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Relocated Chart Basics

by Tem Tarriktar

How to Relocate Your Chart

John F. Kennedy• First, obtain your natal chart, based on the date, time, and place of your birth — if you don't already have it on hand.

• Then, replace your place of birth with the new location you are interested in, but leave the date, time, and time zone unchanged. The resulting chart is your new chart for that location. The planets (even the Moon) will all remain at the same degrees, but the angles and the houses will change. If you move east, the Midheaven degree increases (about 1° per degree of longitude moved). If you move west, it decreases. The Ascendant degree changes at a different rate, depending on the new latitude as well as longitude.

Why Relocate Your Chart?

Many astrologers believe that the relocated horoscope acts like a secondary natal chart, responding to transits and progressions in the same way the birth chart does. The relocated chart shows how the sky looked at the moment of your birth — not from your birthplace, but from a different location on Earth.

JFK natalHere is a rather famous example of relocating a chart. President John F. Kennedy was born in Massachusetts with Saturn within one degree of his Midheaven (see chart 1). When his chart is relocated for Dallas, Texas, where he was assassinated, the Midheaven changes from the 28th degree of Cancer to the 4th degree (see chart 2), putting Pluto at the Midheaven.

JFK DallasIf you were to view JFK's Astrolocality map, you would see the Pluto-Midheaven line (PL–MH) running near the Dallas metropolitan area, and the Saturn-Midheaven line (SA–MH) running through New England.

Even with an accurate Astrolocality map, it is still useful to look at the actual relocated horoscope, because an Astrolocality map does not show which signs are on which house cusps or what aspects planets make to the new angles of the chart. The rulerships of the houses may change with a move of as little as 100 miles. If you do move to this new location, pay special attention to transits of the planets over the Ascendant and Midheaven of this relocated chart.

Chart data and source:
John F. Kennedy, May 29, 1917; 3:00 p.m. EST; Brookline, MA (42°N20', 71°W07'); A: Garth Allen quotes his mother in American Astrology magazine, May 1960. Note: This article uses the birth time of 3:17 p.m., as rectified by Jim Lewis.

Image source:
JFK: By White House Press Office (WHPO) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

First published in: The Mountain Astrologer, Jun/Jul 2000.

Author:
Tem Tarriktar is the founder and publisher of The Mountain Astrologer. His astrological interests include the 13th and 28th harmonics, reverse harmonics, and
age points. He can be reached at pcurrents@gmail.com

© 2000/2017 - Tem Tarriktar - published by The Mountain Astrologer

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Current Planets
22-May-2018, 05:01 UT/GMT
Sun14'24"20n22
Moon143' 2"12n45
Mercury1439'22"14n32
Venus310'47"25n03
Mars214'27"21s54
Jupiter1642'24"r15s38
Saturn814'39"r22s18
Uranus020'37"11n06
Neptune1616'59"6s17
Pluto214'51"r21s32
TrueNode824'16"r18n10
Chiron136'19"3n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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