling planets.

Chances are if you decide to get your astrology birth chart calculated on your own you will receive a lot of strange squiggles, lines and symbols to interpret. Interpreting those markings is a complicated practice and takes many years of study. This is why people interested in astrology search for professionals who can read and explain these complexities.

Before the advent of the Internet, astrological birth chart readings involved a cost to calculate and more to interpret. Today, there are now many free online tools that can assist you not only with calculating your astrology birth chart but also in providing you a clear explanation of the data.

It is important to note, however, that free services sometimes come “cheap.” That means that some online tools and services make errors in calculating astrology birth chart data, from very minor errors which could distort some facts, to major errors that could compromise the entire reading.

Likewise, astrology searchers can make mistakes in entering data and thus throw off the entire reading by something as small as entering in an incorrect time zone. Many software programs have taken care of this problem by automatically choosing the correct time, location as well as other relevant information. Many software programs and online services make it a point to present a user-friendly product to the customer, thereby simplifying the entire process from the collection of information to the final interpretation of the symbols. Calculating an accurate astrology birth chart is largely dependent upon a user entering in the precise information needed.  Of course, there is no software or online service capable of fixing a typist’s mistakes.

But if the information provided is accurate, then calculating and interpreting astrology birth charts has never been easier.