Secrets of Astrology

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Understanding the Ancient Art

Since the beginning, we humans have looked upon the stars in wonder, seeking guidance. We have wanted to understand the universe’s grand design and our place within it.

Astrology is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. It has been one of the enduring methods of connecting celestial events to human life.

This blog post will explore astrology’s origins, principles, and appeal in today’s modern society.

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

Carl Jung

A Brief History of Astrology

The history of astrology can be traced back to ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks. These early civilizations watched the movements of the celestial bodies across the sky. They noticed correlations between their positions and events on Earth. Over time, astrology evolved into a complex system of interpreting these connections to understand the human character, destiny, and the ebb and flow of life’s events.

Principles of Astrology

Astrology teaches that the positions and movements of the Sun, moon, and planets can correlate with events and human experiences.

It is divided into two primary branches: Western and Eastern (Vedic astrology).
Western astrology, the most popular form, is based on the tropical zodiac and divides the sky into twelve zodiac signs. Each sign represents certain personality traits and characteristics. When the Sun is in one of those signs on the day you are born, it coincides with the inherent personality traits you will express.

Vedic astrology, practiced predominantly in India, employs the sidereal zodiac and considers the fixed positions of stars. Vedic astrologers believe that the functions of planets at the time of an individual’s birth can influence their destiny and life events.

Astrological Charts and Readings

Astrologers use astrological charts, also known as birth charts or natal charts, to interpret the positions of celestial bodies based on calculations of the birth date, birth time and birth place.

These charts outline the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and other astrological points. The interpretation of these offers insights into an individual’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, and potential life paths.

Astrological readings are then conducted based on these birth charts.

The interpretations can vary as astrologers draw upon their expertise, personal philosophies and intuition to provide valuable insights and guidance to their clients.

Some may focus on daily horoscopes, while others delve deeper into life’s major events and transitions.

Critics and Skepticism

While astrology has amassed a devoted following, it also faces skepticism and criticism. Critics argue that the lack of empirical evidence discredits the validity of astrological claims.

Moreover, the Barnum effect, wherein general and vague statements are perceived as highly personal, might contribute to the perception of astrology’s accuracy.

Some believe Astrology lacks empirical evidence and relies on vague statements and subjective validation. Its deterministic outlook overlooks free will.

However, professional Astrologers have spent years studying the subject and have widespread experience working with clients, teaching and researching.

Astrology as a Tool for Self-Reflection

Regardless of the skepticism, astrology continues to intrigue and captivate individuals worldwide. Many find solace and comfort in its archetypal interpretations, using them as a tool for self-reflection and introspection. Astrology can make individuals think about their behaviour, relationships, and life choices. Ultimately, Astrology is a tool to support personal growth and self-awareness.

Conclusion

Astrology remains an ancient and enduring art that bridges the gap between the cosmos and humanity. Its impact on individuals varies widely, ranging from staunch belief to outright dismissal.
Astrology is a tool for exploring human nature, our quest for meaning, and understanding our connection to the universe.

Whether one turns to astrology for guidance or increased self-awareness, it inspires speculation and wonder. Astrology sparks conversations about our place in the grand tapestry of existence and our place in the universe. By embracing astrology with curiosity, we may appreciate astrology not solely for predicting the future but for its capacity to reveal profound truths about ourselves and our world.

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    My name is Patricia Sereno and I have been supporting clients internationally as a Professional Astrologer since 1986. Trained in London, England and certified by the Faculty of Astrological Studies, I learned from the best.
    My skills and knowledge can give meaning to both your current situation and what may lie ahead. You use that to decide how best to consciously navigate your challenges and prepare for new opportunities.