This paper is focused on how meaning is drawn from a natal horoscope based on interviews with contemporary western astrologers who work with natal horoscopes. Some authors of astrological texts suggest that the activity of reading a natal horoscope for a client evokes mystery or the divine. Many astrologers think that reading a chart is a ritual. This paper proposes a different approach, that of creativity, and suggests that reading a natal horoscope is a secular creative endeavour. A glossary of astrological terms is included at the end of the paper.
|Translated title of the contribution||How Do Astrologers Read Charts?|
|Publisher||Sophia Centre Press, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David|
|Number of pages||20|
|Volume||Astrologies: Plurality and Diversity|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|