What came first the chicken or the egg? This question that seems silly contains many mysteries that could easily clarify the influences of the natal chart in our lives.
Although some believe in evolution and it all started with the ‘Big-Bang’ and life of microorganisms in the water that at some point crawled to the shore, to later evolve and grow legs to be able to move on land, and from there, one day we arrived. For the others who believe that we were ‘created’ it is not clear whether what was created first was the chicken or the egg.
We are not going to try to elucidate that now at all, but we are going to use that relationship of the chicken and the egg to try to explain the natal chart and its manifestation in our lives.
Let’s take the example of a natal chart that has planets and complicated aspects in its III house. House III is related to close relatives such as brothers, uncles, cousins, neighbors, short trips and communication to summarize the scope of this house.
Beyond the natal aspect, during life there will be transits that impact those planets in the III house, activating the energies that the aspects produce. Consider a conjunction, square, or opposition that generally activate heavy energies.
The question we must ask ourselves is whether the people around us are the ones who generate the conflicts or problems at that moment, or the other possibility, that since we are the ones who have that natal aspect added to the transits, we are the ones who are emitting that energy, causing others to ‘channel’ it and represent it with us.
As you can see, the situation is like the chicken and the egg. Which comes first?
Our reaction from the ego will be that the others are the ones who are creating a problem for us, but we rarely think that coincidentally, we are the ones who have those natal aspects and those transits.
If we could open our minds and rationalize things outside of our formed belief structures and put ourselves from the point of view of the ‘observer’, we would be able to understand that others are only fulfilling an acting role, following a script that agrees with our astrological aspects.
It is not easy to get rid of all our beliefs and conditioning, but with work and perseverance, that straitjacket that handcuffs us and prevents us from evolving can be modified.
As we understand how the universe works and we within it, we will be able to see that both others and ourselves are ‘actors’ in a great play that is very complex, called ‘life in the third dimension’.
The next time you are going through a difficult period in your life, look at your natal chart and the planetary transits, and you may be surprised by the coincidences that you will find between these and the events you are experiencing.
The art of living is summarized in taking life as a play in which we participate, but understanding that we have a role to play and that the better we “act” instead of suffering the role, the better we will carry it forward. In each play there are angels and demons, saviors and villains and it is so, precisely because this duality creates the dynamics and movement that is life. Movies and plays always have these components, our life is no different.