This simple and ancient axiom, "As above, so below", explains what
astrology is and how it works. The macrocosm reflects the microcosm, and
vice versa. The principle upon which astrology is built is that the patterns
found in the vastness of the universe are but a larger exposition of the same
patterns found within an individual.
This is not such a strange notion to the contemporary mind. Modern fractal
mathematics is built upon this same principle, that small patterns of a larger
whole are built upon the same mathematical formula as the large whole itself,
as the same pattern endlessly repeats itself.
Where mathematics limits itself to numerical gymnastics in the material
plane for the most part, astrology has always taken the plunge to link the
physical and metaphysical planes. In fact,
astrology is based on idea that there is more to existence than the
The relationships between the macrocosm (the universe, the stars and
planets) and the microcosm (the individual) can not only be known, it can
be worked with to free the individual from the chains of imprisonment in
the material world.
There is no such thing as accident or coincidence, as Carl Jung so ably
presents in his principle of synchronicity. Things happen for a reason.
True, sometimes that reason is difficult to fathom, but the reason is there
if we but search diligently enough. Astrology is one of the tools used in
It has taken thousands of years and countless hundreds of thousands if
not millions of astrologers, but we now have a pretty good idea of how to
decode the patterns of the planets as they affect an individual. Really all
an astrologer does is take this code, the language of the stars which we call
Astrology, and translate it into English or whatever other vernacular you
Remember the stars and planets do not cause the unfoldment of the energies
in your life; they only reflect the unfolding energies which are already
inside of you.
The stars are a mirror. If you look into a mirror
and see a smiling face, it is not the mirror which is smiling, it is you.
Astrology is such a mirror, the mirror of your soul.