In this article, Vickie Powell discusses Esoteric Astrology, the astrology of Soul Connection and the Soul Component.
The Soul Component
Esoteric Astrology is astrology that focuses on the development of
the Soul component in the human being. This can be seen as developing
'Soul Purpose', or becoming 'Soul Infused'. By this I mean allowing another, deeper energy to pervade our human awareness. The 'Soul Infused' human sees life from a perspective of
soul orientation and is working from soul, instead of still being under the
influence of the current collective unconscious. Many people are already
doing this, but are not aware of it as Soul Influence!
Perhaps this is rather a tricky concept to understand. It is not about feelings or emotions, but about a different way of thinking, acting and working in
The Soul's Work
Anyway, for our purposes, the Sun represents the Personality that Soul needs to be developed, so the Soul's work can be done. The Moon represents the innate emotional state that a human is born with - the drives and awarenesses that we feel comfortable with and that we can get 'stuck' in, instead of developing the Personality/Sun traits. The Ascendant symbolises the goals inherent in the Soul's purpose -
and the other planets and points all mean specific things with relation to soul
use and development: for example, Uranus stands for the genius potential in the chart.
Now in consultations, the esoteric astrologer would still look at the
Sun, Moon and Ascendant to determine the basic principles, just as for the human who has not yet become soul-influenced. That is always our starting point. The chart works for them in the same way as it does for exoteric and humanistic astrology. It is only when the soul qualities are being felt in a client that there is a need to investigate what's happening in relation to transits and the concepts to do with Soul's purpose and development, as indicated in the chart.
It is not an astrology that can be 'put' onto people who are not ready for
it. There is usually a lot to be done in the humanistic realm to start
with anyway - even if a client is feeling a strong calling that could be
considered from the Soul arena.
Soul working in a human being is when the human is becoming involved in
mass/group stuff - but not for the sake of ego power/recognition. These
are two different types of energy.
So we are talking about a different consciousness with regard to the average human.
An astrologer would have to question clients about their feelings and
behaviours in life before they could realistically ascertain whether the soul
element was starting to work.
New Age Astrology
Esoteric Astrology is a very interesting study that is becoming more prevalent as the New Age enters our consciousness. Aquarius is very much about group awareness and connection through groups - and look at the internet with regard to world connection now!
New Age Astrology is a title I have presently given to the course that I am
developing and will be made available to those who want to learn it. This may
seem a 'glib' title, but I believe it is to the point regarding the new age developments that are
already happening to many people around us. This course will explain 'life'
development from the perspective of astrology. It is not about learning
astrology in the normal sense. It is a way of helping people in the area
of their own personal growth, using astrology as the map, along with other
skills that are useful to develop a more successful life.