Until I looked at her natal chart and realized she has 5 planets in earth element signs, including a grand trine! Which basically means… her earth element is important in who she is. She’s a natural planner. In order for her to be her best self, structure helps her manifest new ideas. It’s how she works.
I use this as an example of how something so simple becomes such a powerful knowing. And that’s just on the surface level- it continues to go deeper and deeper.
The Power Of Your Natal Chart
In astrology not only do the signs have meaning, but so does each planet. The combinations of each create a whole new meaning too. Then you add in all the mathematics of where they all are around the earth (a system called houses), along with the mathematics around how close or far away they are from each other: how they relate, connect, or oppose each other (called aspects), and suddenly you have this very complex map that you can navigate as you grow through life.
(Now there’s a whole other element of looking at the transits, which have to do with where the planets/celestial bodies are right now in real time, and how they relate to where they were in your natal chart- but for now I’m just discussing the power of understanding your “map.”)
What I love about astrology is that you have access to your map (natal chart) for free at any moment you want it. There’s so many websites that will show you where the planets were when you were born, down to the degrees, the elements, the aspects, everything! You can start learning right away, and I usually tell people- start with just one thing you see, and research it. Let that lead you to the next thing. Then the next thing. You don’t have to be in a hurry.