All western astrology shares the round horoscopic wheel as its main tool. Yet how much of the celestial reality do our chart wheels portray? The truth is, not very much at all. This lecture will first introduce the key “missing ingredients” of the living sky — Earth proximity, visual appearances, planetary brightness, declination, latitude and speed, using several sky softwares to visually demonstrate them. We’ll then learn how to include these missing factors into our chart work with ease, once we understand just enough of the astronomy. We’ll culminate with a special look at eclipses and occultations as wonderful examples of just why all conjunctions are plainly not created equal.