What is a Chart in Astrology?
A Chart in Astrology is like a map or diagram that tells about a person’s placement-positioning of planets, celestial bodies, and astrological aspects Rahu-Ketu, in it. In ancient times, charts were handmade. In some parts of the world like India and Nepal, even today, some Astrology Charts are still traditionally handmade, though it is rare now. The exact placement-positioning of all the planets at the time of the birth of native is called Astrology birth chart or simply natal birth chart. An Astrology Chart reading is like a life manual.
The shape, wholistic or outer structure of an Astrology Chart can differ, for example, it can be rectangular or circle type. The use of any Astrology Chart type depends region-wise.
How to quickly get your basic Astrology Chart details?
In the modern-day, any person can easily extract his-her Chart on the internet, with just the input of his-her date-time-place of birth details. Many websites provide basic free Chart Reports, such as https://www.astroscience.com/free-prediction.
What is there in an Astrology Chart?
Basis this Astrology Chart, an Astrologer, Priest or Acharya is able to interpret a native’s past, present, and future, and make any prediction. Astrology Chart is also known by other names such as natal birth chart (as above), horoscope birth chart.
An Astrology Chart can tell what is going fine and what is going wrong, at any stage of a person’s life, in thought like a SWOT analysis. The Astrology Chart can determine all aspects of life, such as education, health, mental peace, job, business, career, profession, wealth, matchmaking, marriage, love, childbirth, parents, family, migration, vehicle, and so forth.
The reading or interpretation of the Astrology Chart can reveal about aspects like a person’s personality type, temperament, nature, better career options, relationship compatibility, etc. A native can leverage the good part of the Astrology Chart reading, and a native can take precautionary measures towards any threats or weaknesses.
What is the prerequisite to have a detailed Astrology Chart made?
The best Astrology Chart outcomes happen with the most accurate information on a person’s date-time-place of birth. However, if a native does not know about his-her exact date-time of birth, then there are other Astrology methods like on consultation with estimations, but the outcome result may not be as good or accurate as of the ones with precise date-time-place of birth.
What are the different types of Charts in Astrology?
Broadly, globally any Chart can be classified into two main types – Western Astrology Chart and the Indian Astrology Chart. The core concept is the same, but there are some minor differences, such as the shadowy ‘planet’ Rahu is called North Node, Ketu is called South Node, etc. Rahu and Ketu are not commonly used in Western Astrology. Western Astrology also regards extreme outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in their Chart system; whereas, in the Indian Astrology, though these planet names are mentioned in scriptures, such as Uranus is called Arun, but the use or inference is less.
Though there are numerous charts in Astrology that are used in different parts of the world, some of the common ones are discussed below.
Examples of different types of Charts are: Ascendant-Lagna Chart, Sun Chart, Moon Chart, Navamsa Chart, Chalit Chart.
Commonly, Rashi-horoscope or Ascendant-Lagna Chart and Navamsa Chart are interpreted side-by-side due to the importance of both. Navamsa Chart is a divisional Chart that is further divided into subparts. The main purpose is to further fine-tune the outcome of Chart interpretation and result. Navamsa Chart is also called the D9 Chart. Sanskrit word Nav means 9. There are other divisional Charts such as the D60 Chart called Shashtymsha Chart in Vedic Astrology. Another type is the Lal Kitab Astrology Chart that is also useful for remedies to problems.
In brief, how are the Astrology Charts different?
The basic ingredients of all the Charts are quite much the same, that is, the same number of 12 Houses, planets, celestial bodies, etc. but they vary in aspects, differ a little in the way of interpretation-analysis, purpose, etc. Basically, the purpose of reading a specific chart system can be different. For example, Navamsa is commonly used for mid and older age natives as well. Many find the Lal Kitab Astrology user-friendly and easy to do remedies for problems.
A Mantra for all the planets, NavaGraha is—
(Note: There are specific Mantras for specific purposes; must consult a Priest or Astrologer)
Brahma Murari Tripuraatakaaree Bhaanu Shashi Bhoomi Suto Budhashch Gurushch Shukr Shani Raahu Ketav Sarve Graha Shaanti Kara Bhavantu
ब्रह्मा मुरारी त्रिपुरांतकारी भानु: शशि भूमि सुतो बुधश्च। गुरुश्च शुक्र शनि राहु केतव सर्वे ग्रहा शांति करा भवंतु।।
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