Astrology As We
what discipline you may study, no matter what you hold
to be true, there are fundamental assumptions that
underlie any perspective that you have. A basic premise
of astrology is that life has meaning, and that the
planets, and their interrelationships, comprise a
universal language which convey the meaning of any
moment in time. A second supposition assumes that the
beginning of any event, whether it be the birth of an
individual, the inception of a business, or the start of
a romance contains within it a map or an image for how
that entity may unfold; the planets as well as other
celestial factors are the symbolic representations or
points of reference for that map or image.
accepts such assumptions, then astrology provides a
useful context to understand the many aspects of our
lives and the lives of others. We begin to recognize
many people share issues that may have seemed ours alone
where the difference is in style not substance.
moment of birth corresponds to a static picture or
snapshot of the planets and the heavens, which represent
the symbolic structure of the moment with its inherent
strengths and weaknesses. The movement of the planets
from the time of birth, however, creates a dynamic
interplay with this static picture, thus allowing for
predictions of significant times in the life of whatever
or whoever has a birthtime.
way to look at it is to imagine that the inception time
contains a blueprint for how that existence will unfold,
symbolized by the relative positions of celestial
bodies. If the plans are for a house, and the property
is zoned for residential use only, then the builders
will not raise an office building; also the size, shape,
and topography of the lot or parcel of land will help to
define what can and cannot be built.
the combinations of planetary configurations define a
set of predispositions that are unique to each
individual and describe the parameters of the life.
While blueprints are a set of guidelines for how to
build a house, within those guidelines there is much
latitude to make changes. Similarly, planetary positions
denote a certain structure but within that structure
many choices are made that can affect the outcome of a
there are certain important events in the manifestation
of the house plans; the pouring of the foundation, the
framing of the walls, and the hanging of the sheetrock
to name a few. An experienced builder can predict with
some accuracy when these events will occur.
Correspondingly, an individual, for example, will have
defining moments that an experienced astrologer can
predict with reasonable accuracy, by comparing the
static planetary positions (her birth chart) with the
dynamic ones (the positions of the planets as they
unfold over time).
vantage point, astrology is an advanced timing device.
In our culture we mark time based on the movement of the
Earth around the Sun which defines our year and the
Earth around its axis which defines the day. Astrology
employs the Sun, the Moon and eight planets as a set of
unique clocks with varying rates of speed. Due to this
variability in the motion of each clock or planet,
overlapping timings occur which can create many layers
of possibilities, making accurate forecasts a real art.
the slower moving planets have a stronger effect for
setting off events, and each planet means something
different from the others. When a moving, or transiting,
planet activates the static planetary positions of the
beginning point of a romance, for example, it will
signify not only the probable time of the event but also
the characteristics of the event. These characteristics
are determined from the two (or more) planets involved,
one as a point in the static picture and the other as
its activator by transit.
useful service astrologers, and our Site, can offer is
to predict with a high degree of accuracy the beginning
and ending points of major phases or periods in your
life. This can provide reassuring knowledge that
challenging or severe situations have a time limit.
Typically a person will deal with the present and
pressing issues more effectively knowing there is an end
in sight as well as being given ways to handle a
difficult phase of life.
summarize, astrology's basic presuppositions are that
life has meaning and that the start of existence for
anything contains a blueprint for how that existence
will unfold. If one accepts these principles, then
astrology offers a framework, based on a universal
language, to understand who we are. Not only is this
framework provided for understanding the predispositions
of every entity, but it also serves as a backdrop for
the movement of the planets in time to activate it. This
creates the opportunity to predict when important events
likely will occur and the general nature of those
astrology's symbols define the overall structure of an
entity, within those parameters there exist many
possible choices to shape its development. From this
perspective astrology maintains that we can exercise
freedom within boundaries; therefore, a life is neither
predetermined nor is it limitless.
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