Reading Template...

This may NOT be an EASY way to get a free natal chart reading, but it is a way to get a free natal chart reading.  And, it's fun!  

I've set up an outline for you to follow using the mini-readings in this site.  Just load this outline into your word processor and copy & paste your planetary placements in. With a little WORK, you should be able to piece together a good report. Good luck!

The page designed to help with the Astrodienst charts may be useful in answering questions which often arise;

(Make-a-Reading: To use this page, you will need to have obtained a copy of your horoscope or a listing of the planets placements, house cusps and aspects, and a minimal understanding of the planets, signs, and houses most of which can be obtained from this site. To build your own Natal Horoscope Reading, copy this entire page and paste it to a new page on your favorite word processor.  As you work through the report, replace all notes enclosed by parenthesis ( ) with appropriate personal data or information from "" If you have a problem, I'll try to give you a quick email response)  Your reading starts below>>>>>

 (Your Name or the name of your subject)

(Date of birth; exact time of birth)

(Place of birth)

(Be sure to remove all notes enclosed in parenthesis ( ) as well as the ( )  marks as you build your reading)


In this section of the reading we'll look at the Sun, the Moon, and each of the planets. As each body is introduced, a brief paragraph will tell the area of life and living most affected by the planet. These planet placements begin to paint the astrological picture of the inner you.


The chart reading will begin with the Sun as the primary focus of astrology. The Sun's position in the zodiac is very important, and most agree it deserves first consideration. It's the core of the individual; the overriding nature and will. This is the influence that describes the "you" that is trying to be in this lifetime. This is your "awake" side, your consciousness and outer-directed individuality. Thus, the Sun is the most important single indicator, fueling the total personality. The nature of your Sun sign is your true colors that you display to world day in and day out.

(Copy your Sun sign from and paste here)


The Moon's position in your chart is almost as important as the Sun, but the influence is different. The moon is your emotional life. It relates to immediate emotional responses. It's those reactions instilled by conditioning; the memory and learned habit patterns. The influence of the Moon is more subtle, for it relates to personality beneath the surface; your feelings and your subconscious self. It shows how you react to those around you based on the sum of your conditioned viewpoint and unguarded self-projection. Often, the Moon's place in the chart shows a considerably different side of the nature, a side fostered by emotions, upbringing, and habit patterns that have developed over time

(copy your Moon sign from and paste here)

The SUN and the MOON sign COMBINED

(copy your Sun/Moon sign and paste here)

The Planet MERCURY

Mercury's sign describes your thought processes and projection. It's closely associated with its natural home, the third house of learning and communication. Mercury is the indication of your general intellectual orientation, and the expression of your thoughts and ideas. In other words, it describes the way you think and communicate, and the way you get information. Mercury also shows how you like to travel through life. Are you a speedster who takes the most direct route, or do you amble and get side-tracked sometimes?

(copy Mercury sign from and paste here)

The Planet VENUS

The planet Venus has an influence centered on the expression of emotions in personal relationships. It is especially associated with love, marriage, and the ability to attract others. Its placement in the chart shows how you express yourself in romantic relationships and in marriage. In mythology, Venus is the goddess of love, and in astrology that link is the same. In the various signs the nature of how you deal with people is modified and clarified by Venus. Venus is often in the same sign as the Sun since it can never be more than 45° from the Sun. When it is in the same sign, there is a consistence in behavior that extends to dealing with people and in romantic situations. When Venus is in a different sign, the character of the Sun is often overcome by the romantic tug of Venus.

(copy you Venus sign from here)

The Planet MARS

The sign in which Mars resides in the birth chart shows the expression of energies. Mars suggests the projection of self. This planet is linked to the sex drive, so its placement shows the approach to matters of pursuing the opposite gender. The key element of Mars is assertiveness, and its placement in the different signs qualifies and quantifies this trait. Because of this, Mars has much to do with the projection of personality. The Mars position suggests whether your energies are going to be largely physical (fire signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), material (earth signs Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), mental (air signs Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), or emotional (water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).

(copy your Mars sign from and paste here)

The Planet JUPITER

Jupiter takes about twelve years to move through the twelve signs of the zodiac. It is the largest planet in our solar system, and in mythology, Jupiter was the king of the gods. The dominate theme and its size may account for the theory of expansion associated with the planet. The nature of Jupiter in a horoscope relates to the expansion of horizons or growth in higher understanding. The sign placement of Jupiter helps define ones higher level of thinking. Since Jupiter stays in the same sign for about one year, many people born while Jupiter is in a given sign will have similar views on ideas and beliefs of that period. Often this placement gives clues as to your views of the weightier issues of life such as religion, philosophy and social issues of the day. Jupiter also rules optimism in living, prosperity, and growth, both mentally and physically.

(copy your Jupiter sign from and paste here)

The Planet SATURN

Saturn is associated with restrictions and obstacles. These frustrating or inhibiting aspects of life are expressed through the sign that Saturn occupies in your chart. Since the planet remains in each sign for two and a half years, these are traits you may share with most of your contemporaries. The traits described become more pronounced when Capricorn is on the Ascendant (Ascendants or Rising signs will be discussed in part 2) or when Saturn is in the first house of the chart. Saturn is the natural ruler of the tenth house of the professional life, honor, fame, and success in the eyes of the world at large. Thus, the placement of Saturn denotes the approach to climbing the ladder of success, or the difficulties encountered on that ladder.

(copy your Saturn sign from and paste here)



In this part of the reading you will read about the twelve houses of the horoscope. They describe the twelve areas of life in which everyone operates on a daily basis. You will read how you are likely to react and handle each of these areas of life according to your unique personality and the specific traits described as the Inner you.

The horoscope is divided into twelve sections or houses. Each house relates to a specific part of the life. This reading will consider each house by discussing the zodiac sign influencing the sector. It also will discuss the influence emerging when one or more planets occupy the houses, and the sensitive aspects formed between these bodies.

In constructing an accurate horoscope the time of day must be known to establish properly the Rising sign or Ascendant. The Rising sign is the sign of the zodiac positioned on the eastern horizon (on the cusp of the first house) at birth. The correctness of this point is critical in constructing and interpreting the chart. The Ascendant and the zodiac sign on each of the 12 house details the outer you.


This first house is the house of the self as it deals with the physical person. The Rising sign/Ascendant is a filter lens through which the Sun, the Moon, and the planets come in to play. The Ascendant distinguishes the different variables in disposition, temperament and even physical appearances in persons born on the same day, but at different times. Your Ascendant denotes the way you look at life. Often, it's the impression of "you" perceived by those around you.

(copy the first house cusp reading from and paste here)

(If there are any planets positioned in this house or the following houses, copy the planet in house reading  and paste here for the first house or immediately after the cusp sign reading on the following houses. Obtain the mini planets-in-house reading from the appropiate link from This note applies to each of the twelve houses.)

(If the planet in this house or in any of subsequent houses is the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars, copy any formed by that planet directly after the Planet in House reading. Note the order of the planets. An aspect between the Moon and Venus would be listed after the Moon since the Moon comes first and forms the aspect to Venus. This reminder is not repeated in the subsequent houses, so remember to include the aspects formed to complete the planet/house reading.)


The second house relates to personal possessions and general prosperity. It deals with your sense of values and how you view your security. Factors associated with the second house may show how you acquire and how you spend your material resources. The house may also relate how important these assets are in your life.

(copy the second house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The third house of the chart concerns your thought processes and how you relate to others in your formative years; the early environment and early relationships. It deals with subjects such as writing, news, communication, speech and learning to deal with the world. Accordingly, it is associated with early education.

(copy the third house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The fourth house of the chart is your base of operation; in a material sense, your home. In a more spiritual sense, this house relates to your soul. Psychological roots, including family or racial traditions, are among the affairs of this house. It is associated with real estate and property, or your home and your security.

(copy the fourth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The fifth house is the field of self-expression. This area shows effort put forth to distinguish yourself from others. It deals with your romantic affairs, procreation, your offspring, and with artistic endeavors, hobbies, books written, and other personal achievements. The fifth house also relates to those things in life that we enjoy doing; how you are entertained. Finally, relationships with children are described by this sector of the chart.

(copy the fifth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The sixth house is the field of service. Subjects here revolve around work and health matters. Duties, practical responsibilities, and mundane tasks are affairs of this house, as are relations with employees and coworkers. Your degree of interest in health and fitness matters is likely to be shown here.

(copy the sixth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The seventh house is the field of relationships. This house, opposite the first (matters of the self), relates to the other people with whom you enter close association. It is your social consciousness and cooperation, or the lack of it. Contracts, including the marriage, and other relationships, adversary encounters and law suits, are housed here. Partnerships in business and in life are seventh house matters.

(copy the seventh house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The eighth house is the field of joint resources. This house deals with possessions that are not earned by you, but obtained through relationships or inheritance. It also involves funds belonging to others such as taxes, corporate money, insurance, and the stock market. It addresses matters of generation, regeneration, research and investigation. The eighth house relates to interests in the mysteries of life.

(copy the eighth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The ninth house is the field of long range goals, planning and long distance travel. Matters of profound mental interest, including religion, philosophy and higher education are ninth house affairs. Also associated with the ninth are journeys to far off places and searches for new horizons, both physically and mentally.

(copy the ninth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The tenth house is the sector of worldly attainment. This field denotes just how you present yourself to the public at large and how you'll be remembered. It deals with the profession, offices held, and reputation. The house also relates to affairs of state or of other large scale operations.

(copy the tenth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The eleventh house is associated with the achievement toward goals and objectives. Often it is called the house of hopes and wishes. Humanitarian and philanthropic enterprises, clubs, groups, associations, and the sharing of ideals is emphasized here. People that help you, friends, connections and influence matters relate to this house.

(copy the eleventh house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)


The twelfth house is the field of the subconscious mind, of problems stemming from unseen causes, and limitations. This area relates to behind the scene maneuvering, emotional problems, secrets, deceptions, and problem areas to overcome. This house gets away from the mainstream of life, and lets the soul step back and take a look at the world. On the mundane level, the twelfth is the house that takes individuals away from everyday life. Its associations include prisons, hospitals, and other institutions that would remove one from society.

(copy the twelfth house cusp reading from and paste here)

(Any planets in house? Aspects formed by planet?)

This concludes your natal chart reading.

Prepared by (your name)

Text from by Michael McClain, ©1996, 2001 commercial rights reserved.