Looking for astrology gifts? How about a natal birth chart report?
Unlike an astrology report online, a professional astrologer has written the interpretations specific to the individual's birth date, time and place. Each astrology report is available as a PDF or for $20 more plus shipping, we print it, place it in a beautiful presentation folder, gift wrap it and ship it to your recipient with a gift card. We offer the following easy-to-read astrological reports:
Interpretation of the Natal or Birth Chart Report. This is a full astrology report with a detailed astrological birthchart interpretation. An astrology birth report explains the meaning of the Sun, the Moon, the Ascendant, the midheaven and each of the planets in their respective signs and houses at the minute the individual was born.
Interpretation of a couple's combined chart also known as a Synastry Chart Report is a birth chart compatibility report. We need to know the gender of each person by name so that there is no confusion when the report reads she or he. It is imperative that at least one of the two individuals' info submitted include the exact time of birth.
Solar Return Chart Report. This is a report that outlines what to expect for your birthday year, i.e., from your birthday this year to your birthday next year. It changes on where you will be on your birthday, so be sure to specify where you will be. And be prepared for the possibility that your birthday sometimes changes the calendar date from year to year. For instance, if your birthdate is October 5th, 1992, your birthday in subsequent years could be October 4th or October 6th! That's when you get to have a two-day birthday. Yay!!! It's because we have a 365-1/4 day calendar year, which is why we have leap year every four years.
A Relocation Astrology Report. Locational astrology is a must if you are considering moving more than 100 miles away or if you want to know what to expect for a temporary relocation or which university location will be most beneficial to you or where to go for your destination wedding or honeymoon. Or where you mostly easily find fulfillment, love, happiness, success, partnership, community, and so on. There usually isn't just one spot that gives you all of these, so be sure to let us know the priority if you want us to look for best places within a state, country, continent or the world at large.
Most of humanity's cultures throughout the world have correlated earthly events to the movements of the Sun, Moon or planets in our solar system. The Indian, Chinese and Mayan peoples observed, recorded and created systems from following the celestial bodies for the purpose of predicting what was likely to occur on Earth.
Whereas Western astrology is still the most practiced system of astrology in the United States, many astrologers are switching to Eastern astrology or combining both systems.
Western astrology originated in Babylonian and Hellenistic teachings and practices, but then shifted when Claudius Ptolemy, a Greek-Roman mathematician, astrologer/astronomer, geographer (100 to 170 AD), wrote a scientific treatise on the subject that was treated with great respect by Byzantine, European and Islamic scholars. He lived in Alexandria. He presented the concept of the planets and luminaries being nested within each others' orbits. Although, as did those before him, he placed the Earth as the center of the solar system. Astrologers, even in modern times, at least in the western world, were not bothered by this because the human psyche tends to see itself as the center of the universe. Funny but true! He did an excellent job helping to calculate distances, but he did seriously alter the original teachings of meaning and interpretation. There is now a trend in Western Astrology to return to Hellenistic astrology because of recent discoveries that illustrate incredible wisdom and awareness of sacred geometry operative in the original system.
The reports you will receive here have been completely updated to reflect the Hellenistic astrological system.
Western astrology uses a horoscope based on the minute that an individual or native was born. Native in that he or she or they is the subject of the chart's nativity or birth. Specifically, a horoscope is a diagram of the solar system above and below the earth at that minute of birth. It depicts the eastern horizon, the luminaries (Sun and Moon), the planets, dwarf planets, and a few important calculated points in relationship to the Earth. The term horoscope comes from horo which means time or of the hour and scope which means to take in a broad observation.
The philosophy of astrologer is that life pervades all space, even that which seems material and inanimate. The material world is a projection of the causal or thought dynamic. As life has awareness, it thinks. As life thinks, it creates. I would imagine the word life could also be replaced by spirit or divine intelligence or God. So, everything is alive and interactive and influential as everything is contained within the one existence of life. I know, very metaphysical. But interesting, right?
So the theory goes on to purpose that there is a supreme intelligence overseeing and expressing itself in everything and everyone and every place in every moment of time. And, everything and everyone grows, evolves and move forward, except for some illusory periods of time when it appears that planets are moving backwards from the perspective of Earth. Those periods are called retrogrades. You've probably heard about Mercury retrograde, which happens for three weeks at a time four times a year. What you may not know is that every planet goes through periods of retrograde.
Here's something kind of funny. Astrology came before astronomy. Astrologers hired individuals to chart the celestial bodies' movements. Those individuals became astronomers. Later, of course, astronomy stated it had nothing to do with astrology as it was scientific and astrology is a pseudo-science, which means it can not be proved to be true.
The first astrologers were early humans measuring and recording the seasons and noting correlations to the Moon and planets visible to the human eye, which would be Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and even Saturn. Archaeologists have found evidence of this on bones that have been marked to show lunar cycles and also cave walls as far back as 23,000 BCE.
Farmers took astrology seriously and gathered together to compare notes and generate a collective record with lunar predictions that became their calendar. Over time, they became very adept in their ability to recognize the various constellations. For ease, those constellations were assigned names which are the same as the astrological signs used today. Later, the Moon's cycles were recorded in the Farmer's Almanac as they guaranteed more successful crops and an ability to prepare for tide changes and flooding river banks.
Early written records of astrology are rare, but there is The Venus Tablet of Ammisaduqa. Scholars believe it to be Babylonian in origin and written around 1700 BC. There is also a scroll from the time of the ruler of Sumer named Gudea of Lagash (2144 to 2124 MC) that describes the planets as gods and goddesses advising him through a dream about the most favorable time to build his temple. Was it astrology or the notes jotted down by his therapist as they discussed his most recent dream?
Everyone seems to concur that the records about how to use astrology that date back to 1950 to 1651 BC are true evidence of its importance to society at the time. Those records belonged to the 1st Dynasty of Mesopotamia. The principles are essentially Hellenistic astrology with the usual zodiac* that commences with Aries and a house system of 30 degrees per house or sector. There are twelve houses that each hold one of the twelve signs depending upon the time a person was born.
Ancient Babylonian astrologers used astronomical events as a key for interpreting Earth events and predicting physical events. They did not see the planets as the cause of Earthly events.
*The term zodiac is derived from two Greek words. Zo refers to animals as in zoo and diac refers to dial. The zodiac is a dial of animals. The zodiac is better described as a belt or circle that contains the constellations that our solar system travels. The constellations on the belt are what we think of as the twelve signs of astrology. Those signs are the twelve constellations that our Sun, Moon and planets move or transit through.
Western astrology uses the original correspondence between the Earth and the zodiac. This is called a tropical zodiac. It's the same philosophy as using an individual's birth time as their primary chart. The tropical zodiac is astrology's birth chart.
The axis of the earth does rotate over time. It's very slow, but it dose change the correspondence between the Earth and the zodiac. This rotation is called the Precession of the Equinoxes. There is another kind of zodiac called a sidereal zodiac. It's a different way to describe a year. A sidereal zodiac is based upon where the constellations are in present time. This is the difference between western and eastern astrology.