What is the Purpose of a Natal Chart?
The horoscope or astrology natal chart, astrology birth chart, or astrology chart is a diagram which reflects the picture of the relevant celestial bodies at the time of one’s birth. It shows in which signs the nine planets were positioned at that particular time and place. It also states another important aspect of astrology called the Lagna or Ascendant.
The astrology chart plays a significant role in analyzing an individual’s life. The ascendant is calculated based on one’s place and time of birth. The ascendant is your individual 1st house and may fall in any of the 12 signs. From there, the other houses are marked.
The position of the relevant heavenly bodies for a particular day and time is calculated with the help of ephemeris. Accordingly, they are placed in twelve places called houses in an astrology chart.
Each of the 12 houses in the astrology natal chart represents a number of things we should know. But it is enough if we know the important things represented by them, which are as follows:
This is also called ascendant, and it denotes body looks, caste, physical appearance, mental characteristics, nature of birth, fame and defame, success, general health, childhood, personality and all sorts of personal traits.
Signifies wealth, family, speech, vision and financial prosperity, charity, and death.
Signifies younger brothers, sisters and relatives in general; it has governance over courage and is concerned with throat, ears, father’s death, communications, sports, business, and talents.
This references to mother, immovable properties, domestic, education, mental peace, vehicles and general happiness.
Signifies children, emotions and feelings, religion, intellect, and creativity and is concerned with speculative tendencies to a certain extent.
Represents accidents, health, enemies, mental affection, sports, maternal uncle and misfortune.
Mainly refers to marriage, marital happiness, sex, reproduction, and enjoyment.
Deals with longevity, legacies, gifts and unearned wealth, nature of death, disgrace, degradation and details pertaining to death.
Signifies father, righteousness, preceptor, grandchildren, intuition, religion, sympathy, fame, charities, leadership, long journeys and communication with spirits. This house in the astrology natal chart is also concerned with foreign trade and travel.
Represents occupation, profession, temporal honors, authority and power, self-respect, knowledge and dignity and means of livelihood.
Deals with elder brother and sister, friends, acquisition, money and freedom from misery and happy tidings. To some extent, the eleventh house also concerns marriage.
Signifies losses, extravagance, expenses, waste, confiscation, bed comforts, left eye, feet, interaction, divine knowledge, purity, and final emancipation.
In an Astrology Natal Chart:
- The 1st, 5th and 9th chart houses are the most powerful and are called trine houses.
- The 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses are called quadrants and are also powerful next to trines.
- The 3rd and 11th houses are called houses of growth.
- The 6th, 8th, and 12th houses are called bad houses.
- The 2nd, 6th and 10th are the houses of wealth.
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Three main branches of Astrology exist to date. Though there are a few more, people are mostly familiar with the names of Western, Indian, and Chinese Astrology. We find the presence of it for the first time in Mesopotamia and the Babylonia (then Chaldea) in and around 3600 B.C. In that era, the subject was being used to predict or forecast the weather or the possibility of disaster and even to find the chances of wars that might occur in the future.
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