by Barry Kerr, Soul-based Astrologer
Astrology has come a long way in the last half century. Computers have given astrologers easy, quick access to information that, in the past, took hours or days to calculate, often with errors. In addition, the Western re-emergence of knowledge about reincarnation and karma, combined with modern psychology and new astronomical discoveries, provides a deeper, richer and more meaningful context in which to apply the ancient and remarkably consistent language of astrology.
Many astrologers still maintain the old arts of predicting events or the timing for events, but more and more professional astrologers strive toward assisting people with healing, personal growth, relationships and spiritual awareness. The information available for these purposes is uncannily accurate and profoundly helpful. Indeed, around the world, a great many successful psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have integrated astrology into their practices, gaining important insights into their clients. Many hire astrologers for personal purposes.
Though astrology has been a part of nearly every religious and spiritual tradition in history, it doesn’t require any religious theology to make sense. However, soul-based astrology does draw on ancient and universal spiritual principles and modern scientific methods that are part of an emerging post-religion/post-materialist paradigm. Going beyond beliefs, soul-based astrology confirms, experientially, that we are parts of an elegant and caring universe of love and unfolding creativity. Here’s how it works:
Each of us is a unique being. You came into this world with a distinct combination of psychological needs and personality traits, and particular purposes for your soul in this life. You brought talents and gifts to achieve those purposes, and you invited challenges and lessons to encounter on the way. Soul-based astrology describes these, reflected by ten planets, through twelve signs, as they occur at your birth and then continue to orbit (transit) through your life.
Astrology does not tell you what to do or what exactly will happen, yet it can clarify your life issues and challenges, and can reveal the timing of events, influences and choices so you can recognize and honor your soul’s highest calling as life unfolds.
Everyone has a destiny. And everyone has free will. What I am calling destiny is your soul’s plan, a set of goals and lessons you and your guides chose before this life. The soul’s plan is a general outline. Most of the specifics are not known before life but are determined by the choices you make every day. This interweaving of your soul’s plan and your free will creates your life. How much you learn, how much you grow, how far you travel, is up to you. The ultimate intention is to experience more joy and delight, as you become a more conscious co-creator of your life and our collective experience on the planet!
In a birth chart reading, based on your time and place of birth, I connect intuitively through your chart and can see from where your soul has come in relevant past lives and why your soul chose this present lifetime to accomplish the next goals for spiritual growth and evolution. We can examine, together, how the particular traits, strengths, weaknesses and conflicts of your ego/personality are configured to help your soul toward that mission. Your ego’s sense of purpose can be quite different from your soul’s true purpose, and your soul has planned it that way for a reason. Such a clarification can change the way you experience your past and future choices, relieving guilt, judgment, regret, blame and doubt, allowing for more conscious and joyful living.
Soul-based astrology can help you understand how your past and present situations (the good, bad and ugly) fit into your soul’s plan. Would you like to know why you chose your parents, siblings and childhood circumstances? Through dialogue, your birth chart can even reveal why you experienced certain pain and suffering in your youth and perhaps into adulthood. Thus, you can gain confidence in our soul’s wisdom and invite forgiveness and love.
As a compassionate astrologer, I can help you look directly into the mirror and accept what you see, with an understanding of how the divine and elegant design of creation supports your progress toward a more full and conscious awareness of who and what you really are – spirit creator in human form! It can be a life-altering experience to actually see, on paper, how your life is reflected by, and connected to, the planets and stars. Astrology coaching can then continue to be a rich resource of insight into your self, family, friends, adversaries and the cycles of life in general. Times of life challenge and confusion are excellent for reaching out to an astrologer for understanding, guidance and direction.
Barry Kerr, certified soul-based astrologer, is available for readings in person or by phone or Skype. He has 33 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. They offer healing, coaching, therapy and astrology services. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com.