Thank you for bringing forth your Essay. This morning I went back and looked at your article provided us under the thread 'Gems and Astrology.' The Vedic sentence from the last chapter has me weepy in my current state.
"The personal responsibility of every human being is to restore his parents' or dual nature to a unified harmony or Eden." My parents' wedding anniversary is September 18. I have always taken to heart the belief that the IC represents the spouse in Hindi. My peregrine Sabian Moon is with the 'Hindi Healer.'
Your essay gives us a hopeful essence to our spiritual connection to astrology. As my trip soon mounts, I share a wonderful chart and persona that speaks of Mount Roineabhal Summit Rock, http://www.smeddum.net/content/author.htm
The currents of tr. Mars, Venus, Eros in septile with my natal Uranus conjunction with tr. Juno, along with Alice's wonderful contributive essays on the MAGIC of the septile and Vertex, her words, "child inherits the mantle" - prompted me to reread your essay and the gem article. What a wonderful and generous opportunity we have to do that, with folks like you. You help make 'being bare' less scary.