Everything You Need to Know About Birth Chart Readings

Birth charts and natal charts are spread out on a table along with astrology stones and planetary cards.

Have you ever been curious about your astrological birth chart? Birth chart readings are an intriguing ancient practice for learning about yourself. They can help you understand yourself better and gain insight into your life path. A birth chart reading is a comprehensive analysis of your individual natal chart based on your birth date, time, and location.  A full chart analysis reveals the position of major stars and planets at the exact moment when you were born. This information can tell you a lot about your personality traits, big life events, goals you should strive to achieve in your lifetime, and even obstacles that may arise throughout your life. Utilizing this amazing astrological tool is profoundly helpful on your journey to self-discovery and living your best life.

If you want a complete astrological birth chart reading, contact one of our expert astrologers today.

What is a Birth Chart?

A birth chart, also known as a natal chart, is an astrological map that portrays the position and movement of the planets at the exact moment of your birth. It consists of planets, stars, zodiac signs, nodes, and houses. It can offer you a vast amount of information about your life and future. Birth charts can provide insight into your unique personality, talents, and destiny. It can offer guidance on how to best go about achieving your desires and avoiding any personal pitfalls.

The Meanings of the 12 Houses

The 12 houses of the zodiac are a special astrological system used in horoscopes. Each of the 12 houses is associated with different aspects of life such as career, relationships, health, etc. They correspond to specific signs on the zodiac circle that divide up a person’s birth chart into sections that signify different characteristics. Together they form the foundation of an individual’s unique astrology map that can be used for gaining insight into their destiny and purpose in life.

The 12 Houses and Their Zodiac Signs:

The 1st House – Aries: self-awareness, individual identity, leadership, beginnings

The 2nd House – Taurus: money, financial security, physical body, material things

The 3rd House – Gemini: communication, thinking, social pursuits, community

the 4th House – Cancer: home, family, roots, nurturing, foundation

The 5th House – Leo: creativity, romance, fun, self-expression

The 6th House – Virgo: organization, routine, schedules, health, being of service

The 7th House – Libra: commitment, partnership, marriage, love

The 8th House – Scorpio: transformation, birth, death, mystery, sex

The 9th House – Sagittarius:  spirituality, travel, ethics, education, expansion

The 10th House – Capricorn:  career ambitions, achievement, authority, tradition

The 11th House – Aquarius: humanitarian causes, innovation, eccentricity, technology

The 12th House – Pisces: afterlife, poetry, surrender, the subconscious mind

Understanding Your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs

It can be difficult to understand astrology, and the unique nature of each sign gets even more complicated when you factor in all the various parts of a natal chart. Many people consider the main three components of your personality to consist of your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with what they mean and how they influence you. Understanding these signs isn’t just fun – it also provides insight into why you are the way you are.

Your Sun Sign is Your Public Personality

Your sun sign reflects your external identity – how others see you. It reveals a lot about the qualities that make up your personality. Your sun sign’s traits will come through in everything you do, no matter what other signs or planets may be influencing your natal chart. It’s likely that most people around you use your sun sign as the primary description for whom they think you are based on their perception of your stance on life and how you interact with them. This is the part of your personality that comes out at parties or when you’re in the presence of acquaintances or large gatherings of people.

Your Moon Sign Determines Your Private, Emotional Side

Your moon sign represents your shadow self, your emotions, the hidden parts of you, and your subconscious being. Whenever something triggers your subconscious to react, it’s because of the energy from your moon sign, bringing out some part of you that is not yet resolved. The moon represents all the little things that shape who you are emotionally—your values, your dreams, your connections with people and places—in short, it determines how you feel about yourself and those around you. Only those who are very close to you, such as your best friend, immediate family, or spouse, will see this side of your personality.

Your Rising Sign Reflects the Persona You Consciously Project

Your rising sign (also known as an ascendant sign) reveals information on how others see you – both consciously and unconsciously. This is because this placement has a strong influence over physical appearance and behavior which help dictate how someone perceives or “reads” you during initial contact- such as at a job interview or first date. The rising sign can provide insight into what kind of aura or vibe you radiate externally before any conscious interaction takes place; this could be helpful in cultivating successful relationships whether platonic or romantic by knowing what kind of impression you might leave on those you interact with initially.

Understanding all 3 placements – Sun, Moon & Rising – can help you gain more insight into why you may act certain ways in different situations; gaining further knowledge about yourself is key for both personal growth & development.

Birth Chart Reading for Love & Money

A birth chart reading is an underrated yet effective tool that can give you valuable insights into both love and money. Understanding your placements in your chart relating to love can help you navigate relationships of all kinds – whether they’re friendships, business partnerships, or romances. A natal chart allows you to look at what kind of energy each person brings into their relationship by examining their respective charts and interpreting how each person would feel about commitment, marriage, family, etc. The same holds true for financial guidance: By examining your birth chart, you can get an overview of your relationship with money, which careers you’re best suited for, and any obstacles or habitual setbacks related to your income.


What does a birth chart reading tell you?

A birth chart reading provides insight into a person’s personality, strengths and weaknesses, life path, karmic cycle, and more. It can help individuals understand how their past experiences influence the present and guide them in making decisions for the future.

How do I read my natal birth chart?

You can read your natal birth chart by consulting an expert astrologer or finding a website that offers birth chart analysis. You will need to know the date, time, and location of your birth. You or an astrologer will then use the information on the chart to interpret various components of your life, like planetary influences, relationships, career paths, and more.

What should I ask for in a birth chart reading?

This is entirely up to you. You can get a general overview of your past, present, and future, or you can ask more specific questions about your love life, career, aptitudes, talents, relationship with money, strengths, and weaknesses.

What should I look for in a birth chart?

Reading your entire birth chart is very important and helpful in understanding yourself, but if you’re more interested in a quick overview, you can shorten it by specifically looking at a few main placements. People typically seek out the “Top 7”, which are: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and North Node.

What info do you need for an astrology reading?

If you want a general overview of your personality and circumstances, you can get an astrology reading that only focuses on your Sun sign, so it’s important you know at least that. If you are wanting a thorough reading, an expert astrologer can look up and interpret your complete birth chart. For a birth chart (a.k.a. natal chart) reading, you will need your birth date, time, and location.

If you have questions about your birth chart and life path, book a call with a trusted Keen advisor today.

The Benefits of a Birth Chart Reading

Birth chart readings can be very enlightening and empowering. A birth chart reading offers insights into your personality traits, karmic imprints from your past lives, individual gifts, strengths, weaknesses, life path, and destiny. It can provide a deeper understanding of your consciousness and life goals, helping you make more informed decisions on how to move forward. Even though there are many resources on the internet you can use to look up your own birth chart, it is always strongly recommended to consult with a professional

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