The Astral Body
Disclaimer: Everyone’s astral experiences are different. While the astralling community may agree for the most part on the following things, you may still experience and believe different things. And that’s okay! ;D *musical flourish*
Your astral body can be wildly different from your physical body:
- Sexual and romantic tastes can differ between astral and physical.
- Gender and sex can differ between astral and physical.
- Shapeshifting is possible with the astral body.
- Even throughout different lives and forms, your being has a core that remains unchanged. This could be known as a “soul”.
There are different kinds of astral bodies/astral experiences:
- Some astralling is not permanent; you make a body to astral temporarily and it vanishes/dissolves when you’re done.
- Some astralling is semi-permanent; you have an astral self that’s “stored” in your physical body.
- Then there’s physical semi-permanent where, on physical realms, you form a physical body but it’s only active when you use it.
- Then there’s permanent-permanent when you’re “tuning into” another body/consciousness with its own life that does its own thing even when not in use.
Your astral body and physical body can influence each other:
- Injury/sickness in astral can affect physical. For example, many people who have been in astral fights wake up the next morning with pains where they were hurt in battle.
- Injury/sickness in the physical can affect the astral, but not as much as the reverse (as limbs can be regrown, the body is very “fluid”, etc.). For example, if you are sick in the physical, parasites may show up in your astral body, it may be harder for you to connect to your astral body, your astral vision may become blurry, etc.
- You can get used to being one way in astral and then feel “off” when returning to the physical. You can have wings in the astral and then feel like you’re missing something when you return to your physical body.
- If the astral body is killed or destroyed, it can regenerate using the physical body’s energy.
Your astral body can change depending on where you are:
- You can remember some things better in the astral (past lives, astral experiences) than in the physical. They may be weakened, lost, or harder to recall when returning to the physical.
- This is applicable to specific realms as well. If you have a fae-touched soul, for example, you may recall past lives while travelling to fae realms.
- You may also experience shifts in your astral form depending on location. Some fae-touched people’s forms change when they are in their fae homeworlds.
- Different astral realms differ in their effects on one’s astral body. Some things may be possible in one realm but not another. This can also be tied to one’s energetic makeup. For example, someone with angelic energies might have a hard time shapeshifting when in Hell.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the information!~