I watched my favourite astrologer on television. It was a massive celestial event which happened when transiting Jupiter trined natal Uranus in my horoscope chart. Surely this was an indication of something positive, astrological, and rewarding. Inevitably the stars aligned to make something awesome happen to rock my astrology world. Seriously, though, Liz Greene’s: Guide to Astrology is just under 2 hours and begins with a discussion of the qualities of the moment, present at our time of birth. The inner essence and purpose of our ascent to Earth.
Liz Greene reads out a passage from a book concerning the mystical experience connected to astrology:
“The basic oneness of the universe is not only the central characteristic of the mystical experience but is also one of the most important revelations of modern physics. It becomes apparent at the atomic level and manifests itself more as one penetrates deeper into the matter, down into the realm of subatomic particles…As we study the various models of subatomic physics we shall see that, they express again and again, in different ways, the same insight – that the constituents of matter and the basic phenomena involving them are all interconnected, interrelated and interdependent; that they cannot be understood as isolated parts of the whole.”
Liz Greene also discusses Jung and the realization that the outer life and the inner one are not separate, and a man’s life is characteristic of himself. We have a narration through the signs, planets and houses, learning how to construct a birth chart. It is probably most helpful for those who prefer to learn by example. The description of the twelve zodiac signs is spoken posh and poetically. Greene describes Pisces as an individual that can sense the ineffable and that which lies beyond the normal banalities of life and the weariness of committing to one absolute truth and one philosophy and reality. And that Pisces also has a deep compassion for the bewilderment of the human condition.
The video concludes with advice about astrology yielding back what the individual puts into it. Liz Greene offers us some words on the topic of fate, a subject that often comes up in many astrological discussions:
We are all born with individual potentials and unique ways in responding to life, particular abilities, talents and conflicts, and the chart we cannot change. However, we can choose to live them creatively or destructively with blindness or with consciousness. A horoscope does not map out our fate in terms of external events, what it describes is the human soul.
Overall, it is a really nice introduction to astrology and has some great tips for beginners.