In this Astrodienst chart you will SEE the placement of my birth planets and houses in the middle chart (colored blue). On the outer ring you will SEE my Progressed personal planets colored green (for the growth I have reached). The red colored planets on the outer ring are the outer planets and their placement in the present sky this year.
Your birth chart will give you a "general" idea of your life. It describes your potential. What do you have to work with in this life? Adding Progressions and Transits fine tunes it a little more bringing in to focus your NOW.
This is a page from my book called life. We are complex human beings with many pages of charts in our lives. May this "start" you in your understanding of the language of Astrology and how these 3 charts (planes of existance) work together.