I have been really busy lately, a lot of inner changes taking place and a few short trips.
But I felt the urge to try coming back to writing again.
I have recently gone to a training course in theatre and the experience was quite powerful (I have a strong positive feeling about mixing astrology with theatre!).
Ate the end of the course we performed Macbeth, a play that strongly reflects transiting Pluto’s last almost exact square to my Moon, happening now.
The hero’s journey into the underworld.
A descent into the darkness.
I came back home feeling that there is much to integrate from the whole experience, and obviously, also much to be integrated from my personal descent into the underworld in the last few years. (whilst Pluto transited my Moon)
And yesterday while I was dancing in my room I had this vision about practicing astrology like I would paint a picture.
In my experience, when I tried painting a picture with too much rigidity I never felt quite happy about the result. It was only when I understood that the colours should blend with fluidity that I started to truly appreciate my art work. I started to feel freer to experiment and something quite unique would come out.
I feel that with astrology is a little bit like that, if you get too stuck with the cookbook type of interpretation you end up too rigid in your interpretation of a person’s natal chart or process of growth. There is no movement or texture. No different nuances.
I had this vision while I was reassessing what happened to me in the last year.
Pluto transiting my Moon has never left the background, but different transits have added different tones and stories to it. Around the time that Jupiter transited my Venus I entered a very Jupiterian relationship, with a very Jupiterian character. (from Venus, transiting Jupiter then moved towards making a conjunction to my Moon)
A lot of the themes in the relationship was very much about Jupiter, but, Plutonian themes were also a strong part of the whole thing.
I can almost see this on a canvas!
We can’t really separate one from the other with clear cut. Think about painting with watercolours, about how the colours blend and mix in a unique way..
Now try seeing astrology in this way.
Yes Yes Yes!! Once you understand the basics, it’s your Intuition that does the reading. The astrology is just a structure for those of us who aren’t psychic enough to do accurate readings off the cuff without *any* “artificial aids.”
Yes, I like this way of seeing/working with astrology. I agree with the previous commenter: the cookbook stuff is important in the early days to provide structure and security…but gradually one should allow intuition to lead the way. Then reading charts becomes more of an art form, like painting…or jazz…