Birth Chart Angles –Doorways to the Outer World Part 1

An astrological birth chart is a picture of the heavens at the moment of birth, a symbolic portrayal of our unique reality

The birth chart is a circle divided into twelve “houses” (segments) quite like a clock.  Each of the houses represents a different arena of life and is connected to a different sign. Of the twelve “cusps” (points) that mark the beginning of each of the houses, there are four considered to be the most important.  Thought of as our doorways to the outer world, they are marked in the illustration, on the outside of the birth chart circle.   The Ascendant (ASC) is the cusp (or beginning) of the 1st house.  Moving counterclockwise around the circle, the point at the bottom of the chart is the Imum Coeli (IC) at the cusp of 4th house. The Descendant (DSC) is the point across from the Ascendant at the cusp of the 7th house.  The point at the top of the chart, the Medium Coeli  (MC) the cusp of the 10th house. These four points, referred to as the “Angles” in your birth chart, are where you meet and interact with the outside world, where you come “alive”.