Though there is no substitute for using your own judgment and intuition. There are other tools that can assist with self-development and growth.
When two people meet and are drawn to each other, they may ask, “What’s your sign?” The idea behind this is to get to discover if the person you are interested in is a potential fit or match romantically. Though matching through sun signs is a superficial and basic characteristic of astrological synastry- the process of using two people’s natal chart to discover how they affect each other in a relationship. Astrology, in depth, is in fact, a wonderful way to get to know yourself; and is an important first step and aid in mental alchemy- the process of transmuting our thoughts to achieve substantial positive achievement or change in our lives and ascertain and determine our potential.
Your natal or birth chart is a detailed astrological account of you, and your potential in life. Unlike a sun sign, which is a basic snapshot of who you should be after you come full circle, that is after you become the best you possible. A birth chart will chronicle and divine things such as personality, career, relationships and even your sexuality. Getting an accurate interpretation and copy of your birth chart means knowing your exact birth date, city and time of birth. A professional astrologer can help best interpret your chart. Though it is also possible for you to learn to decipher your own birth chart. There are plenty of resources on the internet that will generate your natal chart as well as help you interpret the various aspects and houses.
Some important facets of you can be found in your Ascendant (Asc.) or rising sign and moon sign. The rising sign is the mask we wear, the face we show to others. The moon sign is of our deepest personality, who we truly are when everyone goes away and we are alone with ourselves. I can personally confess that astrology was an incredible help in finding myself and discovering who I am. After an astrological study of myself, I was able to write an extremely accurate and therapeutic description of myself, a Pisces Ascendant and Scorpio Moon:
A woman with a Pisces rising sign and a Scorpio moon sign is a very emotional woman. She may be gifted within the arts, including media arts and have a deep appreciation of art and beauty. She may be prone to day dreaming and illusions. She is a gentle creature, possibly beautiful and demure. Her emotions are deep and complex. She may brood over slights, but is highly motivated to achieve and has a special kind of inner strength and tenacity. Extremely intuitive, she is able to penetrate people at their core and is an extremely good judge of character. Some of her career choices include psychologist, actress, writer, artist, musician, detective, counselor/ healer, researcher.
I was able to overcome many of my insecurities including the feeling that I didn’t fit in anywhere after a natal chart reading, because I resolved that I am who I am meant to be. I was perfect just the way I was and there was a purpose for me. To reiterate, a qualified astrologer will enable you to have a clearer and more profound picture of who you are. It will be one of the best investments you can make in raising you awareness, confidence, consciousness and in learning to love yourself, just as you are.
Knowing that there is a plan for you and that you do have something to offer will help you ride out the tough times in many areas of your life.