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.