Like a good mechanic, I feel that you were paying me to look under the hood. This means essentially that you really don’t have to know anything about astrology just let the mechanic do the work; in this case your celestial mechanic.
Charts, grids, and wheels – these are based on your calendar month, date, time of birth, and location.
YOUR BIRTH OR NATAL CHART:
Depicts your initial conditions, gifts and talents, baggage and above all – what you came here to work on and work thru. It’s also a starting point in your journey of discovery.
YOUR SOLAR RETURN CHART:
A Solar Return chart is an astrology chart calculated for the moment when the Sun returns to its exact natal position. It is a powerful technique for examining the themes and issues that will arise for you during your solar year – the year that runs from birthday to birthday. Often the turning point represented by your birthday time of the year brings a new phase of your life into existence, and the Solar Return chart helps you to examine this new perspective on your life and what your year may bring. The powerful delineations in this report can be used for forecasting the year ahead or for investigating the dynamics of your current year.
TRANSIT CHART AND ‘CHEAT SHEET’:
Astrological transits are a part of what is usually called predictive astrology, the claim of astrology to predict or forecast future trends and developments. Most astrologers nowadays regard the term ‘prediction’ as something of a misnomer, as modern astrology does not claim to directly predict future events as such. Instead, it is claimed that an astrological pattern with regard to the future can correspond with any one of a variety of possibilities. What is in fact foretold is the trend of circumstances and the nature of the individual’s reaction to the situation.
In other words, progressed and transiting movements of the planets indicate phases in the individual’s life when the potential shown in the natal chart will be given opportunities for development, whether through favourable or unfavourable circumstances.
The patterns formed 25 days after the person’s birth are considered to be symbolic of the person’s 25th year of life, and indicate potential tendencies and trends for the year. Secondary progressions are considered by the majority of astrologers to be the most important form of progression.