Basic Astrological Chart Interpretation

Study and take notes on the influence of the Sun. Note what sign the Sun is in. Learn about that sign and study the influence of the Sun being expressed through that sign. 

Study and take notes on the influence of the Moon. Note what sign the Moon is in. Learn about that sign and study how the moon is expressed through that sign.

Then study and take notes on the influence of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. Note what signs these planets are in. Learn about those signs and study how each planet is expressed through those signs.

Study and take notes on the first house and what it represents. Note the sign that is on the cusp, this will be your ascendant/ rising sign. Describe the influence the Significator (ruling planet of the ascendent), and Co rulers, according to the sign. Learn the influence of this sign rising. Note any planets that are located in the first house. Learn how the planets react to being in this house. Make notes as to whether they are home, in detriment, fall etc... List any aspects to that planet.

Study and take notes on the second, third, fourth (Nadir), fifth, sixth, seventh (descendant), eighth, ninth, tenth (Mid Heaven/ MC), eleventh and twelfth houses and what they represent. Note what signs are on which cusps, and learn there influence on this house. Note the influence of the rulers and co- rulers of that housel Take notes as to which planets are in which houses and there influence in those houses. List any and all aspects to those planets.

When noting the planets in the houses, make a note as to which house they rule (the house in which the sign(s) they rule are located on the cusps). Keep in mind whether or not the planets in question are in their home sign, exaltation, detriment, or fall.

  1. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

This is derived from the combined influences of the ascending sign, planet ruling the Ascendant, and the sign in which it is here located, together with it's principle aspects and the planets which may be in the Ascendant. This combination is usually so difficult to delineate correctly, that the average student had best omit it.

  1. INDIVIDUALITY (inherent tendencies, capabilities, and abilities, inner qualities)

Read the description of the sign occupied by the Sun. Read the house occupied by the Sun. Note which house the Sun rules in the chart and read it's influence. Note which cusp Leo occupied, as the Sun is the ruler of that particular house. Make notes on the influence of major aspects to the Sun.

  1. PERSONALITY (outward expressions which characterize, that which distinguishes to others)

Read the influence of the Ascendant. Read the sign occupied by the planet which rules the sign on the cusp of the First House. Read the major aspects to that planet. If any planets are in the First House, read their influence by house and sign. Read the influence of the Moon by sign, house and principle aspects.

  1. FINANCES

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the Second House. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet by sign and house and it's

principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the Second House, read it's influence by sign and house int occupies, then by sign and house it rules, in the chart.

  1. MENTALITY

Note the sign which occupies the cusp of the Third House. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet by sign and house and it's principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the third House, read it's influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart. The mental rulers are th Sun, Moon, and Mercury, although all of the planets have an influence on the mind, especially the ruler of the Ascendant, and the rulers of the Third and the Ninth Houses. Also Satrun and Uranus if in aspect to the Mental rulers. Read their delineations according to the aspects they form. Uranus rules the intuition.

  1. JOURNEYS

Note which sign occupies the cuosp of the Third House. Read it's influence and trhat of it's ruling planet by sign, and house andit's principle aspects. The ThirdHouse relates to short trips and short journeys. Shoud any planet occupy the Third House, read it's influence by sign and houlse, then by sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. HOME LIFE

Note which sign occuppies the cusp of the Forunth House. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet by sign and house and its principle aspects. The Fournth house relates to father property environment and home life. Should any planet occupy the Fournth House, read it's influence by sign and house a then by the sign and houseit rules in the chart.

  1. PLEASURES

Note which sign occupeies the cusp of the Fifth House. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet by sign and houes and it's

principle aspects. The fifth house relates to pleasure, sports speculation and love affairs. Should any planet occupy the fifth houlse, read its influence by sign and house, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. CHILDREN

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the fifth house. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet bvy sign and houlsde andits'

principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the fifth house, read its influence by the sign and house it occupieds, then by the sign and house it rules in

the chart. The nature of the sign occupied by the moon, and its aspects are to be consdered carefully in this question. The moon in Cancer, Scorpio , Pisces or Tarurs makes the native fruitful and if in good aspect to Jupiter or Venus, it usually gives a large family. The moon angular (in first fourth seventh or tenth house ) increases the number of children. The moon , jupiter, or venus in the fifth or eleventh house is a favorable testimony for children. The sun in the fifth house is a fruitful sign, and well aspected by the moon or venus is a testimony for producing many children or children

of exceptional physical appearance. Consider the Fifth and Eleventh house (the eleventh house

because it is the fifth one of the partner) Fruitful signbs covering these cusps are favorable and increase the number of children. A fruitful sign ascending or the Sun in a fruitful sign is favorable for children. Barren signs on the cusps of the first, fifth, or eleventh House or the Sun in a barren sign, decrease fertility and lessen the chances for offsprings. The moon in Aries, Leo or Sagitarius, or afflicted by Uranus Satrun, or Mars, or the Sun, lessens the chance for any children also. Uranus, Satrun, Mars or the Sun in the Fifth or Eleventh House denies children or destroys them According to the nature of the sign, aspect and dignity of the planet. Mercury and Neptune depend upon the aspects received and the nature of the sign occupied. When the testimony is for children and the cusp of the Fifth House is covered by a feminine sign, and it's ruler a feminie planet, most of the children will be girls When the sign and it's ruler are masculine, most will be boys The Fifth House shows the first child; the Seventh Houses the second; the Ninth House the third child,; the Elbenth house the foruth, the First Houser the fifth child; the 3rd the 6th child; the 5th the seventh child and so on around the circle; By children menat not alone those who live to be born and reared but ALL conceptions. If the Fifth house shows children adn the elebenth house denies them, or vice versa, some will live and some will die. If malefic influences i\the seventh house the second child may die, and so on. If the ruler of one of these houses is heavily afflicted, there is danger of losing the child

  1. HEALTH

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the 6th houlse. Read it's influence and that of it's ruling planet by sign and house and it's

principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the sixthe houlse, read it's influence by the sign and houlse it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules

in the chart. In spleaking for health , look to the Sun for a male and the Moon for a female.

Sun in good aspect to the Moon, Mars or Jupitier is favorable for good health and a strong constitution with an abundance of vitality,

especially if the Sun is in the First House. Sun or Moon in the Sixth House is not good for health; Uranus there indicates peculiar and compoex disorders, although there should be a chance of recovery by emplying methods harmonizing with the nature of Uranus, such as electric, magnetic, treatments, etc.....

Oriental ( eastern half; begins with the 4th house cusp and ends at the Midheaven) positions f the planets dsignify short, sudden, sharp attacs of sickness, but Occidental (Western half; begins at the Tenth House cusp, incluede the Ascendant, ends with the 4th house cusp ) positions produce serious, long lingering sickness. Remember to look to the Moon and it's aspects when judging the health of a female. If the Moon is in adverse aspect to Venus, it weakens and deranges the constitution, and indicates anoying periodical sickness The particular physical ailments which one is liable are judged by the Ascendant and by the signs occupied by the malfic planets (Saturn and Mars and Uranus), especially if any of them afflict the sun or Moon; also judge by the sign which the Sun or Moon is in when so afflicted.

  1. MARRIAGE-PARTNERSHIPS

Note which sign occupies th cusp of the 7th house. Read it's influence and that of its ruing planet by sign and house and it's principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the seventh House, read it's influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by the signb and house it rules in th echart. Moon and Venus rule attractions in a male chart; Sun and Mars in a female chart. If the Moon and Venus (or the Sun and Mars in a female chart) are strong and free from afflictions expecially by Saturn, the native has an early attraction. The Sun or Moon in the 5th or 7th house and aspectded to several planets causes an early attraction. Fruitful signs on the cusps of the Fifth and Sevent Houses are favorable for an early union. When Saturn afflicts Sun or Moon, it delays marriage and

should these planets be weak and Saturn strong, and barren signs on the cusps of the First and 5th houses, the native is not likely to marry.

If the Sun or Moon applies to more than one aspect it signifies more than one union; two aspects, tow unions,; 3 aspects three unions, etc.. Astrology shows the union of affections regarldess of whetther the unions are made leghal or not according to the laws of the land. If the Sun or Moon be in Gemini, Sagitarius of Pisces, more than one union is denoted. If Saturn afflicts the Sun or Moon, death of rthe partner is

signified, or coldness dev.,elops begtween them. In a female chart, if the Sun is afflicted by Uranus, she is liable to go astray. Saturn afflicting th Sun, the husband is likely to be miserly, gloomy, crude, unfortunate and somewhat sickly, Mars afflicting th Sun, the husband may be hot tempered, coarse, and

harsh; Venus afflicting the Sun, a passionate partner. Moon afflicting the Sun, a changeable partner. Jupiter afflicting th Sun indicaties a partner liable to finacial losses. In a male chart, when the Moon aspects Uranus men cohabit with married women; if Venus aspects Uranus they cohabit with single females. In either chart, male or female, if Uranus, Neptune or Saturn be in either the 1st, 5th, or 7th house it is seldom that the native leads an entirley chaste life. Jupiter or Venus in the 7th house gives great domestic happiness and comfort; well aspected, gain by marriage. The Sun or Moon in the Sevent House is favorable but much depends upon the aspects and the dignity by sign. The Moon (in a male chart) afflicted by Uranus, Saturn or Mars indicates heavy misfortune for the wife through accident, sickness or opperation adn danger of her demise. The Sun (in a female chart) afflicted in a like manner affects the husband Neptune in affliction with Venus indicates deception in courtship and marriage. Uranus in advcerse aspect with Venus indicates mistrust, separation, and danger of scandals. Saturn in adverse aspect with Venus indicates delays, trouble sorrow, and disappointments. Mars in adverse aspect with Venus indicates suspicion and irriability. Very little happiness, comfort or prosperity is experienced if Uranus, Saturn or Mars occupy the Sevent House (unless they are well dignified and aspected) and if they are afflicted therin the union will prove a very unfortunate event.

  1. LEGACIES

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the 8thge house. Read it's influence hand that of its' ruling planet by sign and house and it's principle aspects. The 8th house rules legacies, bequests, money recieved through insurance, and matters connected with the goods or property of the dead. Should any planet occupy the 8th house, read it's influence by sign, house and then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. DEATH

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the 8th house. Read its' influence and that of its ruling planet by sign and house and it's principle aspects. Should any planet occupy the 8th house, read it's influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart. The time or date of death is a difficult thing to ascertain definitly, and even if known ist is seldom wise to announce it, but the kind of death is often signified by the Sun, Moon, ruleer of the Ascendant, Sixth and Eigth houses. If these planets are afflicted by malefics in the oriental half of the chart, violent or sudden death is denoted. Occidental planets and aspects point more to death by sickness. The lights/ luminaries (Sun and Moon) afflicted and malefics elevated above them (higher, or closer to the 10th house cusp) show violent death. Sun or Moon in conjunction with Mars in the First, Sixth, Eigth , or Tenth house indicates sudden death, especially if Uranus or Saturn add a testimon of affliction. death is usually caused by a combination of aspects. Neptune indicates a mysterious death by gas, drowning, drugs or poisons. Uranus shows strange deaths, usually sudden and unexpected, through inventions, electricity, lightlning, railroads, vehicles, explosions, travel or suicide. Saturn denotes colds, consumption, dropsy, spleen disorder, and chronic diseases., Jupiter shows death by liver troubles, blood

disorders, apoplexy or inflammation of the lungs. Mars indicates fevers, smallpolx, bladder troubles, erysibelas, burst blood vessesl, hemorrhage, miscarriage, abortion, strangury cuts, burns, scalds, and wounds. Death is usually the esult of a short, sudden attack of sickness. The sun shows heart troubles, fevers or constituional weakness. Venus shows kidney or functional derangement. Mercury indicates brain, nervouse or intestinal disorders. The Moon inclines to stomch troubles public death, by drowning, etc... according to the aspects.

  1. VOYAGES

Note which sign occupies the cusp of the 9th house. Read its influence and that of its ruling planet by sign and house and it's

principle aspects. The 9th house relates to long journeys, voyages, foreign countries, foreign affairs, foreigners and all places remote form

theat of birth (regardless of country borders). Should any planet occupy the 9th house, Readd its influence by

the sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. EDUCATION AND HIGHER MIND

Note the sign which occupies the cusp of the 9th house. Read its influence and that of its ruling planet by sign adn house and its academic achievements, invention and scientific attainments. Should any planet occupy the 9th house, read its influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. OCCUPATION

Note the sign which occupies the cusp of the 10th and 6th houses. Read their influence, and that of their ruling planets by sign and house and their principle aspects. It is difficult ot disignate the exact occupation for several reasons. Some persons have no choice in the matter... In this respect, the 10th house may be regarded as designating the ideal or self chosen occupation, and the 6th house, work, service, drudgery carried on under dislike, distaste, protest or force of circumstances. On the other hand, many choose a line of work not because of any particular liking for it, but for monetary gain, therby bringin their

occupation largly under the rule of the Second house. Any planet in the Tenth house will show in what direction the natural desires may lead, by blending the nature of the planet with the nature of the sign it occupies, and the aspect which it may behold. The nature of the planet and the quality of its aspects will determine the benefits or difficulties of the occupation. It is necassary also to note the strongest planet in the natal chart by house, sign and aspect. With most of the planets in the map below the earth, or weak, or mostly in mutable signs, the native should be in the employ of others. If above the earth, strong or well aspected, the native may be the employer of others. If the majority of planets are in Air Signs, a profession should be chosen, but if in the Earth Signs a business would be best. The Sun and its aspects are very important in htis matter. Mercury in conjunction with the Sun inclines to success in bookkeeping, accounting, clerking, secrttarioal and literary work. Venus in good aspect to the Sun inclines to success as a jeweler , musician, artist, actor, photographer, etc.. the Sun in good aspect to Mars inclines to success in military affairs, work with iron and steeel, dentist , barber, butcher, surgeon, chemist, or agent. In good aspect to Jupiter, inclineds to success as a lawler, clergyman, physicaian , banker, judge or senator; in good aspect ot Saturn, inclines to success in mining, agriculture, realestate, property, lead, coal or other minerals,; in good aspect to Uranus, inclines to success in public or governmental positions, or a s an engineer, electrician, inventor, astrologer, also as wa reporter, or a progressive paper; in good aspect to Neptune, inlines to success as a druggist, oil dealer, detective, spectlator, or success in some occult, inspirational or unusual pursuit., Moon in good aspect to the Suyn inlines to success with general public in liquids, common commodities, hawker, cabman, expressman, police, oyters, laundry, dairy, milk, sailors, fisherman or traveler. If many planets are in one sign, things signified by the sign and by the house gthey occupy will attract attention., but whether it will be fortunate or not depends upon the combination and the aspects. The most success will come through things indicated by the planet best aspected, and in connection with the sign and house it occupies in the chart. The Sun an dMoon in good aspect; Business and employment come readily and benefit through them; the adverse aspect of the Sun and Moon has a reverse affect. Moon afflicting Saturn; Likely to lose in business through financial slumps and depression and when out of employment have a hard time getting started again The Sun an dMoon in good aspect are very favorable for employment and business, denoting rabid advancement; Sun afflicting Mars,didagreement with emplyers and danger of accidents.

  1. HONORS

Note the sign which occupies the cusp of the 10th house. Read it's influence and that of its ruling planet by sign and house and its principle aspects. The Tenth House rules honors, fame and affairs of the the country or government. Should any planet occupy the Tenth house, read its influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. FRIENDS

Note the sign which occupies the cusp of the Eleventh House. Read its influence and that of its ruling planet by sign and house and it's principle aspects. The 11th house rulers friends and also hopes and wishes. Should any planet occupy the Eleventh House, read its influence by sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.

  1. RESTRICTIONS

Note the sign which occupiues the cusp of the Twelfth House. Read its influence and that of its eruling planet by sign and house and its principle aspectss. The 12th house relates to unseen and unexpected troubles, secret enemies, secret sorrows, self undoing, jails, hospitals, and secret or occult side of life. Should any planet occupy the 12th house, read its influence by the sign and house it occupies, then by the sign and house it rules in the chart.