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Soul Series – Soul of Astrology

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“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.” – Dane Rudhyar

 

 

I got into Astrology at the age of nine, when my Dad bought me an introductory book.

I devoured it within an hour and was amazed at how familiar and comfortable the subject seemed to me.

I was intrigued by the idea that the movement of celestial bodies somehow influenced my earthly life, gave me a better understanding of myself, AND could predict events on a personal level?

Even for a precocious, pre teen, this was a “Wow!” moment.

By fourteen, I could cast birth charts longhand (No astrology software, then!), and give accurate, detailed character explanations to enthralled family and friends.

Throughout my late teens/early twenties, I recall late night “deep and meaningfuls” on tour buses/in motels about divination and the FUTURE.

It was great watching astonished faces, as I rapidly calculated birth charts, and explained the symbolism of archaic glyphs to modern ears.

With hindsight, I realise that people around me thought Astrology, like Tarot was a medieval leftover that had the power to mystify, influence, or even reveal their darkest secrets!

Astrology is actually a predictive system that pre-dates the 18th century, empirical idea, that one should only believe what could be proven, in a logical, practical way.

Like other astrological forms (Chinese, Hindu (Vedic), and Maya), Western Astrology worked on a scholarly premise with it’s own set of structured rules.

It was often studied in conjunction with other scientific branches, such as astronomy, alchemy, and medicine.

“Superstition is to religion, what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother” – Voltaire.

This quote from the highly esteemed, French, writer philosopher, playwright, and historian, François- Marie Arouet Voltaire, perfectly reflects the way that the old sciences were dismissed and decried in the 18th century.

These arcane methods had to make way for experiments that could be proved, and were irrefutable.

Prior to the 18th century, Astrology was an accepted form of divining the future in the highest echelons.

It was used by both Royalty and the Catholic Church as a consultation tool when making momentous decisions.

After the flowering of the so called “Age of Reason”, when a new “prove it!” logic appeared in Western Europe, Astrology lost favour.

This was because divination could not be verified by the new scientific rules.

As a result, we now have a debased version of an ancient, venerable art which originally made abstract ideas tangible for largely, illiterate populations.

Astrology as well as other “alternative” studies/ therapies is classified as pseudo science, because it cannot be measured by restricted parameters.

The fact that results from astrological predictions can only be described in a subjective way means that there is no tangible means to quantify results, objectively.

 

The Soul or essence of Astrology is it’s ability to maintain/refresh an old divination technique, that observes and predicts future, likely outcomes.

Astrology is general enough to entertain people who have a superficial interest in whether they are a Pisces? Or a Leo?

However if you look deeper, you will discover that Astrology is a complex subject, which uses mathematical, intuitive, and psychological attributes to create an accurate, character description/forecasting method.

This ancient art should not be dismissed as a fairground attraction.

Rather, with patience and an open mind you can learn about your potential, conscious/sub conscious tendencies, and what your astrological portrait really means?

 

“The signs of the zodiac are karmic patterns; the planets are the looms; the will is the weaver.” Author – Unknown

 

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Peace and Blessings

Claudia

 

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