"Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements; and so he is their quintessence." - Paracelsus
Sun, moon, stars . . . Wormholes The stuff poetry is made of. Okay maybe not so much wormholes but when we look up at the sky, observe all that's visible to our naked eyes we are stirred by the magic these bodies naturally evoke within us. Something instinctual tells us that we are connected to a bigger picture, which these heavenly ones only hint at. For time immemorial poets, artists and philosophers have used them as a creative gateway to understanding themselves and mankind as a whole. In times when science wasn't as socially acceptable or cool as it is today the idea of a wormhole, something unseen . . . unknown was frightening and therefore, usually considered evil, yet today we know them to exist and though we don't understand them or their machinations fully, we now have to accept them to be real. In this way the cosmos aligns with us directly, a mirror revealing more than the superficial firmament. It's a pulsating network of celestial energies which, like wormholes, exist even in the far reaches of ourselves, coaxing us on the most subtle levels to delve within and find them. In finding them, we find those places within ourselves which help us to understand our true origins, not only as a race or bloodline but as humanity. When we can access the wormholes in ourselves maybe we can accept that others have them too, accept that those places might be as frightening and unknown to others as they are to us and in this we can come together in awe, celebrating each others depths as we do the surface. For this, we need one thing and that is courage; courage to explore and transform, to destroy and to recreate ourselves so that one day we can look into those depths, ready to understand our own darkness. Until then, we'll continue writing about and studying the stars, ever hopeful that they'll reveal their truest meaning. For centuries, astrologers have been working diligently at perfecting this star craft. Astrology, (from the Greek astron, meaning star) is one of the oldest pseudosciences which has had to claw its way through the ages, to survive. So influential that kings and even prophets have drawn from its secret, slumbering wisdom. At times to awaken those asleep within the dream and others to corrupt the natural rhythms of life, in order to create the illusion of restoration. Many have used it as a tool for aiding growth and self mastery, through introspection and still many more have used it in foul play. This is true of any tool but astrology, if used within the correct spiritual framework of healing and guidance, may prove to be one of the oldest treasure maps humans have ever discovered. I personally think astrology, itself is a treasure to be exalted and guarded and though there be many disbelievers, it's also true that we're not all on the same path. We're not all adventurers seeking out the wormholes in our souls and that's okay but I urge anyone who has given thought to those hidden places and the magic they may find, to take a peek.
What have you to lose . . . Yourself? well I guarantee this, the trade will be well worth it. Whether you're first on the Zodiac wheel or fifth, working through your weaknesses, by drawing from the strengths evident in your chart, begins a journey of discovery that allows you to see beyond yourself and your learned identity into the very heart of what it means to be human. This process is a breaking away from old paradigms, which hinder personal greatness and shapes the ego into a force which no longer seeks to dominate but longs for peaceful co-operation, with all lifeforms. Sounds like heaven, doesn't it? So go ahead, look up. Look deep within. You'll see, it's only you mirrored in the skies and if you listen closely, you'll hear them sing . . . Be better friend, better than the stars. "Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfil it according to the law of light.” —Aleister Crowley