Astrology is the science of finding the connection between those of us on the Earth and the Cosmos. It follows the patterns of movement by the planets and stars and assigns meanings to them that relate to human motivation and consciousness. Astrology is not a simple meaning like what you read in the horoscope section of the newspaper. A true astrological report takes into account not only the Sun sign (what you get in the paper) but the placements of all the planets of our solar system and sometimes other celestial bodies as well in relation to your birth time. When all these meanings are compiled, it becomes a very complex and detailed description of a personal profile.

Why is astrology so often viewed with idle curiosity (or even scepticism), yet almost everyone can tell you his/her own zodiac sign? Perhaps it’s because there is merit to astrology. Perhaps there is truth in the language of the stars, and deep inside, everyone acknowledges that truth. Astrology has been around for as long as humankind has observed the activities of the skies. To liken the movement of the planets and stars to our own human lives is a brilliant concept. Indeed, scientists confirm that the heavens are a macrocosm to our own physical being (which would be the microcosm). In short, the universe mirrors our human-ness and vice versa.

The term astrology means “knowledge of the stars.” A skilled astrologer views the stars and planets as life forces that are experienced within each of us. The sun is the king of the stars; the centre of the stage and likewise, astrology dictates there is a centre within each human that represents the sun. That shining part of your being that is your core, your essence. This core is identified as your sun sign and is determined by what time the sun rose at the moment of your birth. Here, and throughout astrology we see the macrocosm mirroring the microcosm. The term horoscope is a combination of “hour” and “instrument for viewing.” It is termed thusly because through the skies we are able to gain insight (view) into our lives by determining the activities of the heavens at the hour of our birth. The term zodiac is Greek for “animal.” The ancient Greeks improved upon the art of astrology by dividing the heavens into 12 groups known as constellations. Each of these groups is named after a personification (zodiac) that correlates with the nature of each constellation.

If we return to our understanding of the universe as a larger world (macrocosm) identically reflecting humankind as a smaller world (microcosm) and vice versa, we begin to realise that knowing about astrology is more than just memorising the zodiac sign dates or zodiac houses. We owe it to ourselves to learn more about astrology because it opens up vast new perspectives for us. It also gives us an incredibly efficient and colourful strategy for living life with profound awareness.

In this spirit of exploration and awareness, I’ve provided a few informative pages about astrology. I hope you enjoy them and gain as such insight from these pages as I did create them. Simply click on any of the links below for more information about astrology in its various forms:

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