What is Astrology Part Two
Working with astrology blends different modes of human perception. It is as much an intuitive practice, or art, as it is an empirical exercise, or science. This combination of principles – an art and a science – is crucial for understanding how astrology is applied. Astrology best sheds light on the pattern and symbols that underscore life. Today, many Western astrologers look at astrology from a psychological point of view, to examine what motivates individuals, and why. Astrology can help us to learn more about ourselves, what motivates us and why. Through astrology, we can gain a greater awareness of our strengths and subsequent opportunities, as well as the weaknesses and challenges we face in life. Harnessing this knowledge can help us make the most of our full potential.
Contemporary astrologers often take the view that the birth chart is a map or blue-print of your individual potential. It shows where strengths lie, and what we can improve upon. Astrology can reveal the kind of work or career we are suited to, how we go about achieving the things that we want in the world, how comfortable or uncomfortable we are within ourselves, and how other people are likely to respond to us. It can reveal information about our relationships, finances, family life, children and life direction. It can tell us a lot about where we hold ourselves back in life, the things we do habitually that fail to get us what we want, and what we can do to change. While very few of us ever realize our full potential, with astrological awareness we can hone in on our skills, acknowledge our challenges, and ultimately come to lead more fulfilling lives.
After a very turbulent 2016, things will hopefully settle down. The major astrological alignments which have formed over the past few years have laid their foundations, and we are learning to live in a rapidly changing world. 2017 features no major planetary alignments which is interesting of itself.
Trump’s dominance of the 2016 Presidential campaign and subsequent victory can be seen in the chart for his campaign launch. Interestingly, this chart also implies a major turn around in public opinion that could drastically curb his ambitions…. What seems certain here is that despite Trump’s initial domination, the tables will turn. Challenging aspects to his own chart kick on from January 2017, and he will face a very turbulent 12 months.
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