Astrology is everywhere and, just like thousands of years ago, it continues to evolve. More than 2,000 years ago, while astronomy was mapping the positions of the stars, Astrology began to observe these same positions and interpret how they influence events on Earth.
Currently, professionals in the area see Astrology as a tool for self-knowledge and personal transformation. But what is the influence of the stars in our lives?
Before continuing, a little history.
Astrological studies began in the current territory of Iraq, ancient Babylon, when It recorded that it repeated the new moon 12 times in one year.
The movement of the Sun was divided into twelve parts, each with its constellation. Each of these parts was associated with shapes like a Capricorn or a scorpion, making it easier to locate them on the horizon.
The solar signs were born with the symbols that we still know today. Each of us has our sun sign according to the constellation the Sun was in at our birth. But the sun sign is only one of the elements of our astral personality.
The Influence of the Stars in Our Lives
Sun Sign, Moon, and Ascendant
To understand our astrological personality, we must know three positions: that of the Sun, that of the moon, and that of the Rising Sign.
However, the public image can only be interpreted through the birth chart. This allows us to capture the position of the stars in the sky at the exact moment of our birth.
Only then, through this "photograph" of the sky when we were born, is it possible to determine and study our personality's astrological influences.
Without this data, the interpretations are generic and inaccurate. However, this does not mean that Sun Sign information does not contain essential clues to self-knowledge. It is always better to know something than nothing.
Currently, Astrology is seen, above all, as a symbol-based self-knowledge tool and not so much as a way of guessing the future. This, we are the only ones who build it step by step, with our daily actions.
"It is not the planets or the stars that do anything, they do not have life, but they have a symbolic dimension. They represent anything. The Sun represents our dialogue with the ego: "I choose, I want," it is a conscious thing that speaks: if it is "I need," we are already talking about an emotion. We are talking about the moon. I assert myself and fight, and we talk about Mars. " Luiza Azancot, American astrologer
The Astral Chart
The birth chart is a circle that represents the position of the stars in the sky at the time of our birth. This circle is divided into twelve houses, each representing different areas of life.
For example, the First House is the discovery of itself (and corresponds to the sun sign Aries ), and the Seventh House is the discovery of the other (and that corresponds to the sign opposite to Aries, that is, Libra ).
In the birth chart, in addition to the Sun, the Moon, and the Ascendant, One can see that the planets are in which Houses, the way their trajectory intersects, and the degrees between them.
Through this analysis, Astrology helps explain many behaviors and tendencies in our personality. On the one hand, the birth chart shows our innate emotional, physical, and energetic tendencies, and, on the other hand, it identifies how we face and solve problems.
This self-knowledge (and that of others, when we apply the principles of Astrology to others) may not answer everything, but it helps to clarify many things. It becomes knowledge that allows us to understand ourselves and the world. This is a possible advantage of the influence of the stars in our life.
The Sun Signs
The solar signs are twelve, divided by the four Elements (or Triplicities). Each of these elements has a different influence on the group of signs that govern:
- Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are energetic, intuitive, and passionate.
- The signs of the Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) are associated with characteristics such as sensuality, practicality, and fertility.
- The Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are associated with sensitivity, feelings, and intuition.
- The Air signs (Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra) are associated with thought, intellectualism, and interaction characteristics.
In addition to the Element, each sun sign has a planet that governs it, exerting a more significant influence on it. Scorpio, for example, is Ruled by Mars and Pluto, Sagittarius by Jupiter, and Pisces by Jupiter and Neptune.
Each of the planets in a sign translates into different nuances in our personality. Astrology assigns a specific meaning to each planet and, depending on the degree of influence of the planet on the sun sign, and its characteristics may have a greater or lesser influence on the person.
The Influence of the Stars on Our Lives - The New Role of Astrology
Today, Astrology professionals are sought after, essentially, in times of change. Whether in the professional field, on the person, or in grief, people use knowledge of Astrology to reflect on their options and find guidance.
It is not about looking for easy answers but about self-knowledge.
When we know who we are, we understand which options make us feel more satisfied and happy. The astrologer is seen as an advisor, a guide, and not an oracle with the correct answers. These are within us, and Astrology is only a facilitator.
Astrology has become a psychological phenomenon, and people increasingly turn to the stars, especially in times of crisis and stress.
In 1982, the psychologist Graham Tyson carried out a study that showed that the influence of the teaching of the stars in our lives is more significant under conditions of great stress.
At this time, we are more open to turning to Astrology to deal with events, and we are more susceptible to believing things that we would not believe in a low-stress environment.