National Chart

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Arabian astrologers at work during a city's foundation[1]

A chart erected for a country - often the horoscope of the capital city.[2][3]

The "birth time" may be the time a treaty or a constitution comes into effect or a country achieves its independence.

See also



  • Nicholas Campion: The Book of World Horoscopes (1987) ISBN 0850305276, 2004 updated edition The Wessex Astrologer Ltd. ISBN 1902405153 Review (by Deborah Houlding, 2004)

Notes and Sources

  1. 15th century woodcut
  2. There are usually several horoscopes in use for a country
  3. The foundation of the city of Bagdad is well documented: the astrologers of Caliph al-Mansûr chose the date of July 31st in the year 762, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, in order to have Sagittarius rising. See James H. Holden, A History of Horoscopic Astrology. Tempe (USA) 1996, 2006 Chapter Arabian Astrology online (