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Astrology has become more accessible than ever, and the majority of people are starting to understand its value. If you’ve ever heard the quote “Millionaires don’t use astrology, but billionaires do,” you’ve probably had some time to digest what that means. If not, allow me.
Astrology is an ancient system, it is a science and used to be taught as one. You’d be surprised to know that some modern religions (won’t name names) actually have foundations deeply rooted in astrology and the cycles of nature.
Having a working knowledge of astrology and how it impacts you specifically can prove to be massively beneficial to your life and can help you develop spiritually.
Knowing when “the stars are aligned” for you to start a business, go on a date, accept a job, etc can help your outcomes align with your desire for success.
Astrology is everywhere these days. It’s become a big part of the culture, especially in social media. A lot of it seems to be geared towards entertainment, rather than a guidebook to your life and how you can build a synergy between your life path and the positioning of the plants.
If you take it more seriously, astrology can be an invaluable tool for spiritual development and even success.
To take a spiritual approach to astrology, it’s important to first understand that astrology is incredibly complex and specific. Most people are familiar with their sun sign, but not much beyond that. Digging in deeper to your entire birth chart and beyond can be incredibly validating, encouraging and revealing.
Let’s just say, the sun sign doesn’t even scratch the surface.
HOW TO APPLY ASTROLOGY TO SPIRITUALITY
We all have many signs, not just a sun sign. We have a full birth chart of them. Our birth chart shows where each planet was the moment we were born. We have a zodiac sign on each planet, and every planet represents a different side of our lives.
To take a spiritual approach to astrology, for astrology to actually have an impact on your spiritual journey, it’s important to apply it. It’s not enough to just know things about yourself, you have to do the work to use what you learn in your life.
Knowledge needs to be applied for it to have an actual effect on your spiritual journey.
At last, it’s key to think of what spirituality even is to you. Everyone has a different answer to that question, and it would be good for you to ask yourself so you know how to apply tools in a way that serves you personally.
For us, spirituality is about connecting to something bigger than ourselves, bigger than the physical realm we live in. A huge part of being able to do that comes from knowing yourself, from connecting to your deepest parts.
All that being said, we’re gonna explore now how a spiritual approach to astrology can be an incredible tool for your spiritual development journey.
Let’s get started!
HOW ASTROLOGY CAN HELP YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
First off, and maybe the most important. Astrology helps so much with self-awareness. If you do a deep dive into your birth chart, it’ll help you understand yourself better & deeply.
Every planet represents an area in your life so you get to explore how you are in all those different circumstances.
For instance, if you look at your Venus sign you can learn about how you act when you’re in love, and what your soul needs from your partners.
Astrology can help us better understand why we are a certain way, why we prefer a certain approach, and what best suits us in life.
Understanding other people better
Another huge benefit of taking a spiritual approach to astrology is that it allows you to better understand others.
By looking at the astrological placements of the people in your life, you can understand why they act how they do, what their triggers are, you’ll understand what they need from relationships to feel safe and fulfilled, amongst many other things.
This one goes hand in hand with the last one. With a better understanding of others, accompanied by a deeper knowledge of yourself, come smoother relationships.
Sometimes problems arise in relationships because we don’t understand where the other is coming from. Each person has their side of the story, their way of seeing the world and we just can’t relate to it.
Astrology gives you a way into who the person is & why they are like that. When you’re conscious of why someone acts in certain ways it could give you a clearer head when disagreements come up. It may also make it easier to put yourself in their shoes and be more compassionate to their perspectives.
Here’s a few specific astrology placements and how awareness of them can help you on your journey…
Understanding your emotions: how you express & process them
The moon is the representation of our emotions. The way we express them, how we respond emotionally to life, how we connect to others on an emotional level. It’s a super important sign, one of our personal favorite astrological placements.
The moon allows you to understand your most authentic self, how you are when no one is around. Understanding that side of yourself is key to advancing in your spiritual journey.
Our emotions serve as an expression of what our soul feels, how it reacts to the physical world. So, it’s important to understand them to make soul connections, to be able to work through your traumas, which will be key to spiritual work.
If you want to take a spiritual approach to astrology, the moon is a major thing to take a look at in your birth chart.
Knowing how you learn life lessons
A spiritual journey comes with many lessons to learn, with changes to be made. Understanding your mercury sign will be a great aid to make that path a bit easier.
Mercury represents the way we learn, thus it can help you figure out how YOU learn the best, how your soul could process life lessons most easily.
Finding where you need the most growth
Saturn is the planet of challenge, which may sound like a bad thing but it’s really not. At the end of a challenging period comes growth. We live and we learn.
This is the planet that shows you where you need the most growth. Which area of your life requires attention and work from you.
It’s the planet that shows you opportunities. Where there are mistakes, there’s a chance for the most development. And what happens in a spiritual journey? Change, growth, development of self.
If what you want is to take a spiritual approach to astrology, pay close attention to Saturn.
Spirituality & manifestation
Jupiter is the planet of luck and abundance. If you want to amplify your use of the law of attraction, you should take your Jupiter sign into consideration. The sign you have on this planet will tell you the best way to attract what you want into your life.
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Spirituality & dreams
Neptune is a major planet to consider if you want to use astrology to advance in your spiritual journey. Neptune is the planet of dreams and spirituality.
It governs our connection to the spiritual realm, therefore your Neptune sign will show you how to evolve spiritually.
Finding your soul purpose
Last but not least, we have the North Node. This is, in our opinion, a beautiful aspect to look at.
The North Node represents your soul’s purpose. When you follow the path lined up by it, you’ll feel the most fulfilled.
It sort of designates the path you’re supposed to follow to be the most aligned with what your soul needs. Your destiny or purpose.
Using astrology to become more self-aware, to understand other people better and to improve your relationships can be so beneficial on a spiritual level. To get a better understanding of your birth chart and what planetary placements you have- visit Cafe Astrology and enter your birth information to get a free interpretation of your birth chart. Let me know what you discover!
How has astrology helped YOU in your spiritual journey? Feel free to share in the comments!
BEFORE YOU GO
This post was contributed to Bloom and Manifest by The Mind Uncovered.
The Mind Uncovered is a spiritual lifestyle blog started by best friends, Dani & Sam. It serves as a way to express their love for traveling, culture, spirituality & self-care. When they’re not blogging about these topics, they’re planning their future adventures or talking about those same topics with each other.