Astrology : A Brief Introduction
Astrology : A Brief Introduction
Astrology is a complex art and science which applies symbolic meaning to astronomical information as it existed over two thousand years ago when the practice of astrology was first documented in writing by ancient astronomers and astrologers.
In the coming weeks, we will be exploring different aspects of astrology. Today we will talk about the history, how it is determined and how we can use it to guide us.
Western astrologers use the ancient positions of the constellations and Sidereal (aka Vedic or Hindu) astrologers use current astronomical positions. The two systems are very different, but work equally well.
Astrologers begin by erecting a natal chart, or horoscope, based on the date, time, and place you were born. Today, most charts are done on a computer which makes them very accurate. But, they are only as accurate as the information you provide. Any reputable astrologer will advise you to obtain more accurate birth information or to have your chart rectified if you only know that you were born "around 5 p.m."
Astrologers interpret everything in your chart individually and then integrate it all for you into a picture of you and your life. Interpretations come in many forms: basic insight into your personality; examining specific trouble spots in your life; comparing and contrasting your chart with that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, etc.; looking at career options and financial indications; finding the best place to live; forecasting future opportunities; selecting the best time for a wedding, to start a business, etc.; spiritual growth; and, answering questions.
Most astrologers have a general practice which incorporates a variety of these services, and they may also have some areas in which they specialize such as relationships or careers.
The best way to use astrology is to learn to evaluate a problem on your own, to examine the choices you have to make in order to fix the problem, and then to consult your astrologer to see in which ways the possible solutions will work for you and when the best time is to make changes, take risks, be patient and wait, plan, etc. With all that information in hand, you will possess a powerful knowledge with which to solve your problems, change your life, and be the person you always wanted to be.
Using Astrology And Intuition To Help Guide Us
The term Intuition is used to refer to the ability to perceive things that are hidden to ordinary senses through means of extra-sensory perception. While the term astrology is defined as the study of the relationships between people and events on earth, and the cycles, movements of the planets and how they influence the lives of peoples. Intuition and astrology can help people to make decisions about love or career, and can steadily point people in the right direction on their life’s path.
Nowadays many people use astrology and intuition for guidance on personal matters as well as business. When you develop your intuition you start to tap into the spirit that accompanies us through our everyday life. Our senses will pick up smells and sounds, and we may even see things and we often put it down to logical reasoning. It is easy to explain away these things. Being open minded and listening to your natural intuition can help improve a person's life.
Becoming aware of your inner potential to connect with your highest self, and to know that you are at one with all around you. You are a spiritual being having a human experience; This is a natural part of life, be open and let astrology and your intuition guide you!