Astrology for Beginners: How to Read a Birth Chart

I'm so excited to talk about ASTROLOGY for beginners. Let's learn to understand astrology on a deeper level and how to read a birth chart!

There's more to astrology than just your zodiac sign… welcome to the art of reading and interpreting celestial bodies 🌝. Astrology for beginners can be intimidating, but I hope you find something fascinating and discover more about yourself and your loved ones with this video.

Comment below with your primal triad!! I'm a libra sun, sagittarius moon, gemini rising 😸

The Astrological Signs

♈️ Aries (Ram)

  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Archetypes: The Warrior, The Pioneer, The Daredevil, The Survivor
  • Keywords: courage, will, fighter, fierce, dynamic, quick, competitive

♉︎ Taurus (Bull)

  • Element: Earth
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Archetypes: The Earth Spirit, The Musician, The Silent One
  • Keywords: serenity, nature, silence, music, dependable, sensual, creative

♊︎ Gemini (Twins)

  • Element: Air
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Archetypes: The Witness, The Teacher, The Storyteller, The Journalist
  • Keywords: observer, communication, curiosity, wonder, intelligence, expressive

♋︎ Cancer (Crab)

  • Element: Water
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Archetypes: The Mother, The Healer, The Invisible Man/Woman
  • Keywords: inward, feelings, nurturing, imaginative, kind, compassionate, protective

♌︎ Leo (Lion)

  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Archetypes: The King/Queen, The Performer, The Child, The Clown
  • Keywords: personality, performer, dramatic, charismatic, outgoing, prideful

♍︎ Virgo (Virgin)

  • Element: Earth
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Archetypes: The Servant, The Martyr, The Perfectionist, The Analyst
  • Keywords: purity, perfection, service, detailed, practical, loyal, analytical

♎︎ Libra (Scales)

  • Element: Air
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Archetypes: The Lover, The Artist, The Peacemaker
  • Keywords: peace, harmony, balance, beauty, paradox, calm, diplomatic, gracious

♏︎ Scorpio (Scorpion)

  • Element: Water
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Archetypes: The Detective, The Sorcerer, The Hypnotist
  • Keywords: intensity, deep feeler, introspective, passionate, stubborn, resourceful

♐︎ Sagittarius (Archer)

  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Archetypes: The Gypsy, The Student, The Philosopher
  • Keywords: adventurous, seeks novelty & the foreign, optimistic, funny, generous, open-hearted

♑︎ Capricorn (Sea Goat)

  • Element: Earth
  • Mode: Cardinal
  • Archetypes: The Hermit, The Father, The Prime Minister
  • Keywords: worldly power, integrity, climber, patient, practical, disciplined, serious, independent

♒︎ Aquarius (Water-Bearer)

  • Element: Air
  • Mode: Fixed
  • Archetypes: The Genius, The Revolutionary, The Truth Sayer, The Scientist, The Exile
  • Keywords: freedom, individuality, truth, original, imaginative, uncompromising

♓︎ Pisces (Fishes)

  • Element: Water
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Archetypes: The Mystic, The Dreamer, The Poet, The Face Dancer
  • Keywords: consciousness, awareness, empathy, inner world, gentle, wise, artistic

The Planets

Sun (☉) – ego, core self, center of personality, self image, life force, personal power

Moon (☽) – feelings, emotion, sensitivity, mood, heart, subjectivity, soul

Mercury (☿) – intelligence, mind, thinking, logic, transmission of information (talking, teaching writing), reception of information (listening, learning, reading, observing)

Venus (♀︎) – beauty, harmony, creativity, love, relationships, equilibrium

Mars (♂︎) – will, aggression, assertiveness, freedom, independence, self-determination, enthusiasm

Jupiter (♃) – faith, vitality, confidence, expansiveness, generosity, cheerfulness, resilience of spirit

Saturn (♄) – self-discipline, self-respect, faith in one's destiny, peace with solitude

Uranus (♅) – individuality, capacity to authority, transcendence of cultural/social programming

Neptune (♆) – consciousness, spirit, soul, separation from ego/identity, sensitive/vulnerable area

Pluto (♇) – realization of one's destiny, truth seeking, desire to change the world, dreams, vision, conquest, transformation, a sense of purpose

The Houses

1: House of Personality (Ascendant) – personal identity, social identity, appearance, mask

2: House of Money – self esteem, money, possessions, self-respect, values

3: House of Communication – information gathering/sharing, mental activity, learning, communication

4: House of Home – home life, roots, inner security, unconscious & emotional underpinnings of personality

5: House of Children – pleasure, playfulness, creative self-expression, romance

6: House of Servants – responsibilities, skill & competence, devotion & self-sacrifice, service, self-improvement

7: House of Marriage – intimate relationships, marriage, partnerships, identification with others

8: House of Death – instinctive behavior, sexual desire/instinct, awareness of death/mortality, life after death

9: House of Journeys & Travel – confrontation of routine life, philosophy, ethics, personal world view, travel

10: House of Career – career, reputation, position in society, destiny

11: House of Friends – the future, plans, goals, friends, groups, movements, aspirations

12: House of Troubles – consciousness, death of ego, events & experiences that disrupt our identity

source: Pinterest / GoldRing Astrology

Birth Chart Resources

Learn more about astrological concepts

Fun fact: Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology) was an astrologer. Astrology + psychology are connected.

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