“The study of the influence of celestial bodies on earth and humans is a language, if you understand this language the sky speaks to you” is a quote by a famous American astrologer Dane Rudhyar about astrology. Now the question to be asked is, if astrology is a language that can speak to you, can it also be a language that can provide for good professional guidance ? The answer to this question is not simple because astrology like most things in life possesses two sides to it just like a coin. And to understand the whole picture a microscopic analysis of both the sides is essential.
1. The “Pro’s” of using Astrology as a form of Professional Guidance:
To begin the analysis one needs have a look at the advantages that astrology provides. Since astrology deals with movements of planets and celestial bodies and their direct influence i.e. positive and negative in your life. It acts as a rough template that can provide very good insights about your personality. It can give you a rough idea of the type of people that you are attracted to or even about the circumstances that you face in your life at any given moment of time. This then enables you to structure your life and give it the required direction which is a key to success.
Astrology also can give you a rough idea about your in born skills. This in turn can guide you in opting for a career that perfectly suits you. An essential feature in life especially in today’s competitive world. Of utmost significance is that astrology provides with rough template about your life at any given moment. This then allows you analyze and thereby allows you to take the necessary steps to steer your life in the right direction. Astrology also proves extremely useful especially during bad times when you are in need of stability and direction.
Personal relationships especially between married couples can go sour rapidly if compatibility is not determined before marriage. This is where astrology once again can play a major role in providing a rough idea on what would be an ideal match for you. And by using astrology to determine compatibility before marriage it certainly could help you avoid unpleasantness of a break up in relationship in the future.
2. The “Con’s” of using Astrology as a form of Professional Guidance:
As can be seen astrology in general does prove useful although there is another side to it. That other side being its disadvantages i.e. cons which must also be taken into consideration. For instance, since astrology is not an exact science many a time astrological predictions could turn out to be false. And so if you totally depend on astrology then it could affect your peace of mind, which in the overall scheme of life is detrimental to your health. Over dependence on astrology could also alter you perception about people. For example a blind belief in the Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each signs could lead you judge people based on their star signs rather than for what they are. Also since astrology is linked to faith/destiny dependence on it could result in you becoming a slave to this concept. Which means that instead of “making things happen” you will tend to sit on your backside and “hope for things to happen”.
In general astrology as can be seen can only provide you with a rough and not the exact picture of your life, and hence one must avoid completely depending on it for professional guidance. So during tough times in your personal or professional life Astrology can and should only be used as a rough template. And so it would be prudent to use it without keeping high expectations because as the great William Shakespeare once rightly commented “Expectation is the root of all heartache”.