HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
Use this Guide to learn more about an Astrological Birth (Natal) Chart.
Notice how there are 12 signs, divided into 4 categories: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. These divisions are called Elements. The three signs in each of them all have similar characteristics and approaches. Fire is confident, Earth is practical, Air is mental, and Water is emotional.
On each line, the Sign, the Planet, and the House all represent the same characteristics (with some subtle differences): The PLANET represents 'the issue', the SIGN represents 'how you deal with the issue', and the HOUSE shows 'where the issue will manifest and who is involved'.
Starting with HOUSE 1, look up the House number in the House column in the Astrology Guide. Read what this House means. This same meaning always applies to this House in everyone's chart.
Look at the SYMBOL next to the beginning of each House. Read it's meaning in the symbol column. This column tells you your approach to this area of your life (the House). The symbol is between the 2 numbers at the beginning of each house. This meaning varies, depending on the sign involved.
If there are planets in the House, look in the planet column to see their meanings. These meanings are always true for everyone's planets.
Look at the symbol next to each Planet and look at it's meaning in the symbol column. This symbol represents the Sign the Planet is in. This will tell you HOW you are expressing the energy of the planet and WHERE (shown by the House) it's meanings will occur in your life and WHO will be involved. These meanings will vary depending on the Sign involved.
Go around the chart counter clockwise and look at each House using these steps.
At the bottom of this Guide are the North and South Nodes.