The calculator for planets offers astrological data regarding the arrangement and location of planets during an individual's birth. The details in the response consist of the planet's name, position, sign, house, and retrograde status.
Birth chart is also known as horoscope. Horo is the Greek word for time or observer. It is a celestial map that shows the movements of the planets and we can also call it a cosmic clock. The image of the astronomical clock is drawn as a horoscope or birth chart, based on the person's location. Birth chart or D1 chart or Rasi chart shows the positions of the planets at the time of a person's birth. The positions or positions of the planets in the natal chart will not change. Assume that if you take a picture of yourself, it won't change until the end, like the position of the planets photographed at the time of your birth depending on the location, date and time. It won't change. This is a snapshot of your destiny.
The histogram plays a very important role in the interpretation of the results. The positions of the planets explain the past, present and future.
The planets are arranged in a unique way on the natal chart, consisting of 12 zodiac signs, each 30 degrees. These 12 signs indicate 12 areas of life: personality, strengths, weaknesses, luck and fortune, family, relationships, career, health, longevity, etc.
The natal chart reveals a comprehensive view of the karma or baggage he carried from his past life. This chart is called in many ways: zodiac chart, birthday chart, star chart, astrological chart, etc. In India, the birth chart is called kundalini, janma kundalini. In ancient times, horoscopes were calculated by hand by experienced astrologers.
The horoscope will be drawn only after the child turns 3 years old. Today, we have a lot of great programs that help create horoscopes instantly. The birth chart or Kundali is drawn in various forms in different parts of India.
Birth Chart Calculation
The birth chart has 12 houses, each assigned to a zodiac sign. Each house is in the 30° range, covering 360° - a complete circle. 30 degrees is divided into 5 states that define the nature or effect of the planet within each house.
For Odd houses/signs - Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagi, and Aquarius –the avasthas are, 0-6 degrees-Bala Avastha : Infancy state, planet gives minimal results.
What is the Structure of a Birth Chart?
The zodiac is a zone or a belt in space through which the planets move. There are twelve zodiac signs, represented by figures of animals. The ‘houses’ of a birth chart are a series of twelve sectors or divisions of the plane of the ecliptic, which represents the sun's celestial path for a year. The positions of the zodiac signs remain fixed in these 12 houses, while the planets move through the signs over the course of months or years. The houses are numbered starting from Ascendant (As) or Lagna and marked clockwise till 12. The chart thus begins with a framework of these 12 houses, upon which the zodiac signs are superimposed. After establishing the relative positions of the zodiac signs in the houses in a chart, the planets are plotted at their celestial longitudes, as they are at any particular time and place of birth.
A birth chart is thus an astrological chart or diagram representing in it, the positions of the planets considered in Vedic Astrology - Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu. Popularly known as the horoscope, it serves as a map of the heavenly bodies over a specific location at a particular moment, based on the place and time of birth of an individual. All the planets are placed in various positions in the chart, as they are astrologically located during your time of birth.
How to Read a Birth Chart?
A correct reading of a birth chart or horoscope is the key to knowing almost everything about an individual. While analyzing a chart and arriving at predictions is an elaborate process, chart reading can be stated very briefly, as under:
- Ascendant, marked as “As/Asc” in your birth chart denotes the first house, from where it is counted clockwise till the 12th house
- Each house is marked by a zodiac sign, starting from Aries till Pisces. These zodiac signs are fixed and never change their positions in a birth chart
- By counting clockwise around the chart, identify the houses where all the nine planets - Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun and Moon are located in your birth chart
- Finally, find out which zodiac signs each of these 9 planets are placed in
These are the basics of a birth chart, after ascertaining which, you can use your knowledge of astrology and start interpreting, what each piece of the data contained in the chart, means and indicates.
Interpreting a Birth Chart in Vedic Astrology
In order to make accurate astrological interpretations, it is very crucial to understand the placement of different planets, and how they affect each other. Once you know the basic nature of the planet and its relationship with other planets (friends, enemy, neutral), you can further dig into their interrelation and effect on each other using the P.A.C.E Method. P.A.C.E. means position, aspect, conjunction and exchange. Keep reading for the details.
Defining a chart using P.A.C.E method
Position: Each planet governs specific sign/s, except Rahu and Ketu. First of all, you need to see which house do planets occupy in a chart. Then find out if the planet/s are placed in own sign, exalted, debilitated, or in enemy sign. This helps determine the strength of the planets in the chart. Thus position is the prerequisite to move to more complex relations.
Aspect: In astrology, each planet aspects (watches) the 7th house from where it is placed. This aspect affects the strength of the house and the planet that occupies it. If benefic Jupiter is aspecting the 11th house of income and gains where unafflicted Moon is also placed, this is most likely good for income prospects.
Thus, the planets not only affect the house where they are placed but also the houses that they aspect. Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mercury aspect the 7th house, counting from where they are positioned.
Mars, Jupiter and Saturn also have special aspects. Mars aspects 4th, 7th, and 8th house from its house of placement. Jupiter aspects 5th, 7th, and 9th house from where it is placed. Saturn also has additional aspects of 3rd and 10th from where it is placed along with 7th of course.
Conjunction: When more than one planets are occupying the same house, it is called a conjunction in astrology. Each planet has specific energy like Sun is a fiery masculine planet while Venus is a watery feminine energy. Both the planets are enemy to each other. When these two planets sit in a house, their energies collide, so based on their element, quality, relationship and strength of the position, the conjunction strengthens or weakens the house. For example, Sun and Jupiter conjunction is considered very positive if unafflicted since both are friends. Sun gives confidence, good health and willpower while Jupiter affords the person with knowledge and wisdom.
Exchange: When ruling planets of two signs exchange their position, an Exchange take place. For instance, Sun rules Leo and Mars rules Aries. If Sun is placed in Aries and Mars is placed in Leo, this is called an exchange. Based on the strength of the planets and houses, there can be some unexpected results of the exchange, whether good or bad depends upon the level of affliction.
Exchange means that both the planets would gain the same level of strength that they could have if they were placed in their own sign. The effect of exchange depends upon several other factors, such as the house placement, aspect of other planets and conjunction with other planets.