Why I Loved My Astrology Reading

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“Hey baby, what’s your sign?”

I’m a practical person. I’ve always enjoyed horoscopes, and sometimes have thought they were spot on, sometimes not.

But I didn’t think there was much to it all.

I had no idea astrology was a science with several different methods of calculation. I also didn’t know there is so much more to it than just your “sun sign” (the typical sign we all are aware of) and that an astrologer can pretty much sum up your character and even your appearance without ever meeting you by looking at your detailed natal chart.

“Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.”

—Steven Forrest

Having a reading done by an astrologer was so fun, eye-opening, validating and revealing. I feel like I know myself even better. I understand and accept all of myself more.

For me, it’s not about predicting the future. It’s about embracing who I am, fully, right now. Seeing myself fully.

The fact that we are energetic beings and are impacted by all of the energy around us all of the time (earth’s energy as well as the universe surrounding it) makes a lot of sense to me.

Aren’t we all just buzzing bundles of energy?

And having this new ‘portrait’ of myself and understanding of myself has given me even more confidence in who I am. My unique combination of traits, strengths, weaknesses… Some of which I think I have always tried to overcome or hide away. But in astrology, the way it’s described is that there’s always a light side and a shadow side to all signs.

You can decide to use a so-called negative trait to your advantage. Or you can let it drag you down.

Seeing my astrological profile was like seeing the brightest version of myself, and the untapped potential just waiting there for me to do something about it.

One of my traits I’ve rediscovered and embraced is my need for constant change and newness. I get bored easily. I want to be challenged and surprised. I had sort of felt like this was a fault before, like I should be happy just being, and not feel this unrest if things got too ‘calm’. But it is just a part of how I’m made. And I can work with that energy instead of fighting it.

I also learned that as a Virgo, health can be an obsession. And I like to work alone, but also love to nurture and help people— which causes me a bit of an internal conflict. I also like to do things “right”, so design work and virtual health coaching, plus teaching classes in person are things that gives me satisfaction as well as a social outlet that isn’t quite as ongoing as a 9 to 5 job, face-to-face with people all day.

Having a reading can give you more confidence in parts of yourself that you have been hiding. For example, I have been uncovering an inner longing to be seen in different ways, as a performer of sorts. A teacher. A leader.

Seeing my astrological profile was like seeing the brightest version of myself, and the untapped potential just waiting there for me.

For me, it’s not about predicting the future. It’s about embracing who I am, fully, right now. Seeing myself fully. It’s about being more aware of my tendencies and patterns of moods, noticing what is drawing me in and what is pushing me away, and giving me even more understanding as to why. It’s a tool that has helped me connect more completely with others and myself.

I am hooked. And for someone who has spent much of life journaling and looking inward, it’s been an interesting journey of self discovery.

He also made me this:

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He makes them for anyone; separate from or as part of a reading.

What do the stars say about you?

Have you ever learned something interesting through astrology about yourself? Check out Pilot Astrology and start your own little journey of self-discovery.

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”

—Carl Jung


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