Astrology can be used for personal growth and transformation. The purpose of transformational astrology is to facilitate self awareness and personal and spiritual development. Transformational astrology is a journey into your inner depths to bring to awareness all parts of who you are and to learn how to move beyond where you are stuck or unhappy to a place of joy.
The planets, how they connect, and where they are positioned in the horoscope are a reflection of life on earth. Planets reflect different archetypes, a term used and made popular by Carl Jung. An archetype is symbol universally recognized by all usually considered to be the first model of something. In psychology, an archetype is a model of a person, personality, or behavior.
How the planets are connected to other planets is likened to how they get along with each other. An astrological relationship is harmonious when there is an easy connection or aspect such as a sextile, trine or conjunction. Another way of understanding the ease and compatibility between planets is when planets are in complimentary elements; earth and water are complimentary, they are the ying elements. Fire and air are the other set; they are the yang elements. When a planet is in an earth or water sign it can not communicate as well with planets in the elements of air and fire.
Every astrology chart has all the planets in the horoscope and the chart encompasses all the signs therefore we have at our disposal the ability to tap into the qualities and talents of each sign. However we become identified with a particular way of being as represented by a planet in a sign and house. When there is conflict within us that is where the opportunity for transformation can be found. Many times we will identify with the qualities in a stronger planet and marginalize another planet within ourselves.
For example if your Sun is in Capricorn your identity can be caught up with work, commitment, recognition, accomplishment and working hard towards goals set by self and acknowledged by the standards of the culture you live in (good job, nice home etc or struggling against what you “should” do or what someone said you are supposed to do).
Yet if your Venus is in Sagittarius there is a love (Venus what we love and value) for freedom, travel, learning adventure. The Sun in Capricorn and beliefs about what one needs to do in life is in conflict with the freedom loving adventurous Venus who wants to leave the commitments and responsibility behind and go for an adventure.
When we begin to recognize the differences we have within us we can bring those parts of who we are to light, and not abolish them to darkness to play havoc in other ways. Making peace with our inner conflicts that have polarized desires is a huge step in personal growth and transformation. When you use astrology as a personal transformation tool you no longer need to worry that you will spend years at a career or obtaining a goal with the hopes that it will bring you the happiness you crave.
Transformational astrology gives you the tools you need balance all of your desires. Transformation towards a whole and complete self is just one of the gifts from the magical and mystical world of astrology. Using your astrology chart as your personal guide to transformation brings peace, happiness and a life well lived.
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