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What is Karmic Astrology?

Sebastian Troy

Dear Sebastian

Astrology is a symbolic language that is used to interpret a specific moment in time at a specific place; a person’s birth time and place. Astrology looks at the relationship of the planets to each other and is just one of the many tools we can use to understand ourselves better. Karma refers to the universal law of cause and effect; “whatsoever a man soweth, that he also reap.” It is the view that life as a continuous cycle and it is about achieving harmony in truth. Karma is about justice and balance through a process of understanding, compassion and empathy for ourselves and others.

Karmic Astrology symbolizes the belief in reincarnation; that we have had other lives before this one. In order to understand where we are and where we are going in this life, we need to know where we have been. The karmic astrological birth chart steps back from the time of birth to look at what occurred prior to coming to this life, which gives us a more complete picture of what we brought with us. With this knowledge we can then have a better understanding of our intentions, focus and directions for this life.

Each person is born at a time that is in harmony with their own individual condition. The birth time is a map of where we have come from and where we are going. It will show what you have experienced before this life, what has been learned and gained and also where your gifts lie. Each person has a gift that is unique and it is in the developing of this gift, to be expressed outwardly, that we are all striving for. Life is path of evolving and uncovering who we are and our own unique talents.

It is very easy to get into patterns that repeat themselves from one life to another, and it can be difficult to break that which is familiar. In other words, change is not always easy and therefore can be resisted. If we don’t make the changes when we should, then the next time this area of our birth chart is touched on, the pressure increases and crisis can be an extreme consequence.

Even though we have no memory of our past lives they still influence us in this life. There is a strong emotional connection to everything that we do, how we relate to ourselves, to others and to the outer world. Intensity of emotions can transcend time and therefore they can remain significant for long periods of time. This can not only just be applied to events in this life, but to that which has already occurred in other lives. So, we can respond with the same feelings to situations that trigger a memory whether it happened earlier in this life or in another.

There is no doubt that this is the life that is most important, as it is the one which is still subject to change, also we would be burdened by too many memories. Our lessons and the people with whom we surround ourselves with tend to also transcend time with us. We draw certain or particular people to us which impact our life lessons. These relationship dynamics can also be analyzed in synastry and composite charts. That is comparing two birth charts together which can illicit understanding about ourselves and how we relate to others. Relationships are a mirror to the self.

It is not possible to explore all of out past lives as they are too numerous, rather the birth chart focuses on only the ones which are related to this life’s lessons. Karmic Astrology is for those who question why things are happening as they are in their lives. Through this understanding we can then move in the direction that we need to. Though the experiences of life, the easy ones and the difficult ones, wisdom is developed and a broadening of our awareness not only of ourselves but others as well and our place in the scheme of things.


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