“Are you serious? Astrology? Really?”
Yes, besides the raised eyebrows and skeptical look on a person’s face, such statements are fairly common when I tell people that I practice astrology.
The funny thing is this, you don’t get people here in Asia raising their brows and giving you a confused look when you tell them that you are practicing Bazi, Yijing or Geomancy. That’s because Western Astrology is something new and its growing influence is taking shape in this part of the world because it works with an accuracy of up to 99%.
Western Astrology is a form of metaphysics that can provide unique and remarkable insights on any subject revolving around people and events. You don’t need to have a lot of astrology knowledge to be able to understand yourself, others and situations going on around you.
Here are 7 reasons why astrology can powerfully transform your life.
Reason 1: Astrology’s Strong Correlation To Career Choice
To skeptics, the notion that the location of where the planets were when you were born has an effect on your personality, health and work performance seems a bit ridiculous. I was that skeptic many years ago and after years of serious observation, I was convinced that astrology is real and it works.
A lot of things in life may sound crazy or too good to be true, especially when there is little empirical research done on it. But the problem with most empirical research is that it is funded by academics who don’t want to be seen defending something irrational like astrology.
One largest research study on astrology was conducted in the 20th century. Researchers by the name of Michel and Francoise Gauquelin, claimed to have found empirical evidence for the validity of astrology. This famous yet controversial study known as the Mars Effect, found eminent athletes and sports champions to have the planet Mars around the Ascendant and Midheaven in their birth charts more frequently than others.
Mars were not the only planet they found to have strong correlations to certain types of professions though. There were others such as the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn (see Figure 1).
Moon: Writers; Politicians
Mars: Doctors, Sportsmen, Military; Executives; Scientists
Jupiter: Actors; Military; Executives; Playwrights; Politicians, Journalists
Saturn: Doctors; Scientists
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The study also concludes that people with certain character traits are more likely to achieve success in specific fields. And these traits are associated with strong correlations between the effect of the planets and choice of professions.
Reason 2: Astrology Helps You Foster Better Relationships
You don’t need advance knowledge in astrology to foster better relationships with others around you. Take for example, the moon cycles. A new moon is a period for you to create some space for reflection and introspection. A full moon, on the other hand, can be a time when your energy is heightened. By knowing one’s energy level, it enables you to mirror their energy in order to match them at their comfort level. This way, it can help you create trust with whom you’re dealing with.
When you like someone or when you are in a relationship with a person, you might have considered whether this person is compatible with you. Romance is not just about the rosy image of you cuddling in bed or watching the moonlight fade into the night sky.
The way astrology paints the picture of romance is that of a larger picture. Friendship is the foundation for a true romantic relationship. Therefore, astrologers will look into you and your partner’s birth charts and from there, describe to you how your relationship is going to turn out and the direction it is heading towards.
Reason 3: Astrology Examines Competency Objectively Using The Birth Chart
If an American, an Italian and a Japanese walked into a job interview, it would be unethical to base your hiring decision solely on their nationality, race and even gender. To tailor your approach to each candidate as an interviewer, it is important to understand the culture and behavioural traits of each candidate.
Does it means that Japanese are less qualified just because they are less likely to talk about their achievements as compared to Americans and Italians? Definitely, no. They each come from different culture and even within a culture, there are differences in self-expression and working behaviour due to their personality. Moreover, is the position they are applying for suitable for their personality?
Astrology can be used to assess these candidates objectively. When astrology is applied, Professional Astrologers don’t just look at Sun Signs to determine the best person for the job. That is unethical and I mentioned about this issue in my previous article.
Professional Astrologers observe a person’s birth chart in totality to come up with a bigger picture on who is the right fit for the job based on their career suitability, skillsets and hidden talents as shown on their birth chart.
By consulting an astrologer, you will have an objective first-hand knowledge of your core personality and work competency. Even so, just knowing a person’s Sun and Moon signs, you can already gauge his personality and how he manages his emotions under stress.
Reason 4: Astrology Helps You Discover Your Potential And Shortcomings
“If you know the enemy and yourself, you will win every hundred battles,” says Sun Tzu in The Art of War.
In order to be successful in life, self-awareness is one of the most powerful tool you can possess. Imagine living your life with trial and error, learning life lessons at every stage and sometimes feeling lost and unsure about what your true purpose really is. It’s hard, isn’t it? — to be objective with who you are if you don’t have clarity about what you’re meant to do in this lifetime.
Astrology helps you straighten this one out with just one look at your birth chart. It will pin-point all sorts of useful information about you that may never have occurred to you before. They’re probably your greatest blindspots!
Moreover, your birth chart answers questions such as:
- Are you by nature an alpha male or a beta male? And how can you become more alpha in your masculinity to be successful in the dating game?
- Do you tend to get bored with chores or are you great at doing follow ups?
- Are you someone who shines more in backend jobs as compared to helming the stage as a speaker?
Of course, the list goes on and on…
All these are revealed in your birth charts and knowing them gives you an edge over someone who has little objective knowledge of who they are.
Reason 5: Astrology Can Be Used In The World Of Business
Even without deep knowledge about planets and signs, you would have heard about a few astrological concepts that many people talk about in their daily life such as the Void of Course Moon and Mercury Retrograde.
Of the two, the Void of Course moon is not as commonly heard of as Mercury Retrograde. But it simply refers to a period of time before the moon moves into a new zodiac sign and during which, the moon does not form any significant interaction with any planets. In short, during this period, we might feel a little lost, confused or forgetful. This is also not a very auspicious time to do any significant work, such as holding an event, signing a business contract, travel long distances, and meeting a client, and so on.
Mercury Retrograde, on the other hand, is a common term that many people use to put a blame on for poor communications and misunderstandings during a period of time when nothing seems to go right. Mercury is a planet symbolising communication, mental output and intelligence. When it goes retrograde, getting the message across to others can be a little challenging. You’ll have time clashes, miscommunications, and even breakdowns of Internet connections from time to time.
Hence, these two phenomenons are usually inauspicious, so when dealing with your business clients, signing contracts, or even trading in the stock market, it is advisable to avoid doing so during these periods.
Feel free to test it out if you do not believe me, I’m sure it will be one of the most expensive lessons you will ever face!
Reason 6: Astrology Offers You Insights Into Your Future
Unlike fortune telling, astrology consultation isn’t fatalistic. You have Free Will and the ability to make your choices that produce your own outcomes.
When you gain insights into your future, you are more prepared for what lies ahead and you can equip yourself with the right resources to make it through the tough times. Knowing your astrology forecast is like having an umbrella that will shield you from the rain when it rains in the future. In this way, you can go for a picnic with a peace of mind.
Consulting an astrologer can help you understand the forces at work around you in the present moment and in the future. If you want to know when is the best time to close an important business deal, make that crucial presentation pitch, look for a new job, or even when your troubles at work is likely to pass, then you can only find your answers by consulting an astrologer. There is no other way around it.
Reason 7: Astrology Is More Effective When Combined With Coaching And Counselling Approaches
I’ve always wanted to help others attain positive outcomes in their lives. After spending a decade or more in the field of psychotherapy and coaching, I got frustrated by how slow it is when I use traditional counselling processes and coaching methods.
I always thought that the process of producing a better outcome can be faster when, for instance, all I ever need is a simple stress-reduction technique for clients to become aware of their issues altogether.
When I use astrology in my sessions, it is not only effective but it cuts to the chase. The client gets to hear what he really needs to hear. By gaining that insights to his future, the client is able to make adjustments and preparations by taking necessary actions to get to the outcome he desires.
If you’re a counsellor or a regular coach, you can never make forecasts for a client’s wellbeing like astrologers do. Keep trying and I wish you luck!
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