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What's in a Birth Chart?

A birth chart shows a blueprint for your life. What you do with it is up to you.

Donald J. Trump

This person's Sun in the 10th house wants to achieve social success and high standing. Uranus, the planet of sudden change and innovation, features prominently, and tells the world to "Expect the unexpected"... 

King Charles III &
Queen Camilla

These two souls have the four major house cusps at almost exactly the same points on the wheel. This signals extraordinary unspoken, intuitive understanding between them. In synastry, this is a highly binding connection ... 


Venus conjunct Pluto at the Ascendant foretells the performer's physical display of beauty and feminine power. As with all Libra risings, she aspires to good manners and a refined sense of style ...

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt

Emotional bonding comes through creating a luxurious home base. The two can enjoy exchanging ideas, but the sexual timing will be off. A surprising turn of events redefines the entire relationship  ...

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  • I'm not at all like my zodiac sign. Does astrology work?
    What most people know as their "zodiac sign" only represents where the Sun was positioned on the day they were born. More integral to who we know ourselves to be is actually the Moon sign, as well as the Rising sign (also called the Ascendant). The position of Mercury, Venus, and Mars define key features of our personality. The Moon's nodes, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and especially Pluto, all work together to indicate our true potentials in this life and where we are most called to evolve. A session with Chart Life covers a lot more than just the Sun sign. For example, if you are a Scorpio who has never fit the pop astrology description of a Scorpio, rest assured there are many more layers to discover through a deep interpretation of your whole birth chart.
  • I don't know my birth time. Can I still book a reading?
    It is very difficult to get a good reading without a birth time, but if you can narrow it down to a certain part of day or within an hour, there could be significant insights available in a chart interpretation. Certain relationship dynamics can also be visible and useful without a birth time. If you proceed with a Relationship reading, understand that it will be a partial reading. A birth time rectification can be performed by working backwards from key events and information about your life that you provide. For recommendations on where to have a rectification done, contact us directly at
  • Is it possible to have the reading in person?
    De Rui connects regularly with clients around the world via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, and any number of video conferencing tools. For those based in Hong Kong, in-person sessions can be held in the Central district. Clients are asked to observe recommended health and hygiene guidelines.
  • Can I ask about a relationship in my Individual reading?
    Yes. At the end of the reading, the astrologer is happy to briefly address an important relationship. Birth details (date and location, at a minimum) must be provided in advance.
  • I'm in need of guidance but can't afford your rates. Can you help me?
    Yes. A lack of financial resources does not preclude you from receiving the important messages in your birth chart. Please email to discuss.
  • How often should I consult an astrologer?
    Consult twice a month via a Chart Life Membership if you wish to know, in advance, when cosmic forces are likely to present as ease or as challenge. This is particularly good for timing actions and intentions to be in better flow with the Universe. Relationships under stress also benefit from bi-monthly sessions. Consult at least twice a year to make sure you are living in alignment with your chart. Make sure you are working to manifest your own greatest potentials and not getting stuck in repetitive, self-limiting patterns. On or close to your birthday, it may be beneficial to cast a Solar Return chart and learn the main energies of the 12 months between birthdays.
  • Do you teach astrology?
    Please leave your contact info at if you would like to know when group classes with De Rui become available. As a starting point for self-study, books by Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene, or Howard Sasportas can lay some groundwork for those looking to deepen their understanding.
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