The Limits of Astrology



Astrology is awesome. But at some point you need to take it to another level – or discard it entirely. My theory is that we can ‘outgrow’ the natal chart. I’ve seen that with clients who have done a tremendous amount of spiritual work that they have moved past the energetic anchoring/blueprint they were born with. It’s not to say that it’s no longer accurate, but rather that the Self begins to identify with a different state of being. In all the time I have spent studying charts, I’ve only seen this happen 3-4 times. Other astrological techniques then come into play.

I feel this is important to understand and write about because people believe in astrology and see it (rightly or wrongly) as setting out the domains of what is possible. These domains are not fixed or rigid, we can – at some point – move past them entirely. The ‘boxes’ or categories we identify ourselves with then dissolve and new forms of being arise.

But again, I stress that this is an extremely rare occurrence. That’s not to say it won’t be commonplace 10-20 years down the line, certainly with some of the children being born Now and so much energetic shifting.

And yes, I work with transits and progressed charts as well. Quite a few people move past their natal charts and more closely match their progressed charts. But there are very rare cases that move even past the progressed chart … at which point astrology takes a hike … 😛

Nevertheless ..

Astrology is still useful as a tool of self-understanding, spiritual awakening and re-cognition – if only to ultimately make itself obsolete.

It provides a powerful road-map for the individual to walk upon but only if we see it as a temporary tool. Think of it as training wheels, which, at some point, you need to let go of so you can ride free.

When working with an astrologer, always bear in mind that any and all possibilities are able to be shifted, re-framed, re-cast with new meaning and purpose. We’re a lot bigger than our charts 😉

Today’s food for thought 😛

Bairavee Balasubramaniam
The Sky Priestess

Related Links:

Astrology as Bone Medicine. 

The Soul Portrait Masterclass: Awakening the Soul through Astrology

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19 Comments on “The Limits of Astrology

  1. Thank you for this. It helped me understand why reading my chart didn’t fit. Anna continues to struggle with intense angry outburst (all that Pluto I suppose) I hope you are well and your business continues to thrive. Your work is valuable! Diana

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  2. I agree with your comment about outgrowing ones own chart. This evening I watched a movie that made me aware yet again of mans inhumanity to man, and all life upon this beautiful planet. I feel like I have no one to talk to about this.I feel like I dont even belong to a race of people who do these things. There must be more…somewhere. God/dess forgive us all !

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  4. Having been born in the fifties I have been knocking around this big blue planet for a few years now and it is my opinion that it is our job to grow out of our chart. It is what we come in with but not necessarily what we leave with. My natal chart reflects some of my deepest essences but I have grown out and adapted. I agree with you that we out grow our chart. I just think there are more of us that do. Thank you for being here and doing what you do for us dear priestess of astrology.

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    • Quite a few people move past their natal charts and more closely match their progressed charts. That’s probably what you’ve found as well 🙂 But there are very rare cases that move even past the progressed chart … at which point astrology takes a hike … 😛 🙂


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  8. I agree, that we can outgrow our birth chart, through our own ‘inner work’ and choices, and that in time we become the masters of our own destinies; I think that is the point of our existence :).



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