Most of us are capable of understanding astrology and are familiar at least with our Sun sign; which is the most commonly known aspect of astrology.
Sun signs are made all the more popular by the daily, weekly and the yearly horoscopes that often form a fixed regular column in daily newspapers, magazines as well as websites.
However, there is much more to understanding astrology other than just the Sun signs or the position of the sun!
While it is easy to learn the basics of astrology, mastering it to make seemingly accurate deductions may take an entire lifetime to master.
The basics of understanding astrology
- The basics of understanding astrology dates centuries back. It was something that was practiced by ancient priests and scholars.
- While the perceptions have undergone slight changes with newer discoveries of the universe, the basic facts are still the same. Although modern astrology has evolved with the newer discoveries, little has changed as far as interpretations are concerned.
- Astrology is based on the interactions between the planets and the constellations. These relationships are mathematically based.
- Understanding astrology involves understanding mathematical celestial cycle which starts with Aries and completes with Pisces. The various sun signs and their inter-relationship represents the mass consciousness of the cosmic forces in the universe. It therefore defines the minutest aspects of a person’s evolution.
Unfortunately, astrology is often viewed as mysticism and used like a predictive tool.
The Role of Interplanetary cycles
Astrology views the universe is a whole, with a connection that ties all living things together. We are all a part of these interplanetary cycles.
Understanding astrology therefore involves the grasp of all the energy sources and their effects in our life. It is not predictive in nature but informs about the possibilities that may exist in any situation.
Understanding astrology can hence help us evolve by giving us options. Following them is more of an individual choice which leads us towards our destiny.
To understand this better, here is a poem by an American astrologer Tracy Marks, which beautifully sums up the soul of what astrology is all about –
I am a map, it said,
but not a compass.
but not a guide.
In broad lines I sketch for you
a dozen aspects, roads
which you may travel
but you alone must choose
which one to follow,
must fill out its form
with the footsteps of your own