Astrology has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more people looking to the stars for guidance. There are many different astrology charts that can be drawn up for an individual based on their unique birth data.
But which astrology chart is actually the most accurate and meaningful when it comes to interpreting someone’s personality and life path?
This is a question that astrologers have long debated.
The Birth Chart
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The foundational astrology chart is the natal or birth chart. This chart is constructed based on the exact date, time and location of a person’s birth. The birth chart includes the 12 signs of the zodiac and the placement of the planets at the time of birth. This provides astrologers with a snapshot of the heavens at the moment you took your first breath.
Many astrologers consider the birth chart to be the most important and accurate chart. It reveals your innate personality, talents, strengths, weaknesses, and life purpose based on the archetypal energies you were born under. Your Sun, Moon and Rising signs are determined from the birth chart, which is why most horoscopes are based solely on this information.
The Progressed Chart
As we move through life, the planets continue their endless dance in the skies. The progressed chart is calculated by advancing the planets and signs in your birth chart approximately one degree or day for each year of life. This provides insight into how your personality and interests have evolved as you have aged.
The progressed chart can reveal your changing priorities, emerging talents, as well as karmic lessons you encounter through different stages of life. Comparing your natal chart to your progressed chart can provide clarity on your spiritual and personal growth.
Solar Return Charts
Your solar return is the date each year when the Sun returns to the exact position it held in your birth chart. Astrologers cast a chart for your birthday each year to create a snapshot of what energies will influence the next 12 months of your life.
Solar return charts provide guidance on opportunities, challenges, and lessons that may manifest in the coming year. The location you celebrate your birthday also shapes the energies of this annual forecast chart. Overall, the solar return offers helpful insight if you want to know what to expect in the year leading up to your next birthday.
Chiron Return Charts
Chiron is a healing asteroid that spins between Saturn and Uranus, taking approximately 50 years to come back to the position it held in your natal chart. Astrologers pay close attention to the themes that emerge when Chiron returns to its natal placement, as this cycle ushers in a profound time of self-discovery and awareness.
The Chiron return chart can reveal the wounds and vulnerabilities that require your attention so you can come into wholeness and wisdom. Most people experience their first Chiron return between ages 50-51, making it a useful guidepost for understanding changes that accompany middle age.
Which Chart Reigns Supreme?
While each astrological chart provides valuable insights into different phases of life, most astrologers agree the natal birth chart offers the most accurate portrait of your true self. The other charts can certainly add layers of understanding. But the birth chart stands alone in revealing your ingrained personality traits, soul purpose, hidden strengths and karmic lessons you were born to learn.
No matter which chart resonates most, astrology’s greatest gift is self-knowledge. With so many tools at their disposal, astrologers can guide you on a journey toward realizing your highest potential. Continue seeking wisdom among the stars!
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