The Many Uses of Astrology

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People often ask me what you can do with astrology besides learning about your natal chart and your core energy design. There are many uses beyond natal chart interpretation. Two of the most popular and powerful are synastry (relationships) and astrocartography. Others include electional, mundane, horary, medical, and karmic astrology. This post gives you a brief description of each. I do all of these practices to help clients.

Natal Astrology

Natal astrology, also known as birth chart astrology or natal chart analysis, involves the study of an your unique astrological birth chart. This chart is a snapshot of the positions of celestial bodies at the exact time and place of your birth. It provides insights into an individual’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, life path, and potential challenges.

Synastry Astrology

Synastry astrology focuses on comparing and analyzing the birth charts of two or more individuals to assess their compatibility and the dynamics of their relationships. It helps people understand the strengths and challenges in their partnerships, whether they are romantic, familial, or professional. Learn about the energy between you and your child, you and your parents, you and your friends, or you and your lover.


Astrocartography, also known as locational astrology, explores how the positions of celestial bodies at various geographic locations can influence an individual’s life experiences. It involves mapping your natal chart onto the world map to identify significant locations that may be auspicious or challenging for different life pursuits.

Electional Astrology

Electional astrology involves selecting favorable astrological timings for important events or decisions, such as weddings, business ventures, or major life changes. I analyze celestial transits and planetary aspects to find auspicious moments for specific actions or undertakings.

Horary Astrology

Horary astrology is a divinatory branch that answers specific questions by casting a horoscope for the moment the question is asked. The chart provides insights into the outcome or resolution of the query; it is a technique to interpret the cast chart to offer guidance or predictions.

Mundane Astrology

Medical Astrology

Medical astrology examines the relationship between an individual’s birth chart and their physical and mental health. Astrologers look for potential health vulnerabilities or suggest holistic approaches to well-being based on astrological factors.

Karmic Astrology

Karmic astrology focuses on the idea that our past actions and experiences, known as karma, are reflected in the birth chart. It explores patterns and themes from past lives that may influence an individual’s current life circumstances and soul’s journey. This type of reading begins with a deep dive into the Nodes of the Moon in your chart.

Philip Young, PhD