Not too long ago, Astrology was considered a black and white kind of discipline that predicted the future of humanity. There were benefic and malefic planets as well as good and bad zodiac signs, and you would have a promising or dreadful future depending on the positions of the planets in your birth chart.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Astrology believes that we are spiritual beings whose soul and life purpose are intimately in tune with the movements of the cosmos. But instead of being determined by them, they help us to evolve.
Each of these planets represents a specific psychological function with positive and negative qualities. Our birth chart indicates our skills and talents and what we need to work on to align to our higher self.
Now, it is up to us to use our birth chart as a tool for personal development or to ignore its advice. Our future is not determined by the movement of the planets but by how we approach our life.
We can face life’s trials more effectively if we better understand our assets and talents. The most challenging aspects of our birth chart can become our greatest blessings if we learn how to deal with them with compassion and patience.
It all depends on our choices, for there is no external force pushing us to respond in a certain way. The Universe opens opportunities for us, and we decide what to do with them.