Astrology has been a hobby of mine since childhood. I am basically self-taught in it. Much of what I have learned on the topic has been derived from firsthand observations with myself and others. I especially like astrology’s connection to nature. I think the answers to many of life’s mysteries and challenges can seemingly be discovered or gleaned by observing, and reflecting upon, the recurring, natural cycles around us. Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
I also appreciate that the language of astrology is very rich in metaphors and contains archetypal meaning for our lives. The positions of the planets at the time and place of an individual’s birth are perceied as correlating to the chief archetypal patterns of that person’s life and character. Too, while astrological information can be applied in various ways, I mainly use it as a tool for greater self-awareness.
My educational background includes a degree in psychology and formal training in life coaching. I started blogging here on astrology on November 30, 2009.