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Astrology in a Nutshell

Updated on March 17, 2011

Lord, I Know You're Listening

And I find solace in the beauty of the sunset.....
And I find solace in the beauty of the sunset.....

Ancient and Addicting....Is it Accurate?

I have read many books about astrology, reincarnation, spirituality and the like. Religious fanatics will tell you that "stargazers are among the damned," as that is what is written in the Bible. Some people follow their horoscopes and do not follow the Lord, which has probably been the reason for this attitude to begin with. Any type of anger directed at misguided souls is not healthy and will not bring about the desired results.

Aside from that, there is definitely something to astrology. I have seen the personality traits people have that are perfectly described by the aspects between the planets at the time and place of birth.

It could all be interconnected. In order to grasp the true purpose of astrology, one must have have a very open-minded approach. It could be said that it would also be necessary to believe in reincarnation to gain true understanding.

Not a lot of people feel comfortable talking about this sort of thing, as there are not a lot of people who feel that they can openly discuss their beliefs. Astrology and spirituality, in general, are considered "taboo" in religious communities.

Astrology as a practice does keep a person stuck in a rut, so to speak. If you believe in the laws of the universe, then you know that thoughts become things. If you read a horoscope, even though it might not have been true or come true before reading it, you can unconsciously invite those things into your existence.

If there is such a thing as reincarnation, then people would have karma accumulated that could explain those things that seem unfair. For instance, why a child might be born blind (seeing something very disturbing in another life), or why a woman can't have children (she abused her children in another life).

And it might also explain why certain people can't seem to break disturbing habits. I have also read that birthmarks are supposed to show fatal wounds from other lives. More than one book has said that suicides are doomed to repeat a life with similar circumstances until they face up to the obligations and problems in their lives that led to the suicide.

It makes for some very interesting reading, to say the least. I would strongly recommend the books written by the psychiatrist who used to be a chairman at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Dr. Brian Weiss. His book, Many Lives, Many Masters was a real eye opener for me.

It might be said that people who have lessons to learn need to have certain personality traits in order to learn those lessons. These personality traits would be in place to attract the circumstances to themselves in order to learn those lessons. As people have subsequent lives, they grow closer and closer to the perfection needed to be able to move on to the mental planes and no longer need to reincarnate.

Some people learn their "life path" through a natal birth chart interpretation, and then they become resigned to the "fact" that they are stuck in that path. What they don't realize is that karma can be balanced using the law of grace. A person's life path is a changeable thing. Ask. Believe. Receive.

Since turning away from astrology, I have learned that through God, all things are possible. And while past life experiences may or may not have affected my life as it was, it is the change in me that has brought me to a better place. I no longer read horoscopes. I no longer try to chart my life by the stars. I have given my fears to a higher power, and He is now my guiding light.

God being the source of all energy (everything being made up of His energy) has also explained to me how God can be everywhere. That was a source of confusion and disbelief for most of my formative years. It makes it easier to believe that He is in control knowing that He has put the laws of the universe in place. Astrology is just another one of those tools. And as with any tool, it can be misused.

Don't be led astray by astrology. While it is true that one should not start anything new or sign any contracts during retrograde Mercury, there are times that we have to do that anyways. Sometimes, the transaction is actually to our benefit but not to the benefit of the other party in the agreement.

Sometimes we have to have faith. That is the place that astrology usually comes in. It is usually when a person is doubting the ability to handle what lies ahead that the person turns to astrology. This becomes a habit. Some people think that it can help them see into the future.

It is necessary to break this addiction in order to become connected to a higher power. Releasing yourself from the bondage of this addiction can free you from the shackles of believing that your future is only revealed through the transits of universe.

It's so much more than that.


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    • advisor4qb profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from On New Footing

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Astrologers don't base every decision on the stars, this is a silly idea and a serious misconception. Astrology is only an interpretation of a picture of the sky at the time of a person's birth. If you practiced Astrology before, you know the Wise Men were following a conjunction, not one "Star." I try to keep an open mind about most spiritual matters, though, and am happy you found something that you feel is a better way to live your life.

    • advisor4qb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from On New Footing

      A Scorpio is a many-faceted creature, to be certain! Thanks for sharing. I am a Libra with influences from Leo, Gemini and Virgo....

    • TheAllSeeingEye profile image


      8 years ago from England.

      I have never really read my stars, but I have sought out mystical advice which confirmed my beliefs based on my star sign.

      I am a born mason, a mysterious person under the sign of Scorpio...Ouch! I know, they say, never mess with a scorpion!

      Nevertheless I am the quiet, discerning and distinctive deep thinker who is in tune with every aspect of spirituality on either side of the spectrum. Although I instinctively channel the light of positivity, I am also fully aware of the dark side and the lower vibrations of negativity. Here I will create an insightful message about myself which might help others to understand their own feelings. I wear my heart on my sleeve and do not feel fear but embrace it. Why do I embrace fear? So that I can control it and use it to my advantage. I will now tell you a little about myself.

      I have already taken a huge strides on the spiritual path, and I have dedicated my adulthood to my spiritual nature to some degree. The intense desire nature within me continues, however, to pull myself toward the physical expression. I constantly find myself at a turning point between pursuing a material desire and following a more spiritual inclination.

      I have the capacity for major changes in my life. Others may find my decisions remarkable, as I can take a 180 degree turn with relative ease. Each of these major shifts brings me closer to understanding the unfolding plan of my spiritual life. At this time I may appear to be motivated only by material desires, but each turning takes me further on the spiritual path. If I look back, I can see that my decisions have all blended into one direction. I see the logical unfolding of spirit woven into seemingly disjointed actions and decisions.

      First I test my physical appetites with food, sexual desire and physical comfort. These sometimes become rather boring. Ambition and the desire for power increase the emotional thrill and the momentary pay-off. At the third stage I tackle mental challenges of spiritual pride. If I transcend all three levels, I then function from a more spiritual base. I cease to seek physical emotional and mental thrills for their own sake, and use my personal power to transform my own life and to help others.

      I face a tall order if I make spiritual progress. I need to remember my own beginnings as I seek success in any of my endeavors, spiritual or otherwise.

      I am are very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind my quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When I want something I go after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly – and I usually get it.

      I am not a person who lives lightly or superficially. I want to live passionately and intensely and am not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life –human pain and struggle. I function well in crisis situations and often seek them out, for I enjoy the feeling of living at full capacity.

      I am very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. I usually have strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. I approach life very instinctively and am not always fully conscious of why I feel or act as I do.

      In relation to others, I am rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until I get to know and trust them – and trust doesn’t come easily to me. When I commit myself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, I am intensely loyal and devoted to them, but I also expect the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If I am ever betrayed by someone I care deeply for, I am capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as I once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, I am intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever I care about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in me.

      Because of my natural reserve, others may see me as something of an enigma. I am quite self-protective and often defensive. I am also very magnetic, especially to members of the opposite sex.

      Scorpios operate on three levels of soul evolvement; adding up to three distinctively different types of Scorpios. The first level is the snake. This is the least evolved and most drawn toward using their powers the wrong way, and the lure of the dark energy is strangely enticing. The criminal element of Scorpio comes under this level. It is here where one can be consumed by negativity and bad thoughts. It is here when someone is easily misguided, controlled and influenced by others who can feel the density of fear and uncertainty. Then there is the eagle – the highflying, entrepreneurial, successful Scorpio, who seems able to rise above adversity and transform bad-times into good. This is where I believe I am at. I have found a god state of conscious and can control my feelings, use them to my advantage and benefit from them. Although I am a positive thinker and practice the right path of spirituality, I am all too aware of the left path and its destructive impact of the soul. It's knowing how to separate and keep low density emotions at bay which is the ultimate secret of happiness. How to keep negative influences at arm's length and not attract them is utterly important to one's well being. Then the highest expression of this sign is the Phoenix Resurrected. These Scorpios are detached and extremely powerful. They are wise beyond their years and act as leaders and are an inspiration to others. Quite frequently a Scorpio goes through the three levels of evolvement in one lifetime – but the levels can operate out of sequence. I have glimpses of this stage of development in my mind's eye, but am not fully ready to embrace this power. My thought toward this shows some concern which is at battle with both dualities with my spiritual growth. It is a lesson I must learn and perhaps a test of my character and self confidence to experience the unknown.

      Hope I have touched a heart on here!


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