When I was first introduced to astrology, I remember saying, “I don’t believe in that!” Now I realize that this was like saying I didn’t believe in the universe. It was like saying that all of the science that has proven the existence of planets beyond earth was all wrong and untrue. I also realize that whether I believed in astrology or not the particles of every heavenly body interact every day, all day long, with the particles of every other heavenly body. And that my beliefs or dis-beliefs were not going to change these interactions.
Today I can tell you with real, scientific mathematical certainty that astrology is a genuine science and we are probably just beginning to discover the magic and mystery it holds. I have come to these conclusions out of a life-long search to find the answers to pathways that will help humanity find relief and allow all of us to be the very best we can be. To find those pathways, my company (my friends) and I have had to become engineers in a way who are dedicated to the study of the human design. And over the past four decades, I believe we have made some very remarkable discoveries.
One of these discoveries has been the influence of astrology on human behavior. We see this influence both in a person’s birth map and in the movement of planets around our beautiful earth. Your birth map, commonly known as your astrological chart, is a map of the location of all the planets at the exact date, time and place you were born. It is like we took a frozen photograph of all those planetary bodies influence to each person’s exact birth location. And out of this birth map, we can see the influences of many heavenly bodies in terms of our resources, opportunities and challenges in life.
Then beyond the birth map, we can see how the transiting or moving planets can also influence human behavior. We can all see the effects of the full moon on human behavior. And those effects such as an increase in arguing, sleeplessness, accidents etc. are very well-documented. Similarly, other planetary bodes such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Hades, and many more, also influence human behavior. For example, our separations from people such as divorce generally come when Saturn particles are strong in relationship to one’s birth map. Death and loss are often seen when Saturn or Hades or both are present. So we can say again with certainty that these energies are in fact present and they do in fact influence all of our lives.
Whenever I teach astrology, I know that some people are where I was many years ago when I did not understand how connected this universe really is. And I always hope that I can find the words to open audiences to seeing these possibilities. I also know that sometimes when people start to look at astrological information that it can be very overwhelming. All the different concepts of elements, signs, houses, conjunctions, squares, sextiles, trines, oppositions and more are too much to take in all at once and can often turn a person off to looking further into this wondrous world.
I write this article to encourage readers to just take a peek every once in a while to what might be happening astrologically and what is going on in your life. I encourage this because I have found that in this knowledge there is a grand doorway to self-forgiveness. In all my decades in the field of mental health I have never met a person who did not regret doing or not doing something. In fact, I have never met a person who did not regret doing or not doing lots of things. I have seen many people, including myself, be unable to find the self-forgiveness we need to bring closures to those regrets and to move forward into a new future.
What I have loved the most about the study of astrology is that it has set me free from many of those regrets. Now before I go any further, this study has not released me from personal responsibility for my choices. It has not taken away in any way my free will to make my life choices. But it has shown me a new way of looking at my life. I can see now, for example, that the location of Saturn that makes separation particles was a factor in my separating from someone I loved. I can see that there were no bad people. There was nothing wrong with either of us.
I can see now that if we just understood the power of Saturn particles (and there are many other planetary influences) that maybe people would not have to build up enough bad feelings in a relationship to justify seeking a divorce. Maybe they could just look at each other and say, “We do not have enough particles to hold us together. The planets have moved since we met and it is time for us to separate. I have loved being with you.” Maybe when we left a job or got fired we could see that the planets were telling us that the opportunity is present to move on without thinking we did something wrong.
Maybe if we understood how these particles can influence our relationships, we could accept the relationships that we have without trying to change someone else or make a relationship with another person that is beyond the limitations of those connecting particles. Maybe we could find forgiveness for times we had to move on and times we had to be alone for self-reflection. Maybe we could forgive ourselves for all the imperfect relationships we might have had or have with our children. The possibilities are endless.
The study of astrology is only one aspect of all the factors we have had to examine to understand the human condition. And it is a factor that might be the doorway to a much bigger picture of all that is going on here on earth. So, I encourage you just to take a peek. It may be a peek in the crack of the cosmic egg.
Below you will find some possible astrology Apps that you can place on your phone. They will allow you to enter your personal birth information and every once in a while you can just take a peek at how these planetary particles might be talking to you. These programs are not absolute and many things can be going on any given day. But they are fun and easy to track, and may open that giant doorway to self-forgiveness.
Go to app store and search for TimePassages by Astro Graph Software and download it.
Go to app store and search for My Destiny Cards by Pluckysoft Inc and download it.
Copyright 2017: Mary E. Miller. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: These Instruments are for experimental purposes only. The FDA has not approved or evaluated these tools, resources, recommendations and/or aids. These products, procedures and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, prevent, and/or cure any disease. None of the products, procedures and/or information replaces or substitutes for the advice of a practicing medical doctor or health care provider. See a qualified practicing doctor and/or health care provider for any disease or medical condition.
MARY MILLER MSW is an internationally known author and speaker and co-founder of I Ching Systems, LLC.