WHERE TO LOOK ON YOUR ASTROLOGY CHART
In a past life regression (PLR) session you actually experience the details of your past life. You are there feeling your clothes, environment, and the emotions of the relationships you encounter. However, depending on how the session progress, you may need to interpret the meaning and influence that your past life has on your present life. This is a process that usually unfolds over varying amounts of time after experiencing your past life.
Analyzing your past lives based on your astrological chart (PLA) will not likely give you the specific details of your past life as a session does. But you can find the meaning and influence of past lives on your present life as well as life themes, life purpose, soul issues, what karma was left unfinished, and particularly what karma you have decided to work on in your current life.
So if you want a complete understanding of who you are and what experiences have created who you are I highly recommend both a past life regression session and a session with a past life astrologer.
You can get a copy of your chart and do a lot of investigating on your own as well. Section 2 tells you what you need to know to get a chart. Section 3 tells you where you can go to get a free chart online.
This article outlines what parts of the chart to examine for karma and past life information. It does not, however, give you an interpretation of your results. For that you will need to have one or more good resource books from the list in Section 4.
A reincarnating soul does not run through the signs of the zodiac or phases of the Moon in consecutive order. You will find that:
1. Your current Moon sign is your past Ascendant sign
2. Your current Ascendant sign is your past Sun sign
3. Your current Sun sign is your future Ascendant sign
To interpret your Life Lesson, note:
1. The South Node
2. Saturn’s Placement
3. The Life Themes
To interpret your current Life Themes from your chart, note:
1. What houses the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, and personal planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are in
2. Multiple planets in a house, especially 3 or more (called a stellium)
3. Any planets that are in a conjunct aspect to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or the personal planets
Note that looking at the chart for past life information does not necessarily mean you are looking at issues of your most recent past life (with the exception of the 12th House). The information on your chart is most likely related to the past life whose karma you chose to work through in this life. Hence, the reason you chose the very moment to be born: when the stars and planets were perfectly aligned. We do not always work on karma in a linear fashion.
Here is a more comprehensive list of astrological correlations to past lives and karma:
The Sun sign and its house represent your personal identity and self-expression in your current life. It is the Sun and Ascendant sign that indicate the primary purpose of a given incarnation.
ASCENDING (RISING) SIGN
The Ascendant sign represents how you present yourself to the world and also rules the physical body. It is the starting point in your life. It is what your soul has chosen to do in this lifetime.
The Moon sign and its house represent your instincts and your emotional side in your current life.
MOON’S NODES (the two points where the Moon's orbit intersects the plane of the ecliptic)
The moon's nodes indicate your karmic purpose and what you have been through in the past.
The South Node symbolizes multiple past incarnations and represents unresolved wounds, tragedies, limitations, and failures, which could interfere with your ability to fulfill your soul contract in this lifetime. The sign of the South Node indicates who you were and what your soul contract was in the past. The house of the South Node indicates information on the physical scene of your past life. The South Node also represents your karma that you’ve acquired in previous lives.
The sign and house of the North Node symbolizes the characteristics of your current life task. The North Node represents the future and points to paths to travel for growth. The North Node is the growth path required to clear this karmic pattern.
People who push your emotional buttons often have nodal connections between your chart and theirs.
Before your birth there were two eclipses, one solar and one lunar. These prenatal eclipses have a profound influence you and the energy pattern follows you throughout your life. The Solar Eclipse sign determines what your gift to teach others is. The Lunar Eclipse sign indicates the lessons you have chosen to learn in this lifetime.
Your chart will have at least two vacant houses (not occupied by a planet). An unoccupied house indicates that this is an area of life that is not relevant in your current life. You may have already completed the karma of learning from that house in past lifetimes or you will deal with this house in future incarnations.
The 7th and 8th Houses are the relationship houses and can show relationship karma. The 7th House covers all aspects of relationships including lovers, marriage, business, and enemies from both the past and present. The 8th House is about how you give and share yourself with others.
The planets in the 12th House and aspects to them, the sign on the 12th House cusp, and other signs in the 12th House provide information about your karma. The 12th House is considered a karmic house, a house that shows memories and unfinished business from past lives. A karmic debt or repayment is likely if one or more planets are found in the 12th House, especially if they are the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, or Pluto. The 12th House represents your 1st House traits from your previous life, which were your personality characteristics and which may be hidden in your current life.
If the same sign is on the cusp of both the l2th and 1st houses, it may indicate what a continued existence, which means the previous life was interrupted before its purposes were fulfilled.
A stellium (3 or more planets in one sign or one house) indicates areas of focus and concern in past lives. Stellia point to significant issues regarding concerns, feelings, reactions, and drives with which you have dealt before and are coming up again in your current life. A stellium also points to areas where you have had specific skills and talents in the past. These can be brought forward into your current life.
The inner planets are Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Jupiter and Chiron are bridges to the outer planets which are Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The outer planets have a much stronger karmic influence on you. Outer planets positions (when retrograde, intercepted, or involved with water houses) correlate to groups of individuals who have chosen to reincarnate together and have similar issues.
Saturn’s position is a major key to karma. It indicates the time period in which you developed the spiritual and psychological foundations that provide the belief structure of your current life. Saturn's position shows traits which were not developed adequately in former lifetimes or karmic debts resulting from the negative expression of that sign. If Saturn is involved in a karmic configuration, achievement is very important to you.
If Mercury is involved in a karmic configuration, communication is very important to you.
If Venus is involved in a karmic configuration, love and self-worth is very important to you.
If Mars is involved in a karmic configuration, will, power, and physical activities are very important to you.
If Jupiter is involved in a karmic configuration, social opportunity, luck, and reward are very important to you.
If Uranus is involved in a karmic configuration, aliveness is very important to you. Uranus reveals when your soul developed the spiritual understandings that will help transform what Saturn indicates you are working on now.
If Neptune is involved in a karmic configuration, emotional ecstasy and creative pursuits are very important to you. Neptune can show the age in which your present artistic, psychic, or mystical abilities were developed.
If Pluto is involved in a karmic configuration, fearlessness and empowerment are very important to you. Pluto indicates how you signed on to help humanity. Pluto retrograde shows when you created karma that you signed up to balance in this lifetime.
Chiron’s placement shows where the soul is wounded and where the soul must heal.
Planets in square aspect to the South Node represent something left unresolved from prior lifetimes. The blockages in a planet square the nodal axis must be released before the soul contract can be fulfilled. (The Ascendant, Descendant, and Midheaven work the same way as planets when they are aligned with the south node.)
Saturn in square and opposite aspect to the Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars indicate a karmic debt or repayment. Note that absence of these aspects does not necessarily mean there is no karmic debt.
MIDHEAVEN (MC, Medium Coeli)
If the MC is involved in a karmic configuration, it represents something you aspired to in prior lives but were unsuccessful at obtaining. However, the aspiration toward that goal created a karmic obligation to reach the goal in order to satisfy the desire for it.
An imbalance of elements occurs when 3 or more or no planets are in a particular element. An imbalance can indicate an over-abundance or lack of an element in past lives.
In summary look at the following areas of your chart for past life and karmic information:
1. The Moon’s South Node
2. Planets in square aspect to the South Node
3. The Solar and Lunar Eclipse (just before your birth)
4. The 12th House
5. Saturn’s Placement
6. Saturn in square or opposite aspect to the Sun, Moon, Venus, or Mars
7. Anywhere that 3 or more planets exist in one house or sign
Below is a reference chart to use when reading your own chart:
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO GET YOUR ASTROLOGY CHART
The information you need for an accurate astrology chart are:
-Date of Birth
-Time of Birth (Standard or Daylight Time)
-Birthplace (City, County, Country)
-Longitude and Latitude of Birthplace (optional)
Some programs will automatically know whether you were born in standard time or daylight time. Some will also be able to automatically figure out your longitude and latitude. Once you have this information, you should keep it for future readings.
If you don't know your birth time, your information will be mostly accurate, but it's possible that a planet that may be in the previous or next sign. If you read the descriptions for them you will know which one applies to you.
WHERE TO GET FREE ASTROLOGY CHARTS
FREE ASTROLOGY CHARTS
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WHERE TO GET PERSONAL ASTROLOGY CHARTS FROM A PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER
Karmic Astrology: Past Lives, Present Loves - Ruth Aharoni
Sun Signs & Past Lives: Your Soul's Evolutionary Path - Bernie Ashman
Astrology & Past Lives - Mary Devlin
Yesterday's Sky: Astrology & Reincarnation - Steven Forrest
Past Life Astrology: Use Your Birthchart to Understand Your Karma - Judy Hall
Symbols of the Soul: Discovering Your Life Purpose and Karma Through Astrology - Gina Lake
Past Lives, Future Choices - Maritha Pottenger
Spiritual Astrology: A Path to Divine Awakening - Jan Spiller & Karen McCoy
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