Originally Posted by lilymay
Wow Paneagle7! I want to learn Karmic Astrology so so badly. Can you give me and others a few basics, like where to begin and how to interpret the planets?
Paneagle reply -
In the general concept - everything is karma, good bad, past, present, all relate to levels of karmatic experience or bonds such as family, friends, abilities, talents, interests, problems, health, economics, and so on.
past lives are many. It is called the wheel of 84, meaning we go threw many lifetimes in each sign, in a continuous wheel of life. But memory is removed or unavailable upon birth, or for some, only after they begin to become youths. Children can often recall parts of past lives, but if parents or environment are strong, this will shut down the flow, the memories or ability to recall disappears.
PRIMER ON PAST LIVES
Take the chart as a picture of all you were up to present lifetime. It shows what occurs, in relationships, business, self-preservation, death, The overall capacity or talent learned, etc. Find places by astro-cartography map (astro.com has one chart type available all around the world). But also look at your own identity, race, background, family history, interests, and so forth. Each is a partial doorway to a former life. The best research can be done while dreaming. Use the exercise of asking to know a past life, and go to sleep, expecting a memory, a dream experience, or a simple idea or feeling which may come when awakening. It may take more than 1 try.
These basics for reading past lives - 1) the node of the moon is a key, north node indicates generally positive and south node generally negative past lives. It also located a place where key events occurred when node is on axis points of rising/desc or IC/Midheaven lines.
2) Saturn, Pluto are often considered key, but usually are the harder past lives. The chart astro-cartography reveals places and locations. These are usually the most 'difficult' or sources of present challenges. The main idea is to locate problems stemming from the past and release them.
3) the chart houses form points, especially the 12, 8, and 4th houses for past life and strongest karma. But positions of saturn, pluto or any planets in strength or signs can indicate certain areas of focus. I have jupiter in 8th house and would mean some far reaching, travel or adventure in past lives, knowledge gained, and much learned about the subject.
4) Look at the 12th as the last lifetime, then 11th the one before that, and the 10th house prior to that, going in the circle counter-clockwise.
5) regress the sun 1 degree per year and you may find also a history of past life directions, when the sun is conjunct or opposite a planet for example.
ALSO - I have responded with information on karmic and past lives methods of astrology and a view of past posts would be useful to those interested.
Find when the sol or sun degree conjuncts planets, or transits of major outer planets occured in the past. Karma is indicated by positions of squares and challenging aspects.
think also what parts of history intrique you. this gives keys as well.
solastrology blogspot would serve some other information.