What is a horoscope?
The horoscope is a map that appears as a two dimensional chart showing the position of the Sun, the Moon, and planets at the precise moment of your birth.
In the natal horoscope, the planets are frozen in their position at that initial moment. This type of horoscope is known as the birth chart or the natal chart. A correct interpretation of the birth positions exposes the "hand" that has been "dealt" in life.
A horoscope can never show how you are going to "play" this hand. While you usually have freedom of choice or free will, the horoscope does reflect natural inclinations that you have to live with, lessons you have to learn, issues to be faced, and problems to be solved.
It may be thought of as merely an abstract formula showing the energies that you've been given, or perhaps tasked. The use that you make of these energies, or opportunities, if you will, depends upon you, the individual.
Astrology can provide incredible keys to understanding, but it doesn't provide clear and simplistic answers to any problems with which you may be dealing.
Obtaining information about your horoscope may give you some insights and understanding of the reasons why you behave as you do.
To have the horoscope of another revealed allows the reader to understand that person better. You can see and understand him or her more accurately, objectively, and with a much greater tolerance. Understanding your horoscope may allow you to more clearly understand and accept yourself, and therefore do what you can with your natural attributes.
After you obtain a copy of your horoscope, you will be ready to dive into the many mini readings that will begin to draw a special word picture unique to you or the individual whose chart you are focusing on today. First, you should become familiar with the twelve signs and the planets. The chart on the symbols page will be a major help.
Then keywords will give you an elementary understanding of the sign/planet influences that will be expanded upon later.
After you have obtained your horoscope charts and begun to gain an understanding of the placements, you will want to move on to read about the Sun, the Moon and the planets in signs and also the readings blending your Sun and Moon signs.