Learning astrology is a fascinating discovery into our inner psyche and key to self-awareness. It is a way to integrate the different
parts and pieces of our self and understand why we do what we do.
When you learn astrology
you will be able to understand yourself
and the people around you better. Your astrology chart does not make you do things, or be the way you are: it reflects the lens that
you have in your view and interpretation of events that happen. The purpose of astrology is to help you be a better person by understanding
your weak points and developing the weaker areas into stronger characteristics and to also expand and use what your natural talents
and gifts are.
After an astrology reading
a lot of people ask;
How can I learn astrology?
The best approach is to jump in and start
looking at your own chart and transits.
That said understand that there are many different approaches towards astrology, different
astrology schools and systems. I am a full time professional astrologer
and astrology teacher who has a psychological approach to
teaching astrology, which is using astrology as a tool for self-growth and awareness. Jungian archetypal symbols are so obvious in
the interpretation of the meanings of the planets it is impossible to dismiss the basic human characteristics described in the myths
of the ancients Greeks and Romans from whence the Planets were names after to not see the correlation between human characteristics
and fallibility and understand it as a reflection of innate psychological makeup. Indeed as the astronomers are discovering more and
more dwarf planets and other objects in our solar system the complexity of the chart expands.
This is a reflection of the complexity
in our daily life expanding and the constant news and interconnectedness we have with what is happening in the world.
There are many
astrology books on the market that will help you learn astrology. The best way to learn astrology, and the best astrology teacher
I ever had, recommended that you learn the basics of astrology and then follow the transits in your chart along with the astrological
movements of the planets, current transits, to have an experience of exactly how astrology works. While studying astrology this way
you will inevitably be able to predict events or the general influence of what might happen, not only in your chart but in world events.
The astrology course that I offer follows this path. Every month you learn what is happening in the sky, the astrology transits, how
it is related to world events and how to be able to predict upcoming changes by understanding the astrological influence. You learn
month by month what the signs mean, what the planets mean, what planets rule what signs, and how to incorporate this knowledge into
your daily life to improve your life.
The planets have influence, years ago I wrote about the upcoming world financial crises and
government crises by knowing that Pluto was going to enter Capricorn and that there would be a Uranus Pluto square that reflected
back to the Uranus Pluto conjunction in the mid 1960ís. You too can understand the upcoming world changes and the changes in your
life by knowing what is happening in the astrology sky. Once you have the basics down it is fairly easy to learn how to interpret
these astrological influences.
I believe that astrology is a gift from the universe that all beings walking the spiritual path need
to know. It is not a magic bullet that will instantly make any problems go away, but it will help you know what to do and you can
get in the flow of the planetary energy field and use the help of the planets when you know how to. I would be happy if you studied
with me, but the important thing is to find an astrology teacher that you can connect with to study from. It is more important to
me that you understand the beauty and mystery of astrology and that you let the power of astrology help you than whether or not you
choose to learn from my astrology classes and courses.
As the astronomers aptly name these newly discovered bodies after ancient myths
the archetypal patterns and problems of the mythological deity is woven into our world.
Of course you need to know the basics of astrology
to understand and to be able to read an astrology chart.
Once you get past memorizing the symbols for the signs and planets, and know
the basic meanings you can begin to put the pieces in place.
To learn astrology begin with the basics:
(not all schools of astrology use houses, and different systems of astrology use different house systems- donít stress too much about
that at first, pick one then continue to learn about the other astrology house systems)
4.) Aspects which are how the planets are
in mathematical angles to each other
There are astrology classes and astrology courses you can find that will give you the basic fundamentals
symbols but leave you with a what next feeling. The easiest way is to bite the bullet, learn the planetary glyphs and symbols for
the signs and move on to incorporate the deeper meanings and archetypal patterns found in astrology.
Once you learn the fundamentals
of astrology then you will want to further your knowledge with:
1.) Asteroids- there are thousands of asteroids, start with Juno,
Ceres (now re classified as a dwarf planet along with Pluto) , Vesta, and Pallas Athene
2.) Centaurs and the dwarf planets Chiron
especially- Chiron in the chart is very important and you will want to begin using Chiron as soon as you have learned the astrology
3.) Fixed stars- again there are many stars but bit by bit you can incorporate the fixed stars in your chart interpretation
4.) Midpoints- especially the midpoint between the sun and moon, ascendant and mid heaven
5.) Heliocentric planetary nodes
astrology, Cosmobiology, and the Transneptunian planets
6.) Sabian Symbols
Whatever system you use to learn astrology the important
point is to get started. Do not be discouraged if you find it complicated, as in all disciplines the deeper you study the more you
discover there is to learn. I have been exploring and learning astrology for decades. It is my passion to share with you all the blessings
and gifts it has brought into my life.
Astrology is a tool to help you know when the planetary cycles are around you and how to make the best use of those energies. It is not to be substituted for legal, medical, financial or other professional advice.