Why Astrology?

Astrology is a pretty popular thing these days. This is good. And bad.

Good because its one way of seeing the bigger picture, realizing that there is something going on that involves us all and not any one particular preference, but rather the whole host of preferences. At least, that’s the way I see it.

Bad because the more popular it becomes, the more we seem to ‘dumb it down’…

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for simplicity. Getting right down to the nitty-gritty. I don’t have a lot of time for the over-intellectualizing of anything. If you think that something has to be complex to be worthwhile, you haven’t experienced that singular satisfaction that is had after a drink of cool, clean, fresh, unadulterated water. Got that sensation in your mind? Feel that cool flow of liquid over your tongue? There you go. Simple, yet satisfying.

But, there comes a time when you may have just crossed the line with ‘dumbing it down’.¬† And I guess, with all the stuff floating around based solely on what is called SUN SIGN ASTROLOGY, that line, in my opinion, has been crossed. Sun Sign Astrology is great as an introduction to a beautiful and complete system of self-analysis and spiritual insight–which is the whole body of astrological knowledge–but it does a severe dis-service to it if that is where you park your car. You got to keep moving down that highway of information to get the maximum return on investment. The investment? Your limited and precious time and energy. In this fast paced world of gotta do and have to be, every minute is worth its weight in gold, or whatever other form of tender you choose to use.

And it isn’t really all that difficult to get the bigger picture of how astrology works. Not everyone who studies astrology needs to be a working astrologer–(that’s what I am)–and really, why should you? Just like not everyone can be a lawyer (that may be a bad example) or teacher, or medic or firefighter or physicist or…well, I think you get the drift. However, anyone who wants to can acquire a solid working knowledge of the subject and in fact, it is wise to do so like when you need to go see a medic, a lawyer and so forth. Maybe you won’t actually plead your case, but it helps to at least have some familiarity with the ground rules. Yes? Well, I say yes…

So what I will do in the next few posts is to explore in a very simple and uncluttered way, what the building blocks of astrology are.

Getting to know some of this stuff REALLY enhances the life that you live. Its all about flow. Finding YOUR own flow. Its about synchronicity–that wonderfully magical phenomenon that sends shivers through you when it happens. Here’s a lovely thought–synchronicity happens all the time! We just have to take those blindfolds off our eyes to see it. Astrological knowledge helps in that area! Its about coming to terms with things. That’s a big one for those of us who came into this world filled with vinegar and angst–yes, that was me, for sure. Its about inner alignment and yes, its about that kind of pretentious thing called SOUL PURPOSE. But if we understand that soul purpose is merely that thing that makes you feel like you are doing something–(get ready)–

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sustaining exploratorynurturingcreativehealingco-operativemeaningfuladventuresomeusefulinspirational

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well then, that changes things. Soul purpose  does not have to be a big deal except TO YOU. And, for most of us, it only matters to us that we are keyed into what our soul wants.

So, there you go. If you have read this and gotten through to the 12 key words that I used to describe SOUL PURPOSE, you have just had your first short astrology lesson. Each word, in the order that I used them, is aligned to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac in sequential order starting with Aries. There are plenty more words that we will get to later on to describe the 12 signs of the Zodiac, but even just starting with the 12 that I chose to use, will give you insight into how the different energies work.

Until next time, STAR GAZERS…