After about 18 years of deep study and of being a practicing astrologer, I find astrology to be an incredibly fascinating tool. That statement probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but it’s not because of what the masses would expect, i.e. because of the predictive stuff. I’ve never cared much for predicting things with astrology, nor do I “try” to. Rather I see astrology and our birth charts as personal road maps for the various paths and experiences for each of our individual lives, which includes looking at the transits and their cycles of time and how those correlate to cycles in life.
During the past year since I last posted here, I’d been observing and reflecting upon the Saros Cycle that was coming full circle for me. A Saros Cycle is an eclipse cycle that lasts 18-19 years (See video below for more explanation). As I was doing my reflection of this cycle of my life, and especially the half cycle of the past 9-10 years, it helped me to more deeply understand the major experiences of that time period and the lessons, the healing, and growth that had and were taking place. This eclipse cycle had begun and was completing in conjunction with my Ascendant. In Vedic Astrology this was particularly significant with my Ascendant at 29° of Vrishchika (Scorpio), an extremely intense position, and this was very much in alignment with the intense lessons, healing, and growth in that cycle of time.
In this past cycle of time and life, especially in the past 9-10 years,
so much nearly everything in my life has changed, externally at least. Internally, I have grown more into myself. Through my reflections on the past cycle, and looking at it all together, I realized that by working with my personal astrology over time that I’ve actually manifested everything I’d imagined 19 or so years ago. Some things are gone; some things have transformed; and some things have come back better. And now there is also fresh space for what I might wish to come.
Things may not happen right when we want, nor may they happen exactly how we want. But when we loosen the ego mind’s tight grip on wanting things exactly when and how we want them, and if we are so inclined to use the tool of astrology to help ourselves out, we open up the opportunities for our desires to manifest.