It was Sunday night over a roast chicken that my friend Alice Bell — 27, ex-Vogue fashion assistant and resident astrologer for the magazine — pulled out her iPhone and demanded three pieces of information from my astro-sceptic boyfriend. “Date, time and place of birth, please.”

These are all you need to create an accurate astrological birth chart on, designed to show you who you are — past, present and future. Anyone can make one — you just type in the information — but not everyone can read the complex map of lines, circles and shapes.

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