Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pediatric Astrology--A Child's Instruction Manual





Photo by Patricia Herlevi


















In the movie Mermaids, the mother played by Cher tells her eldest daughter (Winona Ryder) that children don’t come with instruction manuals.   

Obviously, the writer of this screenplay did not dabble in astrology because an astrological natal chart provides a blueprint of the soul for each of us.  Therefore we come with an instruction manual but we require an expert to interpret its symbolism into everyday language.

Pediatric Astrology, a little known branch of Western Astrology, veers away from traditional chart reading in that we gaze at a natal chart from a child’s perspective.  For instance, when an astrologer reads an adult chart, the angular houses 7 and 10 represent partnerships (marriage and business) and career/public image respectively.  In a child’s chart, I look at the 7th house as representing a child’s development in relating to others through witnessing their parents’ marriage.  The 10th House represents how the child relates to their father through observing the father’s attitude towards career and public image.  (Some astrologers refer to the 10th house as representing the mother, instead of the father).

I started out reading charts for adults, but Archangel Metatron kept appearing in oracle card spreads or during my meditation encouraging me to read charts of Indigo and Crystal Children.  Now, I’m not a parent or a child expert, but I am a sensitive Indigo with similar outer planet aspects in my natal chart to the children born in recent years.  These children have also communicated telepathically with me for over a decade. 

In fact, my 11 year old nephew communicated to me from his mother’s womb month’s before his birth, which I found intriguing. So through meditation and reading books on Indigo and Crystal children (most of the children born now are Crystal or Rainbow), I have come up with my own method for reading children’s charts.  I don’t predict future events nor do I believe that planetary aspects in a natal chart are etched in stone.  I also, with the good advice from Astrologer Donna Cunningham, don’t predict illness or conditions such as autism or ADHD.

Instead, I set up the houses to represent a child’s learning and communication styles, their ways of interacting with siblings, neighbors, parents and their environment as well as, gifts/talents and potential life mission.  In fact, the life mission of a child shines the brightest in the natal chart.  I look to personal planet aspects to Neptune and Uranus mainly as indicators for a light worker or planet shifter with a powerful mission.  I also look to Pluto and Saturn aspects to personal and outer planets.

I have kept an eye out for children born since 2008 when Pluto moved into Capricorn then 2010 when Uranus moved into Aries and 2011 when Neptune transited into Pisces.  Of course, many of you have heard about the Uranus-Pluto square of recent years which lands in the charts of children born after 2010.  We often focus on this square when looking at transformative world events.

In addition and less known is the sextile between Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn which reflects back to the 1960s when Pluto in Virgo formed a sextile with Neptune in Scorpio.  At that time, Pluto was in the Earth Element like it is in current times and Neptune flowed in the Water Element as it does right now.  And the 1960s-born are now grandparents of children born with an Earth-Water sextile which means they bring support to these children.  And as the open hearted folks born in the 1970s through 1990s give birth to Crystal Children mainly, I can’t think of a better gift than an astrological-based instruction manual for these children.

First, we can’t over emphasize the uniqueness of children born during a time of a Uranus-Pluto Square and Neptune-Pluto sextile, especially when Uranus and Neptune provide indicators for the birth of transformers and shifters.  Second, since these children are more sensitive and self-directed than previous generations, their soul blueprint provides us with information that helps us transform the education system and food industry for starters.  And third, by understanding the unique gifts, communication and learning styles of these children, we’re less likely to make mistakes in child rearing that deter these children from fulfilling their life paths.

While each of us grapples with unprecedented astrological transits in our daily lives, imagine what it would feel like born under these aspects.  We owe support to these courageous souls landing on the planet now that came to bring transformation and lift the planet’s frequency.  Instead of shaking our heads and forcing these children to comply with a broken system, better to get on board with them by studying their instruction manuals, aka astrological natal charts.

I give astrology readings for adults and their children in-person or long-distance.  For more information (and find other articles) at Metaphysics for Everyday Living.

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