I thought I had posted on this subject while on the road...but I don't see my post so I guess I didn't. If I did, forgive me for the duplication. I came across a situation that raised soul purpose questions, and I really just want to see if anyone has studied this subject, and if there are any feelings one way or another about the issue.
A relative through marriage discovered that she was conceived as the result of IVF (in vitro fertilization) . For reasons of privacy I won't share the whole chart. When I looked at the chart knowing the involvement of IVF, some points jumped out as relevant. For instance:
Neptune (in Cap) is on the IC.
SN in Virgo in 12, NN Pisces in 6
Mercury/Saturn/Sun/Uranus in Sag in 3, intersecting the Nodal Axis
Chiron in Gemini in 9 exactly opposite Uranus (as well as closely opposing the rest of the Sag stellium)
Moon/Pluto/Mars conjunct in Scorpio in house 2, Mars ruling the 8th.
Without getting into the life story of the individual, I think it is interesting that her conception is so clearly manifested in the birth chart - at least it is to me. Being a mother myself, I have never really been inclined to study conception charts. After reviewing this chart and these circumstances, I'm even more inclined to see conception reflected in the birth chart. First and foremost would be angular Neptune in the house of family history ruling the NN in 6. Mercury in Sag, ruling the Virgo SN in 12 is part of that 3d house Sag stellium. This tells me that the past would include a secret medical procedure (Virgo) - likely with a student (Mercury in Sag in 3). Then there is Uranus opposite Chiron, both square the Nodes. (Uranus is a short distance from Neptune in the next sign and house) and Moon conjunct Pluto/Mars - mom dominating destiny by taking matters into her own hands?
The individual discovered this secret when she received a 23&Me DNA kit as a gift, and 5 half siblings popped up! That was 4 years ago and she hadn't broached the subject with her mother until recently when she decided she wanted to conceive herself. Tr. Neptune is now in her 6th squaring the 3rd house stellium. When I heard the story, I didn't feel comfortable asking for the dates that she discovered the facts from half siblings online (3rd house) hailing from all over the West .
As I'm writing this, Tr. SN in Scorpio is on her natal Pluto, an especially good reason to pay attention to privacy and ensure this remains anonymous.
This whole story leaves my EA instincts wanting to know if anyone has studied IVF births from an astrological perspective, and if anyone has any thoughts about what, if anything, this issue says about the individual, as well as past and future generations (including the mystery donor who the 3rd house stellium half siblings say is purposefully staying out of sight).