Astrology may seem like this abstract thing when you’re unfamiliar with it, and you may not understand how it could possibly help you. But ask an astrologer, and they’ll probably give you a looooong story of how astrology changed their life. SO why can’t that be the case for you too?
What is astrology?
Astrology is the study of the planets, asteroids, and other bodies and points on us. They can impact our personalities, our families, our relationships, our professional lives, our health, our karma, our hopes and dreams, our fears and downfalls, our opportunities and struggles, our past, present, and future. Basically, everything!
All astrology pretty much breaks down between one of two categories, natal astrology or predictive astrology.
How Natal Astrology Can Change Your Life
Natal astrology is based on the natal chart, which is a snapshot of the location in the Zodiac of the planets, houses, and other bodies at the exact moment of your birth from the location you were born at. Your natal chart is the key to who you are. It shows what you need in relationships, how you emotionally react to situations, where you feel most restricted in life, your strengths and weaknesses, and so much more. You can use your natal chart to better understand yourself, and the natal charts of others to better understand the people in your life.
Using your natal chart, you can determine what crutches you need to let go of (South Node), what lessons you need to learn (Saturn), where your power lies (Pluto), what you should work to become (North Node), how to connect with others (Venus), what you ultimate goal are (Midheaven) - just to name a few of the powerful, profound ways you can use your natal chart. You can better understand yourself, and know what you need to do to achieve your own happiness. Your natal chart is a blueprint for your life.
How Predictive Astrology Can Change Your Life
Predictive astrology focuses on the transit (moving) planets and how they impact your natal chart, as well as other charts used in prediction (like progressed charts and return charts). Predictive astrology benefits you by helping you see when you’ll have periods of positive energy to make the most of opportunities, and by showing you when you’ll have periods that are challenging or disruptive so you can prepare accordingly and lessen the difficulties. The main benefit is predictive astrology helps you to have better timing in life. Something we could all use!
Using predictive astrology, you can see when you’ll have good energy for finding a new romantic partner, starting a new business, going to college, getting a loan, taking a vacation, having surgery- pretty much anything that can occur in your life. At the same time, you can also see when you’ll have challenging energy, and you can either avoid those times and try to use the periods of good energy, or you can work to mitigate the challenging energy by focusing on the best ways to use the planets and points involved. No difficult aspect occurs without giving you a way to work through it, even if the options aren’t great. But it’s the idea that when you fight against the current, you may drown. Predictive astrology can be used to keep you afloat. Having better timing helps with everything, so even if you’re not blessed with it naturally, you can find it with predictive astrology.