“I’m still trying to figure out who I want to be when I grow up,” one of my dearest friends said to me the other day. As a Capricorn of a certain age, you’d think he’d have his life’s purpose sussed by now. He’s run several successful businesses in true Capricorn executive fashion, yet the pursuit of the spiritual life continues to tug at his heartstrings.
After looking at his birth chart, it’s easy to see why. Mars in Pisces in his third house of daily living makes him yearn for a place he can call his own in the mountains, where he can further his spiritual studies and inspire others to utilize their inner knowing. The promise in his birth chart is to use his material prowess (Capricorn) to fund his spiritual dreams (Pisces). It’s not that he hasn’t figured out who he wants to be; rather, he is realizing how to integrate his Capricorn with his Pisces. He’ll get there. It’s written in his stars.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
– Mark Twain
Fulfilling the Promise in Your Birth Chart
While understanding your sun sign is certainly helpful, you’re so much more than that. You have a whole birth chart that tells the unique story of what you came here to be, do, and learn.
Your Sun is your basic personality. Your Moon is how you are wired emotionally. Your Mercury shows your quality of mind and how you communicate. Your Venus shows what you value and how you love. Your Mars is how you go about getting what you want. Your Jupiter is your natural luck and charm. Your Saturn shows what you want to build and how you commit. The outer planets–Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto–are more generational in nature although if they are conjunct one of the planets in your chart, their effect will be more keenly felt.
The promise in your chart is indicated by the aspects the various planets make to one another (conjunctions, oppositions, squares, and trines, etc.) as well as the houses those planets occupy. What planet rules your ascendant (rising sign)? Are any planets in your chart in the sign of their exaltation or fall (detriment)? How many and which of your planets are in mutable, fixed, or cardinal signs?
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.) – Walt Whitman
With twelve houses in a natal chart, multiple planets, and multiple aspects, your birth chart is a beautiful mandala of possibilities, contradictions, and karmic insights.
Your Birth Chart is a Sacred Contract
I believe that each of us is guided by a Sacred Contract that our soul made before we were born. That Contract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. It comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. – Carolyn Myss
While Myss writes about archetypes in her book of the same name, Sacred Contracts, I am struck by how this “Sacred Contract” takes material form in a natal birth chart. One of my agreements before incarnating was to develop my natural intuitive abilities to help others. If I had been born on my original due date, two days before I actually made my entrance into this world, one of the strongest energy signatures for intuitive ability would not have been part of my natal birth chart/sacred contract.
Discover What’s Written in Your Stars
If you want to discover the promise written in your natal birth chart, then consider booking a Soul Session with me. I’ll take a look at your natal birth chart concerning one-two areas you’re most interested in knowing about. That part of the reading takes approximately 30-40 minutes. I end with a mini tarot card reading, answering a question of your choice.