Simply stated, astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having a ‘synchronicity’ relationship to human affairs and the natural world. If life seems like a series of meaningless events, astrology can be a comforting experience knowing that things happen for a reason and during times when specific trends are active. It can shine light on inner contradictions and natural strengths. As a map of the psyche, the birth chart is a guide to self-understanding that never stops revealing new layers of insight.
Astrology, in its broadest sense, is the search for meaning in the sky. Astrology is founded on the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon and planets, which are analysed by their movement through signs of the zodiac (twelve spatial divisions of the ecliptic) and by their aspects (based on geometric angles) relative to one another. They are also considered by their placement in houses (twelve spatial divisions of the sky). It takes years of training for an astrologer to synthesize the multitude of factors that make up your birth chart.
Astrology can help outline and explain some of your important life choices and circumstances. It can give insight into some of the events that have happened to you and also your upcoming life trends: both opportunities and challenges. It shows you where to direct your focus, where to push, and what to aim for. Many potential negative outcomes shown in a horoscope can be modified once we become conscious of them and make a sincere effort to change our attitudinal responses to them. Also, challenges are often just stepping stones to a better life. “Yesterday was predestined, today we have choices.”