Purpose and the way onwards for our consciousness.
Our purpose is to be the individuals we are designed to be.
At its most basic level, that purpose requires us to express in our lives the qualities of our Sun sign, and put that energy into our world. Most people know already what that is and may have done some reading on their Sun sign.
The area of life which is of particular importance to us is indicated by the house position of the Sun. This can be reliably ascertained by an astrologer if the birth time is accurate.
The messages provided by the Ascendant and the House of Creativity (House 5) must also be considered. Again, an accurate birth time is necessary for this information to be reliable.
Lifestyle focus which will encourage consciousness to open out in the designated way.
If the birth time is accurate then the astrologer can focus upon these houses (areas of life) and indicate the kind of activities and associations which will help us ground this new awareness, and for which we will have a special aptitude.
For some people, the area of life will not be new, but a new approach to it is required.
With this focus and an awareness of what we as individuals can bring into being through it, we make our contribution.
Why this route?
The horoscope will show why there needs to be this emphasis upon a particular sign and house. There is logic within the plan of a life, which the astrologer seeks out. The process of developing consciousness involves breaking new ground so that a new way of looking at life and self can challenge and balance out old patterns.
The sign and house position of the Moon and Saturn provide the astrologer with the principal clues to the nature of these old patterns.
In the past thirty years, Westerners have become increasingly comfortable with the idea of reincarnation and past lives. This can be helpful so long as it is understood that the personality does not survive death. It is the soul, which provides continuity. The quality of awareness developed during the lifetime of our personalities is returned to the soul to be made part of another plan for another personality, in whom ‘our’ awareness will be present in the form of memory. In this way, using contributions from each personality, the human family develops.
The Part of Fortune indicates a desire, carried over in this way, which has been strong enough to become central to identity.
How we will best express ourselves depends upon our personality type, and more specifically by the sign on the cusp of H5.
Expressing ourselves in an authentic way is the key to fulfilment, but this is, of course, yet another area of life where conditioning and fashion can throw us off the scent.
We cannot have it all, and some uses of creative energy will prevent the development of others. This is not something we readily consider in the West.
Getting the sacral centre under control gives real choice in the matter of how to organise life time and creativity. At this point a person is considered to become an individual
The chart shows if an individual has a creative task to perform on behalf of the human family
What is the role of relationships?
Collectively, our personal relationships can be expected to bring us pleasure, pain and a host of emotions in between these two poles. Our expectation of relationship, conditioned by family, the media and the arts, are mostly completely inadequate. Our relationships have a job to do and that job is to help bring about that new awareness of life, which can be said to be our purpose.
With some personality types we will engage more harmoniously than others; amongst those others there may be very difficult connections. Some will be enduring loves; others will elude us. None is less or more valid than another. They are all reflecting back to us aspects of ourselves.
If we are willing to look clearly and honestly at our relationships, at whom we attract, why we are attracted, and how we interact with different people and situations, we will learn much about ourselves.
Pulling it all together.
All lives are workable. They have a job to do, and that job is to develop the indwelling consciousness. The skill of the astrologer is in seeing the logic in the design of a lifetime and communicating it in a way that makes a person alert to opportunity. Time is our biggest ally if we know the kind of opportunities for which we are looking in order to move our lives on. No matter what has gone down, we all have the opportunity to see things afresh and do things differently from hereon.
An astrological reading has done its work if it answers the questions put to it, and makes us feel excited about our lives and our potential.