Hi I’m Dawn Marie and I’d like to welcome you to my site. I have long had a fascination with the mystical arts, astrology in particular and have some connection with them myself. I will reveal more as my blog grows but for now I hope that you find the same interest in mysticism and astrology that I do.
Astrology Is Popular Because It Does Allow a Person to Feel That Their Own Lives Are Controlled By Forces That They Have No Control Over.
Astrology offers to many of its believers things that they find desirable in life. It allows them to get information about themselves, assurance of the future, a way to be absolved of the situation in which they find themselves, a guide to take future decisions, and above all to feel connected to the Universe, which they feel influences events on earth.
Astrology and New Age Thinking
Many thinkers of the modern generation do believe that nothing in life is coincidental. Their views lead to the belief that all events in life, even the most insignificant of them, happens for a reason. Astrology practitioners contend that they have the answers to why they happen, and can even predict them before their actual occurrence. This gives people the understanding of their lives and the happenings in the world that they live in. This is what many people will feel does prepare them to face and prepare for the experiences that they have to undergo.
Modern day astrology is popular because it has been shown to work quite well. It is a rare person who comes back from a visit to the astrologer without a feeling of satisfaction and knowledge that he or she feels, can benefit them. Astrologers can rarely predict a person’s future correctly, but even so visits to them give most persons a feeling that they have gone through a satisfying personal experience.
Astrology has led to people with varying levels of interest with the majority looking at it as some entertainment when they read the sun signs. There is a small percentage of people, probably two percent, who have knowledge about their own chart and do indulge in some form of self examination. The percentage of people who actually calculate charts to seek meaning to life and predict the future is just a small fraction of one percent.
Is Astrology a Form of Psychiatric Counseling?
The core reason why astrology is so popular stems from the fact that it affords reassurance, something that scientists like astronomers find it difficult to give. The astrologer will most probably hold your hand and look you in the eye, and explain how it is the cosmos or Universe that governs life on earth. Many astrologers are adept at reading faces and can tell you facts about your character and life through this facility and automatically get the confidence of the person whose future or past they are trying to lay out. This creates a bond which is flattering. The astrologer then puts forth a view that the world is ruled by forces, which operate as ordained and over which we human beings have very little control.
This in itself convinces the person whose future is being read, that he or she is not responsible completely for the problems or mistakes in life. This in itself gives confidence and acts as a huge ego booster, which in turn sets a person’s mind at ease. Many people with problems just need someone to listen to what they are saying and act concerned about them. Most advice given by astrologers is rarely specific and is quite often amenable to interpretation in many ways. It is more than likely that future events will work out in such a way that they do fall within the interpretations, this giving credence to the predictions.
Astrology –An Enduring Belief
Astrology has been in existence as a science for centuries and there are many learned treatises about this science in ancient literature from all regions of the world. Astrology connects mankind to the cosmos and the events that have unfolded since the beginning of time. It allows for describing the character and nature of a person, and allows for a wide range of approaches to problems. The very fact that birth signs have been proved to be very effective in describing the personality of a person and how they will interact with others in their world, have been responsible for the wide popularity of astrology.
There is a rare person who does not read the astrological predictions that most papers publish about birth signs, and many people sincerely believe that these do help them to deal with the events that do unfold in their day.
Astrology acts like a low cost therapy that is never life threatening. The sympathy and warmth that will come with visits to an astrologer are hard to come by with any other form of intervention by qualified professionals. The visits generally give rise to new ideas and caution that in a way helps people to deal with whatever events unfold in their life. It raises spiritual awareness and this in itself acts to give a person more mental strength and fortitude to face problems.