“In practice, the humanistic astrologer studies (perceives) the birth chart aesthetically rather than ethically, first as a whole and then in terms of its individual factors.
Nothing in the birth-chart is seen as good or bad, fortunate or unfortunate; humanistic astrology recognizes no evil planets or bad signs. It considers all astrological factors as having a place in all things; everything is good when in its place in the eternal scheme of things and in relation to everything else. From this approach, the birth-chart is a set of instructions for the actualization of one’s potential.”
-Michael R. Meyer
Whenever I speak with people about Astrology, I always make it a point to let them know how strongly I feel about self-responsibility. Astrology is a profound art and a wonderful tool for self- discovery.
It’s extremely important to remember that everything has a purpose within our birth charts. It’s pertinent that we accept and “make friends” with our celestial maps. Coming to grips with our cosmic blueprints enables us to work with the energies that are present at the highest, most evolved levels.
If we refuse to “own” our charts, at worst, the issues surrounding the parts that we reject will come to visit us in another form. Or, they will be projected onto friends and intimates.
It may help us tremendously to remember that there are both productive and unproductive expressions for every planet, sign, house and aspect. If we truly want to take travel the high road, it’s ours for the taking and is waiting for us.
Let’s make a comparison to our physical body: suppose that we don’t like our arms. For whatever reason we’re not pleased with their shape, tone, etc… Even though this may be the case, we’re probably not going to deny the reality that we have two arms. In fact, we may even start to work to improve their condition.
With our birth charts, it fails to work to our advantage when we’re a Gemini and we spend all day dreaming about becoming a Scorpio. Or, we feverishly try to repress our Moon in Virgo telling ourselves that it’s in the late degrees, so “it’s really more Libran”.
We must remember to accept the raw material that we’re presented with, mold it to our satisfaction and create our own masterpiece.
Trusting our judgement and having faith in our ability to become the authors of our lives assisted by the tools of astrology can definitely create an atmosphere that will strikingly enhance the quality of our lives and those around us.