Look up to the stars and see your destiny reflecting in those beautifully shining celestial bodies!
Astrology teaches that the same laws stand for the universe and human beings, as individuals. It is the old hermetic tradition idea of microcosm and microcosm and it is not exclusively seen in astrology.
The science of the stars, astrology, reads the information from the sky and reveals the amazing stories of our lives.
Although most astrologers typically refer to this study of the stars as a science, astrology is not one in official, modern terms. However, it has well established and fixed principles and methodology, just as any other science.
Needles to say, in ancient times, astrology and astrology were the same discipline. Astrology is not a divination technique, which is how people commonly experience it.
Since we deal with the term of the science of the stars, which is how the terms o astrology could be translated, we have to tell that those stars are, in fact, planets of the solar system, including the actual star, which is the Sun and other objects, such as, for example, the Moon. All are regarded as planets, in an astrological analyzes.
The first step into astrological analyzes and the most important tool of any astrological ‘prognosis’ are natal charts. Natal charts are diagrams of the sky, simplified so that they include only planets of the solar system.
These diagrams are based upon the image of the sky ‘taken’ at the time of a person’s birth, as if one would photograph the sky and then draw a scheme of planetary positions.
According to astrology, this diagram, the planetary positions, define one’s personality and destiny.
Planets shown in the chart are classified as personal planets, social planets and transcendental ones. Each plays a specific role and shapes up one’s chart. Each chart is, thus, unique. These charts are set in stone, in terms of what they represent directly.
In other words, planetary distribution in one’s natal chart is something fixed, unchangeable. It is ‘written in the stars’. However, it does not mean that information that proceeds from such a diagram are rules set in stone.
A natal chart pinpoints major events in one’s destiny, but does not predict everything. People often mistake a horoscope for a prophecy.
Your natal chart could help you learn more about yourself. An astrologer takes a professional approach to interpreting a chart and reads it applying astrological knowledge and methodology.
Natal chart tells about your personality traits, temperament and characteristics and could be of a great help into making yourself aware of your advantages and disadvantages.
For example, it could help you better understand why you do not feel very comfortable in social situations or why some things seem to go very smoothly in your life.
Natal chart explains who you are and what you might become, if you make yourself aware of the wonderful potentials you have.
Once you learn about your bad sides, that is, learn about why those were bad, you could improve them.
Traditional, old philosophical view on astrology has claimed we are but marionettes in the hands of destiny. However, modern, contemporary view sees us as creators of our own destiny.
This is the approach we wholeheartedly support, when talking about natal charts. You cannot change the stars, but you could use the energies they provide in various ways.
Astrological aspects are of crucial importance when it comes to natal charts interpretations. Aspects are specific angles planets form amongst themselves; the closer they are to the set up angle, the stronger would be the influence of the aspect itself.
There are five major astrological aspects and six minor ones. The aspects create specific energetic exchange between planets.
Each aspect has its own purpose. Some of them are heavy aspects, troublesome and tricky, while others were easy and favorable.
Heavy aspects are opposition and square, favorable ones are the sextile and the trine, while conjunctions can be both, depending on specific planets involved. In the following paragraphs, we will be talking about the sextile.
Uranus in Mythology and Astrology
The rebellious planet Uranus is considered a herald of change, of sudden, shocking events that would definitely leave mark in our lives. In ancient mythologies, Uranus was associated with sky deities.
He was a powerful primal god who introduces new order into the universe. The astrological planet Uranus falls under the category of transcendental planets.
Uranus represents everything that is new, modern, original, visionary and a step ahead of everything else.
For Uranus, things happen here and now. Uranus is represented by two semicircles in the same line with the cross of matter; thus, Uranus represents the connection of the soul and the matter.
Through our creative and imaginative mind, we could raise our spirit to a higher level.
The planet Uranus is a powerful one and many astrologer would say that those under a great influence of this planets would be individuals to leave their mark in history.
Uranus is associated with major events, such as revolutionary discoveries, rebellions, reformative movements, ingenious inventions, fantastic creations.
Eccentric people, those who are capable of thinking out of the box, those who are inclined towards changing the old, rusty systems and introduce new forms are all children of the Uranus.
All radical ways of thinking and radical actions are associated with the influence of Uranus. We shall see how it plays along the dreamy Neptune, in a natal chart.
Neptune in Mythology and Astrology
Neptune is the most puzzling astrological planet and its influence is often difficult to see through. Neptune rules the sign of Pisces, which could definitely tell you a lot about its nature.
Neptune is deeply mysterious, often lost within the realm of fantasy and dreams, illusions and mysteries. Neptune could mislead you and allure you into the depths unimaginable.
No wonder it is called the planet of illusions. Neptune’s’ position in astrological charts and the aspects it creates could reflect in many ways. Neptune could be beneficial, as it could be dangerous.
This planet’s energy flows under the skin and is difficult to describe. Neptune is associated with great imagination, intuition, creativity, romantic spirit.
However, it is also associated with lies, trickery, fraud, deception, vices and illusions overall.
Astrologers would say that too much of Neptune’s energy or Neptune in bad aspects could act like a poison, while a bit of it could be a cure. Neptune is the patron of all spiritual mystique and creative souls, but is also responsible for psychiatric disorders.
Neptune is romantic, dreamy and imaginative, but not in the Moon’s fashion, just as it is creative and artistic, but not the way Venus’ is.
The closest description would be that of the inspiration embodied, if one could ever say such a thing. In mythology, Neptune is associated with the god of the sea, Greek Poseidon, Roman – Neptune.
This deity was considered very unpredictable and impulsive at times. Neptune would cause earthquakes and great seas storms. All vast watery spaces are under his rule.
Water is powerful, mystical, its depths are not easily reachable, just as the imaginary realm the planet Neptune rules are elusive, though alluring and highly inspirational.
Neptune represents the soul that wants to separate from the physical body.
Sextile Aspect in Astrology
Sextile is a favorable aspect, similar to the trine. It is associated with new ideas and opportunities.
Sextile creates energy that should be used through a greater personal effort, compared to the trine. Sextile in a natal chart offers amazing opportunities and potentials, but ones that require work.
The energy flows free, but one has to engage with it, in order to experience its beneficial effects.
Sextile inspires creativity and symbolizes all the talents a person possesses in the field of its influence.
This aspect manifests through understanding, dynamics and overall sense of balance.
Uranus Sextile Neptune – General Information
Uranus sextile Neptune gives one incredible subtlety in understanding the mysterious paths of the universe. Uranus and Neptune are distant planets that move very slowly, from our point of view.
Both are transcendental planets, so this aspect might not leave a strong mark on one’s natal chart. However, other aspect would possibly make it more intensively felt.
This aspect indicates a great interest in the spiritual, unconventional and fantastical. Places that breed mysteries would attract you.
Water is probably something that raises a strange, hardly explicable inspiration and sensation in you.
Practices, jobs, habits and hobbies that involve the esoteric, transcendental and mystical would definitely attract you.
Uranus Sextile Neptune – Futuristic Optimists
Uranus sextile Neptune individuals think of themselves as a part of the universe, in terms being the one with it.
They seek the connection with the otherworldly, through their own imaginary realm and real time activities. They could find such connection in inventive approaches, thinking out of the box. These are visionary people.
These people are likely to be dreamers, but since this is a mild aspect in its core, they would not be lost in the dream realm. They are, in fact, advised to nourish their imagination, since it constantly brings in new ideas, original way of thinking, and innovative solutions to actual situations.
These people could be efficient in the area of metaphysics, electronics, creative work, art in the widest sense.
These people have a peculiar way of thinking about the world. Earthly boundaries do not make much sense to them.
They are capable of penetrating deep into the universal soul of the humankind and they grasp for the potential of the humankind as a whole. They are, in their heart, optimists looking into the future.