The date and time of your birth is the starting point of your personal horoscope. The position of the planets at that time (a certain planet can be in conjunction with another planet or a certain planet is invisible to us at that point in time) is used to figure out a description of someone’s personality and chances in their career and private life at a later time.
The person who draws up horoscopes and astrology charts depicting the position of the planets at someone’s birth is called an astrologer. In mundane astrology the astrologer calculates the astrological chart (positions of the planets) and this represents the positions of the planets seen from our earth. A birth horoscope is also known as a so-called natal chart and is used for many different purposes of which character analysis is only one option.
People interested in mundane astrology also make use of astrology when it comes to making important decisions in their lives. An astrology chart can be made up for a certain period of time and the astrologer will be able to tell whether the positions of the planets are right for things such as job interviews, travelling and even for picking a date to get married. In this case a star chart will be drawn up for the exact time and date on which an occasion will take place. Sometimes people who are firm believers of astrology actively plan their special occasions on favourable dates.
In a horoscope drawing the heavens are usually divided into so-called houses. The houses correspond with areas in life such as work, love, travel etc. If a certain planet is positioned in a certain house at the time and date for which the horoscope has been drawn up, the astrologer can deduct a meaning out of these facts. For example; if the planet corresponding with travel is located in the ‘house’ of travel you could conclude that a certain date will be a good time to travel. But astrology can get even more specific than that. In mundane astrology a chart can be drawn up even for specific day, hour or minute. This enables people to plan important occurrences in their life so that the positions of the planets are favourable.
Whether you ‘believe’ in astrology or not, it certainly is an interesting topic about which many books have been written. There are guides on the Internet that tell you how to draw up your own birth chart. Even if you do not adhere any meaning to the concept of astrology it can be interesting to see what the universe looked like when you were born. Attempting to construct your own star chart can be great fun and there are plenty of books available for astrology beginners. You can even order a star chart online if you don’t feel like making one yourself.