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Thursday, November 18, 2010

How to Pass the Open Book Test

Get an accurate astrological chart for the day of your birth and read it every day as if it were the morning newspaper. It's probably one of the most important things you'll ever read because it is the story of your life as it unfolds, right there on the front page every day. I'm not talking about your daily horoscope. I mean, for example, find one aspect a day and read about it so that you get to know what kind of psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual lessons you were given to learn this life. It's not as if those lessons come up just once and then it's over. They unfold like peonies.  Peonies, in case you're wondering, are a beautiful, fragrant, multi-petaled flower. They are one of nature's great shows and they keep unfolding their ruffled edges in with great abandon--despite the ants crawling over over them. No, they unfold  because of the ants.  That's how your astrological chart is. It's got some great mojo working. Everybody has some good mojo in their chart. And there's the tough spots. If you don't have them natally, you can become acquainted with them by other planets transiting, but I'm getting ahead of myself...

I want you to be unafraid to look at your charts. And I want you to think about looking at charts with your friends. If you are at all interested in the subject, I'll be starting a study group on astrology soon. We can share charts and tea and musing together. So stayed tuned for that.

For now, this is a heads up. Nov 21 is a Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio.  The light of the Scorpio sun is being fully reflected onto planet earth via the Moon, which appears to be sitting in the constellation of Taurus in the sky. Scorpio likes to keep its secrets, but the full moon is going to illuminate some of the shadows on the playground. If you have a natal chart, just for instance, you could look to see what house the 29 ˚ Scorpio moon falls in. In other words, what's the playground and where are things likely to be illuminated? It happens to fall in my 10th house. 

Here's one more little news item about that Scorpio full moon. The Sabian Symbol for the 29˚Scorpio moon is "Children in Halloween costumes indulge in various pranks."  For me I would expect to find maybe a scare in professional life, perhaps a switcheroo, a trick or treat, or such.  I suppose there I will find this month's ants. And soon, the unfolded flower. I'll let you know how it turns out. Like I said, with an astrological chart, it's all an open book test.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Normandi: Yes, understanding a real astrological chart is a very powerful tool for
    growth, ancient teacher. This year my mars is scorpio will be aspected, and I have a choice.
    I can take a lower directed invitation, which would resolve some past issues and be very fun, or a higher motivated invitation, harder to get to, but puts me in a more supportive transformative situation. I am chosing the second choice so far...will it choose me?