How To Read A Circle Birth Chart

The ruling planet of the chart can also be found in the Ascendant. A person with a Sagittarius Ascendant, for example, lives in a world that is dominated by the bountiful Jupiter, whereas a person with a Pisces Ascendant is ruled by the compassionate Neptune.

The Ascendant is used not only to determine our unique terrain but also to design the unique structure of the chart. Birth charts are read counterclockwise, with the First House being defined by the horizontal line of the Ascendant. As we move up the chart’s sections, or Houses, we begin at the Descendent on the right side of the horizon and work our way up. The Twelfth House, which borders the Ascendant to the north, is where the cycle comes to a conclusion.

What does it imply in your birth chart to have 0 degrees?

Note from the editor: This piece first ran in The Mountain Astrologer in December 2012 and has been reposted with permission.

I’ll be discussing the significance of a sign’s first degree and, in particular, its last degree in this article. I’ve selected three instances where Scorpio, the most mysterious sign, has the Sun at its 29th degree.

The Ingress

A planet is conversing with the planetary ruler of the sign when it is at the very start of that sign, having entered new territory (a new element and mode).

Planets or points near the zero degree of a sign in the natal chart adopt a position that either indulges in or embraces the sign’s extremely pure, undisturbed essence. A planet has a new, unexplored property at this level. Some of the most well-known, first obvious characteristics associated with that sign will be readily apparent in the person’s character, but the actual substance of the sign and the difficulties the planet must face and embrace on its journey are still being unearthed and must still be conquered. Simply put, there is a lot of work to be done and a new language to learn. The planet at position 0 seems quite excited to encounter what it will eventually become as it sets out on this journey.

A planet’s Solar Arc making a direct move into a new sign denotes a “a year of learning that sign and starting to feel its essence In other ways, it serves as a portenta marker, condensing (and intensifying) much of what we might anticipate for the next thirty years into the first twelve months. (1) According to astrologer Fernando Guimaraes, the first degree is similar to a “Operatic overture: an opening that establishes the tone for the rest of the performance.

The Middle Degrees

The planets or points between 14 and 16 degrees seem to be deeply ingrained in the purpose of that sign. The planet or point is actively involved in the process of progressing while coming up against difficulty and conflict while it is in a cardinal sign. The planet is most stable, robust, and permanent in its mid-fixed degrees, yet it can also become trapped or immobile at times. It is most adaptable and diversified in changeable, but also unstable, dispersed, and subject to fluctuations.

What does a birth chart’s connecting lines mean?

Okay, we’ve arrived! It’s finally time to solve the enigma surrounding astrological aspectsa moment that many of you have been waiting for. Many people have a solid understanding of the astrological signs, planets, and even houses, but they are unsure of the significance of and the meaning of the aspects in a birth chart.

A chart’s aspects are the angular connections that the planets make with one another and with other chart points like the Ascendant. Aspects are the way the planets interact in our birth charts; they can reveal a person’s characteristics in a way that a sign or house position alone cannot. As a result, they play a crucial role in understanding a chart.

Returning to the early Astro DIY analogy, we can consider the aspects as the conversation the players (the planets) are having with one another. The kind of component reveals the nature of their discourse and the tone they are adopting.

Reading aspects in the chart

You must memorize the angle or the distance in signs between each one in order to understand an aspect (for example, a square is three signs apart). Knowing your stuff inside and out might be helpful before diving into particulars. Ideally, you will be able to memorize the polarities (water and earth are harmonious, fire and air are harmonious), the elements and modes for each sign (for example, Taurus is Fixed Earth), as well as the signs that are opposite one another in the zodiac (eg. Aries and Libra). Being aware of this will make it simpler to identify an aspect; for instance, you’ll know that trines are always formed by planets in the same element, making them much easier to seek for.


An orb is a circle with a radius of up to 10 around a planet’s position in astrology. The amount by which the two planets can depart from the precise number of degrees of the aspect and still be regarded as having an aspect effect is known as the permissible orb.

Once you’ve finished reading, return to this chart and try to identify one of each of the key components.

My Stellium: what is it?

Not simply where the sun rises and sets, but also the positions of all the planets in the sky at the time of your birth, may be determined by mapping your natal chart.

Stelliums are when three or more planets are concentrated in a single zodiac sign or house of someone’s chart, according to the twins. In the summer of 2020, for instance, “kids will have a stellium in Capricorn, since Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all in Capricorn,” they continue. Having Mars, Mercury, and Saturn all in the fifth house is another illustration (which relates to romance, love, and creativity).

Additionally, a person’s chart may occasionally contain more than one stellium (i.e., three planets in Sag and three in the eighth house).

What does the astrological sign of 26 mean?

Here are the signs’ essential radii at a glance: Cardinal signs (0, 13, and 26 degrees): Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. 89 and 2122 degrees for fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are mutable signs, and their degrees are 4 and 17.

What does the astrological sign 23 degrees mean?

Mars is concentrating a lot of energy into this extremely condensed region of the Zodiac, so if you have any planets between 22 and 24, you should be mindful of it. Because Uranus, the planet of electricity, surprise, and lighting, is at degree 23 of Aries, where Mars will station in the coming weeks, this particular degree is extremely engaged.

Mars is the planet of violent action retrograde; although he acts differently, the results can still be disastrous. This week’s news has provided us with two noteworthy instances of this. Jo Cox, the MP who was shot dead on the street yesterday, has Chiron (the wound) in her natal chart at 23 Aries square to Uranus (shock) at 23 Libra. The Orlando shooter Omar Mateen has his Sun at 24 Scorpio and Mars at 23 Aquarius (community).

Meatloaf, a musician, fainted yesterday on stage with transiting Mars Rx conjunct Jupiter (24 Scorpio), the planet of excess, at the top of his chart (in the public eye or “on stage).

There is also much strength in conceding during a Mars Rx. Bernie Sanders has withdrawn his candidacy for president and endorsed Hillary Clinton, but he is advancing his program in the process. His natal chart has Venus at 22 Libra and Mars Rx at 23 Aries. He makes a capable partner. Elizabeth Warren, a senator for the Democratic Party and the left’s ideal choice for the position of vice president, has her North Node exactly on 23 Aries as well. What about Clinton herself, you ask? It’s a turning point for her when the south node is at 23 Scorpio. She will need to change direction and give Sanders and Warren credit, though.

Correction: Bernie Sanders hasn’t abandoned his campaign. More so, Clinton’s lead has become stronger. (As of 20 June. He hasn’t finished contributing to the discussion, that much is certain. He must be regrouping right now. Making sure that real change occurs may be more crucial than actually being president. *****

When used properly, this energy can spark a significant shift in course. US Senator Chris Murphy, who last week engaged in a 14-hour filibuster to clear the way for anti-gun legislation, has Mercury (communications) at 23 Cancer, which is in a straightforward trine to Mars Rx. His speech was aimed to address the worries of cancer while also defending his nation and its youth.

Mars is 24 degrees into its retrograde transit in Scorpio. Mars will turn direct on June 30 after stationing here and reaching the number 23 in a few days. Mars, though, will remain there until July 11. When Mars turns direct in Scorpio, his own sign, a lot of energy could be released.

In addition, Uranus, the planet of shocks, explosions, and electricity, is precisely in the sign of 23 Aries (Mrs Cox was having her Uranus Half-Return). The nurturing asteroid Ceres will shortly join Uranus here for the last week of June.

Chiron (age 25) is trine Mars Rx from the mournful sign of Pisces. Today, there are a lot of tears being shed.

The solstice Full Moon is expected to be especially strong. At sunset, both the Sun and the Moon will be discernible in the sky, regardless of the polarity of communications (29 Gemini-Sagittarius). Although this may herald a verbal conflict (which, as we all know, is currently taking place), it also strongly suggests that now is the time for talk and discourse, as well as for exchanging ideas, listening, and learning new things. Action might go horribly wrong.

You have the chance to quickly manifest that altering energy if your planet is in Cancer or Pisces at 23 degrees. The energy is more dynamic if you have something at 23 Fixed or Cardinal.

What do astrological sensitive degrees mean?

The following are traditional critical degrees:

degrees of the cardinal signs 0, 13, and 26 (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn)

These are regarded as delicateand occasionally strengtheningpoints. If a natal planet is discovered at a crucial degree, it is believed the it will be highlighted and will have more power in the native’s life as a result of its placement.

Numerous astrologers also see the 0th and 29th degrees of any sign as crucial. Particularly in prediction work, the 0 and 29 degrees are more crisis-oriented locations.

NOTE: Although astrologers refer to the 29th degree as the Anaretic degree, it is actually the 30th degree. It actually refers to a planet or other body that is anywhere between 2900’00 to 2959’59 in the sky.

It can be difficult to make decisions in the area of the personality that the natal planet represents if it is discovered at 29 degrees of any sign, often known as the Anaretic degree. The native may analyze and re-analyse issues one day before acting, then act immediately the next day without thinking things through first! For instance, if Mars is at 29 degrees, the native may create numerous plans of action, stress excessively about the potential actions and other paths to follow, and then spontaneously select a new course of action!

I know a woman who, despite having a lot of beliefs about how to treat relationships properly, rushes into them when Juno is at 29 degrees. A man with 29 degrees of Mercury struggles with life decisions and wavers between saying a lot and not enough.

Along with difficulty making decisions, hesitancy, and rushing into situations without thinking, the 29th degree is also linked to a feeling of urgency. The qualities and associations of the particular sign can feel more urgent because it’s the final degree of the zodiac sign. A general deficiency in this area might also exist; it can be a source of unwise decisions, challenges, crises, or overcompensation.

The anaretic degree is considered to be more of a debilitating position than the previous classic critical degrees, which are regarded to provide the planet or body more strength.

In progressions, the native’s year may be crisis-focused if, for instance, the Sun enters the 29th degree. For instance, if the Sun advances to 29 degrees of Libra, partnerships may feel urgent and in crisis. This eagerness might lead to divorce or hastily entering a new partnership. A significant transformation in the workplace could occur if the Sun advances to 29 degrees of Virgo. Generally speaking, decisions made at the 29th degree can be rash.

We meet more Anaretic degrees of the Moon than we do with other planets and luminaries because the advanced Moon moves the fastest of the planets. We meet 12 Anaretic degrees of progressed Moon every 28 years (or roughly every 2-1/2 years), as the secondary progressed Moon completes a full round of the chart and the signs once every 28 years.

When working with a mom whose child was attending college, I saw that her daughter’s advanced Moon was transiting the ninth house at 29 degrees. Additionally, Uranus was moving into her daughter’s ninth house and was approaching her Sun in a square. I advised the parent to keep a close eye on her daughter at this point since she might be prone to making drastic, rash changes in her course of study or possibly deciding to drop out entirely. In spite of her parents’ advice to the contrary, the daughter actually did leave school and start working. She subsequently came to regret her decision to leave school and went back to complete her degree.

Carol Rushman makes a strong argument for the significance of crucial degrees, including the traditional ones stated at the beginning of this page, in predictive work utilizing the advanced Moon in her book The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forcasting Your Life Events.

What does it signify if your birth chart has a triangle?

A grand trine is an astrological pattern that develops when three planets on a chart are equally spaced apart, forming an equilateral triangle. This form is thought to promote self-assurance, creativity, harmony, and flow.

How does astrology interpret an empty house?

Every house has a ruler, just like every sign of the zodiac does. For instance, if Sagittarius is rising in your chart, Sagittarius will automatically rule your first house of self. Rising sign is the first house. It doesn’t necessarily indicate that you lack self-awareness if that house is empty. Simply said, an empty first house indicates that you should turn to the ruler, in this case Jupiter in the case of a Sagittarius rising. Let’s imagine that in a chart with a Sagittarius rising, Jupiter is located in the fourth house. This would link the first house of self-related issues to the fourth house of home, family, and personal affairs. You should also look at the sign that Jupiter occupies in the fourth house if you want a thorough knowledge of the first house’s ruler.

The first house functions similarly to the others; each has a ruler. I advise using conventional planetary ruler-ships rather than more recent planets like Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus when looking for a house’s ruler because they rarely change signs. To comprehend their meanings, for instance, utilize Mars for your Scorpio-ruled house, Saturn for your Aquarius-ruled house, and Jupiter for your Pisces-ruled house. You might meet a lover through your career or just have romantic and professional affairs intertwined in some way if you find that your seventh house of relationships and partnerships is in your 10th house of career and public image. This method of interpreting house rulers makes it simple to comprehend how astrology and life are interconnected. In most cases, the issues of life are interconnected, and the houses function similarly.

What in astrology is a hard aspect?

The Astrotwins define “soft” aspects as those describing planets separated by an even number of signs, and “hard” aspects as those describing planets separated by an odd number of signs. These classifications can aid us in determining which elements can provide more of a challenge to us than an opportunity.