Now you are ready to use the Tree of Life and its many branches to trace your own personal destiny. The 22 paths represent the royal roads that lead from one archetypal energy center (sphere) to another. The successful navigation of any of these paths requires the harmonious blending of the forces represented by the two spheres it unites. Twelve of these paths correspond to the 12 signs the remaining 10 represent the heavenly bodies that travel through the signs. Remember, you can use these techniques to not only understand yourself but also any other process you wish to understand better. Each aspect of creation, whether it is a sentient being, a plant, a project, a country or a poem, has a moment of birth, a time when it was Created (hence the Book of Creation). That moment in time can be traced on the Tree of life and is described by two distinct paths:
The Destiny Path - Corresponds to your (or the project’s) astrological Sun sign. This spiritual highway outlines the primary mission of your life, your chief metaphysical goal. It shows you where to direct your focus, where to push, and what to aim for.
The Natal Path - Describes the characteristics, personality traits and tools most available to you in this lifetime. The Natal Path reflects the driving force vital to your ultimate success. A metaphor might help you understand the difference between the two paths. Consider the Destiny Path to be your profession and the Natal Path, the way you go about pursuing success in your chosen field. If you are a teacher, for example, then teaching is your Destiny Path. The kind of teacher you are-where you teach, what subject, what methods you employ, and who you teach – are reflections of your Natal Path