WHAT IS AN ASTROLOGICAL CHART WHEEL AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Many people have never seen a Chart Wheel and have difficulty imagining it. This post contains a Chart Wheel illustration and a bit of information about what it symbolizes.
The Chart consists of a circle within a circle. The inner circle represents the Earth. A person's date, time, and place of birth determines exactly where on the Earth the person was at the moment of birth.
The outer circle contains odd symbols and numbers within 12 pie shapes. This outer circle represents exactly where the planetary bodies were in aspect to the person on the Earth at the moment of birth.
The pie shapes are called HOUSES. Each House represents a certain segment of life concerns. For example, the First House describes a person's Physical Appearance, the basic Personality, Early Life (childhood), and what kind of First Impression the person tends to make on others when meeting.
The Second House describes a person's Money and Possessions. The Third House tells about a person's Relatives, Communication and Thinking Style, Short Distance Travel (like the commute to work) and the person's Neighbors. The Fourth House provides information about a person's Home and what makes that person feel most "At Home."
In this manner, the various Houses provide a great deal of information about different parts of a person's life. Further, a House becomes more important when a planet is located inside the House. Planets energize Houses, bringing greater focus to that part of life for a person.
1st HOUSE Physical appearance, self-expression and vitality
2nd HOUSE Personal assets, wealth and earning ability
3rd HOUSE Relatives, locality, mentality and communication
4th HOUSE Home, family, origins, father and later life
5th HOUSE Pleasures, amusements, love & children
6th HOUSE Service, daily life, work & health
7th HOUSE Partners, other people generally & open enemies
8th HOUSE Other people's resources, wills, legacies & death
9th HOUSE Long journeys, higher learning, religion and law
10th HOUSE Reputation, career
11th HOUSE Friends, benefactors and groups
12th HOUSE Self-undoing, withdrawal, retreat and seclusion