Bell, Lynn – Healing the Ancestors in the Chart: Family Patterns in Astrological Practice

Sun and Moon, Saturn and Venus are first experienced through the great ruling forces of our childhood, our parents. We interpret the world using the cues they give us, while their responses were in turn influenced by others, the extended families and ancestors whose successes and failures, quirks and talents, are often found as repeating planetary patterns in our own charts. The closer we look, the more we see mysterious repetitions of dates, parallel events, strange twists of fate that mirror stories from earlier generations, how do we identify and work with these patterns? More importantly, how do we meet the unlived energies of our ancestors that seem to rise up again in our own experience? What are the ghosts of the past asking from us?