“Although I started studying Astrology early in life, I ended up distancing myself from birth chart interpretation as I saw how people often became ‘pigeon-holed’ in categories and generalizations. It’s easy for people to become overly identified with cut and dry interpretations of the position of their planets, which could make them feel ‘fated’ to be a certain way. I saw how traditional Astrology seemed to hold people back, instead of support soul growth.
I renewed my study of astrology in an effort to understand the energy of the times leading up to 2012. As I more closely followed the path and interaction of the planets, I became fascinated with how the astrological dance resonated with the world around me. I was amazed to see how the planets seemed to be telling a story, painting a picture, and giving us important messages about how to work with what was to come.
As an Intuitive Healer and Teacher, and Classical Homeopath, I found myself explaining to clients and students what the planets were doing, and the messages of the times. It seemed helpful in the path of the spiritual seeker. This is how the Gaia Updates and YouTube channel came to be. Still, I resisted working with Astrology charts because of the trap of generalization and labeling. It seems a pitfall of Astrology when we hold onto an identity, image, or fixed idea of who we are. When the planets and stars, our whole solar system and galaxy, are always moving. Astrology should be about expansion and possibility, a tool for us to grow.
It all came together for me in studying the readings of Edgar Cayce when I came across the very reading he gave on the subject of Astrology…
‘The solar system is a cycle of experiences for the soul…There is something wrong with our notion of Astrology. It does not affect us as we think it does. We leave out a factor that is very important…Reincarnation…Nothing you have ever learned is lost to the subconscious. What you learned as wisdom (in past lives) is always available within you.’
As an already experienced past-life reader, looking at the birth chart in the eyes of reincarnation, made it all make sense. I began to see Astrology with a whole new understanding. I really enjoy helping people explore the meanings of the positions of the planets in their chart. Hidden in the birth chart, are indications about past lives which can shed great light on the current incarnation.
More and more, I could see how souls choose exactly the configuration they are born under, and how these planetary placements carry important messages. The birth chart can tell us about soul talents and skills that have been developed over lifetimes, as well as what might be blocking those gifts from full expression.
The more I worked with the birth chart, the more I felt the messages of the planets come through in a unique way for each individual. Most traditional astrology takes the birth chart and cuts it into pieces. But the birth chart is a complete story that one part, by itself, cannot tell.
True chart interpretation seems to happen when the interrelated messages of the planets come into a whole. There is a story there that is fascinating, and uniquely individual. At some point, all the pieces come together, and the ‘map’ of the individual jumps off of the page. It is an exciting journey of exploration that I can’t wait to share with you.”