What is astrology?
Astrology is one of the most ancient arts and sciences. Used by kings, queens and rulers from earliest history until the modern age, it was a core subject at universities, foundational in the education of the rich and elite. “We three kings of orient are…” the three rich rulers who studied the skies and followed the ‘star’ to Bethlehem were, indeed, astrologers who could foretell the birth of an important ruler or king.
Astrology is a means of understanding ourselves and the way the heavens influence us in our character, and the unfolding of life events.
The Universe is teeming with energy – from the measurable and visible (think electricity) to the unseen black or dark energy that makes up 95% of the Universe. These energies impact us in a myriad of ways….. Imagine being on a beach on a sunny summers day – you cannot see the suns energy, but you certainly feel its effects when you notice your sunburned body that night! 150 years ago, humanity could not have conceived that radio waves existed and could provide communication to humanity – they were invisible and unseen. And then came TV and the internet……what other mysteries is the Universe hiding that will transform our lives into the future?
Energy is alive, powerful and all around, and it is influencing us daily. For over 5000 years mankind has noted and recorded the impacts of planetary energy upon the earth and its inhabitants. Because of this rich foundation, we are able to know ourselves better and therefore, make wiser choices in our lives and feel empowered for the future.
What will astrology do for me?
Astrology is a combination of science and psychology, with some cartographic skill (map reading) thrown in! It will help you understand and expand yourself. It will give you confidence in who you are. It will give you courage, balance, affirmation and self-acceptance as you realize that every human has a unique and distinct astrological chart, providing humanity with the colorful rainbow of people we meet and interact with. We are all different and meant to be that way. Celebrate the wonderful and unique creation that you are!
To be human is to change, and Astrology will help make those changes and processes clearer.
What astrology is not….
Astrology is not about sun signs and the over generalized approach as seen in magazines and newspapers.
Astrology is not a religious belief system.
Astrology is not a fortune telling mechanism that removes people’s free will in their response to the circumstances of their lives.
The emphasis in Astrology is on YOU.
“The intensification of a person’s self-awareness: in astrology, that is all that matters” Steven Forrest