I've been meaning to start this thread for a while now...
"As above, so below."
Over the past 6 months or so I've been called more and more to the study of astrology.
By no means am I an expert in this field and I've only really been dipping my toes into what seems like an impossibly deep rabbit hole.
However, astrology has been very helpful for me as a tool for understanding human values and motivations, and also to frame them in a more universal perspective. I am surprised at the quality and scope of insights that can be gleaned from this field of study. Very Yellow/Turquoise.
^ this book here is one of the most interesting and comprehensive books that I have read in a long time. I am specifically amazed at the potential for universal and metaphysical understanding that is possible to gain by studying the lens of astrology.
Since Astrology is an ancient Science, it is also mixed in with intuition and spirituality, which makes it a super powerful tool for...
- understanding people's motivations and desires
- understanding personality types with a system that appears to be equally if not more complex and accurate than Myers-Briggs (and requires NO SURVEY!?)
- understanding global trends (planetary positions affect collective consciousness)
- understanding and framing historical ages and predicting future ages
- understanding your own innermost desires and psychological tendencies
- understanding metaphysics, how the ego (Aries) moves through the all the zodiac signs and ends at Pisces (representing Oneness and dissolution)
- a useful language for understanding and communicating nuanced intuition-based insights that would otherwise be lost in translation (it's almost like how understanding Spiral Dynamics with sufficient depth produces insights that are incommunicable with those who have never studied the model)
- potential ability to predict the future (based on planetary movements and energies)
- past lives
- direction, purpose, personal destiny
- relationship dynamics
- and much more which I'm sure that I will discover in the future
Astrology has shown me some impossibly deep perspectives with which to understand the whole universe.
Of course, it is a conceptual framework with it's own limitations and blind spots.
However, I have friends whose mastery of Astrology has allowed them to consistently make accurate assessments of people and their life path.
Many people misunderstand astrology simply because they lack the conceptual framework and intuitive capacities to take full advantage of the Science. Also, many people can turn it into a dogma or a way to stereotype people.
Astrology is a deeeeeeeep field (much like Spiral Dynamics) that is only useful with sufficient depth of understanding.
Of course, the tool is even more useful when one can pull from other models like Myers-Briggs, Spiral Dynamics, and all of Actualized.org
START HERE (RESOURCES):
^ this is a detailed and robust interpretation of your personal natal chart. Many deep personal insights to be gained about yourself and others from this one powerful link. (Make sure you put in your accurate birth time and location)
Understanding Moon signs:
Understanding Ascendant Signs:
Awesome channel, her predictions are always very accurate because her understanding of astrology is very comprehensive. This video can give you a lot of insight when combined with the NATAL CHART that I linked above.
Closing remarks for skeptics:
Astrology has been given a bad name from the likes of stage Green men and women who only use Astrology for surface level understanding.
In truth, the study of Astrology is perhaps the oldest Science. It would be a mistake to dismiss this field without at least reading your Natal Chart. I'm sure that you will be pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of the information.
Of course, always allow your intuition to guide your study. If certain archetypes or readings do not resonate with you, then feel free to take them with a grain of salt.
I've been having a delightful amount of fun studying this topic. It is truly a wonderland for practising combining conceptual models with personal intuition.
I'm open to answering questions and discussing this topic. I am by no means an expert but I am at least a few steps ahead of the average person.
"A physician without an understanding of astrology has no right to call himself a physician."
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