What is Astrology, you ask?
If life is the school of the soul, Astrology is the guidance counselor. It can advise you on how to work with the teachers (planets) and courses (the cycles and relationships between them and the stars) to your advantage.
The Astrologer can let you know what’s available, what’s required of you, and your best route to achieving the goals you want to pursue. Astrology studies cycles of time, as marked off by changes in the celestial sphere, and how these distinct vibrational patterns unfold in our personal lives or in the world at large.
What’s important to know about astrology is that it’s not all about personality sketches and predictions; it can be used to improve the quality of your life. It can offer the kind of advice that helps you learn how to work with each and every facet of your experience, so that your soul’s light is not impeded by everyday worries and concerns.
One of my Vedic Astrology teachers told me that “Astrology was created by the Rishis (ancient sages) to compensate for humanity’s lack of divine vision in the dark age of the Kali Yuga – it really helps to open up the possibilities of everyday life!” Those of us who are lucky enough to have found good astrological advice know this to be true.
Your Life’s Purpose
Everyone is curious about their life’s purpose, hidden opportunities or talents, the whys and wherefores of the challenges they face and the possibilities for success that may elude them. Astrologers, by knowing the moment of birth, cast a diagram that gives them information about the various planets and stars, and the periods of time during which their promises unfold.
This information can be analyzed to determine all sorts of events, changes and challenges on both psychological and physical levels. Astrology, in the hands of a competent professional, is capable of a deep and through study of your temperament, character, and the various changes in your energetic make-up that define the quality of your interaction with your world.
Your Interaction With The World
The Astrological tradition is loaded with information about how to fulfill our goals, whether they are concerned with prosperity, health, relationships, or other facets of life. But let’s face facts here – for every lottery winner, there are thousands suffering in some way, and the same planets are active in every individual’s chart – all are capable of manifesting blessing or bane.
Every planetary position and combination, including those that have recently passed and those that are yet to come, can signify many possible results. By looking at these various combinations and comparing them to your chart, a skilled astrologer can suggest ways for you to “ground out” or “discharge” the negative aspects of the planets, and therefore allow the positive ones to bring the gifts of love, happiness and abundance into your life. In other words, you can’t enjoy your castle if you’re busy defending its walls.
The Branches of Astrology
There are branches of Astrology that specialize in different departments of life; medical astrologers work with wellness, locational astrologers specialize in travel and changes of residence, business and financial astrologers cover everything from personnel decisions to investment strategies. Synastry or relationship astrology can help you with all sorts of relationships, whether they are professional or personal. Horary astrologers can answer direct questions on almost any subject of importance, and most of them also practice Electional Astrology; the art of finding the right time to take action in order to have the best results. Of course, most general practitioners, as in medicine, have some of each of these branches of the art under their belts, and can help you in your quest to take over the helm of your ship of life.
One of the most popular readings requested by clients of astrologers is the Solar Return, which outlines the year between one birthday and the next. It’s a study of coming opportunities and challenges, and some practitioners of this method recommend various things you can do (astrological birthday travel, special activities, etc.) so that you can have a much better year than you would otherwise.
In Conclusion of The Stars
In other words, Astrology is a well-tested support system for your spiritual and material striving. It can help you bring out and express all aspects of yourself, so that you can experience the fullness of your being. Through its use, you can learn more about yourself and others. But remember, it only provides useful guidance; intuition, creativity, effort and courage lead you to success – not the stars.
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