The Hermetic maxim states: As above, so below; as within, so without; as the universe, so the soul. It evolved from the details of the Emerald Tablet, attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Hermes was considered "thrice great", for having attained knowledge of Alchemy (the operation of the Sun), Astrology (the operation of the stars), and Theurgy/Divine Magic (the operation of the gods). The correlation between the sky's major transits, and the impact on the individual can be referred to as "spiritual alchemy".
Astrology, the operation of the stars, works with the horoscope, a symbol of transformation. The horoscope in Western Astrology is a mandala, a circle, a whole. Wholeness is an integrating principle in the process of individuation, and wholeness begins with the inner exploration of the soul, that uniquely personal factor that includes the mind, the emotions, and the actions-based will. The Hermetic Formulary addresses wholeness this way: body, soul, and spirit=Ascendant, Moon, Sun. The message is clear: Be whole, be well, and allow your essence to bring forth spirit. The quiet journey inward inspires, expands life force energy, and increases harmony with the Divine. Harmony generates truth, beauty, and goodness which can then be taken out into the world. There are many energies pushing towards expanding consciousness and forwarding an evolutionary agenda. There is the 26,000 year Shifting of the Ages, from Pisces to Aquarius, currently underway. There is the Great Mutation shift into the air element, after 200 years in earth, with the 20 year Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius on December 22, 2020. There is the 4 pass Saturn-Uranus square aspect during 2021 and 22. There is the US Pluto Return of 2022. There is the conjunction of Uranus and North Node. We are in it. It is all happening right now. How is the role of Astrology shifting? Will it, as some say, become more practical and applicable to the world of 3D consensus reality, such that more more people will begin operating at a 5D + level, with greater skills and capacities. Will people become their own astrologers? Will people simply broaden their view of the world to include Astrology as a household word, not "for entertainment only", but for real world application? Let us continue to use it for good, for greater understanding, and for humanity's growth, but let us also protect the sacred found at the core of this curriculum, as we move into the future, and blend the old with the new.