Monday, August 16, 2021

The Astrology of your Higher Self

Hi Chickpeas! I discovered something new yesterday and couldn't wait to share it with you. This is an intermediate astrology post and requires a basic knowledge of your astrology chart. If you are new to natal astrology or if you haven't seen your chart, you'll find a (long) introduction HERE

About twelve years ago I came across a book called Astrology for the Soul, by Jan Spiller. It looks at astrology as a path to happiness rather than a predictive tool. Jan focuses on the Nodes of the Moon. 

The theory is that we all have behaviors that we might have learned from our families (or in past lives) and that have become exaggerated; what once was a personal strength is overdone and it becomes a stumbling block in our lives. To get past this pattern, you are encouraged to do the opposite of what comes naturally to you. 

The Astrology of your Higher Self

What we need to outgrow to find happiness and satisfaction is represented by the South Node of the Moon; we become well rounded by consciously leaving behind the unhealthy traits of our South Node and leaning into the characteristics of our North Node. The two Signs are opposites on the Zodiac Wheel. 

For example, Virgo and Pisces are opposites. Pisces North Node is encouraged to go with the flow, to lean into their intuition, to develop compassion and to trust that the Universe will take care of their next steps. Virgo North Node is called to be pragmatic, to take care of herself and to double check plans before proceeding - providing a framework for the intuition and compassion that are already there. Two sides of the same coin. 

While we might feel very comfortable with our South Node, the North Node represents our biggest discomfort (but also the greatest potential for joy). Jan's book is fantastic. It goes through each sign in detail, along with tips on how to ease yourself into your North Node. Nevertheless, it is hard and I would highly recommend taking your North Node to a counseling psychologist and asking them to help you work through it 💛

You can print out your natal chart at astro.com and join me on Instagram every Thursday for tips on how to read your chart. We are starting from scratch - looking at the different aspects of the psyche and our spiritual DNA through the astrology chart. The natal chart tells us about the human psyche; it is an invaluable tool for personal development. The more you work through the ins and outs of your natal chart, the easier it is for you to connect with your Higher Self and all of the wisdom, compassion and power that your soul has to offer! 



ReRouting Your Chart 💜

Yesterday I was fiddling around on astro.com, looking through the Extended Chart Selection and I saw something called the Draconic Zodiac as an option for chart drawings. Weird name, I know!

It's an astrology chart that is based on the Dragon's Head & Tail (another name for the Moon's Nodes). This is the big discovery: the Draconic Chart is said to map out your Higher or Spiritual Self’s astrology chart, taking the point of the North Node in your natal chart as 'zero degrees Aries' and going from there. 

The planets stay in the same Houses, but the Zodiac signs move in the Draconic chart. My natal Sun is in Aquarius and my Natal Moon is in Capricorn - my Draconic Sun is in Virgo with the D-Moon in LEO. I have always felt like I needed a LEO Moon to thrive and it turns out that on a soul level, I have a Leo Moon! 

That Leo energy feels like it is just out of reach and funny enough, the past few years I have been meditating to connect with my Higher Self and with the Zodiac sign of Leo. The more I meditate with Leo energy, for example by connecting with the Sun or Moon when they transit Leo, the more familiar and accessible that energy feels. 

The Moon circles through the Zodiac every month; we can piggyback on its transits to connect with the Zodiac sign that we want to integrate and activate. The Moon in Leo gives us confidence, creativity and charisma, while the Moon in Water signs such as Cancer or Scorpio give us empathy and intuition, etc. 

Integrating What Is Hidden 

The Moon represents our emotions, what gives us security and to an extent, the unconscious. When we work with astrology we bring all of that to the surface in a way that empowers us. The Draconic Chart takes the Moon's North Node as a starting point for personal growth. 

Jan Spiller's books were an awesome introduction to astrology and I keep coming back to them even 12 years later. Astrology for the Soul looks at the North Node, and then her later book on Spiritual Astrology points to your purpose and the lessons that we are able to share with others, consciously or unconsciously. The latter can be found in our prenatal eclipses; mine is in Leo. 

That Higher Self Moon in Leo comes in handy - it's funny that this light switched on just now when my Progressed Moon has found its way into LEO! 

I asked for tips in a wonderful Facebook group and had two suggestions: the first was to look at how your Natal and Draconic charts overlap, especially looking at House placements in your Natal Chart (this had been my feeling too!) For example, Leo is in the 3rd House of my natal chart. My Draconic Moon will shine through that third house, impulsing all of the 3rd House themes. I also loved seeing my Draconic Mars & Jupiter in Aries - pushing through the 11th House of community and friendship. What it means, still not sure lol.

The second was a book recommendation: The Draconic Chart by Pamela Crane. 

How does this apply this to personal growth? I am new to Draconic Astrology, but if your Higher (Spiritual) Self complements your Human Self, it makes sense to compare the two, similar to relationships. For example, if your D-Sun is in Scorpio, look for Scorpio in your Natal Chart and see where Scorpio shines (in what House). The idea is for your Higher Self to empower your Human Self. We can align with our Higher Self and bring it's light and power to our lives in many ways - chakra meditations might be an easier way to go 😅

Hope this made some sense! If astrology is new to you, you'll find an introduction HERE and I will be posting about the basics of astrology on Insta every Thursday. We have to learn to read our natal astrology chart (birth chart) before looking at the Draconic chart or it won't make sense. If you'd like to sneak a peak at your Draconic Chart, have a look at your Draconic Sun Sign. It just might be the Lighthouse that guides you! 

Please reach out on Instagram if you have questions or comments! 

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

Ps ... The Draconic Zodiac is available at astro.com under Extended Chart Selection, where we choose between Tropical, Sidereal and Draconic. Most Western Astrologers are Tropical, which is based on the Seasons.


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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 






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