"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.
Astrology has enriched my understanding of myself and others, as well as the nature of life itself, 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 in space, against the backdrop of the firmament, have been observed by astrologers from time immemorial to correlate closely and consistently with particular 'types', or recognisably archetypal themes, of 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 of healing or self-understanding.
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.
By understanding what archetypal myths and energies are symbolised by the different planets and what roles these planets are playing in our birth chart, we can get a clearer sense of what our potential is, and how we can work to fulfill it in a way that honours the promise, the challenges and the uniqueness of our "cosmic birth certificate".
Traditional western astrology tends to be more psychologically orientated and is very helpful in deepening self-awareness. Its clear understanding of the importance of planetary aspects and transits is something which I include in my work.
Indian Vedic astrology is in some ways 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. The Vedic understanding of the cyclic nature of time, and the 'mythic' narratives which give life to the lunar mansions, carries the wisdom of over five thousand years of spiritual tradition.
The Vedic system of 'Dashas' or planetary periods, is an incredibly powerful tool, which can give us an extremely helpful understanding of what planetary cycles and seasons we will pass through in our lives, how they will affect us and how we can best navigate them.
My own experience with several experienced and skilled astrologers, as well as my study of my own birth chart and the charts of people around me, 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.
Astrological readings: Length 90 minutes - Fee £75
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"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.’”