There are lots of ways for people to define themselves and to give their life meaning. And one of the ways that this can be done is for someone to get into astrology. In the western world, this will often involve someone finding out about their star sign and then seeing how they match up with it.
There is going to be the chance that one finds that their sign matches them perfectly. For others, it could be something that partly reflects who they are. And on the other side of the spectrum, it could be something has no relevance to who they are.
How someone responds to their sign can all depend on what they are like. Some people are critical and even sceptical and will dismiss most of what they here. Whereas other people will simply accept everything that is associated with their sign and they won’t question any of it.
And what this comes down to is the fact that it is possible for human beings to see what they want to see, and to filter out what they don’t want to see. It will be possible for someone to look at each of the twelve signs and find something they can relate to.
This is to be expected, as human beings are multifaceted. So for someone to form an identity based on their star sign or to form an opinion of someone else based on their star sign is bound to be limiting.
One is putting themselves in a box and cutting themselves of from every other part of their nature. And through doing this to others, it is not going to be possible for them to see other people differently.
And although people often believe that their star sign is all there is to astrology, it is just one sign. Their star sign is just one part of their birth chart, and this chart is made up of many signs.
Without even going into the birth chart, what this reflects is the fact human beings are not one dimensional. Similarly to how men are not all the same and neither are women, there is so much variation in life.
The World Is Our Mirror
If someone has formed an idea of someone, based on their star sign, there is the chance that their mind will filter out anything that goes this idea. This idea is not only going to shape the perception that one has of another; it is also going to shape their behaviour.
This can then lead to what is classed as a self fulfilling prophecy. If one responds to others in a certain way, they are going to influence how others respond to them. One could then take this as a confirmation of what people are like who have a certain sign; taking on the position of being nothing more than an observer of what is taking place.
However, what they are overlooking is the part they have played. And how human beings are not only the observers of what they experience, they are also the co-creators.
One could have a pattern in their life of being around people who act in a certain way. One approach would be to say that this is due to these peoples star signs and that they are all like it. And yet, if one has a pattern of attracting people into their life who are a certain way, it might be beneficial to put astrology to one side.
It wouldn’t be hard to find two people of the same sign who are extremely different. One of them could be described as ‘good’, and the other could be described as ‘bad’. Instead of looking eternally and labelling people with a certain sign as being the problem, one could look at what is going on within themselves.
Pros And Cons
No matter whether one is talking about astrology or going on holiday, there are pro and cons to everything. But if one was to focus purely on what is wrong with something, they are going to miss out on what is good about it.
One approach would be to step back from ones judgements and to see what is taking place within themselves. For if one continues to have challenges with people who are a certain sign, perhaps they are they are reminding them of what they need to heal within themselves.
Someone could point the finger at someone’s sign or they could find something else to focus on, but what is clear is their buttons are being pressed. So one either has the change to allow another to be a mirror and to see what they are being reminded off, or they can lose touch with what is taking place internally and simply blame another.
The first approach will allow one to evolve; the second approach will cause one to stay where they are.
Oliver JR Cooper
Author, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.