You will find below the horoscope of Paul Hewitt (astrologer) with his interactive chart, an excerpt of his astrological portrait and his planetary dominants. It is called the Career Report, and while it is based upon astrology, there is no mention of signs or planets or anything astrological My name is Paul Hewitt.
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When I discovered this little gem , was so grateful…. Book of the Month. What does an Astrologer Do? Who is Shawn Limbach? There is not much in the heavens that is not cyclical— happening over and over. It is this repeating pattern that enables us to recognize heavenly events.
The Moon goes through four phases every 29 days- first quarter New Moon ; second quarter; third quarter Full Moon ; and fourth quarter. This waxing and waning of the Moon continues endlessly in an absolutely predictable pattern. The Sun returns to the solstice points spring, sum- mer, autumn, and winter predictably year after year. Each planet has its own unique fixed orbit around the Sun that is absolutely predictable. The planets, Moon, and Sun have predictable, repeating relationships to each other in space.
All of these are circles or cycles. Astrology is a study of those events where there is a return or cycling. The cosmos is a vast clock— wheels within wheels within wheels to which we all respond. A cosmic dance that performs endlessly. A horoscope chart is a time slice of this vast cosmic performance. The clock is stopped, in a manner of speak- ing This is why the date, time, and place of birth are im- portant. The moment of birth is a significant moment to stop the clock and examine the cosmic arrangement. Any important event is worth a cosmic snapshot.
Some impor- tant dates are birth, marriage, children, etc. Any moment in time" that a person considers significant is the kind ot event worthy of having a horoscope chart cast for it. By studying the planetary arrangement for a given moment, the astrologer can gain an accurate picture of what has happened on earth at that moment. This is what astrology is all about. This may sound like science fiction to you at this point, but believe me, it is very real.
Astrol- ogy works! Those of you who have had a chart cast and in- terpreted by a competent astrologer know that it is real.
One common misconception about astrologers is that they have their heads in the clouds. It is true that we have one eye to the heavens, but, most of all, we are con- cerned with the here and the now, with everyday events.
We have learned to notice cycles and they fascinate us. We study these cycles with great attention. Our interest in the heavens springs from our experience here on earth with the endless cycles and events surrounding us — into which each of us is born and must live.
Now I want to introduce you to some of the terms and tools of astrology. Keep in mind that the end result of astrology is to provide a tool that enables you to under- stand and live life better. The primary purpose of natal astrology is to construct a horoscope chart based on specific birth data and then to interpret the meanings in the chart in order to ascertain important information about the person whose birth data was used.
Thus the horoscope chart is the principal tool for natal astrology. The horoscope chart is called by various other names also: natal chart, natal horoscope, chart wheel, radix wheel or chart, birth chart, etc. Figure 1 is a full blown na- tal horoscope chart. Look at it a few moments. At this point I don't expect you to understand what you are looking at. It is probably just a confusing jumble of symbols and numbers. We will be referring back to figure 1 many more times to explain parts of it. By the time you finish this book you will be able to read figure 1, or any other horoscope chart, with the same ease and enjoyment as when you 8 1 Astrology for Beginners read a novel.
For now, I just want you to know what a horoscope chart looks like. These calculations include the positions for the Sun, Moon and eight planets in the zodiac for the moment selected plus several other sensitive points ascendant, midheaven, etc. You are at the center of the wheel the earth surrounded by the heavens. The glyphs are part of the special language of astrology, which you will learn in a later chapter.
For now, just be concerned with the concepts, not the specifics. The zodiac is a convenient way to measure where a given planet is in the sky. Planet positions are measured within the signs by degrees, minutes and sec- onds. My Moon is at 9 degrees and 42 minutes of the sign Gemini. You can see this in figure 1. Look at the 10th house top of chart in the pie-slice numbered You will see a symbol that looks like the moon with numbers below it.
The "H" represents Gemini.
The 09 and 42 tell the degrees and minutes of Gemini where the moon was located when I was born. Most chart wheels give the planet positions both on the wheel and in a list outside the wheel. As you can see in figure 1, the planet positions are also listed in a chart be- low the wheel. Proponents of one house system often feel very deeply that their method of dividing the heavens is the most significant. To better understand the next paragraph, you need to know.
The word "cusp" is the name of the lines in the chart that mark the beginning of a house. The houses are those twelve pie-shaped wedges in figure I. The natal chart is read counterclockwise starting with the ascendant labeled ASC at the left side of figure 1 , which is the horizontal line between the 12th and 1st house.
Hence, the cusp of the 1st house is also the ascen- dant. Most systems agree that the ascendant marks the first house cusp, the descendent marks the 7th, the mid- heaven marks the 10th, and the nadir marks the 4th house cusp. The 1st house cusp is on the extreme left hand side of the wheel and the 10th house cusp is on the top. The 7th and 4th are simply opposite the 1st and 10th. The remaining house cusps 2nd, 3rd.
It is these intermediate cusps that differ in general from one house system to another. I'm sure all this sounds confusing, and it is. It con- fused me when I was a beginner.
Just let it rest lightly on your mind. It will clear up as we go on. For now, I just want to give you some notion of what house cusps and house systems are. The most popular house systems m use today are the Placidian and Koch houses. The Placidian house system is used in this book. Simphsti- cally, Placidian merely refers to a specific mathematical approach to erecting a natal horoscope chart. Give it no more concern. There are some other techniques that can be used in conjunction with the natal chart: TRANSITS: The natal chart can be compared to a chart that is cast for the current date.
Transits will be dis- cussed only superficially in this book to give you some fa- miliarity as a beginner. The study of transits, in my judg- ment, goes beyond the scope of "beginner.
As we have just seen in the preceding sec- tion, transit charts are charts progressed to a future date by the regular movement of the planets in the sky. As- trologers have a wide variety of alternate methods of pro- gressing a chart. By this method, one day 24 hour revolution is equated with one year seasonal cycle of life.
Thus the 35th day after birth is considered to represent the 35th year after birth, and so on. A chart for the 35th day after birth is calculated and compared to the natal chart. This will only be discussed superficially in this book to give you some familiarity, but progressions definitely go be- yond the scope of beginner. In this technique, a chart is calculated for the precise time that the Sun or Moon returns to the position it had at your birth. Thus if your natal Sun was at 25 degrees and 48 minutes of the sign Cancer, a solar return chart would be one cast for when the Sun returned to this identical spot during the current year.
This chart is then compared to the Natal Chart.