About Barbara Junceau
How do we come to know our deepest longings, our soul’s purposes during this lifetime? Thinking about them does not reveal the kind of certainty we feel when it gradually dawns in us. It takes all our experiences, all the events and musings of our lifetime to finally see and hear. Somewhere deep in our consciousness a voice is saying, “This is who I am, this is what I want to be doing.” As we listen to that voice, patterns gradually emerge and our vision clears. Now we can see what has been calling us from the very moment of birth.
My earliest memories in this lifetime are a hodgepodge of what turned out to be the major themes driving my need for adventure, for learning and experiencing. Understanding those curious, mysterious and threatening goings on somewhere inside my body seemed important to my survival. Inside this body of mine, from the very beginnings of my stay on Earth, there was an "awareness" looking at the world outside of me, conscious of, but not understanding my feelings, discomforts and questions.
Several very persistent “needs to know” seemed to both push me and pull me to find answers. There was always a feeling that the answers to my questions mattered deeply. “Who was this inside my body?” “Where do thoughts come from, they seem to just pop into my head without my thinking them first?” Right on the heels of that question was the one about what will happen to me after the body dies, "Am I condemned to a place called hell?”
Before I was seven years old, I learned to keep my real questions to myself. The answers I was being given at home, in school, or in my early contact with a religious tradition never gave me an understanding or brought peace to my questions.
My youngest years were filled with deep unhappiness and great joy. Possessing a never ending supply of curiosity, I was a passionate student who loved being in school and learning. Summer camp was extraordinarily important to me, for that’s where I really came alive: growing in my love of Earth and the Stars above, playing all kinds of individual and team sports, hiking the Appalachian Trail and “making music” using any instrument that was available.
Many decades later the light dawned; at last, I knew what my life was about, what made my heart feel alive. I had found my natural language; I seemed to know so many of the exquisite songs filling our remarkable Universe. I knew we could communicate directly with the Universe about why we were born, what our life purposes were calling us to experience.
That unexpected discovery came when I took my first Astrology Class at the Temple of Kryia Yoga in Chicago. Through these many years I never cease to be amazed at the wealth of information and insight contained in our birth moments—how the continuous motions of the Solar system within the circle of constellations reveals deep meaning, purpose and understanding guiding us through our journeys this lifetime.
It is a privilege to be invited to share another person’s life journey. I know I found both my Self and my life purposes when I discovered this simple yet profound way we can communicate with the Cosmos, Astrology. Consultations with clients are fascinating, compelling moments, drawing both of us into the heart of our own mysterious lives.