Modern day physicists are exploring the great and the small realms in the universal manifold that the ancients referred to by the axiom “As above, so below.” Yet most are ignoring the mechanical attributes of the Solar System in regards to planetary cycles and their effects on human life on Earth. Astrology is an ancient discipline mostly ignored by science. Fortunately, the everyday citizen has a grasp of astrology’s relevance, not only for a better perspective on future events but for an understanding of their life-potentials as shown in their birth charts. An increasing number of individuals are leaving behind the over-simplified newspaper astrological fortune-telling, and have gone beyond where scientists have left off.
There are modern scientific theories that have given credence to an all-pervading intelligence in the universe. Some find it in what they call the morphogenetic field, others find a source of life and intelligence in oscillating water molecules and their geometric patterning, as well as other theories that pervade the scientific world. But unfortunately, most theories do not take into account the rhythm of vibratory rates created by the rotation of the planets on their axes, in combination with their orbital cycles of the Sun that define numerical tones. The source of the universe, consciousness, and life, will always remain a mystery to humankind, but to quote the notable physicist Richard Feynman, “It does no harm to the mystery to know a little bit about it.”
The Sun lightens and enlightens by the power of electrical fire, and by its magnetic properties, pulls the planets along with it, through the galaxy in a spiraling path, heading in an unknown direction, ever-spiraling forward, gathering more stories to record and play, in the theater of life. The mastermind of creation keeps its methods and purpose hidden from the eyes of the profane, and even for the initiate, whose heart is open, the answers are ever-elusive from their grasp.
But the planets give away some clues to the conundrum, by the cyclic nature of their geometric patterns as they weave in and out of synergistic fields in perpetual motion. Our emotions are the receptacle of this energy-intelligence and are essential for conducting the messages from these forces down into the fiber of our physical being. The hierarchy of the planets is associated with attributes of character.
The signs of the year (zodiac) are the backdrop of meaning to our lives, as we reflect their archetypal natures in our own being. They are a stimulus yet not the cause, of how we interpret universal law through the sieve of personal conscience. Each of us is born into a culture that molds and programs our perception of life and holds us back unless we hunger for wholeness and enlightenment. The outer planets in aspect with natal configurations mark breakthroughs of divine intervention to guide us toward a life worth living.
From the Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones:
LEO 7 The constellations in the sky This is a symbol of the infinite regression in all universal reality, not as a fact of some unreachable end in knowledge but rather as a demonstration that any abandonment of the known for the sake of the unknown is fruitless. The cosmos is illimitable in the sense that man’s questing may ramify in time and space to the extent of any given pertinence, but his assurance lies within his own being and experience. The stars are his confirmation, never his explanation. The keyword is SURETY. When positive, the degree is consistent effectiveness in understanding and self-ordering, and when negative, a loss of all present integrity through an unnecessary retreat to the remote or mysterious.