Logo letter

Philosophies behind Astrology

 

 

Learning astrology is similar to learning a new language. There are strange symbols and words, such as Capricorn, 10th house, sesquiquadrate, etc. Studying astrology means studying the letters of this new alphabet. You must learn to put them together as words, phrases and sentences. And when you are able to look at a birth chart and see many sentences joining together, then you are beginning to understand that birth chart at its core.

 

However, behind beyond this structural appreciation Rahu and Ketu Transit 2017 2018 and 2019 is a deeper plane that makes up the nucleus of astrology: your philosophy. Yes, your own world view or personal philosophy will shape your understanding of astrology, and the way you use it.

 

Fatalistic Astrology

One approach to astrology that is highly traditional and fate-oriented, is known as fatalism. Everything is viewed as predestined, and the basic belief is that we cannot choose and lead our own lives. Astrologers who follow this approach are those who predict certain events and provide advice on how to live your life.

 

Humanistic Astrology

Humanism is a more contemporary as well as choice-oriented approach to astrology. The belief is that there is a creative force in every one of us that seeks expression. Based on this world view, we are co-creators of our own fate or destiny.

 

It is not a toss between free will and destiny Jupiter Transit 2017 and 2018, but rather a combination of both. The birth chart is perceived as a tool that aids us in knowing ourselves better, identifying our strong and weak points, and ultimately transforming ourselves into self-harmonious people.

 

Humanistic astrologers say the purpose of the birth chart is to help us know ourselves better, enabling us to see as well as express our highest potential. We must work with the chart-identified problem areas until we are able to overcome them. This means that we should not take our problems as destiny, but we should use our awareness of them to defeat them and most importantly, to learn from them.

 

For some humanistic astrologers, karma and reincarnation are very strong and powerful concepts. According to the philosophy of reincarnation, we all have a spiritual essence or soul that continues on after our death, and incarnates in various physical bodies in various lives. The purpose is to gives us the opportunity to learn different lessons by experience, and to slowly achieve perfection or wholeness.

 

The philosophy of karma says that whatever we do is our own responsibility. What we do comes back to us. All these things compose the cornerstone of the ancient doctrine of karma. We do not have to believe in karma or reincarnation however. This same concept may be explainable through genetic predisposition or biological inheritance.

 

For further reading/watching, please visit  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maraka_(Hindu_astrology) .