Astrology provides the clear evidence of karma. The natal chart outlines the traps or temptations, special talents, self defeating techniques, and love partners that are partly or wholly influenced by karma. The path of karma running through your life is most clearly revealed in the natal (birth) horoscope. A natal chart, cast for a person’s birthplace and time, provides a microcosmic application of the macrocosm overhead. In the modern Western world, this chart takes the form of a circle made up of twelve portions. The planets are placed in the circle, their position relative to each other forever fixed in time. As the birth of a person happens only once, the natal chart is frozen, a blueprint of karma – the strengths and weaknesses inherent in a person’s being.
Astrological event charts look at the nature of time – its possibilities and potentials – at any given moment. The goal of the event chart is to understand the way that the momentary energies interact with the innate karma of the natal chart. Transits are a way of seeing how life unfolds. Transits give insights into the tides of karma. The tides cannot exist without the sea, and the affects of the moving planets require the sea of our natal karma to come into being. Transits can mark times of crisis and triumph, chances to advance, and times of transition, danger and hope. It could be argued that moments of "fate" take place when there are strongly planetary/energetic interactions with our natal karma.