The Soul of man is immortal and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendour has no limit’ (from the Idyll of the White Lotus by Mabel Collins).
Virtually every religion throughout history has concerned itself with the immortality of the human soul. However for many people today, especially in the western world, the concept of the Soul or Higher Self is nebulous at best. One of the keys to understanding the nature and purpose of the Soul is through esoteric astrology.
The word esoteric means ‘coming from within’ and is part of the Ancient Wisdom that has been shaped throughout the ages. The primary factor of Esoteric or Soul-Centred astrology is the expression of the Soul’s Purpose. The Soul’s Purpose may be expressed in a single life or throughout a series of lives.
Everyone possesses a general Soul’s Purpose that can be expressed in terms of service to our fellow beings within both the human and nature’s other kingdoms-mineral, plant and animal. However when one is called to one’s spiritual destiny, the expression of one’s specific Soul’s Purpose becomes the paramount issue in life. One then begins to access vast reservoirs of spiritual energy located within the psyche that provides meaning and direction, essentially one becomes ‘Soul-infused.’ It is worth noting indeed that many people unconsciously express their Soul’s Purpose whilst there are many who become depressed and diseased because they do not.
Through the application of Soul-Centred astrology one is able to determine the Soul’s Purpose. The primary vector in the natal chart that indicates this is the Rising Sign or Ascendant. In Soul-Centred astrology the Rising Sign is considered to be of greater importance than the Sun sign which relates to the personality. The Rising Sign is where the Soul imprints the personality at birth with a blueprint for its expression. The Rising Sign in the natal chart indicates one’s deepest potential and the prime source of one’s creative energy and wisdom. Through the Rising Sign, and related factors in the chart, the purpose of the Soul can be identified and the subject directed to suitable areas of life where this can be most suitably expressed.
No matter to what extent we become enmeshed and ensnared by materialism and the long passage of time, the Soul is forever present, located deep within. Soul-Centred astrology provides a means of unlocking knowledge related to the Soul and its purpose through an esoteric understanding of the natal chart.