Dear Ash: Is There A Block In My Chart?

[one_third][/one_third][two_third_last]Dear Ash,

I’m a Sagittarius who needs some astro clarity! I had an astrological reading done in the past and was told I had an area of my birth chart that shows that I’m ‘stuck’ somehow. I wasn’t quite sure what she meant so could you further explain where I might be blocked in life?

Hi Amy,

Looking at your chart there are some things that immediately jump out at me. I will try to break down what I’m seeing as easily as I can. I hope! Astrology is not easy so never fear asking questions about it.

First off –
Everyone has what is called the ‘North Node and the ‘South Node’ in their chart. They are not planets. They are simply mathematical points created by the moons path. The north node represents our future, our dharma and depending on the sign it resides in will shed light on the skills we are supposed to gain in this life. The south node is our past, our karma and the traits/talents we came into this lifetime being good at. Your south node is in the sign of Sagittarius and your north node is in the sign of Gemini. Meaning that you came into this world ready and able to look at the world through a big picture lens. Being naturally philosophical, spiritual and possessing a large appetite for expansion/travel/freedom.[/two_third_last]

[two_third]Your north node in Gemini suggests a need to learn how to be more detail-oriented and really focus in on projects. Learning how to study the individual trees of the forest and not just the name of land it grows on. Zeroing in on the more everyday experience is what you’re learning about this time around.

Secondly – Your Sun (your life path/ego/identity) and Mercury (your mind/how you communicate) is right next to your south node. This would suggest that you have a natural talent for writing or communicating in a creative way. This also shows that you might be stuck in the past. The south node represents our past lives, our family history, and the genetic code that pulses through our veins today. I think where you may be blocked is that you could be too focused on your past or what you didn’t do/achieve yet. Sagittarius usually has really lofty goals and perspectives so it can be hard to live up to your own expectations. Looking at your north node you have Jupiter, the planet of expansion and the ruler of Sagittarius (therefore the ruler of your south node, Mercury and Sun) in the same sign. When I use the term ‘ruler’ I just mean that it has a strong affinity for those signs/placements. This means that you have big hopes, dreams and wishes for yourself. In order to obtain those dreams it would serve you well to be more focused on the little things in life. Maybe it’s time for a life makeover. Maybe certain attitudes or ideas or even physical objects in your life need to be snipped for good. It can sound harsh but it’s really incredible the weight that supposed comfort isn’t actually bringing to our hearts/souls.

I think the more organized and direct you can be about your passions and life objectives, the more successful you will be. It could be that you are quite scattered and you’ve worn yourself too thin. Figure out what you really love/need in life and let go of the rest.

If you don’t love it, leave it, girl.[/two_third][one_third_last][/one_third_last]

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