Sunday, August 29, 2021

Drawing on Ancient Techniques to Map Out your Life

I recently discovered an astrology channel on YouTube that specializes in Hellenistic Astrology; it's called The Astrology Podcast and it has so many good videos 🌟 

Today I'd like to share one of their lengthy podcasts; it's more advanced than what I usually share but also simple in a way. It involves a predictive technique from Ancient Greece & Egypt that involves mapping out life phases based on the Lot of Spirit or Lot of Fortune (also known as the Arabic Parts).This technique called is Zodiacal Releasing. It maps out big chapters in your life along with high and low activity phases. 

I listened to the whole (4.5 hour) lecture on YouTube and then ran the dates for my LOT OF SPIRIT, which looks at career and overall life direction. It helps us break down our lives into chapters or story arcs where we have a build up period that involves laying the foundations for our future, before going into a peak activity period where things come into focus, and finally move into the last part of the story arc which is a continuation of our efforts to date. This story arc is repeated time and time again, sometimes with each story arc lasting 2-3 years (it depends on your natal chart). 

The peak activity dates line up with my CV, with the exact month & year for big shifts in my career. Sometimes down to the day, or even a few days difference (crazyyy). I was also thrown a curve ball in June and the specific day was highlighted 🀷🏻‍♀️ 

A Case Study of Zodiacal Releasing 

If you have been reading my blog for a while (been doing it 11 years), you may be familiar with some of my big pivot points over the last decade or more. 

Whenever you see something circled in blue, that is a peak activity period. Though as Chris points out in his podcast, it could be a subjectively pleasant or unpleasant experience - but one with lots of activity. Below are highlights for Level 2 peaks: 

- October 2004: This date is memorable because it brought a number of changes on a personal level. I spent some time abroad and loved it. It gave me an idea of the life I wanted to create. But that wouldn’t fall into place until the next peak period in 2008. 

I took a marketing job at Frito Lay in Mexico ('05) where I was involved with sports, film and TV promos - it might be the most fun that I've had in a job. The sign on that Peak Period is LEO, which also happens to be my North Node (soul growth). Leo is a playful sign, full of fun. 

BTW, I’m not sure if we are supposed to interpret the Zodiac sign or just look at timings. I have yet to take the 18-hour zodiac releasing class. 
- August 2008: I left Frito Lay in August 2008 (!!!). I still have an email that I sent to the HR manager on the 11th of August telling him I'd drop off my parking pass that week. At the time, I planned on traveling for 5-6 months and returning to Mexico to start a marketing consultancy with two friends. The next few months I went to India, Nepal and other places. 

As luck would have it, I stopped in London for a weekend, where a friend told me about a work visa that foreigners could apply for if their job back home was highly skilled. This had been a dream of mine! I moved to London, where I was lucky to find a job at Johnson & Johnson. I stayed for four years, while exploring intuition and energy healing on the side (a big shift for me). This blog began in September 2010 (HERE). 

- January 2013: I quit my marketing job to become an Energy Healer, leaving the company at the end of January. My first book was published shortly after, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love. I eventually moved back to Mexico. The next few years were interesting but rocky; it dawned on me that I wanted to focus on teaching but wasn't quite ready for that. Plus there is a difference between mastering the technical skills, shining a light on your ego / insecurities, and having a big picture awareness of how it all comes together. From 2016, I began experimenting with different ways to set up classes.

September 2017: There were two HUGE earthquakes in Mexico City that month. It was terrifying, honestly, but also beautiful in terms of how the city came together to pull through. I reached out to the yoga school where I'd been teaching and suggested a meditation fundraiser to help rebuild. The fundraiser was held on the 26th September 2017. This is when I finally found my footing with workshops and energy healing meditations. 

Since then I've had some changes — the pandemic has obviously thrown everyone a curve ball. Without going into too many details as this is already lengthy post, I had been planning on enrolling in a masters in counseling psychology this Fall. On the 25th of June 2021, the school that I still hope to attend decided not to open their campus, and I had to defer until next year. The L's are pivots. So that's that — it's eery how this technique fits. 

Philosophical Questions 

Chris Brennan, from The Astrology Podcast, raises a lot of questions around freewill and destiny. I feel that this technique can help us pinpoint high and low energy phases in our lives as well as pivot points. But ultimately the content of that life depends on the choices we make in a “choose your own adventure" sort of way, and on our willpower and actions taken. 

I’ve never been into predictions and feel that if we postpone taking action until the “right time,” we won’t get anywhere in life. That said, the dates in my Zodiac Release do line up with my past. This tool may be helpful for planning, and it's fascinating. 

➡️ Follow the link below to watch the podcastπŸ‘‡πŸ»

➡️ You can calculate your peak activity dates on the link below but it won’t make sense without the video (or at least part of it)!

If you’d prefer an intro to astrology, check out the Astrology Tab above ❤️

Reiki hugs, 



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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