Astrology is one of the intuitive methods like the I Ching, geomantics, and other divinatory procedures. It is based upon the synchronicity principle, i.e. meaningful coincidence. … Astrology is a naively projected psychology in which the different attitudes and temperaments of man are represented as gods and identified with planets and zodiacal constellations. – Carl Gustav Jung
Excuse me for the clickbaity title, but as an astrologer and truth seeker, this is something that I feel is interesting to share in the ‘spiritual’ community. I definitely fell into a trap on my path to truth where I used divine sciences, such as tarot, astrology, numerology and so on as definitive, rigid belief systems that actually disempowered me and placed my power in ‘the planets’ or ‘the reader’. I mean, I could CRINGE at some of my moments as a reader, early on in my career. That’s not to say I was a charleton, but I was afraid to go deep into the substance and belly of astrology and tried to tinkle away at the superficialities. One day I realised that this was HUGELY discrediting to the art itself. Not that I am one to tell blatent lies, but I wasn’t reading as deep as I could, because I didn’t feel it was ‘right’ somehow.
The rise of astrology in pop culture & the lost of it’s sacred essence
Astrology has nothing to prove, it is accurate and much bigger than our human mind can comprehend (or at least my human mind). It is a precise science which has been known for at least 7000 years. Hell, billionaire’s use it for a reason. The sad truth about astrology is, that like all things sacred and deep, the pop culture and sexualisation of everything in the west, it gets contorted and made into something superficial. This altercation of astrology’s true essence, discredits the incredible value that it has. No wonder people think it’s a load of trollop.
What can be said, is that the sexualisation and silly face of astrology has meant that people have been pulled towards it. I don’t feel sad for that. In fact, it’s a positive because it means that we find some sort of tangible way into astrology. The problematic part is that all to often, the astrology stops there. It becomes an excuse rather than an evolutionary opportunity to grow and expand. An example might be, ‘oh god.. it’s my aries moon why I am so quick to react’ or something to that effect. Now don’t get me wrong, my mind constantly thinks in astrological archetypes, but genuinely it’s because I am sooo curious and my left brain really loves to stick things in boxes and make sense of things that don’t even need to be made sense of. That’s my learning, that’s my stuff.
Astrology as archetypes and symbols that our soul deep knowings
The collective unconscious…appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious, introspective perceptions of the collective unconscious. – Carl G. Jung
Astrology is ARCHETYPAL and SYMBOLIC. Before words were a way of us communicating information, symbols and images were used. This is the language of astrology. Our inner architecht and innermost intellegence is somewhat quelled by the simplicity and linearity of words. It’s sad, but words are so arbitrary that very often, we can loose the essence of what is REALLY being said. For example, if I said to you, ‘That tree is mystical green’, you’d understand and create an IMAGE in your mind of that tree, then you would create meaning. If you saw a mystical looking green tree in nature, you’d be hard pressed to find the words to explain the untouchable nature of the tree… because there’s so much more in the image, the symbol than the words can really convey. I’ve found when I try to put words to deeper truths, like astrological archetypes and symbols, I get really stumped.
Astrology gets problematic when we rely on it to answers definite questions; ‘When will I marry’, ‘When will I change career’… etc etc. It’s not that astrology cannot answer these things, it absolutely can, but in my opinion, it’s simply a superficiality and misses the deeper point about why we are here.
The events of life are triggering new phases of internal growth and new internal shifts to explore. Every event can be a trigger to understanding your own self deeper. If you know when you’re married or when you might get a baby, it sometimes doesn’t help. What I mean is, if we decide that planetary energies tell us WHEN something will happen and it’s something outsde of us, then we have missed the point and astrology will only disempower you.
I truly agree with Jung when he shared that astrology is a PROJECTED psychology. I don’t feel that planets affect us, I feel the planets reflect us.
As an astrologer, I feel sad that people put so much hope on one reading that I notice it places so much power into something outside of themselves. You astrology chart is an outward reflection of your inner archetypes. It’s a roadmap of the potential if you take the path of deep introspection. Having reverence and humility for how much of astrology is down to YOUR action calls back your power. Sure, I can tell you when things will happen, but the things that happen are happening to create a change within YOU.
The problem with a lot of astrology is that it is symbols being interpreted through an astrologer. Each astrologer, based on their own journey, can only give you as much depth as they have internally realised in themselves. It’s a subjective intepretation of YOUR inner energies, and this is why you should always take a reading with a pinch of salt.
Astrologers are all by large, trying to do the best, but they can only give as much as they’ve gone within themselves. So if you look to an astrologer and they’re going at it like it is the salvation and that the planets will do xyz to YOU but don’t offer an evolutionary perspective that offers you to evolve, then watch out. Full moon rituals, retrogrades and all that jazz is great if that is what you’re into, but if you think it’s your salvation and your power is in the new moon in leo then you’re missing out on the massive gifts that astrology really does bring.
Astrology provides an evolutionary, soul deep opportunity to grow & know your truth
Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality – Steven Forrest
Astrology is a trigger. It makes you aware of inner jewels of wisdom that you can integrate to live a more full and meaningful life. What you do with astrology is what makes it powerful. Everytime some shit hits the fan in my life, or I say ‘oh chiron is conjunct my moon the next 2 years oh well’ I have the opportunity to really tune in and say ‘what does this really mean for me?’.
Yes, astrology is a powerful tool, yes we can predict the likelihood of events and yes, we love a good astrology meme, but we ARE only as good as we have grown in ourselves. I have overcome a shit ton in my life and integrated many many many demons, but I know I am still a little baby when it comes to these sciences. 10 years since my awakening and working in the esoteric stuff, and I know that I know nothing.
My readings will not offer you so much glamour, but a healthy mix of truth bombs and evolutionary potential. I continue to develop myself day after day because I know that is how I will be able to read in a way which facilitates change and evolvement within others, should they wish to seek that path.
So please don’t discredit your own wisdom, if you want to know what mercury retrograde means, invite in that archetypal consciousness and sit with it. Notice. Observe. Ask it to show itself in your life and see what happens. You have the gifts, you simply have to tune into them!