the diagram on the right, the 1st chakra is represented by the 1st
column on the right (containing the
in the Mercury row and the
in the Neptune row). Each column to the left of this represents
the next chakra until you get to the 7th column, where the planetary
symbols of the Sun and Moon are present. The reason for this
is that since the crown chakra (situated at the top of the head)
is transcendental in nature, it does not correspond to the material
plane in general, and is only experienced when one can raise the
kundalini from the base of the spine (1st chakra) to the crown (7th
chakra). At that point, one experiences enlightenment and
the 7th chakra is activated.
Therefore, since the 7th chakra is transcendental in nature, the
presence of the Sun and the Moon there represent the ‘union
of opposites’ as a fundamental principle of Spirit (Unity).
As will be seen later, the outer planets of Pluto and Neptune play
the role of these cosmic polarities as the 7th Chakra is cognized
in 3D reality.
Leaving aside the technicalities, you may notice right away the
symmetry that is maintained in the mapping of the astrological signs
over the Sun chart. The progression starts with Cancer atop
the 6th chakra, going across to Aquarius. Then it loops around
to Capricorn on the bottom going across to Leo.
Lets use the 6th chakra to describe how the mapping of signs works
in relation to the chakras. According to Paramahansa Yogananda
the 6th (or brow) chakra is represented by the sun as its masculine
part, and the moon as its feminine counterpart, which essentially
describes the arrangement that is being presented here.
So notice now that we have the planetary rulers that oversee each
row, and we have chakra centers that are in effect for every column.
With this we have the framework from which to do an actual reading.
The reason that the planetary symbols are repeated--but rearranged--along
the left of the diagram is an important subject, and is described
more fully in the Planetary Pairs
reference page. In short, according to Humanistic Astrology,
symbols themselves can be analyzed as pairs of differing but
The last part of this topic regards the way in which a particular
card can be read. When the card is being read from the point
of view of the rising
chart, use the planetary ruler on the right of the diagram,
along with the sign along the bottom of the diagram.
Likewise, when reading for the moon
chart, use the planetary rulers on the left of the diagram along
with the signs along the top. For example, when reading the
rising energy for the ,
you will have Mercury as the planetary ruler, and Capricorn as the
sign (in the 1st chakra). When reading the
from the moon perspective, you have Pluto in Aquarius (still in
the 1st chakra).
Over the course of my research, I have made to an important realization
regarding the use of astrology when doing a reading. I have
come to find that Humanistic Astrology is by far the most advanced
form of science to use for readings. Please read some of the
works of Dane
Rudhyar and Michael R. Meyer to get familiar with this exceptional
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