Q&A with Patricia Walsh (redux)

What brought you to astrology?

Around the age of 16, I dove into The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, which unfortunately was not true, but which gave me a basic foundation of how to calculate a chart and understand the planets and signs. It piqued my innate curiosity about the human psyche; so, of course, I looked at everyone charts that I knew. Later I came across the “psychological astrologers” like Liz Greene as well as the esoteric astrologers like Alice Bailey and Alan Leo. It all gelled for me in the mid 90’s when I came across Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul by Jeff Wolf Green. It was then that I had found the only astrology book I ever needed (well almost)!!

Why do you practice astrology—what makes it juicy for you?

Einstein said it better than I ever could: “”I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details…” And “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

What is your specialty or focus?

My specialty has been using the chart to understand karmic imprints that affect one’s life today. I also use imagery in counseling as to me the archetypes are alive and not static. They can be understood and integrated deeply when they are encountered as living beings with a story to tell.

Are there any additional comments you’d like to make about your lecture and workshop?

My Aquarius South Node always appreciates any opportunity to be with “like-minded” others, teaching, learning, and sharing. Thanking you all in advance and looking forward to meeting!!!!

From your unique perspective, how do you see what’s come forth recently with regards to the current astrological weather (e.g. Cardinal Cross)?

Certainly the foundations of everyone’s security patterns have been shaken, so the challenge is to reformulate just what it is you put your belief and faith in. This is a time to reflect upon those things that have crumbled and say to our selves: “There’s something more than this” and “What deeper and hopefully more profound foundation are we going to lay down?”

The psychic and social climate is certainly much more sober than it was when, for example, Pluto was transiting Sagittarius. Sobriety is not necessarily a bad thing!!! Being responsible for the reality we create could be a great outcome of this newfound sobriety.

The natural cycle of expansion and contraction is reflected in the macrocosm and the microcosmic; this is a contraction cycle. For a society that seems to be addicted to the surface manifestation of constant growth and change, contraction is uncomfortable. But for meaningful change to happen, this drawing inward is necessary.

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