An Introduction to Astrology

Astrology is a complex art that uses science to apply symbolic meaning to astronomical information. The practice of astrology was first documented in writing by ancient astronomers and astrologers over two thousand years ago.

Different cultures use different astrological methods. For example, western astrologers use the ancient positions of the constellations while Sidereal (aka Vedic or Hindu) astrologers use current astronomical positions. Although the two systems are very different, they work equally well.

The first step in astrology is creating a natal chart or a horoscope. This natal chart is based on your date of birth, the time of birth, and the place you were born at. By using advanced computer software, the calculations of the position of the stars at the date and time of birth, an astrologer is able to get an accurate view of the sun, moon, and planets alignment and create your personal natal chart. In astrology, you interpret everything in your natal chart individually and then integrate it all for a complete picture of you and your life. You can use astrological interpretations in many forms, for example:

  • Basic insight into your personality

  • Examining specific trouble spots in your life

  • Comparing and contrasting your chart with that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.

  • Looking at career options and financial indications

  • Finding the best place to live

  • Forecasting future opportunities

  • Selecting the best time for a wedding, to start a business, etc.

  • Spiritual growth

  • Answering questions

The best way to use astrology is to learn to evaluate a problem on your own, examine the choices you have to make in order to fix the problem, and then consult your astrological chart to see in which ways the possible solutions will work for you and when the best time is to make changes, take risks, be patient and wait, plan, etc. With all that information in hand, you will possess a powerful knowledge with which to solve your problems, change your life, and be the person you always wanted to be.

In future blogs, we will dive deeper into the art of astrology and how you can combine it with other systems such as numerology, tarot, and shamanic practices.



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