"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" - C. G. Jung.
I've been studying Western and Indian Vedic astrology for ten years. Astrology has enriched my understanding of myself and others in ways that are priceless to me.
Astrology has existed for as long as human civilization and there is a reason for this.
The great C. G. Jung was known to consult the astrological charts of the patients he worked with and spoke of how much crucial, detailed information they gave him.
The movements of the planets and stars in space have been observed by astrologers from time immemorial to correlate closely and consistently with particular events and situations in the lives of individuals, as well as the wider world.
Understanding our own horoscope and the planetary transits and cycles we are undergoing at any point in time, can give us a profound understanding of ourselves and our lives that simply isn't possible in any other system.
By understanding what archetypal myths and energies are symbolised by the different planets, what strength or 'dignity' these planets have in our own birth chart and what the relationships between them are, we can get a clearer sense of our strengths and weaknesses, limits and potentials.
Astrology can offer deep and profound insight into our character, personality and internal world, as well as how and why they are formed and structured in the way they are.
Western astrology tends to be more psychologically orientated and is very helpful in deepening our psychological self-awareness.
Indian Vedic astrology is more predictive in nature, as it is embedded within an ancient spiritual system of understanding which takes karma, past lives and 'cyclic existence' as a given.
This system is particularly strong in regards to helping us understand what we have control over in our lives and what we don't, what planetary cycles and seasons we pass through in our lives, how they will affect us and how we can best navigate them.
I can offer an entirely optional analysis of your astrological birth chart as an additional 'perspective' to complement and run alongside our work together in counselling.
My own experience with several experienced and skilled astrologers has shown me over and over again that the cosmos is a single, unified reality. Listening to the messages that reality gives us can be truly life-changing.
"The stars are like letters which inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky . . . . Everything in the world is full of signs. . . . All events are coordinated. . . . All things depend on each other; as has been said, ‘Everything breathes together.’”