Astrology has the image of being mystic practice, something not accessible to everybody, but it is! So what is this practice of the planets, what is astrology really all about?
What is astrology?
The movements of planets and stars in the sky have inspired and fuelled the curiosity of many cultures in the past. They looked at the sky for guidance. Astrologers were asked by kings and queens to shine their light on current events and guide them into the best strategy. Astrology was a very serious science. People were inspired by the energies of planets and up until today it continues to do so.
In astrology we study the patterns and relationships of the planets. The effect it has on us in our natal chart, the synastry with others (also known as relationship astrology) and the effects on society.
Astrology is an incredible tool for self-discovery as it has the ability to show where your strengths lay but also where your sharp edges are. Life can feel like a string of events, unrelated to each other. Astrology can offer insight about reasons why things are happening. It might not make sense at first, but if you allow it to guide you into a deeper understanding of your own unconscious, it will assist you in your journey.
Astrology is not fortune telling. As an astrologer we can look into the near future (6 months up to 2 years) and see what the planets are doing and what kind of effect they might have on you. The most important thing to remember is free will. Just because Jupiter for instance has a strong influence on us doesn’t mean that we automatically choose to use that energy for the better. Therefore astrology can predict the energies that will be at play and what the effect on you might be and what you choose to do with the energies is totally up to you.
How can astrology help you?
The cosmic dance of the planets can reveal a lot about your personality; your tendencies, triggers, passions and challenges. The path to self-knowledge is to know yourself and to dive into your unconscious to uncover deeper layers.
In astrology we focus on 10 planets in total, including the Sun, the Moon and yes, Pluto is considered a planet in astrology! The influences of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are different on everybody. Outer, slow moving planets like Pluto, Neptune and Uranus, have an effect on whole generations, while the inner, fast moving planets like the sun, move around the zodiac in one year, and has more effect on you personally. The energies that will be at play on your chart and the aspects with other planets determines what your talents are or where your vulnerabilities are, which ultimately determine your destiny.
Yoga & Astrology
For me as a yoga teacher and astrologer, yoga and astrology are undeniably linked. Yoga is the path of self-discovery through asanas, meditation, breathing and cleansing exercises to ultimately reach the state of yoga, the state of complete oneness with yourself and the universe. To understand everything and at the same time to let go of everything.
Astrology is a path of self-discovery and understanding of the universe through the study of the planets and its relations and aspects.
Through the path of yoga you become more aware of your patterns from your unconscious to your consciousness. Astrology on the other hand works the opposite way, through a conscious afford you can change the unconscious patterns.
Are you curious what’s in your planets? And what the signs tell you about your habits and tendencies? Then a natal chart reading can offer a deeper understanding of your unconscious. To map out where your strengths and weaknesses lay so that you know what to look out for.
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