“In one of your posts regarding your friend Ben you say he has utilized all of his talents. Where would you look for your talents in a natal chart?”
What a great question! Everything in a natal chart is a “talent”, potentially. Everything in a chart may also be a detriment. This is because energy is neutral until directed.
It’s easy to understand. You have a knife. There are endless ways to use it. You have electricity. Should you like up a Christmas tree or electrocute a man? You choose what you do with what you have available.
Understanding there is nothing in a natal chart that can’t find a positive expression, we see that everyone is nothing but talent. It’s a small minority who choose to develop themselves, fully.
I remember making this comment about, Ben. He has a 10th house sun in Scorpio and he is a powerful authority figure. Not now and then, but day in and day out. His entire life has been spent setting an example. It’s quite rare.
He also has an Aries moon. He’s a fearless leader. He just won’t stop when it comes to “doing the right thing” which refers to his 10th house sun. He will push and fight and he will not stop until he prevails.
He’s Saturn in Sagittarius and he is an educator. Mars in Pisces, he acts with compassion.
I could go on but you get the idea. Everything in his chart is engaged and it’s not particularly set up to make this easy to do. He has chosen to do it.
I compare him to people with 10th house suns who are living under another person’s thumb… um… what?
Most pick and choose to live the easy things in their chart, pushing the shadow onto others. It’s like owning a Lamborghini and never putting your foot on the gas. You have the right!
If you want to utilize all of your talents, you can! But to have to be yourself. Forget copying your idols. Figure out who you are and live it.
To get this rolling, maybe we can make a short statement about some part of us that simply must be owned. I’ll go first.
I expect to never quit blurting nor finding myself on the other side of a line I shouldn’t cross. I am not designed to conform. I think my stories illustrate this, both in my actions throughout my life and the fact I dare to publish them to be judged.
As difficult as it is and as exasperated as I may get, if I quit doing this I will be failing to utilize my talents. I don’t see how that could be a wise choice.
Who are you supposed to be?