There are ways of effectively planning and in fact super successful people are of the opinion that success is subject to certain universal laws. Planning and correct execution of those plans is the cornerstone of success.
What are those laws of success and how can astrology and studying your horoscope help you to achieve your ambitions? Often New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside within a few weeks and you’re back to the same old grind, not really achieving anything significant and consequently feeling a little embarrassed possibly even ashamed especially when you see others who’ve made New Year's resolutions and stuck to them. So what’s the secret? Is there even a secret? Why some people are supposedly destined for greatness, success and grand wealth whereas the majority seem to be treading water on a daily basis? What are some techniques that can help you to step up into a new lifestyle and find real success?
A careful study of your horoscope will indicate the lines of least resistance to achieving success. There are several areas in your horoscope which will help you determine such things as what type of career path is best suited to you according to your astrological signature and temperament? What type of money can I earn? Will I be a big earner or of a salary earner on media income? Am I suited to business partnerships or entrepreneurial activities? Does my horoscope show that I will earn great profits from any sort of business venture? These are the sorts of questions that astrology can and does answer. But the other question is: If my horoscope shows that I am fated to simply have success or having loads of money what’s the point of even trying? You will be forced by your nature to make efforts in spite of yourself so you may as well carefully analyze your horoscope to see how you can use the talents you are naturally endowed with.
While most of us are quite familiar with the solar and lunar cycles, we’re generally unaware of the other planetary cycles which determine events, phases, and the highs and lows in our lives. Whereas the Sun determines seasonal changes and our waking and sleeping hours and timetables as symbolized in the watch we wear, cycles such as Mercury and Venus which are never very far from the Sun also have varying time intervals more or less similar to that of the Sun and determine phases in our communication and intellectual capacity, with Venus having much to say about the cycles of our relationships.
Mars which is the primal planet representing basic drives takes just under two years to complete its cycle around the Sun. The return of this planet to its fundamental position in your horoscope, that is where it was that birth, shows a whole new lift in your physical drive, energy, vitality and a determined effort to begin again with renewed efforts.
Likewise, Jupiter, the first outer planet after Mars takes some twelve years to travel around the Sun and return to its birth position in your horoscope. This means that it spends around one year in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac to complete its circuit. With Jupiter we see fractions of that twelve-year cycle, as with the other planets, indicating stresses and /or easy points in life's journey. When Jupiter returns to its base position it indicates a fruitful period of expansion, spiritual awareness, and the ability to achieve success. Opportunities usually present themselves at this time.
On the other hand, Saturn, the principle of limitation and time, as well as suffering, takes between 28 and 30 years to travel around the Sun. Many of you have heard of the term Saturn’s Return. This planetary cycle clearly shows when it’s going to cause problems and challenges. If for example, Saturn is transiting the second house from the ascendant or Moon financial difficulties are be expected. Separation from family and a greater difficulty in communicating with others is also noted. If however, referring back to the expansive cycle of Jupiter, it happens to be transiting your second house of your horoscope this will turn out to be a period of expansion, increase in income and success and as is given in some systems of Eastern astrology the second house is also linked to the family and will therefore, signify birth of children and improvements within the family circle along with good news such as engagements or marriage.
The trans-personal planets such Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, along with the North and South node are usually used to determine generational influences but can also indicate important transits in your horoscope. Your personal calendar using these longer range cycles indicates significant milestones in life as well. Take the half cycle of Uranus. The half cycle is 42 years and usually coincides with what most of us term midlife crisis. Unless these planets are closely linked to personal points in your horoscope you may not easily recognize some of the changes that are going on in your life. Needless to say, these planets do have subtle but also very profound effects if you incorporate these cycles into your calendar and life planning. Generally however, the other planets can take up to hundreds of years to complete one cycle. For this reason, they are used to study the development of humanity as a whole and cultures and countries rather than individuals stop
So what's the point of looking at all these planetary cycles? As mentioned above, the understanding of the timing of these cycles will allow you to strategize when to move forward and when to retreat. Using planetary cycles in your horoscope as an integral part of your planning makes good sense in much the same way that farmers use the phases of the moon to plant seeds or harvest their crops, as do fishermen who are looking to the high and low tides which are related to the solar and lunar movements.
There are more complex cycles which incorporate the great conjunctions such as when Jupiter and Saturn conjoin and are in favorable or disharmonious aspects. Another example of this is around the 58 to 60th year of a person’s life and when looking at the horoscope you will see that because Saturn takes roughly 30 years to make one full circuit so two circuits are 60 years and this is equivalent to cycles of Jupiter which is also 60 years. This is a very important transit and usually results in a major re-evaluation of one’s life, the consideration of where one has been and where one is likely to go in the last phase of life. And so therefore, combinations of planets can further refine your horoscope and insight into these cycles to help you plan your life effectively.
In astrology there are many systems of forecasting both in Western and sidereal systems of the art. Some astrologers simply take the transits of the planets in terms of their influence on the natal positions of planets and also in relationship to themselves during their transit. This is very effective and gives accurate timing of when events are likely to occur. Then there are the primary and secondary progressions which are regarded as symbolic methods of forecasting as they take divisions of the year such as the movement of the Sun in its solar arc of 1° and take that to indicate one year of life. There are other measures which many astrologers have experimented with.
In the Hindu system of astrology the calendar and forecasting method is based primarily on the lunar position and which of the 27 stars it is located in at birth. By finding the ruling planet of the Star the sequence of planets thereafter are allotted different intervals of rulership. The Sun is given six years, the Moon ten years, Mars seven years, Mercury seventeen years, Jupiter sixteen years, Venus twenty years and Saturn nineteen years. Within these intervals of time each planet is also allotted a sub period and we can also consider sub- sub periods all the way down to the inward and outward breath being ruled by planets although it’s highly unlikely we would need to divide time to those very minute intervals.
Indeed having your horoscope cast and studying the transits and planetary cycles to gain an insight into what likely trends are occurring and will occur in future makes good sense and can help you effectively plan life for success or failure. Knowing when times will be lean affords you the opportunity to buffer and prepare for periods of adversity. Life is always a series of highs and lows, wins and losses, ups and downs. It’s cyclic and everyone knows that. Any intelligent person, irrespective of their station in life understands this through personal experience. It would be extremely useful to incorporate this understanding into your life and work schedule.
In employment circumstances it is extremely helpful to understand the high and low cycles so that holidays can be taken when you are your least efficient. When you’re at your peak and most productive why would you take holidays? This can be applied to relationships as well. So many people work hard to find a soulmate without any understanding of the current or upcoming cycles. If they only understood that Saturn is in an adverse position to Venus they might redirect their energies into more constructive activities thereby waiting for the planetary aspects which would augment relationships.
Resisting these cycles only produces more pain whereas an understanding of them creates a greater sense of freedom and autonomy. Even if some would say that we are in the grip of these planets and we are not quite in control of what is happening at least understanding what trends are likely to follow gives us the ability to flow more freely with the passage of time and enjoy life to the fullest.
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