Happy new moon chickadees!
I hope you can take a little extra quiet time to reflect and rest today. I’m thinking of starting up a new Kundalini meditation. I’ve fallen out of my regular evening practice and I’m longing for that structured meditative time again.
This particular new moon has some notable astrological significance, and like most full and new moons, it marks a shift in the energies we might be experiencing. I was checking up on my July horoscope yesterday and it got me thinking about the topic of astrology.
I have always loved astrology, psychics, tarot, runes, i ching, any sort of divination really – I think I have a little witch dormant in me (must be all the Lillith I have in my charts). I first had my astrological charts read when I was in 7th grade. It was eye-opening for me and I’ve been getting my astrology done every few years ever since.
Personally, the few astrologers I’ve worked with have all been spot-on and incredibly insightful. I used to take notes during my sessions and when I would return a year or so later and review my journals, I would be blown away by the accuracy of the readings. A few years ago in India, I had my Vedic astrology done as well and it was surprisingly quite in line with what my western astrologers have shared with me.
I don’t put any merit on basic newspaper/internet horoscopes, but a personalized astrology reading, when your whole chart is being assessed, not just your sun sign, can be very illuminating if you are working with a gifted astrologer. Astrology has been described to me as both a science and an art. It is a science regarding where the stars, asteroids, planets etc., are located and their angles and positions respective to one another, but it is an art to read into these astronomical events and understand how they will influence and direct certain energies and events in one’s life.
Any good astrologer will clearly state that astrology is not about prediction or predetermination. Your life is not set in stone, but it is influenced by the heavenly bodies just as the tides in harmony with the cycles of the moon.
Astrology acts as a guideline and can be a wonderful tool to help you make decisions and know how best to approach certain life choices and events. I feel like my readings always give me a new way to look at where I am in my life, the challenges I am facing and the opportunities ahead. My most recent reading left me feeling very inspired about my creative life and also more peaceful about certain familial relationships.
Do you believe in astrology? Have you ever had your charts read? Have your readings been correct, shocking, or totally off? Do you think it is all bogus or do you too believe in the stars?
Love and Blessings,