each step, write either a + (if you do it
well), a - (if you do it poorly), or leave
it blank (neutral / undecided). The following
is an exercise aimed at increasing both self-awareness
and knowledge. It may help you to print this
page. The idea is to write a '+' next to
each point that you do well, a '-' next to
each point that you do not do well, or not
to mark any point that you do neither well
nor poorly. It's best not to leave too many
points blank. Then see the ideas below.
Finding the courage to do what you like (independent
Loving yourself and giving to yourself independently
(without depending on external sources for
happiness, i.e. drugs, people, approval, success,
easily and freely with others
Knowing there are others around who love you
Expressing all of yourself (without inhibition)
Humbling oneself (usually through service to
Relating to others as equals;
treating others as individuals
who are as real and important as yourself
Transforming yourself (instead of manipulating,
controlling, or focusing on others)
Receiving all of the grace, abundance, and
positive energy of the universe
Working hard to contribute something to others
/ to the world
Networking / Cooperating with others to serve
the greater good
Attaining peace through surrendering to the
kicking back and letting go.
Guidelines For General Wisdom
This exercise is meant to be a lesson in realizing
that the zodiac follows a natural, sequential
order, where each sign is the foundation for
the next. Here are the main points to consider:
any one step well leads to the real opening
up of the next step.
2) Contemplate how the fulfillment of each step
creates the possibility of the fulfillment of
the next step. If you can't connect any two steps
in this way, please e-mail in a question about
3) Any time you do one step well, all of the
other steps are improved. All steps are
4) You can only truly fulfill each step to the
extent that you have fulfilled all the previous
steps, otherwise the current step will be somewhat
5) Reflect on the significance of the first and
last steps on the circle. What does it mean that
they are first and last? What is the first thing
on which all else depends? What is the last thing
which depends on all other things?
with 'The Circle' For Self-Awareness'
1) Look at your +'s. Notice any skipped
steps (previous steps without +'s).
2) Wherever you have -'s, find the previous +
(even if you have to go past Aries to Pisces). Reflect
on how that + can help you transform that - by
creating positive effects up to the -'s.
3) Wherever you have +'s, look to the following
step. If it's not a +, realize that you
can now make it one.
4) With two or more -'s in a row, look
to the first -, and to the step before the first
-. These are vitally important.
5) With two or more +'s in a row, look to the
non-plus after them and realize that it is wide
open to you.
6) A + preceded by a - represents a great strength.
7) A - preceded by a + is an unnecessary -. Go
for it, it'll open to you.
6 - The Six Axes in Astrology