MY STAR*CHILD is the personal baby of award-winning animator, artist, teacher and author, Tony White. Tony has made a lifelong study of the more serious, inner-focused side of astrology, since his own life was transformed as a young teen, when learning about his inner astrological self. After a childhood of so much fear, suffering and illness (that no counselors or doctors seemed able to deal with) Tony found that with the new inner perspective he received after just 30 minutes of having his astrological Birth Chart explained to him, he was able to rethink his life entirely. (And with remarkable results!) Tony now wishes to share what he's learned about 'real' astrology ~ for the benefit of our citizens of tomorrow. Tony believes that if we simply know our inner selves better (or if parents know the inner self of their child better) then we will all be far better placed to deal positively with whatever is thrown at us during our unfolding personal life journeys.
True astrology is not just ‘Star Signs’
A great deal of misinformation, born of misconception, is spoken about astrology. Astrology, true astrology, has been grossly misunderstood and misrepresented for so long. Many people believe that astrology is nothing more than fake ‘fortune telling’, ‘prediction’, or ‘crystal ball gazing’. They may see it as simply 'Star Signs' too, which can be fun to read at times but are actually far removed from the real depth a personally-focused Birth Chart analysis can provide a person. In this light, it is totally realistic to be so skeptical. However, the truth is very far from that! In the very beginning, the wisest men of early history recognized astrology’s purpose and value to us all ~ that is, in terms of self-understanding and life-management. Serious practitioners of astrology today have upheld and evolved this wisdom too, based on extensive knowledge derived from centuries of research and proven observation.
True astrology goes deep into the human condition. It delves into the very psyche of an individual. A traditional Birth Chart is pretty much like a ‘fingerprint of the Soul’ – astrological psychology if you like – where every aspect of the personality can be identified and understood. Drive, emotion, mentality, affection, ambition, fears, etc… can all be identified and worked with accordingly. Astrology reveals patterns of thinking and behavior that can be perceived, in much the same way as a counselor would. We all know that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ that can affect the way our physical lives unfold. If these thoughts, feelings or actions are blocked, damaged or unrealized however, we may never reach our full life potential ~ and could even fall foul of less desirable life consequences in the process!
True astrology and Psychology
Modern psychology is a wonderful thing. It has proven invaluable to so many people who find themselves in need of it’s healing capability at critical times in their lives. And long may it be so! However, psychology relies pretty much on analysis born of discussion and response observation. With a young baby however, who is yet to be able to speak, it is virtually impossible to analyze what is going on in the mind, let alone observe their responses to life circumstances. That can only come later. Yet paradoxically, these early infant and pre-school years are those that have the greatest formative impact on the attitudes, emotions, feelings and mental make-up of a child. Astrology has so much to offer parents at a crucial time in a child's life. It can readily identify many of the potentials and traits of a child's psyche from the get-go. How wonderful therefore is it that parents can start working with those inherent capabilities and challenges right from the beginning of their child's life!
The complexities of the astrological Birth Chart
The moment a child is born, a competent astrologer will calculate their Birth Chart and begin to analyze the various aspects of their individual personality. The way they do this is through the archetypal energies of astrological Planets, Signs, Houses and Aspects. The most primal energies of all are defined by the planets. These number ten in all ~ at least, astrologically. (It has to be noted however that the big spheres hurtling around our Solar System are not the physical entities that an astrologer takes into account. Instead it is the symbolic energy represented by that Planet that is considered.) Next add to the planetary energies the 12 modifying energies of the Zodiac. (‘Modifying’ in the sense that as the planetary energies pass through them, they change the way they operate.) This alone offers 120 facets of energy modification built into a new born child’s astrological DNA. Adapting this further are the 12 energy fields of expression that define our personal expression in life ~ known to astrologers as the ‘Houses’. Add to these the inter activeness of the planetary energies with each other, through many astrological ‘Aspects’, and you have well in excess of 120,000 potential expressions of energy in a simple Birth Chart interpretation! This perhaps puts into perspective the complexity of trying to interpret an individual's inner make-up through a more serious approach to astrology - i.e. far removed from the simplistic ‘Sun Sign’ concept that most people think of!
Astrology cannot tell us everything!
It must be said though that as wonderful an intricate, insightful and valuable science of the psyche astrology is, it still cannot know, or predict, all the things that life will throw at a child as they grow up. However, if it is at least known how that child operates on the inside - i.e. how they will act, think, feel, react and/or respond to anything thrown at them ~ then at least an astute parent, armed with such understanding, can offer their child both encouragements and cautions in their early, formative years. We hope therefore that you will consider MY STAR*CHILD as a valuable addition to your child’s must-have support system, as a way for them to realize their full potential throughout their unfolding life.
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