Believe it or not, everyone has TWO birth charts. This lesson will explain why.
In July of 1995, Hay House, Inc. (Carlsbad, California) published the Magi Society's first book, Astrology Really Works! The book was an instant success and is now already a classic among astrology books. (As of November 2000, all printings of this book were completely sold out. Members of the Magi Society are writing a new book to replace this book and either the new book and/or the original book will again be available in early 2002.) One of the book's significant contributions to astrology is that it proved we all have two birth charts. Without knowing about your second chart, you simply cannot understand the astrology of love or money. Have you ever had your second birth chart analyzed? Do you know how such a chart is formulated? We explain how such a chart is formulated below, and we give you the reasons we all have a second chart.
The Normal Horoscope Chart
Below is an example of a typical astrological chart commonly used now by most astrologers. It is called a Horoscope Chart.
As you can see, a normal chart is an attempt to give you the positions of the planets. But the positions such charts give you are only one set of coordinates of the planets and such charts are MISSING THE OTHER COORDINATES that you need.
WHY BIRTH CHARTS NEED TWO SETS OF COORDINATES
The most fundamental theory in astrology is that the positions of the planets in the sky have an influence on us. When the positions of the planets change, the influences also change. For this reason, astrological charts were designed to be a map of the sky that should tell us the positions of the planets when someone was born and also should tell us about the changes in the positions of the planets from one time to the next. However, even though a birth chart is a map of the sky, the normal astrological birth chart only has one coordinate. But every other kind of map that you have ever used has two coordinates: the horizontal (East-West) coordinate and the vertical (North-South) coordinate.
Since an astrological chart is supposed to be a map of the sky, it must have two coordinates. Let us explain why. Below is a "picture" of an important part of the sky on January 22, 1990.
And below is a "picture" of the sky two months later on 3/22/1990:
In the above pictures of the sky, the stars are the small white dots (we have drawn in brown lines to connect the stars that form the constellations). The planets are represented by the largest colored dots. Note that in the two months from one picture to the next, the Sun (the largest yellow circle) has moved to the left and also has moved higher. All of the other planets have also moved both up or down, as well as to the left or to the right. To help you measure such movements, we have drawn in green lines to represent the coordinates of the sky just like a map. The vertical green lines are the vertical coordinates and the horizontal green lines are the horizontal coordinates, just like a map of a city or state.
Our point is this:
You cannot know the position of a planet in the sky unless you have both the vertical and the horizontal coordinates.
When someone says that she/he is a Virgo, the person really is referring to only the horizontal coordinate of the Sun when the person was born. The normal birth chart (like the Horoscope Chart above) has only one coordinate and only tells you the horizontal position of the planets.
When you look for a planet in the nighttime sky, you cannot find it unless you know both the horizontal and vertical coordinates. When the planets move across our skies, the planets move a little bit horizontally and a little bit vertically at the same time.
Let us discuss a phenomenon that illustrates that a planet moves vertically as well as horizontally. The fact that the day is longest on the first day of summer is due to the vertical coordinate of the Sun, which measures the elevation of the Sun. The day is longest on the first day of the summer because the elevation of the Sun is at its highest.
Since astrologers believe that the positions and movements of the planets have an influence on us, it makes sense that BOTH the horizontal coordinates and the vertical coordinates of the planets are equally important. For this reason, a Magi Astrology Chart always gives you both the horizontal and vertical coordinates. In Magi Astrology, we have devised a creative way of drawing a chart that represents both the horizontal and vertical coordinates, all on a single chart.
Below is a Magi Astrology Chart for 1/22/1990, the day of the first picture of the sky we showed you above.
Note that the vertical coordinates of the planets are drawn along the roller-coaster curve inside of the circle. The horizontal coordinates of the planets are drawn along the circumference of the circle.
And below is a Magi Astrology Chart for 3/22/1990, the day of the second picture of the sky we showed you above.
Here again, as always in Magi Astrology, the chart has two coordinates.
Astrology has a name for both the vertical and the horizontal coordinates. The vertical coordinates (the ones shown inside of the circle on the roller-coaster curve) are called the DECLINATIONS. The horizontal coordinates are called the LONGITUDES and these positions of the planets are always drawn along the circumference of the circle. Both the declinations and the longitudes are equally important in astrology.
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