by Stefan Stenudd
Readings of Complete Horoscope Charts
Famous HoroscopesHere are links to horoscope readings of some celebrities. I will add more eventually, so please come back.
Ancient AstrologyWestern astrology is rooted in Tetrabiblos, the astrological classic by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy (Ptolemaios), c.90-168 AD. Astrology was wide-spread long before his time. The oldest proof of astrological thinking is Mesopotamian, from about 2400 BC, in the writing of king Sargon the Old, who mainly commented on the relation between human (mostly royal) life and the sun and moon. For example:
If the sun when it sets is twice its normal size, and three of its rays are bluish, then the country has lost its king.
Surely, it is out of this bewilderment that astrology was born.
To ancient man, everything in the world had to be connected. There was one world, with man in the middle of it. The stars had to relate to man, or they just would not be there. The nature of the heavenly bodies was usually described in divine terms - they represented gods of one kind or other, or they were in some other way marks of divine influence. Therefore, it was reasonable that the stars and their movements should reveal something about the schemes of the gods.
The horoscopeThe movement of the heavenly bodies was followed daily, already in antiquity. The horoscope chart, the concept of noting planetary positions at a certain point in time, and using it to predict future developments, is so old that we do not know of its beginning.
It was usually applied to kings and such nobles, rarely commoners. That was done in the perspective of mundane astrology, the astrological method to predict worldly events of importance to a whole country, not just an individual - and there, of course, the king was of primary importance.
In Europe, up until recent times, the most common way of drawing the complete horoscope chart was the so called envelope design, where each triangle of the figure represents an astrological House. See the horoscope of Martin Luther (1483-1546) below.
Martin Luther's horoscope in envelope design.
There are several ways of dividing the horoscope chart into Houses. The oldest one is called equal house, where each House is the same 30° size. This was used by Ptolemy. Later systems, such as Placidus, Regiomontanus, Koch and Campanus, use differing sizes of the Houses.
Inside the circle, aspects are marked by lines between planets. Ptolemy used five aspects - conjunction 0°, opposition 180°, trine 120°, square 90°, and sextile 60°. I use the same, whereas many other astrologers use additional aspects, such as the semi-sextile 30° and the quincunx 150°.
Below is a modern style circular horoscope chart.
Complete circular horoscope chart.
Horoscope charts interpretedOn this website, I have included some complete horoscope charts, and written interpretations of them. There are some mundane horoscopes - of countries or institutions - but also horoscopes of famous persons. Check the links above for a list of those horoscopes. I will add new horoscopes from time to time, so please return to my website.
ZODIAC SIGNSTwelve websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their traits.
MY OTHER WEBSITES
MY ASTROLOGY BOOK
Your Health in Your HoroscopeThis 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.
OTHER BOOKS OF MINE
Cosmos of the AncientsAll 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 EncyclopediaQi (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.
About meI'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website: stenudd.com