Astrology is the study of the differing planetary energies and their effects on humans. It is not fortune telling it is an incredible calculable tool, which when studied, can help you find out the reason for this incarnation, what you have incarnated to learn this life time to help you through your envolvement.
Through the study of astrology and your birth chart, you will learn the qualities, gifts and talents which you have brought in with you from previous lives that when realized and harnessed can be shared with the world and humanity. The planets have differing qualities of energy, some of these qualities I will now list for you, as examples. The Sun, a true star is a warm, generous ball of fire, with a never ending amount of energy which it lovingly gives to all life. The Sun represents our Father.
The Moon is quite different from the Sun, it allows us to feel our emotions, and it also influences the waters of the seas giving them higher or lower tides depending on the phases of the moon. It allows us to get in touch with our past and to be in tune with our feminine side and to nurture. The Moon represents our Mother.
The planet Venus has differing qualities again; its energies allow the opportunity to relate to others, to have self worth or lack of it. It is the planet of love, beauty, balance and peace. All these qualities of energy can be played out negatively or positively. It is our choice, so once we are aware of these energies and with some knowledge of Astrology we can choose to play our game of life positively. Then, our life will be more enjoyable, more peaceful within ourselves and the world and more content with our lot, because, what we give out we get back, it's that simple.
Now, my belief is that on a soul level, we as humans chose the parents, the date, time and place we needed to be born at, so that the planets would be in such a configuration, and beaming their differing qualities of energy, that we need to have this life time to learn the lessons, required to help us climb a little further up the ladder of evolution... We as human beings are here to learn, we do not do things wrong or make mistakes, we are just learning. Life is a journey of learning. Whilst we are here on earth we will continue to learn our lessons, whether we like it or not, whether we are aware of it or not.
The more we are open and aware of any reactions we may have when interacting with others, and the more flexible we are to change. The easier our life will flow. By finding out just where all the planets were stationed in the heavens, when you were born will tell an astrologer just what lessons you have incarnated to learn.
An astrologer will cast a natal birth chart for you; with the information of the place and time you were born. With this information an astrologer can see in the chart just where the planets were, and if they have any aspects (connections) to each other. These aspects can be easy or a difficult, thereby indicating where your greatest challenges in life are.