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Why I’m Moving from Tropical to True Sidereal Astrology (with Tarot Spread)

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As some of you may be aware, I wrote a comparative Astrology article a while back. In this post, I compare traditional Western (Tropical) Astrology to Vedic (Jyotish) and True Sidereal Astrology (aka Real Sky). I conclude that they are all valid systems in their own right and I still believe they are. However, a couple of days ago, I received my full length report from Athen Chimenti over at Mastering the Zodiac and… wow, I was blown away!

I had checked their free chart and mini report out a few times and even just looking at the chart wheel, I felt a palpable sense of relief. My gut was telling me which way to go at that very moment. I had also listened to Athen explain on his YouTube channel how and why True Sidereal Astrology makes more sense. If you believe in synchronicity and the stars in the sky affecting us more than a system (that no longer reflects the sky) written down a long time ago, you will agree. Both logically and intuitively, my whole being was asking me to take this new-old path.

With the in-depth True Sidereal natal chart report, everything fell into place for me on a personal level. The sense of relief/liberation I felt after seeing my true self reflected back through the lens of Astrology firmly cemented my decision to finally take the leap and focus entirely on True Sidereal Astrology. It is because I feel so passionately about this that I have decided to partner with as an affiliate. This is only the second time I have since I went pro as a Tarot reader that I have partnered with anyone so believe me when I say that I’m extremely picky!

The Astrology of the Future

Funnily enough, a couple of years ago, I already intuited that True Sidereal Astrology (including the 13th Sign, Ophiuchus) is the Astrology of the future. It is becoming increasingly absurd to ignore the precession of the equinoxes. It is also becoming easier for all of us to track the movements of the Planets through the constellations thanks to software and apps that we can use on our computers and smartphones. Light pollution is no longer a problem or an excuse.

The Zodiac of the Dragon Rider and Serpent Wisdom Keeper

The inclusion of the 13th sign, Ophiuchus was part of the visceral response I had the first time I looked at my True Sidereal Astrology chart. It evoked some distant memory in me. On a gut level, though I have no planets in this sign, it feels like part of the reason I’m even here on Earth at this time.

Ophiuchus represents a man clutching a snake and is situated between the constellations of Scorpio and Sagittarius. Ophiuchus has roots in ancient celestial observations dating back thousands of years. Proof of this can be found, for instance, by its inclusion in the Dendera Zodiac. The inclusion of Ophiuchus in the astrological chart challenges the traditional twelve-sign zodiac system, acknowledging the precession of the equinoxes and the true positions of constellations. Those of us who are aware of the power of serpent medicine feel that the inclusion of Ophiuchus heralds a deeper understanding of the cosmos and the potential of humanity.

Vedic Lunar Clues

Before many of the New and Full Moons that I so often blog about here on Angelorum, I would sometimes listen to both traditional Western and Jyotish Astrologers and I used to be surprised by how much more I was feeling the lunar energy according to the Vedic system. That was another big clue along the journey of a Sidereal system being a better fit for me personally.

However, I didn’t resonate with all of the Jyotish system. There were too many cultural and religious components that I had no desire to involve myself with. Not because there is anything wrong with them but because it felt like an added burden and complication for someone wired and rooted in Western Mysticism.

That’s not to say I won’t at some time dive deeper into Vedic astrology, if for no other reason than to learn more theory. There is also massive and enriching overlap in all systems. I’m a firm believer in learning from everyone and everything. But I also know that my mind goes into overdrive unless I choose what to focus on. And for now, I will focus on True Sidereal Astrology.

What the Tarot Has to Say about Moving to True Sidereal Astrology

My primary oracle is and always will be the Tarot. So I decided to check this decision of mine with the cards. You can use the Tarot Spread below to gauge if you are currently using the right system for your path and personal development.

‘Is This Astrological System the Right One for Me?’ Tarot Spread

astrological system tarot spread to see if true sky sidereal astrology is the best system

Below is a simple yet profound Tarot spread designed to help you determine if a particular astrological system is right for you. This spread will provide clarity and insight into your alignment with the system and help guide your decision-making process.

  1. Current Understanding – What is my current perception of astrology in general?
  2. Personal Alignment – How well does this particular system align with my beliefs and values?
  3. Emotional Resonance – What is the emotional impact of this system on me?
  4. Challenges – What challenges might I face by adopting this system?
  5. Benefits – What benefits will this system bring into my life?
  6. Spiritual Growth – How will this system contribute to my spiritual growth?
  7. Final Advice – What final advice does the Tarot offer regarding this system?

How to Use the Spread

  1. Prepare Your Space: Find a quiet and comfortable place to do your reading. Light a candle or some incense if that helps you centre yourself.
  2. Shuffle Your Deck: Focus on your question about the astrological system as you shuffle.
  3. Lay Out the Cards: Follow the card positions as indicated above. Take your time to reflect on each card and its position in the spread.
  4. Journal Your Findings

Sample True Sidereal Astrology Tarot Reading

sample sidereal true sky astrology tarot reading with the pre-raphaelite tarot
Pre-Raphaelite Tarot

1. Current Understanding

This card reflects your impressions or knowledge about astrology in general.

4 of Cups. You feel or have recently experienced a sense of dissatisfaction and disenchantment with astrology. You sensed something was missing but couldn’t put your finger on it. What’s the point when it only partially makes sense? And what is the point when it doesn’t empower you to move forward but makes you feel as if you’re trapped in a hamster wheel?

2. Personal Alignment

This card indicates how True Sidereal Astrology fits with your own beliefs and values.

9 of Swords. There might be some subconscious anxiety or inner conflict about how well this system aligns with your beliefs and values, especially since it underpins your primary oracle, the Tarot. Expect a period of adaptation as you shift your entire world view after half a century of trying to navigate life according to traditional Tropical Astrology.

You need to confront any fears or doubts you have about embracing this system fully. Perhaps there is a fear that you will become lonely and feel excluded from mainstream spirituality. Finding your community of kindred spirits who focus on the truth will be paramount. You need to discuss and learn from others.

3. Emotional Resonance

This card reveals the emotional connection you might have with the system.

Knight of Wands. You are likely to feel passionate and enthusiastic about this astrological system. There’s a sense of adventure and eagerness to explore what it has to offer. However, be mindful of how going at great speed without time for reflection and integration might lead to increased levels of anxiety as per the 9 of Swords above.

4. Challenges

This card identifies any potential difficulties you may encounter.

Ace of Pentacles. The challenge might be in grounding the new knowledge and applying it practically in your life. There could be initial obstacles in manifesting tangible results from this system. It will take time to integrate this into a holistic/wholistic system. Be patient and watch everything fall into place. The seed has been planted and it will bear fruit.

5. Benefits

This card highlights the positive outcomes and advantages of adopting this system.

XX Judgement. Adopting True Sidereal Astrology could lead to a significant transformation and awakening for you. It promises renewal, a fresh perspective, and a sense of liberation from past limitations. While this is hugely empowering, it can also be quite terrifying, at least initially. Stay focused on moving forward one step at a time on this new path. The fact that this system aligns you more with your life purpose is the clencher.

6. Spiritual Growth

This card shows the potential for spiritual development through True Sidereal Astrology system.

Page of Cups. This system offers a chance for emotional and spiritual growth. You may find yourself more open to intuitive insights and new emotional experiences that enrich your spiritual journey.

7. Final Advice

This card gives overall guidance on whether or not this system is a good fit for your path.

4 of Swords. This Jupiter in Libra energy card resonates with your Jupiter in Libra in the 5th House. Jupiter is a ‘Yes’ in terms of this being a good fit, providing you with an ability to expand intellectually, as well as forming a solid platform for further exploration. Meditate on what you learn every step of the way and take it slow. This is how you confront the subconscious fears indicated by the 9 of Swords.

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