RANGE OF INFLUENCE"
A "Personality Profile" is a description about what you are at your most personal level, describing your
feelings, attitudes, and modus-operandi in all areas of your life. It is possible to circumvent them, but
only at a great cost. Many cultural and social expectations demand some self-denial which is in some
cases necessary and in others, a mistake. It is important to be clear about when you can safely
compromise your values for the sake of cultural cohesion and when it would cause great personal
suffering. A reading can clarify these issues exceptionally well.
The influences which describe the past, present, and future, (called "transits"), do not describe what
has happened or what will happen; they describe what you would like to do, feel compelled to do, and
what would be best for you, whether you know what is best or not. You have the ability to do anything
at anytime; free will always is the primary, overriding factor which works for or against you. In other
words, you have just as much ability to choose the wrong course of action as the right one.
Astrology does not seek to predict what is and what will be; it offers advice about what could be. It
only offers suggestions about how to make your desires, needs, and ideas real. It educates about the
possibilities inherent in all areas of concern revealing ideas, concepts, and specific information which
will enable you to proceed in a far more effective manner than would otherwise be possible.
Those who are afraid of change, who avoid psychological and spiritual growth because it can be
painful, who seek the comfortable rut of security, and who play stereotypical, politically correct,
socially approved roles will find a reading a bit disturbing. You are first and foremost an individual and
therefore unique. You are responsible for your destiny. Astrology teaches these principles and that to
live is to risk. The search for our true selves, finding and following the road to psychological and
spiritual growth, can be dangerous and frightening because it demands serious scrutiny, unfailing
self-analysis, and honesty. However, it can be equally exciting. There are many roads to
enlightenment and all demand being conscious and engaged in the life process. Astrology is one of
many ways to achieve this.
There are a number of things that cannot be seen in the chart. For example: If you were to
have"good" influences and choose to indulge in addictive, self-destructive behavior patterns and then lie
to the Grand Jury about it, you will not have a good time. If you are having "good" influences and step
in front of a moving truck, you will not have a good time. Staying conscious of moving vehicles is a
choice. These things cannot be seen in the chart because it is possible to choose to behave in ways
that can undermine your potential. Free will is a very powerful thing. The point is to use some
common sense when interpreting your reading. If you put yourself in a situation where there is no hope
of improvement, where others call the shots personally and/or professionally, then the planets are not
going to make things change or get better. You must act. You must remove yourself from oppressive
situations so that you can exercise free will.
For some, astrology gives invaluable and profound insight into why things happen the way they do,
providing a philosophy or a way to think about each situation and circumstance encountered. For
others, it provides validation and positive reinforcement of their convictions and ideas. Sometimes the
information and perspectives given are not what the individual wants or expects to hear. However, it is
never fatalistic or unrealistic. It is only a certain type of information; the purpose being to make you
think and encourage direct participation in dealing with life's opportunities and dilemmas; the goal being
psychological insight and spiritual growth.
Astrology sees you separate and distinct from all cultural and societal expectations. It sees you as a
unique and special "Child of God", full of potential and afraid of nothing.
You are the center of your universe. Your personality, consciousness, and soul unfolds, grows and
changes just as the universe does. It is a direct response to the events and circumstances
encountered in the material world. Your personality constantly expands and evolves because it is a
reflection of the universal process. Change is necessary and unavoidable. To evade this, to live a
routine, secure, safe, and therefore unchallenged existence, is to try to avoid what life is. You live in
the world and are an essential part of it. For the universe to evolve, and indeed, for you to evolve,
participation in all that life can be is essential. It is an everyday, lifelong search and discovery of what
your personal driving and guiding principles are, and need to be. It requires a willingness to take
positive and direct action, and participation in the process of changing your life. In the matters
discussed, you have an abundance of free will and are constantly encouraged to exercise it. It is an
The birth chart is best thought of as a map of the territory ahead, not the territory itself. You must
choose how to traverse the terrain ahead. In any long journey there will be detours and delays,
excitement and wonder, boredom and fatigue, happiness and fulfillment; living life must be a passionate
endeavor. It must be pursued with direct and decisive action.
No guts, no glory.
Darrell Steen, P.M.A.F.A.
Copyright, January 15th, 1994, September 4th, 1998, & March 1st, 2009
This is a photo of Supernova Remnant N132D in the Large Magellanic Clouds, showing Bok Globules that are within our own Milky Way
Galaxy. This cosmic dust is a concentration of the same elements that are responsible for the formation of stars and galaxies that are
found throughout the universe. These opaque knots of gas and dust are called "Bok globules". They are absorbing light in the
center of the nearby emission nebula and star-forming region NGC 281. The globules are named after astronomer Bart Bok, who
proposed their existence in the 1940's. These globules are gravitationally bound and if they can capture sufficient materials, can form
stars, although some will dissipate before this occurs. These globules are silhouetted against the luminous pink hydrogen gas
emitted by the nebula. Although they appear beautifully serene, they are harshly and violently being stripped apart from the outside
by the environment being created by the nearby massive stars and their immense stellar winds. It is located nearly 9500 light-years
away in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia.
One light-year = traveling @ 186,000 miles per second,
x 60 seconds per minute, x 60 minutes per hour,
x 24 hours in one day, x 365 days per year!
Multiplied By 9500 To Reach Supernova Remnant N132D!