birth chart

plural birth charts

Definition of birth chart

astrology : a document describing all of the possible astrological influences on a subject based on the precise time and place of the subject's birth After years of reading your sun sign's horoscope and nothing else, having your birth chart read can be downright illuminating. Suddenly, you aren't just one solitary sign, but a complex being made up of many planetary signs and points.— Sara Coughlin The planets in one's horoscope are archetypal symbols, and the birth chart itself is said to be a unique "map of our soul," that can illuminate our self-awareness of who we are.— Larry Schwimmer

called also natal chart

First Known Use of birth chart

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Birth chart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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