Predictive Natal Astrology Class
Level 4: Education Component
The first question that draws most people to astrology is “What does astrology have to say about me?” But the second question is usually “What does astrology have to say about my future?”
Astrology, after all, is one of the oldest predictive tools. For thousands of years, astrology has foretold everything from the fate of the harvest to the fate of the king. Today astrology remains a powerful tool for insight into the future. However, predictive astrology doesn’t work quite the way most people think it does.
Broadly speaking, predictive astrology is concerned with understanding — and occasionally forecasting — events. Events can be objective (something happened) or subjective (something happened to me), and each type of event uses different predictive tools — and has different sets of expectations.
Certain branches of predictive astrology, such as horary and electional astrology, work with objective events. You have only a single chart to consider in your interpretation. For horary, it’s the chart of the moment the question was asked, and for electional, it’s a future chart that describes the specific outcome you would like to experience. You can evaluate these charts using an objective, two-dimensional approach, and come up with precise and specific answers to your question.
When you want to explore subjective events — what happened to me — this approach doesn’t work. You’re not analyzing a two-dimensional chart of a specific event; you’re analyzing how multiple factors affect a three-dimensional natal chart.
Predictive Natal Astrology
I’ve created a new category to describe astrology that explores subjective events from the perspective of the birth chart: Predictive Natal Astrology.
The foundation of Predictive Natal Astrology is the idea that the potential of your natal chart unfolds over the course of your lifetime. A transit, progression, or direction activates a planet or house in your chart for a period of time, and that part of your life takes center stage. What makes Predictive Natal Astrology so challenging is that you have to interpret every predictive trigger in the context of the natal chart. The Cardinal Rule of Predictive Natal Astrology states, “If it’s not in the natal chart, it won’t ever happen.”
Not everyone has the potential to be extremely rich. Not everyone has the ability to be famous. Your birth chart is a map that shows the options available to you in this lifetime, and not all paths are open to everyone. However, everyone has the ability to be truly happy.
Free will doesn’t let you change the content of your story. It gives you full control over the context. It’s not the events in your life that matter, it’s the meaning you give them. You don’t need fame, fortune, or success to be happy. Happiness comes from within you. Your birth chart is the map that shows you how to become truly happy, and predictive natal astrology can help you to navigate that map.