This is long, but it is needed and worth it!
Had an interesting AHA conversation with Archangel Raziel, today, regarding the true basis of our science of Astrology. This is something I have dabbled in, even created a few charts for people. One ex-boyfriend was a little spooked at the reading I did for him because it was so accurate! He was the one who turned me onto a lot of esoteric stuff like pyramids, etc.
I asked Raziel if the movements and positions of the stars and planets truly had any impact on us, personally, or on the planet itself--answer, "no". Since I never take no for an answer when I have what seems to be contradictory evidence, I continued my questioning, to find out what is the real source, then, of the seeming accuracy of astrological work. Surprise answer--ARCHETYPES!
Raziel has taken me deep into the study of Archetypes in the last year, beginning with Caroline Myss's work, and expanding on it. An archetype is a set of characteristics, beliefs, behaviors, and responses that are not unique to an individual, but that can be seen and recognized in many people. Archetypes are created through shared human experiences and how we respond to them. When enough of us have these experiences and respond in similar ways, the patterns are then held in the Collective Unconscious, to be accessed whenever similar situations occur to us. These patterns--archetypes--then become a part of our own matrix, unless and until we release them; something else Raziel taught me to do!
We also assign archetypes to objects--like the American Flag, holding the archetype of Freedom, or mythical creatures, like the phoenix. It turns out, we can also apply archetypes to PLANETS and STARS, and CONSTELLATIONS!
Somewhere way back in sentient history, in another part of the universe, beings began assigning archetypes (subsets of characteristics, behaviors, beliefs, etc.) to planets and stars. These were stories created around a search for meaning in the events that shaped their lives, which eventually became archetypes, associated with specific stars, planets and constellations. There is way more to this part of the story, but suffice it to say that these archetypes were incorporated into the belief structures, and therefore matrices, of the people.
Fast forward to now. It seems that the system of assigning archetypes to local planets and constellations became a standard for future planetary matrices. When each being is born, the archetype of the planets/constellations visible at that time in the sun cycle, were automatically incorporated into the matrix of each individual. Think of this as a handy tool for jump-starting our Divine Plans! Since these archetypes are part of Earth's matrix, we are all connected to them, and influenced by them in different ways.
Additionally, the science of Astrology is not about the energies of the planets and stars, but is actually the study of the INTERACTION of the ARCHETYPES that have been assigned to each! On a more personal level, it is much like the psychological study of people with different personalities interacting with each other--how cool is that???
Blessings of the Angels to all,
Rev. Chris Oldham,