Beyond A Horoscope

My interest in astrology probably began shortly after I learned how to read. I wondered what reason you could possibly have for NOT being interested in what your horoscope revealed in the daily paper. The questions became more serious when years later, being a Leo, I wondered whether marrying another Leo was a good idea (turns out it was).

astrology signs in a circleMore years would pass before my search for life’s true meaning inspired me to look toward the heavens for guidance. My first professional chart reading was exciting and posed a question I’ve been thinking about ever since. My chart revealed that I was supposed to be sharing my gifts with the world in a way that was very far from my then-current career. The astrologer posed the direct question: “when are you going to start living your true nature and purpose?” Well. Alrighty then. Guess I had some personal work to do!

A few more years would pass before I’d be strongly encouraged to have my chart read by Heather Ensworth, a clinical psychologist turned astrologer. I dawdled awhile before committing, hoping for input as I made the decision whether to launch – a concept I’d been pondering for several years. In hindsight, I realize it’s another example of the Universe supporting me by connecting me with the people and resources that would guide me in this decision and beyond.

I sent Heather my birth date, time and location and scheduled my appointment for a week later. I also provided her with high level information about the specifics of what I wanted to learn from this reading: primarily – was I on the path to living my true nature and purpose? Could my chart provide insight regarding my physical health? And could anything in my chart help me understand and heal from some seriously difficult personal relationships? Pretty light topics, right? Those were my questions, but everyone decides for themselves what they want to learn from a reading.

My astrology reading was an inspired experience. From my birth chart I was able to make the connection between the position of the planets and stars at the moment I was born with my reason for being. It provided much greater understanding of the divine nature of my life experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve learned that it’s all divine and serves the greater purpose of my soul’s journey.

My current chart confirms that I am exactly where I need to be and allows me to understand myself and see my gifts more clearly. Interestingly, I learned that Saturn moved into a new position (I don’t understand the science behind the art) in November of 2014 which meant that I would start to experience shifts and movement in new directions in my life. Interestingly, November 2014 was exactly when I decided to move forward and launch Mere coincidence? I think not.

And from my future chart, I learned that these shifts will continue through 2015 with everything coming together in September, launching a smoother journey for my life going forward. And since my charts so clearly defined my past and current life experiences, I have no doubt that my future is being guided as well.

In Heather’s words, “The birth chart gives us in-depth information about who we are, the important themes in our lives, the nature of our relationships and our spiritual purpose…Our lives are not determined by the planets and the stars, but are shaped by the energies of the Universe at the moment of our birth. In coming back into relationship with the wisdom of the Cosmos as it is revealed in the movements of the planets, we realize that we are not alone and that there is profound guidance available to us.”

I’m convinced that we are not intended to be living our lives without guidance from divine energy in all of its forms. And there are many. I learned much about myself and my life from having my chart read. It answered questions, confirmed hunches and most importantly provided hope. Another tool in my personal tool box!

See Heather Ensworth’s article “The Gift of Astrology – Guidance from the Stars and Planets.”

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