by Cheryl Hopkins
Among the karmic indicators in the astrological chart, the prenatal eclipse point (PNP) doesn’t get a lot of love as compared to Saturn, the lunar nodes and Chiron. The role these heavy hitters play has been in astrological usage longer, so they're more familiar. Each contributes to understanding a particular type of karma within the overall karmic imprint of the chart. Adding the PNP to your toolkit brings a nuanced identifier of what must be developed in a specific area of life to move forward in one’s spiritual evolutionary journey.
What is the Prenatal Eclipse Point?
The PNP is the solar eclipse that occurs prior to your birth. To find it, look in an ephemeris or do a google search for "solar eclipses in the year ____" (enter the year you were born). The eclipse closest to your birth within the 6-months before is your PNP.
A general topline view shows it has similar associations as a solar eclipse. It invites you to open wider, to take...
by Amy Jones
When it comes to astrological symbols, if you're looking for excitement and inspiration, Jupiter is one of the biggies. Not only is it the largest planet in our solar system, but it’s also named after Jupiter in mythology, the most divine ruler. The planetary symbol of growth, luck, blessings, wisdom, faith, risk and joy, Jupiter in our natal charts show us where we naturally have those qualities. We’re born with them and other people likely notice them.
But to quote a poster in my son’s middle school, “There’s no triumph without ‘umph’.” To make the best of our Jupiter gifts, we have to work up some moxie and go for it. There are symbols in our charts that call for patience, or compassion, or partnership. Those aren’t Jupiter. Jupiter wants you to put on or straighten your crown. And Jupiter wants you to have some fun while you do it. This is the energy of celebration.
Every twelve years, Jupiter returns to its own...