Soul Maturity & Experience
Just as the planets make complete transits of the Nakṣatras, routinely transiting the stars, each aspect of our nature experiencing an entire spectrum of possibilities according to the planet’s period, so do our lives. In fact, I also believe that, whether you believe in the reincarnation of your prana or not, so do we over multiple lifetimes. Taking an example of the Moon’s transit through the sky, our minds
undergo every facet of mental experience every lunar month. There’s something we must acknowledge out of every placement. There’s something we must learn from every situation, from every planetary placement in our natal chart. We may pay alot of attention to the difficult palcements because they present challenges that we must deal with, but it’s really important that we don’t ignore the good placements. The planets are there for a reason, and a big part of that is to learn something as part of our soul’s growth.
The “Old Soul”
It’s often believed that the more planets a person has farther along in the zodiac (closer to Pisces and farther from Aries) the more evolved, or “old,” their soul is. Each planet must experience every aspect of the zodiac, every aspect of itself. Do the planets proceed along the zodiac from birth to birth in order? I don’t believe they do because the chart of a future incarnation would depend on the karma we develop in our present life [what’s the name of present life karma?]. So, I think we fumble through. We might make it to the end, but if we
make bad choices or don’t learn the lesson that we were supposed to learn, we are held back. I believe that we bounce around, and if we bounce around, the theory that having many planets in the latter degrees of the zodiac indicates a more evolved soul is lacking in accuracy. In general, though, I think that if a person were born with all non-nodal planets at 29 degrees Pisces would be an indication of a person with an astonishing understanding of the cycle and maturity of the soul, especially with Ketu in Aśvinī and Rahu in Svātī.