Astrology is an ancient practice that dates back at least five thousand years. It is considered the foundation of many other Hermetic sciences, and is based on the belief that the positions and movements of celestial bodies can provide insight into an individual’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, and potential future.
Astrology is a valuable tool for understanding the inner forces that drive us, as well as the lessons that our soul came to learn in this lifetime. It can reveal our talents and challenges, and help us identify where we are most likely to find fulfillment.
During an astrology reading, the reader will not only examine the individual’s natal chart (the chart of the moment of their birth) but also the current movement of the planets, called transits. Transits show the planetary energies at work in the individual’s present life, and can help them understand, prepare for, and make the best use of each period in their life.
Additionally, if the individual wishes, the reader can also look at the charts of people who are important to them. This can help them gain a deeper understanding of any of their relationships, whether it is with a prospective partner, a parent, or a difficult teenager. Astrology chart reading is also helpful for parents to understand their children better.
Even if the individual does not know the exact time of their birth, much valuable information can still be gained from an astrology reading. The reader can construct a chart for noon on the day of birth and take into account which information can be counted on and what cannot.