The practice of astrology is almost as old as humanity itself. Since time immemorial, every major culture has developed a unique and sophisticated system of astrology which reflects a meaningful relationship between ourselves and the wider cosmos in which we live. The form of astrology that we in the Western world are familiar with has been evolving for at least 6000 years.
Often, the places within ourselves where we keep the deepest dread, or biggest fears, can become the gateways to our greatest strengths and achievements. Once we understand the life lessons that are carried within each experience, we gain a better sense of self.
This is a great irony, but I think anyone who has faced and conquered a big fear in their life will tell you that learning to overcome that issue became one of the best things they have ever done.
Astrology can help us to understand what these underlying lessons are about, and will show connections between the different points in our lives when we may have faced similar challenges, and how we handled it.