I present to you, the case for having fun with your own existence.
What if I told you that you could have the benefits of religious experience without the dogma?
To know oneself is to know the universe or as some would like to call it, God. I have my own personal beliefs and I do not like to push those on others, so I should say, if you identify as a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Athiest, etc... it really makes no difference here at Ecstatic Astrology.
Astrology is so helpful for navigating this reality and its likely good for our brains as well! Click the link I am sharing here to read for yourself about what science has ascertained about religion. You can have any religious belief or non belief that you choose and still benefit and practice astrology. We all benefit from a long journey inside ourselves.
Astrology is also not anti-science. Science, in fact, has nothing to do with astrology. Here is a definition of Astrology that will hopefully squash just about any negative thing one could say about it::
Astrology applies archetypal stories to time and cosmic patterns in order to cope with, and understand the world around us.
There is no belief that a planet will do anything to your life. But Astrologers believe they have an idea about what areas of life will be affected in what way by looking at the patterns of planets. This is not a shocking way of doing things, in fact, paying attention to what was going on when a planet was in a specific place in the sky and when that was happening on a regular basis is one of the first ways we learned to interact with our world.
But do you know what for sure does affect your life? The personal narrative running inside of your own head, to yourself, about yourself. We all need to break out of negative ways of thinking about ourselves and find the way through rough situations and we all need to overcome negative patterns in our lives and personally evolve.
As humans, we have always understood our world through story! If, then, there is a piece of the puzzle that has always been missing for you, its not only a healthy, but fun exercise to look at your own astrology birth chart. The trick is, if its not right for you, then its not right for you! It is a wonderful thing if someone resonates with an astrology reading or an astrology report, I have witnessed the validation washing over people. I have not once had a client that didn't like it. The reason why is simple, because I listen to what you have to say, I want to talk about your life and your dreams and desires and goals. And then I want to give you helpful ideas or new ways of looking at the situations in your life.
Everyday we recite bits and pieces of the story we have written about ourselves in our heads, and this is exactly why we should be editing and re-working it as often as we can.
Author: Mandi Rae Trott
Content creator of Ecstatic Astrology, Mandi, a mother, musicia, and writer, resides in the Heart of Dixie and has a uniquely southern approach to interpreting the patterns of the cosmos.