A few years ago, I was in deep conversation with a psychic friend of mine when she made a comment that has been stuck in my mind ever since. I, of course, was talking about energy healing and the meanings/energies of different crystals and other healing tools and she responded by saying “That’s just the modern interpretation of it. You don’t realize these things have been around for thousands of years and every so often someone new comes along and either changes its meaning or updates it to reflect current society”. I didn’t really like this comment! It made me second-guess my own beliefs but as time goes by I realize more and more how my friend was a catalyst in changing my perspectives about the meanings of things.
My recent realization about how meanings of other things have changed is with Astrology and its interpretations. About 25 years ago I had a new obsession with Astrology and creating birth (natal) charts. A birth chart is basically a map of our solar system and the exact positions of the planets, in relation to the Earth and also in aspect with zodiac signs, at the exact time of our birth. I found this data fascinating because not only did I realize we could map stuff like this, but as I studied the “interpretations and influences” of my personal planets it helped me give reason to WHY I had certain personality traits and/or struggles. It also allowed me to realize more about myself and, at that time, showed me which areas of my life had extra influence via alignments of particular planets and other astrological signs and houses.
Here I am now, 25 years later, “revisiting” the fine details of my natal birth chart even though I have continued to use astrology to a certain extent ever since my first discovery of it. What triggered me to revisit the details of my original chart was a video I watched about Virgo Archetypes (I’m a Virgo) and how Virgo influences internalization of experiences as it moves across your personal planets, etc. This video made me think about how I have created and reacted to my own experiences in life so far and it struck something deep and profound within me. My exact thoughts were “OH! Is THIS why I feel everything so deeply??” Thus the return to my own natal birth chart (just the other day) and I noticed that Virgo has strong influence over 4 planets that happened to be in my 7th House (of Relationships) and it was that moment that I realized that there is a reason why I am living through this crazy analyzation and justification process of all the people I’ve been close to in my life. It’s also been the subject of my books. D’oh! You see, I have the tendency to get lost in my life experiences sometimes so much so that I forget to keep my eye on the bigger picture. It takes strong realizations like these to make me realize what I am doing, and it is times like now when I’ve been feeling a bit “stuck” in my current life situation when I start being drawn to certain articles and videos … it’s the spirit worlds way of sending me messages to help me on my journey.
In a nutshell I want to point out those particular planets in my 7th House of Relationships. They are Pluto (the planet of obsessions) Mercury (organization and analyzation) Venus (planet of love and harmony) and Uranus (planet of WEIRDOS and eccentricity)! Just knowing a reason “why” I experience things the way that I do helps me in continuing my quest in life for whatever it is I am currently questing. It may not need to make sense, and I’m ok with that; I’m just glad that I am not necessarily losing my mind and there is in fact a reason for my madness … and my obsessions.
Onward and upward. The show must go on! So what was it that I was doing? Oh yes, I have previously chosen a fun summer job to experience a new sense of community and interacting with others and, of course, to make money so I can pay for the stuff I need to pay for. How will this end? I don’t yet know, but I think for the most part I am having fun within it and I’m also learning how to balance my emotions and energies each day as I go along. All any of us can do is keep moving forward, one day at a time, and today I will continue my “Pluto in Virgo in 7th House” and obsess over all the lovely tiny details that the Universe has created for me to experience, via my natal birth chart.
Deep breath in, deep breath out. Today is a new day, a new me, a new perspective and new energy. Go personalize your own experience today! If you would like a free astrology birth chart and interpretation I recommend you visit Barbara Goldsmith Free Report