by Ray Grasse
“In this article I would like to explore the exciting possibility of bridging two of history’s greatest psychological systems — astrology and the chakras. Conventionally, these two systems have been seen as having little or nothing to do with each other, the former primarily concerning the outer world, or macrocosm, and the latter involving the inner world, or microcosm. In fact, as we shall soon see, these two systems are but two sides of the same coin, each one complementing the other and thus enhancing our understanding of both.
The basic system of correspondences I will be using here is drawn from teachers I have studied with in the Kriya Yoga lineage.1 The general system of “chakric horoscopes” and their guidelines for interpretation are my own, developed over more than a decade of working with these basic correspondences. With that said, let us begin by exploring some of the core ideas of chakric philosophy.”
I wish to read more of his perceptions of this, and so order the book,
mainly because of this little excerpt,
“Chakric interpretation using the signs
We have seen how the twelve signs closely correspond to the different chakras by spinning the zodiac around until Cancer and Leo are positioned at the top of the wheel. The placement of a person’s planets within these different signs will therefore provide important clues as to which chakric levels are emphasized. For example, any large constellation of planets in Libra or Taurus would indicate a heavy focus of attention, karmically speaking, on the lessons of the heart,”
When I played a little with astrological charts of my sons and I, I found that our moon signs were all in Taurus and a few posts ago I wrote of lessons of the heart, and because of a poem one of my sons wrote some time ago, describing a dream he had, mentioning Leo, his friend amounst the stars, he is a Cancer, his father a Leo, so what he writes of makes me more curious:)
It also connects to me what I have been reading about here,
The foundation of Jyotisha is the notion of bandhu of the Vedas or scriptures, which is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm. The practice of Jyotisha primarily relies on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western astrology in that an ayanamsa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox. Jyotisha includes several nuanced sub-systems of interpretation and prediction with elements not found in Hellenistic astrology, such as its system of lunar mansions (nakshatras).
When reading of this, I came across something about leaves or palms that are able to tell our heritage by a thumbprint, or DNA, that there is only a certain amount of these, but again I did not bookmark it, so must find it again and post it here when I do.
Another site though that explains the meanings of the chakras