- Natal chart
- Radical chart
"The word horoscope means "hour pointer."" It's a map of the sky as determined by the time and place someone was born. It determines their potentials and characteristics. This map or diagram is called many things:
For an accurate horoscope you MUST have the exact time (preferably verified by documentation) and place of birth. Reading/interpreting these charts requires "considerable learning, time, practice, serious ," reflection, and application. It is like learning a new symbolic language. It takes practice to become fluent in it.
This is why I am not doing any interpretations really as of yet. I am only practicing on myself when intrigued by a topic of transits.
Astrology will help you learn how to look at events in your and others' lives more intelligently. Understanding what forces are operating (sort of behind the scenes). You will then see how these forces relate to events in your life. You determine how much you use the talents and potentials you are shown in your horoscope, your attitude and free will is the determining factor.
Paraphrased from The Only Way to Learn Astrology, Volume 1: The Basic Principles pgs. 3-5:
I hope this clarifies things for all of you. I know it certainly did for me. I am so thankful for the gift of this book. It makes the path have more direction. Please SHARE the knowledge. Love and light to all!