The First thing i would like to ask is about the souls journey ! Is it true that the soul chooses the chart that it is born into. which embodies many factors. Personal unconscious Uranus, Collective and spiritual forces Neptune , the ego Moon, would it be true to say that the soul chooses the stresses and strains , and the painful and joyful experiences the personality has to go through in a certain life. So is much of (or all ) the sufferings a person has to go through in a certain life which are shown in the birth chart. are these an absolute necessary part of the souls development. even the resistance to change the inertia that many have suffer. which causes so much apparent waste of life energy and time, is this to part and parcel of the souls choice ? And if so where does freewill come into all this ? It seems to me as we come into a certain life we are programmed to have a certain set of experiences either because of karma or evolutionary necessity and their is little if anything we can do to change this. But of course it can not be set in concrete. So again where does free will come into the equation ?
What we have true control over are the choices that we make - that is about it. Our choices are always a reflection of what we desire. The total circumstantial reality that is present right now is exactly what has come to be. Whatever the karmic or evolutionary reasons for that may be, we can accept that IT IS. I can't change the body I'm in. However I can make choices relative to the body that I have. I can't change the relationships in my life - what they have come to be in this present moment, however I can make choices relative to them.
We all have the capacity to make choices - nothing outside of ourselves is making us do anything. And yet for most souls it's not always easy to know this.
Take the example of an individual heavily addicted to heroin. There is free will there, and yet the capacity to actualize that free will may be significantly atrophied. This soul may choose to attract various cataclysmic evolutionary experiences in order to affect the necessary self reflection that would then open the door for this soul to begin making new healthy choices. For example it's partner may die of an overdose. That experience has the potential to reflect back to the soul it's own inner reality; its own choices and how it has created the life it is living right now. From this point of suffering the soul may wake up one day and say, "Enough! I'm ready to change." The desire to change has to become strong enough for change to happen. And yet deep and total change may take some time still - it all depends on the intensity of that soul's desire. Thoughts and choices in any direction condition more of the same. Desire is the bottom line.
Free will is innate, but it needs to be practiced and cultivated. Most souls, to some extent, feel victimized by their life and do not fully claim their capacity for choice making. Our circumstantial reality is always in harmony with our karmic and evolutionary needs. It will always show up as exactly what it needs to be in each moment. I can't change the existing conditions, however I can make choices right now relative to the existing conditions.
Regarding suffering, a lifetime of suffering does not equal wasted time. No time is ever truly wasted. From God's perspective there is unfathomable patience and space for all things. Life has been created that way.
Consider the example of a soul who lived several lifetimes manipulating and controlling other people. They may come into a life in which they are abused and taken advantage of. They may suffer their entire life. When we see the progression of the soul's evolutionary journey from life to life, it is clear that the suffering was not wasted time at all. It's what the soul has attracted to itself to affect the necessary shift in self awareness. The soul might be learning compassion and humility. Every moment of human incarnation is precious. Everything is relevant and purposeful - but we don't always recognize that.
The more a soul becomes conscious of itself as a soul, the stronger the capacity to make choices from a state of soul awareness. Soul awareness is awareness of one's eternal nature, one's unity with Source. A soul that is aware of itself as a soul will develop the habit of making choices that are a vibrational match to who it truly is. It will orient towards love, wholeness, inner peace, ease, grace, forgiveness. When things are complicated, the soul will choose to connect with God, the Source within, first and will practice making choices from that place of connection.
The natal chart reflects the karmic and evolutionary dynamics of the past that have lead to the creation of the current life. The past that has lead to this present moment is unalterable. The choices made in this present moment is the only thing that we have control over.
A few questions were weaved together in your post and I think I addressed all of them. Let me know if this answered your question Gino.