birth chart


plural birth charts
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

Examples of birth chart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matthew McConaughey, Priyanka Chopra and Drew Barrymore are some of the celebrities born with Gemini Rising in their birth chart. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 Exploring your birth chart can help reveal underlying emotional patterns that influence your parenting style. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Their longtime commitment to each other is further shown in their birth charts. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2024 The arrangement of planets in our birth charts can influence our personalities in unique ways. Lisa Stardust, Peoplemag, 15 Apr. 2024 Of course, there are plenty of other aspects of your birth chart beyond your Sun sign that make up your overall personality. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 4 May 2023 Even twins can have slightly different birth charts, so this is very unique and personal to you. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 On top of her regular clients, some of her fellow cast members, as well as entertainment journalists, have jumped at the chance to have their birth charts read by Lewber — this Rolling Stone writer included. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 Instead of booking trips willy-nilly, why not point your compass towards your astrological sign, which can serve as a guide to picking a vacation destination that’s best suited to your birth chart. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of birth chart was in 1899

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“Birth chart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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