Astrology is the practice of reading personality
and life experience from the chart of the sky at a birth.
It involves the scientific calculation of planetary positions
with reference to the daily movement of the apparently revolving
sky, together with the calculation of the exact relationship
of the sky with the horizon at the place of the birth. It
also involves the art of interpreting those positions, once
calculated, so that the personality is recognisable, and significant
life events are seen to be reflected in the chart.
In Soul Astrology the perspective of the interpreter
assumes the spirit of a person to be one with the greater
spirit of life. The spirit knows exactly what it is doing
in producing a slow vibration body for its earthly experience.
The problem that we as spirit face, once the earthly life
is begun, is to remember who we really are and what we intended.
In Soul Astrology, the interpretation of a birth chart shows
the spiritual function of each of the planets, and the purpose
of the personality in this life. The word 'soul' is used to
express our sense of connection with spirit while in an earthly
In a nutshell, Soul Astrology
addresses the 'why' of life. If spirit is the creative
oneness of life, then everything is essentially a vibration
of spirit. Every aspect of the personality then has
creative purpose and the potential to radiate spiritual
beauty. Interpreting our charts this way enables us
to accept our various characteristics without judgement,
and our defensiveness falls away. We naturally learn
to act with love, and are better able to appreciate
experiences as opportunities for growth and happiness.
To achieve this, we need to look at the difficulties
a person may have with their daily experience. We first need
to accept that events and other people are generally not the
cause of our feelings and reactions, but the trigger. Our
reactions, physical and emotional, tend to be based on previous
experiences in this life or in other lifetimes, our own or
our ancestors. These old responses are triggered by the events
we experience now. This shows in a chart through the style
and relationship of the various planetary characteristics
with which we were born. So, what needs to be examined is
how those painful old reactions can be consciously replaced
with creative ones, using the same arrangement of planets.
It is as though we have a tool kit of qualities
and abilities that has not been explained to us, and we have
forgotten why we brought them. We often use the different
tools in ways that clash, creating painful inner life. When
we see the purpose for which our spirit might have intended
them, we can use them (respond) more appropriately, more skilfully,
and the inner experience becomes more satisfying and fulfilling.
A Soul Astrology interpretation of a birth chart
includes the spiritual, not just as another level but as the
purpose for our whole life. Everything happens within a spiritual
context and has spiritual purpose, so everything in the chart
is read as giving more information about our spiritual life.
And, because we are still living an earthly experience, this
interpretation translates the spiritual realisations into
useful adaptations of our behaviour in relationships and earthly