Our Viewpoint of Astrology

What is Astrology?

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Astrology is a discipline and study of the planets and stars in time and a tool that can help individuals who seek meaning in the experiences of their life. Through consultation, learning, discussion, and study, astrology is a way to grow in self-knowledge, expanded understanding of life, and managing what you want to achieve and enjoy.

What the Astrologer does

An astrologer is a skilled translator of an ancient language. A horoscope weaves a tapestry reflecting our essential nature and gives us the opportunity to be fully engaged in our life, growth, and visions future.

There is much written about astrology. It is both a mathematical and a symbolic psychological view that combines the placement of planets with the location, date, and time of your birth. Essentially, an astrological horoscope places you or some other event at the center of your universe as you experience it.

There are many astrological paths that allow us to view ourselves through a different ‘lens’, which allows us to make choices. A personal Astrology consultation can be whatever you need it to be. It is your opportunity to work with a professional who can assist and support you so that you:

  • Understand your personality, attitudes, and areas of your life in which you want clarity or listen to a different perspective.
  • Gain personal insight in a dialogue with your astrologer.
  • Know that your relationship with the astrologer is confidential where honesty and trust can be developed.
  • Develop an understanding of the current and near-future cycles so you are advised of their possible outcomes in your life.
  • Are assisted in navigating a crisis and planning your action to resolve the crisis.

Where did Astrology come from?

Astrology is a language drawn from mythologies in each culture. This is shown by the names given to the celestial bodies. The original stargazers created calendars to observe and track the movements of the Sun, Moon, and Planets they so clearly saw in the sky through the natural seasons on Earth. These calendars were used to guide the cyclic activities of life dating back to antiquity. The heavenly bodies and their relationships in the sky were seen as pictures and stories of the spiritual entities of each culture’s mythology or religion. These narratives of the celestial lives in the sky were used to understand correspondence and synchronicity with life on earth and managing plans, such as in planting crops, getting married, beginning a project, building a temple, or going to war, etc.

From antiquity, Astrology was seen as both a celestial weather forecast and a collective chronicle of and forecast device to explain human behaviors. Configurations in the sky were used by Astrologers to forecast auspicious timings for making plans for accomplishment or warnings of obstacles. In history, Astrology was often used by rulers and eventually also by individuals in farming, healing, and affairs of commerce. After the invention of the printing press, calendars developed into popular Almanacs for anyone to use in navigating the seasons of their lives. People seeing their stories represented in the stars gave a living, moving narration incorporating mythology as well as the ideas of teachers, healers, priests, and philosophers. One of the greatest of these said, “Know thyself.”