The Language of Astrology
Natal, Transit, and Current Astrology
At first glance you might just think that astrology is about planets moving through the sky relative to our position on Earth. You would be correct!
But there's so much more to astrology than that. Each planet, constellation, and house carries its own designated personality, element, strength, and weakness, which then effects how these energies interact with one another. Take a look at this integrated astrology chart for rulerships, exaltions, and associations that you might not have been aware.
Just as the moon pulls the tides, the planets exert a force on our lives. Sure, that force might be more subtle, but it’s a force that exists nonetheless and serves as an accurate and helpful tool for self-analysis, healing, inspiration, and spirituality.
As an astrologer, I like to categorize readings into Natal Astrology, Transit Astrology, and Current Astrology.
Natal Astrology addresses the placements of planets and asteroids within constellations, and then also within a superimposed theoretical circle chart, also referred to as an ephemeris, which also designates fixed points (ASC, MC, IC, DSC) and houses. Understanding your natal astrology chart is wonderful for anyone with an interest in their own psychology, karma, or self-mastery. I was drawn to astrology in a search to understand why I am the way I am. The natal chart can also confirm or help us discover our talents, career paths, and desires in this lifetime. For anyone who has ever wondered, “Why am I this why?” Or “Why does this keep happening to me?” I would suggest looking into your natal astrology chart. From my viewpoint as an evolutionary astrologer, the natal chart is like a code of a person’s soul desires, fears, karmic past, and highest possible future. I look at planetary placements on the chart as points on a map that guide the viewer to a holistic understanding of a person’s core essence, interests, and challenges in this lifetime.
Transit Astrology examines how the current planets are energetically interacting with your natal placements and natal house configuration. For instance, if transiting Jupiter is moving through your second house of finances, we can interpret that jupiter is interacting with that element of your personal life in some way, depending on other aspects and the planets you have in that natal house. This type of astrology is used to generate daily or weekly horoscopes for the signs, but will not address your unique chart. You'll need an in-depth app, or even better, a professional astrologer, to help you with those specifics! I offer transits readings as well a longer-term astrological coaching program that utilizes the natural movement of the stars to help you align with your goals over 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year. I am so excited to share this offering and can’t wait to get into the specifics of how transit astrology has lined up with and allowed me to level up my life!
Current Astrology looks at how the current planetary placements are influencing the collective energies on Earth right now in day to day life. This is similar to transit astrology but less specific to you as individual and geared more towards planet-wide energies that affect everyone. This type of astrology is like weather forecasting, in that it can say without being specific to any one sign the overall influence or focus of the current constellation on the collective consciousness.
As we move into fall and winter time, the natural inclination for many of us is to turn inward. This can be a great time for self analysis and exploration. If you are desiring to learn more about your Natal Chart or any kind of astrological, esoteric, or metaphysical information, please reach out to me via my instragram @ascensionastrology