The natal chart can be divided into hemisphere.
- The Eastern Hemisphere includes houses 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12, or the left side of your chart.
- The Western Hemisphere includes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 or the right side of your chart.
- The Northern Hemisphere includes houses 1 through 6 or the lower half of the chart.
- The Southern Hemisphere includes houses 7 through 12 or the upper half of the chart.
Natally, the Western hemisphere is emphasized in my chart. If you’ve read my blog for awhile, it’s pretty obvious. I am interested in love and sex and death and psych. I’m also interested in religion, philosophy, art, cooking, interacting with others and I work, constantly.
My current solar return has the Eastern hemisphere emphasized. I’ll tell you, the affect is profound. I am doing almost everything alone. It’s a bit sickening. It’s akin to being a homebody, who lives in comfortable clothing. All the sudden, you’re supposed to get out there and “dress for success”!
For example, I don’t usually concern myself with 2nd house matters. Money and self-worth? Puleease! I have a packed 8th house, natally. But this year, I am keeping it simple. Nothing is a psychodrama. I am paying attention to my self-esteem of all things. Isn’t that funny?
If you have planets spread all over your chart, that’s fine. But if your chart is more like mine, you’re in for a big shift when something comes up that flips you to the other side. A solar return will do it. I can tell you this for sure, because I’m living it today.
Do you have one hemisphere emphasized in your chart? How does it work for you?