Look at the image above. This is taken from the most instinctive side of psychology, specifically gestalt psychology, which in my opinion is what comes closest in regards to pure reasoning to the logic of astrology and the occult sciences in basic.
Here you can see three different images, but each one of them has various interpretations according to what you translate as the figure and what you interpret as the background.
I wanted to make this post because I see a great deal of memes and simplified assumptions about the movements of the planets and I seem like lots of people who are most likely brand-new to astrology are misinterpreting what the meaning and use of astrology is, and in doing so theyre limiting what they can potentially receive from this life-altering and very effective location of study.
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The proper use of astrology, in my viewpoint, ought to not be to point at a chart and state “oh, this is why x is taking place, its due to the fact that this chart reveals this aspect/transit. You must look at your self, at your inner life, at your first-hand experience (and this is why I think that studying astrology without studying the mind is nearly ineffective), and use astrology as a tool to recognize, in your field of consciousness, what is the figure and what is the background. Rather of saying “x world is giving me a really hard time” or “brace yourself, x transit is going to take place” you might state “oh, Im having a major Pluto transit, this is why Im having such a hard time.
In this manner, you utilize astrology to appropriately determine what is the background from what is the figure, bringing clarity, power and function into your day-to-day presence.
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To put it to put it simply when again: your first-hand, individual experience and the material of a given chart are not separate entities and do not represent separate realities. They complement each other; one brings more clarity to the other and vice versa.
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As Richard Tarnas used to state, the worlds do not rule our lives and vice versa. They are part of the exact same flowing universe. We do not state that the clock is determining time when we look at a clock. The clock is only showing time, something which is already there. Astrology does the same with the soul: it does not determine how our lives go, but it can help us in comprehending the dynamics occurring in the inmost layers of our being.
Thanks for reading this far, I hope you found this useful:-RRB- Have a nice day!
The proper usage of astrology, in my opinion, ought to not be to point at a chart and state “oh, this is why x is taking place, its due to the fact that this chart shows this aspect/transit. You should look at your self, at your inner life, at your first-hand experience (and this is why I believe that studying astrology without studying the psyche is almost ineffective), and use astrology as a tool to recognize, in your field of awareness, what is the figure and what is the background. As Richard Tarnas used to say, the planets do not rule our lives and vice versa. Astrology does the very same with the soul: it doesnt determine how our lives go, however it can help us in understanding the dynamics taking place in the inmost layers of our being.