- Created: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 16:25
A question is a departure point for a profound journey into meaning; a leap into the mystery of life's meaning. This is how I like to see the natal chart. Too often though, a hurt or frightened part of us wants an answer - and if possible, straight away!
This need for answers, whilst legitimate in many practical situations - for instance, needing to find out what the mechanic thinks is wrong with our car - can be an expression of fear or hurt in our deeper life experience. As if all of our existential fragility and pain could be reduced to a single tangible piece of information. We believe that this information is somehow locked in our chart. If we just had the key...
It seems to me that often we astrologers pride ourselves in finding an answer. Years of study and much specialized knowledge goes into being able to predict an event or life change or to position an experience of the individual in some way only through using the chart. This is often the kind of material used to showcase or somehow prove or validate astrology.