Definition from Oxford University: “Astrology: the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world“.
Let’s play pretend – you are a modest bungalow. Everything inside the kitchen, lounge, bedroom, toilet and spare room is known to you. When you go out, to the shops, and bring something back into these rooms, it becomes known to you.
This bungalow has a cellar. It is dark and immense – many times bigger than what is above ground. You only know a fraction of what is in the cellar, but it is still part of you.
This bungalow also has an attic that you store old things in. It is big too – far too big for the bungalow to support really.
Imagine a mushroom. The cap is the attic, the stem is you – the bungalow, and the Earth (yes – all of it – note the capitalisation) is the cellar. Outside of the mushroom (stick with me – you are a mushroom now) is sky. Lots of sky. And beyond that – space. Lots and lots and lots of space. Most of what is, is space.
All of the above is connected. Yes – all of it – even the stuff at the other end of the universe. Einstein referring to it as “spooky action at a distance”. It’s all one, vast energy field. Energy is matter is energy. All of this everything-ness is aware of itself (yeah – c’mon – stretch your mind – it’s good for you). You could say that you are the universe being aware of itself. You can accept that you are the consciousness at the heart of all this … everything.
If you followed the above, you just reached out your thoughts and embraced all of everything-that-is with your mind. Your mind is abso-frickin’-lutely awesome. It can leave the bungalow and go out to play. It is not confined to the mushroom. It can clasp to its bosom everything in this universe as if it were just a small bowl of cherries. It can do this before you open your eyes in the morning and start your day. Try it if you don’t believe me. This is your right.
In a tiny corner of the awesomeness of everything that you have just entwined yourself around, are these tiny celestial bodies that the guys at Oxford University say have an influence on human affairs and the natural world.
Sit down and think about this, and ask yourself: ‘really?’ Then reply to yourself: ‘no – they rather have the cart before the horse!’
Re-definition from Me: “Astrology: the study of the movements and relative positions of you interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world and the celestial bodies“.
Now write from this point of view – and never forget to be awesome!