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How To Obtain Your Birth Chart

How To Obtain Your Birth Chart


What is Astrology?

We get asked this question a lot! And especially as with the Asian context, Western Astrology usually gets confused with Bazi, Fengshui & Vedic Astrology – which are all fundamentally different from one another. So is Western Astrology just based on the 12 Zodiac signs?
Usually, when people associate the 12 Zodiac signs or magazine horoscopes, they might just be referring to the Sun Sign. However, Astrology goes beyond that and is the study of how cosmic bodies (planets including the Sun, asteroids and other calculated points etc) affect and influence lives.


This is where it begins

Before we sound like space cadets, Astrologers are actually looking at some specific indicators which are based on precise calculations for the exact time of birth of a person or significant events. Given a specific time or an exact moment, Astrologers will be able to generate and map a chart of the planetary positions which may look like this:

Astrology chart mapped for Brad Pitt’s exact time of birth

So to have your own chart generated, click the button below:

Or visit: https://selfstrology.com/chart-generator/

You will be prompted to input the following details such as:

  • Birth Date
  • Birth Time (Exact To The Minute)
  • Birth City

Upon generating a chart, a simple auto-generated report is provided as well. Although it does give you a quick interpretation of the Planets in Signs, but it does not really give you a very accurate description of how it plays out in your life. The Basic Astrology Course, offered by Selfstrology Academy would be able to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to interpret all the symbols within the chart.

Otherwise, to have a more detailed interpretation but you find it tedious to understand what all the symbols and indications are? It is recommended to see a professional Astrologer who will be able to breakdown the chart to give you a proper analysis of your personality profile. If you are seeking a consultation, click on the this link to find our more about our consultation services.

Attend events where we cover other interesting topics on Astrology, check out the other upcoming events.

Events & Happenings

FREE EVENT: Astrological Outlook 2019

27 December 2018, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St

 

 

ASTROLOGICAL OUTLOOK 2019

It’s that time of the year again, that marks the end and new beginnings for the new year ahead! Often, people use this period to take stock of what has happened over the past year to reflect and improve on, for the coming year. In this event, we will showcase how astrology can be used as a powerful planning tool and also cover general forecasts of trends for potential growth or stress areas.

 

In this event we’ll examine:

– How can astrology be used as a powerful planning tool
– How people can experience situations very differently despite being the same zodiac sign
– General forecasts and trends of potential growth & stress areas

 

Who Should Attend

– Individuals uncertain of the next steps in life
– Individuals taking on new initiatives and wish to plan for it
– Individuals looking to put together a career profile & astrological profiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us with name & contact number at [email protected]

Website: https://selfstrology.com/events/

 

May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

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In Singapore, Astrology’s Resurgence Amongst Millennials

By Kames Narayanan, 7 Dec 2018

Credit: The Devil Saint/ Flickr

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born,” once said prominent Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung on the topic of astrology. To the uninitiated, the vast universe of astrology can be condensed thus: an understanding of planetary alignment at the time of birth that influences an individual’s inherent character traits, abilities and short comings.

Barely the tip of a convoluted conundrum dating centuries back, the practice of astrology, beyond its overarching principle, further diffuses into Western and Eastern practices. The first organised system of the former dates back more than 4,000 years ago in Babylon. Its Eastern equivalent, Chinese Bazi, directly translated as “Eight Characters” (better known as “Four Pillars of Destiny”), was founded in the Song dynasty and further developed more than 200 years ago in the Ming dynasty.

While the influence of celestial bodies has been developed throughout generations, by human experience and in-depth study, its modern day influence is largely stripped down to mere frivolous indulgence. Growing up, quiet reading sessions at the school assembly meant poring over the day’s horoscope readings parked under the entertainment section of the local newspaper. The habit continued into my early teenage years when visits to the magazine stands also meant sieving through the various monthly publications’ horoscope projections and cross-referencing to “fact” check. My juvenile self was not so much in search for a sign from the universe but rather a pursuit of self-amusement. When I progressed into adulthood, along with adolescent naivety, the routine of looking up horoscopes weaned off.

Astrology, on the whole, has been subjected to the ebb and flow of the times. When the cast of “Hair”, a widely popular American musical, proclaimed the 1960s as the Age of Aquarius (the 2,000- year period after the Earth is said to move into the Aquarius sign), the audiences were sold. The lifestyles in the ’60s and ’70s then echoed the astrological signifiers of the Aquarius: freedom, non-conformity and democracy. In the subsequent years, the conversation on the topic subsequently fell into the background, its presence, dismissed to the last few pages of a newspaper or magazine. What it never lacked, however, was a following. French queen Catherine de’ Medici had Nostradamus as her astrologer, Queen Elizabeth I was advised by John Dee and other prominent figures like Napoleon, George Washington, J.P. Morgan, Ronald Reagan and Christian Dior are also famously known to have also turned to astrology for guidance.

Today, the dormant practice finds itself in the limelight again and its resurgence, displayed on the forefront of social media. #Astrology has been tagged in more than two million posts, a bulk of which are tongue-in-cheek memes riffing off horoscopic character traits and forecasting planetary shifts: Mercury is in retrograde; Saturn is looming over all of your personal planets; full moon is in Cancer. A marker of the cultural zeitgeist, the content shared on the internet is a reflection of millennial interests, amongst which, astrology ranks high.

Skimming the surface, the inherent appeal of astrology can be pointed to its universal appeal. Believer or non, it resonates with most. And its purveyance in the recent years has been inescapable. Beyond the digital sphere, the fashion industry, most notably, has developed a keen interest in the celestial planets. At Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer ’17 haute couture presentation, the signs of the zodiac was incorporated into the maison’s dreamy gowns; Peter Dundas littered his swan song at Emilio Pucci with astrological motifs; and arbiters of downtown New York cool, Opening Ceremony, produced T-shirts and sweaters inspired by zodiac signs. Jewellery brands like Tiffany & Co. have also long ago jumped onto the bandwagon with zodiac-inspired charms and pendants.

These observations, however, run the risk of oversimplification. The contemporary appeal of astrology amongst the millennial generation runs deeper. Astrological readings have come to be understood with a sense of seriousness and greater insight rather than a generic regurgitation of human traits. This burgeoning interest can be parked under the general millennial pursuit of a lifestyle steeped in holistic wellness: healing crystals, salt cave tours, yogic escapades, and more, are all the rage.

It also presents an antidote to instances of personal grievances and discomforting uncertainty. When life gives us lemons, rather than make lemonade, millennials seek a higher order for conviction on dealing with bumps along the road. Interestingly, according to survey data by the American Psychological Association, millennials have been the most stressed generation since 2014, and also the generation most inclined to say that their stresses have increased in the past year since 2010.

Locally, Singaporeans have earned a name for weathering pressure cooker conditions to the extent that an entire generation has come to be known as ‘Generation Stress’.

Living in the thick of political upheaval, global unrest and a future that spells more gloom and doom than rainbows and butterflies, astrology is looked upon as an avenue of hope. To some, it is a navigational tool and an avenue for self-betterment. What begins as a flippant gratification or search for hope deepens, at times, blossoming into a burgeoning interest that eventually prompts individuals to delve deeper into the topic. The result: a new crop of millennial practitioners who side-step the age old conventions of an astrologer.

Jeremy Tan, who is mentored by May Sim (below) has recently co-founded an astrological and tarot reading consultancy, Sacred Saturn.

Credit: Tung Pham
Jeremy Tan, who is mentored by May Sim (below) has recently co-founded an astrological and tarot reading consultancy, Sacred Saturn.

Jeremy Tan, who is mentored by May Sim (below) has recently co-founded an astrological and tarot reading consultancy, Sacred Saturn.
“My interest in metaphysics started from when I was a kid, my mother introduced me to numerology. Later, I began learning astrology on my own when I was about 13 or 14 years old all the way until I was about 18 years old. Then, I found my teacher and started taking classes about three years ago,” says Jeremy Tan, a 26-year-old astrology practitioner.

Tan’s teacher, 33-year-old May Sim, the first Asian to graduate from the International Academy of Astrology (IAA), first picked up astrology as a hobby when she was a student. This later developed into a full on career path as she pursued a second degree — her first was an English Literature degree from the National University of Singapore — in the field and began her own astrology academy and consultancy firm, Selfstrology.

May Sim, an English literature graduate from the National University of Singapore, made the bold decision to pursue her interest in astrology full-time.

Credit: Tung Pham

May Sim, an English literature graduate from the National University of Singapore, made the bold decision to pursue her interest in astrology full-time.

May Sim, an English literature graduate from the National University of Singapore, made the bold decision to pursue her interest in astrology full-time.

A far cry from the stereotypical astrologer who is expected to be a wrinkled elderly in a flowing robe and sporting a head full of greying hair, and meditating within sacred grounds, these young masters are indistinguishable from the pedestrian. The modern sensibilities do not end there. Echoed in the practice itself, cumbersome mathematical calculations formulated on paper in the past are now navigated with the aid of modern-day mobile applications.

“All I need is my iPad, there is an app that generates the chart. There is a formula to it but I don’t think any modern-day practitioner plots the chart by hand. Typically, we use the app to generate the chart and then interpret it from there,” shares 32-year-old self-taught Chinese metaphysics consultant Sean Chan.

A self-made man, Chinese meta-physics consultant Sean Chan has to-date offered his services to more than 700 people. Additionally, he also runs an online blog where he shares his insight into various topics pertaining to his field of expertise.

Credit: Tung Pham

A self-made man, Chinese meta-physics consultant Sean Chan has to-date offered his services to more than 700 people. Additionally, he also runs an online blog where he shares his insight into various topics pertaining to his field of expertise.

A self-made man, Chinese meta-physics consultant Sean Chan has to-date offered his services to more than 700 people. Additionally, he also runs an online blog where he shares his insight into various topics pertaining to his field of expertise.
What ensues in the days after is the practitioner’s interpretation of an individual’s elemental or natal chart. Conducting most of his consultations online (mainly to aid efficiency), Chan then develops an in-depth report that explains the workings of the chart and its formulated reading relative to the individual. Tan, too adopts a similar method of presenting his analysis into words, which he later shares with his clients.

To sticklers for the old-fashioned, the legitimacy of generating charts using technology, is often called to question. Can anyone and everyone then foretell the rest of their lives with the click of a button? The answer is a flat-out no. Years of study and practical experience are amassed by these practitioners, albeit young, to accurately interpret charts.

“You need to know how to interpret the charts. I studied books on Chinese philosophy and metaphysics intensely for two years. Every night, I would grab a can of beer, head over to Bishan Park and spend the night reading,” says Chan. “I had to read books that were written in classical Chinese from the Qing and Ming dynasties and digest whatever I could.”

The accuracy in mapping one’s life’s trajectories through the medium of astrology is generally agreed to be subjective to the prowess of the practitioners themselves. In a conversation on astrology, reliability is a tricky subject to approach. Astrology, is after all, pseudo science.

“I would relate the question of whether astrology is an art or a science to architecture. Is architecture an art or science?” asks Sim. “I would think that in order to construct the building, you do need to know structure. You need to know how to build a wall but once the building stands on its own, you then start talking about expression, about how the building can be made to represent something else. You have to have both.”

Discussions on astrology more often than not are skewed towards the argument of whether it bears truth or otherwise. As the medium picks up speed on mass media, so do the efforts to perpetuate and debunk myths. The riposte remains largely split. Believers, largely fueled by ancient scriptures and anecdotal evidence — Chan once accurately charted a car accident down to the date, month and year of occurrence and Sim predicted the arrest of a suspect — have forged the practice forward.

On the other hand, it remains arbitrary to naysayers. By way of approaching astrology through a contemporary lens, the seeds of a newfound perspective have been sown. The millennial astrologers approach their expertise as a life coach who have found leverage through understanding celestial patterns.

“To me, astrology is about practicality. I hope to value add to my clients and I hope to provide some sort of a healing to the people who I encounter. When they open up to me and have a vulnerable conversation, that is when I believe they are befitting from my services,” says Tan.

Sharing similar sentiment, “The motivation is never about the money. It is always about helping clients transcend the chart and do better for themselves than what might be projected in it,” says Chan.

Equipped with this understanding, the topic morphs into a more palatable debate. Sought out not as an oracle crystal ball in peeking into the future but rather a tool for deeper contemplation, the consumption of astrology leans towards the objective. Where fate remains open-ended, the lights may guide you home but where you call home, entirely resides in the choices that you make.

Events & Happenings

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Emotional Health

20 December 2018, 7pm on Facebook Live!

 

 

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Emotional Health

This session, we will be discussing about Emotional Health!
We’ll examine an astrological perspective on the topic.
eg. “How can Astrology support emotional needs”, “What are the indicators for Emotional well-being in a chart”, etc.

 

Ask Questions:

Leave your questions in the comments during the Facebook Live session and May Sim will pick from the questions in the comments and address them during the session.

 

To Participate:

  1. Log on to Facebook, at the specified date and time
  2. Go to May Sim’s Facebook Page Link
  3. Watch and comment with your questions

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

FREE EVENT: Charting Your Growth For 2019 – An Astrology Talk

13 December 2018, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St

 

 

CHARTING YOUR GROWTH FOR 2019 – AN ASTROLOGY TALK

Much doubt is in the air for what’s in it for 2019! Many people might be experiencing some major changes as well as starting our new endeavours during this period, which may be somewhat be a breath of fresh perspectives or seen as potentially stressful. In this event, we will address some of the uncertainties and also find ways to plan for growth in the next phase in life.

 

In this event we’ll examine:

– Certain growth areas of concern and what to focus on for 2019
– How to address potential challenges and stress areas
– Ways to plan and chart out to ensure a workable & executable plan

 

Who Should Attend

– Individuals uncertain of the next steps in life
– Individuals starting out new initiatives and wish to plan for it
– Individuals looking to put together a career profile & astrological profiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us at [email protected]

Website: https://selfstrology.com/events/

 

May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

FREE EVENT: You Quit Your Job What Next? – An Astrology Talk

29 November 2018, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St

 

 

YOU QUIT YOUR JOB WHAT NEXT? – AN ASTROLOGY TALK

This question lingers on for many people in unsatisfactory careers and unhappy job environments. They start to consider what comes after having left the job, which leaves them to uncertainty and much doubt. In this event, we will address some of the uncertainties and also find ways to plan for the next phase in life, to discover your life purpose and how to pursue it.

 

In this event we’ll examine:

– How to plan and project for your next phase in life
– Discover your life purpose and how to pursue it
– Uncover the REAL reasons why you left the job in the first place – It may not be what you think

 

Who Should Attend

– Individuals planning on leaving your job
– Individual uncertain of the next steps in life
– Individuals looking to put together a career profile & astrological profiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us at [email protected]

Website: https://selfstrology.com/events/

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Career

25 November 2018, 7pm on Facebook Live!

 

 

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Careers

The topic is about Careers!
Do you have any questions on career? Astrology may be able to shed some insights.
eg. “How can you tell about the suitability of the job?”, “What are the Indicators for money & work in a chart”, etc.

 

Ask Questions:

Leave your questions in the comments during the Facebook Live session and May Sim will pick from the questions in the comments and address them during the session.

 

To Participate:

  1. Log on to Facebook, at the specified date and time
  2. Go to May Sim’s Facebook Page Link
  3. Watch and comment with your questions

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

FREE EVENT: Astrology Of Fulfilling Relationships

8 November 2018, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St

 

 

FREE EVENT: ASTROLOGY OF FULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships are among the top concerns with regard to the things that clients ask during an astrology consultation. You find that relationships influences and form a large part of our everyday lives; at work, at home or with friends. In this event, we will examine what needs to be present in a relationship for the people involved to feel happy and fulfilled. Also, recognising the ideas of how we love and care for others in our lives.

 

In this event we’ll examine:

– Recognising the differences between dating and commited relationships
– Identifying your ideas of love and care for the other person
– What you need to be present in a relationship to feel fulfilled

 

Who Should Attend

– Individuals seeking fulfilling relationships
– Individual facing relationship challenges or wish to take the relationship to the next phase
– Individuals looking to understand themselves and people around them
– Individuals interested in astrology profiling and compatibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us at [email protected]

Website: https://selfstrology.com/events/

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Relationships

31 October 2018, 7pm on Facebook Live!

 

 

Facebook Live: #AskMaySim Q&A Session! – Relationships

The topic for this Live Q&A session is on Relationships!
Have astrological questions on relationships?
eg. Love Signs Compatibility, Bad habits of your partner’s sign, Indicators for love in a chart, etc.

 

Ask Questions:

Leave your questions as comments in the discussion section here Link

 

To Participate:

  1. Log on to Facebook, at the specified date and time
  2. Go to May Sim’s Facebook Page Link
  3. Watch and comment with your questions

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

Events & Happenings

FREE EVENT: Astrology Of Being Your Own Boss

25 October 2018, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St

 

 

FREE EVENT: ASTROLOGY OF BEING YOUR OWN BOSS

Many people feel constrained by being employed and wishes to break free from the rat-race to starting their own business. However, I’m sure you’ve heard stories of the humble beginnings of companies and their journey. It is known that it is NOT a walk in the park. Despite this, there is also an inspiring side to successful entrepreneurship and that, very often it is the alignment of the business with the bosses’ vision. So if you’re starting out your own company / business, you might wish to take the time to examine what is it that YOU really would like to bring and make a difference to the world.

 

In this event we’ll examine:

– Your personal alignment to the Business
– Some common considerations that may hold you back from starting out a new business / taking on a new project
– Getting others to support you in your cause & vision

 

Who Should Attend

– Individuals intending to move from being employed to self-employed / starting a new business
– Individual bosses running an existing company
– Individuals looking to examine themselves, people around them and the business

 

 

 

 

 

 

To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us at [email protected]

Website: https://selfstrology.com/events/

 

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May Sim, Founder & Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology

May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 15 years . Since 2013, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.

 

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