(A Guest Post by Lucinda Tinsley)
I was asked recently by a friend, ‘what sort of person can you help with astrology’. My instant reply was, ‘those who are waking up’. From her puzzled expression I went on to explain that we are living in a time of evolutionary change. Although life is all about this, the Zeitgeist of our present age is that many are beginning to realise their individuality, their core self, their soul and spirituality. In becoming faintly aware of this, it prompts an inner quest towards Self Realisation, as Maslow neatly puts it.
A great subject for my website I thought, so here I am explaining to you as I did to my friend the present theme of this Aquarian Age. This is of course my own view, but I really feel in touch with this present era. Although there is a lot of turmoil, which change inevitably brings; the search for many is finding their uniqueness, their true individuality, direction and purpose.
If you are beginning to ask questions about your life or wondering why things happen, you are indeed waking up. When life has smacked you around the head a few times and you begin to ask, ‘what is going on here’ you are waking up! Let me explain what I mean this. Our ego is formed from our past through our conditioning, experiences and our beliefs. We live from our conditioned self by way of habits and social paradigms. In this state we are operating from subconscious programming. We are literally asleep at this level and are on automatic pilot. Our true self, the human spirit is not conditioned; it is forever fresh and free. When we have developed enough of our individuality, our own self- awareness, we begin to question our behaviour and that of the world. Then we are beginning to wake up to our true human spirit. This is the beginning of our journey back to our soul and source.
We make this journey in our own time and in our own unique way. Astrology/Psychology is just one way to explore our spiritual quest, a great tool for self-awareness and perfect for those who seek enlightenment. I must add that although I do consider myself on this path. I am far from fully conscious, I have a long way to go, but at least I am aware! I see myself on the ladder of evolution with many souls. With the aid of astrology,I can however,turn round and give a helping hand to those ‘wakening up’. There is no competition at this level as we realise that we are all part of this evolution progress, which is one of the main reasons for our life.
We are in an era where a great deal of humanity has reached a stage of internal search. By reassessing our values we are reaching for deeper meaning to life events and challenges. Your Birth Chart can be of tremendous help in the process, as it highlights Self-awareness, which is another way of saying ‘Waking up’
I will conclude with some wise words from Bruce Lipton:
“While the world is experiencing turbulent times with wars, violence, and disease plaguing the Earth, please realizes that the apparent decay is precipitating vast evolutionary changes that will lead us to a far better reality. Knowledge, especially knowledge of self, is the key to our survival.”
Lucinda Tinsley as been studying Astrology for over 20 years. Her website www.lucindatinsley.com covers many aspects of this subject as she tries to bring astrology down to earth. Using the psychological approach she helps you to understand your unique Birth Chart. Giving you greater insights into yourself and your life.