I have a question about gender switch. Some personal experiences are prompting my question but my intent is simply to understand a technical question if there is a way to do so.
Gonzalo wrote in another thread:
"Gender switch occurs at the end of an evolutionary cycle in one gender, leading to a new evolutionary cycle in the other gender. It is a cardinal archetype. This means many lifetimes in one gender, then leading to a switch. Though, sometimes the Soul flip-flops between genders through a number of lifetimes, for certain reasons which relate to skipped steps."
My personal experience is that of, as I heal and move through life, feeling more and more like a woman. (My nodes are in 4th/10th.) As a child growing up and through most of my adulthood, I have always felt more like a man. Nothing I tried to MAKE myself be, just inwardly how I experienced myself, but more unconscious I would say than conscious. I never had a desire to legally or biologically switch genders to conform to my inner sense. Never made sense to me, personally. My feeling, for myself (and in NO WAY WHATSOEVER am I generalizing beyond myself) was that there was something for me to learn in being with this predicament. Also, it simply didn't make sense to me to convert my body into a male body. Just not in keeping with my sensibilities. Given my experience now, the reason for this is even clearer - that in this lifetime I am transitioning more fully out of male/masculine orientation/self-identification/experiencing to female/feminine orientation/self-identification/experiencing. Correspondingly (and quite surprisingly) my sexual orientation seems to be undergoing change, though this, as with gender identity, is still in flux and the endpoint remains to be known.
My question is (and, please, I am truly not attempting to elicit personal counsel, advice, whatever. I feel fine with everything on a personal level. I am simply asking a technical question.. I wanted to give backdrop so people could understand where my question was coming from.) - is there a way to discern from the chart if one is in a lifetime in which the gender switch will in fact be completing itself? Or is this not possible. (addition: I am assuming that gender switch occurs over a number of lifetimes but am realizing this could be a completely wrong assumption, looking more closely at Gonzalo's quote above.) It seems to me that looking at Mars' aspect to Pluto could help, ie, if it were in new or crescent phase, perhaps it could be well reasoned that the gender switch is fairly new and so completion is not likely in the lifetime indicated. In my case Pluto is in the 12th (balsamic archetype) - so perhaps a Pluto connection with the 12th/Pisces or Neptune could give some indication...? Perhaps the SN's relationship to Pluto, and the ruler of the SN in relationship to Pluto...? Again, if new or crescent phases, perhaps indicates this is something just beginning. If further along, perhaps indicates the process, also, is further along. But perhaps, in the end, there are simply too many factors and variables, especially when you add in sexual orientation (Gonzalo mentions a number of potential indicators of homosexuality in his post on gender switch, so seems to me that this could really complexify the picture and efforts to make any clear cut determinations). And so, perhaps, the only real way to tell is the EA adage of observation and correlation....
Thanks. I appreciate any thoughts on this.