If a client has a Yod, the Astrologer can know the client was created for a specific purpose.It is right there in black and white. The Yod is called “The Finger of God”. The Yod is quite rare, so what does the Astrologer do when there is not one? Then, the Astrologer must look deeply into the chart to find the client’s purpose. The chart shows everything. The chart is that person’s blueprint for his life on earth. I have utmost respect for the charts as I think they are a gift from God to each man.
Let’s start with specifics. Look at your Ascendant. You have a Chart Ruler. This is the planet that rules the sign on your ASC. If you ASC is Libra, as mine is, your Chart ruler will be Venus because Venus is the planet that rules Libra. If you want me to make a chart of each sign and the planets that rule them, I will. If your ASC is Aries, your chart ruler will be Mars. If your ASC is Scorpio, your chart ruler will be Pluto.If your ASC is Taurus, your chart ruler will be Venus. If your ASC is Pisces, your chart ruler will be Neptune.
The House to which your chart ruler goes is pivotal for you. This house is ONE of your purposes. You were created to play out the sphere of this house. If you look at this one part in your chart, you will get much information. My chart ruler, Venus, resides in my 9th house, the house of spirituality, God and Astrology. Study the House in which your chart ruler resides. Spend time meditating on it. You will need to play out the affairs of this house in order to be at peace. Your purpose will not let you rest until we embrace it and act it out in our world. it. It is strange that way, but I think it is because it is a divine call by God.
Next, look to your Sun by sign and house. Your Sun is the most important planet in your chart for determining your purpose. Each person was made to be express his Sun sign as fully as he can. If you feel more aligned with your Moon, you are not in balance. Your Sun should be the “you of you” The Sun is at the center of the solar system just as YOUR Sun is at the center of you. Each Sun sign is very different. God has a divine plan for each person, as well as a plan for how we can help each other. Your Sun is a prominent part of this plan as you are the only and best you that exists. Never try to be someone else. Your purpose will never be found if you aspire to be another person, although we all get caught in this. Endeavor to be you, in all your craziness and flawed humanity.
Your Moon is your deepest you. It differs from the Sun in that the world sees the Sun but only your intimate few see your Moon. Your Moon is your most emotional self. You see out of the emotional lens of your moon It is the song of your deepest nature. It is your unique poetry but as far as external purpose in the world, it may be lesser unless it is conjuncts the MC. Then, your purpose will be to show your Moon. This brings me to the next category
Any planet conjunct the MC is a shining beacon of your purpose. Study these planets well, as you will not be at peace until you live them out in a public setting. You should check for any asteroids that conjunct your MC too, as your MC is a very personal point. It is your angle to the world. We have 4 angles in the chart–the ASC, IC, DSC and MC. The MC is one’s public face, as well as one’s gifts to the world.
My dear friend Jen told me that I forgot a very important part–The North Node. That’s what friends are for 😀 The North Node is one of the most important parts of the natal chart as well as synastry or Composite. In synastry or Composite, if you violate the NN, you will pay. I have an article on the NN and synastry and it is one of my most popular. The NN strikes a chord in people, as well it should. We are talking about the natal now and your purpose, so we will stick to that.
The NN is your guidepost. If one was losing weight, one might put a picture of a slim woman on one’s refrigerator. That picture would be one’s guidepost. The chart provides the NN in the same way. Pay careful attention to what conjuncts your NN, planet or asteroid. Planets have more power than asteroids by the sheer energy of the planets. However, an asteroid in a very close orb has quite a bit of power, too. With asteroids, the orb should be exact to two degrees. A wider orb than that is ambient, if anything.
Any planet conjunct your NN is your purpose. You will be forced to learn the nature of that planet through life experiences. You can transmute a hard asteroid like Nessus into working with abused children and not being an abuser yourself. However, I feel that you will probably abuse before you learn the lessons. Yes, this is a controversial statement. However, I believe it to be true. If Dejanira conjuncts your NN, you will probably be victimized before you can take that experience and use it to help others. If you have a planet such as Venus, you will learn the nature of love. If you have Mars, you will learn the nature of drives such as aggression, goal setting and passion. If Pluto, power. If Uranus, great ingenuity and mental brilliance of a unique and rebellious to society nature. If Saturn, maturity, delayed gratification and success by slow step by step movement. If Chiron, pain. If Nessus, abuse. If Dejanira, victimization. If Sedna, betrayal. If Ixxion, lawlessness by either breaking the law yourself, being the victim of someone else doing this or working in this field. perhaps. If Lilith, raw sexuality. I will write an article on the NN in the natal chart. I think people would like and I could elaborate more.
For this article, suffice it to say that you should become a master of your NN. The conjunction is the strongest aspect of all the aspects, The energy and power of the conjunction is more intense than that of a trine, square, sextile and opposition. Think of sitting closest to a fire. The conjunction is the same. However, watch all aspects to your NN as they will provide a plethora of valuable information. Look at every single trine or sextile as this will be ease in meeting your life purpose. Look at every opposition, as this will be a hard balancing act in meeting your life purpose. Look at every square, as here you may be stuck. The square may be life long struggles for you and an impediment to reaching your life purpose. I do not whitewash the chart as some Astrologers do and say every aspect is good. Some aspects cannot be resolved but they force you to push against yourself and outside of yourself, so are they bad? That is a good question and one to which I don’t know the answer, as it is in the domain of God.
Now to the inner workings of your chart. Your chart is an expression of the inner workings of you just as a fancy Italian sports car has an owner’s manual. You are much more complicated than an Italian sports car. You are much more complicated than the Shuttle. The chart will open you up to yourself more than 1000 years of therapy, in my opinion. Study your struggles(weaknesses) and your strengths. Your purpose will embody both. How can you help others if you have not suffered in the same way? If you have not, you will give platitudes. Platitudes are the soup du jour of the current day. People who give platitudes do not understand pain. Your struggles force you to confront pain. Your strengths help you rise above. The squares and oppositions will be your struggles. The trines and sextiles will be your gifts. The conjunctions can go either way based on the planets involved. A Uranus conjunction is very hard. A Jupiter conjunction is a gift. A Pluto conjunction could be either. Pluto amps you up like a body builder on steroids. Is this good? It is debatable. A Mars conjunction may be good as it gives you fire, confidence and a go -getter drive. However, it may be too strong and make you too much of a go-getter and you could burn yourself out.. A Venus conjunction would be a gift as Venus is the planet of love and you can never get or give too much love. One needs to look at each conjunction in light of the whole chart.These are some examples of conjunctions but not an exhaustive list. I will write a separate article on conjunctions in the natal chart, if you want.
Back to one’s purpose. Your purpose is an outgrowth of who you are, more specifically who you were created to be. You are not a mistake. Even if you were not wanted, God wanted you. That is evidenced by your being here, on planet earth. You were knit together by God. Your chart can show your exact knitting pattern. Jump in and find out who you were created to be. The unexamined life is not worth living. Find the treasure that is you!