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.
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.
The 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.
The 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!
Transcending your Personality Signs
Your personality is learned behavior. All of the tendencies, predilections, skills, preferences, likes, dislikes, habits, gifts, talents, some good, some bad. It is all the product of your ‘conditioning’. Which means it is learned behavior that has accumulated over many lifetimes and is currently who we believe ourselves to be, but it is not our spirit. It has been conditioned by the people, groups, societies and environments that you have found yourself in, from one lifetime to another.
Your work in this lifetime is to release the identification with these behaviors. This doesn’t mean losing your personality. It means recognizing who you really are: your Soul. Then working to become Soul-Centered so you may live the highest expression of that.
You do this by first of all identifying the highest octave/ expression of your Soul Sign, and then looking to where that shows up in your life. Then explore ways you can be more of that: bringing more of your Soul’s expression forward into the world. This is where your creativity comes in. All of your inventiveness and inspiration comes from your Soul.
Next we look at where the fears and lower octaves of your personality signs may be distracting you, and even sabotaging your efforts. For example if you have Moon in Pisces do you allow yourself to be paralyzed by irrational fears and negativity? Or if you have Sun in Aries do you really believe you are surrounded by fools who are blocking your progress? Discovering and standing in your Soul-light can really help you to shift some of the deeply-entrenched limiting beliefs and behavior patterns of your personality.
Once this is achieved you will then (in addition to expressing your highest Soul-Light) also be able to realize the highest expression of your Sun and Moon signs. You will utilize the gifts and talents wrapped up in your Sun/Moon ‘package’ in the fullest expression of your Soul’s work.
Once you are fully Soul–centered you do not lose the talents inherent in your personality signs: you don’t stop thinking, feeling, acting and/or organizing physical resources; rather these activities become an integral expression of your Soul-light.
The Zodiac Through The Seasons
First of all, during Libra season each year (and the same goes for each Zodiac Sign) the Angel of Libra is currently over-lighting the whole of Humanity.
During this period (Libra) it is an ideal time to meditate upon harmony and right relations (for other signs/ seasons see my monthly newsletter**). We are all being bathed with these benefic energies, and can make use of them to advance our personal and spiritual development.
They are here for the purpose of our collective evolution, to prepare us as we advance into the Aquarian Age.
As we go through each Full Sun-Moon cycle, it would be of the greatest benefit for us each to meditate upon the highest octave of the current sign (this month Libra) and to aspire to bring that expression into the world through and for ourselves.
If you have personal planets in the ‘seasonal’ sign (Ascendant, Sun/Moon) it just means that this energy has more emphasis for your own personal spiritual development. However the energy, and the benefit, is here for us all.
Now you know how you can use the information about your Soul Sign and your Personality Signs, and how to relate that to the monthly Sun-Moon signs, to understand your life and soul purpose. It is a tool for spiritual growth. What matters most is where you place your attention: on your Soul’s highest expression.
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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