Ry Redd's Cayce Past Life Reading
HOW TO USE THIS READING
In the pages which follow, you will see descriptions of your character traits, relationship potentials and challenges, as well as career potentials, and even more.
All or most of these sometimes intimate descriptions will be linked in some way with your past lives and your experiences in the planetary realms between lifetimes (the interlife).
Yet, you may ask, how can this information best be used?
First, HELP YOURSELF. The enclosed uplifting commentary can only be truly beneficial if you see it as a means of self-help and self-transformation. So to get the maximum practical benefit out of each page of this reading, Marc, focus on connecting what you read with what is going on in your life now.
Next, LOOK FOR PATTERNS. When you see repeated references -- for instance to similar careers, pursuits or vocations -- you should consider these references seriously. They demonstrate a positive karmic connection which you now have with these same career-related potentials from past life endeavors. So, because of prior life success, these areas of expression should be easier for you to find rewarding or to succeed in, as compared with in other areas.
Also, pay close attention to REMEDIAL MEASURES. For instance, you may be given an affirmation to use in meditation (or a prayer). Or you may be given a crystal/gemstone to wear. These means of balancing out challenging vibrations can indeed be very helpful, especially if used in a hopeful manner.
Finally, this reading is a synthesis of past life and planetary interlife interpretations originally given clairvoyantly by Edgar Cayce, for individuals with your same planetary patterns at birth. So in applying this reading to your personal life, Marc, you should RESPECT INNER GUIDANCE -- through dreams, meditation and past life regression for example -- as primary resources for this kind of information; and most important, RESPECT YOUR FREE WILL! You alone must choose and know what is really best for you.
What is Karmic Astrology, how does it "work" and how does it relate to reincarnation?
In ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Greece, Rome and in native cultures around the world, it was popularly believed that astrology was actually based on reincarnation, karma and the afterlife. By karma is meant the meeting of oneself in the present through thoughts and deeds from the past. According to the Edgar Cayce readings and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, all planets, including the Sun and the Moon, have been part of your afterlife experience in your passage between death and a new birth in each lifetime. Astrology, then, cannot be separated from reincarnation (vice versa). It operates not through the signs of the zodiac, but according to a combination of emotional, earthly past life karma and mental, mostly subconscious urges from your unique planetary sojourns between earth lives.
How does the Cayce approach to reincarnation and astrology reveal the meaning and purpose of life?
In gaining a deeper comprehension of your experiences -- physical as well as spiritual -- in the realms of earth, Sun, Moon and other planets, know that all these experiences, challenging or otherwise, are opportunities for you to accomplish this single mission. Therefore, Marc, use whatever you have in hand -- whether it be astrology, reincarnation, scripture study, chanting, music, meditation, prayer or your dream life --to enhance your inner awareness.
Your planetary journeys in the afterlife, then, represent lessons in consciousness and each new earth life is an opportunity to apply -- and ultimately to perfect -- the lessons learned in these heavenly visitations. Again, the purpose of this Cosmic Course is to develop spiritually and comprehensively.
What are "astrological aspects" and "planetary sojourns" and how are they related to the planets of the solar system?
"Planetary sojourns" are frequently mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings. They denote your consciousness experiences - - afterlife soul journeys -- in the non-physical dimensions between lives. The different dimensions of these spiritual experiences are linked with the orbits of the planets around the sun. Cayce also calls these interplanetary experiences "astrological aspects." The personal interpretations researched and written for your planetary sojourns begin with the Moon, which serves as a kind of base station from which to review the life just ended and to travel in the heavens before starting a new earth life. Planetary sojourns include afterlife experiences involving the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto is rarely mentioned in the Cayce readings and is therefore excluded).
How are planetary sojourns related to the imagination and to our subconscious urges?
As souls between lifetimes we experience each of the ten planetary sojourns as an attribute ultimately to be perfected, both in Spirit and in the flesh. Now, each planetary heaven has a peculiar mental-spiritual vibration which is just a little higher than the physical vibration of the earth. Each thought vibration experienced in these planetary heavens uniformly resonates to a common urge, principle or mental image.
For example,love and beauty are the basic vibrations making up the common principle of the Venus dimension to be perfected, how to deal with anger and aggression is the lesson peculiar to Mars, while communication and intellectual ability is the dominant chord of Mercury.
Cayce illustrates our thought vibrations and inner urges from our planetary sojourns -- and the lessons we are to learn from our experiences there -- through the metaphor of attending different colleges. Going to one university or another makes for an idiom, mode of speech, lifestyle or attitude which is unique to that place of learning and living. In other words, our mental urges and images make up the essence or the SPIRIT of the institution which was attended. Even though their major field of study might be the same, one student might go to Harvard, another to Yale, and yet another to Oxford, Stanford or the University of Arizona. These students would carry with them the vibrations they created by their years of activity and influence upon -- however small -- those universities and college towns. In this way, then, not only do your inclinations and inner tendencies arise from your activity in a given planetary sojourn between lives, but you can potentially influence the planets more than they influence you!
On my own, can I discover my past lives and planetary sojourns? If so, how should I treat the information in this profile?
Your imagination as well as your dreams draw on your unique reservoir of these mostly subconscious mental urges and inclinations. As a result, Marc, your planetary soul journeys -- and your past lives as well -- make for impressions or vibrations which you can tap into through your dreams and during your deeper meditations, as well as during hypnotic regressions. With this in mind, take care that you balance your inner guidance and intuitions about your past lives with the information provided in your personal profile. Cayce emphasized that we each know within everything we need to know about ourselves, past, present and future. Attunement to your own Higher Self, then, should always take priority over information from sources outside yourself (including this profile).
If some of the material in my reading appears to be inconsistent or contradictory, how can this be explained?
Interpretations of different types of patterns between planets of somewhat opposite natures may come up in your reading. One thing this means is that you are perhaps more complex than you thought you were. Another is that you could be expressing contrasting qualities at different times. Most likely, however, you expressed tendencies to behave in certain ways or to think along certain lines at one time in your life, say when you were young, but have simply outgrown these patterns at this point in your life.
Above all, take the information in your profile and carefully, prayerfully weigh it against what you have learned from going within in meditation, or in your dream life. Always remember that you are your own best source of information about you, whether you are consciously aware of it or not!
How are the Cayce Readings used to identify my previous incarnations and planetary sojourns?
With nearly 8,000 indexed references to astrology --mostly to planets -- there is obviously a vast amount of astrological material in the Edgar Cayce readings. With all its uplifting spiritual counseling involving past lives, planetary afterlife journeys and present opportunities for growth, this material indeed has practical, immediate value in our lives today. After all, while we each are unique, with unique birthtimes and birthcharts, we all have in common the fact that a horoscope can be erected for the time we were born. Horoscopes can also be set up for the individuals who received the Cayce readings. Therefore astrology is a valid way to link and apply the readings' rich contents to seekers such as yourself who did not have the great fortune of getting a "life reading" from Edgar Cayce.
Using the birth data provided at the beginning of each Cayce reading, with the aid of computers hundreds of horoscopes were set up for the individuals who received the original readings. Planet positions in a given birthchart were carefully compared with what the corresponding reading had to say about that same individual's planets and past life experiences. A given reading's interpretations of two previous planetary sojourn influences upon a certain soul, for instance Mercury and Jupiter, was compared with the type of aspect pattern found between Mercury and Jupiter in that individual's horoscope.
Interpretations of your aspects and past lives, then, are a synthesis of material from readings given for individuals with your very same patterns. Thus, Marc, in your personal profile, you will find past life and planetary sojourning interpretations based on what the Edgar Cayce readings say about your unique planetary patterns.
Also, most of the narratives which comprise your profile identify your career potentials and relationship dynamics. Some include health indicators and suggest remedial measures like wearing specific planetary gemstones and using prayer, affirmations, auto-suggestion and working with ideals. Yet to get the most out of your Profile, link your study of it with your meditation, prayer and dream life. And remember that in your deeper meditations and dreams you can tap into your subconscious mind. You can thereby retrieve valuable guidance on how to use your experiences in former lives and planetary soul journeys between lives toward greater soul growth this lifetime.
What are planetary patterns and how are they referred to in the Cayce readings?
Simple geometric patterns or angles between planets mentioned by Cayce in a reading for someone were frequently found in the corresponding birthchart for the individual who received the reading. Three main categories of aspect patterns have been found in the readings and therefore are employed in your profile. First, there is the conjunction, which occurs when two or more planets are conjoined, or in the same place in the zodiac. (The most easily recognized conjunctions are those at a New Moon or an eclipse, when the Sun and Moon are conjoined).
Next there are harmonious patterns between planets. Considered as flowing and easy, harmonious aspect patterns were described by Cayce as "benevolent" and "beneficial." Harmonious patterns represent resources available for our use this lifetime (for instance, in our careers). Harmonious angles are basically triangular or hexagonal in shape, like the honeycomb and the snowflake. To be more specific, two planets are in a harmonious pattern when they are 1/3 or 1/6 of the zodiac away from each other. When 1/3 of the zodiac apart, the angle formed between two planets is a triangle (called a trine for short). When 1/6 of the zodiac separates two planets, the angle formed is hexagonal in shape. This is called a sextile aspect.
Generally, then, the more harmonious aspects -- the sextile, trine and some instances of the conjunction -- were psychically seen by Cayce as generally indicating resourceful life experiences. For example, in many instances, especially when involving your Sun, Mars and Jupiter, these more flowing, positive aspects indicate you have natural potentials for leadership, from your having been a leader in one or more past lives.
Last, there is the inharmonious pattern between planets at your birth. Representing challenges to convert into opportunities for spiritual growth, Cayce consistently referred to these patterns as "adverse" or "afflictions". The angle formed can be that of a square, or a perpendicular angle, when planets are 1/4 of the zodiac away from each other. On the other hand, planets can be 1/2 of the zodiac apart. They are then, of course, opposite each other in the heavens. In fact, the most widely known inharmonious pattern is the Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are opposite each other. Incidentally, the square is more internal, while the opposition is more external. The opposition shows areas where compromise is needed with others with whom you have karma to work out from past lives.
Moreover, there is a distinct internal consistency to the readings' details on past lives and soul journeys in the planetary dimensions as compared with the type of aspect found in the corresponding horoscope. The inharmonious aspects are consistently identified by Cayce as indicating a lack of will power. This is especially the case with the square aspect. The opposition aspect is characterized by Cayce specifically as presenting "adverse conditions" in the form of self-doubt, or being "afflicted" in applying principles in a spirit of compromise with others. Again, these are karmic conditions --"meeting self" as Cayce put it -- from previous incarnations.
How can meditation best be used in connection with the Cayce information about my planetary patterns? Also, what kind of results can be expected from using affirmations on a regular basis?
To begin with, the interpretations of your planetary patterns which make up your profile are paraphrased from the original Cayce readings. They are a representation of your collective experience from the past. Each planetary pattern depicts a portion of your overall personal pattern. Taken collectively, then, your planetary patterns show the precise stage of growth and development you have attained prior to this lifetime. Therefore, Marc, understanding your patterns and working with their energies play a vital role in releasing past behaviors which have become stumblingblocks in the present.
Recently, a way was devised to help you do this. Affirmations have been written for many of the narratives. They describe a certain energy pattern that the planets in the pattern represent. By using these affirmations, several important things happen. First, you begin to acknowledge the influence your aspects exert on your life. Second, in the case of harmonious, flowing patterns, repeating the affirmations and saying the prayers gives you a chance to recognize, affirm, appreciate and give thanks for your good qualities.
As you use the affirmations with a sincere heart and on a regular basis, you will begin to notice subtle changes in your situation. In time, Marc, these changes will become dynamic vehicles for growth. There is no better way to mitigate "negative" astrological and past life influences and to enhance the benefits of your "positive" traits than through affirmations.
Overall, then, how can I best direct my free will toward greater soul development in this life and prepare for my next lifetime?
First, all influences from planetary sojourns are related to your unique past life history. This is in turn is entirely subject to the action of your free will. Cayce repeatedly makes this point. Whether flowing or difficult, harmonious or inharmonious, your planetary patterns -- as seen through Cayce's clairvoyant eyes -- reveal how you can best direct your will toward greater soul growth this lifetime. As you study your reading, Marc, especially note any patterns which emerge, such as multiple mention of the same career or relationship potential or likely past life. These themes should take on special significance in your search and present areas you are likely to continue growing in during your next lifetime.
Most important, though is the necessity to recall that ALL apparent obstacles in your path are spiritual growth opportunities. They are to be welcomed by your will and blessed from your heart. Whether pointing to past achievements or failures, your planetary patterns show what kind of resources are available or are in need of development, both in this life and the next, through the application of your will.
Your birthmap or horoscope containing these planetary patterns is therefore no more of a "cause" for future failure or success than is your high school or college transcript a cause for your failure or success in life. Both your birthmap and educational transcript indicate mental training from learning experiences of different kinds and on a variety of levels. All are subject to change through the application of your free will.
Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth as interpreted through the Edgar Cayce readings for individuals with your very same planetary positions at birth. For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:
Sun position is 18 deg. 04 min. of Capricorn
Moon position is 1 deg. 56 min. of Pisces
Mercury position is 5 deg. 53 min. of Capricorn
Venus position is 25 deg. 51 min. of Sagittarius
Mars position is 6 deg. 00 min. of Sagittarius
Jupiter position is 19 deg. 34 min. of Capricorn
Saturn position is 14 deg. 48 min. of Gemini
Uranus position is 22 deg. 54 min. of Libra
Neptune position is 6 deg. 28 min. of Sagittarius
Pluto position is 4 deg. 26 min. of Libra
Asc. position is 11 deg. 46 min. of Taurus
MC position is 20 deg. 04 min. of Capricorn
Sidereal Sun position is 24 deg. 35 min. of Sagittarius
Sidereal Moon position is 8 deg. 28 min. of Aquarius
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 8 Deg. Applying and 7 Deg. Separating
Opposition : 7 Deg. Applying and 6 Deg. Separating
Square : 5 Deg. Applying and 4 Deg. Separating
Trine : 8 Deg. Applying and 7 Deg. Separating
Sextile : 6 Deg. Applying and 5 Deg. Separating
Harmonious aspects are: Trine or Sextile
Inharmonious aspects are: Square or Opposition
Your Sun forms a square pattern with Uranus.
As a Uranian soul from your afterlife experiences in the realm of Uranus, you are an extremist by nature, Marc, and in an unusual way, especially as a rebel in your beliefs, which are often quite unorthodox. Moreover, you are not only a Uranian, but also an Atlantean. At times you have a very high mental ability and yet never hedged in by orthodoxy: just as in your lifetime in ancient Atlantis, freedom of thought, purpose and action are of utmost importance to you, especially as related to spiritual subjects. In other words, these tendencies are derived not only from your experiences in Uranus but also from past life experiences in the earth plane. Perhaps you were a spy in the Civil War, a member of one of Israel's Lost Tribes who migrated to England, as well as an Atlantean who settled in early Egypt.
At any rate, while you are generally quite affable, there is a tendency for you to be impulsive in your decisionmaking, particularly in your choice of associations. That is, you may find yourself drawn to or being classed with casual acquaintances with little thought taken beforehand. Meanwhile these same individuals may see you as a very close friends when this was not your intention. Such situations rooted in hasty actions on your part may often result in many disruptions and upsets for you, especially sudden ones.
Your eccentricity and uniqueness from your soul experiences in the afterlife dimension of Uranus takes at least two forms. First, you have above-average psychic ability, with relatively strong drives toward the mystical and esoteric. On the other hand, Marc, the extremes which arise in your associations with others often take the form of being misunderstood: friendships are strained or even broken altogether, yet you may often not know why. Part of this is from your Uranian tendency to be at times too self-willed, perhaps being too abrupt or seeming to be rude. Do bear in mind that no soul ever has so many friends that they can afford to lose even a single one. Conversely, no one ever has so many friends that they could not add another.
You could succeed in such areas as mathematics/computer science, writing -- particularly history and "New Age" subjects --and political/social action. You would also be a natural both as teacher and advanced student in such esoteric sciences as symbology, numerology and astrology. As you pursue such endeavors, be reminded that you are a part of the Whole, a soul through whom others can be awakened to the Oneness of man with the Creative Forces of the Universe, or God.
In addition, one of the classic traits of an Atlantean is that you will either advance far through the hardships and disappointments you have experienced, or you will allow them to become such disturbances as to be stumblingstones along your spiritual path. As a result, consistent work with ideals will be invaluable for you this lifetime.
As you work with prayer and meditation in reinforcing your ideals, Marc, an affirmation which may be a helpful might be repeated in words similar to: "I will be helped by the Spirit in consciously controlling my strong independent streak, so that my unconventionality will always manifest as ingenuity in thought and action, rather than reckless or self-righteous behavior. I will slow down my pace so that I may allow myself sufficient time to reflect and receive guidance (through dreams, for example) of the most suitable direction for me to take at a given time."
Your Sun is conjoined with Jupiter.
You have a basic disdain for those individuals who are overbearing and presumptuous in their actions. There is a distinct probability that this is rooted in past lives when you were in a leadership role at the center of revolutions and reform movements for political and religious freedom.
These likely lifetimes range from ancient Egypt and Israel to modern Europe and colonial America.
It is also probable that you came into the earth plane at your birth from the magnanimous, ennobling dimension of Jupiter. This is because you had been a service-oriented, "Jupiterian" soul in one of your past lives, Marc, probably your immediately previous one.
Marked capacities in ministry and healing, as well as teaching, law and finance, are therefore yours in this present lifetime because you have excelled in these areas in previous lives.
In addition, Marc, you are exceptional in many ways, given to be in close relationship with unseen, spiritual forces. Your latent urge is likely to be always governed by an uplifting desire on behalf of yourself as well as others.
In fact, you have distinct abilities in psychological, religious and financial studies. Present potentials from former lives indicate that you could do well in a wide variety of professional endeavors, whether in banking or fundraising, the ministry, or as a psychological counselor or teacher.
Your Moon harmoniously aspects Mercury.
Your strong mental urges and high intellectual abilities in virtually any direction you choose arise from your afterlife soul journeys, that is, the activities of your superconscious when absent from the material, earth plane.
Now, Marc, at the time of your birth there was a particularly favorable pattern between the Moon, mirror of karmic emotion from past lives and Mercury, heavenly realm of the mental. This carries into your present life from your previous one a great deal of harmony between your mind and emotions.
For instance, in a prior incarnation, perhaps in your immediately previous life, you may have been, or at least closely related to, an important public figure. During that lifetime your communication and basic social skills were highly developed, perhaps out of necessity.
Moreover, Marc, you read from the resourceful side of your akashic ledger at the time of your soul's earth reentry at birth. This brought back to you from your previous life a basic integration and natural coworking of your feeling and thought processes.
Your mental-emotional harmony together with your powerful intellect gives you an extraordinary capacity to communicate your ideas to others, whether privately one-on-one or publicly before a large audience. These communication skills, together with your alert mind, interesting conversation and sharpness of perception, all combine to make you a natural teacher and writer, especially in training the minds of the young and in carrying out a personal mission to deliver a specific message.
Perhaps worded in your own way, Marc, let your prayer be something like, "Lord, I am grateful for the ability to respond to others with genuine, loving concern. You have given me the willingness to lend a sympathetic ear, and the moving stories I hear prompt me to help people in need. Also, Lord, I am grateful for a good memory, and for the skill to communicate my thoughts and feelings effectively. With these gifts, may I spread Your message of love to those who yearn for hope and understanding."
Your Moon is in an inharmonious aspect with Mars.
You are strongly inclined to seek an independent career, to strike your own course in life. Your father is likely to be Martian in character or occupation, and to have an unfortunate history, which makes your family background less than ideal. Also, Marc, your health may not be as robust as it should be. Outdoor exercise, attention to nutrition, especially your iron and fiber intake, and stress management would do much to strengthen your physical constitution.
Having experienced the wrathful Mars dimension between earth lives, antagonism is likely between your passionate, animal side and your emotional-feeling life. Your emotions at times may get out of control, causing a number of challenges. For instance, you may manifest at times an obstinate, intolerant, "me first" attitude. If you are unwilling to be dominated, you are likely to attract from past lives karma to meet through an aggressive mate.
In your previous life, Marc, you may have been an early American settler. During that incarnation, you may well have had some frightening and painful experiences which are brought back to you in this life in the form of the emotional challenges just described. Moreover, you may often be presented with opportunities to deal constructively with separations and quarrels involving souls linked to you from previous incarnations where conflicts were frequent but unresolved.
These challenges will be intensified if your manner is too Martian and dominating. If these argumentative, wrathful energies you experienced during your previous incarnation and afterlife soul journey in the Mars dimension are not moderated by application of your will, you will probably face many challenges with your friendships, family and personal relationships. Your great need here is to set before your inner self such ideals as self-restraint, patience and love.
Do bear in mind that these influences are the RESULT of what you have done ABOUT your past. They are NEVER beyond the reach of your free will choice. For instance, Marc, you can choose to avoid acting in your own self-interest. Instead, put your attention toward the purpose of bringing good into the lives of others. Otherwise, you will bring suffering to yourself through an inner war between self-centered fears and passions on one hand and your spiritual development on the other.
That is, trials and temptations resulting from indulging your desires may often conflict with and block progress toward developing your innate spirituality.
As an aid in working with these challenges, Marc, here is an affirmation which you might repeat in meditation (though perhaps phrased in your own words): "I will be shown how to come to grips with my strong feelings and emotional strain. I will learn to be more tactful so that I do not initiate a confrontation or take offense too easily when faced with a trying situation. I will instead develop a constructive, selfless attitude toward others, so that I can be of greater service to God."
Your Moon inharmoniously aspects Neptune.
In coming into the earth's plane in the present, you came under adverse influences in Moon and Neptune. That is, Marc, Neptune, the dreamy planet of spirituality and mysticism, is adversely aspected with your Moon's emotional forces. This challenge brings you tendencies to be misled by others, as well as urges to delude yourself. The watery world of illusion and fantasy will also tend to mislead you unless you live out your unique individuality, your true soul identity, rather than in your outward personality.
Now, the Moon is the realm of the subconscious mind and past life emotions. Because of its inharmonious pattern with Neptune, you are likely to face personal challenges -- such as difficulties -- such as difficulties with delusion, deception and illusion -- largely through your insecurity and inferiority feelings.
While you are not fully conscious of these feelings, Marc, strange, unusual and mysterious people from previous lives may be attracted to you. Having high ideals and therefore trusting them -- perhaps indiscreetly at times because, after all, they probably trusted you in your cosmic past -- you may well experience difficulties through their deception of you.
Also, because your mercilessly high standards you may attract souls this lifetime who may simply take advantage of your vulnerability. Applying these idealistic, perfectionist standards to yourself as well as to others, discontent, complaints and frequent fantasy are likely to be the results.
Moreover, Marc, special caution should be exercised in your dealings with the opposite sex. Such souls -- again from past life links -- are the ones you are likely to be emotionally involved with and trust the most. And your parents, particularly your mother, are likely to be souls from previous lifetimes who may bring you, for instance through some form of separation, particularly painful emotional challenges at times.
Through karmically attracting these relationships from your past lives, you will be giving yourself special spiritual and emotional growth opportunities, especially if you consistently engage in serious self-analysis. For instance, study your dreams, pray and meditate, and even explore the benefits of counseling, all with the goal of knowing and accepting yourself in the deepest possible sense.
Above, all, know your spiritual ideal and try to set it in the light of the Christ. On a regular basis affirm your ideal in positive ways, such as through self-suggestion and guided imagery, to convert each of these obstacles into opportunities for greater wholeness and soul development.
Moreover, do follow through with rigorous dream and self analysis, along with careful work with clearly Christ- centered ideals. By such means as these, Marc, you can force your will to overcome your tendency toward inner passivity and laziness on one hand and, on the other, your difficulty in discerning what is fact from what is fiction. By willfully overcoming your reluctance to act positively in your search for truth you will find yourself more and more satisfied and successful in life.
Also, inclinations toward confusion which arise in your life due to the urges that come to you from your dreams, intuitions and psychic experiences -- while they provide balance and reassurance in other ways -- tend to confuse you and challenge you to know in whom as well as in what to put your trust. Once your ideal is firmly set in the Christ, just be sure to keep your activities in the area of the psychic and spiritual rather than in the occult and spiritualistic. In fact, practicing spirituality rather than spiritualism should be a helpful key to remember.
Also, while you will have the desire to transcend earthly interests, spiritualistic practices should be avoided entirely, as should excessive use of alcohol or drugs in any form.
Moreover, in your likely preoccupation with death, the spiritual world or the afterlife, use your power of reason rather than being ruled by your emotions. For instance, Marc, carefully study and try to apply the approach to reincarnation and planetary experiences between death and rebirth described in this material. Also, spirituality rather than spiritualism, self-acceptance rather than escapism, should be helpful keys to remember.
As for remedial measures to employ in your meditation and prayer life, consider using the following, either as a prayer or rephrased in your own words as an affirmation to use in meditation: "If I am emotionally vulnerable, Lord, if I am easy prey for those who would beguile or deceive me for their own selfish reasons, I earnestly pray for Your protection. Teach me how to prevent others from manipulating me by their smooth talk and apparent friendship. Help me perceive lies and falseness before a harmful situation develops. In all my involvements guide me, Lord, that I may learn to distinguish between what is fact and what is simply my own wishful thinking."
Your Venus is in a harmonious (sextile) aspect with Uranus.
You were once an Atlantean. Lifetimes since that distant time together with your afterlife experience in the love-beauty dimension of Venus (earned from a lifetime as an artist-musician, no doubt) and your indwelling in the psychic realm of Uranus have moderated the otherwise radical urges you acquired in Atlantis.
Therefore, Marc, while you are not nearly as eccentric and extremist as many others you know, your highly original, space-age Atlantean gifts and creative, artistic or musical talents may well bring you this lifetime a marked advance in spiritual growth or a decided step backward.
Even your personal setbacks, such as sudden breakups with those close to you, are likely to quickly turn into distinct opportunities, as long as you maintain a clear link with your chosen ideal. In other words, Marc, you can go to the heights of your remarkable creative abilities in almost any direction you wish to take, or you can blot out the opportunities which surround you.
You manifest an extraordinary magnetism in the form of an uncanny ability to attract financial resources, the right friendships and love relationships from past lives. This magnetic power brings back to you this lifetime contacts with souls with whom you share unusual, exciting adventures and surprising experiences.
While having high morals and spiritual ideals, these dynamic relationships and charged events may often prompt others to see you as inconsiderate and at times lacking in ethics. This for the most part false impression you project is largely due to your independence: appearing too self-sufficient and calculating. Depending entirely upon your ideals, motivation and intent, this can be a fault or a virtue.
Social, small group situations together with gentleness, kindness, patience and virtues based on love in its pure, unconditional form are all benevolent influences in your life. You are very high-strung, intense and have a great variety of very unique, even eccentric interests and potential ways to express yourself. All of this is moderated when you feel life is treating you patiently, with love and sympathy.
While you may carry it to excess at times, Marc, you also have a strong tendency to be very sentimental as to individuals from your past, special places you have been, inspiring views of nature and other familiar conditions. Music, sacred dance, creatively revising songs already composed and writing poems and stories for children are all outlets through which you can make a virtue out of your attachment to sentiment and your remarkable creative gifts.
Your Mars is conjoined with Neptune.
The planets or spheres about the earth that have to do with the limitations -- both to the betterment and to the challenges of your life, irrespective of how you apply your will this lifetime -- are those of Neptune first, then Mars. In other words, Marc, you returned through the fiery, aggressive Mars realm from your interlife soul sojourning in the watery, spiritual and mystical dimension of Neptune.
Your choice of this soul flight pattern resulted in these two planets being joined together in the very same section of the zodiac at the time of your earth rebirth. The conjoining of two such different dimensions of awareness -- because they are so different -- is a generally difficult challenge. However, there are some things you can do. First, try to live near large bodies of water, as proximity to Neptune's domain can bring benefits. Stay close to mighty waters, then, for your financial and physical health and strength.
Second, it is important to have self-honesty and responsibility in spiritual disciplines such as prayer and meditation. For, Marc, there is the possibility of self-delusion and basic spiritual confusion as a result of interference from psychic spirit entity forces and at times obsessive thought forms. A career in the religious field, as a counselor, teacher or minister, is an excellent direction for you to take with your active mystical energies.
Through such endeavors and through contacts with souls who shared with you a Neptune sojourn and/or a common past life in spiritual service, you can be very helpful to fellow seekers. You are especially likely to go far in your development this lifetime after you reach 35 years of age. This is even more likely the more you discover one truth: your spirit guides, guardian angels and your peers are frequently more accurate than you give them credit for. You will find that your spirit guides are often more correct than your will has allowed you to be guided.
At the same time, Marc, limit your intake of alcohol and generally avoid all chemicals and drugs. Throughout your life these substances -- also ruled by Neptune -- work to your detriment rather than assistance. Instead, cultivate more of resources from Mother Nature's storehouse. These include using wood for heating, growing and storing your own food and following a natural diet.
Your Jupiter is in an inharmonious pattern with Uranus.
As a soul between death and rebirth you chose to experience Uranus, the psychic dimension of extremes, in such a way that you unlearned some of the spiritual lessons you absorbed in Jupiter, the realm of Universal Consciousness. Your choice of this soul flight plan resulted in these two planets being in a challenging aspect at the time of your earth re-entry, or birth. One tendency from this choice of planetary experiences is for you to be an unorthodox ideologist and religious pioneer. You can rationally express the deeper, broader sense of esoteric, liberal, or even radical beliefs, as opposed to their more personal, intuitional or psychic side. Yet you are likely to receive most of your mental urges from intuition and psychic experiences.
With ideas running rampant in your fertile imagination, Marc, you are very much a Uranian in mind and an Atlantean eccentric in purpose. You may well have experienced a long interval between your last earth incarnation -- as far back as your lifetime in Atlantis or the Atlantean period of early Egypt -- and your present one. One result of your likely extended experience in the heavenly dimensions of planets such as Uranus and Jupiter (and your relative inexperience with the earth plane) is your appearance to others as a religious extremist, dreamer and visionary. Often misunderstood by others, you are probably seen as being very deep but so strong willed, impulsive and impractical as to be considered self-centered in your search for truth.
There are several areas where extra patience and forethought on your part may be needed. One concerns your likely impatience and irritation with the way individuals, spiritual groups, Church or political organizations and "New Age" sects interrelate regarding control over more esoteric, unconventional and liberal ideas. That is, your fast and freedom-loving, independent mind may often have a difficult time with slower-thinking individuals and groups who wish to remain with the status quo.
While various religious movements are of special interest, rather than the teachings themselves, Marc, you are often more interested in what the application of a specific belief builds or creates in the lives of those who accept such beliefs. One consequence of this is that spiritual pride and hypocrisy are probably anathema to you.
If you consistently use self-control and allow yourself to be guided by ideals of the highest possible spiritual import, you can make quite a soul development opportunity out of the above obstacles. For one, you can use your exceptional abilities to be something of a prophet-pioneer by helping others outgrow narrow belief systems and confining attitudes.
Above all, Marc, keep in mind the great difference between tolerance and patience. While tolerance involves not condemning others for their weaknesses, patience is finding in yourself the soul that can be made one with the Christ, who promised us, "Seek and ye shall find; ask and it shall be given thee."
Your Sun is in Capricorn (Tropical zodiac).
Capricorn's influence inclines you to be one who is both a materialist AND one interested in spiritual things.
For instance, Marc, you were probably once among the natives of North America, who long before the white man set foot upon this shore, had developed an extraordinarily rich and meaningful culture. In fact, many things associated with the American Indians are likely to be innate talents or otherwise special to you.
From one or more lifetimes as a native American, you developed a knack for being able to handle powerful changes in your life situation. You also have an appreciation of the balance and organized interplay of Mother Nature and her creatures, as well this natural ability to move with the flow of life around you.
While you have a strong sense of independence and personal identity, you also well understand the necessity for people to live and work together as social beings. Therefore you acknowledge and accept the need for group organization, responsibility and structured communications.
Order, responsibility and structure, along with a capacity to cope and grow with heavy changes in life, are also key influences of Saturn, the planet which rules or best symbolizes the sign of Capricorn.
Now, Marc, because of your independent, down-to-earth attitude, carried over in part from past lives when your personal sense of identity was intense, you may often experience a kind of power struggle with your partner. This attitude probably occurred often in times of military involvement with the ideals of victory with honor, such as during the Greek wars between ancient Sparta and Athens.
Your Moon is in Pisces (Tropical zodiac).
Coming under the influences of Pisces, water and religion or spiritual matters are likely to have an untold influence on you. Of course, Marc, this depends upon the way you respond to these kinds of experiences, for they have probably played an important part or at least have been innate in your experience through many lifetimes in the earth.
Pisces means or symbolizes what is naturally, or by its very nature, representative of influences of the higher soul or higher spiritual level. Hence those things of the spiritual nature should preferably be the way in which your judgments are drawn, as to whether this or that activity should be your impelling influence. Not that you should become lost in motives or in influences impelling your actions: just use those things of the spiritual import as the measuring rod of your activities and experiences.
In light of this, Marc, the period around the birth and ministry of Jesus, the Christ, is the clearest past life for you to recall and build upon in the present. You may even remember a lifetime as part of Roman culture, where priority was placed upon position in society and in the military.
Another early Church memory might be stronger for you: the hills around Galilee and the desert near the Dead Sea where the Essenes and others gathered to meditate and study. Then too you may be emotionally drawn to painful scenes of being among early Christians who were martyred for the courage of believing in the Messiah. Regardless of specifics, you are quite likely always to be dominated by a sense of expectancy and mystery.
In later lifetimes since the early Church period, you were probably celibate, as a nun or monk of a leading religious order.
Noble, compassionate Jupiter and spiritual, mystical Neptune are the two rulers or key symbols for the sign of Pisces. From Neptune comes the intuitive forces, the mystical or mysterious influences in your experience, whether you allow them to be mentally or consciously active or not. Another influence of these planets as expressed through Pisces is that although you have a great deal of compassion, Marc, you may be too passive in expressing your personal energy and soul force. Also, it will probably be much easier for you than for most people to suppress your sexual desires because of the memory of one or more past lives when you set aside your personal concerns for the good of the entire community.
Your Past Life Decanates
According to an ancient Vedic astrology method
still practiced in India, Past Life Planets are realms
in which you sojourned between earth lifetimes. They
are identified through the position of your sidereal
Sun and Moon in the decanates (a decanate is a one-
third division of a zodiac sign; each is ruled by a
planet). Any patterns involving these Past Life
Planets are therefore of special importance. Pay extra
attention, then, to any sections of your reading which
interpret these planets.
NOTE: If your Sun and Moon are both located in a
decanate which is ruled by the same planet, then
only the Sun position is interpreted; the Moon's
decanate position, being the same as the Sun's,
therefore does not need to be interpreted.
Your Sun is in Leo Decanate
Your sidereal Sun is in the decanate of LEO, which is ruled by the Sun. The Sun as Past Life Planet indicates a high level of soul development and power with great potential for spiritual service and leadership in the present.
As the Sun sojourn between lives is the highest interlife experience possible in this system, Marc, you may have voluntarily chosen to reincarnate to help and uplift others. Therefore one or more prior lifetimes of leadership in religious or state affairs, or both, in ancient Egypt, Persia, modern Europe, or elsewhere in Asia, is likely.
Your Moon is in Aquarius Decanate
Your sidereal Moon is in the decanate of Aquarius, which is co-ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Being the "Atlantean" planet, Uranus especially brings you highly original yet extremist urges, with clairvoyant capacities and special abilities in psychic, metaphysical and scientific or technological areas.
Your soul experience in the realm of Uranus between earth lives, Marc, perhaps immediately after you prominent lifetime in Atlantis, gives you distinct potentials for fame or infamy, for evolution or revolution, for service or self. This makes the cultivation and consistent application of guiding ideals of potentially great value for you this go 'round.
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