I’m proud to announce the availability of my new book, The Soul’s Journey II: Emotional Archaeology.
This second volume in the series outlining the use of astrology as a tool to understand and learn to work with soul is a transcription of a 2-day intensive to teach and expand upon the principles presented in The Soul’s Journey I to a small group in an intimate setting.
Emotional archaeology is my term for digging down into the strata of emotions a person carries from this life and other lives. We are defined by our choices, which are determined by our beliefs, and our histories of experiencing energy and emotion in this life and across time shape our beliefs. This in-depth material explains the nuts and bolts of changing karma – by changing beliefs – and reveals through 7 case studies the birth chart as a map of karma as well as the soul’s Divine intent.
A section on Pluto Generations explains what different soul groups have in common when they incarnate close together in time. The empowerment journey of souls – including challenges, fears, passions, skills, and empowered gifts – with Pluto in Gemini (1882-1914) through Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2124) are described. This unique approach makes understanding astrological generations and their varied priorities, skills, handicaps, and critiques of each other easy to understand, bringing to the surface what we all feel about ourselves and others but don’t always know how to put words to.
In addition to Pluto, the nodes of the Moon and the rest of the chart, a number of little-used archetypes are explained in detail, fleshing out how individuals experience them in everyday life. The myths and archetypes of Chiron, Persephone (399), the true Black Moon Lilith, Arjunsuri (20300), Lucifer (1930), Eris, Pallas Athene, Ceres, Juno, and Vesta are all explored in depth as I unfold the karmic stories in the charts of the 7 workshop participants, giving them the weight in chart analysis they deserve given the weight they have in our psyches and life experiences.
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I’m always interested in how people understand the myths they live. Living Myth: Exploring Archetypal Journeys has been out for a couple of years and I’m reaching out for your comments on your experience of the book.
Are you a Ceres figure? Do you protect and nurture others (sometimes to your own detriment)?
What about Vesta – feeling so dedicated to a cause that you can’t do it halfway but if you don’t do it, something feels out of place?
Maybe you’re a Persephone, navigating a world full of Plutonian others who are trying to get you to experience something new, something outside your comfort zone – something that would alter you forever.
Or maybe your search for truth and to develop an open channel with your inner wisdom makes you an Arjunsuri figure, asking wise others your most important questions and in need of figuring out what’s worth listening to.
I want to know! Comments don’t work in this blog so send me an e-mail at tom @ tdjacobs dot com. I’ll compile answers and repost down the road with commentary.
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Call it a “free yourself from the traditional astrological literature” thing in honor of Uranus’ ingress to Aries – freedom and new beginnings are calling you…
This offer is open to everyone – pass this info on to others who might be interested in new channeling for soul-level healing and cutting-edge astrology work.
The Soul’s Journey I: Astrology, Reincarnation, and Karma with a Medium and Channel
Chiron, 2012, and the Aquarian Age: The Key and How to Use It
Living Myth: Exploring Archetypal Journeys
Seeing Through Spiritual Eyes: A Memoir of Intuitive Awakening
Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, channel, and coach offering insight into why your soul is here and guidance about how to make it happen. Contact him via his site for private readings and to learn about intuitive coaching and the Soul Healing: Family e-course that begins April 23rd. Each of his seven books is available as paperback and e-book between his site, Amazon, and Kindle.
I discuss Chiron’s entrance into Pisces (February 8th, 2011), answer listener questions from Teresa and Khor, and talk about Saturn’s retro through Libra (now to mid June 2011). 56 minutes.
Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, and channel. Contact him via http://tdjacobs.com.
I just finished a long channeling work and so had been unavailable to spend energy on the zodiac hoopla all over the news over the last few days.
Well, I seem to have just generated something to say.
This situation, that astrologers understand clearly to be nonsensical for many reasons (you can find lots of commentaries on that part of it), reflects something really important in my mind:
The general populace woke one morning to find that they might not be who they thought they are.
In the context of the misinformation carelessly and sloppily labeled as news this week (which is actually par for the course), this related to an astronomer’s comments about how the zodiac astrologers use is incorrect.
Yet this can serve to wake people up to question who they have been told they are.
It’s a major thing going down on earth now. There are shifts happening here that are nudging people to allow their consciousness to change. When people allow it, it results in conceiving of self in new ways.
So you might not be who you were told you are.
Okay, got it. Now what?
Figure out who you are.
In my world, this means opening to understanding ourselves more as energetic beings, beings that are sensitive to energy (which we usually experience as emotion), and learning more about how those energies affect us physically for the duration we live in these bodies. (Also there’s a lot of stuff about how that relates to soul and its multi-life journey, karma, and knowing ourselves as portions of divinity – but I am trying to keep this brief, insert smiley face here.)
Mercury is now in Capricorn, conjuncting Pluto. This idea of questioning who you are is actually about from where you have so far taken answers to the question.
Who has had the power to define you? To shape how you conceive of yourself? Where have you given permission to others to tell you who you really are?
What if what you heard from them makes no sense to you? What if it ran counter to everything you know about yourself, or would, if you gave yourself the power to be the authority on who you really are?
We are in the habit of looking around at what the people who seem normal seem to be doing, and then doing that. We are in the habit of hoping that in certain key ways, we fit in. The conjunction of Mercury with Pluto in Capricorn is about challenging that by bringing us to see deeply into just where we’ve gotten our ideas about who we are and who we are supposed to be.
I work a lot with how people are affected by the energy shifts on the planet, in what is the process of evolving consciousness from the inside out. We are all to one degree or another invited to come out of such conditioned beliefs about who we are and to acknowledge, choose to step into, and inhabit the truth of who we are…
…whatever that means for you. In whatever arena of life in which you currently feel inauthentic. Maybe it’s about the work that you do that leaves you feeling empty, or the version of sexual expression that you’ve forever told yourself is right for you…but isn’t. It could be about the relationships you believe you should be willing to experience but that drain you and make you curse yourself and/or the heavens. Or it could be about your spirituality, life direction, creativity, value system, the place you live, or anything else.
But it was the idea of someone waking to find in the newspaper that she is not who she thought she was that sparked me – that’s a gem. With a tremulous dominant seventh chord filling my mind, I have to ask:
How will she ever reconcile this?
Can she ever find out who she really is?
How could she possibly find out?
Just who exactly could ever even tell her?
The other astro thing to note is that the asteroid Arjunsuri (20300) has been touched by the true Black Moon Lilith the last few days in Pisces. This asteroid is about our relationship to conscience (see my book Living Myth for a full treatment of this, it is something I’ve introduced to astrology) – or how we go through the process of figuring out who is it that gets to be the final authority in our lives – and the true Black Moon is about our relationship with instinct and our inner, uncontrollable wild (also see Living Myth, and also the BML natal report I offer). These have been meeting in Pisces, which is about surrender to something outside ourselves. This surrender angle with Pisces gets a bad rap because many people surrender to the first thing that comes along, but this is a great thing if we are willing to sense into the truth of things.
The nonsensical news hoopla from this week could be thought of as a wake-up call to check in with instinct to see if we’re guiding ourselves in the right direction. And if we have no idea that this could be a point of the whole thing, that’s fine. But it will serve the same purpose: To stir us to go inside and check in with the truth of something that might seem true, and start asking questions.
A lot of astrologers I know have been asked a lot of questions about the hoopla the last few days, so it looks like that’s exactly what has been happening.
Tom Jacobs is an evolutionary astrologer, medium, channel, author, and coach offering insight into why your soul is here and guidance about how to make it happen. Contact him via his site for private readings and to learn about intuitive coaching. Tom is the author of five books on metaphysics and astrology available via his site, Amazon, and Kindle. Chiron, 2012, and the Aquarian Age: The Key and How to Use It is his groundbreaking new 11-hour MP3 course, also available through his site.
Genet is not well known outside certain circles, but he’s a remarkable example of reliving karma. Because of this, I think there’s an important point about changing karma that can come from looking at his story. So, happy birthday to Jean Genet.
He was a French writer known for a handful of novels and plays. More than for his writing, though, he was famous for generating controversy. He was openly homosexual and openly criminal, and had a lot to say about the reality of the underbelly of society that no one really wanted to look at. My sense of him is that he was absorbed with himself and his criticisms of society and those who make it up.
He was born 19 December 1910, 7:45 PM, Paris, France.
There is a lot to explore with his Scorpio South Node in the 4th house and his prostitute mother and her giving him up for adoption, and then being raised without love in foster care. But I want to focus on something else.
Once as a boy while making what was probably harmless mischief, he was told by a policeman that he was a criminal. He decided to take this on, and he consciously became one. It was a conscious choice after being labeled as such. He was in and out of prison for years for a variety of petty crimes.
I look at the South Node by house, sign, and aspect as telling of the environments he comes from (including the families his soul chooses in its various human lives to be born into). Then I look at the South Node ruler as telling of the individual’s role in that environment. This ruler is Mars, also in Scorpio in the 4th, conjunct the true Black Moon Lilith.
He therefore will show up as a Scorpio/4th house figure carrying Lilith energy. The other aspects to this Mars matter, too. Mars is square Chiron and Arjunsuri in Aquarius in the 7th and Pallas Athene in Pisces in the 8th. This is about in his various lives receiving friction from wounded and traumatized people who cannot care for themselves and manage their emotions well.
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