What is a natal chart?
In astrology, your natal chart (sometimes called birth
chart) is a graph that shows the positions of the planets
and astrological houses in the sky at the moment of
How is my natal chart different from my horoscope?
Your natal chart is much more detailed and accurate than
your horoscope. A popular horoscope considers only the
position of the Sun, whereas your natal chart includes
hundreds of pieces of data. Mark Twain once said: "The
difference between a good word and the right word is like
the difference between fire and firefly." Similarly, your
popular horoscope may hold some hints of truth, but your
natal chart tells us the real story of your natural personality.
What can my natal chart show me?
Analyzing the planetary positions and relationships in your
natal chart affords a remarkably profound and revealing
glimpse into your natural character, with its inherent
strengths and weaknesses. Among other things, your natal
chart will tell you: A) what type of partner and relationship
you seek and will be best matched with, B) what type of
job or career your natural strengths and weaknesses are
best suited for, and C) obstacles that need to be overcome
in your life. Most importantly, your natal chart will help
you to understand your desires, motivations, and why you
are the way that you are.
Why do you need my exact time and place of birth to calculate my
For a natal chart to be accurate, we must know the exact
positions of the stars at the exact moment of your birth.
Since the houses of the zodiac revolve one degree every
four minutes, an accurate time of birth is necessary to
determine your Ascendant sign and some planetary
aspects. Although we can generate a natal chart without
these highly time-sensitive positions included, we'd much
rather give you the more accurate chart that is generated
with an exact time and place of birth.