Written In the Stars: The Truth About Astrology Readings

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Did you know that 30% of Americans believe in astrology? Astrology is reading wide levels of acceptance around the world.

If you’ve ever looked up your astrological sign, you probably know how uncanny it can be. How on earth do the stars know about your fundamental characteristics? 

Is it just a coincidence? Are astrology readings written to be general enough that everyone can see pieces of themselves in them? Or is there something deeper and more mystical at work here?

The answer depends on where you get your reading. If you’re looking at your horoscope in the paper, it’s probably just a bit of creative writing. But, there are some fundamental, ancient truths to astrology.

Read on to learn more! 

What Is Astrology? 

Astrology is defined as the belief that the position of the stars when you were born influences your life and personality traits. Furthermore, the position of the stars can have a continuing influence over your life. For example, mercury being in retrograde is often blamed for things going wrong.

An astrology psychic can also use the stars to predict the future. Because the paths of the stars and planets are known, it can be determined where they will be in the coming months, and how they will change your life. 

Real Astrology vs Pop Astrology

Since the dawn of humanity, we’ve looked up at the changing stars and correlated them to our surroundings. The Mesopotamians were among the first to keep records of the stars and the phenomenon they seemed to influence. The Greeks had the most comprehensive understanding of astrology and how it informed your fate. 

If you’ve ever looked at your horoscope and thought, “Well, that could apply to just about anyone,” you’re not wrong. What started as a methodical study was boiled down to new age astrology that was designed to appeal to the masses. In other words, pop astrology

Pop astrology turned complex astrological charts into single words: Pisces, Virgo, libra, and so on. These words and the descriptions that come with them are easy to swallow, overly simplistic, and sometimes just plain fabricated. 

Traditional astrology as it was defined in the Hellenistic period, breaks your chart up into houses. These houses correlate with money, love, career, and similar real-world concepts. It also had a strict notion of fate, and how the stars influence what will happen to us.

The concept of fate is often rejected by a world of people who pride themselves on free will. So it was stripped away to make room for pop astrology. 

Creating a Chart

With an exact birth date, time, and location, a full astrological chart can be drawn up. This chart is split into 12 sections or houses. Each house is filled in with planets, zodiac signs, and aspects.

The notion of 12 houses dates back to the Babylonians, who were the first to split the sky into 12 sections. They tracked the movement of planets and constellations within these 12 sections. 

Using this chart and the position of the stars and planets, you can find out your past, present, and future. 

The Planets and Their Meanings

Your sun sign, or the zodiac sign you use for your horoscope, is actually just referring to the position of the sun when you were born. The sun governs your essence, and your deepest, most vibrant characteristics. 

The moon is the opposite of the sun. It represents your inner world. The location of the moon within your chart shows your private self. 

Mercury is a planet of intellect and logic, dictating how you solve problems and handle complex ideas. Venus represents love, sensuality, and romance.

Mars, the planet of the warrior god, symbolizes action, aggression, and focus. Jupiter symbolizes philosophy and spirituality. Saturn represents tenacity, and the ability to push through difficult situations. 

Uranus was a late addition to the astrological world, thanks to its late discovery. As such, it represents dynamic change and rebellious nature. Neptune is the planet of creativity, imagination, and fantasy. 

Pluto might not be a planet anymore, but it’s still considered a planet in the astrological world. Here, it represents destruction, transformation, and power. It’s your dark side. 

Using the position of the planets within your chart, you can see which traits most influence your life. In addition, while they circle through the sky, they have different pulls on your life. So, when Pluto goes retrograde, you can expect a transformation. 

Reality and Introspection

Many people wonder how much of this is real and how much isn’t. Astrology isn’t recognized as a science, and an astronomer will be quick to dismiss it as a science. But, astrology asks us to confront ourselves and invites change.

When you look at your chart and when you see the challenges of yourself and your future, it invites introspection and self-reflection. And that’s the whole point. So, it doesn’t really matter if the planets have a divine purpose for you.

If reading your chart brings out your best self by forcing you to confront your challenges and engage with your problems head-on, it’s working as intended. For that reason, the relationship you would have with an astrologer is akin to one with a therapist. Your job is to probe deeper and uncover the fundamental truths about your character, confront them, and uncover your best self. 

Astrology Readings Are Just the Beginning 

Real astrology readings are not a bite-size horoscope you read in the morning. They are a complex undertaking about your character, your flaws, your strengths, your challenges, and your future. To get the full picture, you need an expert.

Luckily, we’ve got just the experts you need. Our handpicked, authentic psychics are available for live psychic readings, so give them a call today!  

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