Astrology is unity between the human being and the cosmos
As I explained in a previous post, astrology works because it considers human consciousness and the cosmos as a single process; ‘cosmos’ means – according to the Greek etymology – the order that consciousness imposes on the pre-existing ‘chaos’, the formless matter still devoid of light.
Interpreting a horoscope means ‘reading’ in the sky, in what is most far from the perception of the senses, an order that is actually within us. In it, we can mirror ourselves because it appears to us as external. From this point of view, astrology is not ‘scientific’ in the modern sense of the term but portrays a world view complementary to the purely objective approach of current science.
For astrology to work, however, it is necessary to set up a whole series of astronomical, geographical and local reference systems that allow us to symbolically render the existence of the unborn based on the celestial positions at birth. The image of the sky thus obtained will represent the snapshot of their entire existence or the potentials that they will have to develop. The timeline of events will then be detailed through dating events techniques, not in a deterministic way but as a ‘probability cloud’ to borrow a term from quantum mechanics.
In other words, a particular configuration can mean a fierce quarrel or a fall from the bicycle because both are symbolically the same; in this example, they refer to the third house of the horoscope, which rules both communications and travel. But only one of the two eventualities will become actual based on environmental, mental, psychological circumstances.
In truth, astrology was born as an evolutionary tool and not as a divinatory consolation, but that’s another matter.