Rulership astrology-360, The Key to Enlightenment.
If you look at the monumental amount publications available on astrology you would never be an able to infer that its value has in large part gone unnoticed in our modern culture. I find that most peoples intrust in astrology ranges from trivia to curious, but still not really considering it as valuable as lets say, biology. With my clients it is always a wonder to see them come to the inevitable conclusion that there is a lot more to this astrology business than meets the eye.
I have read a lot of elaborate ideals, ranging from astral plane to quantum physics as to why astrology works. My final conclusion is I couldn’t care less why it works. Like I don’t need to know how my MacBook retina display computers work in order to write this book. I don’t need to completely understand how astrology works in order to use it to bring clarity and direction to my life and the life of others. The point is it does work and it applies to a wide range of areas enveloping the way humans live. Similar to medicine astrology is a broad field that usually lead to some for of specialization.
My approach to astrology reflects my other fields of interest which include yoga, depth psychology and the works of Rudolf Steiner. For me astrology is not so much about prediction, though they inevitably occur, as it is about enlightenment.
Now this word enlightenment carries a lot of preconceived notions which in compose everything from the scientific revolution to the mystical experiences of yogi’s and occultist. In a general since enlightenment is the capacity to know and understand reality. A reality that reaches beyond the intrust of a personal nature into the reality of a universal nature.
From the point of view of yoga, consciousness is the basis of reality. In this context astrology acts as the as an interphase between consciousness and the relative world of day to day activity. Through the lens of astrology we are able to understand the trends and cycles that establish our involvement in life. If you can grasp the significance of such a tool then you are beginning to understand the true value of astrology.
The Coming Forth by Day.
Day implies light. Rulership Astrology is primarily concerned with understanding the predominant cosmic influences that govern the creative process we call DAY and as such the days of the week naturally take on the characteristics of the planetary system, Sun-day, Moon-day, Saturn-day , etc. Using astrological symbolism we are able to understand the governing qualities unfolding within a particular 24 hour period of time. This cycle is particularly important because we as human measure the progression of our lives through a consecutive sequence of these days without ever taking the time to consider this cycle of days its self to be and influence on our lives. Its is worth mentioning that arguably the most influential book in man history begins by stating the God himself used 7 days to create reality. Granted that one day was actually considered a day of rest, it is just the same mentioned as part of the creative process as a whole. Rather you personally believe the bible to be literal or symbolic (or neither), the point I’m establishing is that the genesis of reality is referred to as pertaining to cosmic influences characterized as 7 days or lights. While this reference does not in it self validate my ideal, it certainly does support it. With this in mind I interpret, “let there be light’” to be identical with Let there be days. Be implying existence.
Else where in the Hermetic Tradition we see a reference to this ideal of 7 days and again we will encounter it in yoga philosophy as the Creator Being, Ishvara.