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I. The Relationship of the Chart to Awakening.....................................2 II. What the Astrology Chart Represents
The Personality Costume for this Lifetime……………………………6 Talents and Weaknesses………...……………………………………..8 Psychological and Past-Life Issues…………………………………....9 Life Purpose…………………………………………………………..11 The Timing of the Unfolding of the Life Plan………………………..14
III. Appendix: The Signs of Astrology…………………………………16
The Relationship of the Chart to Awakening The astrology chart is the picture of the sky at the time of someone’s birth. Any number of people could be born at that time in the same location, so many can and do have the same or nearly the same chart. Twins and other multiples are examples of people born with the same or nearly the same chart. However, multiples can be as different as night and day and have very different life experiences. So, the chart alone can’t be an indicator of whether or not this is a lifetime in which someone will awaken. This is because the chart doesn’t describe the person’s level of consciousness, or spiritual evolution, and the level of spiritual evolution does relate to awakening. The chart only describes the personality and psychological costume and conditioning for this lifetime, not the soul, although it does represent the soul’s intentions and goals for this lifetime. The soul chooses the chart and clothes itself in it, but the soul itself and the age of the soul is not described in the chart. Not everyone is meant to awaken in this lifetime. Most are meant to do exactly what they are doing—learning and growing from whatever they are involved with. Those who are meant to awaken, however, are likely to be born with charts that emphasize certain astrological signs. Certain signs or the planets that rule them are bound to be strong in the chart. These signs are Scorpio, Pisces, and Aquarius; and the planets that rule them are Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus respectively. Sagittarius, because it rules higher consciousness and spiritual understanding, and its ruler, Jupiter, are also
These individuals won’t show an interest in spiritual growth or awakening. When there is no such emphasis. Grand trines. Such circumstances drive us to seek understanding and healing. growth. Their own journey gives them the compassion and inspiration to dedicate themselves to helping others in some way that relates to what they have been through. It won’t be something they long for or even think about. wisdom. the life is likely to revolve around other interests and activities. whether it is a lifetime in which they awaken or not.often strong in the charts of those who are to awaken in this lifetime. They have the inner resources for overcoming their difficulties and coming out all the better for them. whether it is that old soul’s lifetime to awaken remains to be seen. which lead to wisdom and the skills to help others transform their difficulties into gifts. kite formations. Those who will awaken in this lifetime are old souls who know how to transform the worst of conditions into learning. Another common trait in the charts of those who may awaken in this lifetime is configurations of planets that indicate highly developed gifts. This is almost universally true for those who have come here to serve. Another commonality in the charts of those who awaken is stressful aspects between planets that create challenging circumstances. This is because many of them are advanced souls who have come to the earth from other dimensions to serve it and help it evolve quickly. and other gifts. They’ve come to bring in new ideas and technologies and raise the level of consciousness 3 . and that is as it should be. and stelliums often indicate gifts developed in previous lifetimes and therefore an old soul. More and more people are awakening than ever before in history. particularly early on in life. These configurations can indicate profound talents or lesser ones. However.
on the other hand. Life lacks meaning. we feel unhappy. Fortunately. What keeps most people from doing what makes their Heart sing is “shoulds” and other ideas they have about what their life is supposed to look like. and there are usually plenty of people in their life willing to tell them that it isn’t if it seems impractical or incapable of producing wealth. which has been necessary for them to be able to relate to the issues and difficulties of being human and of these times. That is where astrology comes in: it can help you trust your intuition and drives and follow your Heart rather than the egoic mind. However. These advanced souls don’t need to be here for their own growth but have volunteered to be here. it isn’t necessary for you to know your chart to awaken. they have been busy having the experience of being human.on this planet because this is what is needed to ensure that humanity will survive into the future. energizing. Until now. Those who have destinies that are unusual or not focused on making money often have difficulty trusting that what they want to do—what they are driven to do—is worthwhile. The greatest happiness in life comes from doing what we came here to do. feels exciting. because you are likely to have conflicting drives and because you have other conditioning. Doing what we came here to do. you may hesitate to follow these drives or not fulfill them in the most meaningful way. and apathetic. When we don’t. The Heart is what leads you to your destiny and ultimately to happiness and fulfillment. whatever that may be. They are awakening now because it’s time for them to awaken. You are likely to experience and do whatever you are meant to experience and do because you will feel the drives represented in your chart and follow them. so it’s no 4 . and inspiring. The values of the ego and of this culture run counter to happiness. depressed. no more than it is necessary to know your chart to fulfill your life purpose.
our true Self. the chart continues to function as the costume for this lifetime. Nevertheless. In depicting where healing is needed. Those who are already awake don’t generally need this kind of confirmation because being awake means being aligned with the life plan.wonder so few people are actually happy. Our conditioning and unhealed issues and the negativity they generate keep us tied to the egoic mind and its values and agenda. the astrology chart is relevant to awakening because healing is relevant to awakening. as conditioning that is still identified with has the power to keep us tied to the egoic mind. in which case astrological understanding and some healing work can be helpful. essence. but this costume is being used by essence rather than by the ego. not the ego and its conditioning. which can never bring true happiness. shortly after awakening and sometimes lasting for years afterwards. Being aligned with essence is the goal of the spiritual path and this is what happens after awakening. it’s an unparalleled tool for understanding what will fulfill you and make you happy. many experience the further unraveling of their conditioning. the freer we are and the more we express essence naturally in 5 . Because astrology describes the life plan and the needs and drives that must be followed to unfold it. the easier it is to move into alignment with essence. The more lightly we hold our conditioning. The more healed we are and the more positive a mind we have. or your deepest Self. It confirms and supports what you already know to be true but what you may have difficulty following because of conditioning. lives your life. When you are awake. and stay there for longer periods of time. When you are awake. no matter how wealthy and successful they are. But the process of learning to live from essence can be a slow one.
just as anything born at that moment reflects the energy of that moment. and tendencies to respond to life in certain ways. and this imprinting also makes it likely that the soul will have certain types of experiences and develop and use certain talents. Astrology provides a means for reading the energy of the moment and therefore the personality imprinting. We do have free will. It creates tendencies to behave in certain ways. but it doesn’t determine choices or specific behavior. and a particular point of view or lens through which we see the world.our life. although how free it actually is. In order to overcome our conditioning and have essence express itself through our personality. They represent ways of being in the world. is 6 . The planets don’t cause the imprinting but merely reflect the energy of that moment. Astrology is a blueprint of the conditioning and the personality we have been given in this lifetime. What the individual will specifically experience or how the talents will be used is not predestined but up to free will. values. The signs that are strongest in the chart reflect drives. The soul gets to have a unique experience as a result of this imprinting. given that we are highly programmed to behave certain ways. The Chart as the Personality Costume for this Lifetime The soul chooses the moment of birth because it provides it with imprinting (conditioning) that will suit its lessons and goals for that lifetime. but the imprinting makes certain choices more likely than others. it helps to be aware of what our conditioning is and how essence would express our particular personality. needs. What you choose based on these drives and tendencies is up to you. This imprinting shapes and drives choices.
without questioning it or realizing that we could respond differently. Although a few people have only one sign strong in their charts. tolerance. compassion. Pisces. and they often result in gifts once they are integrated. Your personality is going to reflect the signs in your chart. many of which are very different from each other.debatable. Libra. and an interest in people. Air signs (Gemini. forcefulness. Taurus. inner stalemating. and Leo) give the personality independence. caution. These inner conflicts and tensions drive us to develop in certain ways. empathy. Nearly everyone is a mix of fire. energy. and productivity. It will also be influenced by your gender. Aries. strength. and Cancer) give the personality intuition. safety. courage. responsibility. and a drive for self-expression. and information. reliability. We respond automatically to our conditioning. Water signs (Scorpio. earth. sensitivity to others. When we are caught up in our conditioning and deeply identified with the egoic mind. leadership. ideas. Conflicting signs require effort and attention to manage and integrate. Fire signs (Sagittarius. Earth signs (Capricorn. as represented by the different signs. which all beg for resolution. They are ultimately productive. This makes for inner confusion. we don’t feel like we have much free will at all. inner tension. and Aquarius) give the personality mental agility. and a drive to care for and merge with others. although uncomfortable. air. which are also part of your conditioning. and other esoteric factors. Nearly everyone has a variety of signs that are strong in the chart. environment. The chart isn’t the 7 . and self-judgment. objectivity. most of us have a combination of the signs. and Virgo) give the personality practicality. and a drive for security. The personality is complex and often fraught with contradictory drives and tendencies. upbringing. past lives. and water signs.
uncompromising. even if he or she is adept at expressing other signs. This evolution from negative expression to 8 . while younger souls are more likely to express the negative traits of the signs. In general. its expression will have to be refined so that the negatives don’t interfere. but when these qualities are taken to the extreme. for instance. impulsive. certain lessons are likely with each of the signs. which is courageous. The talents or qualities of a sign taken to the extreme are often its weaknesses. are skilled at relationships because they love being in relationship. Libras. then multiples would have the same personalities and make many of the same choices. To access the gifts of a sign. For instance. and independent. bold. But because they love relationships. The negatives of the signs are reflections of the sign’s gifts and positive tendencies but applied inappropriately or too strongly. Talents and Weaknesses One of the values of astrology is that it pinpoints talents and weaknesses. The talents and weaknesses are described in part by the signs that are strongest in the chart. he or she will have difficulty expressing the positive traits of that sign. Aries can be foolhardy. Another example is Aries. and insensitive to the needs of others. which might interfere with developing those talents or be problematic in other ways. old souls are likely to express the positive traits of the signs (except possibly in their youth). Past lives and soul age have an enormous impact on how the chart is expressed. If it were.only influence on the personality. Because of this. they often give themselves away to others in order to be pleasing and maintain harmony. if someone hasn’t been a Pisces before.
Talents and weaknesses are also shown in the angles between the planets. Knowledge is empowering.positive expression happens naturally as a result of life. we don’t have to once we are aware of that conditioning. is armed with talents and other resources to accomplish the life purpose. Knowing what our talents are is also empowering because this gives us confidence to use them and develop them further. When you know your weaknesses. Past-life talents are shown by the harmonious aspects. Just knowing that we have a choice makes choosing possible. which teaches us to refine our behavior and responses. but this hero is 9 . Although we are conditioned to behave in certain negative ways. The aspects between the planets provide meaningful and deep psychological information as well as information about challenges we are likely to encounter that are intended for our growth. although when they are children or under stress. Our expression of the signs in our chart evolves because we meet the consequences of the negative expression. Psychological and Past-Life Issues The hero in this journey. Knowledge allows for the possibility of choice—of choosing whether to respond automatically in a negative way or not. at least to some extent. you are less likely to indulge in them. the negative side of their signs is likely to show. Without some self-understanding. and past-life weaknesses are shown by the stressful aspects. which you call your life. we are somewhat at the mercy of our conditioning and respond to it without feeling we have a choice. Older souls are more skillful at expressing the signs in their chart.
Many of the challenges you face.also saddled with challenges to overcome before that goal can be accomplished. In either case. and so this can be everyone’s story as well. as this hero. While the ego’s goal is to have no challenges. Each of the planets represents challenges when that planet is stressfully aspected. healing is needed to transform these issues into gifts. The psychological challenges and the challenging situations and events you will face in this lifetime are described in the chart. patience. and develop character and wisdom. and one’s sense of individuality and power and effectiveness in the world. all of which prepare the hero for what he or she came here to do. courage. and cleverness. that is not the soul’s goal. These strengthen us and develop us in ways like nothing else can. which still haunt us. self-expression. both psychological and otherwise. The psychological challenges that are represented in the chart reflect either challenging early circumstances. faith. which gladly takes on challenges for their ability to evolve us. although some come in the form of situations and events. We are all here to turn our challenges into victories and in so doing develop the qualities of faith. are psychological. A badly aspected Sun represents difficulties with courage. persistence. perseverance. In fact. which wounded us emotionally. hypersensitive emotions (taking things personality and 10 . wisdom. indicating inner and outer challenges. or traumatic events in our previous lifetimes. The hero’s story has a happy ending: the challenge is overcome with effort. and so many others. These challenges hone the hero’s skills. Everyone’s chart represents a number of challenges. those who accomplish the most in life usually have many stressful aspects in their chart. courage. A badly aspected Moon represents wounding of the nurturing bound.
not knowing what you want. You don’t have to wait for life to evolve you. Without awareness. and indulgence in or repression of emotions. talking too little. psychological issues tend to shape our life in predictable ways. Life Purpose Everyone has a life purpose. Being aware of our psychological issues is the first step in overcoming them. Many people have a life purpose that relates to 11 . fear of relationship. or being ruthless about going after what you want. withholding love. and self-assertion: not asserting oneself enough. asserting oneself in a way that is hurtful or irritating to others. you can become a more active participant in your own evolution by becoming more aware of your issues. difficulty expressing oneself in words. you will avoid relationship or have the same kind of difficulties whenever you are in a relationship until you heal this issue. and the life purpose can be seen. A badly aspected Mars indicates problems with motivation. Fortunately. if you are afraid of loving and being loved. in the chart. an unpleasant or off-putting way of communicating.a lack of objectivity). or a learning or speech problem. in a general way. fear of expressing oneself. life has a way of bringing us the situations and people we need to heal our issues. A badly aspected Venus has problems with love and relationship: giving too much. not giving enough. A badly aspected Mercury indicates a problem with thinking and communicating: talking too much. but there are also many therapies and other healing technologies available these days that can speed up our evolution. not going after what you want. or idealizing love and relationship. There are many types of life purposes. For example. drive. Some relate to the career and some don’t.
You can’t be fulfilled by someone else’s life purpose—only by yours. but only a few have life purposes that put them in the limelight. or gaining and communicating spiritual. An astrologer can’t know exactly how someone with the North Node in the ninth house in Aquarius is meant to express this. so what we do is ultimately significant and meaningful. for instance. the person might use the internet to disseminate his or her spiritual beliefs. Of course. doing anything other than your life purpose will not bring you fulfillment. If the North Node is in the sign Aquarius. and that is the North Node. The life purpose can be read in the chart by those who know how to read this. Most people have life purposes that are personally meaningful but may not have an obvious impact on the collective. In fact. these teachings will be new and cutting edge or technology might figure strongly into the life purpose. such as patience or tolerance of others. The good news is that whatever your life purpose is. the astrologer discovers how that person may already be expressing 12 . A number of factors point to it. fulfilling it will bring you fulfillment and give your life a sense of meaning. religious or philosophical understanding. but one factor in particular represents it. represents a life task that involves higher education. we often imagine something important or glamorous. The house and sign of the North Node generally define the area of life that the life purpose is involved with and the traits or qualities you will use and develop while fulfilling it.learning some lesson or developing a quality. even if not recognized by the collective. everything we do does affect everything else. no matter how simple it may be. For instance. but in talking to the person. law. The North Node in the ninth house. foreign countries or people. in which case their life purpose may not be apparent to them or to others. When we think of a life purpose.
most life purposes aren’t fulfilled until later in life. As a result. The more tuned into your intuition you are. Astrology gives you many clues to what your life purpose is so that you can feel more trusting of the intuitive guidance you receive. The sense of it is what drives us to fulfill it. designs life perfectly to gather all the wisdom and skills we need to do our life purpose well. drives in a particular direction. urges to act. and life makes it easy to move toward it and not easy to move away from it. on the other hand. the more likely you are to fulfill your life purpose in the most meaningful way. and messages and opportunities presented by others. They feel inspired to move toward it. Everyone feels their life purpose. The person will be drawn to the life purpose by various means by which essence reveals itself: through the intuition. The wheels of life move much more slowly than our egos would like. The soul. 13 .this or how he or she is drawn to expressing it. Exactly how the life purpose will be carried out isn’t predetermined. Everyone’s life purpose unfolds in its own time. Essence. Most life purposes take nearly a lifetime to acquire the skills and experience that allow it to be carried out. And yet. has to play it by ear. or essence. certain ways of fulfilling it will be more meaningful than others. we often have a sense of our life purpose decades earlier. but having a sense of it long before it is fulfilled can cause us to feel impatient and frustrated. Astrology can give you a sense of the timing of the unfolding of your life purpose as well as the timing of certain lessons and experiences. using the available opportunities and resources to fulfill its intent. however. This can help you accept that life is unfolding perfectly. inspiration. Nearly everyone fulfills their life purpose in some way. The ego can’t see the whole picture or what is required to do something well. Having some sense of what your life purpose is increases the likelihood that you will fulfill it in a more meaningful way.
14 . The Timing of the Unfolding of the Life Plan The transits and progressions activate the natal chart and bring about its potential. Our experiences are there for a reason. We can take as long as we want to learn from our experiences. The plan can be sabotaged. It has its own ideas about what it is time for. Accepting them and trusting that they hold something valuable for us ensures that we will learn what we need to from them. Resisting our experiences or feeling victimized by them will only delay our growth and the further unfolding of our plan. or even the ability to see that there is one. The plan unfolds intelligently and wisely according to what is needed. But there is a bigger picture—a plan (although a general one). It lacks the wisdom to understand the bigger picture. there is a time for everything. and this plan can’t be hurried.which can counteract the impatience of the ego and any negative stories it creates that cause you to feel frustrated or unsuccessful. The ego doesn’t have a sense of this timing. Certain experiences and lessons need to precede others. however. and this plan has its own timing. If we don’t learn what we need to learn from them. Life continues to bring us experiences until we get what is intended from them. by the ego. As they say. and the transits and progressions to the natal chart describe what it is a time for and how long that will last until it’s time for something else. and this causes suffering. The ego wants everything it wants right now. They bring about the challenges and opportunities that shape life. then we will have to learn some other way. which resists the experiences that are part of the plan.
Transits of Saturn. expansion. the spiritual understanding that astrology provides can help us trust the experience we are having and see that it is positive and leading to greater spiritual freedom and happiness. Transits of Pluto often bring loss or some crisis. and Pluto move us into new levels of consciousness. They make us restless to break out of restrictive structures. practicality. These challenges and limitations make us stronger and develop qualities like perseverance. bring us challenges. or an attitude. and responsibility. They redeem us from the suffering of the ego. and blessings. Transits of Jupiter bring us opportunities. They teach us to manage material and physical matters. easy growth. After a transit of Pluto. something has fundamentally and permanently changed— some structure in our life. They dash our illusions and bring us back to what is Real and true. which transforms us or our life in some way. higher consciousness. and hard work. new ideas. They break the hold of the egoic mind and move us into greater alignment with essence. to the Oneness. Transits of Uranus bring new insights. a relationship. 15 . and are particularly active during awakening or leading up to it. we are never the same. to be the unique self that we are. limitations. Transits of Neptune dissolve the ego and connect us more fully to essence. and possibly awakening. as the ego resists change and the dissolution of itself. Neptune. When we are undergoing such a transit. to be the individual we were meant to be. benefits. a way of being. It doesn’t give up its hold easily.The transits of the various planets bring us very different experiences. on the other hand. to be free. good karma. but the process is sometimes painful. The transits of Uranus. They open up our Hearts and our compassion and our desire to serve.
hasty. independent. stingy. creative. courageous. a leader. attached. selfindulgent. persistent. headstrong. pushy. enterprising. practical. sensual. domineering. Steven Forrest. stable. self-directed. to protect the weak. to champion a cause. a true sense of values 16 . discovery. security-oriented. Liz Greene. lacks follow-through. productive. to pioneer. reckless. flexibility. unspiritual. dull.Appendix: The Signs of Astrology Note: If you wish to study astrology further. conventional. Robert Hand. competitive. passionate. conservation of energy. direct. confrontative. assertive. greedy. independence. impatient. Howard Sasportas. acquisitive. to be first Positive expression: initiating. confident. honors tradition. conformist. gluttonous Needs to learn: detachment. to be productive Positive expression: loyal. artistic. and Marion March and Joan Mc Evers. selfsufficient. self-assertion. easygoing. managerial. security. boring. steady. over-active. uncooperative. initiative. quick-tempered. spontaneous. knows how to make money. plodding. Stephen Arroyo. outgoing. a good place to start is Skye Alexander’s Planets in Signs and Linda Goodman’s classic book: Sun Signs. money and material possessions. self-reliant. hedonistic. For a more serious study of astrology. foolhardy. leadership. individualistic. patient. any books by the following authors are recommended: Tracy Marks. materialistic. determined. affectionate. self-motivated. active. slow. ultraconservative. pioneering. resourceful. risk-taking. Appreciation goes to Tracy Marks for allowing me to use some of her material in the following descriptions of the signs. comfort. unoriginal. lazy. aggressive. expressive Negative expression: impulsive. egocentric. strong-willed. Maritha Pottenger. pushy. straightforward. dynamic. cooperation. unchanging. hard-working. argumentative. ARIES Needs: freedom. careless. conserving. pleasure-loving Negative expression: possessive. completion TAURUS Needs: sensual pleasures. reliable. gentle. combative. self-absorbed Needs to learn: patience. rash. stubborn. inspiring. restless. jealous. beauty. energetic. obstinate.
softhearted. domestic. two-faced. financial and emotional security Positive expression: maternal. dexterous. rational. devoted. talks too much. gossipy. chit chats. unfeeling. amusing. suffocating. inconsistent. familyoriented. protective. curious. fickle. independence 17 . overly logical. rationalizing. dependent. detached. nervous. clever. parasitic. sociable. high-strung. stay-at-home. to teach. changeable. withdrawn. uncommitted. to learn. to focus the mind CANCER Needs: to give and receive nurturing. restless. eloquent. honors the past. helpful. unreliable. overly emotional.GEMINI Needs: to know. lacking concentration. unphilosophical. provincial. jack of all trades. clings to the past. nourishing. versatile. nurturing. possessive. self-protective. tolerant. moody. self-pitying Needs to learn: objectivity. martyr. flighty. clinging. witty Negative expression: scattered. scientific. psychic. cautious. congenial. overly sentimental. hypersensitive. verbal. to write. quick. home. to communicate. alert. shallow. articulate. intuitive. sensitive. tenacious. to make contact with people and the environment Positive expression: adaptable. conservative Negative expression: smothering. needy. thrifty. reserved. lively. knowledgeable. easily hurt. passive. overly impressionable. clannish. ambivalent. loyal. involved with trivia. lacking purpose or depth of understanding. manipulative. agile. dabbling. imitative. loses self in others. secretive. superficial. to move about. deeply feeling. maudlin. family. logical. dishonest Needs to learn: discrimination. roots. cunning. many interests.
unassuming. leadership. health-conscious Negative expression: picky. warm. commanding. submissive. humble. studious. mentally sharp. overbearing. incapable of being serious. dignified. dramatic. timid. arrogant. powerful. selfdeprecating. systematic. helpful. generous. self-assured. thorough. intolerant. indulgent. discriminating. prudish. detail-oriented. fussy. affectionate. self-expressive Negative expression: egocentric. cooperation. capable of managing and leading. love Positive expression: confident. perfectionistic. heal others. must be the center of attention Needs to learn: humility. bossy. strong-willed. complaining. discriminate. analyze. industrious. benevolent. melodramatic. creativity. self-indulgent. organized. adaptability VIRGO Needs: to be efficient and useful. workaholic. recognition. entertaining. hypercritical. determined. subservient. organize. serve. independent. self-important. analytical. ostentatious. self-expression. self-critical. servile. anxious. negative. conscientious. do things well Positive expression: exacting. worrying. show-off. lightheartedness 18 . efficient. hypochondriac. loyal. finicky. creative. independence. responsible. dependable. cannot relax. authority. dominating. spontaneous. strong. womanizing. orderly. methodical. overly fastidious. playful. romantic. magnanimous. devoted to work and service. modest. charismatic. food fanatic Needs to learn: tolerance of imperfections in oneself and others. extravagant. fun-loving. diligent. admiration. faithful.LEO Needs: ego expansion. attend to details. nagging. petty. always busy. needs excessive love and admiration. overly analytical. childish. powermad. meticulous. snobbish.
indecisive. to explore and uncover what is hidden or esoteric. courageous. peace-loving. scheming. overemphasizing appearances. controlling. harmony. mediating. unable to accept reality Needs to learn: decisiveness. psychological and metaphysical understanding Positive expression: deeply feeling. strong aesthetic sense. good taste. likeable. mysterious. hospitable. agreeable. lustful. subversive. brooding. independence. just. superficial. balance. manipulative. harmonious. probing. morbid. possessive. effective in emergencies. exploitative. peace Positive expression: relationship-oriented. sees all sides. resourceful. sociable. penetrating. loyal. profound. vacillating. self-transformation. tactful. reserved. sharing. magnetic. pleasing. revengeful. refined. strong-willed. cruel. self-disciplined. strong. elegant. unforgiving. power. ruthless. destructive. unyielding. intimacy. insightful. intense. overly accommodating. placating. jealous. compliant. beauty.LIBRA Needs: partnership. charming. justice. capable of psychological and spiritual transformation Negative expression: overly intense. control. passionate. fair. repressed Needs to learn: forgiveness. thorough. judgmental. letting go. obsessive. diplomatic. persevering. cooperating. violent. self-protective. vain. selfcontrolled. correct use of power 19 . beautyconscious. artistic. dependent. idealistic Negative expression: other-oriented. cultured. resentful. determined. extremist. secretive. willful. poised. investigating. self-assertion SCORPIO Needs: self-mastery.
cold. exploration Positive expression: purposeful. fatherly. repressed. stingy. cynical.SAGITTARIUS Needs: independence. flexibility. cannot tolerate restrictions Needs to learn: tolerance. seeking meaning and understanding. self-disciplined. goal-directed. prophetic. enlightened. overly abstract. exaggerating. leadership. ethical. philosophical. inhibited. overextended. self-sufficient. reserved. responsibility CAPRICORN Needs: structure. practical. exploitative Needs to learn: sociability. direct. outdoorsy Negative expression: impractical. outspoken. reliable. scrupulous. status-seeking. self-reliant. open-minded. control. rigid. cruel. materialistic. restless. understanding. having faith. optimistic. wise. persevering. idealistic. aspiring. adheres to rules. conservative. hard-working. improvement. jovial. unrealistic. power. kindness. enterprising. status. enthusiastic. ultra-conventional. successful. tactless. cautious. tact. authoritarian. freedom. misanthropic. recognition. long-winded. harsh. stoical. power-hungry. ambitious. achieving. perfectionistic. wanderlust. prudent. generous. managerial. travel. profound. responsibility. thrifty. diligent. brooding. moralistic. domineering. gloomy. goals. self-improving. inspirational. frank. dogmatic. likeable. carefree. philosophy or belief system. overly cautious. irresponsible. growth. careless. dutiful. calculating. controlled. truthful. principled. guiding. hypocritical. blunt. extravagant. wellread. preachy. closed. achievement. future-oriented. blindly optimistic. persistent. powerful. executive capability Negative expression: pessimistic. distrustful. freedom-loving. responsible. wasteful. unreliable. moderation. happy-go-lucky. obsessed with rules/formalities. fearful. lightheartedness 20 . meaning. openhearted. exploring. discerning. earnest. didactic. sensitivity. realistic. teaching. intolerant. security Positive expression: serious. insensitive.
weak-willed. perseverance. original. individualistic. bizarre. strong will Negative expression: coolly logical. martyr. agreeable. impractical. evasive. aloof. equality. spiritual. introspective. kind. giving. remote. determined. individualism. unrealistic. spacey. group involvement. inspired. poetic. unselfish. easily hurt. unpretentious. selfdeprecating. idealistic. confused. revolutionary. serenity. friendship. easily influenced. daydreaming. forgiving. idealistic. soft. unprejudiced. to reform Positive expression: intellectual. tolerant. devious. timid. easy to please. imaginative. mystical. ideal love. unusual. emotional closeness. scientific. progressive. humanitarian. independent. utopian. innovative. change. intuitive. unconventional. going with the flow. reformist. sympathetic. radical. openminded. indirect. friendly. spirituality. parasitic. lost. meek. humble. contrary. creative. intuitive. rebellious. sacrificing. self-assertion 21 . deceptive. devotional. mellow. intolerant of rules and restraint. lawless. kind. compassionate. community. inspirational. uncommitted Needs to learn: to be intimate and personal PISCES Needs: transcendence. submissive. visionary Negative expression: directionless. deluded. politically active. beauty. transcendent. tolerant. overly impressionable. independence. unassertive. overly sacrificing. detached. cowardly. self-pitying. impersonal. dependent. gentle. unique. impractical. sensitive. trusting. easily victimized. to invent. psychic. new knowledge. inventive. accepting. independence. to serve others Positive expression: flexible. oversensitive. eccentric. musical. weak.AQUARIUS Needs: brotherhood. shocking. erratic. freedom. surrendering. drug or alcohol addicted Needs to learn: responsibility. privacy. undiscriminating. escapist. unpredictable.
Waking up means allowing the Self to live through you as this character. Gina Lake has dedicated herself to helping others discover their true nature and uncover and heal whatever interferes with doing that through counseling. The chart also gives you a glimpse of the bigger picture. assistance in healing longstanding issues. and writing. since 1989. Predictions.About Gina Lake: After having a spiritual awakening in 1999. which is what it came here to do. misunderstandings. Gina has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and over twenty years experience as an astrologer and a channel. and beliefs that keep you tied to the egoic state of consciousness. An understanding of your chart can help you express the joy of the Self rather than the suffering of the ego through this character you call you.com 22 . Astrology for Awakening You are the Self (the Divine) in disguise! And what a great disguise it is! Discover the personality structure. or information about others without their permission are not part of this exploration. past-life readings. particularly related to your personal and spiritual growth. strengths. Every desire and drive is there for a reason.radicalhappiness. Find out what its intentions are for you and how you (the ego and conditioning) might be interfering with these goals. and past-life regression. ABOUT CONSULTATIONS Gina Lake offers two types of consultations: an astrological consultation or a channeled session. For more information: www. These sessions may include a clearing of negative energies. health readings. intensives. You may ask questions about the nature of life and about personal issues. a collective consciousness on the mid-causal plane. The Self has a reason for creating you just this way. Theo will help you awaken to your true nature by exploring any personal or psychological issues. Channeled Guidance for Awakening Gina has been channeling Theodore. financial advice. She is the author of seven books about awakening. and weaknesses of this character you are playing and how it is serving (or not serving) you and the Self that is living through you. which will help you understand whatever you are going through and embrace it for the gift that it is. with a focus on helping people find and fulfill their life purpose. Their goal is to help you understand yourself and whatever programming interferes with awakening to your true nature and living the life you were meant to live.
Exercises throughout provide an opportunity for practicing and integrating the understanding.Books by Gina Lake Radical Happiness: A Guide to Awakening provides the keys to experiencing the happiness that is ever-present and not dependent on circumstances. Exercises throughout provide an opportunity for practicing and integrating the understanding. use meditation. It is essentially about how to be happy regardless of your desires. What do you really want? Do you want what you want or do you want love? –from the Introduction $14. and gratitude. This happiness doesn’t come from getting what you want but from wanting what already is. Conditioning is healed when we meet our true Self. $14.95 Getting Free: How to Move Beyond Conditioning and Be Happy. This is a radical perspective! Radical Happiness describes the nature of the egoic state of consciousness. Getting Free will help you change your relationship to your mind. So. where Oneness and love exist. It points out many of the myths about desire. or liberation. One is dominated by the egodriven mind. Being in the flow and not being in the flow are two very different states. $14. It comes from realizing that who you think you are is not who you really are. how this interferes with happiness. the divine within each of us. which keep you tied to them and the suffering they create. images. desires. but to do this we first have to become very familiar with the false self. and what awakening and enlightenment are. judgment. not thinking. It is ultimately about becoming a lover of life rather than a desirer because these two things—love and desire—are at odds. romantic illusions. It will also help you reprogram your mind. To be free from your conditioning requires a new way of thinking or. The flow is the experience of essence—your true self—as it lives life through you and fulfills its purpose for this life. and differences to the experience of love and Oneness with another. it is also about spiritual freedom. Getting Free will help you determine what is false and true within yourself. prayer. and be with others from there. forgiveness.95 Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don’t Get What You Want will help you relate to your desires in a way that reduces suffering and increases joy.95 Return to Essence: How to Be in the Flow and Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose describes how to get into the flow and stay there and how to live life from there. fantasies. Choosing Love describes how to move beyond conditioning. your ideas.95 Choosing Love: How to Find True Love and Keep It Alive. Having a truly meaningful relationship requires choosing love over your conditioning. anger. the mind’s role in maintaining it. It explains how to drop into the core of your Being. which comes from letting the Heart guide you instead of the ego. You are meant to live in the flow. while the other is the domain of essence. and beliefs. clear negative thoughts and self-images. Exercises are included to help you apply the information and transform your experience of life—and become happier! $14. that is. rather. which is the cause of suffering. and you must choose between them. work with spiritual forces to assist healing 23 .
Full of clear insight and wisdom. 24 . Exercises throughout provide an opportunity for practicing and integrating the understanding. It also explains how to overcome stumbling blocks to being in the now. and other conditioned ideas that are behind human suffering. $13.95 Embracing the Now: Finding Peace and Happiness in What Is. and it is not choreographed by improvised. $15. how to become free of your conditioning. and you are part of that and a unique expression of it and the means by which it experiences and explores life. and heal entrenched issues from the past.com. misunderstandings. The now—this moment—is the true source of happiness and peace and the key to living a fulfilled and meaningful life. it explains how the mind keeps you from being in the now. judgments. please visit the “Books” page at www. and what living from there is like. Living Your Destiny will help you identify this purpose and inspire you to be true to it.95 For more information or to order. how to recognize yours. $15.and clear negativity. doubts. how to develop a connection with the Heart. Your life is a dance between you as the Creator and you as a human creator. and how to live your life purpose fully. Embracing the Now is a collection of essays whose common thread is the now. how the Heart speaks to you.radicalhappiness. how you are led to it. Your life purpose is the intent of this Intelligence as it lives through you.95 Living Your Destiny: How to Live the Life that Is Meant for You. such as fears. Behind all life is an Intelligence. how to move into the now and stay there. desires. distrust of life. It explains the variety of life purposes.
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