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At the risk of sounding less than humble and possibly even brash and bold, I am writing this post. What is it that makes a good astrologer? I have been doing a number of charts recently, now that I am on hiatus from school, and I derive real pleasure from (seemingly) being of benefit to others, answering questions and articulating abstractions which clients are just beginning to become aware of, and in seeing how much I have grown over the past couple of years. So, just to be safe, as Mercury is retrograde, and Uranus is crossing my Natal Sun (basically re-wiring my circuitry), forgive me wisdom beings if I am being arrogant.
Here are some of the ingredients that go into my blend of Spiritual Astrology: toss in a thorough astrological background, excellent teachers and years spent pouring over many dozens of books in Western Astrology; then blend a dedicated, semi-consistent Tibetan Buddhist practice; throw in heaps of bodywork classes and experience giving and receiving hundreds of sessions; dash in several peace-building modalities and workshops; ideally, you want to season with plenty of time spent playing and resting down and finding alignment through simple somatic exercises and being in nature; and of course, most importantly, attend and allow Tibetan Lamas to touch your heart, to show you how to let go just a little bit more and how to rest in equanimity. This might seem like a tall order…
And it is. I am not saying I hold all of this together all the time – because I do not! Ha Ha! That’ll be the day. However, I have had incredible teachers and mentors and I am not afraid to tackle psycho-spiritual challenges – both within and without. And did I mention I still have much work to do!
What do I recommend? Well, first, get a session with me, Kirby Moore, Spiritual Astrologer, but, as one of the great philosophers says, (Nietzsche), “only a fool is ruled by [their] stars.” What this means is, live your life! Enjoy, play, romp, dance, sing, meditate, eat delicious food, spend time with your family (if appropriate*), work a little and laugh! Do not look at your chart daily, or even weekly (monthly is okay). Be aware of your mental state when you read your horoscope – notice any stories which you may be repeating to yourself about how your situation is doomed. Be aware that some things will always be better. Take a deep breath.
I recommend receiving an astrology interpretation once or twice a year, not more. Do not look at your chart on-line more than once a month. Instead, breathe deeply, mindfully, fully. Spend time with that friend who you just can’t seem to find the time to fit into your schedule! Quiet your mind, in whatever manner is best for you and allow the Universe to fill your chest, your lungs, your heart. Take the time to determine what it is your heart is yearning for, and then go for it! (Appropriately of course, and gradually if needed.)
Oh – and of course I would recommend going through a self care workshop, which I just happen to lead. Learn how to take care of yourself and be kind. I currently lead workshops in Charlottesville, Virginia, but if you would like to get a group going in your neck of the woods, feel free to ask me about this. It is my intention to practice right livelihood, right speech and to be in right relationship. Sincerely, with peace.
* Unfortunately, tragically, and on the rare occasion that, if your family causes you harm, consistently, then think twice about spending time with them. With this exception pending, perhaps it is best to branch out and embrace a new community. As always, I would recommend speaking with someone you trust and consider to be wise about this issue.
Thanks for reading!