Last year I embarked upon a new journey in my appreciation of astrology. I’ve dabbled in the field for decades, even more since purchasing my first professional astrological program in 1987, the year remembered by some folks for the Harmonic Convergence.
Jose Arguellos introduced the Mayan Calendar to the New Age community that year when he ushered in this memorable event celebrated around the world. It was the initial foreshadowing of the world coming to end December 21, 2012. There’s much to be said about the prediction and what actually occurred and is occurring, but we will address that another time.
Prior to 1987, I had been sparked by the possibilities of self-knowledge that I instinctively felt was available through an understanding of astrology, but it wasn’t truly until that fateful day, while visiting a used bookstore in Colorado Springs that I first embarked in earnest in utilizing astrology as a path in my life.
Ironically, that hot summer day was my one and only trip down into town from a rustic metaphysical school in the Blue Mountain hills, where I was manager for the summer. Several of the used books I purchased that day remain in my ever- growing collection of reference books.
Upon returning to my beachside retreat in Malibu, a month or so later, I had access to my first computer—a Macintosh SE, so I sought out and purchased my first professional astrological program. It was then that I grokked the astrological implications of that very day. My progressed sun was conjunct Uranus, implicating sudden awakenings, astrology and computers. I’ll save the many adventures emerging from that moment for another time.
Jump to present time.
Happily, I finally have all my ducks in a row as an astrological educator, I taught an “Astrology 101: Demystifying the Basics,” onboard a Shaman Cruise to Alaska in June 2015 and, through the years I’ve taught several seminars at various Expos. I even had my own cable-TV show (Astrological Awareness, Insights & Motivation) for a while.
Although I offer a variety of delicious professional reports, with introductions, to clients, I’ve recently begun to include the point-of-view of the ancients in my ever-evolving inquiry. Just before the cruise I had begun an astrological immersion course online with hopes of honing my skills even more. I had no idea how much of my astrological understanding was about to shift.
To be continued…
I’ve begun to add some recommended books to my own shelves and wanted to give you access as well.
Here’s an easily digested book that has lots of insightful info with a traditional POV.
On the Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology by Helena Avelar