Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd, Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction.

About me

I'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website:


Your Own Horoscope

Your Health Horoscope

Sex in Your Horoscope

Daily Horoscope Guide

What Are the Zodiac Signs?

Zodiac Archetypes

Disappearing Ascendant

The Astrology Bible

The Envelope Chart


Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton

Mike Pence

Barack Obama

Anders Behring Breivik

Michael Jackson

Sarah Palin

Brad Pitt

USA Horoscope


Future of the Internet

The Age of Aquarius

USA 2016 Election

2016 World Horoscope

Mundane Pluto

Mundane Neptune


US Credit Crisis

Stock Market Astrology

Pluto in Capricorn

Saturn in Finance

NASDAQ Horoscope







About this Website


Astrology Links

Astrologi på svenska


My website about the astrology based on the Zodiac sign (sun sign).


My twelve websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their traits.

Aries Sign

Taurus Sign

Gemini Sign

Cancer Sign

Leo Sign

Virgo Sign

Libra Sign

Scorpio Sign

Sagittarius Sign

Capricorn Sign

Aquarius Sign

Pisces Sign


What astrology predicts about the year 2016 for your Zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.


Check what's your sun sign, and the exact grade within that sign.


Find out what Zodiac sign you are most like.


What astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.


Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot Card Meanings. Website by Stefan Stenudd.
Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online

I Ching Online. Website by Stefan Stenudd.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Tarot Unfolded. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd.
Sunday Brunch with the World Maker

Fiction. A brunch conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

The Complete Horoscope.

Components of the Horoscope Chart in Classical Astrology

Complete horoscope chart.

A celestial geocentric diagram
at a certain time, from a certain location,
is the horoscope.

The foremost tool of astrology is the horoscope, a chart of planetary and other celestial positions at a certain time, as seen from a certain place. Where there is a time and a place, a complete horoscope chart can be made.

       The most common one, nowadays, is the birth chart, or nativity, based on the time and place of a person's birth. But horoscopes can be made for other things as well - countries, companies, projects, as long as a time and place can be established.

       There are four components of a horoscope:

  1. The planets
  2. The 12 Zodiac signs
  3. The 12 Houses
  4. The aspects

       Western astrology is clear on the number of Zodiac signs and Houses, but astrologers differ on how many planets and aspects to include in the horoscope. Still, there is consensus on which are the most important ones.


In the complete horoscope chart, the above components are marked at their respective positions, as seen at the time and place of the horoscope in question. The perspective is geocentric, ie. as seen from earth - although the planetary movements are heliocentric, around the sun. What matters in astrology is how the sky looks from our viewpoint.


There are many ways to design a chart. In Greece and in Europe, up until recent times, the most common way of drawing the horoscope chart was the so called envelope design, where each triangle of the figure represented an astrological House. See the horoscope of Martin Luther below.

Martin Luther's horoscope.
Horoscope in envelope design of Martin Luther (1483-1546).

       For more about the envelope horoscope design, go here:

The Envelope Chart

       Nowadays, the circular horoscope chart is used by most astrologers. In it, the outer circle marks the Zodiac, where each of the twelve Zodiac signs is 30° of the total 360° circle. They are placed in a counter-clock order. Inside of that circle, the positions of the planets are marked. Also, there is the twelve part division of the astrological Houses. The aspects between planets are marked with straight lines between them (in this case the lines of the innermost circle).

       Here is a modern style circular horoscope chart:

Circular horscope chart.
Circular horoscope chart.

       The ascendant, the Rising point in the east, should be at the left side of the horoscope, and the Medium Coeli somewhere on the top halft of the horoscope. That means the horoscope east is to the left, west to the right, south is up and north is down. The horizon is represented by a line from the Ascendant to the Descendant at the opposite side of the horoscope. So, what can be seen of the sky at the time and place of the horoscope, is only what is above that line.


In astrology, the components above are interpreted in a combined way. A planet, its Zodiac sign, House and aspects - it's all brought together in the search for the specific meaning in the horoscope. That is not an easy task, and astrologers may come to different conclu­sions - although they agree on most of the basics.

       For more about the basics on the astrological com­ponents, see the links below.

© Stefan Stenudd

Horoscope Basics





My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.

       You learn what the zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.

       The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.