How to Read Your Astrology Chart (Video Lesson): Birth Charts 101


Go beyond your Sun sign horoscope and learn how to read your birth (natal) chart, with this easy-to-follow video tutorial by The AstroTwins.

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Watch and learn as we explain, step by step, how to interpret the planets, zodiac signs and 12 houses of your birth chart. To begin, you’ll need to do a free chart and keep it handy.

To cast a free chart, you need your time, date and place of birth. Don’t know your time? Start by checking your birth certificate. If it’s not there or you don’t have the certificate, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state (if you were born in the U.S.) for a copy. If that doesn’t yield a birth time, resort to old-school tactics. Ask any relatives who were there to get as close of an estimate as possible, or (if that doesn’t work) use 12:00 noon.

(Related reading: What Is An Astrology Chart? The Birth Chart Explained.)

Your birth chart will reveal the blueprint of your soul, as it maps the exact positions of all the planets at your time of birth, a unique map that can show your strengths and weaknesses and purpose in this lifetime.

Download supplemental PDFs mentioned in the video: