If there is one thing that I have learned with astrology that is to listen. Listening is what astrologer’s do.
Astrologers listen to the messengers in the Solar System as they interact with the Earth plane. These include our occasional visitors, like comets and asteroids, as well as solar flares, meteor showers and the phenomena of eclipse or alignment. But listening is an art form.
It won’t do to ascertain a definition of the planets from a textbook and apply that literally or lineally to an event or human condition. Although this is what the student of astrology must be trained to do in order to develop their listening skills.
The Art Listening & Acting
Astrological listening occurs at the molecular level. I guess you could form a relationship between the art of astrological listening and the art of acting.
In acting we assume roles that have been written out for us as a play, movie script or as television shows. In astrology, the astrologer ‘puts on’ the planetary chemistry of their client in order to relate to their client what it is to be like them.
Conversely, when dealing with past lives, reincarnational lessons and karmic conditions, the astrologer will regress their psychic screen to relive the conditions of previous lives through the reactivation of the symbols involved. Diversely, the astrologers will put themselves in the client’s position when looking at forecasting the future. Feeling responsible for the consequences of the alternatives, the astrologer processes the options and unfolding conditions as they are revealed in the progressed symbolic vision.
Preparations for Setting the Stage
The astrologer cannot be a pure channel for their client if they do not understand the art of clearing their screen. That means coming to the session with no previously formed thoughts and sharing the insights you receive with your client at their conception. If the astrologer is going through personal problems, there is every likelihood that the client’s issues will resonate with the astrologer’s challenges.
It is very important for the Astrologer to make no assumptions and to discover the magic of astrological resolution in entertaining the newfound information each individual brings with them. In this way the Astrologer can solve not only the client’s problems, but in the reflection of the solution unique to the client, the astrologer can gain growth and progress in their own conflict resolution.
Are you surprised that an Astrologer, Tarot Reader or Psychic would have their own predicaments, karmic lessons or challenging soul growth? Remember what makes most psychiatrists become psychiatrists, if you don’t know, find out. It is usually their own psychological perplexities. Not only does the seer have the same life challenges as most people, they are in fact augmented and they become more difficult as the soul grows.
Sometimes I wonder if my life wasn’t scripted to be an experience of all that plagues the human condition so that I might understand from the inside out and be able to help with little obscurity. By knowing exactly what a person is faced with, you can split yourself off and explore the steps to resolution that the client needs to follow because of personal knowledge of that self-same predicament. But not only will you be able to figure out a strategy for the client to follow, you can deliver the message with an empathy that leaves little doubt that you understand.
The Still Point
For me listening comes from the art of achieving the still point. The place where I know “no thing.” The clear reflecting pond that can channel the psychic sight. Through the technical analysis of the planetary placements and configurations, the language of the person’s horoscope is their own. Sometimes the words and examples that come through the planetary chart are specific preferences of the client.
The messages that come from the planetary placements create the inner vision that gives me the word, for example, “skydiving” when it is your peculiar preference. The astrologer speaks to the inner person, speaking of things that are intimate and most likely unknown to anyone else. This is why an astrological session gives so much clarity and resolution, because it speaks to you as if it were you speaking to yourself. But it can only do so if the Astrologer is listening.
The Right Mix of Terminology
Some astrological sessions can be too technical, something that would make sense to the astrologer but be of little applicable use to the client. We can all be amused for some time with the constructs of Ascendant, Moon and Sun, the planetary uniqueness in each of the signs and houses and their configurations.
But this is the linear intellectual process that is more rational and so much the characteristic of the Air Signs; Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Other sessions can be too primary, or a simple reiteration of written material accumulated prior to the session. The quality and applicability of such a session will depend upon which authors the astrologer has referenced. Sometimes an astrologer cannot remain non-partisan of new-age fads in their consultations. This acknowledgement-based enthusiasm is most characteristic of the Fire Signs; Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Then again, an astrologer can be too subjective, too personally persuasive, biased in personal values or beliefs and their insights therefore not custom made to fit their client. This type of astrologer may be too caught up in their own past and offering personal insights, cautions and protective guidance from a more fear based position. This would be characteristic of the Water Signs; Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.
From most astrological sessions you can receive some applicable common sense, compassionate understanding and empathic advice. You can gain a cohesiveness of intention that grounds you on a path of purpose. This is the functionality of the Earth Signs; Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Being a Receiver & Transmitter
If we are listening, our body will be the receiver and transmitter of what is true. If we are speaking, thinking or acting out, we are not listening. We can all hear the resonance of truth if we are still enough.
If you are a parent you know when your child tells you something that “rings true” or not. In our day to day life we simply confuse ourselves most of the time. We let stray fears or worries, other people’s influence, suspicions, assumptions, bias and emotions, interfere with what we experience.
In the astrological session we cut away those peripherals and come to resolution that resonates with what is true for you. But to get the most out of the session, the client has to listen. Being too focused on specifics will narrow your comprehension. This gives the astrologer extra work. Sometimes an explanation has to be repeated in different ways with just the right words so it can be received.
Although what was said in the first place did not seem to apply, after further discussion the client finally hears what is being said. But they have to listen and dialogue, the astrologer and client need to work together to refine resolution.