Introduction to Goddess-Inspired Astrology

The night sky is fascinating and awe-inspiring – the black dome with its thousands of sparkly stars seemingly spinning around us in a neverending cycle; the silvery forever transforming Moon transitioning from birth to growth to decay to death to eventual rebirth into all eternity.

All throughout humanity’s existence people have gazed up at the night sky, spotting patterns and telling stories about the many shapes or constellations. Some of the most prominent and brightest bodies in the sky are, of course, the Sun, the Moon and some of the planets in our solar system. The ancient astronomers soon noticed that these larger and brighter bodies travelled along an invisible line (the ecliptic) through 12 different shapes/constellations during their neverending journey around the Earth, which was for a very long time considered to be the centre of the universe.

To the Ancients the stars, the Moon and the Sun truly were magnificent. They were the Great Cosmic Mother, the Mother of all existence. All life on Earth was seen as being interconnected with one other, Mother Earth Herself and all of the Cosmos. The planets and their positions in the sky at any given time were therefore understood to profoundly affect every facet of every living being, of every thing and every event here on Earth.

The art and science of Astrology was born.

When exactly this took place no-one knows for sure, as traditions were passed on orally for many thousands of years before written records were being kept. Archeological evidence, however, shows that sophisticated lunar and celestial calendars in the form of nicks and cuts on bones were already being used 34,000 years ago (32,000 BCE)! And those amazing pioneering astronomers and astrologers were women – women who spotted a correlation between the Moon’s transitional journey across the heavens and their own monthly bleeding.

Official his-story tells us that the birth place of Astrology was Sumer, Mesopotamia, around 4,000 BCE. No doubt by a man…

 

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  1. sheilambelekhama
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 11:10:29

    Reblogged this on sheila mbele-khama.

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