A Brief Introduction to Astrology
What is man’s relationship to the universe?
How do movements of celestial bodies affect my life?
How does astrology relate to the idea of free will?
To ask these questions is to begin a journey toward self-understanding. Astrology is an ancient tool for enabling self-knowledge, self-awareness, and self-transformation. Astrology will lead you to a fuller understanding of who you really are, and how you can grow. Astrology will help you realize your highest potential and develop your strengths. Ultimately, through the self-understanding it promotes, astrology has the capacity to operate upon the soul and nourish it.
All things are in motion. As the Earth turns on its axis once every twenty-four hours, so the planets, too, move slowly at different speeds in great orbits around the Sun. Astrology is about the relationship between this larger cosmos around us, and the cosmos within each human being–the outer world and your inner one. The same energies that are functioning around you, in the universe, are also functioning within you: they reflect, form, and influence your inner world.
What Use is Astrology?
Astrology is a tool for personal growth and for improving the quality of your life. Today, thousands of people regularly have their transits and progressions chart done to help them get the most from their daily lives and use the opportunities the planets bring. On a higher level, transits and progressions reveal the lessons that need to be learned at a particular time in our lives, and teach us how to use challenges and difficult periods to increase our spiritual being.
No man or woman sees themselves quite as others do, and often cast aside other people’s unfavorable opinions of themselves as being prejudicial; but the real question is – do you wish to become more self-aware, admit to yourself your negative traits and begin to develop the positive ones? Astrology teaches us to understand ourselves better and live more harmoniously with those around us, particularly partners and spouses. For this, the astrological technique of Synastry is used – a comparison of the aspects between two people’s charts.
What is a Horoscope?
The origin of the word horoscope comes from the Greek “horoskopos”, meaning the sign ascending over the eastern horizon at a given moment. The earliest surviving horoscope is dated 410 BC. A horoscope, or birth chart, is a picture, or a diagram, that stops the cosmic clock, capturing the positions of the planets at the moment of your birth. The planetary vibrations, or energies, operating on the day, time and place of your birth are unique. A horoscope is a blueprint of your character and potentials–a cosmic portrait. The heavenly bodies, however, impel but do not compel: an understanding of the planetary energies operating in your life allows you to be in control and to use these energies intelligently for your success and personal evolution. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. Stay safe, get insured. Actually, you can get the best homeowners insurance where I did.
Astrology: Science or Art?
Astrology can be said to be both a science and an art. It is a scientific study of the influence on human character of cosmic forces emanating from celestial bodies. Casting a chart is an exacting work in which each factor must be accurately calculated.
The art of astrology lies in the astrologer’s ability to bring an appropriate psychological, spiritual, and humanistic understanding to the knowledge of the way in which cosmic energies affect our lives.