When you hear statements such as, know yourself, your first response might be, “What do you mean? I do know myself.” But, do you really see and understand the patterns and cycles going on in your life?
Have you noticed certain experiences repeating themselves in your life? Do you know the impressions you make on people and understand why they might see you differently than you see yourself? Do you keep attracting people who hurt you emotionally or physically, instead of people who love, respect and appreciate you? Do you understand why?
Patterns are experiences that repeat themselves over and over in various situations you encounter in your life. These patterns can repeat themselves with the same people or new people that come into your life. Unless you become aware of these patterns, you will never understand why situations and circumstances keep repeating themselves, or what you need to do to correct them and they will continue throughout your life.
How can you uncover hidden personal traits and characteristics, while gaining awareness and the deepest knowledge of who are and your potential? The most successful method for self exploration, discovery and knowledge is meditation, with astrology and numerology as helpful tools.
Astrology is usually the first that people turn to when trying to gain some understanding of themselves and events going on in their life. If you read the daily general sun sign horoscopes in newspapers or online, you might feel they don’t pertain to you at all. Many people feel that way. For a horoscope to be accurate for you, an astrologer needs to calculate your birth date, time and location into a natal chart. An astrologer will identify each planet’s sign and position at the time of your birth, how they aspect each other and what houses are they are located in. Doing this makes it possible for the astrologer to see how the planets and their aspects influence you in different areas of your life.
Where as the horoscopes in newspapers are general sun sign horoscopes calculated without the use of individualized birth time, date and location. This is why the daily horoscopes can often appear unrelated to some people who read them. Though you might share similarities with others of your sign, there will also be significant differences. Just as each individual shares similarities with the human race overall, they also possess their own uniqueness as individuals. A chart based on your individual unique information is how astrologers are able to calculate and offer interpretations that pertain to you only. The depth and accuracy of the interpretations will depend on the astrologer’s knowledge and intuitiveness.
Your natal birth chart offers information into your characteristics, mannerisms, thinking process, talents, most compatible signs for relationships, karma, how other people perceive you, enemies, what comes easy and what challenges you. The natal chart is also the base used for interpreting influences of transiting planets in your day to day life and future events.
Vedic astrology is becoming better known here in the west as well. It’s different from Western astrology in that they use the Sidereal method for calculations and go by the moon sign instead of the sun sign. They also divide the birth data into several charts to gain information that is more detailed and covers every aspect of a person’s life.
While I lived in India, a friend told me that when she was born, her parents had a Vedic astrologer calculate her entire life. The astrologer presented it to them in the form of a book and includes information regarding marital partner, age of marriage, health, karma, career, illnesses and so on. This astrological information so far has correctly predicted her life up into the present time. Vedic astrology services can be expensive since many of the astrologers still calculate charts by hand.
Another method that can be surprisingly insightful is numerology. Everything is comprised of energy and as such, transmit an energy vibration. Based on the vibration of sound, numerology assigns numbers to every letter in the alphabet. When the numbers associated to the letters in your name are summed up, that represents the vibrational frequency of your name, which is then combined with your birth date to arrive at a single digit, or sometimes a double digit, number. It’s this final number that is used for an insightful description of the type of person you are, compatibility with numbers, karmic lessons in this life time and divides life into phases by age spans.
Though astrology and numerology offers insight regarding some of the patterns in your life, meditation offers the richest reward in terms of gaining awareness, understanding of the deeper aspects of self and life. Regular practice of meditation allows one to go into the deeper aspects of self exploration, self awareness and knowledge covering every aspect of yourself and your inner power.
Each tool can offer insight to help you on your journey.