Astrology for Happiness
By Joan Ellerby
Astrology is the study of the differing planetary energies and their effects on humans. It is not fortune telling; it is an incredible calculable tool, which when studied can help you discover the reason for this incarnation, what you have incarnated to learn this life time to help you evolve.
Through the study of astrology and your birth chart, you will learn the qualities, gifts, and talents which you have brought in from previous lives, that when realized and harnessed, can be shared with the world and humanity.
The planets have differing qualities of energy, some of which I will now list for you as examples. The Sun, a true star is a warm, generous ball of fire, with a never-ending amount of energy which it lovingly gives to all life. The Sun represents our Father.
The Moon is quite different from the Sun; it allows us to feel our emotions, and it also influences the waters of the seas, giving them higher or lower tides depending on the phases of the moon. The moon allows us to get in touch with our past and be in tune with our feminine, nurturing side. The Moon also represents our Mother.
The planet Venus expresses in how we relate to others, our self worth, or lack of it. It is the planet of love, beauty, balance, and peace. All these qualities can be played out negatively or positively. It is our choice. Once we are aware of these energies and with some knowledge of astrology, we can choose to play our game of life positively. As a result, our life will be more enjoyable, more peaceful. We learn to realize that what we give out, we get back; it's that simple.
My belief is that on a soul level, we humans chose our parents, the date, time and place we needed to be born. Planets are thus configured to beam different qualities of energy into our souls based on that time and location.
Lessons need to be learned during a lifetime and require that we step a little further up the ladder of evolution.
Because we as human beings are here to learn, we do not do things wrong or make mistakes, we are just learning. Life is a journey of learning. While we are here on earth we will continue to learn our lessons, whether we like it or not, whether we are aware of it or not.
The more we are open and aware of any reactions we may have when interacting with others, the more flexible we become to change. Then the easier our life will flow.
Knowing where all the planets were stationed in the heavens when you were born will tell an astrologer just what lessons you have incarnated to learn.
An astrologer will cast a natal birth chart for you with the information of the place and time you were born. With this information, an astrologer can see the aspects and planets in the chart. The aspects can be easy or a difficult, thereby indicating where your greatest challenges in life are.