There are many people who disregard astrology out of hand because of a misunderstanding that the stars in some way exert a force over human lives and shape events or incline us to behave in certain ways. This is a misunderstanding of the alchemical appreciation of the adage: “As above, so below, as within, so without”.
Many of the geniuses of our time including Tesla, Eddison, Russell, Da Vinci, Steiner… all had an appreciation and an awareness of the stars because they serve as a mirror, a reflection of the earthly realms. An understanding of the trends in the sky can offer a powerful and meaningful reflection and a focus for our meditations.
The forces of this universe are undoubtedly mysterious and to dismiss the the inter-dependence of the planets and organic life on earth is foolhardy. One can see from observing the cycles of plant and animal life that there are empirically observable relationships.
I have delayed providing links to Tom Lescher’s weekly reports because of fears about being disregarded as a hippie but there’s no getting away from it… I am what I am.
For the last few years I have taken to watching a weekly youtube report provided freely by Tom Lescher, otherwise known as Kaypacha, the man behind the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative. The first time I saw one of his “Pele Reports” (as they used to be called – named after the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii where he used to live), I was slightly put off but what I pigeonholed as a slightly shabby-looking and ageing hippie. I have come to have a deep appreciation for his penetrating, inspirational and challenging offerings of mentorship.
If anyone doubts Tom’s ability to interpret a birth chart… please feel free to have a look at this interpretation he gave of my chart whilst I sat there quietly in a group and listened… he gave this reading during a workshop without any preparation and without any leading information from me. If this is to be written off as cold-reading then he is truly a master of the art. Many of my close, long term friend’s have testified to the accuracy of his depiction of my character: