Astrology is the study of how the positions and movements of celestial bodies like the sun, moon, planets, and stars impact our lives here on Earth. For a long time, I was skeptical about whether astrology could really predict the future or provide meaningful guidance.
However, learning more about astrology over the past year has completely changed my perspective and improved my life in many ways.
Discovering My Birth Chart
The first thing that sparked my interest in astrology was getting my birth chart read. A birth chart is basically a snapshot of the sky at the exact time and place you were born. It shows where all the planets and signs were positioned. I went to an astrologer who interpreted what my birth chart revealed about my personality, strengths, weaknesses, and life path.
I was shocked by how accurate the reading was! The astrologer described my shy, introspective nature and my affinity for the arts and creativity. She also highlighted some ongoing struggles I had been experiencing related to self-confidence and pursuing my dreams. I walked away feeling like someone had peered into my soul and laid me bare. There were details she could not have guessed that fit me perfectly.
Learning About Planetary Transits
After getting my birth chart reading, I became fascinated with astrology and started reading everything I could get my hands on. One concept that really helped me make sense of my life was planetary transits.
Transits refer to when planets form major angles to the planets’ positions at the time of your birth. Major transit events are said to spark new beginnings, challenges, and transformations in our lives. When I learned about transits, so many things clicked! I could look back and see how difficult transits involving Saturn or Pluto aligned with some of my most challenging life phases. On the flip side, transits involving Jupiter or the North Node aligned with periods of great growth and opportunity.
Understanding transits helped me stop blaming myself for all my struggles. I could see how my chart included both gifts and growing edges that ebbed and flowed in alternating cycles. This gave me greater self-compassion.
Tuning Into Astrological Cycles
The most practical way astrology has helped me is through tuning into astrological cycles. Instead of seeing life as random, I now see natural ebbs and flows governed by planetary movements.
For instance, when Mercury goes retrograde, I know there may be communication mishaps or travel delays. I try to plan more quiet time. When the moon is void-of-course, I avoid launching new projects or making big purchases since they may not pan out under this transit.
By knowing the astrological weather, I can pinpoint optimal times for things like social gatherings, starting diets or fitness regimes, meditating and reflecting, and so much more. My calendar reflects important moon phases and planetary ingresses into new signs.
Most importantly, aligning my activities with favorable transits gives me a greater sense of flow in my days. I feel more energized and empowered rather than fighting against cosmic forces.
Learning about natal charts, transits, lunar cycles, and astrological seasons has not only improved my quality of life but given me a deeper sense of meaning. I now see life as divinely ordered rather than chaotic. Fated events no longer plague me; instead, I see predestined opportunities for growth. Hardships come and go like passing storms.
My study of astrology is ongoing, but I firmly believe it has helped me maximize my strengths, overcome my weaknesses, and align my daily life with the mysterious cosmic currents that guide us all. I am so grateful for discovering this ancient wisdom.
So in summary, yes – I 100% believe astrology can predict the future and provide guidance. Studying this subject has been life changing. I encourage any skeptics out there to learn about your birth chart and track astrological transits. You may just be surprised by how it transforms your perspective like it did for me!
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Astrology for Real Life by Theresa Reed
Hi there, I’m Mallory Miller, a proud Florida woman living and loving life in the Sunshine State with my husband of 50 years, Mike. I spent my career in journalism and public relations, uncovering stories and promoting causes close to my heart. Now, I’ve redirected my energy towards our joint venture: a website where we share our candid experiences and insights on the triumphs and challenges of senior living.
I believe in authenticity and strive to bring this to our audience through our site. The golden years should be just that – golden, and I’m committed to shedding light on the reality of it all: the beautiful, the difficult, and everything in between. From Jacksonville, where I was born and raised, to Sarasota, where we now reside, I aim to bring a slice of Florida and its vibrant senior life to our readers across the globe.