First, middle and Last, my goal is not to bash, exterminate or eradicate Modern Astrology. I act merely as a portal to
the other side. That side being, "from whence it came". This study, as it is known, amongst those that are learning it in
the present day, is referred to as, The Tradition. My own history and development came from the Modern "version",
which I now hold to be predominantly, just another corrupted conglomeration by many (no, not all) intellectually vain men/women.
So to say/imply that Modern Astrology is "evil" etc.... or not worthy would be pure folly. It spawned my present spark and it fuels the fire within. It was integral to my path, however misguided I may view it, to this particular point in the Continuum. It is a choice, nonetheless. It doesn't have to be YOUR choice. I will respect your right to believe whatever you'd like and to do whatever "works" for you, for whatever reason(s).
Studying from whence it came, allows us to look objectively at the "Art". It allows one to arrive at informed opinions and not speak from ignorance. It allows for an emerging existence of a solid and strong foundation. Something upon which one can truly build. It is presented constantly with the thought/perspective that this is what God gave to man, by way of the Angels. That it (the study) is not for everyone, and it comes with a warning for it's misuse. Most secret Knowledge's and great Wisdom's bear these warnings.
Is it sometimes difficult to read/comprehend Old English? Yes. Does my lil pea brain hurt sometimes while tripping over all the Latin and Greek words,explanations and references? Yes. Do I still sit in Wonder after reading a particular sentence or brief passage that needs a day/week or month's fermentation in my mind before the desired elixir distills and renders it Wisdom and Truth? Yes, of course. I am constantly impressed with the style in which they wrote. Brevity in speech seemed to be a constant. Many things the ancients wrote about in one or two sentences would take most modern writers a page, chapter or even a whole book trying to explain the same concept!......with NO MORE clarity then the ancients did with their one or two sentences. Our times are as such. With the internet explosion of the past few years, information overload is abundant. The time has never been more ripe, to start eliminating the excesses and get back to what is useful and necessary. Things that don't waste time, effort, and space. Now, more than ever, we have need for things that are constant, reliable, and sustainable. Not whether this person experiences the Moon as Swiss cheese and that person experiences the Moon as Cheddar!
This Age of Political Correctness has contributed to the over-bloated effects of these times.Literature, Journalism, Science, Government, and Big Business, have expanded to allow for even the smallest their 15 minutes of fame. Hells, bells, even our waistlines have expanded! All necessary, I might add, for the multiple Jupiterian influences of the past 15-20 years. The torch however, has been passed. Guess who? Saturn....hehe. That lovable guy dressed in black!! One of his many jobs? Too eliminate the excesses/waste brought about by Jupiter. Jupiter can give us abundance, and with unfettered expansion produce waste and frivolous indulgences. Saturn, provides the structure necessary to Jupiter's form and makes it useful. In that structuring process, it limits/constricts things NOT needed. Things, that you, in reality don't need but love will nonetheless prove to be quite depressing/angering when they are ripped from your fingers by Saturn, so to speak. Saturn doesn't actually rip anything away from you. None of the Planets do. They are here to tell us what time it is. Just like that clock on the wall.
If you have taken a liking to Sun and Modern Astrology good for you. I'm not here to twist your arm, brow beat you, or convince you in ANY way to start looking into Traditional Astrology. The choice is yours, always. The choice I made to study the Tradition was based on many things. The lack of real clarity, along with political correctness, of the Modern version and "massaging your Moon" so that you might feel good, only to get caught in "Bad things happening to good people", led me to dig deeper and look for more than what is being offered en mass.
As a whole new understanding of what Astrology is, and is not, unfolds within my self.....my goal is to share and perhaps, pick up a traveling buddy or two along the road, called my journey.