Can astrology help you navigate life’s challenges, maximise your strengths and guide you through troubled waters or is it just a bunch of rubbish, written to amuse deluded hippies and lost souls?
It might surprise you to know that astrology is an ancient practice and science based upon principles established more than 2000 years ago. Throughout the centuries, its proponents have been some of our greatest philosophical and scientific minds, including Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates and Newton. Originally, astrologers used the planetary alignments to advise kings and queens on major issues, such as wars, plagues, famines and political alliances.
Nowadays, most people associate astrology with the popular star sign columns.
Naturally, one-twelfth of people don’t all share the same characteristics based on their Sun signs. But the Sun represents our basic character and how we shine in the world, so it’s a great place to start!
Whist these predictions can provide some comfort, support and general guidance, we are much more complex than just our Sun sign. Your personal birth chart is where the magic lies, as it includes your specific placements of the Sun, Moon and each planet in their specific signs, in addition to the mathematical relationship each makes to the other.
Using your time, date, year and location of birth, it’s possible to mathematically calculate your birth chart, capturing a precise moment in time, never again to be repeated. So, your birth chart is as unique, intricate and complex as your fingerprint because that moment has never occurred before and will never occur again. Ever!
One common myth that many people have about astrology is that the planets force our actions and that astrology is simply a fortune telling technique.The truth is, astrology is the cosmic interplay between humankind and the universe, each mirroring the other in a dance of synergy and symbiosis and if we can understand the choreography of the dance, we can then make the best possible decisions for ourselves. Free will and personal choice always trumps the stars. The choice is ultimately yours.
By Natasha Weber @astrotash