Have you ever felt disconnected from a particular sign in your natal chart but you were never sure why? This might be because of a misunderstanding of how your past life is connected to your natal chart. Past life astrology is a perfect way for you to answer those undying questions n the reasons for your existence in this life. Why are you here? and, Who were you before this incarnation? This is something you can work out for yourself, so f you are thirsty for some insight into your past life, just keep reading.
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What is past life astrology (AKA karmic astrology)?
If you were to examine your birth chart, you will find that it does not only describe who you are, or who you are becoming within this current life, it also gives you hints at who you were in one of your most recent past lives. This is where the term past life astrology comes into play – also known as karma astrology, or karmic Astro.
In each of our charts, we each have a lunar node that is split into two parts, a North Node and a South Node. The North node will describe attributes of the person you are becoming within your present life, whereas the South node describes who you were. In terms of working with past life astrology, we focus on the South node. This is known as Kabbalah’s astrology.
The South Node is then a representation of lessons you have already learned, which would take those attributes, characteristics that are comfort zones for you. An example of this is having your South Node in Taurus and you have great comfort in the materialistic and comforting things in life. This would make your North node in Scorpio, meaning a change from the materialistic into more spiritual aspects. If we consider these signs and nodes in reverse, with the South node being in Scorpio. this would indicate that your previous lives have been about mastering all aspects that are spiritual. Making your North node in Taurus an indication that you need to ground yourself in this life in comparison.
There are other astrologers who find insight into your past lives through the aspects related to Saturn. This is because Saturn is the planet of Karma and, ultimately, a person’s fate. By working out what the astrological sign is that aligns with Saturn on a chart might give you a better idea of who you were.
How are past life astrology and reincarnation related?
Hinduism beholds the belief that when you die, your soul lives on. It is reborn into another body, prepared to take on a whole new life of lessons. This also means that the past life karma you accumulate in your past life is carried over into this life. You could even try past self regression to help discover who you were in a past life.
Past life astrology links with the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs of reincarnation in that they are both referencing the karmic energy of a previous life, usually the most prevalent and recent one. Astrology and past lives can be deciphered through an evaluation of your natal chart. Where the Hindu belief states that your position in your current life is determined by the accumulated karma from your previous lives (this is also called “Sanchit Karma”), Vedic astrology follows that same thought and you can try to work out why you might have a certain position in life now, by looking at your natal chart and the different houses, signs, and planets. If you want to delve deeper into who you were, try our past life calculator.
Where and how did Vedic astrology originate
Vedic astrology dates back to an estimated 5000 years ago. It was first written in the “Rig Veda”, which is an ancient Indian scripture. It was based on some intense observations and studying, as was part of the culture to learn as much as they could on arts and philosophies.
In modern days, we use Vedic astrology, but the astrology that is derived from the Vedic Jyotish, and is also referred to as the “eye of the Veda”. The origins of the information from the Jyotish has, unfortunately, been lost over the many years, but it could be around about 5 and 10 000BC.
How to know about past life through astrology
In this next section, we will discuss how to interoperate your past life analysis using Vedic Astrology. This will help you determine what past life karma you may still owe, or lessons that you have not yet mastered. It will also help you determine the mission you are here to become in this present life you are living.
First, Grab a free past life karmic astrology chart
If you are interested in learning about your past life’s karmic dues, understand that it is possible to get information about your past life astrology using your birth chart to give you insight. This leans toward the idea that your birth chart and your past life natal chart are linked. Cafe Astrology has a good birth chart calculator, or past life calculator if you will, which is free, as well as descriptive.
The South Node’s Sign
Now that you have your free past life karmic astrology chart, let’s find out what sign your South Node is in. The sign that your South Node is in alignment with will indicate how you were, not who you were in your past life. These attributes you get from the signs are usually the negative ones but there are the positive attributes that you can look at as well.
As an example, if your South Node was in Cancer, you tend to blame your past for your sensitivities, ignoring the root. it is a sign that is ruled by the moon, which is our emotional influencer. This suggests that in your past life you were ruled by your emotions and this is something you have carried into your present life.
Or, if your South Node is in Libra, you might be slightly manipulative or passive-aggressive. Or maybe your South node is in arise, bestowing you with past life impatience or impulsiveness.
The South Nodes’s house
By determining the house that your South Node’s sin sits in, might indicate where you were in your past life. This doesn’t mean geographically, but rather in a career sense, like where your mind was it.
If your South Node is in the eleventh house, you were a people person, your career or life’s situation had you around lots of people, all the time. In one scenario, if the South node’s sign is Gemini, the people flocked to you for the ability you had with telling or writing stories, and general entertainment. But in a different scenario, if the South Node was in Aries, the people would flock to you because of your leadership, or pioneering qualities.
The South Node’s Aspects
Aspects refer to any other happenings within your past life that have influenced this life experience. This is specifically meaning things that happened that right has been traumatic for you in your past life, that have limited you in this life.
These aspects usually include either a trine or a sextile, which are indicative of positive aspects, or you could have oppositions and squares which are indicative of negative aspects. An example could be having a square to Venus in your South node’s aspects which might reveal that your past life had difficulties in love and marriage.
If you have conjunction in your South Node’s aspects, this is neither negative nor positive. It just means that that planet that was conjunct with you was extremely influential in your past life.
The Twelfth House
Each house has its own meaning and interpretation of that meaning. The unconscious mind is ruled by the twelfth house and is a clear signal for the hidden lessons of your past life experience that were majorly influential when you learned the lesson.
This is an important part of past life astrology because it could be a clear indicator of the karmic energy you still owe. This could take the form of any planet or type of start. And once all of your karmic dues have been paid, there will be nothing in your 12th house – no stars, no planets, nothing.
Saturn and the 12thhouse are similar in nature because they both are representatives of our past life karma. Where the 12th house shows you the karmic energy Saturn from past lives that you have learned, the Saturn in your natal chart is indicative of lessons you failed to earn n your previous life and what you still need to learn in this present life.
An example is having a natal chart with Saturn in Capricorn it means the lessons you carried over to learn are career or social status based. Another example is having a Saturn squared to Mars showing how you will bump into past life enemies in this life and maybe your karma is owed to them or having a Saturn square to Venus means you will have relationships with the same people in a previous life.
This is the past where the good deeds you did in your past life are attributed. This is where you can see how you will reap the benefits of positive karma. Most astrologers do not focus too much energy on this section because it is more beneficial to work on the negative karmic dues and attributes to your present life. While it is fun to celebrate what you have achieved, this will not help you progress any further up.
If your South Node’s ruling planet is in retrograde, it is examed in detail by most astrologers. It is extremely significant for the experience you had in that life was probably very negative that the very planet’s energy was pushed down. This can be interpreted by the meaning of each planet, but it is a very intricate art to understand.
Key takeaways on past lives astrology
There is a lot to be learned about ourselves in this present life from the energy we bring over from our past lives. This can be revealed through a study of your natal chart, especially after reading this article – you should be knowledgeably equipped to understand what hints you have been given on the map of your stars and planets. On the other hand, there’s always past life regression therapy, or QHHT sessions, that you can try out. This might give you more insight into your past life, but it will be even more illuminative if combined together with using your natal chart as a past life chart.
Past life horoscope FAQs
Which house in astrology is for past life?
If you were to follow the link we provided above to the cafe astrology site, they have a =n accurate natal chart calculator which will determine what your South and North Nodes are. Once you have worked that out you will be able to determine your past life experiences. When it comes to your houses, the 12th house is designated for the lessons you learned in a past life.
Is North Node past life?
No, the North node does not indicate aspects from your past life. The South now, on the other hand, does. If your South Node is in Gemini you probably had a life where you were the entertainer, and storyteller, appraised for your ability with your words in some form. If your South Node was in Virgo, you might have been a healer of some kind.
Can you also tell how you died in a past life?
You might not be able to pinpoint exactly how you died in a previous life by examining your natal chart, but you might get an indication of any traumas experienced. This can then be interpreted into your QHHT, or past life regression sessions to try and determine any links between your chart and any memories that surface during your session.
What can birth charts tell you about past lives?
Your natal chart can give you quite a bit of insight into the person you were in a past life. If your South Node was in Taurus, you were probably someone who indulged a lot in their previous life, and you build a life with strong physical foundations in the materialistic sense. There are other aspects that indicate sneak peeks of information as to who you were if you were to look at your 12th house, as well as what is in conjunction with Saturn on your natal chart.
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