Learn Astrology – The Natural Chart

In our previous lesson, we learned that gaining mastery in astrology takes years of dedication, study, and practice, however, there are basic fundamentals which all astrologers need to know which can be learned fairly quickly with some solid effort.

The Astrology Fundamentals All Astrologers Need to Know

Below is a graphical representation of the fundamentals of astrology. It it referred to the as the Natural Chart, Natural Horoscope, Flat Chart, or Flat Wheel. It contains the zodiac signs, the astrological houses, planetary rulers, dualities, modalities, elements, qualities, triplicities, and even quadruplicities, if you can believe it. The Natural Chart represents the basic framework behind an astrology chart. Get to know the symbols and their relationships on this chart, and you’ll be on your way to a solid foundation in the basics of astrology.

The Natural Chart

Natural Chart in Astrology

It looks complicated. So how do we begin to understand it? Good question. Let’s take a stripped down version of the Natural Chart into outer space and re-build it piece by piece to get a handle on what it really represents.

The 12 HOUSES of the Zodiac

Check out the image below and imagine that you’re an astronaut in outer space looking at the earth, and that the heavens are divided up into 12 divisions. These divisions represent the 12 astrological houses of the zodiac (House 1, House 2, etc). Note that we always number the houses in the fashion shown below (1-12, counter-clockwise, starting with #1 in that same position).

earth in space with astrological houses

The 12 SIGNS of the Zodiac

These 12 divisions also signify the 12 signs of the zodiac (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc.). And given our “Natural Chart/Flat Wheel” model, the zodiac signs line up in their “natural” order and are the “natural” zodiac sign for the specific house number (Aries in House 1, Taurus in House 2, etc.) as follows:

earth in space with astrological houses and zodiac signs

Okay, now we’re getting somewhere. But I’m guessing that if you’re a beginner, you may not know the zodiac signs by their glyph symbol.  This takes us to our next lesson of astrology fundamentals.

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