Okay, this has been rolling around in my mind for some time and I guess this is time to address it.
As I continue to develop my own astrological language and interpretive style, I find myself struggling with the concepts of Karmic, Evolutionary and Soul-centered astrology as taught by some of their practitioners.
:shock: :shock: BEWARE! Heretical things are about to be said. Read on at your own discretion.
Now I do believe in karma, the law of cause and effect and that sometimes it may take a lifetime or two for the effect to manifest. I also believe in the fact that the soul creates an energetic pattern when it manifests the birthchart to evolve experiential energy back to the Creative Source of All Being. I also believe that the soul uses the birthchart to manifest the unique gift it is here to give the planet in this lifetime, if its presentational self allows the soul to do this. What is not completed of the soul's work in this lifetime will manifest in another lifetime.
What I do not believe is that Pluto is the soul and its relationship to the lunar nodes and its polarity point tells us the story of the soul.
I also do not believe in some of the Esoteric Astrology principles in Soul-centered astrology because, after reading some of Alice Bailey's and Madam Blatvatsky's works, I do not believe that the Creative Source has created and Esoteric-Metaphysical Darwinism where only the members of a specified group will actually be able to ascend to the next phase of man's evolution.
However, I do feel that I am an evolutionary, soul-centered astrologer that has a keen eye on the effects the choices that people make can have.
I am in a quandry and lost and I am not sure how to resolve this. I guess that Merc/Pluto conjunction in Virgo in the 9th wants to find where I fit in (not to mention my Leo Sun—I don't think my Sag rising gives a rat's a** about it).