If you’re wondering how you can learn more about your child’s personality, obtaining a natal chart is one of the best ways to help cultivate your child’s natural energies. The natal chart is a physical composition of the placements and aspects of the planets at the time of birth. By understanding the natal chart, you are able to understand the child at their very core. For many parents, astrology has been used as a base for understanding the child and helping them to grow into themselves in an empowered way. Essentially, astrology is an excellent way to support the inherent nature of children.
Children & Astrology
The art of using astrology to better understand a child’s nature is something that’s been done since the beginning of time. People often look to the stars to learn more about their children’s innate energies and potential. Anyone that has had a child understands that there are no manuals for parenthood. Raising a child can be quite a journey particularly when the child has a nature that is very different from the parents. By using the science of astrology, we can learn more about what children need to feel validated, safe, and heard. As with any natal chart interpretation, there’s always room for discovery and analysis, so there is much to uncover about a child’s innate nature. The natal astrology chart provides a solid base from which to work when truly understanding who your child is and what they have the potential to become.Read More »
Helping Children Evolve into Themselves
As parents, we all want the best for our children. We have these ideas about who and what our children are going to be when they grow up, but what if our personal ideals and goals for a child don’t necessarily match with the child’s innate potentials? What if a child is better off being something completely different than what we envision for them? Are we holding our children back by applying our own wants and desires onto them? This is a very important concept to understand because the realm of having children is ruled by the 5th house and the zodiac sign Leo. Having a child is one of the most significant forms of creative self-expression in this physical experience. Similarly, the sign of Leo and the 5th house is associated with the ego. Very often, people will refer to their children as their “mini-me.” In some extreme cases, some parents are unable to separate themselves from their children seeing them as an extension of themselves which can result in the parent living through the child which thereby stunts the growth and true expression of the child.
It is for this reason that a natal chart serves great importance. Through a natal chart interpretation for the child, the parents are able to consider what the child requires in order to become their best self. Every person has their own unique birth chart, and children come here to fulfill their own paths and expressions as represented by the natal chart. Currently, many parents are consulting astrology in order to assist their children in evolving into the best version of themselves as opposed to becoming what the parents or society desires of them. The understanding of the importance of the natal chart and the inherent personal energies of a child is significant to ensure that parents are able to provide their children with the specific support that will enable them to develop into healthy, well-rounded individuals that are an embodiment of their true selves.
Key Astro Placements to Consider for Children
To provide a base from which to work, below is a list of the most significant placements in astrology and how they relate to children. Each of the planetary placements provides an overview of what a parent can focus on in regards to that particular realm of development. For more detailed astrological information, it is best to obtain a professional natal chart for a child using the date, time, and location of birth for accuracy.
Sun– The sun represents the ego expression of a child. This is essentially the child’s identity and how they express themselves. Commonly known as the sun sign astrology, this is the energy that most people focus on when they are referring to a person’s general zodiac energy. For example, a child with Sun in Aries is likely to be very courageous, brave, and independent. A child with the Sun in Virgo is likely to be very studious, and enjoy order, routines, and cleanliness, and being a servant or helper.
Moon– The moon represents what a child needs to feel secure. This is a very important placement because when the lunar needs are not met there are often emotional difficulties experienced by the child that can impact the child well into adulthood. For example, a child with Moon in Sagittarius may really enjoy their freedom and learning new things while a child with Moon in Cancer may really need emotional security as well as a secure home environment. There may also be a strong bond with the mother figure.
Mercury-The Mercury placement is important in understanding how a child thinks and provides clues about the child’s learning capabilities. For more detailed information about the mental and learning capacity, it is important to look at aspects from Mercury to other planets. Mercury position can also reveal a child’s learning style whether they are a more visual learner such as with the Mercury in Pisces placement or whether they are more likely to prefer a more hands-on or tactile approach such as with the Mercury in Taurus.
Venus-While the Venus position usually focuses on money and love, with children the focus shifts to values and appearance. The Venus position can show you what clothing your child is likely to be more comfortable in as well as what they personally value. For example, a child with Venus in Aquarius may enjoy wearing clothing that’s a bit different from what their friends are wearing while someone with a Venus in Capricorn may prefer a more traditional look that doesn’t draw too much attention but still makes them look well put together.
Mars-The Martian energy in a child’s natal chart shows how they will act. If you have ever wondered why you have several children and each of them behaves differently, this is related to the Mars position. A child with Mars in Pisces will probably appear to be more laid-back, quiet, and not necessarily a go-getter but very in tune with their environments. A child with Mars in Gemini is likely to take the initiative with communicating and may want to be active in their local environment…especially in school. Mars can also reveal a lot about a child’s personal temperament, so this is an important position for parents to understand.
Jupiter– Jupiter is where a child experiences ease and success. This is the area of a child’s natal chart where things just come naturally to them. A child with Jupiter in Pisces could be naturally gifted in art and music while a child with Jupiter in Libra always appears to be the symbol of politeness, grace, and a natural pacemaker. Jupiter is one of the positions that show a child’s strengths that the parent can help support.
Saturn– The Saturn position marks the limitations and difficulties that a child may experience. Everyone has their setbacks and obstacles, and the Saturn position reveals what to look out for. This is not an area of the natal chart that should be avoided as it gives much insight into the areas that could present personal struggles. For example, a child with Saturn in Cancer may experience limitations as it relates to home, family, and the mother figure. Knowing this information is important as a parent because it can allow you to make the necessary adjustments to help the child recognize and address the issues associated with Saturn placement.
Uranus-The Uranus placement is where a child is more likely to walk to the beat of their own drum. Uranus seeks that which is unusual or different, and this part of the natal chart is where your child will be or feel different. How Uranian energy is integrated depends on whether the natal chart is set up to support the child in feeling different versus the child feeling like an outsider or displaced from others. The energy of Uranus can go either way depending on the position of Uranus as well as the aspects to Uranus in a child’s natal chart. It would be wise to find out how the Uranus placement plays out in the natal chart so that you can help the child cultivate their uniqueness in a positive way.
Pluto-Pluto rules power, control, and transformation. The sign and house placement of Pluto reveal here the child may deal with issues concerning power, control, jealousy as well as the ability to rise above all of these issues and transform themselves over and over again. With Pluto, it is very important to look at the aspects that are made to Pluto to determine how this energy will impact them personally. For example, a child with Venus and Pluto aspecting will deal with energies surrounding value, self-worth, money, and control. The specific aspect between Venus and Pluto (trine, sextile, opposition, conjunction, or square) will determine whether the energy is one of transformative ease or if the transformation comes with some hurdles to address.
Help Your Child Embrace Their Potential
Using astrology to help a child embrace their potential requires conscious effort from the parental figure(s). The natal chart is a blueprint of the innate energies within each child. By thoroughly understanding how the natal astrological energies create a child’s personality and expression, parents are capable of making the best choices that will ultimately support the child’s innate growth and expression. Parents that are interested in using astrology as a guide to child-gearing are urged to seek the assistance of an experienced, qualified, professional astrology.