Gain insight into your astrological sign!
What’s your sign? is a question you may have been asked a time or two, or one that you often inquire about. Most of us know our overarching astrological sign — Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, etc. — but do you know the other common aspects of your natal chart?
Astrology Boutique in Chicago offers personalized astrology readings that can help you dive into your natal chart to help you connect with who you are as you navigate through life. Learn more about your natal chart today!
What’s a Natal Chart?
Not only does a natal chart identify what sign you’re born under, but it also gives you an exact snapshot of where the planets and other celestial bodies were at the exact moment of your birth. No two natal charts are exactly alike, which is what makes us all unique and express our personalities in different ways.
Beyond Your Sign
For a quick reference, here is the breakdown of astrological signs:
- Aquarius – Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
- Pisces – Feb. 19 – March 20
- Aries – March 21 – April 19
- Taurus – April – 20 – May 20
- Gemini – May 21 – June 20
- Cancer – June 21 – July 22
- Leo – July 23 – August 22
- Virgo – Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
- Libra – Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
- Scorpio – Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
- Sagittarius – Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
- Capricorn – Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Three important aspects in your natal chart that play a large role, include your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign.
Sun Sign – Your sun sign is also considered your main astrological sign and is where the sun was positioned on the day and time of your birth. These are the traits that essentially make you, you. For example, a common trait of Aries is a fiery and short temper, whereas Scorpios — if angry or annoyed — will typically suppress these feelings under a cool demeanor.
Moon Sign – Your moon sign is where the moon was positioned at your time of birth and represents your hidden self, your emotions, and what you were like as a child.
Rising Sign – Your rising (ascendant) sign centers on your social personality and how you project or show yourself to others.
Your sign not only reflects how the sun and moon emerge, but the other celestial bodies of the planets and where they were when you were born.
The innermost planets are often referenced in our natal charts because they are the closest to us — to Earth — and play a part in your thoughts, habits, and emotions, carrying a heavy influence on your daily life.
Mercury – Mercury is the planet of communication, hence why things go awry when it’s in retrograde!
Venus – Venus represents femininity and feminine energy — how you express it can play a role in where Venus was when you were born. Additionally, it’s also the planet of language and sheds light on romantic capabilities with others.
Mars – Mars is the planet of anger, aggression, passion, and how masculine energy is expressed.
Jupiter – Jupiter is the planet of luck, abundance, and philosophy, and also suggests where our sense of purpose might lie.
Saturn – Saturn can be thought of as wisdom, authority, and morality — the planet that helps teach us the hard lessons. If you’ve ever experienced an “aha” moment or a coming-of-age year, it’s likely your sun sign was in Saturn.
The outer-most planets, though they’re not as close in proximity, still play a vital role in your natal chart. Because they maneuver more slowly around the sun, the outer planets are thought to play a more generational role, rather than a daily role like the inner planets do.
Uranus – Uranus is thought to be quirky and eccentric and the ultimate disrupter of the status quo — a planet known for science and progress. Unconventional Uranus ushers in traits of liberation, rebellion, and genius.
Neptune – Neptune is all about dreams and fantasies and how you may escape this reality. Many people with a prominence of Neptune in their charts tend to be drawn towards spiritual paths.
Pluto – Pluto can often signal rebirth, but before rebirth, many experience what is known as the “dark night of the soul.” It’s all about transformation and the chaos before the calm.
Natal Chart Readings From Astrology Boutique in Chicago
If this post is getting your gears turning as you rehash what your sun, moon, and rising signs are and how the inner and outer planets play a role in your life, you may feel enthusiastic but so overwhelmed at the same time!
Natal charts contain a lot of moving parts and pieces that all fit into who you are. They can be revolutionary and fun, getting to know and understand the different traits you have. If you want to go deeper and learn more about your natal chart, Astrology Boutique is here to be your guide!