Astrology explores the meaningful connection between mankind and the wider cosmos, the relationship between the movements of the planets and the inner world of human consciousness and motivation.
Astrology has been studied and practiced continuously for thousands of years and has played an important, and often central, role in the scientific, medical, philosophical, literary and psychological traditions of cultures all over the world. From ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece, through to the present day, astrologers have seen the stories of individual lives and great historical events reflected in the heavens.
Studied at universities throughout Europe from the 11th to the 17th centuries, astrology was included in the curriculum of every educated person. In the days before astronomy and astrology became separated, many of the greatest scientist/astronomers were also practicing astrologers.
With the development of mechanistic science and the decline of the study of the mystical and magical traditions in the 18th century, astrology lost the status and intellectual respectability it had had in the past, but as we enter the 21st century the holistic nature of the universe is once again being revealed across many disciplines.
Astrology opens up this exciting and profound world of self-discovery and guides you through life’s abundance and complexity. Thus helping you to build your self-knowledge.
Astrology therefore includes knowledge of a subject which has had huge historical significance, thereby allowing you to approach many literary, artistic and historical texts with new eyes. However, its main benefit is perhaps the personal growth that can arise through fully appreciating the interaction of your own psyche with cosmic factors.
At the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, which was the center of the ancient world, were the words Know Thyself. This is precisely the wisdom that astrology can bring.