What is an Astrocartography Map?
An Astrocartography Map shows the angular positions of each planetary factor at the time of your birth.
It shows where each planet was rising and setting and at the upper and lower meridian.
Each planets position creates 'areas of influence' around the globe.
These maps are very birth time sensitive. They move very quickly across the globe - up to twenty miles a minute. While that sounds too fleeting, it is very useful in determining an uncertain birth time.
If your birth time is in question at all, we can narrow it down to exactitude.
ABOVE: This is my 'Mundane Map'. 'Mundane', in this sense, means 'bound to Earth'. The lines and areas that are shown on this Map reveal the astronomical placements of each of the cosmic bodies, as they were rising, setting, noon, and midnight positions, at the time of my birth. These planets are 'angular', meaning that they occupy a significant placement in the birth chart. The darker color in each area shows where the area of influence is at its strongest.
For Example: Anywhere in the green area on the east coast, you would see Venus rising in the eastern sky. Venus is about relationships, being at the Venus line, or anywhere in the Venus area, will make relationship issues a more prominent part of life.
At the gray area that appears in the Great Plains states, at the easternmost, darkest grey area, Pluto would be at its uppermost position. Since Pluto rules psychological self-awareness, including death and rebirth issues, these things were a more prominent part of my life while I lived in Wichita. It was not easy in the extreme.
If you were standing in the light-green area on the extreme west coast, Mercury would be overhead or at its uppermost position in the sky. At the small green areas in the Pacific Northwest, Mercury would be overhead symbolizing 'Quality of Mind' and 'Communication'. This Mercury area reveals a good place to go to school or learn new skills.
The lines on this map, the Mundane map, are of primary importance, having a value of 75 to 80% in the interpretation important places of interest.
ABOVE: This is my "Local Space Map". These lines radiate out from Wichita, KS, my place of birth and create areas of planetary energy that curve all the way around the world. It shows the positions of the planetary lines and the areas associated with them, measured along the 'horizon', as they appeared at the place of birth. In this map, if I were to walk straight south, I would be walking along the gray line (the western most part of the southern grey area). This is my Pluto line, since these Astrocartography lines have the same value as in natal astrology, the same applies to the "Local Space Map" as it does in the above "Mundane Map". And living in the grey area would have the same effect.
If I were to follow the darkest part of the dark blue area, into the Pacific Northwest, the Neptune line, or proceed in the other direction through the panhandle and peninsula of Florida, I would find that spirituality, intuition, and imagination more prominent in my life.