Astrology & LIGHT
Astrology is the study of light or energy as it flows through each of us and our world. Thus, Astrology can point to how we can remove internal energetic blocks. It shows us the nature of the energies that surround us at any given time and helps reveal what spiritual lessons are being presented in our experiences. Astrology is a bridge between personal reality (the relative) and realities beyond the personal (the transpersonal).
Astrology & TIME
In astrology, time can be viewed as three parts:
1. COSMOS (timeless) = infinite pure awareness
2. CHRONOS (personification) = the passage of time through relative reality
3. KAIROS (opportune moment) = potential/present moment where creative possibilities exist in transpersonal reality
Astrology & NATURE
Techniques in Vedic astrology use the sidereal zodiac and have applications in the larger karmic unfolding and spiritual identity–based on the motion of planets measured against stars or constellations (spirit-based).
Techniques in Western astrology use the tropical zodiac and have applications in day-to-day seasonal rhythms, medicine, and personal identity–based on the motion of planets is measured against position of Sun on Spring Equinox (body/somatic-based).
Astrology & EGO-SOUL
Astrology helps us catalyze the process of spiritual awakening and “soul-embodiment” by synergizing the relationship between the ego, physical world, and matter (relative) & the soul, nonphysical world, and energy (transpersonal).
Soul Embodiment Practices include:
astrology, breath work, yoga, qi gong, bodywork, energy work, exercise, dance, movement, chanting, or any other somatic practices that open us to the infinite creative possibilities of the present moment.
Kinan works with four main branches of Astrology:
mapping and working with evolutionary forces and your soul’s evolutionary desires
acknowledging and connecting to planet’s having a living spirit and essence (i.e. Gaia) integrating the Egyptian pantheon
integrating the Egyptian pantheon, the ancient language of astrology
identifying parts of the body that may be impacted by celestial influences, energies, and cycles
Your natal (birth) chart is a map of your soul's evolutionary desires. All of us are directed by astrological, and thus evolutionary, forces that direct our lives. Astrology assists in seeing how to work with those forces.
Evolutionary Astrology is a tool that can be used to open the door to your unconscious patterning and measure the growth of your soul’s journey from life to life. It is a philosophical framework and set of principles defined by natural law, which include the following core perceptions:
1. An acceptance of the fact that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes.
2. An acceptance of the fact that the natal chart reflects the evolutionary condition of the soul at the moment of incarnation.
3. An acceptance of the fact that the natal chart reflects the evolutionary intentions of the soul for the present life.
4. An acceptance of the fact that the circumstances of the present life, both materially and psychologically, do not arise randomly, but rather reflect the evolutionary intentions and necessities of the soul.
5. An acceptance of the fact that human beings interact creatively and unpredictably with their natal charts; that all astrological symbols are multi-dimensional and are modulated into material and psychic expression by the consciousness of the individual.
6. An acceptance of the fact that human beings are responsible for the realities they experience, both internally and externally.
7. A respectful intention to accept and support a person seeking astrological help, no matter the evolutionary state in which such an individual finds himself or herself.
(Copyright 2000, Steven Forrest and Jeffrey Wolf Green)
Shamanic Astrology acknowledges that our planets have a living essence, and that this living spirit is something with which we can interact and commune with.
Shamanic Astrology, perhaps the most ancient form of astrology, is closely connected to animism, which is a belief system in which plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena have a soul or all possess a distinct spiritual essence.
In the anthropology of religion, animism was a term created to describe the belief system of many indigenous people that animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, and even words are have an aliveness to them and have agency–that there exists no hard and fast distinction between the spiritual and physical/material world, that soul or spirit or sentience exists not only in humans, but all entities of the natural environment. In fact, every indigenous culture on Earth has had its own version.
Author and Astrologer, Donna Woodwell, notes, “to the ancients, things that moved had desires. They had Soul. And if it had Soul, it had the possibility of Intelligence—what we might call “consciousness.” In fact, the word Zodiac—the band of the heavens through which the Sun and all the planets move—was Zoidia (from the Greek ζῷον, zōion). As Hellenistic Astrologer Joseph Crane points out, Zoidia (pronounced Zoy-ja) is a complex term referring to a “living thing, also the seat of a god, or a picture or icon.”
The animistic paradigm is at the heart of shamanism, which is essentially centered on co-creating with spirit. Shamanism celebrates that we are all aspects of an interconnected web–not just an intellectual construct–but rather a living, conscious cosmos, one that you experience all the way down to your bones and DNA. Thus, shamanic astrology takes the perspective that planetary archetypes are living entities that are interconnected, transpersonal parts of Self that we have a sacred relationship with, we can communicate to, and we can listen intuitively to gather wisdom.
A term that describes the type of knowing [of your cosmic roots] that results from intuitive dialogue with these planets and cosmic forces (not necessarily with words) is Kosmognosis. As you relate, feel into, and engage with astrological archetypes with the wholeness of your self, you may begin to recognize the living gods among us that live within and without of our bodies. As above, so below. As within, so without.
Egyptian Shamanic Astrology bridges Egyptian and Western astrology through cross-cultural mythology and astrological significance of the individual Egyptian gods and goddesses, sacred invocations, and shamanic rituals.
Egyptian gods and goddesses were revered, celebrated, and invoked through the temples in Egypt, which reflected the heavens above. Through Egyptian astrology, the concept of family is encouraged to be extended beyond the sacred earth to include all planets. Our divine lineage can be woven from the energy of the cosmos and celebrated as a means to design our individual life pathways as part of the collective.
To create an integrated path of evolution, weaving the full rainbow web of powerful myths and stories from ancient pantheons such as ancient Egypt with western astrology is essential for creating a language of wholeness. Through a journey of re-membering the Egyptian mysteries, may we synthesize concepts of Jungian psychology, sacred rituals and practices, and other alchemical languages to transmute experiences, imprinting, possible wounding, and psychological cosmology into the gold of an awakened heart.
In Egyptian Astrology, neteru is a principal of nature or name for god(s) in the ancient Egyptian language–Neter (singular masculine). The origins of the Egyptian pantheon were in the natural world in which gods existed for each element and significant qualities of nature, such as moisture, the Earth, and the sky. Neteru encompass the planets and signs–one god/goddess for each–are nonlinear, multidimensional, and divinely guide the human world through evolution. They change and morph into another and represent aspects of the full spectrum of awareness.
Through embracing the spiral path of emanations (transits in Western astrology) that spin cyclically from planetary sources, we may move through all human evolutions and become divine humans. Egyptian astrology teaches us how to hold the new consciousness of the Aquarian age that is the source of its mysteries.
Medical Astrology helps to identify parts of the body that may be impacted by celestial influences, energies, and cycles.
Medical Astrology is an inestimably useful branch of astrology that has continued underground amongst “renegade” physicians in the west up to our present era, and has always been a mainstay in India and Tibet. It was known to be practiced in the Greek era and was a requisite to obtaining a physician’s license in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. In fact, Hippocrates (460BC – 380 BC), Father of Medicine, stated, “He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.”
Dr. Nageshraau notes the corresponding anatomy to planetary archetypes:
Sun: Heart, Sun-stroke, Eyes, Blood circulation, Spinal cord, Right eye in males and left eye in females.
Moon: Cold, pneumonia, breast related diseases, kidneys, Stomach, and Uterus related problems, Mania, Motions, left eye in males, right eye in females.
Mercury: Digestive system, nerves, Lungs, Speech related problems, Mouth, Tongue, Hands, Epilepsy.
Venus: Throat, neck, cheeks, skin, venereal diseases and reproductive organs.
Mars: Forehead, nose, muscles, male reproductive organs, piles, hemorrhage, injuries, burns, cuts, fevers, accidents, electric shock, suicidal tendencies.
Jupiter: Liver, diabetes, blood vessels, right ear, thigh, buttocks, obesity, problems due to excess-eating.
Saturn: General weakness, bony appearance, Teeth, bones, knees, joints, rheumatism, chronic diseases, asthma, lungs-related diseases, tuberculosis and skin-related diseases.
Uranus: Diseases to arteries, brain’s nervous system, parts of spinal cord, electric shock, heart attack, sudden accidents and unknown diseases.
Neptune: Psychic diseases, epilepsy, lunacy, food poisoning, drug addiction, conjunctivitis, drowning, delusions, insomnia, infectious and contagious diseases, bites of poisonous insects or animals.
Pluto: Congenital diseases, venereal diseases and accidents, diseases due to harmful radiation like X-rays, atomic rays, UV rays, or radio-active rays.
NOTE: Medical Astrology is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or provide medical advice. However, it can be most effectively used to make astrological suggestions that can be assessed by your physician.