May 23, 2013

Is Astrology For Real? ~ Eleanor Tara

The Unseen Magical Order of Your Life

Like most people, I’m sure that you’ve read your horoscope before. Perhaps you’ve even had your birth chart read. Maybe you believe in astrology (maybe you don’t). You may take it seriously or you may relate to it as entertainment. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what astrology really is?

Many people assume (understandably) that astrology shows us how our lives are influenced by the planets and the stars. Somehow, when Mercury appears to move backwards in the sky, our computers stop working. And when Saturn comes back around after 28-30 years, our lives change in big ways.

Is it really possible that these massive, inanimate, round things are having such a profound impact on our day-to-day?

In some ways, astrology is literal. The brightness of the moon affects our energy level. The rising and the setting of the Sun gives us the distinction between night and day.  Our lives are undeniably related to the movement of the planets. But astrology is also a marker of where we are in time and space relative to an infinite universe. It’s the only way we know where we are located in relationship to other objects that are at a predictable distance from Earth, like the planets.

This is precisely why ancient astronomers were motivated to calculate the movements of the planets. It wasn’t for curiosity, it was so they could create and interpret astrological charts and understand their lives. (Fun fact: The mathematical concept of 0 [zero] was created for astrologers to make calculations.) They had noticed that there is a direct correlation between events that happen in our lives and the movement of the planets against the backdrop of the stars. Astronomers had also noticed that a newborn baby taking its first breath is profoundly imprinted by the state of the world in that instant; which can be assessed by looking at the position of the planets.

Over thousands of years, astronomers and astrologers scientifically studied millions of birth charts to systematize their findings. This became astrology as we know it.

What if life is not just a chaotic random journey of ups and downs, but instead the product of an unseen magical order?

What if that unseen magical order is karma? What if astrology gives us a map of our karma so that we can know exactly where we are in our process, make better choices and have better lives? How would you relate to astrology, then?

Astrology shows us that we really do create our lives with our own free will. It’s just that we did a lot of it in past lives (that we don’t currently remember). Some of it we created consciously—but a lot was created unconsciously, in a blind reaction to what was going on around us.

Our current lifetime is a product of our previous lifetimes.

And if we want our lives to get better (when one of the more gnarly experiences we created for ourselves shows up) we need to stay present with it so that it can pass, without reacting and creating any more of these experiences for our next lifetime.

Vedic astrology does a spectacular job of showing us where we tend to react unconsciously so that we know exactly what we need to work on. A good natal chart reading with a reputable astrologer can be more valuable than years and thousands of dollars of personal growth work, because it tells you what to focus on and when.

So next time you see a reference to astrology, know that it’s not just some esoteric woo-woo theory about the movement of the planets: Astrology is the real deal.

Eleanor Tara: Vedic Astrologer and former Vice President at the Warner Music Group, went from working with the world’s biggest pop stars to reading the actual stars. After awakening to her true calling, she took every personal development training she came across in a quest to learn how to help people find their way more easily than she did.  She found the answer in Vedic Astrology, an ancient, sacred art of self-understanding and divination, and now helps people get clarity and peace on their path by answering their deepest questions about their lives. To learn more or to schedule a reading, visit Visionary Readings.

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