What is Astrology?

Astrology is a concept that there is a synchronistic correlation between the universe and specific activity on Earth. It is now accepted that there is, at any moment in time, a pattern formed by the planets’ gravitational fields with Earth and these patterns coincide with the energy systems of Earth. Astrology has evolved methods over the last 5,000 years of interpreting this correlation as it affects the individual, the community, national and international events.

Historical Summary

Astrology and Astronomy began as one, evolving because of earliest man’s need for a calendar. The sun was the most dependable measure, returning to the same place in the sky each year and coinciding with the seasons. As man evolved, the stars and planets were identified with their Gods. The allocation of God-like qualities and powers to them is remarkably similar throughout history irrespective of whether they be Chaldean, Greek, Roman or any other of the ancient cultures.

The oldest records of Astrology being practised can be traced to Indian Sanskrit and the Chaldeans. In the 5th century BC, Chaldean Astrology reached Greece. It influenced the philosopher Plato. In classic antiquity, Astrology has always been studied by the great philosophers like Pythagoras, Aristotle, and Hippocrates. In the middle ages, the Astrologers were usually the Doctors and the Physicists. During the Renaissance, all the great minds studied Astrology – Cardan, Paracelsus, Brahe, Kepler and Galileo.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, many of the forefathers of modern science including Newton were fascinated by Astrology and admitted that it was a pseudo-science that could not be proved with the knowledge available to them. Carl Jung utilized dream interpretation, alchemical symbolism and astrology charts in his client work. He called the blend of his method psychological astrology.

The Horoscope

The Horoscope or Natal Chart, as it is referred to by Astrologers, is a map of the Solar System as it would be seen at any specific moment for a given event.

The Chart also shows the sky below the horizon and records exactly where the planets were in relation to the signs of the Zodiac, for the place and time of any event.

The function of the Chart is to indicate the orientation of an individual to the Zodiac and the planets, for a time and place. Every Chart that is erected for a particular moment describes the potentials of that moment and everything begun at that moment.

It does not represent a static entity. As time progresses the potentials of that moment unfold. The Chart also shows its unfolding.

Sylvia’s thoughts on how Astrology can enhance your life…..

Use of the astrological model in consultations has proven to enhance our insight into ourselves, our personality, unique talents and challenges. It delivers founded knowledge about how to make the most out of our unique traits. Clients regularly resonate deeply with the information from the chart and it opens doors to deepening self-knowledge. We look at our current stage in our life cycle as well as upcoming influences from a more objective point of view which is empowering and often enables decisive action. The Astrological chart unravels in-depth information about how to make more informed and confident choices.

In my life, it has worked many times as an overview for upcoming situations and has helped to reduce anxiety and confusion when making a decision. It works like a road map and also delivers insights into the essence or higher learning aspects of a situation. This tool has been comforting and reassuring to myself and my clients over the last 14 years.

My aim in practice is to inspire and assist with gaining confidence and clarity. Often clients report and increase in self-acceptance, trust in themselves and motivation to utilise their strengths. Obtaining clarity and confirmation around issues that had already been contemplated is often part of the feedback I receive.

I have been passionate about Astrology since I was 8 years old, I emigrated to Australia in 1998 and I became an official practitioner in 2002. I am a qualified member of the Federation of Astrologers of Australia and frequent research projects are my contribution to the enhancement of Astrology as an acknowledged personal growth tool. Currently, I am completing my MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at an international university in Wales with the view to selecting my PhD subject and undertaking further research work on how to best offer this wonderful tool to corporations and individuals.

My long, corporate history further enhances my ability to facilitate a big picture approach when working with clients on major decision making in various areas of their lives. Teaching and presenting workshops in a hands-on experiential process has been popular with participants. It is rewarding to see participants explore their own chart and learn to read the signposts themselves.

I hope to hear from you soon if this is interesting to you!

Kind regards
Sylvia Flimm