You may now be asking, if astrology explains so much, why haven’t I become an astrologer. There are several reasons…
For one, I’m lazy. Astrology is a science. Understanding one’s zodiac sign, let alone the rising and moon signs, is just the beginning. When I picked up a copy of Alan Oken’s As Above So Below, a book to learn Astrology 101, it was over 300 pages with VERY tiny print, I realized astrology may not be for me. Astrologers (good ones) have spent hours training to not only understand but also apply the concepts of astrology. I was, and am not, prepared to put the hours into learning this skill.
Not only am I lazy, I believe and have witnessed how the alignment of the planets impacts each individual and humanity as a whole, I have a stronger conviction that each individual has free will. Our destinies ARE NOT written in the stars. One CAN and often DOES overcome the pull of the planets. The reason I never went deeper is I know I am susceptible to placing too much emphasis on the power of the planets and forget that I, and ultimately you my clients, have free will.
So now you may be questioning, “If you fear relying on astrology too heavily, why do you follow it at all?” It’s simple. I know the planets will have an impact on me whether I believe in it or not. This is evident every mercury retrograde when my husband’s phone is ringing off the hook. He is an IT consultant, and like clock-work, every mercury retrograde his clients have trouble with their computers or network and need his help. Do his clients know that mercury is retrograde and that technological troubles are a known disturbance that occurs during mercury retrograde? Nope. Are they being impacted? The phone calls speak for themselves.
Since the planets are going to have an impact, I feel it is important that I know what is going on astrologically. Especially since I have found that astrological events tend to have a greater impact on energetically sensitive or intuitive individuals (like myself). Being aware of the astrological occurrences allows me to prepare for both the positive and negative. Most importantly, I CAN and often DO use the alignment of the planets for my benefit. In fact, so can you!
How do I use these energies to my benefit? Let’s take tonight’s full moon as an example. I’ll be placing some of my crystals out in the moonlight. This allows them to soak up the positive energies emitted by the moon. I will also make sure I find time to meditate. Just as the full moon brings light through the darkness, meditating during this time can also help an individual find clarity. Lastly, I may smudge my office or house. Full moons are a great time to clear out old energy – who knows, since it’s garbage day I may even find myself doing a little bit of purging.
Since I’m not an astrologer, I’m uncertain of the specific energies of this full moon… so there are more things I could do to tap into this energy that I’m missing. There are some great astrologers out there that could tell you more. I encourage you to keep your ears open, and I’ll keep posting!