What is Astrology?
Astrology is the most progressive and clarified method of self-revelation and universe-expounding that the Source of All has given humanity—and Astrology is in a form even a scientist can grasp.
Astrology In You by Khier P Starchylde
Does anybody know what Astrology is and does for you? I don’t think so.
Some get that it changes your life. Just this week when I had another Taurus in my face about another wrangle, I went to my chart to address this energy force in my life. Voila! Taurus is the 12th House of my volatile Gemini Moon which gets emotionally charged in my communication. The 12th H energies for me here raise up hidden unconscious trouble in myself about not letting go (Taurus) of challenging, confrontive ideas (Taurus & Gemini Moon blended). I instantly got to take responsibility for the Taurean patterns in a concrete way. This showed me that the problem wasn’t the slow-on-the-uptake Taurean confrontations, but my denial of my Taurean response to argument. Big stuff for my Ego to get. Life changing!
Some people (who imagine they know what Astrology is) get Astrology’s ability to follow the actualization/fulfillment of the necessary energies in your life. Way important! And it does this with timing! Everyone knows that only Astrology can mark off when events occur past, present, future within a range or even to the day.
Others get Astrology’s power to reveal how the energies of two people interact, showing what the nature of the relationship will be as it unfolds. Quite significant to know when wanting to improve or fix the dynamics-to learn how to heal the emotional and psychological exchanges.
I’m excited about another viewpoint of Astrology–the spiritual offerings which range from profiling what your Spiritual profile could look like with your attention, to where you might place that Spiritual attention and intention, to how you might actualize your spiritual energies in your life. This also includes the higher octaves, e.g., the energies of Moon’s emotion upleveled to Venus’s feelings and mundane love, then upleveled to Asteroids like Ceres nurture, then to Neptune’s spiritual Love.
A very few people think that the new Astrology is about the colossal new energies of some of the 15,000 Asteroids that have been recently discovered and named. The specific definitions of events, profiles, and answers to life’s questions is profound when the Asteroids are placed on the chart. What a wealth of info and direction!
A wise amount of people for over 5,000 years have approached Astrology for guidance in any area of their lives, using it like an oracle or psychic. Smart move, because the maps are so clear and helpful. You can even keep asking the same question and go more deeply into your unconscious for the richer answer! I in fact use tools like Astrology dice and Astro-cards to indicate answers for most sorts of well phrase questions. This branch of Astrology is called Horary, and some people only use it for the purpose of getting such information.
A great many Western persons think Astrology is to consult for their profiles. “Oh, I know my signs,” these people say; “I’ve had my chart done.” Not really. These persons think Astrology is a pulling of a tooth that now all over. “Been there. Done that.” This was a good start, but if you are serious about guiding yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, you need to keep up your pursuit with a good Astrologer. Or learn some important basics to also watch your own potential and development.
Since the impact of Dane Rudhyar and Liz Greene, most Astrologers attempt to approach Astrology psychologically, rather than predicting dire or great events in your future. Astrology’s ability to define a person’s profile lends it well to recognizing emotions and thoughts on behavior. Liz Greene specified this to the other phenomenal influence on the skill, the great psychologist Carl Jung, who applied Depth Psychology and brought in the Archetype concept to the planetary energies. Some practitioners don’t even know there are other ways to view the Astrological model.
Quite different from Jungian Astrology is Evolutionary Astrology generated by Jeffrey Wolf Green which emphasizes Pluto, the Nodes, Soul purpose, and Sex to determine how you’re moving on your Spiritual Path. One sticky part of this is ascertaining which of the three stages you are in on your Spiritual trek, as judged by the Astrologer. Hmmm, I keep that to myself, thank you very much. Quite a can of worms. However, many Evolutionary Astrologers don’t much countenance the other approaches which are viewed as trivial.
Amusingly, some materially oriented critics see all of Astrology as hocus-pocus, thinking that all experience comes from chemicals in the brain, or that only what you see is what you get (no Inner Planes). Others imagine that some celestial body tens of thousands of miles or light years away can’t affect us, not knowing that Jupiter, for example, has more gravitational impact on us than a person 3 feet away! These people don’t have any real experience with Astrology, and/or they are rather young on the spiritual path. I don’t pay any attention.
A major approach is Medical. Some people see and use Astrology only for health and remedies. Tomes written on the subject.
‘Course you always have to deal with the ADA and AMA games and stupidities, but the capacity to work with a good healer is huge. One beauty is of course timing-seeing when the illness or issue started, peaks, and may pass! Healers and healing are strongly shown in charts.
Many Astrologers and hopeful clients come to Astrology as a tool for finding a Vocation, or maybe a direction in life-often called in the East your Dharma (your path to Enlightenment). Where should you put your next footstep? And why should you choose that one? Astrology is famous for help of this kind. With Midheaven for career, 2nd House for income, 6th House for work and service, and Asteroids like Industria (yes), we’re well endowed with support and insight.
Probably I’m the only one who thinks of this as an approach or what Astrology is about: Actually, growing from a Spiritual tack, Astrology is the identification and exposing of the Ego so that Spiritual steps may be taken to puncture it, or build it up for the task of transmutation to higher Chakra energies. I like this one, but it’s hard. No one wants to hear that her or his fond egoistic styles or pursuits or blamings are strictly bogus constructs the Ego uses to self-inflate. Sigh.
Then there’s the viewpoint (usually New Age) that Astrology is outdated, doesn’t keep up with some Channels or visionary experiences. To me, that’s like saying gravity is outdated. Try jumping of a bridge. The fact is that since we’re constituted of the same energies as the Planets and Stars, all our “updates” are included in the total energies.
An old view of Astrology is that those Astrologers who don’t use the “precession of the Equinoxes” are not in reality. These people conform to the scientific fact of the Earth’s wobble and place the Sun nearly 30 degrees behind the tropical Astrologers. This would sound persuasive-if you did NOT know how Astrology works. Astrology is more a mapping of human consciousness than it is of the spatial heavens. The Greeks took the wildly careen constellations and built a nice tidy Zodiac where a Sign (only corresponding to the constellation) was boxed up neatly in 30-degrees. thus we’re into what Astrology really is . . .symbolic! We find the accurate progressed Moon moving a symbolic year for each actual day in the ephemeris (the astronomical listing of daily movements of celestial bodies). Shouldn’t show or mean a thing. But it does! And it has for at least 5,000 years, quite accurately. BTW, that’s why I’m not a “Cusp” Astrologer. If your birth-time is correct, your Sun is either in one Sign or the following one.
Mustn’t forget Mundane Astrology. Tons of Astrologers see Astrology’s sole purpose that of dealing with the effects of the energies upon the world in general-politics, countries, rise and fall of Presidents, war, and the like. Don’t come to me for that. I just found out Oregon’s US Senator in my state of Oregon was defeated. I don’t even have TV. Yet it’s a good pursuit, one that Astrology was only used for back in the days of Babylonia.
I could go on like this for hours . . . but we still wouldn’t see the Big Picture of what Astrology is; we’d only see through a keyhole, through a glass darkly-because Astrology is like all the bodies of space, their gravitations, and electromagnetic influences. Shucks, we don’t even know what matter is, or fire, or the 4 Forces are. That’s Astrology’s job-to offer some links to the Beyond and to ourselves-the Macrocosm and the microcosm, which is you and I at this point of our realizations.
Does anybody know what Astrology is and does for you? Not really. It’s too big. I’ve been a professional studying it for 33 years, and it grows bigger to my mind every day; I doubt I’ll ever catch up.