Know Thyself through Yoga and Astrology
Mar 30, 2017 10:43PM
By Debbie Barnett
From eighth century Greece came the inscription at the Oracle at Delphi: “Know thyself.” The yoga sutras echoed the edict in the principle of svadhyaya, or self-inquiry. What better way to understand who we are and why we’re here than through astrology? As a personal heavenly blueprint, astrology provides a roadmap to attune to our natural rhythms and realize our dharma, the role we play in humanity’s evolution.
Astrology tracks the cycles of time: when to plant, and when to sow, when to activate, and when to lay low. Just as seasons are cycles in nature, we, too, experience astrological seasons throughout our lives.
Yoga’s principles act as a master plan for creating and sustaining a balanced, sattvic, or pure life. Its subtle effects permeate every layer of our being: physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Combine your astrological blueprint with yoga practices, and you have your own unique plan for leading a joyful life.
Where to start?
• Baby steps. Know where you want to go and take small steps in that direction.
• Educate yourself about your sun, moon and ascendant (rising) signs.
• Find your rhythm, and you’ll find your flow. Know when to work, when to rest, when to plant and when to harvest.
• Know where major transits occur in your chart to see which life areas are being affected.
When we know ourselves, and understand how best to navigate the multi-dimensional planes upon which we exist, our life flows with more ease and grace. An Astro-Yoga reading can help you get started.
The Astro-Yoga Woman, Debbie Barnett, RYT 500, enjoys helping people discover their path and purpose with astrology and yoga. Mention Natural Awakenings and receive 20 percent off an initial Astro-Yoga reading. Connect at 951-316-9380 or Astro-Yoga.com. See ad, page 36.