The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind ~ Johannes Kepler, Harmonies Of The World
All is Angle ~ ancient Egyptian saying
The chart answers to a multi-dimensional worldview. Astrologers connect the cycles and patterns of the outer planes to your inner world, using a set of techniques developed over thousands of years, the moment of your birth and moving the chart through real and symbolic time. This is a sacred gateway to your soul’s path.
Many cultures from the Babylonians to the Greeks and Egyptians, all found profound meaning and understanding from connecting to and observing the stellar and planetary spheres. The ancients lived in an enchanted world with a deep reverence for nature and a constant communion with the surrounding subtle forces and natural cycles.
As they discovered, through observing the sky over long periods of time, there is a divine order to the interlocking paths and patterns that the celestial bodies eternally weave, and a sacredness to the unfolding cycles of time. Skywatchers, astronomer-priests and omenologists noted that eclipses would repeat in 18-19 year cycles, and that this 1000+ year cycle had a beginning and an end.
The visible world is the invisible organisation of energy ~ Physicist Heinz Pagels
They studied all the visible planets, with the 29 year cycle of Saturn, the 8 year cycle of Venus and the 12 year cycle of Jupiter. They noticed many links between events which took place at the pivot points in their cycles, developing a divine form of mathematics and geometry as a mediating language. They communed intuitively with the invisible planets, such as Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and created exchanges and relationships with their animating forces of change and disruption.
Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it,
and having seen it, to find one in himself ~ Plato
The fundamental importance of the sky has enriched cultures for a long time.
Did you know that each day of the week is named after a planet?
Planetary cycles are linked to our time of birth, as we become imprinted with a set of tendencies and a possible life path trajectory. The planets then formed various significant angles to each other, holding qualitative information as to various challenges or experiences you – as the protagonist in your hero’s journey – may experience in life, with the chart also signifying the characters around you in your personal narrative.
Know that the philosopher has power over the stars, and not the stars over him ~ Paracelsus
In times long gone, professors of astrology were called mathematicii, reflecting the roots of astrology and its connection with geometry and mathematics, and of course astronomy, which was the very same subject. There was no division between our spiritual selves and our scientific realm. Symbolic notions of the sky and its impact on our inner realms was the necessary spiritual counterpart to the physical study of the celestial spheres, and life was lived according to the accepted maxim ‘As Above, So Below’.
As time moves, these cycles reflect and express events and patterns in our lives and in our psyches. Just like the seasons have four strong turning points, a ‘transit’ to our natal chart has a beginning, a middle and an end. You can use those ‘angular’ points to make changes in that pattern. Tuning into nature through observation of the heavens, allows life to become infused with a sense of meaning, connection, validation, synchronicity and right timing. Looking at your life map, provides you with a grander perspective.
The universe is the externalisation of the soul ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson