Analyzing North, South, East and West in the Astrological Chart


Looking at astrological chart, there are many ways to glean insights. One significant way is to consider whether planets cluster in its northern, southern, eastern or western zone. Join us and guest speaker, Elisabeth Grace, to explore how to analyze these hemispheres in the chart.

No chart is perfectly balanced. In many charts, there may well be a bevy of planets appearing in the east, west, south or north. This dominant hemisphere reveals many insights about personality.

During the first part of the meetup, Elisabeth will explore North and South. In the chart, a luminary or planet is considered to be in the chart’s upper southern hemisphere when it is above the Ascendant / Descendant axis. If it falls below this axis, it is in the lower northern hemisphere. The balance between these two areas suggests how the individual experiences the dichotomy of subjective and objective. Observations about north and south can assist with the lifelong task of integrating internal and external worlds.

During the second part of the meetup, Elisabeth will contrast East and West. If a planet is positioned to the left of the Midheaven/ Imum Coeli axis, it is considered to be in the eastern hemisphere. If it is placed to the right of that axis, then it falls in in the western hemisphere. Planetary distribution between these two zones reveals how the person approaches polarities like independence/dependence and self-motivated/peer-motivated. Insights about east and west can empower us to better navigate the tug of war between the self and other.


Elisabeth Grace is a Professional Astrologer based in New York City. She meets with clients face to face in New York, and counsels clients online via video conference. Elisabeth began offering consultations in 1992. She brings decades of experience to empowering her clients.

Elisabeth is the author of a long standing blog that reveals synchronicity between the day’s headlines in the New York Times and in the cosmos. Her research shows how literally as above, so below appears on the Gray Lady's front page.

Last year, she lectured at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago. And she will lecture next year at the 2020 conference of the International Society for Astrological Research in Colorado. Her column, “Charts in the News,” can be found in The Mountain Astrologer.

Elisabeth has studied astrology since she was a teenager. She is certified by the International Society for Astrological Research, completed Noel Tyl’s rigorous masters program in psychological astrology, and earned the professional certificate in horary astrology from the School of Traditional Astrology. She graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Philosophy.

Elisabeth is available for in-person consultations in New York City.

A suggested donation is $5 (or more) and very VERY much appreciated, but please know whatever you can afford is acceptable. Donations collected pay our rent, fees, beverages and snacks, and the speakers!

PS: If you show up a little early, the Quest Bookshop is an excellent source of many metaphysical books, crystals, incense, tarot decks, pendulums and much more. It is well worth browsing. They close at 7 pm.


The meetup takes place at the Theosophical Society, which is next door to the Quest Bookshop. Enter through the door to the left of the bookshop. A sign will be posted on this door, which opens at 6:30 PM. The Meetup will start at 7 PM sharp.


7:00pm - 7:30pm - General Q & A about astrology / open conversation

7:30pm - 8:10pm – Introducing the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

8:10pm - 8:20pm - Break

8:20pm - 9:00pm – Introducing the Eastern and Western Hemisphere

9:00pm - 9:30pm - Putting away chairs and General discussion

9:30pm - Late - Afterparty at Roma Pizza at 52nd St. and 2nd Avenue