Magic is real, astrology works and the combination of the two- Astrology Magic – is highly effective. Astrology is a method of mapping the occult or hidden energy around us. Magic is not some counter-cultural, alt-dimensional claptrap. Or, okay, it IS alt-dimensional, but you don’t need to go someplace else to experience it. It’s here. Now. Nor does it need to involve elaborate rituals, dropping out of society, dress-up or split ends. It’s the awareness of another energy field, one not talked about in official mediums but which has always been there.
Depending on your belief systems and persona, you can understand it via varying deities, styles of consciousness-altering and of course, astrology.
Occasionally I encounter people who ask how it can ‘fit in’ to a ‘modern’ or ‘urban’ life. But why would this potent force that the ancients called by many names just die down because of buildings or wi-fi? It’s Quintessence, the 5th element and the world’s most expensive scientific experiment ever is trying to analyze it. Called ‘dust’ in Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass books and Qi by traditional Chinese medical practitioners, it’s dark matter to scientists. Astrology is the celestial expression of it.
People since forever have been using it to navigate mundane complexities of every day and for more profound purposes. True magic is high and low, sacred and profane.
Start with timing and move into the astrological optics of people and society. The Outer Planets – Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto – are the Zeitgeist, or spirit of the times. To even be broadly in tune with those is an advantage.
Astrology Magic Works Brilliantly
Not every practitioner or person with interest in this is going to be a person you admire or like. Kris Jenner or Putin are just as likely to be witches as your local lovely Yoga instructor with the rune tattoo and the altar with crystals. And, if you are a Neptunian, nitrous oxide gas with Botox is just as likely to take you into a trance as an entheogenic herb.
Astrology magic is best mastered via observation. Journal your thoughts on various moon phases and how they influence you or your environment. Know your ruling planet and track it, taking advantage of its supportive aspects to make maverick moves that you’d usually shrink from. As the Delphic Oracle said, know yourself. If you’re a Plutonic person, for example, even Pluto squares or the emotional flashpoint of the once a month Lunar Portal are hospitable for you.
The more you watch the wanderings of the planets and their manifestations in people and energy, the more amazing it all is.
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