Round: Like a Circle in a Spiral; Like a Wheel Within a Wheel

Karmic Astrology and Reincarnation

We seem to be stuck in the here and now. And yet, we yearn for an idyllic past, and hope for a perfect future. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: there is only NOW.

Astrology has provided me with a view of life on earth from a different perspective. I look at birth and ‘death’ charts of individuals who seemed to have lived in the past. But every time I do, I’m mindful that the Round Art, as A.T. Mann likes to call it, is actually helping me to understand myself better.

Take a Cue from Dogs

You take them out for a walk, then they come back into the house. If you turned around and offered to take them outside again, they’d want to go.

They have no concept of ‘before’ or ‘after’. To them, there is only the present.

But, we’re human, so we make things more complicated by adding ‘reasons’ for things that happen to us. Even karma seems to be too much for our little brains to comprehend. You reap what you sow, it’s a simple as that. Instead, we think the Lords of Karma have got it in for us: Infamy, infamy, God’s got it in for me.

Never Ending or Beginning on an Ever-Spinning Reel

Usually, when I combine and compare charts, I start with the earlier one and then show the later one around it. But, if there’s no linear time, I could reverse the process as I’ve done with these two significant charts: Winter Solstice and Jupiter and Saturn in 1226.

Our limited perspective changes, doesn’t it?

Instead of thinking that 1226 came before 2020, we can view the present as perhaps informing the past, seemingly…

The Moon, which figures strongly in the images circulating the internet at the present, can be seen to be at the very same spot that the Sun is in the previous event. Which begs the question: which came first?

Image courtesy of Andrew Smith’s Facebook page


If your head is spinning now, consider this: we are our own worst enemy when it comes to admitting that we’re not perfect, that we have a shadow side, and that we are just trying to do our best, stumbling around in the dark.

God bless you on your journey round the sun, for another year to come.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to
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