IN SEARCH OF TRUTH AND WISDOM - Astrology a Language of God..... cont
Krishnamurti’s teachings were along the lines of developing personal responsibility in regard to the whole human family such that individual belief structures must include the collective in a similar way to the Dalai Lama’s (Tenzin Gyatso) belief
This simple philosophy is complicated by each person’s unique understanding of reality. We may instinctively know ‘right action’ but
self assertion often replaces holistic truths. Noted academic, writer and theologian C. S. Lewis
made the observation:
Carl Jung came to the conclusion that astrological archetypes were projections of the collective unconscious and this prompted him to write:
‘…human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in.’
Those who have studied the language of astrology are convinced that planetary cycles have a correspondence with individual and collective behaviour. Astrologers observe that difficult aspects challenge while easy aspects provide pathways for resolution – with the sum total of the symbology of a birth chart representing the inclinations of the individual. The polarity of planets, their signs and interrelationships provide an understanding of the motivational forces (psychic energy) acting within an individual, and the Houses show how these forces interact with the surrounding environment.
People go to a doctor when they are sick and likewise when a person asks for astrological guidance there is usually something out of kilter, but when one sees something in another’s chart and cautions certain actions, one often comes unstuck. If the planets incline rather than dictate then difficult planetary arrangements which result in little ill effect may be an indication that the current direction is along the person’s pathway of personal ‘bliss’.
The laws of science do not differentiate the forward and backward directions of time so perhaps our inability to align ourselves with our ‘bliss’ is rather an inability to acknowledge the future - which may be the result of not having a clear understanding of our past. Do we know exactly the ramifications of our birth moment as depicted in our natal birth charts; or the dynamics of our interaction with our early growth environment; or at what stage of development our parents understanding and motivation had reached when the messenger RNA of their reality was transferred into us via the union of egg and sperm?
In the same vein that Lewis Carroll’s Queen remarks to Alice “It’s a poor memory that only works backwards” , if we are actually functioning in a forward/backward continuum then it would explain a lot about synchronicity and déjà vu experiences. But much as we may try, the ability to see clearly down the road ahead is a rarity. Non-the-less planetary cycles enable us to look backwards, correlate events and by doing so glean an inkling of change ahead in the repetition and combination of planetary cycles.
The brain is our organ of thought and it is constantly assimilating sensory inputs in line with our innate characteristics and acquired experience to determine our immediate response to everyday encounters. At a deeper level our thought processes reflect on the essence of our interactions, with a natural inclination to optimise outcomes such that reality is made more comfortable.
Due to the complexity of the individual brain any interaction with another person creates an elusive truth such that two people may totally agree in one sentence – only to have doubts in the next - while the truth moves fluidly amidst the timeless moments riding on an empathetic universal morality that derives from our common origin.
The wisdom accumulated from the founding of scientific truths may perhaps one day be represented by an equation that satisfies Unified Field Theory - or perhaps a total understanding may be reached by observation and reason such that a person who knows truth and lives accordingly could say ‘I am the way and the truth and the life’.
An observation of planetary movements and the corresponding outcomes occurring in an individual’s life indicates the veracity of that person’s path and in doing so the science of astrology may be thought of as a ‘language of God’ with the potential for shedding light on divine motive and its consequent reality.