I’m sure most of us have thought about it, what were we in our past lives? Do we have any karma carried over into our current life?
Perhaps first we should know exactly what karma is, according to the dictionary:
- (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
Your birth chart AKA Horoscope, is quite handy when you understand it. You can find the answers about your past life and your karma, or at least an indication. Of course, this can be very complicated if you aren’t a fully fledged astrologer, so we will keep it relatively simple.
One of the simplest ways we can learn about our past lives and our karma is knowing our rising signs or ascendant. It is divided into 12 houses, and each of those houses are ruled by a different zodiac sign. Each house is representative of a part of your life. home, family, friends, goals, children, work, partners, secrets, personality, finances, communications, education, travel, spirituality, hidden secrets and your past karma.
To find out what your rising or Ascending sign is, simply use this CALCULATOR. you will need to know your time of birth too.
Once you know what your rising sign is, have a look at the 12 rising signs bellow to learn more about your past life and karma.
Via Larry Schwimmer
Aries: If you have Aries rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Pisces. So, in your previous life, you were likely spiritual and deeply introspective living a dutiful life in service to others. Your Aries rising says you are ready for new beginning, learning to live a life that is free and independent where you serve yourself not others. Your challenge will be to avoid being too selfish. Your karma is to avoid being a victim. You may have been a clergyman, healer, a shaman, or even someone imprisoned, or battling some addiction.
Taurus: If you have Taurus rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Aries. You are coming out of a life of having been aggressive or even a fighter. So in this life you’re initiating, creative and even a bit impulsive in your drive to achieve material success, enjoy creature comforts and the sensual pleasures of life. Your karma is to avoid being domineering. You may have been a warrior, a general or a successful merchant running your own enterprise.
Gemini: If you have Gemini rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Taurus. In your past life, you had an earthy nature and were consumed with sensual desires. You are now looking for a life that is mentally stimulating, filled with interesting experiences that keep you engaged. Avoid losing your grounded nature and becoming vacillating and “flaky.” You have the opportunity to be a great communicator through teaching, writing or some intellectual pursuit. Your karma is to avoid being too rigid. You may have been a painter, musician, gardener or a wealthy businessperson.
Cancer: If you have Cancer rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Gemini. In this life, you were intellectually, but not emotionally expressive. Your easy-going nature allowed you the freedom to flit from one activity to another with no commitment. Now you are focused on a more responsible life that includes home and family. Your karma is to balance your emotions with your intellect. Avoid letting your mind overrule your heart. In a past life, your superior skills as a communicator allowed you to be a great salesperson, orator, teacher or writer. In this life, you’re ready to pay more attention to your inner emotional nature.
Leo: If you have Leo rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Cancer. As a Cancer you were filled with deep emotions, and fears and insecurities about not being fully loved. Now, you are feeling self-confident, worthy and desirous of sharing a passionate love with someone. While you tend to be egocentric, you generously give of your heart. Your karma is to avoid being egocentric and to overcome your fears of being abandoned. You can do this by freely loving and knowing you are worthy. In a past life, you took care of others, perhaps as a Mother Superior or a superior mother.
Virgo: If you have Virgo rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Leo. In this past life, your focus was on yourself and being the center of attention for all to cater to your needs. Now you are drawn to being responsible and of service to others, and doing for them. In this life, make sure to not do so much for others that you forget about paying attention to you own needs. Your karma is to focus on a life of service where you give back to those, who in the past, sacrificed for you. You can do this by freely loving and knowing that you are worthy. In a past life, you were a royal be it a king or queen, court-jester or wealthy landowner.
Libra: If you have Libra rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Virgo. In your past life, you labored tirelessly to serve others, often at the extreme sacrifice of your own needs. In this life, you seek to find a balance where you can please yourself and your aesthetic needs while still giving of yourself. Your sense of fairness and justice is what drives you to serve others. Your karma is to avoid living a life where your need to please (giving and receiving) leaves you perpetually undecided. In a past life, you were a lawyer, judge, painter, or a beauty contest winner.
Scorpio: If you have Scorpio rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Libra. You lived your past life trying to find balance, often superficially, with a focus on satisfying your sensual desires. Now you are only interested in deep and intense encounters. You look for opportunities to dig deeply into the mysteries of life and the people you meet, even though such encounters bring emotional conflict into your life. Your karma is to bring a balance to your past tendency to be superficial and current one to be too intense. In a past life, you were a scientist, mystery writer, psychologist, sex researcher or criminal.
Sagittarius: If you have Sagittarius rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Scorpio. The deep thinking and investigation you did in your past life now gives you the ability to share your knowledge whether through philosophizing or teaching about what you’ve learned. Your deepest need is to be totally unrestricted so that you can continue your journey in a quest for new adventures. Your karma is to not allow your free spirit to keep you from enjoying the intimacies of a one-one-commitment. In a past life, you were a professor, attorney, ship captain, world traveler or comedienne.
Capricorn: If you have Capricorn rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Sagittarius. In that life, having fun, traveling and experiencing adventure were of paramount importance. Now you are ready to be serious and take responsibility for achieving your lofty career goals. Unlike in your past, you are committed to working hard in a disciplined fashion to achieve your ambitions. Your karma is to not let hard work and your desire for material success stop you from travel and adventures that help you grow as a person. In a past life, you were a politician, policeman, a doctor, or president of a company.
Aquarius: If you have Aquarius rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Capricorn. You are now tired of the discipline and hard work that has restricted you from experiencing life in a more free-spirited way. You don’t like being conservative, since you prefer living your life as an individual – in an unconventional manner with no rules or boundaries. Yet, you want to make a discovery that will allow you to give back to the society you live in. Your karma is to not operate your life as a “rebel without a cause.” Work toward a practical purpose. In a past life, you were a technology genius, politician, a tv star, or a scientist.
Pisces: If you have Pisces rising on your first house now, your most significant past life was associated with Aquarius. You’ve enjoyed your freedom to be an individual who makes his/her own rules. It’s been exciting to make discoveries that will make society better in the future. You want to change your focus in this life to connect with others on a more spiritual “heart” level. You feel called to be of service to those who are suffering and need your healing abilities. Your karma is to realize that you must “serve or suffer,” (for not serving). Yet, you must also take care not to ignore your own needs, lest you become a victim. In a past life, you were a priest, a doctor, a healer, a mystic, a poet and dreamer.
Each life that you lead teaches you lessons you can bring into the next one you live. The karma of one life can guide you to the areas where you have the opportunity to grow as a human. If you commit to your own evolution you will better fulfill yourself and the lives of those you touch.
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