The Language Of The Stars
The stars take my breath away. There’s a beauty and mystery in the night sky of which I have difficulty describing. It would suffice to say it speaks to my soul on a level that words couldn’t possibly reach. Perhaps that’s because I have always understood the language of the stars: Astrology. By definition, Astrology is the study of the movements of celestial bodies and it’s influence on our affairs and our world. Although that’s true, there’s so much more to it. For me, astrology is a symbolic language.
It all starts with your birth chart. The birth chart is a snapshot of the sky at the EXACT moment of your birth. This snap shot is the blue print of your soul, your essence. Although your birth chart will never change, you are not a slave to it. We study the birth chart in order to transcend it and “fix” what needs fixing. Back in the day, getting your hands on your birth chart was a complicated mathematical and most likely expensive process. You either had to pay someone to do it or pay to learn how. Thanks to technology, there are plenty of computer programs that will do the math for you…free of charge! The basics of a birth chart consist of, the planets, the 12 houses, and, of course, the 12 signs of the zodiac. Read my other articles for a brief introduction to the basic elements of a birth chart.
If you want to see your own birth chart, visit Insightfulastrology.com and follow the link that says, “Draw your free daily chart”. The site has a lot of useful information on astrology and can be very helpful for beginners, not to mention Maria Desimone, the genius behind the site, is an unbelievable astrologer. Make sure to check out her weekly horoscope videos!
There are quite a few branches of Astrology. The branch that deals with interpreting your birth chart is called Natal Astrology. Natal Astrology can tell you all about your potential in this lifetime. It will reveal the kind of person you’re destined to marry, your early childhood, your children, career, friends, relationship style, relationship with your parents, and deepest darkest secrets just to name a few–the possibilities are endless! There’s the ever popular relationship astrology, which tells us all about the connection and potential between two people. There’s predictive astrology, which is all about future events and can help us better plan our lives according to our cycles, not to mention it’s pretty freakin’ amazing that you can predict an event down to the day! Medical astrology, although it’s rare to find a practitioner, is another branch of astrology. Horary astrology is the branch that uses the stars and planets to answer any question you can think to ask, kind of like a magic 8 ball, but more complex and probably more accurate. There’s also electional astrology, which helps you predict the best time for an event such as a surgery or a wedding.
As you can see, there are a ton of things you can do with Astrology. My personal favorite is Natal Astrology. I could write a book on how much I‘ve uncovered looking at my own birth chart; it has improved my life exponentially. I collect birth charts like baseball cards; it really helps me understand the people around me, specifically the difficult ones! I strongly urge you to look into astrology. Learn it. Understand it. Go see an astrologer for a consultation. Looking into astrology is looking into your soul and that, my friends, is something from which we can all benefit.