| Here are some quotes
by famous people (and also by Astrologers) about Astrology, which I found
to be very inspiring and enlightening – and which I would like to
share with you…
(I will be constantly adding to this collection, so please keep checking back to read the new ones!)
“The Birth-chart has to be understood as the archetype or seed-pattern of one’s individual being – as the ‘symbolic’ form of one’s individuality, and therefore also of one’s destiny, for the two are identical.”
~~Dane Rudyar, Astrologer
"An unfailing experience of mundane events in harmony with the changes occurring in the heavens has instructed and compelled my unwilling belief."
~~Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
“My evenings are taken up very largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth."
~~C. G. Jung, in a letter to Sigmund Freud
"We are here to learn lessons and our birth chart tells us what our lessons are, what type of energy we possess in the first place, and how, by facing up to the challenges presented to us in life, spiritual growth will ensue. The birth chart is a 'tool' to guide us through our life. By understanding our basic make up, we can learn to make the most out of our positive points and try to improve on our weaker ones."
~~Stephen Arroyo, from his book “Astrology, Karma and Transformation”
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born."
~~Carl Gustav Jung
for me is a tool for working on myself," says Fernandez
at the opening of the meeting. "Throughout my life, astrology
provided me with many explanations about my life, and served
as a kind of therapy, a tool that gives perspective about
what is happening to us. It helped me understand my barriers
and fears. Identifying the source of the problem is the first
step to solve it. This is also my approach when I teach or
counsel. I encourage people to study astrology so they would
be able to go through the process themselves and not depend
on external authority to give them direction or tell them
what is good or bad. The idea is to give them a tool that
will accompany them in life, that will enable them to look
at what is happening and find answers."
me, there is a new way of using astrology as it can be an
amazing tool for inner and outer transformation. We should
also be careful to avoid the astrological explanations becoming
an excuse for being stuck in the old patterns in our life.
My interest lies in the manner in which we understand our
connection with symbols. We are now at the beginning of a
world revolution on the subject. The old use of astrology
sentenced us to a static, unchanging character. The aspiration
was to try to define in the closest way to our personality
layout and to predict the predestined future. The new astrology
on the other hand opens possibilities. It describes questions,
challenges, tasks and substantial riddles that the cosmos
addresses us. The story of our life actually is our answers
in this constant dialogue. The unique astrological knowledge
enables us to see alternative and respond in a conscious,
transforming way to this dialogue."
people come out disappointed from my readings, because they
came out expecting to receive definite predictions and know
what is going to happen. They want certainty but I describe
a process, a way, and this requires from them to make an effort.
Others gain much benefit from it. They came to clarify something
about the future, but in the course of the meeting forget
they forget about their initial questions, because they discover
something much more interesting, much more magical. They did
not know astrology couldprovide such answers, so they could
not come with the right questions. There is a lot of work
to do on the level of information what we can gain from this
tool. Today the image of astrology is terrible. People read
in the newspaper every day three lines about every sign, and
this for them is the whole thing."
"This is sheer entertainment," (responding to the three lines meant to predict the coming day.) "The connection between this and astrology is like the connection between science fiction and science. Science fiction is inspired by science, yet it is not science but merely fantasy."
"Astrological forces are a series of questions and challenges; the old astrology believed it could supply answers. The new astrology understands that we people give the answers on the face of the earth, consciously or unconsciously. By understanding the limitations of the old astrology we discover the unique possibilities of the new astrology. First of all, it is about our ability to grow, to respond in different, renewed ways to the challenges of cosmic forces. Today we have all the perspective of an immense variety of cultures, and the new astrology renews itself not only by psychological perspectives or those of the classical world, but also by those deriving from Gnosis, alchemy and Taoism. The cosmic essences do not manifest in one specific and finite way. There is something infinite here that needs a new language, a dynamic approach to symbols, in order to find new ways of responding and containing. You don't throw the immense wealth of the old astrology but add to it options of manifesting that are a great asset to personal transformation. The practical result is that instead of prediction we give alternatives that enable people to listen to what is happening and act according to the principle of everything in its time. So if the question is when I will get married or have money, the new astrology would recommend an approach and acting that would enhance the realization of goals. We no longer wait for it to happen to us, but prepare and act so it would take place in the framework of the data."