This past weekend I had a very interesting question asked of me by a young woman to whom I had given some personal natal astrological information. She wasn’t all that familiar with astrology and so I tried to be as simplistic and yet as detailed as I could be in my explanation.
When I finished, I asked her if she understood. Was there anything I could explain better? Did she have any questions? She said she primarily understood but was wondering, “What does all that mean? I mean, what am I supposed to do with it?” Wow! I’ve never had anyone ask me that, at least not in that way. Up to this point, for the most part, my clientele have been people who are actively seeking a better understanding of themselves. They were/are on a quest to find the True Self that resides within each of us. They already were walking a path of spirituality. This young woman is just now beginning to question her life and who she is. She believes in a higher power, but feels no affinity to any particular path. So what would she do with this information I’ve given her?
You don’t really have to be spiritual to recognize the information in your natal chart as being good psychological information for consideration in the search for who you truly are and what might be your purpose in life. Many people go to counselors and therapists of every type in order to understand some part of who they are and why what’s happening in their lives is happening.
When you sit down to read the pieces that make up your natal chart (Sun in Cancer, Mars in Libra, Venus in the second house, Mercury in opposition to the Moon, etc.), each one of those pieces is like part of a HUGE jigsaw puzzle that forms the picture of the energies surrounding you, at birth, in this lifetime. Each piece needs to be contemplated on its own and then looked at from the perspective of how it fits in and works with the other pieces. This contemplation can be very enlightening. “Food for thought.” one could say. Contemplation of each piece can lead ones thoughts to take you to places of other thoughts you never consciously considered before. It’s like following a trail of breadcrumbs to reach your destination…the REAL you.
I’ve often compared the way I present my delineation of a person’s natal chart to a “how-to” manual. People old enough to remember the Chilton car manuals will remember that there was a fairly thick book on each make and model of car for any given year that those who worked on their on vehicles to save money could use to figure out how to fix different parts of that vehicle. A natal astrology chart is the very same thing – an individualized booklet for each person (based on the date, time and place of birth) to help them understand and resolve things that are going on in ones life.
Contemplating why you might have chosen to be born with your Sun in Libra or Capricorn or some other sign can actually help you to understand why you respond to certain situations and people the way you do. It can also help you to understand abilities and talents you may have no idea that you have that could be used to profoundly change your life.
So, to answer, “What am I supposed to do with it?” Read it thoroughly. Contemplate each piece and allow it to take you on a journey through your thoughts to places you might not even know exist and which may surprise you once you arrive there.
Having your natal astrology chart done is like being offered a guidebook to the important “journey within”. It’s an adventure waiting for all of us!
Speaking of adventures, there’s a Full Moon with a lunar eclipse occurring on Wednesday, October 8th @ 6:51 a.m. EDT. It’s known in the Northern Hemisphere’s as the Hunter’s Moon and this one will also be a Blood Moon – actually turning red. This is the second of four blood moons that will be happening over the course of the next year.
For North American and the Hawaiian Islands the eclipse happens in the wee hours of the morning at moonset. For those in EDT zone, the eclipse will begin at 5:25 a.m. and end at 6:24 a.m.
For those who may be wondering, a blood moon is a term relating to the Christian prophecies of the “end times”. For intuitives, psychics, and others who deal in the metaphysical, it can be called a sign or omen of some great change or event about to happen.
From an astrological point of view, a Full Moon in Aries being eclipsed means more effort in making those new beginnings that Aries always promises. You can expect balance and harmony to be a little more difficult during this Full Moon (the Sun is in Libra the sign of balance).
The combination of Sun in Libra with Moon in Aries is generally good for reason and perception, but this Full Moon with the eclipse may make that more difficult to achieve, though not impossible. Impatience, however, may be in abundance, so take a breath and seek your center before responding to any difficult situation or person.
This should be a VERY interesting day!!!
Retrograde Mercury moves backward into the sign of Libra on Friday, October 10th at 1:27 p.m. EDT.
This transit of Mercury will challenge all of us to find our center during difficult situations. It’s a lesson in remaining in harmony and balance when Life throws you a curve.
Restlessness can also be a problem. You may find yourself operating on nervous energy. Impulsiveness can create misdirection, delays, and frustrations.
As a result of this, indecisiveness may become a problem. Part of this might be due to ones concern about other people’s approval or disapproval. This can even thwart ones self-expression.
The message of this is that although you may value tact and diplomacy, truth is the better choice right now in dealing with others and yourself. Motive and intent are also of prime importance during this retrograde transit.
Wishing you all a wonderful Full Moon experience! Until next time…