Module Eleven/Day Two - Activity 1
a) So go to the legend below the wheel which you filled in part 1 activity 2. Each main point that you put in is the key pieces of code that you can synthesize and build your interpretation out of. The chart signature refers to the overall theme of the chart. You need to give yourself a bit of a free rein here when it comes to interpreting the key values of the chart. The key points in the legend will start you off in terms of translating the planets and house numbers etc into a paragraph of meaning.
As in any interpretation this one also involves possibly more so, the use of intuition, and imagination, and astrology basics of the planets and signs in the houses to bring out the interpretation and make the chart energies come alive and resonate within you. Sometimes when drawing these charts it can be just a matter of letting things happen and creating them from an artistic flow of the planetary expressions and putting them in any place that you see you like or that just happens.
Other times it may need reason and logic and actually sitting down and looking at it and planning out in the mind before actually putting the planets and signs down on paper. With the chart completed and the interpretation done it can well highlight and compliment in bringing it all together and revealing hidden bits of information and additional meaning about what you may not have known beforehand in regards to the purpose for creating the chart.
In the legend it may happen the planetary shape of the chart may not be within the standard shapes common to all charts, in which case base it on the type of design and geometrical shape that you yourself personally feel attracted to.
b) Determine the charts ruling planet which is the main one that stands out the most strongest in the chart, (*note: if you are not sure do some zodiacal trails.) followed by the ascendant ruler and then the planets which can be either grouped or individually ordered from strongest down.
c) The next threes line do the “houses with planets”—followed by the “house rulers” and sign rulers of the house rulers, which are fairly straight forward indicating the houses that have planets in them and the natural planetary ruler of the sign on the cusp of each one of those houses, and the natural sign they belong with.
Zodiacal Trails of a Creative (Lucky) Chart
a) Zodiacal Trail
The zodiacal trail with the ruling planet and house in the chart is the main zodiac trail where all the planets lead back to that one or two planets in a particular house. In the example chart you can see by where the trails lead that the ruling planet and house is the sun and the 8th followed next by Uranus and Neptune and Gold in the 5th house.
To do the zodiac trails it can help to put them in different colours as then you will be able to see clearly and have a good indication of the other zodiac trails as well.
So that's a beginning list of key points to start off when compiling your interpretation. With everything completed on the chart drawing then it can be helpful to do a quick survey of the chart for any further interpretation points gleaned from looking over other parts of it that may grab your attention, before doing your final report.
You want to get as much information as you can from the chart—to give an example here is how to combine the charts currents into one focal point for interpretation. Take each house individually and build the interpretation up in layers. To do a house’s strength we’ll use the ruling 8th house of the Lucky Chart as an example.
Module 11: Example Formula of a “Lucky Chart” starting with the 8th house. *(note you can also download this formula to if you like for future reference.)
- Note where the natural planetary ruler of the natural house (ie: its number) you are compiling information on. (ruler is Pluto in the 2nd in Taurus)
- Note where the natural planetary ruler of the sign on the cusp of the house. (sign is Aquarius its natural ruler Uranus is in Leo in the 5th)
- Note where the natural ruling planet of the house number you have on the inner circle of the chart. ( house number on the inner circle is 5, its natural ruler the sun is in the 8th)
- Note what planets are in the house and what planets in the chart do they act as dispositor for.( So in the lucky chart, Venus in the 8th would be the dispositor for Pluto and the Moon and the North node in the 2nd because they are all in Taurus.
- Then note what the natural areas of life are which corresponds with each of the planets in the house, taken from its natural house number again but the numbers in the inner circle of the chart. (so for example in the lucky chart Venus is in the 8th—it’s the natural ruler of the 2nd and 7th houses—and on the inner circle those numbers (*note: they were done in pencil so aren’t shown on the example chart) correspond with natural house 11 and 12. So that makes them the type of sub activities of the 8th where Venus things would be likely to manifest and express in connection with shared resources. If it’s a lottery then it could describe the type of lottery that person would be inclined to partake in. Also you would need to include the sign Venus is in and that signs natural planetary ruler—which would be Uranus again because Venus is in Aquarius.
Note if the planets in the house make any prominent aspects and or form a part of a major aspect pattern. (Venus does in its conjunction with Jupiter, and the South node and the Sun. Also its a part of a mystic rectangle pattern)
That should give you a very good idea of the type of energies mix that you can use and be creative with in relation to creating a base for your interpretation and building up your ideal chart and making it stronger and stronger until you are happy with where you have everything placed. That’s what the secret is behind doing an interpretation. You’ll be able to tell how strong the charts creative power is by what the interpretation comes out like.
Furthermore to build on it you would then add to the interpretation the progressed planets meaning and finally if you wanted to take it even more you can add a transit scenario as well. The thing is to make it easier for yourself and break the interpretation down into one piece parts the same as above.
a) It’s the houses you consider first when starting out to create the chart. The ones you choose should best suit whatever the theme of your chart is—then you go on with deciding what planets go where—then the aspects—then the progressed and transits if you want to take it that far.
b) The next part for getting the interpretation is synthesizing a zodiacal trail or two and noting each particular planet and the areas of life where it begins and each part of the trail until it reaches the end. The zodiacal trail shows us the roots remember at one end of it—and the place where it ends up as the flowering and expression at the other end. Both ends can be interchangeable depending on other factors such as where the planets are situated in regards to supporting the charts main area and in relation to those areas of life in which the trails pass through, which are in fact the ones which hold the planets anyway.
c) Aspects need to also be included when synthesizing the interpretation, however the ones that matter as real strengthening agents are the conjunctions and oppositions which can be very important factors for beginnings and endings, with a square and trine or two as secondary back up influences strategically put, will add also to the charts profile. Any chart which signifies transformation on a big scale would not necessarily, but helps, if it has a lot of conjunctions formed by transits that show the planets have aspects in the progressed and natal charts also—so aspects are an important additional consideration to include when creating a chart that you want to suit a specific purpose.
d) Additional celestial bodies can also be added to the chart which you consider will further enhance its natural powers and give extra strength and support to the theme of it.
These Creative type charts can be created for anything that so suits you. The key to them is to study them and realize that the symbolism is actually a code for giving you from your higher self some sort of message, and showing you the intangible things that because they originate from the subtle levels of the mind, are very hard to decipher without a map or drawing that contains all the answers to these hidden values and important things you want to know more about that are to do with your life.
So that's how you do creative astrology charts and really it’s just the beginning in further things you can do with astrology.