Part B: Creating a Natural Order Chart By Hand
Angles of the Chart
One of the first things to note in a chart is the main axis lines, which are commonly referred to as the “angles” that are orientated to the North, South, East and West compass directions. These divide the chart clearly into quarterly divisions and are considered to be of primary importance in interpretation. These four angles are known as the ascendant/descendant (the eastern/western horizon lines) which is the 00 degree and 180 degree cusp of the 1st and 7th houses, and the MC and IC angles ( the primary north/south lines) which are the 90 and 270 degree points that delineate the cusps of the 10th and the 4th houses. These angles represent major turning points in one’s passage through life. They emphasize the area of life and become enhanced even more so when a planet is positioned within so many degrees of the line and predominately active, especially with the type of events when a progressed planet or transiting planet is nearing and when crossing over them into the next house representing the beginning of that quarterly division. So when doing your outline and list for your interpretation remember to put the angles down with whatever sign, it’s natural planetary ruler and its position in the chart and any planets conjunct the angles and aspects they make somewhere near the top. *note: If you’re not familiar with aspects and their orbs then don’t worry we will be covering them in module three.
The Axis Lines
Next in your chart note the lines which radiate out like the spokes of a wheel from the center. They are called axis lines. These lines represent the secondary angles of the chart and the same significance applies to them as well, like when interpreting a secondary angle however it’s more to do with events and meaning related to the house cusp more so than a major angle however it can be a prominent feature again especially when activated by a progressed or transiting planet(s). They are a way of reading the chart and synthesizing it very quickly into certain denominations depending on the type of axis line it is.
There are different types of axis lines. Such as those just mentioned and which form the houses for example and there are also axis lines whose currents pertain to two or more of the coordinates of planets rays. An axis line orientation can run in any direction in the chart and is usually composed of the complimentary opposites such as 180° for example that link opposite areas of life or they can run across a series of houses. Axis lines are important because they are essentially rays of force of a varied nature linking together and forming a new combination of energies. They symbolize strong flow both ways and are prominent focal points of electromagnetic currents which depict increased awareness in certain areas of life depending on the type of angle created by the planetary bodies and axis line and their position.
In module five we will be going into “axis patterns”, but for now it's important just to get a grounding in the basic structure of the dimensions a chart symbolically depicts in terms of it being an astrological compass representing invisible, and active, and real enough subtle forces, whose design models in picture form, lines that make up the main divisions of the chart and divide it up into 12 areas of life, with the planets and planes of consciousness and other celestial bodies, making up the different currents of electromagnetic power whose circuits form the network of grids and patterns of subatomic matter that develops into the denser matter that becomes the holographic dimensions of the different parts of life that we enact out here on Earth.
First download and print out the blank chart and protractor template at the bottom of this page or alternatively if you prefer a bigger size by all means create one to suit your preference.
Next as we go along fill in the chart with each part after you finish reading each of the days chapters to follow that are left in this module.
With your natal chart you printed out in front of you we can now go into describing the various components which make it up and so as to get a first feel for your chart and stimulate your subconscious through its symbolism entirely unique to your individual makeup. Drawing each part in by hand also will begin to establish at the start a link between you and it that will you will find as time goes on begin to resonate with you as you become more familiar with the electromagnetic properties of its design.