Though you can learn much about astrology froms such as this one, nothing compares to a oneon one consultation with a professional who has analyzed thousands of charts and can pinpoint the potential in yours. With your astrologer, you can address specific immediate problems in your life that may be holding you back. For instance, if you are not getting along with your mate or coworker, you could leave the reading with some new insights and some constructive ways to handle the situation. If you are going through a crisis in your life, an astrologer who is also a trained counselor might help you examine your options . . . and there are many astrologers who now combine their skills with training in psychology.
Before your reading, a reputable astrologer will ask for the date, time (as accurately as possible), and place of birth of the subject of the reading. (A horoscope can be cast about anything that has a specific time and place.) Most astrologers will then enter this information into a computer, which will calculate your chart (perhaps several types of charts related to your situation) in seconds. From the resulting chart or charts, the astrologer will do an interpretation.
If you don’t know your exact birth time, you can usually find it filed at the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the city hall or county seat of the state where you were born. If you still have no success in getting your time of birth, some astrologers can estimate an approximate birth time by using past events in your life to determine the chart.