WHAT DOES ASTROLOGY MEAN TO YOU?
Take a moment, if you will, to contemplate this exact moment in time and space.
Close your eyes and try to feel what it is to be sitting in the space you’re in, the city, the country, the planet, spinning through one of the trillions of galaxies that we know to exist.
Not what it means, just what it feels like.
Does it feel arbitrary? Does it feel meaningful? Does it feel overwhelming? Scary? Mind-blowing? Irrelevant? Infinite?
As a human being with the power of rational thought, trying to put meaning into words, you can only ever get as far as whatever knowledge you have accumulated during your time on earth, the conditioning you've been subjected to, and your abilities to form the words that make up your vocabulary.
Astrology, to me, is the tip of the iceberg, a conversation starter, one point of entry into the bottomless pit of the overarching talk regarding the meaning of life.
Fundamentally, astrology seeks to uncover how the positions of the stars and the movements of the planets influence little tiny humans like us. And as a science? philosophy? faith? it appears to be one of those polarizing subjects that divides the people who believe in the fantastical and the mythical from those who believe in the rational and concrete.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. But does it have to be that way? And more importantly, is it really that simple?
There are a lot of mysteries in the Universe.
Mysteries that even the most overconfident scientists can’t realistically hope to understand. One of those mysteries is where our individual human consciousness comes from. What is it that makes each of us so unique? What makes us, us? And more basically, why are we here to begin with?
From an evolutionary perspective, humans developed from animals, which developed from smaller animals, which developed from micro organisms, which developed from the liveable conditions on Mother Earth herself.
And how did earth develop? A cloud of dust, gas and particles came together billions of years ago to form the solar system we exist in and learn about in elementary schools today.
Everything in the Universe is made from different combinations of tiny particles floating in space.
What makes people think that it’s not possible to uncover how the stars and the movements of the planets influence us? We might be made of the same bits of stardust, and the stars and the planets have been around a hell of a lot longer than any of us!
Maybe astrology doesn’t have to divide the fantastical and the mythical from the rational and the concrete. Maybe they go hand in hand and it takes an open mind to see it. We here at The Kitten Life, at least, ascribe to the philosophy that anything that helps make ours brains develop further is worth our while to talk about.
Does your life seem/feel richer because you’re asking the questions and wondering why?
Why am I different? Why do I act this way? Why am I here?
Every month to write your horoscopes, we channel the energy of the Universe into a deck of Tarot cards, pair each card’s meaning with something concrete from the natural world, and apply it to what astrologers say are the different personality traits of the 12 zodiac signs.
We don’t do this because we think we have the power to change the outcomes of your month, but we do this because it starts the conversation - makes you think about where you are at this moment in your life - and reflect on how you can move forward in time trying to become a better person and make the world a better place.
Food for thought, star children.
Written with help from super kitten S.