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The Three Key Celestial Areas in Transcendental Karmic Astrology

There are three key celestial areas also relevant in transcendental karmic readings, although these are not single fixed stars. The first two, the Galactic Center (GC) and the Super Galactic Center (SGC), are immense super-massive black holes, which form complex energy vortices. The third, the Great Attractor (GA), is a curious “celestial anomaly”, and no one seems to know exactly what it is. As opposed to stars, a black hole in astronomy is not a bright object but an area in the night sky where both light and matter seem to be completely disappearing. Black holes can therefore only be detected through infrared light filters.

The three key celestial areas have special functions. On the one hand, they act like cosmic vacuum cleaners and are capable of sucking in all the outdated, stubborn, and hopelessly blocked patterns so that new thought-forms, ideas, attitudes, and behavioral patterns may burst to the surface. On the other hand, they are cosmic Sources of knowledge, emanating messages which need to be deciphered. To my mind, when any of these areas are prominent in a birth chart, the native either acts as the very force facilitating the necessary changes for the greater good, or becomes a universal receiver of divine wisdom. (S)he may set out as an ordinary person, but at a certain point in life is suddenly propelled into the limelight or is forced to do something unusual, interesting, unique, or brave. The deed itself may influence a few or a lot of others; sometimes just the immediate environment, but at times whole nations, ideologies, or scientific fields are moved by it. The three key celestial areas feature prominently in the natal charts of New Age teachers and healers, who arrive with special tasks and are capable of becoming the driving forces of change (see a more detailed analysis following the table below). They also represent special dilemmas that need to be resolved before their wisdom can be properly accessed. A wider orb is acceptable than in the case of the fixed stars,  2 to 2½° in the longitude and ½ to 1° in the declination because their energy fields are considerably larger. Again, use only conjunctions (alignments) and parallels to natal planets and angles.






Sag. A

Sagittarius 27°05

The heart of the Milky Way. The center of the Galactic Source emitting wisdom: a stream of galactic consciousness. Dilemmas and choices involving the dichotomy of “heaven and earth”.


M87 (or Virgo A)

Libra 1°09

The heart of the Super Galaxy. The seat of the Super Galactic Source emitting wisdom: a stream of super-consciousness. Dilemmas of “nothing is ever enough”.


Norma Cluster

Sagittarius 14°11

A galactic anomaly, an immense concentration of mass and energy. “The Creator’s Voice,” the seat of the Universal Source and cosmic balance. Dilemmas of fate and free will.


1. The Galactic Center

The GC is the central area of the Milky Way Galaxy with a super-massive black hole in the middle, which is 4 light years wide. Our whole Solar System orbits around it with the other many billion star systems (according to astronomers’ estimate, there are between 200 and 400 billion stars in our galaxy). The GC is an extremely dense energy vortex, the “still point of our turning world1. According to Philip Sedgewick2, “The Galactic Center radiates brilliant insight to anyone connected with it. This insight craves implementation. This infrared information reveals how to let go of what is in the way to make a clear path for the next step. As soon as an idea is grasped and brought forward, the path of accessing new information refreshes. At all times, new and newer insights spew forth. This carries the tone of consciousness evolution.”… “The Galactic Center’s infrared jolt to the energy field naturally induces the release of past memories that preclude an individual from making progress in life. Consciousness constipation passes,” it “… seeks to destroy prejudice of all kinds.”

When the GC is prominent, it provides a strong link to one of the most important sources of higher consciousness. I have found this area especially prominent in healers’ charts, but anyone who needs healing or wants to receive universal wisdom can access it since it is the center of our own galaxy. Once the native manages to activate the GC, profound changes occur. Accessing the GC helps the native face life’s challenges openly and honestly. Sedgewick describes what we should do with the information flowing from the GC: “With eyes open, senses alert, track the flow of information. A stream of consciousness begins. This stream rivals the energy of an arm of a galaxy. It’s rich, strongly logical and precisely wise. No vagueness occurs in the Galactic Center. The information is incisive, direct, informative”…“Simply, sit and listen. Learn to receive the subtle essences of Heaven. Let the inspiration feed you the ways of making wisdom work.”


2. The Super Galactic Center

The Super Galactic Center is the core of a larger cluster of galaxies forming a Super Galaxy.  According to my experience, when the native incarnates as a galactic healer or teacher, the SGC is especially prominent. This point behaves similarly to the GC, but its power is even greater. Before the existence of the Hubble Space Telescope, the SGC was the only known super-massive black hole, but today astronomers have identified many such areas in the sky. Despite that, the Super Galactic Center is the prevailing, dominant force among them.

In transcendental karmic readings, everything quoted about the GC holds true for the SGC as well, but Sedgewick adds an interesting idea: “Those contacting the Super-Galactic Center contain a super-massive hunger. They need and need and need.” What I have realized is the fact that it is not so much a physical hunger, but a metaphysical one, although it may take the form of material urges in the beginning. When the SGC is prominent, the native has the urge to excel, to pass a limit, or to reach for the stars. This inner need can be so strong that it consumes him/her unless fulfilled. At worst, it becomes a desperate, insatiable hunger, and at best, a profound driving force in life. The consumption of energy, power, knowledge, relationships, or material goods continues until finally the person realizes that no one and nothing can ever negate the empty void inside, nothing that exists on the physical plane can successfully fill it. Whatever the SGC sucks in like a giant vacuum cleaner is dissected and completely transmuted. The SGC acts like an alembic, a cosmic womb, where base material is transmuted into gold. In case the SGC is prominent, the native usually has an exceptionally intense personality. It doesn’t matter where (which life sphere) it manifests, it completely dominates the life of person connected to it.

Sedgewick also remarks that “typically, some childhood trauma that negated one's self-worth can be found in the psychology.” In transcendental astrology, we add that the trauma is often karmic, which has been accumulated in many incarnations. What can we do about it? The moment we are willing to acknowledge these wounds or traumas we can let them go. The Universe demands consciousness from us: deliberate choices and full attention at all times. Karma generates and builds up when we keep feeding it with energy, attention, or strong emotions, but once we resolve it or let it go, it dissolves completely. “When one shifts to the core meaning of the black hole and ceases the wrestling with the psychological considerations, the spiritual issue appears for healing.” All the deep scars will eventually be healed. It takes a lot of work, time and energy, but luckily there is an ultimate and inexhaustible resource: our own soul.

Once the native is able to heal the basic karmic wound, then a truly remarkable life phase can start, which generally happens after the first and before the second Saturn Return. If the void of the super-massive black hole is sealed, the native can move forward. The next step is usually a big one: becoming the Universal Teacher or Healer. As teacher, the task is to reveal all the potential choices and alternative realities to others. As healer, the native can literally draw negative energy from another person. According to Sedgewick, ”… once integrated, those directly involved with the Super Galactic Center become directly involved as a central force of healing in the lives of unimaginable numbers of people.” In this sense, the SGC is very much linked to Chiron in particular and the Centaurs3 in general, which describe the nature of karmic wounds and provide the potential healing paths as well. As so many karmic astrologers working with Chiron have pointed out, healing usually comes when the native starts paying attention to similar wounds in others. No more potent area of healing exists than that of the Super Galactic Center. As Sedgewick points out, it “maintains the greatest implication of soul retrieval of any point in the Universe. It demands that you get back in there and deal with yourself in an essential manner. It is essential that you do so. It is also unavoidable. It will happen. The only question is when?

3. The Great Attractor

The GA is a unique area in the sky that is euphemistically described as a “galactic anomaly.” It appears to be an immense concentration of mass and energy, but exactly what it really is remains a mystery. It steadily sucks in the neighboring galaxies at an astonishing speed of 600km/sec. It acts like a giant river, forcing galactic clusters like the Virgo Cluster or the Hydra-Centaurus Cluster to flow towards its core. It warps time and space, and its enormous gravity field bends light, but it lacks an event horizon, which is compulsory in the case of black holes. Its mass remains incalculable and incomprehensible. Although it recedes from our galaxy, the Milky Way, at a very high speed, at the same time it also summons extreme ultraviolet energy that appears to be approaching. As Sedgewick remarks, “it’s mysterious, it’s captivating, it might even be a direct personification of the Creator! Regardless, it knows something you have to know.

This area in the sky seems to be linked especially to the topic of free will versus fate. Are we able to exercise free will and, as a result, make conscious decisions? Or do we remain subject to the immutable laws of the physical forces of nature? As Sedgewich points out, “Given the massive gravity of the GA, it would appear that the latter principle will hold up in the Universal realms. Once engaged, there is no hope. You will be swept away.” I myself don’t agree with this notion. The term “attractor,” a well known concept in chaos theory, indicates areas or time periods where or when certain processes seem to accumulate or converge. Chaotic systems, which are sensitive to initial conditions and thus quite similar to astrology, are also sensitive to the slightest change. Although an attractor behaves as a fatalistic point, and the Great Attractor may show similar features, to my mind it symbolizes the balancing forces between fate and free will since it both sucks in and emits energy at the same time. Compared to the other two key celestial areas, which are proper black holes and swallow everything that is getting in their paths, the flow occurs both towards and from the GA, thus it symbolizes the process of conscious “fate planning”. The incarnating soul takes into consideration all the relevant factors of past events, their consequences, as well as the chosen future tasks, in order to make the best decisions possible. Free will is a major factor, but so is the acceptance of the “inevitable”, especially if we consider it from the point of view of soul evolution. In fact, the acceptance of “fate” by adding the fine tuning potentials of free choice are the best tools of soul evolution and, in fact, provide the most important reason for incarnation. The more conscious the soul is the truer this becomes, and the GA symbolizes the point in the sky through which the soul may receive the necessary knowledge for that. When prominent, the native is a highly evolved soul who wants to earn how to become attuned and responsive to the “voice of the Creator.” (S)he needs to maintain objectivity because the GA emanates information freely in all spectrums, and to be fully attuned requires internal responsiveness to all frequencies. In fact, consciousness lies in the inclusion of all frequencies, and this is precisely what the native is learning in this life. A narrow view or opinionated nature simply does not fit in with the Great Attractor. A broader view, however, pushes us towards true wisdom. We need to learn that there is always another way, a different approach, and a broader spectrum.


  1. Quote from T. S. Eliot: The Wasteland
  2. See his website: www.philipsedgwick.com.
  3. There are more than 1500 known Centaurs, celestial objects of the Kuiper Belt, 47 of which have already been named. Centaurs in tight orb (especially conjunction) with important planets and points of a natal chart describe the nature of karmic traumas and wounds.