God and Astrology
God and Astrology
In his book 'Synchronicity' Carl Jung wrote, ''whatever is born or done in a moment of time has the qualities of that moment of time.'' Astrology ascribes a consistent set of meanings to the positions of Sun, Moon, planets & stars in relation to the local horizon & meridian at the start of a human life. It goes on to describe the developing personality and to time the circumstances that are sent to stimulate inner growth.
Astrology demonstrates that you are the state of the cosmos in which your bodily life began. You are a conscious mind that seeks to love. So the characteristics of the cosmos appear to be Mind, consciousness, meaning, love, intent, and must surely manifest the loving omnipresence of God. In this way God is indeed our Father, and we are made 'in His image'. We are the same stuff, but fractional & imperfect where He is complete & perfect. In response to the biblical exhortation, 'Be thou perfect, even as thy Father in Heaven is perfect', our birth-chart is the cosmic pattern of our tiny potential perfection, much like the image carried in individual splinters of a Hologram, or like the uniqueness of DNA in every cell in a mighty body - the body of God. It is up to each of us to fulfil that particular perfection - our true destiny - with God's help and in harmony with His law.
Astrology is eternal witness to the reality of God - yet, paradoxically, does it also imply a dismayingly limited God? I believe not.
God acting from His own realm can never be limited or constrained. That realm of Consciousness exists at such a high vibrational level that it pervades and directly affects everything that is. But whenever God manifests in His creation, descending to the slow, heavy conditions of matter, He has to work through all the limitations He created to define and characterise it, just as He did through the human body of His Son, Jesus, and just as He does in engaging with our own lives. And in common with the stars that silently bear His Word, God inclines - He cannot compel; His intervention has always been and always will be bounded by the imperishable gift of free-will to us, His wayward, beloved, and growing children.