The Mysteries of Astrology

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For thousands of years, mankind examined the sky to gain an understanding of events on earth. Our ancestors mapped space to an accurate degree, giving birth to the sciences of astronomy and astrology. The latter has helped man interpret the movements of planets to predict how life would unfold.

Astrology has always evolved as time progressed. Humanity has gone from seeing a bright and shiny speck in the sky among a group of fixed stars to identifying that as Mars in the fifth house in Aquarius. The ancients could only see as far as Saturn with the naked eye, so Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were hidden for millennia, as were their meanings and effects. However, their discoveries opened up new opportunities to utilize those energies consciously, paving the way for progeny.

This steady but sure evolution of astrology will not cease in modern times. Objects past Neptune's orbit (known as trans-Neptunian objects, or TNOs) are under careful surveillance by astronomers and astrologers alike. Sedna, one of the furthest TNOs, has recently been discovered in 2003. It is 8 billion miles away from the sun, with an orbital period of 10,500 years! Sedna's influence in astrology could change our entire perspective on human evolution if we understand it correctly. Astrologers are still studying this influence now, as it's slow orbit makes it difficult to discern in the short term.

Eris is another TNO found a way beyond the orbit of Pluto. In astrology, this planet represents our tendency to shed light on the truth in a disruptive manner, just as the mythological goddess caused trouble in the story of the Golden Apple. With an orbit of 558 years, Eris' effects are felt across several generations. In fact, it entered the sign of Aries in 1926, during the "Roaring Twenties" in the United States. At this time the image of women changed drastically through dress, fashion, and profession. How might this force be used in the future as Eris tiptoes into Taurus in 2048?

That's the fun of watching astrology unfold: we get to experience discoveries like Sedna and Eris first hand. The asteroid belt is still a mystery to us, as astrologers only consider about five or six of the biggest asteroids. Who knows if the countless others are also affecting life on earth? Truly, the possibilities of influences from space are endless.

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