Astrology: Talent, Faith and Success explained….
As an introduction to the new year of 2017, I thought I’d talk a little bit about talent and how to use that for achieving something meaningful in your life. Usually one of the biggest difficulties initially is identifying not only what your talent is but if that talent will provide you happiness and satisfaction or not. Many people possess a variety of talents but don’t necessarily feel harmonised in body mind and spirit through the expression of that talent. Guilt can play a part in this. If for example, your Jewish father wanted you to continue in the lending business because you were great at winning new clients but your heart really was set upon playing the guitar in a band, which you were also good at, what would you do? In your heart of hearts, you want to play guitar but your cultural conditioning and sense of guilt prevent you doing what you know you should – out of fear.
If you’re fortunate enough to discover what it is you are talented at and also feel happy doing it, you then need the focus of a high order to magnify your passion and talent. Through one-pointed determination set your heart on achieving your goal. For the most part, you should use your own power and means to achieve what you desire in life even if you happen to have the option for financial and professional support to get you further. No man is an island under himself, but you should also be careful of becoming indebted to people would give you money only as a means of ensnaring you for their own selfish ends. Practical and commonsensical skills as an adjunct to the above are often conspicuously seen lacking in some of the most creative individuals and even some of the biggest stars on the world stage. Many end up completely broke.
The vast majority of people on planet Earth who believe in God never really achieve anything worthwhile because the faith they have is impotent in that they do nothing themselves to utilise the science and laws of success practically. They are waiting, forever waiting for Something above to give them what they pray for. I’m not saying you shouldn’t believe in God and in fact if you do have faith in some higher power you should show God just how much you appreciate the gifts given by Him/Her by doing your best to develop them to the best of your ability. This is called gratitude and is another fundamental law of success and wealth.
True gratitude is not easily understood. It is the sense that you have more than enough even if you don’t. That is why the poverty struck and those with a scarcity mentality constantly worry about not having enough and therefore, consequently, amplify the thought and feeling of scarcity thereby attracting more of that in their lives. What is true, practical faith if not acting as if you have more than enough? You must always act “AS IF” with the following thoughts
I am successful
I have money
I am great at what I do
These thoughts generate positive your chemicals in the body which in turn enhance your aura and have an impact on the environment and people around you. Electromagnetic aura is exactly that – magnetic, and has the power to attract objects, people, events and circumstances including the success that you want. Act AS IF even if NOT is your current condition!
The faith most religious people talk of is never a practical faith and rarely is it ever true courage, valor or unflinching strength – that strength of believing in yourself against all odds. Using religion as an analogy, the concept of faith is easily talked about. It’s very cheap. But what if say, the Pope, the spiritual figurehead for God here on earth to a billion faithful was to fall ill. Would the bishops reach for a Bible praying to Jesus for recovery or would they rush him to the hospital and avail themselves of the best medical expertise in Rome? Where one’s faith lies is very easily seen in actions which always speak louder than words.
It would appear from the observation that far greater faith in medicine than in any great healing teaching of Jesus seems to be exhibited by the majority of people even those of ‘faith’. The belief that he would heal those who pray to him should be enough to convince at least the Pope of the efficacy of prayer and faith. You’d think the Pope, closest child of God, would set an example to his fawning followers to prove to them at least his own power of faith even if it meant his death. We all know from Christian doctrine that death is conquerable and according to Catholic tradition through faith is one the ability to overcome any fear. You realise I’m being facetious, don’t you?
But what has any of this to do with astrology? Astrology is a tool, a catalyst for understanding your strengths and weaknesses and in particular the talents that may be embedded within your genetic makeup. Understanding your talents gives rise to a belief they can be improved upon and generate success. This is the birth of faith in one’s own self. Your interests, study patterns and work prospects are clearly seen in your horoscope. Astrology is not about dreaming about what will happen but is a very efficient way of knowing what and also when and how. Along with talent it’s imperative to do self-analysis and that must be done without the imposition of any dogma in the process. This is easier than it sounds because at our core we are conditioned animals – genetically and environmentally and this is dramatically impacted by our cultural and religious heritage.
If you must read books like the Bible or even the Koran you should do so with a completely open mind and stand receptive to the intuitive meaning for you and your life at any given moment. This sometimes means your interpretation will be at odds with the prevailing religious trend. But isn’t that what exactly what has happened with 300 different Christian denominations. Each and every one of them has a different view of the Bible. Each and every one of them justifies their view. So I say create another view – your own view and use it in the best way you can with discrimination and spiritual intuition. That’s the voice of God if indeed you’d like to believe there is one.
Now consulting astrology that doesn’t necessarily mean your life will have every single issue resolved through the horoscope. That is again a matter of faith and courage on your part, where you must make decisions and stop relying on supernatural forces including the planets, to bring you the results you daydream about. Wishful thinking won’t produce any results. And doing the same thing over and over again just because you have a Bible in your hand will also not produce results. Again that is why 99% of the people believing in God die in poverty. Don’t you think that’s rather odd? The fact of the matter is that God only really helps those who help themselves.
Helping yourself is best done through self-understanding and wisdom. That is the primary motivation of astrology – to reflect back to the inquirer what karmic residue from the previous life in terms of abilities, can be accessed in this current incarnation. Some of that residue is also disharmonious and obstructive and there are ways to deal with that.
Primarily the first house, which is the edifice of the horoscope, should be carefully looked at. The 2nd house which is finance and the ability to earn money is obviously tied in with the 10th house of professional achievement and activity. The 6th house is discipline, daily work, and skills. The 2nd, 6th and 10th house, therefore, form a triangle being 120° apart from each other. In the natural Zodiac, these star signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, the earth trine. Looking at these part of the horoscope yield valuable information on the value system one has and what capacity through skillful action one is endowed with and able to achieve. The pinnacle of that achievement is the 10th house.
But earning money is not necessarily satisfying as was explained at the outset. Intellectual, social, creative and spiritual satisfaction need to be interwoven into the financial fabric of one’s overall success. The 3rd house, 5th house, and 9th houses happen to be different aspects of the mind. This tells us of the intellectual motivations and directions a person is likely to take. The 5th house is particularly important in terms of one’s creative ability and, to an extent, competitive instincts. The 9th house is the spiritual mind and along with the 5th house has much to say about the past and future life of the individual and where this life may be used as a catalyst to fulfill one’s aspirations. Also, ultimately, these areas of the horoscope tell you where one is destined to be. It’s often said that great and successful people often believed they were destined for great things.
In studying the 10th house of profession and success, the 11th house can’t be overlooked as these deals with one’s life fulfillment and interestingly is also connected with social activities and friends. In many cases the social elements in your life are a key to success and being human we do tend to naturally gravitate towards group activities and team spirit as part of the drive for success. We like to share our successes in a social context.
The Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter relate strongly to the issues of success and career. Unfortunately, most people reverse the law in the hope of achieving success. By that I mean that money is usually the motivation and the goal rather than creative passion and excellence in the pursuit of some lofty ideal being the primary criteria for success. With the perfection of skill comes celebrity or fame and this naturally leads to wealth. This is by far the best way to achieve the triumph you desire. Through astrology and the study of the planets and houses, you will make wonderful sense of the jigsaw that your life may appear to be at this time. Putting those pieces together is the first goal on your path to success. Once the jigsaw is solved, the picture of your life becomes so much clearer.