How Can Astrology Help You?
Through the layering of "real" time and "symbolic" time astrologers are able to derive meaning from the planets and stars by assessing their cycles through time and relationships within a "real" and "symbolic" time. With a fundamental understanding of the significations of the planets, signs, houses, and aspects, an astrologer is able to derive meaning from the various influences at play where all of these parts intersect. Astrologers are able to gain all of this information and more from looking at the birth chart or natal chart -- which is a snapshot of the sky at the exact moment of your birth (this why an accurate birth time is so important!).
What is Astrology?
This is a question without any one particular answer. Astrology is a discipline that exists somewhere in the overlap of science, language, and divination. While there are very precise mathematical and astronomical phenomena that are involved in the practice, astrology is also an occult practice that involves some use of divination or use of intuition to make accurate interpretations. At the same time, astrology is very much its own language, that provides a framework to discusss our lives in an objective way so we can look at crossing patterns and connections. Astrology, in many ways, is the study of time and how cycles and patterns of time cross over each other to create the fabric of how we experience our lives.
Astrology has a rich, and complicated history. What we might think of today as "astrology" is very different from it's origins and ancient uses. I'm passionate about using astrology as a tool to help people and show that astrology can be so much more than just your "star sign".