We are all born with an infinite number of different qualities or energies within us. One of our most important tasks in life is to discover and develop as many of these energies as possible, so that we can be well-rounded, and experience the full range of our potential.-Shakti Gawain, Living in the Light
Astrology is an incredibly valuable tool that enriched my life in countless ways.
Most of us learn about astrology flipping through magazines and reading the forecast for our Sun sign. There are two types of people here, who become interested in astrology and who think that this is an overgeneralized pseudoscience that has absolutely no value.
I have to admit that I started out as the second type.
I used to think that I considered astrology to be one of the most stupid things in the world until I got very lost in life. I came to a phase where all I knew to be right turned out to be wrong and went through some very painful experiences. I completely lost my identity and had to go back to square one.
During this time, I became curious about who I am and what is my purpose in life. I have always been interested in psychology and human behavior. I enjoy learning about these topics as much as I can, and once as I was surfing the internet, I stumbled upon the site of an astrologer. For the first time, I met real astrology.
I was amazed when I figured out that the stars do offer guidance, just not on the pages of tabloids. There is much more going on under the surface. If you are going through a hard time, I highly recommend that you start studying astrology. It restored my faith that everything happens for a reason.
How Exactly Can Astrology Help You?
It’s rude to answer a question with another question, but did you know that you have all areas of your life described in your natal chart? This means that you can see why some of them aren’t turning out as you want it.
Astrology Empowers You to Be in Complete Control of Your Life
Do you know that feeling when you know that you repeat the same wrong actions over and over but can’t figure out how to stop? Astrology can be very helpful here. As the famous Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung said,
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
The parts of yourself you aren’t aware of often cause problems and attract certain people or situations. Astrology can bring these unconscious parts of your personality into light and thus help you eliminate them.
If you take a look at your natal chart, you will find some information on the background of your problems.
For example, if you have problems concentrating, you might have a Mercury Uranus quincunx in your natal chart. This aspect tells us that you are a brilliant person but you need to make adjustments to reach the state of deep focus. If you make efforts to eliminate this problem, you can achieve your goals much more easily.
An aspect between Mercury and Saturn might explain why you experience hardships expressing yourself. You get the idea.
Discovering the hidden aspects of your personality is often helpful alone. This is similar to going to therapy to find the reason why you behave in a certain way. Astrology explains your patterns of behavior.
On the other hand, the natal chart also shows you where your talents lie. It helps you make the most of your innate abilities and gives hints in which way you should go in life. All the planets are cheering for you to realize your dreams and be happy.
The self-knowledge astrology provides is a very powerful asset in life. It gives you complete control over you life, astrology helps you help yourself.
Understand the People Around You Better
It can be frustrating when someone reacts in a way that we find too ____. A Cancer Moon can’t understand how a Gemini Moon can move on so quickly over something that happened only three years ago. On the other hand, the Gemini Moon will never get it why you have to hold on to things for so long.
Both approaches are fine. They are just different. Astrology gives a deeper insight into the human psyche.
Astrology can be useful when dealing with your significant other, kids or coworkers (or literally anyone you meet). We are all unique combinations of different planetary energies. A person with Venus in Virgo doesn’t need the same kind of love as someone else with Venus is Sagittarius. Knowing that someone is a Virgo Sun can often explain why they worry a lot.
Most often, the people around you don’t act in a way you don’t approve of to annoy you. They come from a different place and have different coping mechanisms.
We have to accept that not everybody perceives the world in a way we do. Understanding this can improve relationships significantly. (Of course, if someone’s behavior hurts you, don’t stay in a toxic relationship, if you don’t have to.) Once I realized that it’s not personal, the other person just has different planetary components than me, I couldn’t be angry with them anymore. It helped me communicate more calmly and with empathy.
If You Need Guidance, You Can Always Count on Astrology
When you have to make a big decision, it can be overwhelming. Things we thought would be right turn out wrong and vice versa. If you want to know the answer to a specific question, luckily there is a branch of astrology called horary astrology.
Horary astrology casts a chart for the moment the question was received. The Moon and its aspects are the most important in the chart. It’s an exciting part of astrology.
There is another way astrology can help you decide. If you are planning a significant event but you are stuck between more options for the date, electional astrology can help you out. It is often used for deciding on the date for a wedding or when to begin a new business venture, for example. Here, you are looking for a period of time that would be the most beneficial for the getting the desired outcome.
So, now you know more about why it is so valuable to learn astrology. It’s not an easy process, but for sure an exciting one!