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

Draconic Charts

I’m going to be starting this blog off with a bang, talking about a subject within Astrology that I absolutely love. 🙂

Draconic Charts….they are absolutely fascinating. The idea behind them is that one’s Natal Chart is the native’s chart of this lifetime (obviously), but the Draconic Chart is the chart of the native’s actual soul, and it’s incredibly karmic. There actually seems to be some debate here as to if the Draconic Chart is the native’s chart of their most recent past life, of any single previous past life, or if it shows the chart of the native’s soul over multiple life times and the souls true nature in its purest form.  I tend to believe the last one…..something about that explanation just feels right. Using that as my definition of what a Draconic Chart is, lets begin.

First off, these charts date back to Ancient Babylonia (so they would fall under the umbrella of “old as fuck” astrology). There was a long swath of history where they were not commonly used, but are now seeing an increase in popular usage (as they should, they are incredibly useful). Draconic, in Latin, translates loosely to something being Dragon-like. This something that is Dragon-Like are the Nodes of the Moon in the Draconic Chart (and the Nodes in the Natal Chart). The North Node is said to be the head of the dragon and the South Node is said to be the tail of the dragon.  In these charts, the 0 degree Aries point is paramount, because this Chart is based on the place where the Moon crosses the elliptic from North to South, thus making the 0 degree Aries point the traditional North Node position for these charts. The Aries point is said to symbolize a point of taking action and new beginnings.

In someone’s own Draconic Chart, the placement of their own Natal North Node aligns with and becomes that 0 degrees Aries Point. For example, if  your Natal North Node is at 20 degrees Taurus, this placement in the Draconic Chart becomes 0 degrees Aries and everything will shift over some. The aspects in your Draconic Chart remain the same as in your natal chart, but the houses will be ruled by different signs due to the shifting and the degrees of the planets and the signs they are ruled by may change. This could cause someone who Nataly has their Moon in Virgo to have their Moon in Cancer in their Draconic Chart. The closer your Natal North Node is to 0 degree Aries, the less your Draconic chart will shift. The further your Natal North Node is from 0 degree Aries, the more your chart will shift. It is because of this shifting that some people may happen to identify with their Draconic Charts more than their Natal Chart. Some people don’t feel that their Natal Chart is “them,” and it tends to be those people that heavily identify with their Draconic Chart…..it just tends to feel more like them somehow. Maybe your Sun is in Libra in your Natal Chart, but that has never felt quite right. However, when you look at your Draconic Chart you find your Sun falls in Pisces and that just feels more like you. (The opposite could also be true, that the Draconic Chart doesn’t feel like you at all, you feel completely in tune with your Natal Chart). And what could that mean?

Since I believe that the Draconic Chart is the chart of the Soul over all lifetimes, of the soul’s true nature, then (just spit balling here, feel free to disagree) I might assume that those who identify somewhat or strongly with their Draconic Charts possibly are more in-tune (at least somewhat consciously or unconsciously), or more aware of their soul’s true nature, whatever that true nature actually is. Possibly then, those that don’t identify with their Draconic Charts at all maybe aren’t as in-tune or aware with/of the true nature of their souls. This isn’t a bad thing (so please don’t take it that way). Maybe in this life, for some reason, the person wasn’t supposed to identify with their soul’s true nature. Maybe they were supposed to be solely focused on this life (thus possibly identifying strongly with their Natal Chart), and not aware of their souls true desires, where they have come from and what they have been through across time and space. Maybe this is implemented to shield or protect the person in some way, for some reason.

This post is getting longish already, so I will proceed on to my next points about Draconic Charts in another post. Such as how to possibly interpret them and what it could possibly mean when your Draconic Chart and your Natal Chart look the same…..which happens when someone’s Natal North Node is at 0 degrees Aries.

*As an aside, there is some debate on which to use for calculation purposes; some astrologers swear by the MEAN North Node, and some swear by the TRUE North Node. Personally, I use the TRUE North Node, but to each its own :)*

Links to other posts in this series:
Draconic Charts Part 2
Draconic Charts Part 3