People often ask how to best make sense of all this… For example “reading the latest Libra-Aries article, if I’m not a Libra is this still relevant to me?” Or what if I have Libra Ascendant? Or Libra Sun or Moon?
Soul Astrology is the Astrology of our inner world. When we understand our Astrological (natal) chart, from a Soul-centered perspective, it can give our life purpose, and meaning.
To work with Soul Astrology as an effective tool for understanding your life and soul purpose you first need to know at least three things:
Your Ascendant, Your Sun Sign and Your Moon Sign. (If you don’t know these, email your date, time and location of birth to ruth@SoulAstrologyWithRuth.com and I’ll tell you.) Next you’ll need to understand how they relate to you, and to each other. This is outlined below.
Your Soul Sign – the Ascendant
The Ascendant is your Soul Sign and the potential for your highest expression. In this lifetime. It is the most important sign in Soul Astrology.
Your Soul Sign indicates your innate core essence. The essence of who you really are. But this will remain latent while you are identified with, and driven by, the needs of the personality.
Our spiritual development involves realizing this core energy and expressing it into the world. Becoming a fully Soul-centered individual.
A Fully Integrated Individual
A fully Soul_Centered individual is fully integrated*. This means they have integrated their Soul and Personality and can access and fully express the highest octave of each sign. They will no longer experience polarity, so they can express the highest octave of Aries-Libra, Taurus-Scorpio, Gemini-Sagittarius, and so forth. Read about the Soul Purpose of all twelve signs HERE.
Your Personality Signs
Like the black and white yin/yang symbol, your personality has two sides. One which is in the light, so you are aware of it, the other is hidden, so you are less aware, if at all.
In Soul Astrology these two aspects of your personality are represented by your Sun and Moon Signs.
Your Sun Sign
This is one half of your personality: the part that you are aware of because it is in the light. It is your ‘modus operandi’ (MO), your main way of perceiving the world and navigating your way through it.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), your default position will be thinking your way through life;
Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) will feel your way forward;
Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) will focus on action and
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will want all the practicalities organized and the physical infrastructures in place.
Your Moon Sign
This is the other half of your personality. It is your shadow, or the side of your personality that is most difficult for you to see because it is in the dark. Until you do some personal and spiritual development, this will be your blind spot.
However, it is who we become in relationship. It is our emotional ‘MO’, so in terms of how you relate with, and experience others, emotionally, your experience will be influenced largely by your Moon sign. It is your emotional world, and it is revealed to you through your relationships with others.
You can already see the combinations of personality types that are possible. For example if your Sun is Gemini and Moon is Cancer, your ‘MO’ will be thinking/feeling. You will basically be a thinking/feeling type. The combinations are many depending upon the various Sun/Moon signs, such as thinking/thinking; thinking/feeling; thinking/action; thinking/practical, or feeling/thinking; feeling/feeling, feeling/action, practical/action and so forth. You get the idea.
Take a moment now, to identify your personality type, simply based on your Sun/Moon sign. As mentioned above, this is how you mainly operate out in the world, and in your relationships, and it is learned behavior.
To find out what wants to be expressed in the world through you, you need to now look deeply at your Soul Sign. This is your light, that wants to shine!
Read about the Soul Purpose of your Rising Sign HERE
If you reflect back over your life, you will see how the light of your Soul (Your Rising Sign) has always been shining through the ‘lens’ of your personality (Sun and Moon signs).
Ruth Hadikin is a Soul Path Coach, Author and Soul Astrologer.
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*In Esoteric Astrology the language of the three ‘crosses’ is used to explain three levels of our spiritual development. It is too complex for our purposes here, but for those who are interested you can read about the Mutable, Fixed and Cardinal crosses in the book “Esoteric Astrology” by Alice A. Bailey.
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