© December 2010 by Fabienne Lopez
There was never a time I wasn’t a citizen of the world!
Born and raised in Brazil from a French mother and an American father, I learned at a young age to recognize the maps of the United States, France and Brazil that lined the walls of my bedroom. Postcards and pictures of all the places my parents had lived (India, Pakistan, Spain, Holland, New York, Paris) were displayed next to my books and dolls.
Peering at the contours of the maps on tiptoe, I was transported, and transformed by what I saw…. the places my parents had traveled complete with sounds, smells, and colors of the adventures they had encountered in those exotic locations. Through the use of my imagination, I could relive each and every of the stories that accompanied these travels, as so often told by my mother during my bedtime.
As I grew older, my borders became larger. I, too, started to travel to all corners of the world. I suddenly realized I was becoming like my parents. I was creating my own personal maps.
As I learned about astrology, I drew relocated charts (see definition at the bottom) for each and every place I had lived. Those relocated charts rooted my quest to understand who I was, where my roots were and what possibilities could bloom from each relocated chart that came to life.
By casting these charts, I was developing my potential while seeking to understand my multicultural past.
These relocated charts have changed the way I see myself as a result of moving abroad and living the life of a person with multiple roots, multiple languages and multiple languages. By traveling and living in the places I dreamed of, I discovered myself.
How has your view of yourself shifted as a result of relocation?
Note : Relocated birth chart
A relocated chart is a birth chart set for a new location. It is used when a person wants to move from their place of birth to a new place in order to improve difficult patterns of their natal chart .