Like most things that are powerful and important to me do, astrology came into my life super randomly.
I was working with a writing consulting client. She was trying to figure out what day to launch her new business and mentioned she was going to consult her birth chart to figure it out.
I immediately got judgey. “Seriously? Just pick a date! Gawd!”
Up until a few months ago astrology was just woo-woo hippy stuff to me. Save for reading the little write-ups about what to expect in the week ahead in the free papers while waiting for take out food, I had zero interest in it.
I grew up in a household with super close-minded views about anything outside the so-called norm. It felt safer to reject anything beyond the scope of familial normality than to embrace it: I didn’t want to be rejected.
Even though I myself was anything but normal. Conventionality and I didn’t mix (😂) but I felt compelled to at least try out of survival.
But not now. Now it’s the norm that scares me. Gimme ALL the woo-woo! I wanna know everything about all things!
Back to the story about my client. Heck yes, I got judgemental about her consulting her birth chart. The good news?
I know judgement is a trigger, a catalyst for me to dig into whatever it is I’m feeling judgemental about.
So that’s what I did. Eventually. 😂 It took a few passes through my brain before I finally took action. IE it kept popping into my head that I should ask my client for her astrologer’s email. And when I finally did my life was altered in a beautiful and profound way.
Here’s the thing about astrology:
It’s a support system; an offering of wisdom and guidance from the stars to help you meander your life in a more impactful way.
It’s a powerful validation of who you are and how to best put your gifts to use. And if you don’t know what your gifts and talents are, astrology helps you figure that out.
Astrology is a tool given to humans to help them live their lives with greater purpose.
It’s a messaging system that says, No – don’t do that shit. Come over here and focus on this cool shit!
Astrology is an intimate insight into your psyche. It wakes you up to what you need to work on, and the areas or things you need to be mindful of.
Example from my life: Astrology affirmed my need to be mindful of escapism tendencies.
My birth chart acknowledged the existence of childhood trauma I tried to push down and away for years through learned coping mechanisms, AKA addictions.
It also acknowledged my tendency to reject my feelings, something you learn to do when your caregiver invalidates your needs as a child.
The validation of my struggle was incredibly healing. It helped me learn how to be kinder to myself, and to realize my power.
I survived! I am a survivor! That’s empowering!
My astrological reading gave me insights into my life path.
I am an actress in my personal life. I may have had some people rolling their eyes at me over the years for it, but I like to put on a comedy show.
Humour naturally falls out of me, as does performing. I grew up dancing, singing (i still love both) and acting has always been something I’ve been fascinated by.
Through my astrological reading a vortex in my brain opened up that got me thinking maybe, just maybe, I could put the performer in me to use in my career. It gave me the go-ahead to consider sharing the parts of my personality I usually save for my hubby or super close friends.
Learning about my chart led to some wild transformation in my life.
2 weeks after my astrology reading I was signed to a talent agency; 1 day after being signed I was on a paid photoshoot; 1 week after that I was working on a movie set, and I am currently working on a video audition for my first speaking role (PS I GOT THE PART😳)
None of this is a coincidence because there are no coincidences in life, only synchronicities.
There are a ton of other amazing things I’ve learned through astrology which fuel my obsession with it. And I really wanted to share a little bit of my experience with the world because it could help someone else the way it helped me.
Through astrology, you can find the validation and guidance you’ve been seeking. 🌙🌌✨🌗
If the inkling to investigate is more like a judgment, alas WTF is Andrea talking about? Astrology? Really?? dare to dig into that judgment.
Judgment holds us back from opportunities to heal ourselves. It feels uncomfortable, and we associate the “bad” feelings with whatever it is that has stimulated said judgement, and avoid it like the plague.
Cool stuff happens when you see judgement for what it is: an opportunity to learn more about whatever you feel inclined to immediately reject.
Consider getting a birth chart reading. Or use a free birth chart calculator online and dig into some of your placements.
If you decide to hire someone, be sure to ask them about their training and experience. Use your instincts to decide which astrologer is best for you. Keep in mind that you need to be discerning. The cheapest is not the best. Look for reviews, like you do when you’re online shopping.
As I mentioned above, you can also do it yourself if you feel inclined. Check out sites like astro.com to get your birth chart info and then google all the placements. Youtube has some great astrologers. I’m a big fan of astrologyuniversity.com, too.
WARNING ABOUT GETTING READINGS FROM OTHER PEOPLE: Don’t integrate other people’s limiting beliefs about your placements into your psyche.
I experienced this myself and it has been super challenging to detach from.
There is a difference between realizing some areas of your chart might be a challenge for you and believing that a certain placement means you have no options and you’re destined to suffer.
Challenging placements are indications that you’ll need to put some work into that area of life, not that there’s no hope. So if someone shares something limiting about a placement with you, or you read a description of placement that is exceptionally negative, don’t own it.
That’s another person connecting to their own fear-based paradigms, and (usually) subconsciously trying to keep the fear alive by transferring it onto you.
We have to discern whenever we take in new information. Astrology is no different.
There are some really cool astrology apps out there, too. I’d say it’s the quickest way to witness and integrate the power of knowing your chart. My favourite right now is The Pattern and Co-star. Both free. Will probably blow your mind, but whatever.
Unveil the wisdom within you through astrology. 🌀🌀🌀
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Love to all,