How To Speak Astrology

Power RangersEven when people don’t know much astrology, they know more than they think. The energies of the planets and signs match the archetypes of the mythological characters the planets (and the signs they rule) are named for. For instance, when I say Venus (which rules Taurus and Libra), you understand the archetype of Venus. When I say Pluto (which rules Scorpio), you know that is Hades, Jupiter – Zeus, Saturn – Chronos, Juno – Hera, etc. Just by living in the world and reading a few children’s stories, you have a basic ability to understand the energies in astrology.

When I tell someone an astrological truth, I like to include the astrology itself, the terms, because otherwise it can sound like I’m pulling stuff out of my butt. We have free will, and all the energies are neutral until directed. That is, for instance, Venus is not always beauty personified; she can also be a vain bitch. Pluto is not just death/negativity/hell; he is also a necessary part of life, part of any cycle of transformation, rebirth, like the phoenix. There is no good or bad, but there is yin/yang. Signs and planets have yin/yang polarities.

No matter how “great” or “bad” the energy signatures present, you cannot predict how someone will use them. Some people take dirt and shape it into a masterpiece. Some will use a magic carpet as a doormat. The best chart in the world is no guarantee of success. The toughest one is not a sign of failure. In fact, some of the biggest shleps have easy charts, and the world’s highest performers tend to have a high degree of challenge. This holds true in synastry as well (comparing charts), the markers of compatibility in relationship. The person can be perfect for you on paper, but if one or both of you are not using your energy in a healthy way, it won’t work out.

Challenge is obvious; you work to overcome. Ease can be misleading. It can become the opium den one retreats to in order to avoid the challenge. That’s a trap and leads to stagnation. Satisfaction in the moment, that does not foster growth, is not sustainable. If you’re no longer growing, you’re dying. Onward ho! (No, I’m not calling you a ho; it’s a westerny figure of speech)

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How To Speak Astrology — 14 Comments

  1. “When I tell someone an astrological truth, I like to include the astrology itself, the terms, because otherwise it can sound like I’m pulling stuff out of my butt.”

    teehe, love that part! I’m not too experienced giving astrological advice, but whenever I get a chance – I also think explaining the astrology is very helpful. It feels more natural for me to tell them what I see in a chart, rather than what’s happening in their life.

  2. Totally agree with this great post Satori. People seem to come alive when you explain their astro signatures, especially if they’ behave in a highly evolved expression of their personal planets.

    I love reading charts for others. It provides tools for growth and understanding. The psychology of it is what drew me to Astrology. (I have a loaded 8th house that includes Pluto.)

  3. I love this post, satori. <3

    I think my interest in astrology was born from reading D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths over and over again as a child.

  4. What an awesome post! I just love your sense of humor, Satori! Especially: “Some people take dirt and shape it into a masterpiece. Some will use a magic carpet as a doormat.” πŸ˜‰ Love it!

    When I’ve had the opportunity to talk to people that have never studied Astrology, I love the look they get on their face when they recognize themselves. It’s this giddy kind of look that tickles me to no end, like they are amazed and delighted to be seen!

  5. often I think that it is because we came here for a personal reason… to experience things in the body, both good and bad, leading to growth of the soul. (((Liv)))

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