Past Lives Chart: RoadMap To Our Past
How I discovered this Chart
In the spring of the year 2000, I found myself one day suddenly perceiving my own chart in a whole new way. Rather than looking at the planets placed in the traditional counter-clockwise house system, I broke through to seeing them in a clockwise manner. See a sample chart. The traditional 12th house transformed right before my eyes into the Past Life Chart Ascendant! The traditional 11th house became the Past Life Chart 2nd house. The traditional Ascendant or 1st house cusp was now the past life 12th house. My Sagittarius Sun which was placed in the introspective, watery, traditional 8th house was now in the outgoing, fiery, Past Life Chart 5th house. This gave me a whole new perspective on my past lives.
When I presented this Past Life Chart concept, to the folks at Matrix Software, we knew immediately that I had tapped into some exciting unexplored territory. The result has been the release of the most innovative Past Life astrological chart and software program currently in existence.
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There is no sense waiting!! The report is in 4 sections: The Passport interprets your Past Life Ascendant, plus the Sun, Moon & Nodes of the Moon in their signs and past life houses. The Quest interprets your placements of Mercury, Venus, Mars & Jupiter in their signs and past life houses. The Journey interprets your placements of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto by sign and past life houses. The last section, the Footnotes, interprets your planetary aspects, signs on each house cusp and even retrograde planets, if you had one or more at birth. The report is about 25 pages in length.
More on the Technique
What makes this groundbreaking past lives chart unique is rather than having to choose a very selective and few symbols in the traditional chart as related to our past lives, this new approach allows for each planet, sign, house and aspect to be interpreted from a past life perspective. Each planet, from the Sun out to Pluto in the signs are traced to their past life roots as connected to a person's past life tendencies. Each is shown to be an accumulative and evolutionary factor in our development.
It's the past lives chart houses that truly separate this chart and report from any other past lives technique! The 12th house is the Past Lives Ascendant. In traditional astrology the 12th house is said to contain past life memories contained in our subconscious. Many have defined this house in terms of idealism and romanticism. Instead of this being a behind the scenes place as in the traditional chart, the 12th house (Past Lives Ascendant) is identified as a more forceful component of our nature and becomes a strong statement about our persona exhibited in past lives. It is shown to be a dynamic player containing many clues about our past life personality and creative flair. It represents the way our soul moved through past incarnations in search of identity on the physical plane.
Once again, it is the treatment of the houses that differentiates this chart from any other past life approach. The houses are counted in a clockwise direction, counting from the Past Lives Ascendant. The traditional 11th house now is the 2nd in the past lives chart. What was the 10th becomes the 3rd, the 9th is now the 4th, the 8th becomes the 5th, the 7th is now the 6th, the 6th is now the 7th, the 5th is now the 8th, the 4th is now the 9th, the 3rd is now the 10th, the 2nd is now the 11th, and what was the Ascendant or 1st house is now the 12th. We could say that the houses are being counted in a backward or retrograde direction in the past lives chart. It is interesting that retrograde motion is often considered by astrologers to have past life connections. The Nodes of the Moon always move retrograde in motion. And of course Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto move retrograde for various parts of a given year. What's interesting is that when a planet moves retrograde it is moving with the natural flow or rhythm of this past lives chart. The conventional chart houses are counted counter-clockwise. In a sense a retrograde moving planet (and Nodes of Moon) are moving against the grain of the traditional chart. They are very much at home in the past lives chart and love to be interpreted from their past life house (and even sign) positions!
The Nodes of the Moon
What about the Nodes of the Moon? Most astrologers treat the North Node as related to the current life or the path we are supposed to take in this incarnation. The South Node has been referred to as containing our past life memories or a past life memory chip implanted in our consciousness at birth. The South Node is usually considered a karmic point in the chart that we are trying to better understand or transform into positive expression. I think this is being overly simplistic or not exactly accurate. Both Nodes are past life! The North Node is easier to access or to make conscious, but it is no less connected to past life tendencies than is its past life counterpart the South Node. This is a dynamic polarity that must be balanced in any lifetime. I do feel the South Node represents some of our more irrational or hard to tap into energies. Though when it is clearly expressed or when we make peace with this dimension of our psyche (or soul!), wonderful things can be enjoyed in terms of our self-expression and inner contentment. The past lives chart report interprets for someone each of their Nodes by sign and in the past lives house. A significant clue as to why we incarnated, or perhaps it's better to say how best to stay on a clear path is shown here.
A word about Planetary Aspects
The hard or intense aspects (conjunctions, squares, quincunxes and oppositions) between planets have often been said by astrologers to be more karmic in nature than the softer ones (trines and sextiles). The past lives chart describes any aspects in terms of its past life significance for a person. Though its true that the intense aspects contain more important messages in terms of karmic or past life patterns. The past lives chart even in respect to aspects makes it easier to understand how to convert these various themes into more positive expression. In tracing back to the past life underlying nature of an aspect it makes it easier to gain clarity. Also, when interpreted from within the confines or context of the past lives chart, the aspect symbolism is easier to comprehend in terms of past life talents, challenges and abilities. It becomes an easier process to incorporate these tendencies into the current incarnation.
There are often planetary aspects to the past life Ascendant that go unnoticed in the traditional approach. For example, suppose a writer or someone with strong communication drives has in the traditional chart Mercury in the 12th house conjunct the 12th cusp which is Mercury conjunct the Ascendant in past lives chart! This is great to notice because it's really pointing to the fact the person probably had strong writing and communication skills in past lives. In the traditional chart this aspect would not be considered because conjunctions to the 12th house cusp are usually ignored. Likewise, aspects to the 3rd house cusp now become alignments formed with the 10th house or Midheaven of past life chart. Aspects related to professional aspirations with past life tendencies are now going to show up or be detected that may have been hard to see in the traditional analysis. In other words the past lives chart is an extra net to cast to catch up with chart themes that might have escaped a previous catch or search in the traditional chart analysis. Important past life talents and challenges can become empowering and enjoyed in the present life.
Why this technique?
I first became an astrologer in the early 1970's. I have always had a strong intuition and it led me to a great interest in past lives. I wondered over the years if there wasn't something missing in my approach to this area of astrology and in that of others whose astrological work I greatly admire and respect. The day I discovered this new chart technique transiting Uranus was sitting on my Aquarian 12th house, which is the Ascendant of my past lives chart. The sign of innovation was being visited by the inventor planet. Maybe this is why it happened when it did. The first thing I noticed was that this new way of analyzing my chart explained things about me that the traditional chart sort of described but not with the same thoroughness. I am not saying there is anything wrong with the traditional way of doing astrology. But I must say that this past lives chart goes further beneath the surface and hits the past life nail squarely on its head.
I think astrology is greatly in need of this technique because rather than trying to force a symbol to speak about our past lives, the past lives chart is the home of this energy. In my opinion, it is the mother-ship from where we have come. At its core it reveals the language of our soul. Each soul has a signature. The traditional ascendant represents our persona in this life. The past lives ascendant is the way our soul operated in past lives. It is a collective power gained over many past lifetimes. The same could be said for each chart factor whether it be planets in their signs and house, planet aspects, or Nodes of the Moon. The past lives chart reveals the collective energy accumulated over many lifetimes. If your Sun is in Sagittarius, the past lives chart goes further than merely saying you are a gypsy, philosopher or student in this life. It is now possible to see in a new light the gathering of these tendencies over lifetimes. In a sense, the traditional chart is raised to a higher level in the past lives chart. Each of us is described more as a dynamic point of light and energy that we have been honing lifetime after lifetime.
We each have lessons to learn. The traditional chart points to this as well. The past lives chart in my opinion clarifies those lessons. It puts them up for a new examination, not to fear but more to face and integrate into a happier present. The most important life is the current one. Why? Because it's now that we have a chance to make peace with our past, and to make right on a few wrongs. Composting the past into a clear expression of the present is what ensures a successful future.
The past lives chart is a method or tool to get a fast and accurate glimpse into past life memories and patterns. I have been asked what my clients want the most from a past life reading? It really isn't to know who they once were, which in my opinion is irrelevant. My clients really want to know the lessons they came to learn. They want to know how they could change or alter a behavior to be happier and more productive. This is really the essence of the purpose for the birth of the past lives chart. It is a powerful new technique, unlike any other before it, when it comes to looking back, and even into those places in our consciousness where many of our talents are sometimes hidden. The past lives chart is a tool to help identify more of our potential and to get even better mileage out of what we have already discovered about ourselves. It is an ally that brings our karma more into the light and our true paths into a greater reality.