This section offers glimpses of the wondrous beings we are — when we define our identity not by the master narrative of separation, but rather by our connection with the Universe.

We generally acknowledge that personality emerges from the engagement of free will with culture and Nature. As such, threads of ourselves reach down into quantum levels — matter, biology, narrative. It should not surprise us to find elements of self-similarity also reaching upward into the larger cosmos of which we are a part. Earth, Herself a living Complex Adaptive System, evolved within and inextricable from the larger network. Sun, moon, planets, all entangled.

As discussed in Handbook for a Phase Transition, a star chart represents the solar system at the time of a person’s birth. The sketches here use poetry to describe dimensions of personal presence suggested by that moment. They have been, and continue to be, written for real people. A sketch for someone with a different birth year than yours will draw from a different solar system arrangement. Yet even if you don’t find your particular birth year here, you may find resonance in a sketch written for someone else with the same birth day — due to the importance of the Sun sign and the possibility of having other aspects of the chart in common.

Ultimately, insofar as we all participate in a collective identity, we all share — and can delight in — the unique way each of us expresses Being.