Raye and Gretchen discuss the benefits of working with your own chart
Raye Mathis (she/her) is a noted astrologer, a professor of multiple disciplines at Atlantic University, and has a B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Furman University, as well as her M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University
Raye teaches 4-week online astrology groups on learning how to work with your own chart. In addition, she has a 40-year ongoing astrology practice giving private astrological consultations and publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled "The Capricorn Times". She can be contacted at [email protected]
Gretchen O'Neal is a spiritual accountability and empowerment coach. She owns and operates www.cometoyourself.com. Come To Yourself provides unbiased, easily accessible information from the top scholars in the fields of transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, coupled with personal insights from successful artists, musicians, and business professionals, to anyone looking to start their spiritual journey to discover and serve their soul's mission in life
But I think it's important for people to learn how to work with their own charts because , uh, on astrology chart is really like a dream only you can interpret it. I can walk around it and I can say, you know, I've seen this work this way for some people, and I've seen this work this way and this way, but then you have to say, it's working. This is the way it's working for me. And it still fits in the archetype. Um, but my fantasy, and this is certainly a fantasy. But then in the new age that at the birth of a child, they will be handed their genetic printout and their astrology chart. And that people will have a sense of how to work with those. Uh, the genetic printout will give them the physical issues that they need to be cautious about. And , uh, the astrology chart will hopefully , uh, help them to see their soul issues and what they will be meeting this lifetime.Gretchen:
I mean, think about the leaps and bounds that somebody can progress in one lifetime if they, like I said, had that heads up , you know? Yeah. Yes. And, and, and it, as you say , it , it enables you to cooperate with whatever is happening and not fight it. Yeah . That doesn't mean you don't struggle with it and you know, you butt heads with it, but , uh, but you, there's a part of you that says, okay, I'm learning something. Exactly. I don't know what it is right now, but I am learning something and I'll know that later. I th I think that that's just part of how our , our current brain, you know , works as if we're blindsided by something our instinctual reaction takes over first. Do you know what I mean? And we try to protect and heal and guard and, you know, defend, but if we know, or have an inkling that something may be coming or that we know we're about to enter into, like, if we, if anytime you knowingly enter into something that's difficult, it's still difficult. That part doesn't change, but how you approach it and adapt to it and absorb it does. And I agree. I think, I think knowing your chart puts you in that latter portion of learning, you know, versus the first one part , for sure. Exactly. So.