Each planet has its own function and by learning how to read each one, you can discover more about yourself and your journey. For the most accurate birth chart analysis, you will need the date of birth as well as the hour, minute, and place of birth. The exact time of birth will affect your ascendant and the placement of your houses. So, you’ve plugged in your birth date, time, and location into a birth chart calculator and gotten a result—now what? When casting your natal chart, you will see a circle with many different symbols and lines. And while many astrology apps and websites can help you decipher them, nothing compares to having a reading with a professional astrologer. Because there are ten planets and twelve zodiac signs in astrology, the combinations of energies are endless, which is why it’s key to figure out which combo is yours via your birth chart. This free astrology birth chart program uses the Placidus method of calculating astrological houses which is the most popular world wide. Many American astrologers prefer the Koch house system, and there are at least 30 other systems. In cases like this, it might be helpful to think of that planet as being ‘cuspal’ as far as the house is concerned and it may be that both different house interpretations have some meaning for you.