The Power of Now.
Astrology is the ancient art of interpreting the fractal nature of moments in time. In the words of Ecclesiastes, 'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven'. By looking at the current placements of the planets, much like reading the hands of a great cosmic clock, it is possible to work with ancient symbols in practical ways that entice our perceptions onward toward wider horizons. Astrology works because of the inherent symbolism of archetypal patterns; ours is a synchronistic universe in which everything exists in interlocking harmony - consciousness creates universe, which in turn recreates us in its image of our image. The planets are meaningful because existence itself is inherently meaningful.
Fractals are not only beautiful, they provide the key to understanding the complexity of Nature and how to measure it. To the Ancients, everything in our experience was an expression of geometry and number. What Plato called forms, and Jung called archetypes are the same self-similar abstractions symbolised by the planets and their movements over time in the entangled universal mindscape. Ours is a Participatory Universe, in which everything we do changes it as it manifests in the dancing relationship of universal opposites (Yin and Yang).
"The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things. All things leave behind them the Obscurity (out of which they have come), and go forward to embrace the Brightness (into which they have emerged), while they are harmonised by the Breath of Vacancy." ~ Laozi
It is the variable nature of space and time that creates the dynamic attractor of material manifestation, which in turn gives us the mulitiplicity of things we find in the physical world; all the many and varied people, objects and ideas that make up the fabric of our lives. For the astrologer, the Universe is synchronicity in action - and every moment a unique entity. Whatever comes into being carries with it the characteristics of the time and place into which it is born.
'Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.' ~ Rumi