Using Astrology the helpful way
Astrology is a marvelous tool and it can be used to help you understand yourself, find your purpose, heal trauma, find deeper compassion and empathy for yourself and others.
But often, we tend to use it in a way that is completely counter productive.
This is the reason why I insist on calling the Astrology I practice empowering. This isn’t just a trendy word I throw in the pot, it’s a real point of view and shift that I saw in myself and that I strive to share with you.
Astrology anxiety: The unhelpful way
When you suffer from anxiety and depression, you tend to use Astrology as a mean to take control. You’re trying to control the outcomes and overall you’re just making yourself even more anxious. But guess what, there are things that we can control (us) and things that we can’t control (all the rest).
I know this because I used to do it myself, and instead of feeling empowered by my new found knowledge, I was just stressing myself out even more by worrying over aspects, positions, my future, my transits.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, and I also know this because I did shift: You can use Astrology in a more healthy way and sure there’s no quick fix to it but it isn’t impossible either.
Using Astrology in positive ways
Find your weaknesses and strength with Astrology
Whether you’re doing it with a professional Astrologer or on your own, reading a natal chart serves the purpose of understanding your psychological patterns and identifying what serves you and what doesn’t.
By identifying your strengths you can rely on it to help yourself, and by identifying your weaknesses you can learn how to recognize negative patterns and strive to stay away from it. You can often identify what exactly is causing you suffering and you can target the problem and come up with strategies to heal and overcome difficult patterns.
Identifying core struggles with Astrology
A lot of time we think that we have a bunch of problems in our life and we might feel overwhelmed with understanding how to change. When you do your birth chart reading and understand yourself deeply, you can begin to see things with more clarity. Perhaps you do notice a lot of difficulties in your life, but perhaps it only stems from one single pattern that you aren't able to see.
Finding your zone of genius with Astrology
As well, you can start focusing on things that you're naturally good at. A lot of people struggle because they're not using their energy in the easiest way. When you focus on your zone of genius, the things you naturally are incredible at because you're naturally skilled, you find much less resistance. Understanding yourself deeply enough will give you the clarity you need to find your zone of genius.
Understand that everything is temporary
Transits charts are great for this, because you realize that sure, your life goes through ups and downs, and yes there will be other downs (you can’t control this we already talked about it) however you can control how you react to it, how prepared you are, and how your own mindset changes your future and potentialities.
Understand the meaning of things
Things that happen to you serve a purpose, helping you achieve growth and overall happiness. By studying Astrology and reading your chart you can get a grasp of it, and you can switch from feeling passive in your own life, watching events happen to you, to feeling active and feeling like you’re a part of the process and that sure, things go down sometimes, but there is a reason for it and you know it.
Astrology shows you that your life isn't cruel, your life is actually very kind as it's looking out for your best interests. By doing Astrology you're participating in the process and you're actively looking for the lessons to learn. By learning the lessons actively, you avoid yourself unnecessary trouble.
It goes without saying that Astrology will never replace a proper treatment or medical attention, but it does help with providing psychological insights as well as a spiritual perspective.