Astrology uses a birth chart as a map of the positions of the planets, relative to the location and moment of birth. The interpretation of the chart incorporates the relationships between the planets and the signs of the zodiac, the area of the chart in which they fall, and other symbolic indicators to examine the different levels of emotional and spiritual understanding of the individual. An astrological consultation helps a person explore deeper individual potential and meaning, to see how seemingly disparate aspects of the personality may be integrated, to understand the flow of the life cycles and to find ways to draw the greatest fulfillment from the energies reflected in the chart.