Certainly the whole basis of astrology rests on the notion that we are fated. If an astrologer was at the birth of a child, he or she could construct a chart and immediately be able to tell the parents a great deal about the child’s future, life paths, gifts and challenges. In an eastern context, we would be talking about the little one’s karma, good and bad.
The real question from my perspective is “how much of this is set in concrete and unchangeable? To answer that, I draw from the same karmic teachings of the east, that there are 3 types of karma...Click 'Read More' below to continue...
The second type of karma is already present but can be influenced by what we do, what decisions we make, how we use our energies. So here is a degree of choice, of free will, that will partially determine how one’s karma plays out. I would add to this description what spiritual, healing and therapeutic work we chose to do, as well.
The third form of karma is present in seed form and not yet manifest. This can be burnt out before it does by intensive spiritual practices and probably any form of deep therapy. And even if it hasn’t been burnt up at the roots, these practices will speed up some of its expression. Those of you who have spend time in ashrams and intensive retreats will know what I mean, how time seems to speed up as we’re working though stuff, a day feels like a week, a month like a year!
So I support the notion that there is a dance between our karma and our free will, like the two serpents of the Caduceus. At every moment the universe presents us with a choice of how we will use our energy and this then impacts how things play out.
As for you personally, you are at the massive crossroads in this life which is both unavoidable and requires action on your part. In your chart, your Ascendant, representing the face you show the world, has Chiron, the South Node of the Moon, Ceres and Venus, mostly in Pisces and all opposite the North Node conjunct Pluto on the Descendent. It also important to see that the Ascendant is also the birth position and so represents all those significant influences that were present when you took first breath this lifetime.
This karmically intense arrangement links up past-life influences, good and difficult, with your birth experience, your relationship with your mother, and the mother in you, your love life and a lot of wounding, with a lot of latent spiritual and healing gifts hidden underneath. (There is so much in here you could easily do a whole reading on it alone).
Your birth was a complex, confusing and wounding mix of past-life memories, birth trauma, other people’s pain, and great love, wanting and longing to connect. What invariably happens in this kind of setup is that the ultra-sensitive child gets overwhelmed to the point that she has no choice to split off and anaesthetise. In doing so, it minimalises the pain and trauma but also restricts her emotional range as well as her connections to the underlying gifts.
This is strong karma, pure and simple!
This is all very current, and has been for the last couple of years, as transiting Chiron, followed closely by transiting Neptune, has been and will continue to cross over these placements. No wonder it’s been very tough, as subliminally you’re being faced with past-life stuff, birth trauma, mother issues, relationship challenges and all that this has done to your very sensitive and beautiful heart.
And you have a choice, really important choices, here. You can either get stuck in victim mode, feeling powerless to do anything, a collapsing into the trauma, subconsciously wanting some one to rescue you (what’s called chronic repetitive suffering!) Or, you see this as an awesome opportunity to crack through some old karmic tendencies, heal your birth influences and flush out a lot of absorbed crap from your heart.
Chiron in particular is sending his healing laser into this territory to open it up but he requires you to dive into these ancient wounds with great commitment and high quality support. Not only is this an ongoing and awesome healing opportunity but is part of a series of initiations into becoming the healer that your karma equally demands of you, as well as, with the aid of Neptune, for claiming your abundant spiritual gifts and expressing those in your world.
There is no doubt this is a massive call, and will feel overwhelming at times, but the grace and power is there for you to be able to, quite literally, change your life. Transiting Pluto is also sextiling all of this over the same time frame, so there’s no lack of support.
The most important choice is the commitment, then getting the right support.
Past-life regression work is obvious, Primal therapy, breathwork (called rebirthing in the past) for the birth trauma and, any other support to re-awaken your true emotional range and your exquisite sensitivity and capacity for profound love.
There’s a lot of work to do, but once the commitment is made, grace will not just flow but erupt in you.