It’s really simple: A horoscope is an astrological chart that is calculated based upon the date, time and place of birth. A chart can also be calculated for an event, a question, and even a country! Symbols are used to represent planets, signs, and geometric connections called aspects. In most cases, the horoscope in Western astrology is drawn on a circular wheel. The astrologer studies your chart and analyzes the patterns and factors which describe your personality and needs. In a sense, an astrologer is ‘reading’ the information contained in your chart.