A year ago I wrote about the conjunctions that would happen in the beginning of 2020, more focused on the conjunctions with Pluto than in the other conjunctions of the year, more concentrated in the months of February and March than in the rest of months of the year. Even so, as I said at…
From the beginning of humanity, human beings have raised their eyes to heaven in search of answers. Answers about the essence of things and events, first about predictability, and later about deep understanding of life. Astrology is a Method, almost as old as the very existence of the human being, to achieve this goal. However, it has been widely criticized for being considered a procedure immersed in what is known as esotericism or mysticism or fantasy. Certainly many astrologers have used it this way, with a predictive or divinatory character throughout its history. As well as many religious groups did.
Today’s astrology cannot and should not be considered in this way. It is a pseudo-scientific method to reach self-awereness. It is pseudo-scientific because it does not conform to the principles established by the scientific method. Anyway, it remains useful. Reliable and efficient.
As a method it has a descriptive, non-explanatory character, and a much less predictive divinatory use (if someone in the name of astrology sells you that, they simply do not know what they do). The influence of the objects in the sky on the functioning of life on our planet is indisputable, due to our synchronized relation to them. So it is its influence on the biological and psychological functioning of the human being. Astrologers use this astrological knowledge as a method to describe a person’s psychological traits and tendencies. As a body of knowledge, it is unique when compared to others, as the position of the asters reveal an individual’s behavior through a personal description. This description goes beyond the already known characteristics of an individual, by revealing some hidden, unknown or unconscious potentialities. From there, an astrologer can guide one to her/his own self-knowledge from an approach that no other discipline can show. And, open his/her mind to many new rich life possibilities.