Heaven & Earth
“Keep your eyes on the stars,
and your feet on the ground.”
Image (c) Jim Larsen 1974
When we talk about astrology, people immediately think that we’re talking about the stars. But astrology is as much about the earth as it is about the heavens. It originated when early men and women huddled together under the night skies. They survived by paying attention to small signs of changing seasons, connecting what they saw in the sky with what they saw around them on the earth.
I believe that astrology works because there is no separation between what happens on a cosmic level, and what happens on a personal level. We are all reflections of our own moment of time, and it is our job to live that moment to the best of our abilities.
Astrology, well applied, helps us work within our own natures, in harmony with the natural cycles. It helps us align heaven and earth, spirit and matter, to find what physicists call the path of least action, and what shamans call the path of the heart.