Educational astrology – via your birth chart – educates you about your character and life experience.
It provides basic astrological information – explains what it means – and enhances your self-awareness.
But there’s more to astrology than learning the basics.
It invites you to take action and apply astrological knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome in your mental, emotional and spiritual development.
Educational astrology will help you to understand yourself and developmental astrology will guide you to be the best that you can.
Applied astrology is the application of knowledge found by scientific astrological research.
Its focus is on your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and development.
Your birth chart is inviting you to be who you are and developmental astrology takes the astrological theory and turns it into action.
It discourages the negative absorption of information and encourages its pro-active application.
This requires a clear understanding of your chart’s role in the personal development process and its use as a self-development resource.
You can use your chart as a steering wheel to guide your life and endeavors.
You’re applying the astrological data to get the best out of yourself.
You can time the development of your intelligence and ability.
You’re unique, with a unique developmental potential, so it’s all very personal.
You’re working with your astrology code to achieve the best possible outcome.
And the application of astrological knowledge will have a significant impact on how you perform as a human soul.
The theoretical absorption of information is useless
Hermetic astrology is chiefly concerned with the application of the astrological information provided by your birth chart.
Theoretical astrological information is useless unless it’s applied in a developmental context and your job is to apply the theory.
Your life experience will validate your astrology code, but alternate experiences are available.
New personal insights increase your capacity to self-develop.
You can use your birth chart to discover other life experiences that are not otherwise obvious.
You have to work with your astrology code and the ideas it presents.
Your worldview is an evolving concept and your understanding and awareness of the code is an evolving mental construct too.
Your life is a self-development enterprise.
You have problems to overcome and your chief concern is adequate adaptation to your environment.
And by overcoming problems you develop intelligence and ability – thoughts and feelings – love and wisdom – more intelligence and ability – and more love and wisdom.
Your journey to self-fulfillment
Once you understand why you are here you can take action and begin the exciting journey to self-fulfillment.
You can use your birth chart to manage your self-development.
Self-acceptance is a necessary part of your self-knowledge journey.
Only you can confront and deal with your character defects.
Only you can transform your ineffective behavior – change the bad stuff – and learn to operate effectively in a difficult situation.
Your job – as the clever thinker – is to ensure that your behavior is the best it can be at your current stage of development.
This involves continuous training, but the rewards in soul-growth are well worth the time and effort.
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