A Birth Chart Wheel is composed of a variety of information such as planetary symbols, planetary house positions, and the interrelationship of the sun, moon, and planets to the next. It is usually shown in a form of a zodiac wheel containing the planets which are positioned in the midst of a wheel of 12 Houses and you are in the middle or at the heart of the wheel. These wheels symbolize the cycles that all living things have undergone periodically on this planet while the symbols shown stand for the astrological signs, planets and, other birth chart factors representing forces which may influence your life at any given time.
These astrological aspects stand for a coded set of drives in your subconscious which may be triggered and brought to your consciousness by instances in your life, providing you with a variety of choices that are determined by your character. Understanding the symbols that make up the chart reveals these characters.
The birth charts, also known as natal chart or astrology chart, give astrologers a diagram of the heavens at the moment you were born, from the point of view of your birth coordinates. It provides a visual illustration of the planets and their arrangement at the time of your birth from the location of your birth. The natal chart is used by astrologers as its vital starting point in interpreting an astrological profile. The birth chart is interchangeably referred to as a horoscope.
In ancient times, birth charts were not primarily drawn up for an individual’s birth times but they were cast for the time of certain significant events such as wars and festivals or crowning of kings and queens. Only pharaohs and kings have cast a birth chart for their birth time. Your real horoscope is your birth chart, but because the word horoscope has been cheapened and known nowadays to mean as a false daily prediction and is based only on your sun sign, so the word horoscope is not used anymore.
As seen on a birth chart wheel, the astrology signs are placed to give the idea of the process they did when a person was born. Interpreting these signs and symbols in your birth signs must be taken as a whole. Each separate bit of information must be blended into a one whole picture of an individual. It means that we cannot take one piece of information in the chart and decide that it will characterize the whole individual. This would be in error. One must not also give emphasis on one or other planetary interpretations and make it the defining factor of an individual. This would be a grave misinterpretation of the birth chart. One must synthesize all the data on the birth chart to make an accurate picture of the person.
Reading and understanding your birth chart wheel is a very wonderful activity for you will learn something about your future just by knowing the details of your birthday. If you do not known how to read your birth chart, free birth charts and free horoscopes are available online.