At 19, I went to an astrology conference. Well actually i gatecrashed it. Before Saturn Return, i operated almost purely in Uranian mode. Aqua Rising/Mars conjunct Uranus in the 8th, you understand. It was the first and last conference i ever went to for anything. (South Node in the 11th House f.y.i)
BUT i always remember the Astrological Gestalt session because they drew a massive big circle on the floor and then got different people to act out the chart. So Saturn went absolutely ape at the Venus he was squaring and the actors playing Mercury and Neptune huddled in the 12th House together drinking wine. It went on from there. The Pluto transit bit – where the Pluto character came out in a red cape and knocked over the Moon chick was particularly memorable.
Can you see how this just might evoke a better understanding of your chart? In the absence of the resources available to hire your own theatre troupe to stage your chart and transits, you are supposed to just sort of imagine and do the dialogue between the players in your chart. You first find the closest aspects or the ones you think are most important and then you go for it. Planets/Sun/Moon etc that trine one another will naturally just sort of get along and have heaps in common but it’s the planets that barely want to talk to one another but HAVE to (your squares and oppositions or conjunctions between the most unlikely allies) that will deliver you the psych-juice you need.
So, what are you waiting for? As always with D.I.Y. Astro, the more astro-erudite peeps will happily help out those less used to trawling through their charts. If you don’t have a chart, go visit Astrodienst…Then come back and start a conversation!
Image: Chen Chongping