Like most of us, my beliefs have been generated by past experiences. But unlike most, my beliefs are also strongly influenced by the system of astrology.
As an Evolutionary Astrologer, I knew 2020 was destined to be a turning point in the life of mankind. Astrologers call it ushering in the Age of Aquarius. This new age has been highly anticipated for hundreds of years. We speculated about how the world would change but living in the middle of this transition is a rare privilege.
Our lives have been tossed about in an angry sea of change where little of our current infrastructure seems to offer comfort or move us to terra firma.
Thinking about these changes reminds me of a 2000 movie starring Tom Hanks, called “Cast Away”. In a desperate attempt to leave his one-man island, Hanks’ character constructs a wooden raft with the hope of reaching civilization. He survives only because he is rescued by a Russian trawler ship. He believed that he would die alone on that island had he not set sail in search of what he thought he needed. His beliefs guided him to action, and he was willing to risk his life for what he believed in.
What do we do when our beliefs are threatened? Many take desperate action or maybe it is just action that feels desperate because under ordinary circumstances, we would not act. Some turn to religion or spirituality for guidance, for safe harbor or to refresh our faith. We are seeking safety, security and reassurance.
This makes me think of a Bob Dylan song…
“I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give you shelter from the storm”
-Bob Dylan, 1974
Being immersed in astrology has been my shelter from the storm in dealing with our local, national and global transitions. Because our beliefs set the stage for our expectations, I expect to find comfort in astrology as an internal guidance system, grounded in technology and proven reliable since ancient times. It helps me keep my beliefs more closely aligned with reality rather than being distracted by the wanderings of my mind.
Even though reality is not always to my liking, it is easier to understand and navigate when defined.
For example, 60 years after the end of WWII, there were surprise discoveries of Japanese soldiers in their mid to late 80s found living in caves and jungles around the world, not yet realizing that the war had ended.
Astrology helps us to cope with circumstance no matter how much paradigms shift. It provides us with insights about what is happening at a personal as well as global level. And, it tells us why these changes are occurring. It brings us meaning and understanding to help guide us through the vicissitudes of life. We can become the hero of our journey rather than a bit player in the wings.
Viktor Frankel, a well-known therapist, developed Logotherapy after surviving Nazi concentration camps in the 1940s. He believed that the search for meaning and purpose in life helps people endure hardship and suffering.
Astrology is a tool that adds meaning, depth and insight to our experiences. It also helps us formulate new beliefs based in truth rather than misinformation.
This is how we can create our future – a future aligned with what we came into this life to accomplish. When we move into alignment with our truth, we gain momentum. We become grounded in an internal sense of security because we feel guided and supported. We believe that we can achieve what is most important to us. We believe in ourselves. We feel passionate about who we are, what we do and how we connect with others.
Evolutionary Astrology is a system that works with any belief set and easily highlights what we are here to do and become. It positions us face to face with our life purpose, path and direction. It connects us to our “why”. It reveals new meaning for our beliefs, validates our behavior and provides us with a blueprint for our journey. It gives us shelter from the storm.