the nature element

What we bring with us into the world is our natural selves.  Our ancestry, our dna and the planetary positions at the time of our birth.  We are all unique in this regard.

In astrological terms, an interpretation of the natal (birth) chart of an individual is nature’s plan for this individual during their lifetime.

What a person does with this nature element, is quite another thing; resulting from their nurturing aspect and life experience.

Whatever your religion or belief system, I do not intend to challenge you here.

To my way of philosophic thinking, the immortal soul’s earthly incarnation is our human experience within nature;  the natural order.

In Plato’s The Republic, there is a particular story told by Socrates (Plato’s teacher and Greek philosopher), which supports my theory as to the nature of humanity. It is the ‘Myth of Er.

This myth/story includes an account of the cosmos and the afterlife. The Myth of Er greatly influenced religious, philosophical, and scientific thought for many centuries and explains in a much richer way, my interpretation of where we mere mortals fit into ‘things natural’.