What is it that allows you to wake up in the morning feeling energized and inspired?
The particulars are going to vary, but I think the majority of us feel most alive when we experience being aligned with some greater purpose. That purpose is often related to becoming more of who we are, to giving ourselves permission to freely and unselfconsciously use all of our natural gifts , and to having the willingness and the courage to continually grow, learn and stretch ourselves in order to live a truly authentic life.
We all know what it feels like when we are totally engaged in our lives, and how deeply satisfying it is when we experience being in the flow with all cylinders firing. But too frequently we lose our connection with that full on sense of “YES”. And when we do find it again we often don’t know how we got there or how to get it back when it’s gone.
So we need a map. How often have you heard someone say ” I wish I had gotten an instruction manual for my life.” Well, the truth of it is that there is just such a thing. And that thing is called a natal astrological chart.
Your astrology chart is essentially a blueprint for how to achieve your soul’s optimal growth in this life. Your natal chart paints a picture of your inner world that can help you understand your needs, desires and motivations more deeply. But it also answers the question of ” Why are you here?” What are the specific tasks you need to undertake to fulfill your unique destiny, what lessons are you here to learn, what are the challenges that you need to embrace that will allow you to feel like your life has purpose and meaning?
Your natal chart is more than just your sun sign. It includes all the planets in our solar system, and each of these planets is a metaphor for a different “operating system” in your psyche. Understanding these systems and how they all work together is like having a “guidebook for your life ” complete with detailed instructions about how to make the most positive use of your planetary energies and how to effectively deal with the challenges presented by your chart.
I have included a short description below of the individual planets and the psychological issues that each one addresses to give you some sense of the rich information that your natal chart can offer you.
The Sun gives you suggestions about how to maintain your greatest sense of vitality , sanity and joie de vivre and shows you where and how you need to shine in the world.
The Moon gives you clues about you what makes you happy and how to feed and nurture your deepest heart and soul.
The Ascendant gives you information about the best way to present yourself and the personality style that will give you the greatest ongoing sense of confidence and effectiveness.
Venus paints a picture of your natural soul mates, what you need to be fulfilled in love , and your gifts and talents in the realms of art and creativity.
Mars asks and answers this question: In what areas of your life do you need to develop more courage?
Jupiter gives you a good idea as to where you might be naturally lucky but also reveals where and how you sell yourself short, and in what areas of your life it is a good idea to take some outrageous risks.
Look to Saturn in your chart to see where you are being called upon to perform a great work thus developing a natural sense of authority.
Uranus shows you where you need to break any outmoded rules that are holding you back and in what way you need to follow your own individual path.
Neptune points you in the direction of how you connect most naturally with a sense of inspiration, intuition, and spirituality.
Where you find the planet Pluto is the place of your greatest wounding and the source of your greatest passion once the wound is healed.
And finally, the Nodes of the Moon give you a clear picture as to the nature of your evolutionary journey . The South Node of the Moon points out the deeply familiar patterns of your life that can feel frustrating and repetitive and ultimately like dead ends. The North Node of the moon directs you to the cutting edge path of growth that will put you on track with your life’s purpose leading to a greater sense of fulfillment and aliveness.
So take some time to look at your own chart with some of these concepts in mind or treat yourself to an in depth reading with a competent astrologer.
Copyright © Chris Zydel 2007
The daily movement of the planets reveal the celestial weather of coming events.
Your zodiac chart is a map of who you. When you took your first
breath, the planets activated the energies of that map. A skilled astrologer can tell you with a great deal of occuracy what is happening to your inner psyche. To you. To your own Zodiac Zone.
How can this be?
All of us are composed of psychological patterns. That is, we are conditioned to react to life in our own unique way. We react according to the celestial patterns that were created in our Zodiac Zone. Because they spend most of their lives investigating these patterns, professional astrologers can explain them in a way that will make sense to you.
All of the planets in the heavens are moving through the energy field of our psyche, which I have called the “Zodiac Zone.” By studying the movement of these planets, a master astrologer can tell you what psychological patterns are or will be activated within you. Sometimes, he can even tell you what day these patterns will be activated and even describe some of the events associated with them.
Years ago, I had a client who had a tendency to violence. I determined this by recognizing a pattern of rage within his Zodiac Zone. I saw that the planet Uranus was presently entering this part of his Zodiac Zone and that on a certain day he would really be upset and have a tendency to violence. I told him that he would need to be calm and not let matters get out of hand. I told him that this seemed to relate to his wife in some way. He said, “That’s not possible. We are very close.” But, when the appointed time arrived, he discovered that his wife was having an affair. He blew up and walked out in search of the retreating lover.
This kind of psycholgical pattern can be seen instantly by a skilled zodiac master.
Let’s look at George Bush’s Zodiac Zone.
He was born with Mercury next to Pluto. Mercury represents the mind and Pluto is a coercive and powerful energy that knows no compromise. Throughout the centuries, astrologers have discovered that this pattern shows an arrogant mind that believes it is always right. Also, Pluto is next to his Venus in Leo which shows he is quite demanding in relationships and expects others to adapt to his needs. Venus also reveals what we love. The many stories that are emerging from the White House confirm these observations. Since his rising sign is Leo, there is a strong indication of self-love (Although this is not really true when we look at the rest of his chart.).
Bush’s Venus is at 21 degrees and 30 minutes of Leo. If an astrologer looks to see what is going on in George’s life, he will quickly sees that the transiting planet, Saturn, is at 21 degrees and 30 minutes on the morning of October 2, 2006, and will make a conjunction with his Venus at that time. A visit of Saturn to one’s Venus is not a happy experience. It is the nature of transiting Saturn to deny love and lead the individual to feel he is not supported by others. This could be a rude awakening for “our leader.”
These statements are being made in May of 2006. Time will tell us if this prediction is correct, but according to the heavens, it indicates a celestial fall from grace. If this turns out to be true, then surely we can predict with some degree of accuracy by reading the Zodiac Zone. This also suggests that more people should turn to the heavens for the deeper answers to their lives.
It has been said that “All things are already finished, but their events happen in time.” One of the great benefits of reading the Zodiac Zone is to see what events may likely occur within our own time.
© 2006 Randall Curtis