Here I will walk you through what Astrology is, what it is not, why I think it's a valuable tool, and how it can benefit personal growth and every day life. I will also explain my approach to the subject for my own life and helping others.
What is Astrology?
For centuries, humans have been looking to the skies for guidance! This is not a new concept! This wisdom seeking from the stars is one of the oldest sciences in the world! By definition: the study of the positions, cycles and aspects of the celestial bodies in the belief that they energetically may have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences, human affairs and characteristics. Literally means: “Science of the Stars”. Also considered:
The study and application of these influences on our lives and in the world.
A tool for Self-discovery, personal growth and evolution.
A way to consciously connect and co-create with Spirit and the Cosmos.
What is Astrology Not?
Astrology is not anything to be afraid of! It is not voodoo or witchcraft and it isn't evil in anyway. It can not hurt you. It also can not give you precise answers to questions or tell you what will happen in your life for good or bad.
To me, if you believe in God and that he created everything, including the Universe our planet resides in and we live on, and that everything is made up of energy that is always changing and moving, then it shouldn't be hard to believe in Astrology. Or at least consider it before making a judgement.
Why Use Astrology?
Astrology may not be able to provide all the answers to life's big questions but it can certainly offer major clues and pathways for discovering them for ourselves.
And Astrology can profoundly assist our continued efforts to grow, heal, improve and enjoy all the most significant relationships in our lives and find more of the love, fulfillment, security and success we seek.
Here are some of the ways I have come to discover that knowing astrology can benefit every day life. Astrology can help us:
Nurture, understand and accept our own unique, individual nature.
Nurture and build confidence, compassion, and love for self/other.
Nurture and understand our parents and upbringing.
Nurture and understand our children and parenting style.
Nurture and understand our husband, partners, extended family and friends.
Navigate our way through challenging experiences, life circumstances, divorces, losses or dysfunctional relationships.
Gain advance warnings of when life may become more stressful or difficult.
Gain insight into when tough times may ease up and more opportunity may come in.
Choose auspicious times and dates for important or special occasions; like starting a business, getting married or making a move.
Can give clues into our life's purpose, passions and possible career paths.
and much more!
My Approach to Astrology
It's also important to know that there are many different branches, styles and approaches to the practice and learning of Astrology. I practice Tropical Western Astrology, which is based on the 4 seasons, 12 months of the year and the passage of celestial bodies on the earth's ecliptic. So I work from the perspective of where you where born or currently stand on our planet.
And the approach I take is one based on the understanding of the Natal Astrology Chart for personal growth, with Astrological Forecasting to help with navigation of the many milestone and natural cycles of our personal growth based on the changing sky, and Relationship Astrology for better understanding others in our lives so we can build and better nurture our relationships.
This also includes elements of PsychologicalAstrology, which integrates the therapeutic discovery of psychological needs and motivations as well as Evolutionary Astrology, which can reveal the pathway of our Soul's growth through many lifetimes.
The Basics & Learning More
So much can be gained from understanding even the very basics of Astrology and your Natal Astrology! So if you are new to Astrology and want to get a rundown of the basics jump over there and check that out first. If you already know the basics but want to learn more you can jump over to the Reading & Resources page! And if you are ready for a personal one-on-one consultation to begin your personal journey with the cosmos, please contact me and let's work together!