This report has been written to introduce you to the concepts of astrology and how to get
started with your natal chart. Astrology is a complex and meaningful science which takes
years to study and apply successfully; however, we would like to whet your appetite with this
report, and encourage you to deepen your understanding through other means.
Astrology is a study of the connection between planets and life on Earth. It is based on a
concept that energy patterns form between other planets and Earth; and that these energies
affect our lives as individuals and communities.
An astrological chart, also known as a horoscope, natal chart, or birth chart, records the
relationship between the planets and the signs of the Zodiac. Charts can be calculated for the
birth of a person, a community, an event or anything that seems momentous. The horoscope
is as individual and unique as a fingerprint.
When using these interpretations, please bear in mind that, inevitably, every chart will contain
some contradictory influences, and as a result certain interpretations of different items in the
same chart may seem difficult to reconcile. However, this may still be an accurate reflection
of your chart, as it is likely that you do experience conflicting desires, events and
circumstances in your life. Usually it is the responsibility of an astrologer to synthesise these
apparent contradictions in order to present a cohesive and meaningful interpretation of the
dilemmas of the chart.
Please also be aware of the fact that each person has positive and negative influences in the
chart, and therefore in their lives. The challenge is to accept and overcome the negative
influences, so that we can successfully focus on the positive traits. This report outlines both
influences, and therefore parts may be difficult to accept. Any advice given is meant to be an
aid to a person taking responsibility for their own lives. The ultimate decision rests with each
individual. The author and publisher accept no liability for any adverse effects of this report