"The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end - you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It’s an endless river."
Jiddhu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
Astrology is the study and interpretation of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their influence on human affairs and the natural world. Throughout most of its history astrology was considered a scholarly tradition and was common in academic circles, often in close relation with astronomy, meteorology and medicine. Western astrology, one of the oldest astrological systems still in use, can trace its roots to 19th – 17th century BC Mesopotamia from which it spread to Ancient Greece, Rome, the Arab world and eventually Central and Western Europe.
I use the Western astrology method in my practice, with particular emphasis on the soul path of the individual. The first aspect of the consultation involves an in depth discussion on the chart of the individual which touches on one’s character, personality traits and gives an overall insight into one’s nature and essence. The consultation begins with the ascending point or what was influencing their horizon line at their time of birth which greatly influences the formation of one’s character, personality and true self. It provides an insight into why we are as we are. Each of the twelve houses which in turn astrologically relate to different areas of life such as home, family, career, abundance, children, creativity are discussed which provides an illustrative roadmap for the individual regarding their path both past, present and what to be aware of as they move forward.
Particular emphasis is placed on discussing the north node of the individual. The north node in one’s chart is a significant reference point in soul astrology bringing insight to past lives, our current life, and where we need to cultivate awareness in order to fulfil our potential regarding our path. It illustrates and highlights our gifts and talents and what are true calling can be.
The second aspect of the consultation discusses planetary transits, both present and over the coming years. These are times where we may wish to have more heightened awareness around specific areas in our chart, supporting us to make more informed choices and decisions. The progressed new moon is also discussed which touches on what emotional themes are playing out for us.
The astrological reading is to be seen as supporting the individual to come to know themselves in a more in depth way, and to connect with what they inherently know about themselves. To come to know oneself in this way can bring greater clarity, insight and understanding as to how our lives are presently and in the past. It supports us, in a non-compromising way, to move forward with more attentiveness and awareness regarding the decisions and pathways we choose from the vantage point of free will. To come to know and trust oneself is to be inherently who we are, and being true to ourselves opens the gateway toward greater self-awareness and self- development.