Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Type: Charts, Astrological

Astrological Charts Masterworks

- Art History & Resources

- Iconography

- Astrology Outline


Astrological charts are a subject of the larger category of chart paintings which includes subjects such as mandalas and medical paintings. Astrological paintings can be single compositions or created as sets for teaching purposes. There are two general astrological systems from which the visual representations are derived, the Manjushri system and the Kalachakra Tantra system.

The physical format of astrological charts can vary from long vertical compositions or long horizontal compositions. These types of format can be difficult to store and display and were often kept rolled and protected when not being used for calculations or instruction.

Jeff Watt 3-2002 [updated 4-2017, 2-2020]