Astrology for Ascension
Dharma’s Notes for Casting the Starchart
Interpreting the Starchart
Navigation for followers of Western Astrology
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Charge the Life-Force
The doorways to the Second and Eighth houses are created by the line of the Power Axis. Now that you have a physical body, and a visible persona, it must be charged with vitality and life force. To properly charge the life force, requires an alternating current of energy. To prime our batteries, we receive the gifts of Gaia’s bounty. We receive food, which fuels the physical body, and we receive the resources needed for the Fifth House objective, which fuels the heart. To fully charge our batteries we must complete the circuit and create an alternating current, we must connect to the source energy of the Force. This requires, giving-back. Giving-back fuels the collective. Fueling the collective fuels the Force. Which in turn benefits the individual. And thus, the circuit is completed, and the cycle, as long as perpetuated, remains for eternity.
The Second House is the realm of resources. The Way of the Goddess is to live in balance. Within each material realm is provided all of the material requirements to sustain life and to partake in the creative process–the process that emulates divinity. That is the natural order, the natural balance. Likewise, the material resources provided by your planet and all the material resources from the vastness of space beyond your planet, are not to be owned by individuals. They are the planet’s, and the Goddess’ gift to their children. Your planet’s land and resources are yours by divine birthright. The food the planet gives is fuel to the physical body, the resources the planet gives, which allows you to partake in the creative process, is fuel to the energetic spark that animates your physical body. Therefore, the resources the planet gives, fuels the heart.
The natural sign of the Second House is the stabilizing Earth sign of Taurus, the Builder. The natural ruler of Taurus is the Guardian of Beauty, Venus. As the Guardian of Beauty, Venus encourages us to create beauty with the resources the planet gives. When we are surrounded in beauty, the emotion of joy is created and the Force is strengthened. When we are surrounded in ugliness the emotion of despair is created and the Force is weakened. Beauty is power. The term beauty here does not apply to the physical body. For all human bodies are equally beautiful because of their divinity. “Beauty” here applies only to the ideals and objects of human creation. Venus here quite literally powers the heart, the body, and the act of manifestation. To deny yourself the resources you need to survive and thrive is a form of suicide. To deny access of resources to others is to damage their life force. It is a slow and cruel form of mass destruction.
Here, in this realm, the Power Axis has been severed. You no longer function as a tribe, and there is no true sharing of the Earth’s bounty. The Earth’s gifts have been snatched up by those who’s connection is severed from the Force, those who are self-serving. In doing so, they steal from their Mother and they steal from humanity, selling the Earth to the highest bidder. The current of the Power Axis has been replaced by a system of paper currency. It is a false currency. But as with all things, it is an evil that can be leveraged for good. The people of this realm have never been fully charged and know not the rewards of true power.
Whereas the Second House represents taking for individual survival, the Eighth House represents giving for the survival of the collective–the survival of the Force. The Eighth House is the house of sharing. If we take from the planet freely with no regard for the “other”, it is a form of genocide because inevitably, the planet will be depleted. The planet will eventually replenish herself, but she will not be able to do so within the timespan of a human life cycle. Each individual has a specific, unique gift to contribute back to humanity. The giving of that gift empowers the collective, which in turn fuels the Force. Utilizing the Second House resources, to develop a one’s unique contribution, powers us as the individual. Investing that unique contribution back into humanity through sharing freely, just as the planet freely gives of herself, powers us as the collective. This is the natural order of things. When we are in a perpetual state of receiving and giving, there is no need for charity, there is no lack, and there is no suffering. This is the greatest secret and the greatest truth of the ages. To empower the collective is to empower ourselves.
The term “giving-back” is used here because there is much confusion about the concepts of giving, charity, and investments in your realm. Giving is gifting a possession to another and not requiring anything in return. This is rare in your world. Some type of acknowledgment in the form of a “thank you” and some type of treatment such as respect and gratitude is expected. Charity is the giving to someone “less fortunate”. An investment is designed to benefit both parties. However, both parties are solely vested in their own best interest. All of these are out of balance and in conflict with the Way.
Giving is not truly a gift, it is an ego-based exchange. The giver receives an ego boost in the form of recognition and respect. To call it a gift is to ignore the complete dynamic, which is to live a lie.
Charity requires that there be a “less fortunate” to give to, which is an abomination to the Goddess. And, this is also an ego-based exchange, because the giver most often receives recognition and respect for conducting the charity. Charity does little to remove the dynamic of having a “less fortunate” population. It doesn’t fix anything. For the receiver, it is akin to a band-aid with salt on it. For your societies view the receiver as being emotionally indebted for eternity. The receiver must be forever grateful and is fully expected to use the charity “wisely”, regardless that the charity does nothing to remove the root of their “less fortunate” state.
Investments are designed solely for the “accumulation of wealth” for the parties involved, and not designed to benefit the whole collective.
Giving-back is to use one’s possessions, to benefit the world, without any ego-based energetic exchange. When we have received freely from the Earth’s bounty it is natural to give freely. There is no sense of lack-no fear-no logical reason to not share. There is no room for “not sharing” to enter into the equation.
This is the greatest truth. This is the truth that has so long been buried, that the true concept of giving-back is but a flicker tucked away in the dark recesses of humanity’s mind.
The natural sign of the Eighth House is the stabilizing Water sign of Scorpio, the Transformer. The natural ruler of Scorpio is Pluto, the Guardian of Truth & Power, for the two are interdependent. Pluto teaches that only through sharing do we obtain true power. Venus teaches us that equal distribution of resources begets power.
Venus is a feminine, magnetic force. Pluto is masculine, electric force. By actively sharing, the material possessions we need are naturally attracted to us. And thus is born a perpetual, natural cycle of giving and receiving. To equally give and equally receive maintains the balance and flow of the Power Axis.
Find yourself; Find your tribe
The doorways to the First and Seventh houses are created by the line of the Avatar Axis. The First House represents the identity we need to craft as an individual. It is our autonomy. Here we are free and independent to make up our own minds about who we want to be.
We need a physical tangible body, and we need a persona that radiates the one unique aspect of the Force we came to express. If we hide our authentic nature, we become invisible to the “others” that we need to accomplish self-actualization.
It requires courage to be 100% totally unique. As a totally unique expression of the Force, you are the first you that there has ever been. Therefore, the natural sign at the doorway to the First house is the initiating Fire sign of Aries, the Trailblazer. The natural ruler of Aries is the Guardian of Courage, Mars.
Whereas the First house represents autonomy, the Seventh house represents communion. The material realm is not an easy realm to manage on one’s own. It requires the amassing of resources. Material resources require a certain amount of care and maintenance. There are many mundane labor tasks that must be conducted daily, in order to survive in this realm. Therefore, we must identify our tribe. In developing our autonomy in the First House our tribe is able to recognize us as a part of “them”. In this manner, the tribe that will serve us best in this world will naturally be attracted to us.
The tribe is necessary for the managing of resources and distribution of the mundane labor tasks required for life on this planet. Without a tribe, we become involved in a never-ending cycle of keeping up with mundane tasks, and the creation axis becomes crippled.
Contractual agreements serve the Seventh House by ensuring the fair and equal delegation of resources and labor. Legal binding agreements, in their original design, ensure balance, to ensure fairness; equality, fraternity, and liberty. Therefore, the natural sign at the doorway to the Seventh House is the initiating Air Sign of Libra, the Equalizer. Libra’s natural ruler is Venus. Venus is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring beauty on the planet. Beauty is created by balance. Balance is rooted in equality. Beauty can be cultivated in the material and beauty can be cultivated in relationships. The current concept of beauty in this world, is greatly distorted. The current system of law in this world is likewise corrupted. The current beauty constructs do more to destroy balance than to create it. Look to Venus to rectify, correct, and restore the natural balance.
Venus is a magnetic force. Mars is an active electrical force. By actively crafting our own autonomy with courage, we create a visible persona, that will naturally attract the “others” we need to survive and thrive. This is the balance between the poles of the Avatar Axis.
Good morning and bright blessings from the dawning of a new day! I am Hemera, daughter of Chronos. I have come with my sister Nyx to teach you to keep time in balance and harmony with the land, Sophia, and the Way of the Goddess.
Time is of your own making. It does not exist as everything in the great Goddesses dream is being dreamed at once, in the present. Time is constructed by you and is in your service.
All good things are birthed from the great void of emptiness and silence–the womb of the Goddess. Construct your calendar days in a manner that allows for the powerful do nothing times. Employ timekeeping practices that respect the ebb and flow of the seasons. If your time constructs are out of harmony with the present you can never reach the Enchanted Estate.
If you allow time to be your master and adhere too strictly to your calendar schedules, despite what is happening in nature and in the collective, heartache and suffering will follow. Declaring do nothing times when storms are brewing is wise and prudent, whether these storms be in the natural realm or in the realm of the collective intelligence. The workings of nature and the collective do not follow your calendars. They cannot be scheduled. Be mindful of the subtle and not so subtle signals from the magical hidden realms. Heed their warnings, retreat into the womb of the Goddess and you will be rewarded with a vivid and fruitful imagining that will manifest sweetness.
If you find yourself in a place of suffering that is too much to bear, I give you the promise of a new day. Retreat into the arms of my sister Nyx, let her darkness calm and comfort you. Wake rested to a warmer and brighter new day. Honor the Way of the Goddess as best you can despite your circumstances. Keep your eyes focused on me and each day will be a bit brighter and warmer than the last.
This present time is not easy. It takes great courage. Each time you feel the rays of the Lion King, remember I walk beside you, my heart is with you. Namaste’ precious ones. Take comfort and rise.
I have been a riddle through the ages. You know my sisters Urd and Skuld well. We are the guardians of the timeline. Urd’s past no matter how painful can always be used for growth–a tool to be treasured. Skuld’s future no matter how painful the present and past, can always be a beacon to summon courage-a lighted path to follow. Ah, but what of the present?
The present is scarcely understood in a world controlled by the geldrbaryn. They have employed very clever ways to coerce you into ignoring the present.
There is a reason that a gift is also referred to as a present. The present is the most precious of gifts in all the universe. When you ignore the present, you forfeit the present. The present is the gift of manifestation. the gift of being. Rob someone of the Goddess’ gift, by causing suffering to their present and you will seal your own fate.
When my light shines upon you, it is to remind you that you have a gift to give. A gift that will bring balance and joy to humanity’s present.
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I have tried several different ways of calculating the star chart and have found that the time-based systems seem to work the best. In fact, the time-based systems have proven incredibly accurate and successful when used with Urania’s code. I currently calculate charts using the Tropical Zodiac and Placidus House system. And I find that it works for both hemispheres and the poles.
The star chart is meant to be a code–a precise, accurate, efficient form of communication. It is not meant to be some abstract ideology to be theorized through the ages. It is a message that is delivered in exactly the same way for everyone on the planet, regardless of their location.
As Patrick Watson puts it, “Earth’s northern hemisphere is generally the front seat of our voyage around the Milky Way”. Our solar system is moving at a northward motion through our galaxy. Therefore, using the vernal equinox in March as the starting point of the zodiac is logical.
This leads us to our next quandary. In calculating the star chart, everything boils down to time and place. We can always get accurate coordinates for place, but time is much trickier to pinpoint through the ages. During war times, the practice of timekeeping has historically been erratic and inconsistent with known standards. In cases where one geographic location was occupied by several different countries, and military forces, timekeeping delved into chaos. To correctly pinpoint the time of someone born in Vienna in September of 1945, one would need to know which version of time was recorded. Was it the U.S. version of time, the Russian version of time, the French version of time, or was it the British version of time. The British were practicing a peculiar version of daylight savings time throughout their empire during the war years, in order to help with rationing resources. To accurately cast the star chart requires that one knows the method of timekeeping in use at the time of birth and then converting that time to a Julian date that references the hour and minute.
Within this world and this timeline–this particular possibility within the field of all possibilities–the balance has been lost. Instead of basking in the glory of the bounty of the divine union, the particles of consciousness in this plane and timeline use their divinity to create suffering and chaos. It is an abomination. The Goddess weeps. The Force is fractured.
From the moment of birth, the people of this realm are actively entrained to disconnect from their original intention–the intention of expressing one very distinct, unique, and pure essence of the divine union. To courageously and proudly shine the light of that essence is one’s purpose and destiny. To disconnect from that destiny creates a fracturing from the Force. The soul is weakened and the Force is weakened.
People of this realm, you are not alone. The beings of the unseen realms, light the path within the stars. All of the details of each human’s original intent is embedded in the stars. The star alignments at the moment of birth contain every aspect of an individual’s true mission. Each transit is steering you back toward your true path. To know your star alignments is to know the way.
As Above, So Below
The astrological chart is based on six axes, resulting in 12 points or poles to form a dodecagon. The dodecagon is formed by four intersecting equilateral triangles. Within the dodecagon is a reflection of divinity and a reflection of humanity. It is the symbol of our sameness. It is a symbol of our unity. Four represents stability and strong foundations. It is all that we need. It is born from the “three”. The “three” is the Goddess/magnetism; the God/electricity; and the Force/the all.
Twelve is the number of polarity. Polarity is a term that has come to be interpreted as “two things in direct contradiction to one another”. This is not accurate. Polarity is derived from the Latin, polus meaning “an end of an axis”. This misuse of language will cause great confusion in interpreting the astrological chart.
Individual consciousness lies at one end of the axis. The Force lies at the opposite end of the axis. They are both YOU. You are an individual unique expression of the Force. And you are a part of the collective that makes up the Force. There is no contradiction. Both have the exact same objective, to emulate divinity by taking part in the creative process, manifesting joy.
The six points that lie at the bottom half of the astrological chart represent the individual. The six points that lie at the top half of the astrological chart represent the others that make up the Force.
What is important to remember is that the individual does not exist without the other. We cannot exist and live an animated, material life without the others of the Force. Likewise, we cannot serve the others and the Force without first attending to our own individual needs. It is an alternating current of energy–not in contradiction, but instead in constant service. This is the key to understanding the aspect of the opposition in the astrological chart. We are in service to the one distinct resonance of the Force that is us “the individual. And we are in service to the entirety of the Force that is us “the all”.
Each axis has a magnetic pole and an electric pole. The magnetic pole is grounded to the Earth and draws on the magnetic charge of the Earth. The electrical pole is connected to the Force and draws on the charge of the all. When one pole is activated energy flows toward the opposite pole. When the opposite pole is activated, the energy switches direction and flows back. Therefore, the opposition, when activated properly is a kind of loop. It is an oscillating exchange of energy similar to an alternating current. To effectively understand the aspect of the opposition in the astrological chart, we must simply maintain a back and forth exchange between the “I” and the “All”.
Urania’s code holds the balance that is the Way of the Goddess within the dodecagon. The dodecagon reduces to three, and three is a magic number. Three holds all that there is and all that ever will be. It is representative of and a constant reminder of our origins. One is the Goddess–magnetism; two is the God–electricity; and three is the Force–the all.
The four equilateral triangles that make up the dodecagon, represent the four elements.
Your desire to be, born of the emptiness of the Goddess has propelled you onto the path of a great mission. There are six distinct objectives that must be met. Each objective contains an aspect of “self” and an aspect of “other”. To meet these objectives, you must be aware of them. The six axes create 12 points and result in a perfect 360-degree circle. However, based on the time of birth, the 12 points are not always equally spaced. These spaces are the “houses” of the astrological wheel.
This circle represents your unique resonance–a very specific, unique, aspect of the Force. The objective required for each house must be met for the effective operation of all of the other houses. They are dependent on one another. Each axis consists of a starting point and an ending point. The starting point represents what is needed by you as an individual; the ending point represents what is needed by you as part of the collective. There is “you” that exists as an individual. There is “you” that exists as the Force. Both are you at every moment of every day. You can express a unique aspect of the force but you cannot separate from it. The Force is you, always. The six axes provide you with everything that both aspects of yourself need. Your individual needs are not in opposition nor contradictory to your needs as part of the Force. They are simply connected. The Way of the Goddess is to keep the balance between the two.
The line of the axis is the doorway to the house it creates. This doorway is often referred to as a cusp. Some houses may have two cusps and therefore two doorways. The sign on the cusp of an astrological house shows us where to look for its Key. The Key opens the door allowing us access to what we need. To be able to find the Keys, we must first know the natural rulerships. The natural rulerships are the code that shows us where the keys to your houses have been hidden.
The Key of Sacred Identity
From the Latin, idem, meaning “the same (as above)” is born the modern English word identity. In claiming your identity, you claim your sameness with the Divine Union. Identity is often interpreted as a distinguishing quality which sets us apart from the collective. This is a half-truth. Identity is also the part of us that is the “same as above”. It is a distinct quality of the Divine Union that you desire (or have a sacred need) to express in the material realm.
The dark ones will do everything in their power to disconnect you from your sacred identity. Claiming your sacred identity gives you a powerful energetic connection to the God and the Goddess. When that connection is fragmented or severed, it not only drains your life force, it is also a drain on the Force. There is no other reason for you to be in this realm. Without your sacred identity, you will be lost and the Force will be weakened by your absence.
Courage is required to claim Sacred Identity. And so it is that we have entrusted the first key to our most courageous warrior, Mars.