If astrology works, and I’ve found it does (!), why change it? There is a saying about not fixing something if it isn’t broken. Astrology has been around for thousands of years and endures in its usefulness. It evolves, of course it does, as we gather more information and expand our knowledge but the system of astrology stands up on it’s own.
From the drawings painted on cave walls, to records kept on papyrus, notes in books and journals, privately printed manuscripts, square charts used in medieval times through to our charts we draw up today with all of the benefits of seeing more planets than before and even, if we decide to use it, computer calculations – all of that has given astrology continued evolution. A vast system with sound and tested information of use for each of us when we look – astrology works.
What is astrology?
An astrological chart is a map of the stars at a given moment and is unique. Each birth chart is unique. Already the planets have moved on since you began reading this article and have formed different patterns with each other throughout!
The birth chart shows how planetary/ zodiac energy is expressed. This is where we unveil the soul pathway, gifts & talents, how your star can shine and how we see that astrology works.
And the magical and exciting part comes when we apply the stars of now to your birth chart. What is unfolding? When will you begin to write that book and see it published? Will you travel or move house? How to make the best pathway through that Saturn return (if you know about that particular return already then please tell me you’re working through, and towards, the pot of gold that is afterwards!)
Using the energies of the stars and the Moon is as well known to each of us as … well … the Sun and the Moon! But I see a lot of blended subjects doing the rounds which often only serve to confuse. Have you seen them? Astrology added with other systems giving just the answer you wanted to hear! There are many different branches of astrology and all of them aimed at helping us understand our own soul pathway and character here on this planet and in this lifetime. So why add other disciplines in and change astrology at its essence into whole new system when it is proven over millennia that astrology works?
Astrology in successful use for thousands of years
Why would people take such great notice of the celestial map if it wasn’t useful to them? And then go further and record the movements of the planets and stars? The cycles of the Sun and the Moon govern the agricultural year – essential for growing crops naturally.
But maybe there are more reasons … money … fame … relationships … politics … and if astrology works …
Astrology has always been considered an art and a craft with a never ending unfolding of patterns of energy to be read and interpreted. And we know that the stars were watched as far back as the Ancient Egyptians. Indeed cave art has been uncovered depicting the Sun and Moon.
Kings and Queens have used the stars to choose battle days and coronation times. It is well documented that Queen Elizabeth 1st asked her advisor, John Dee, for appropriate planetary information when making decisions and it is believed he was instrumental in the eventual date for her coronation.
Every moment the stars and the planets are making different patterns of energy available to us here on planet earth. The magic is that we get to choose which energies we want to use and how we use it. And, by watching the stars, we too can begin to make great decisions for ourselves. Take the time to watch the Moon. Find out how both the Sun and the Moon offer you choices of influences that are useful.
Astrology as a huge system in its own right
It is a huge system with very many different branches giving detailed information for say: politics; relationships; visibility and so much more.
Consider the size of the Universe. And the way that we are all moving through space and time glued onto our blue planet by gravity. At every moment we are bombarded with energies from the Sun, Moon and planets.
The Moon affects gravity and the tides. Our bodies are approximately 50% water. It isn’t a great leap of logic to join the dots that the phases of the Moon affect us too. And then maybe and perhaps other planets do?!
Our Universe is vast and there are so many unanswered questions however we do know that the Sun and Moon are basic building blocks of life and give us heat, daylight, gravity, water tables and our calendars.
You want to know why there is a sudden (or maybe not so sudden as you began this a year ago) urge to travel and visit somewhere new. A step away from a relationship or a job is going to lead you to making new paths for yourself and yet you’re unsure what doors are opening in the best of ways for you. One question I’m asked probably more than others (and I have now read the charts of hundreds of people) is “what is my purpose”.
And yes. A system that has been around for thousands of years and works with the vastness of a, largely unknown by us, Universe has answers for us. Astrology works with the relationship of your moment of birth with the stars and the planets of now and future. It unveils secrets of your soul purpose and gives you opportunities to walk forwards with confidence.
Astrology as a stand-alone system
As soon as something else is added in everything gets diluted. I see a lot of blended subjects doing the rounds which really only serve to confuse. Have you seen them? Astrology added with other systems giving quick fix answers?
I have studied tarot, mythology, cabala, meditation, earth energies and attuned to Reiki/Seichem master. Everything with a rich and deep history and knowledge and which feeds into every single astrological consultation that I offer. Layers of understanding of esoteric knowledge.
However none are blended together into a new system. I will offer mandala work around a planetary symbol. Or perhaps a meditation on a planet. The primary focus is always astrology and how we can best use the star energy here on earth.
Adding two modalities together to make a third system will water down the focus. It has to. Use astrology to uncover your lessons here on Earth or to plan for a big move or even to understand your relationships. And then use a different system (if you’re so inclined!) for a different perspective. Be careful and wary though of adding two systems together to make a third unless you are sure that there will be the depth there you require for your purpose.
I don’t cherry pick …
I will never pick out the best aspects, transits, parts of your chart … well I probably will if they truly are the best for you moving forwards! But I will never leave important information out of a consultation because it doesn’t have a trendy name or it may take a long while to work with.
I believe in the practical use of planetary energies. And for that to happen we need information. That is my role. To give information to the best of my ability so that you have best choices. And those best choices may well involve time needed.
How do you value money? Are you a behind the scenes advocate for a political cause? Maybe you want to know when to step out on that stage and let your own star shine??
My clients have proven time and again that using their charts, and watching when planets return to the same place as at their birth, so the spiral of life unfolds. Consciousness evolves and real growth occurs. Doors open. Significant people are met with. Time for your star to shine out on the stage? Or time to be in retreat and allow the muse to gently whisper lines for your next novel.
A good astrologer won’t pick out what they think you want to hear. They will answer your questions in the best of ways and offer you choices to make. You have free choice and free will and astrology works because it offers you those choices.
Let me know if you want to hear more or to ask questions.
As always, with love from Alison x