I recently reached to out to a good friend as we having been talking about emotions, life balance our place on the earth and all things above the clouds. Over the last year I have been connecting with myself and friends, and whilst it used be beer and football (this still happens just not as frequently) now I can talk to them about yoga, mindfulness and a bit of spirituality.
Now I reached out to my friend because of my curious nature he was dabbling in astrology and I was his guinea
pig. So we write this together to inform, inspire and introduce you to a new way of thinking (We hope)!
Astrology is really complex (more than I thought!), and this is just a general mechanical explanation. There is still so much I don't understand ...
The natal chart is a circular map of the celestial movements at the time of your birth, from the perspective of the Earth being at the center of the universe. The map is divided into 12 "houses" and 12 signs of the zodiac, each composed to 30 degrees. The numerical divisions are based on the Babylonian conception and observations of the movement of the sun, the earth's rotation, and the lunar cycle (aka the calendar):
Of the wheel, the left side is the Eastern Hemisphere, and therefore, the right side = Western Hemisphere, the top = Southern Hemisphere, and the bottom = Northern Hemisphere. The wheel shows, at the time of your birth, in which hemispheres the constellations were in the ecliptic of the sun, and thus depending on the time and date of your birth, the constellations and the wheel differs.
The symbols inside the wheel show the exact degrees the planets were in at the time of your birth, and the constellation they align with on the horizon. The red and blue lines connecting the planetary symbols together show when two or more planets form particular degrees, and these relationships are called "aspects".
Each house, each constellation, each planet, and each aspect have a variety of meanings, that are often parallels to each other, and the astrologer connects them together to read the chart as a whole, which is why it is so complex, and here is where the problems start:
There are 2 theories that I share with you now. The firstling that life is already pre determined our paths are mapped out and we are just sublimely following the stars as they appear in the sky.
The second theory is that we interpret horoscopes, messages ideals in a way that either has a positive or negative effect and our brain/heart will interpret them as they choose.
I sit on the fence, I believe in the journey but I also have come to believe that it’s down to the individual you are your own star and how you choose to interpret information is down to you. I won’t share my personal reading as this is for me to interpret but I will share that I believed it to be true at that/this moment in my life.
Whatever you believe. Do it with conviction, with a purpose, we are stronger than we think. I am stronger when I have my people around me, I reflect when I’m on my own, but I’m forever curious about my reason for being here, but I SHALL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT!!