Astrology , in one form or another, has since since history has been recorded. Certainly, as soon as we developed the intellectual ability to be aware of ourselves as "human", larger questions areose. How did we get here? What happens when we die? How should we live our lives? What is the force behind our existence? Looking at the stars only can confirm the authenticity of the world beyond the boundaries of earth. Astrology and Horoscopes
Natal Astrology is the study of an individual's horoscope, or sky chart, at the time of one's birth. It makes a logical first step in understanding the effects of Astrology in one's life. The horoscope is very literal a map of the sky, which moves according to the rotation of the earth and planets, so defining the actual time and place of the birth is essential to creating an accurate chart.
In addition to the zodiac constellations and planets, an astrological chart will reflect the position of the horizontal and vertical axis, and the divisions of the astral houses, and the aspects of the planets. Each sign carries characteristics of masculinity or femininity, the elements: earth, air, fire, and water, and whether it is cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each descriptor contributes to the creation of a person's distinct profile.
There are even more components to a fully plotted natal chart, and actually plotting the elements correctly is only the first step. Once the chart is completed, the process of interpreting the effects of the stars can begin.
The complexities of the horoscope are compelling and fascinating. Certainly, each chart will be as individual as the person it belongs to. The subtleties of the interpretations will be revealed by a skilled astrologer who is familiar with the full range of possibilities.
While the stars can not replace the power of our free will, becoming familiar with the deepest components that forge our personalities can lead to a more complete understanding of one's personality, needs and emotional tendencies, provide a context for one's behaviors, and inform one's decisions.
In understanding our stars, we can understand ourselves.