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Astrobiography for Children

The reading of your child's life

   
       

The unfolding development of your child by looking at the different chapters of life:

                     

  • early childhood and  developmental psychology

         

  • language, interests and education potentials

           

  • social identity, self worth and relationship dynamics

                   

  • adolescence & temperament

                

  • Life in the 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s and beyond - an overview of the life path of your child.

  

      

What happens:

   

Just a few simple steps ~ first, you contact me by telephone or email; please call 07919 555 275 during office hours, or email: Astrology@davidrowan.co.uk
  
      


I take the birth details of your child:
     
  

  • First and last Name

          

  •  The Date of Birth

            

  • The exact Time of Birth

           

  • and the Place of Birth

            

         

I then email your child's personal birth chart to you with some accompanying general information on astrology, so you can explore the topic a little more.

               
 
If the consultation has not been pre-paid with a gift voucher (see below),  I send you a paypal invoice which you can pay via paypal or with a credit card.

             

All consultations are conducted via Skype ~ We exchange Skype addresses and arrange a mutually convenient time for the consultation. Consultations last between 1 and 2 hours, so please make a space for two hours uninterrupted time.
  

            
All consultations are audio recorded and the recording is then emailed to you. You will have a complete record of all that is said in the consultation.
         
           

Fees:
 

Astrobiography: 65.00 
     

and ...
     
Additional Consultations 30.00 per 30 minutes.

   

       


Additional consultations ...

    

Additional consultations covering a wide range of topics such as career potentials or the psychology of your child's relationship with you can also be arranged ~ please ask for details

For full list of the topics covered in a full Astrobiography life reading please click here:  What your Astrobiography can reveal about you

  

     

Click here to learn more about Astrobiography theory:  Astrobiography

  

              

Psychological note:

an extract from On Divine Wings vol.1: The Emerging Self, by David Charles Rowan

  

For the Soul of the new arrival on Earth, the role of parent is archetypal. In essence, whoever plays a significant role in our primary care, whether a parent, relative, teacher, or even an influential stranger, may play a part in the creation of the inner template for successful living. Successful living, in this instance, refers to the art of remaining alive: 'they are big, and therefore, successful at remaining alive. If I do what they do I will enhance my chances of staying alive for longer - better pay attention and copy everything '

For some people, there are a small number of role models that significantly contribute to their unconscious sense of home and for other Souls there are many. These inner templates may be clearly defined, rigidly structured, multi-principled or confused and muddled.

From the smallest number of significant role models, either just the one person or two role models who share the same values and outlook, the Soul is provided with a defined and focussed lens of learning how to survive and what behaviours are acceptable and 'correct'. This unconscious template forms the basis of the creation of an inner sense of what being  'at home'  in life which the Soul will unconsciously actively seek to replicate in adult life. Some Souls will use this clear template as a guiding set of principles while others may respond to it as if it is a rigid set of rules or laws which must be maintained and upheld at any price.

Alternatively, when there are two role models who hold differing values and outlooks, the Soul is provided with a set of choices or a dilemma: both sets of principles have contributed to the survival of each adult. The question is,  'which set principles would one be wisest to follow ?'  The juxtaposition is not always clear and a harmonious combination may sometimes be hard to define. Some Souls will respond to being presented with these choices in a healthy manner by drawing the best from each example and blending them into an unconscious psychological environment from which they successfully launch themselves in life. For others, however, the conflict of apparent opposites may contribute to a confused sense of knowing how to manage the circumstances life presents and having an underlying feeling that things are never really settled.

For Souls with a larger number of role models, the breadth of differences can increase enormously and contribute to a Soul that has a wide range of choices and flexibility on the one hand, or a Soul that is perennially confused and unable to find a coherent sense of how to feel  'at home'  on the other.

If we find, in adult life, that we are generally unsettled or even unsure about what we want from life in a general sense or how we wish to be, then exploring the messages and signposts we received from our early childhood may illuminate how we came to be where we are. The question for our future though, is 'How do I wish to be ?'

  

'we are born with an innate nature
which we then develop and nurture'

  
The concept of our ability to actively change the circumstances of our lives can be found in the philosophy of Vedic Astrology  and in the heart of Modern Applied Psychology models such as Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Psychobiology and Time Line Therapy .

The pathways to discovering our latent potentials and possibilities lead us to needing to reconcile the debates of nature and nurture, fate or free will

There are certain stages of our life journey that we all share. These archetypal experiences are common to humanity and yet style of their manifestation is completely unique and personal. For example, leaving childhood behind and entering the realm of adulthood is a significant moment, a highly charged emotional event that acts as a rite of passage. In most cultures this currently takes the form of leaving school.  We all have to make this transition and yet will that mean for us ?   Will we embrace the vast array of possibilities now open to us or cower with the uncertainties that freedom of choice brings ?  Some people delight in growing in a new stage of life while others feel more secure in the circumstances they are now leaving.

A fatalist might argue that growing into adulthood is something we are all destined to do, and, because we all approach it differently, it would seem that some people are more successful at managing this stage of development than others. An advocate of free will may assert that we are able to adjust our orientation, the manner of our approach, and therefore, have the ability to control the direction our path will take. We still make the transition and yet how we experience it has become something we are able to choose. The stages of development proposed by differing systems of psychology and Astrobiography reveal archetypal patterns of potential. The form in which these potentials manifest is shaped by both our innate design and our experiences. Nature and nurture work together to form who we may become.

Two cuttings taken from a plant both share the same genes. If one is planted in fertile soil and correctly watered it will flourish. If the second cutting is placed in poor soil, kept in the dark and under-watered it will wilt and die. Although both cuttings share the same genetic potentials at birth, it is their environmental circumstances that will determine the quality of the stages of the path set before them.

People, however, have an environment that is both inner and outer. We are not only influenced by external circumstances and events, our unconscious conditioning, beliefs, values and language filters create an internal environment that also steers the orientations of our nature. 

If two young babies were to experience a similar event, such as being given a bottle by a busy loving mum, their experiences may differ considerably.

  
The scenario:

A mother is busy preparing dinner in the kitchen while her baby sleeps in an adjacent room. She is contentious, thoughtful and kind; a model of loving motherhood.

While she is dealing with a hot stove, steam and watching three things at once, she hears her baby cry. Instinctively, she correctly intuits that her baby needs food. Without interrupting her cooking she seamlessly prepares a bottle and quickly takes it to her baby. Spending only a moment to ensure all is well, she returns to the kitchen to continue her creative task.

  

  

The experience of Baby a)

When I woke to find myself hungry I called for mum to bring food. I sensed she was near and heard her making noise before she came into the room. She hurried towards me and eased my discomfort quickly. She is very loving and spent some time with me before returning to whatever she was doing before I called her. Mum is wonderful and loves me deeply. I know this because whenever I call she always comes quickly and can utterly depend on her. As far as I'm concerned love will always exist in my life because love is ever coming towards me.

This baby pays great attention to the image of mum coming towards it and is predisposed to view life through a lens of optimism.

  

  

The experience of Baby b)

When I woke to find myself hungry I called for mum to bring food. I sensed she was near and heard her making noise before she came into the room. She hurried towards me and eased my discomfort quickly. She is very loving but she didn't really spend any time with me before returning to whatever she was doing before I called her. Mum is wonderful and I hope loves me deeply, though I'm not sure, because she is often busy and doesn't nourish me with attention when she has other concerns. As far as I'm concerned, love is something precarious and may not be present in my life because love always leaves me.

This baby pays great attention to the image of mum walking away it and is predisposed to view life through a lens of pessimism.


Although both babies in the above example share a common experience, they drink something completely different from it. As each baby travels along its path of optimism or pessimism more experiences will be filtered through the same perceptual lenses, reinforcing the original paradigm. Our genes contain all our potentialities; everything we are able to become is mapped out within our bodies and lays dormant, awaiting the appropriate trigger for manifestation.

This applies not just to potentials of physical conditions or changes, such as the moment within which the system initiates a propensity for hey fever. It may also apply to emotional and psychological potential. The creation of a specific internal environment within which an individual's orientation may be changed or modified is an essential tool of modern applied psychology. It is within a hypnotic trance that the psyche can experience the internal environmental conditions which switch off the propensity for hey fever. Likewise, an inclination towards pessimism can be transformed into an orientation of optimism.

Seeking an easy path to understand the dynamics of your unconscious, let alone knowing, specifically, how to change or adjust any old or patterns that no longer serve us is a challenge in itself, and I feel deserves a moment of personal reflection.

As a professional Astrologer and Master Practitioner in Modern Applied psychology I have encountered so many instances where a person's life has been transformed and immeasurably improved after early unconscious patterns have been worked through, that I now consider it to be exceedingly fruitful for a client when these issues are explored, though this is not always easy. The years of experience that have added layers of complexity to the dynamics of the unconscious could be like a minefield for a conventional practitioner to navigate: behaviour patterns often come packaged with defence mechanisms which seek to deflect any assistance to change them or are even so adept at avoidance or denial that they remain undetected from even the most inquisitive professionals. The investigative techniques of  schools of Modern Applied Psychology, such as NLP, are often very successful in identifying these deeply hidden issues, though not always, which is why astrology is such an indispensable tool for insight and understanding.

The astrological chart maps out our potentials, illustrating the network of possibilities that naturally lay open to the individual to explore. Astrology does not describe absolutes any more than a route map describes which road a person will definitely take. It is precisely this often mis-understood paradigm of potentiality that forms an integral facet of the deep structure of astrology,  meaning that  astrology can so easily lend itself to being viewed as an exquisite tool for what might be termed  'symbolic modelling'. Astrology is a language of polysemous symbols that afford the practitioner an insight into the dynamics of an individual's psyche: the shortcomings and potentials, the faults and the virtues and, also importantly, the pathways that lead to resolution.

Although people very rarely have recall of these early years they often have notions about their relationship with mum and, of course, how they view her now. The dawning of the understanding of the effect the relationship has had with reference to their unconscious behaviour patterns is sometimes very moving. Realising, 'So that's why I do that'  brings with it new options as to whether to keep a behavioural pattern or change it. Keep an unconscious re-creating pattern or change it. Discussing unconscious patterns of behaviour brings them into conscious awareness. By definition they are no longer unconscious and can be consciously modified, changed, resolved and tranformed .