How to Interpret an Astrology Chart

How to Interpret an Astrology Chart

There are a number of different astrology charts out there. You can get one with a picture of the stars at the time of your birth or you can get one that lists various associations. For ease of explanation, I will show you a copy of mine (obtained at

Step 1: Figure out which planet is associated with each house.

The house is the number in the center and is also associated with a sign of the zodiac. For example, saying Uranus is in the 6th house is the same thing as saying Uranus is in Scorpio. 

In my case, Sun, Moon, Saturn, and North Node are all in Virgo. Mercury, Venus, and Pluto are in Libra. Ascendent is in Taurus (also known as the rising sign). Mars is in Cancer. Jupter is in Leo. Uranus is in Scorpio. Neptune is in Sagittarius. 


Step 2: Look up the meaning of the sign within the house where it is located on your astrology chart.

There is a really nice guide in Rev. Don’s Book of Astrology

I looked up the meaning of the Moon in Virgo. This book said “Those with the Moon in Virgo process their emotions analytically, seeking to understand and organize their inner experiences. They are practical and service-oriented, often finding emotional satisfaction in helping others. Virgo Moons value health and routine, and they may need to beware of becoming overly critical or anxious about imperfections.” For those of you who know me, you know this is pretty accurate.

Step 3: Figure out which signs have conjunctions.

A conjunction is when the signs are close to each other on the astrological chart. I’ll use the example of Mercury and Venus being close together. In Rev. Don’s Book of Astrology it says “Mercury Conjunct Venus weaves together the faculties of the mind with the graces of the heart, creating a harmonious blend of thought and feeling in communication. This placement enhances diplomatic skills, artistic expression, and a natural ability to connect with others on an intellectual and emotional level. Individuals with this Conjunction are adept at finding just the right words to convey beauty, values, and affection, often making them excellent mediators, writers, or artists.” And I’m definitely a writer.

Step 4: Next, determine your other aspects, such as trines and squares.

Trine is when one planet is about 120° from another and is considered auspicious. In my star chart, the only thing that has a trine is the ascendent, which is also known as your rising sign and is rarely taken into consideration when it comes to trines.

The other aspects to look out for are squares. A square is when certain planets form a square in the chart. It’s pretty obvious that I don’t have any squares. 

If you’re interested in learning more about astrology, Rev. Don’s Book of Astrology is a great user-friendly place to start! It lists all the different combinations of the planets in the different houses, conjunctions, trines, and squares and what they all mean for someone’s star chart. 

The paperback is available for a limited time at $24.99 through Correllian Publishing.