What is astrology?
The word astrology comes from the words Astro, meaning star and Logos, meaning logic, i.e. a logical understanding of the stellar system in the sky. “As above, so below”.
Several thousand years ago and even now, we are all affected by the position of the sun and moon in the sky. Since the beginning of time, humans and animals have navigated according the position of the sun and the stars in the sky. Farmers have managed crops and animals according to celestial bodies, while down through the years sailors and pilots have steered their boats and planes according to the sky.
Using the sky as an aid in one’s everyday life is nothing new.
The picture that is formed at the moment we study a starry sky tells us about how energies are unfolding. Each moment has its own energy exchange. At birth and on taking one’s first breath, this energy exchange is absorbed and we live it out. The sun moves through all the star signs in the sky within a year. Your star sign is the sign in which the sun is on the day you were born.
The planets also move in cycles on their journey around the earth. They spend different periods of time in their orbit of the earth. Mars takes about 2 years, Jupiter 12, Saturn about 29, Uranus about 84, Neptune 164 and Pluto 248 years to complete an orbit of the earth. Thus we can tell something about when a planet will meet a point in the horoscope in the past, the present and the future.
Philosophers and astronomers such as Kepler, Isaac Newton, Carl G. Jung, Nostradamus and many others studied the stars and their effect on humans and the earth. Most of them were also astrologers, but the astrologers were mostly used by kings and noblemen who could afford to have their own astrologer. They fought wars and took important political decisions based on the astrologer’s predictions.
When we look at the effect the sun has on our daily rhythms, the division of the seasons into spring, summer, autumn or winter and its effect on every living thing on earth, we can see that we would not be here without it. The same applies to the moon.
The moon affects the displacement of fluid balance in the earth moving tons of water at the same time day after day, every year. Our bodies are made up of about 70% fluid and the brain is made up of about 90% fluid. It is statistically proven that the moon affects our psyche. It also affects pregnancy, yeast-leavened products, menstrual cycles and everything connected with feelings. Around the time of a new and full moon, the number of admissions to the emergency departments of psychiatric hospitals and the number of incidents of suicide increase dramatically.
Given that these two celestial bodies can have such a major influence on our lives, how can one not believe that other bodies in the universe do not do the same?
Astrology is a science, not a predictive art. Many scientists, astrophysicists, astrologists and astronomers have studied this field for several thousand years to arrive at the knowledge we have today. These include Galileo, Newton, Nostradamus, Darling, Dobbins, Kepler, Carl G. Jung and Copernicus.
An astrologist can be viewed as an interpreter who interprets and translates the figurative language of the universe in the form of planets, stars, asteroids and other elements. This is nature’s language and information that is always available to us. Using this tool for self-development provides us with the opportunity to become aware of our limitations and old patterns of behaviour.
The cycles of the planets make it possible to become aware of separate processes that we are in at any time.