Gazing into the Face of Life

Thought, I love thought.
But not the juggling and twisting of already existent ideas.
I despise that self-important game.
Thought is the welling up of unknown life into consciousness,
Thought is the testing of statements on the touchstone of consciousness,
Thought is the gazing onto the face of life, and reading what can be read,
Thought is pondering over experience, and coming to conclusion.
Thought is not a trick, or an exercise, or a set of dodges,
Thought is a man in his wholeness, wholly attending.    – D.H. Lawrence

I like this quote by D.H. Lawrence which speaks about thought, and what thought is.  I see astrology as the art of studying the symbols of the cosmic language of the universe and reading over what can be read there, creating the story of the symbols, testing it for validity in our life experience, over and over, and seeking the truth of our existence, which is evolving with our consciousness. 

Astrology is a useful tool, it can be spiritual, but it doesn’t have to be so mysterious or woo-woo, it can be quite practical and useful.  I do believe in the saying that “you are your own best astrologer.”  I think the way forward for humanity is for more people to become aware of the basic language of astrology and for more people to accept and use it to navigate their lives in a practical way first.  Then if the spirit moves, it moves and helps unfold things.  Many people seem to have a judgement of astrology as “woo-woo,” but after studying this for quite a while now, I am convinced that the cosmic forces do have an effect on humanity. If you need convincing, I encourage you to read Richard Tarnas, Cosmos and Psyche which ties historic events to the movements of the planets in broad cycles in a scientific way.  There are also many fine studies of individual biography using astrology which show the planetary correlations in a person’s life.

Astrology need not be in conflict with any set of religious views.  But perhaps because there is still so much we don’t understand, there is fear.  Perhaps this is left over from the days of dogmatic church dominance in world politics. Whatever the case, using astrology to understand yourself and the world we live in is no less weird than going to a therapist or a counselor to improve your life while still being a Jew or a Christian or a Hindu or a Muslim.   These things need not be in conflict.  Studying your astrological chart might even deepen already existing religious beliefs, it certainly has  for me.

Eagle Eye is about bringing the astrological and cosmic perspective of the world to more people who are hungry for understanding, people who need it and want it to confirm what they already intuitively feel, know, and understand.

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