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  • Writer's pictureLelia

Your Soul's Original Instructions

Updated: Feb 25

Planetary System, with five opening flaps, from Yaggy's Geographical Study, 1887

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer writes about Indigenous Americans’ Original Instructions.

“These are not ‘instructions’ like commandments, though, or rules; rather, they are like a compass: they provide an orientation but not a map. The work of living is creating the map for yourself. How to follow the Original Instructions will be different for each of us…”

The natal chart is, I think, like an individual soul’s Original Instructions. But the way we craft a life out of those instructions is varied and unpredictable. There are a million ways to live your chart well.


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