When you look at the blueprint of a building, it’s kind of similar to a natal chart.
A lot of lines, angles and information that looks a bit confusing (until you understand it).
Just like when you build a house, you can use plenty of different materials. So, when you’re born your environment is kind of like the structure of your home, the bare bones of it. Consider which sign your planets fall into to represent these details.
These are like which neighbourhood, city and country your house is in.
My mum has a copy of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs that I used to read religiously as a child.
Even before that I always remembered she was the Sagittarius and I was the Aries in the family. No matter who you are, chances are there are aspects of astrology you can relate to, whether you care to or not.
Humans have been looking at the stars for thousands of years. To guide them, to map the lands, keep track of time and of course – to study astrology. Constellations and asteroids have their own names, histories and legends. In an ever more connected world, with people feeling more lonely than ever I think a lot of us are starting to seek meaning in places we used to historically.
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really… “Do the stars gaze back?” Now, that’s a question.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust
I love this quote. Partly because I like to think of Venus smiling down on me if I’m being particularly charismatic one evening or Saturn being proud when I make advances in my career. But aside from all of that, after a year and half of looking at my transits I now notice how they affect my life. Whether you’ve only just discovered your natal chart, or you’ve been studying it for years I think everyone can get some value from astrology.