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Uncovering Your Soul's Journey Through Natal Charts and Eclipses

You probably wonder why I make such a fuss around the eclipse portal and why in general, I pay so much attention to astrology, planets, and their influence on plants and us?

Maybe you are not so keen on astrology or don't trust it. But for the longest time, astrology, astronomy, and medicine were inseparable. All three disciplines were part of mandatory training to be a physician from ancient Greece until the 19th century. And I am not even touching Ancient Egypt - the cradle of civilizations with incredibly developed schools of science, alchemy, and magic. All three were intertwined and multiplied by advanced spirituality and practices like yoga and aromatherapy.

But back to astrology. You are probably familiar with the basic principles of astrology and your natal chart.

Astrology is an ancient language that utilizes planetary bodies, zodiac signs, and houses to communicate a unique cosmic signature known as your birth chart. The birth chart maps out the position of the sun, moon, planets, and stars at the specific time and place of your birth.

The sun is your identity. It is the essence that you shine out into the world. It represents the vital force that drives you to seek the highest expression of your true self. Your sun sign is how you answer the question "I am" and how you experience life and express your individuality.

The moon is the soul behind your identity. The subconscious side of you is typically hidden and is the driving force behind your emotional reactions. Your moon sign helps you feel pleasure and pain, joy, and sorrow and gives insight into how you nurture and restore yourself.

The rising sign (also known as your Ascendant) is your social personality. Your public persona reflects the zodiac sign on the East horizon when you were born. Your rising sign represents your physical body and outward style. It is the manifestation of both your inner and outer world.

Finally, there are North and South Lunar nodes as they are known in Western Astrology, respectively, Rahu and Ketu in Vedic astrology.

Unlike the other aspects of your birth chart, your Lunar nodes are not an actual celestial body. They are the points where the moon's orbit and the plane of the ecliptic converge during the time you were born. Together, they tell the story of your soul's journey through every life you've lived so far. Think of it this way: Your South Node is who you were in your past life while your North Node is who you were meant to become in this life.

When you are born, you arrive with a set of jewels embedded within your skin, innate strengths and weaknesses that cling to you. Some believe these qualities followed you from your past life and have become part of your soul. The South Node indicates the qualities you should leave behind as you seek personal fulfillment. In this life, you're meant to become someone else — someone very different.

The South Node is the seat of your comfort zone. It's the area you live in up until about age 30. Around the time of your Saturn return (which is a topic for a separate post), your North Node becomes activated. This process isn't happening overnight. Instead, it takes time to integrate. But for most people around this time, especially if you are intuned with your intuition, you begin to receive messages of your soul purpose on this planet. For me, it was a strong call to go through the yoga teacher training and a gentle whisper to revive my interest in aroma- and phytotherapy, research natural medicine, and establish a strong spiritual practice.

The North Node is all about our Soul Purpose. Generally, our 20s are a period of experimentation and coming into our own. Around 28-32, we feel called to finally grow up and find lasting fulfillment, which looks different for each of us. Our North Node points the way, much like the north star in the sky does on a clear night. For example, I was called to become a "medicine woman" and use my artistic talents for self-expression and helping others express themselves. It was a shock for everyone who knew me. I left my agency graphic design carrier and went to live and study in the jungles of Costa Rica.

The North Node represents our area of growth and the life lessons we're integrating — it is always a combination of our north node from birth with the current north node globally.

If you wonder why I am talking about it now, bear with me. North Node (Rahu) is responsible for causing the Eclipse of the Sun, South Node (Ketu)is responsible for the Eclipse of the Moon. Eclipses always come in pairs, sometimes in trios. And at the time between the first and last eclipse (known as eclipse corridor), your sun, moon, and ascendant aspects become shadowed by the South and North Nodes. That means that your usual personality becomes temporarily obscured, and the spotlight is entirely on working towards who you are meant to become in this life.

During the eclipse corridor, pay attention to your inner guidance and to what is showing up for you now. If you listen and follow your intuition and the newly obtained clarity, they will provide opportunities to sync with your highest good, Divine timeline, and the highest destiny will open up for you. The opportunity is here. Try to overcome any blockages, doubts, and procrastinations to utilize this gateway to sync with the higher timeline of your most vibrant life.

Visit the ECLIPSE PORTAL SUPPORT section of the online store, where you can learn more on how to navigate this challenging but highly rewarding part of the year.

I pay special attention to my clients' North Nodes. Those who worked with me privately know the question that asks about the exact time and place of birth in the intake form. Of course, I pay attention to the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant. Still, the North Node allows me to see deeper into your personality's traits and challenges related to your self-realization and connecting with your Soul Purpose.

If you want to work on your challenges and work on the blockages that prevent your self-expression you can work with me through intuitive healing sessions. This offer is for those that seek to receive personal guidance, unveil what is ready to shift in your life, and receive a custom made flower essence formula or treatment protocol on working with Maitri Verde's formulas. Private sessions and the questions you answer connect me deeply with your energy and allow me to work on your present and past issues with over 300 flower essences to choose from and the help of your spirit guides. For you, this a chance to gain trust in me, your self-healing abilities and gently open up within your comfort zone.

If you want to dive deeper into your astrological chart, learn about yourself, increase your awareness, or understand how the current planetary transits influence you. In that case, I highly recommend Olga Mixon, an experience and highly intuitive Vedic Astrologer.


Anna's enchanting presence and deep reverence for the hidden realms weaves a safe and powerful circle. Her flower essence is an asset to the modern world. Where anyone can have meaningful access in our "concrete jungle" to plant spirits. My wounded healer was challenged with deep dives into my Inner Child, the archetype mother, my womb and much more. I was given new perspectives and tools to further fortify while journeying through my Shadow work to remember my soul purpose. I had an incredible shift from deep unconscious besotted grief to a renewed aliveness. I am truly grateful and unequivocally trust that those who are guided to work with her will be supported in remarkable ways.

-Linda Nguyen

Working with Anna has been such an honor, I have been impressed by her beautiful wisdom and compassion as much as by her knowledge of Flower Essences and other Realms. The love for what she does is tangible and contagious, I would recommend working with Anna as she can really help you reconnect with your own true Essence. Thank you, Anna!

-Linda A.




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