The moon controls the ocean tides and the collective mood or feeling “in the air.” The moon, sun, and all the planets were in a specific alignment on the day and time you were born, creating what is called a Birth or Natal Chart.
Just as Mountain Pose/Tadasana, in the practice of Yoga, is considered a “blueprint” for all of the standing poses (steady feet, strong legs, long spine, relaxed shoulders, etc.), a Natal Chart is like a metaphysical imprint of one’s qualities and attributes. It’s a snapshot of the sky at the moment a person is born. I believe that we are microcosms of the macrocosm, and that the universe holds wisdom and wants to provide us with experiences to support our growth. I imagine the placement of the planets in the sky when we were born representing the emotions, experiences and events that mold us and hold the keys to discovering and aligning with our highest potential: our dharma.
The Natal Chart can be studied to glean insight into many aspects of one’s being. I am especially interested/focused on the parts of the natal chart that point to one’s highest/truest expression and potential in this lifetime. This tends to include the process of uncovering blocks and blind spots, i.e., the areas of life where we get “stuck” or withdraw due to fear and other deep emotions we may not be in touch with. We can use the the beautiful art of astrology to work with these blind spots (we must, of course, commit to any “work” that needs to be done) in order to fulfill our goals and dreams, and to align with our truth so that we may feel at home within ourselves.