Astrology is way to “understand the basic ‘cosmic’ relationship to the universe-as-a-whole”. This is how famous astrologer Dane Rudhyar described Astrology. Essentially what he is saying is that astrology is an archetypal language upon which we can begin to understand our unique relationship to reality and the world around us.
When I had once gotten into a relationship someone suggested that I take a look at my astrological chart. It opened up a whole new world to me. I was amazed how the astrologer was able to explain to me things she could not possibly have known about my personality, my attitudes, and my emotional tendencies with a degree of accuracy. Knowing this information helped me consider new ways of looking at myself which eventually lead to greater self-acceptance. What I did not realize at the time was that astrology started me on a path of self-discovery, which has continued to this day.
Then something happened that made astrology very real for me. I was in a major crisis and I went back to the astrologer again. My relationship was failing and I had become very ill. It was at this point that I saw the value of astrology. It helped make sense of my reality. I learned how I was in a cycle which had a particular ‘intention’ and ‘purpose’ to it. This made the events I as going through a bit easier to understand and gave me some tools to work with. With this also came a deeper understanding of the value of astrology in predicating the various archetypal patterns and cycles occur throughout our lives.
The other thing I discovered was that just reading a few books was not enough when I started to fully understand the breath and depth of astrology. I knew I needed a teacher who could guide me in my understandings. My first teach said it was a lifetime study and 16 years later I would have to agree with her. I was fortunate enough to find the Sher Astrological Institute. I am a graduate of the Institute and have been applying astrological knowledge for the past 10 years.
After graduating from Emperor's College of Trandtional Oriental Medicine I also realized that I could apply what I had understood about the body astrologically. This is a branch of Astrology called “Medical Astrology”. Since that time I have incorporated Astrology as a regular part of my consultations with my clients.
In the Summer of 2011 I also presented a paper to a group of scientists and explorers of consciousness in St. Petersburg, Russia regarding my findings of how the energy fields of the body correspond astrologically. Click here to see that research. Also listed on this page is a 5 part series on Medical Astrology, which I wrote for the Sher Astrological Newsletter.
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