Draconic Charts Part 3

Recently, talk of Draconic Charts seems to have exploded around the different forums that I frequent (which is super-exciting, I love talking about this stuff!), which gave me the idea to make another entry highlighting these charts and what I believe are the important things to focus on while deciphering them. Kind of a hodgepodge of ideas dealing with these charts, so bear with me if my ideas seem to kind of jump from thing to thing.

Pluto’s importance here in these charts should never be forgotten. Pluto (and it’s polarity point opposite it) has a very special place within evolutionary astrology, almost operating like the North Node/South Node Axis, showing where we come from on a soul level and what we want to evolve into. The position of one’s natal Pluto points to the way we are based on the experiences from our previous incarnations, while the natal Pluto Polarity point points to what our soul wants to evolve into in this lifetime. By reading these two placements in a Draconic Chart, I almost see this as Pluto representing the way that we just naturally (on a soul level) believe things, desire things, and perceive things, but the Draconic Pluto Polarity Point shows the highest possible evolution of our soul (all that our soul could be). It’s once that we’ve actually obtained this soul goal of “becoming” our Pluto Polarity Point that we probably stop reincarnating into this world and then go on to somewhere else. Once we’ve reached that highest elevation of this point in the Draconic Chart, our soul’s mission and evolution over all lifetimes is complete (or that’s one of my theories, anyway). With Pluto being so important, when reading a Draconic Chart by itself, make sure to take notice of where Pluto (and it’s polarity point) are in the chart. This should give you some kind of idea where you have been on a soul level across all lifetimes (by Pluto is by sign, house, and aspects), and where (probably) the highest elevation of your soul’s nature lies (by the Pluto Polarity Point and its sign, house, and aspects). Remember, when reading the Natal and Draconic Charts, the lenses you use are different. Natal Chart is just about this present incarnation, so Pluto and it’s polarity point in this chart points to the evolutionary journey and process for this life. Pluto and it’s Polarity Point in the Draconic Chart point to the evolutionary process and journey across all lifetimes.
**I will TOTALLY be making a post about Pluto in regards to the evolution of the soul in the future**

The Moon is, I believe, another very important planet to take note of in the Draconic Chart, since the Nodes of the Moon are based off the Moon in the Natal Chart (and the Draconic). The Draconic Moon shows how you function emotionally and process your feelings (and the type of feelings that you have) on a soul level. By house, the Draconic Moon shows the areas that your soul at its deepest levels may have the most emotional investment in, or to what and where you are most emotionally tied. By sign, the Draconic Moon can show the way that your soul expresses the Moon’s energy naturally. These are probably very much within the subconscious parts of your mind in this lifetime, maybe not even fully able to be rationalized here, and very innate. When you have feeling about something, and maybe you don’t even know why you feel a certain way about it…..I would bet that’s the Draconic Moon at work.

Sometimes I feel like our souls want an easier time or more difficult time handling things like our emotions (or really anything) in certain lifetimes. I also fully believe that before we are incarnated in each life our soul decides, or at least has a say, in what we want our Natal Charts to look/be like. With that said, if our soul wanted to grow in how we process and handle our feelings in this incarnation, as a way of learning a life lesson to then carry over to the next life, it may throw some difficult aspects between the Moon and other planets/celestial bodies in the Natal Chart. However, the real catalysts for change on a soul level seem to be the more difficult aspects between a planet/celestial body in the Natal Chart and a planet/celestial body in the Draconic Chart. An example of this would be difficult aspects between, say, the Natal Sun and the Draconic Moon. There is some deep soul lesson to be learned (possibly even karmic) about your sense of selfhood in this lifetime and how you really feel, deep down in your soul. This sense of selfhood could even translate to a sense of “soulhood” when we get down to it; something about the soul’s sense of self and the soul’s emotions that could only really be learned through this lifetime by having your Natal Sun in a certain place, making a more difficult aspect to your Draconic Moon. When reading the Draconic Chart on it’s own or in tandem with the Natal Chart, the planets and aspects that I personally take special care in analyzing are as follows:
*The Sun
*The Moon
*The Nodes of the Moon
——-I realize that in Draconic Charts the North Node is always set to 0 degrees Aries, but pay attention here to any planets/celestial bodies that aspect the Nodes in both types of Charts. Also pay attention to any aspects that your Natal North & South Nodes make to the Draconic North & South Nodes.
* All of the major angles by house, sign, and aspects made (Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven & Imum Coeli/IC). Take careful note of the IC, though. Being the most private part of your Natal Chart, and where your “roots” are, I feel like this has a special place in Draconic Astrology as well (since the Draconic Chart appear to be like the roots of the soul).
*I take special note of conjunctions and oppositions, because these tend to be karmic (as are square aspects sometimes, depending on the planets/celestial bodies in aspect).
*The Vertex & Antivertex axis is also something that has always struck me as important when looking at these charts together. Connections made between the Natal Vertex and Draconic planets/celestial bodies (and vice versa) could indicate areas of your life (and soul) that just feel really, really fated (and surprising) but you don’t really understand why. Connections made between the Natal Antivertex and Draconic planets/celestial bodies (and vice versa) will still feel really, really fated, but there will probably be a sense of expecting/knowing/more understanding that comes from this fated feeling (something that feels fated, but you already knew would manifest).

More to come…..later 🙂
If you have anything to discuss, let’s talk!

Links to other posts in this series:
Draconic Charts Part 1
Draconic Charts Part 2

Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries

Charts where the Natal North Node is at 0 degrees Aries…..these charts absolutely fascinate me. This is because when you have your Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries, your Draconic Chart is the exact same as your Natal Chart.  Since the conjunction and opposition are karmic in nature (especially in regards to this type of chart), it would reason to guess that this type of Draconic Charts would give a real soul purpose to the native in this particular lifetime. What exactly that purpose is? Lets explore some ideas 🙂

*Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries*

This causes ones Draconic Chart to look the same as their Natal Chart; all of the planets and aspects are conjunct when doing a synastry report between the two charts. The closer that your Natal North Node is to 0 degrees Aries, the more similar the two charts will appear. Here though, I’m talking about people that have their Natal North Node either at 0 degrees Aries or conjunct the Aries Point within 5 degrees. There are some theories that I have about what this can mean for the person who has this type of Draconic Chart (and mind you, these are all just theories that feel like they might be right). When studying these types of charts, there isn’t a whole lot out there about these types of Draconic Charts, so I figure I’d throw my ideas out there into the fray. As an aside, these charts are of particular interest to me personally because my Natal North Node is at 0 Aries 17.

I have seen it touted around that having your Natal North Node at the Aries Point could mean things like:
-Since the Aries point is the considered the beginning of a new cycle, it could mean this is your first incarnation in this realm, or that even though you’re soul is in this realm, you have somehow ascended to another level of consciousness in this lifetime (thus starting a new cycle, but not being a “new” soul).
-People that have their Natal North Node at 0 degrees Aries are essentially getting a “do-over” life in this incarnation. Since some astrologers believe that the Draconic Chart is the Natal Chart of one’s most recent past life only, it would make sense to think that maybe both charts are the same because something happened in their past life to where they weren’t able to complete their souls mission, that something cut that lifetime short. Thus getting the opportunity in this life to be the same kind of person to try and rectify this and completing their soul’s mission.
-The Aries Point holds a lot of power in general, and having ones Natal North Node here may incline the person to have a powerful sort of destiny here that their soul wishes to act on and act out in this lifetime……if they choose to act on this destiny and desire, that is.
*All of the above seem reasonable to me. However, my ideas are below*

Personally, I believe that when one has this position in their Natal Chart, it causes the person to be who and what exactly they are on a soul level (the good and the bad). There is no ‘Natal-Chart-of-this-lifetime-mask’ to be worn here; these people get the divine opportunity in this lifetime to be exactly as they really are. This makes a lot of sense (to me anyway), since I believe that the Natal Chart is the chart for a particular lifetime in human form, but the Draconic Chart is the chart for the soul across time and space. There is a real vulnerability to this position that I have always instinctively felt, since like it or not, you are who you are. The other people that I have known with this placement tend to be really ‘no bullshit about who they are’ type of people, and this intensifies the closer to exact their North Node is Nataly to 0 degrees Aries. I also feel that for these people this particular life is of paramount importance in their soul’s evolution, and where this evolution is supposed to take place will depend on the House the Natal North Node finds itself in (and of course, any aspects made to the North Node Nataly). If the North Node is one of the soul’s main missions for this lifetime, and the Draconic Chart is the chart of one’s soul across all lifetimes, then it would make sense to me that in this lifetime the person is supposed to really accomplish things that one’s soul actually truly wants. They say that the Natal North is an uncomfortable place for the native to be; they are more comfortable hanging out near their South Node since the South Node is the past (past lives and experience) and it’s what one knows. While I believe this to be true for most people, I don’t quite believe it’s AS true for these people. Since these natives seem to be less confused about who and what they really are, it makes sense that they might have an easier time than some with embracing the uncomfortableness of the North Node, accepting it, and manifesting their destiny and mission from it, whatever that destiny and mission may be.

Anyone else have the North Node at 0 degrees Aries? Anyone else studied it? If you have anything to add or comment, I’d love to discuss! 🙂

Draconic Charts Part 2

In the first posting about Draconic Charts, I went into what exactly they are and what they are thought to represent, along with my own personal beliefs about these charts. In this post, we’ll get into how one should approach reading a Draconic Chart and the lens in which they should probably be read. The Draconic Chart can either be read as it’s own entity, or can be read in conjunction with the Natal Chart. Really, I find the later is the more complete way to read these charts, but on their own they are also very interesting.

Read in conjunction to the Natal Chart, you are looking at charts with two different types of energy and two different purposes. You can think of the Natal Chart as the outward manifestation energy and the Draconic Chart as the inward manifestation of energy. That’s not to say that the Natal Chart is only an outward manifestation of energy (clearly it isn’t when looked at on its own), but put up against the Draconic Chart the Natal Chart is infinitely more outward than the Draconic. Another way that I like to think of these charts is the Natal Chart is like the EGO and the Draconic Chart is one’s ID (like Freud’s theory of the ID, EGO and SUPEREGO). The Natal Chart is how one presents themselves in this lifetime, how they are in the here and now, the EGO of the charts. The Draconic Chart is primal like the ID, and instinctual. It is how we innately operate on a soul level, all the positive and negative that we truly are. There are astrologers that believe a newborn baby (or a small infant in babyhood) would closer identify with their Draconic Chart….if they were able to identify with charts. This is because the if the Draconic is considered the chart of the soul, then a newborn baby’s (or infant in babyhood’s) soul is so new here on earth that they still identify strongly with their soul-makeup rather than their makeup for this lifetime; they still identify solely with the ID, the EGO hasn’t taken hold yet.

From my understanding, you read the aspects, planets, houses, angles, degrees, etc. the same way that you read a Natal Chart, you just read them through a different lens. This lens needs to be directed inward, deep and probing, and most of all, intuitive.
*For example, the I.C. in the Natal Chart represents your roots, your early home life, and the home that you want to create for yourself. I also like to think of the I.C. as asking the question “what/where is home to you?” Maybe home to you is in the same sort of situation you found yourself growing up? Maybe it’s something completely opposite, or even something avant-garde? The concept and question of home is asked by the I.C., regardless of what the answer is. Now, in the Natal Chart the concept of home is seen through the lens of this lifetime, whereas in the Draconic Chart the concept of home goes much deeper, beyond just this lifetime. It asks the question of “what/where is home to you?,” but it is asked on a soul level. What you are set up to need in this lifetime may not paint the full picture of what your soul really needs. The I.C. of the Natal Chart and I.C. of the Draconic Chart may even feel like they are conflicting somehow, like they are wanting two very different things. When this occurs, it’s my theory that the native set themselves up for this sort of unconscious struggle about what they want and need in the present life v. what they really need on a soul level. Just to be clear, this conflicting present lifetime need v. soul need can occur with anything between Natal Chart and the Draconic Chart, not just with the I.C.
*For another example, say someone has Venus at 17 degrees in Libra in the 7th House in their natal chart. This probably makes them someone that is all about relationships and partnerships, wanting to bring peace and balance to them. If Mars is at 17 degrees in Capricorn in the 7th House in the Draconic Chart, this makes Mars and Venus conjunct between the charts. This can cause that Natal Venus in Libra person to maybe, on a soul level, be a little more aggressive, authoritative, strategic, and assertive than they even realize when dealing with their relationships, what they project onto other people and other 7th house matters. This underlying urge can pop up from time to time (or may always be present under the surface). These two planetary energies are merging (by way of being conjunct), but they don’t always jive well together within the same person. This could be another example of conflicting needs between the soul level and this lifetime. The person needs to figure out a way to bring these two energies together and have them operating in-sync rather than one competing for attention (which can easily happen with conjunctions).

An important point to bring up in talking about these charts being analyzed against one another are the aspects created between the two, specifically the conjunction and opposition aspects. There is something very karmic about these aspects naturally regardless of what chart you are looking at, with the conjunction blending together two energies and the opposition pulling two energies in completely different directions. Since these aspects can be karmic in nature, it only makes sense that they would take precedence in the very karmic Draconic Chart. When looking at the aspects between both of these charts, I would advise keeping your orbs much tighter than usual, probably not more than 3 or 4 degrees. Some astrologers like to go even tighter than that (in the 1 to 2 degree orb range). Usually I will try to keep them tighter than 4 degrees, but it really depends on the what planetary body, angle, etc. is being analyzed and the overall feel of the two charts read in tandem.

Links to other posts in this series:
Draconic Charts Part 1
Draconic Charts Part 3