Why I Study Astrology?

One of the first things most people know of me from following me on social networks or listening to me talk on a regular basis is that I’m really really into astrology. I love trying to guess someones Zodiac sign, tracking the moon phases, and learning astrology has been a constant in my life for at least the last three years. But what has also been constant in my life is the side eyes and questions about the legitimacy of Astrology. First off I want to make it clear that I ‘study’ astrology, I don’t ‘worship’ it and I won’t be offended or annoyed by questions (or any other questions you may have) about it! Feel free to ask here.

Just a little background information on Astrology if you didn’t know…

If you want to know anything you must first look to the sky, before clocks, before the compass, the foundation of early science and religion is Astrology, meaning this isn’t some unfounded unknown information that I just so happened to come across, Astrology is an art that has been studied by great philosophers all over the world for thousands of years, even as a tool for Kings and Rulers to predict and time wars, and other events of importance. I wouldn’t be surprised if today’s top powerful leaders of the world have knowledge of Astrology or a professional Astrologer on staff.

The type of astrology I study most is Natal which is the birth chart, I’ve even heard it referred to as the ”Map of Me” because it gives a deeper understanding of your life path, desires, emotions, and so much more. Natal charts read by professional or someone well versed in Astrology can give you so much insight on your personal patterns, so much so that they have created an app based on astrology called ’The Pattern’ check it out for Apple devices if you want to get more insight on your life and choices with daily prompts that are crazy accurate.

How astrology has helped me.

Being someone who is prone to worrying and anxiety, the world can feel too chaotic for me at times. Astrology helps bring some order into my life, giving me a chance to ”control” things. While also bringing me purpose, it’s a fun topic that I actually want to learn about there is always something new to learn because it goes DEEP.

So to the people who ask ”why I study Astrology?”

Because I can. It’s 2019 if you don’t study astrology what can you say you actually study on a regular basis without requirements of a job or school? It’s interesting with plenty of history to back it up, so why does my belief in Astrology make me any less intelligent then someone who doesn’t believe.

More on this topic, here.

Modes of Astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable

Modes in Astrology 

Cardinal-Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Fixed-Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Mutable-Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

What does this mean? These are Modes in Astrology. They greatly influence how we operate. Combine the Mode with the Element and you get the basic understanding of each Zodiac sign.

Let’s start with the Cardinals, because they love starting things. These are the signs that bring in the seasons; Aries starts Spring, Cancer starts Summer, Libra starts Fall and Capricorn starts Winter. They are considered active (physically and mentally), ambitious, and self-starters. Endings come considerably harder for these signs and they can very competitive.

Next is the Fixed signs which fall in the middle of the seasons. People with a lot of fixed energy (like myself) tend to be very loyal, determined and powerful. They may have issues starting and finishing things, but no problem keeping momentum once things have been started. The negative traits of this Mode is stubborness and the tendency to get stuck.

Lastly are the signs that end the seasons. The Mutable signs, which are symbols of duality. Gemini as the twins, Virgo is the maiden split between heaven and earth, Sagittarius as a half-man half-horse archer, and the Pisces as the two fish. Mutables are adaptable, fluid and flexible, because they are quick to move on endings are no biggie for them.

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With Love,

Magically Bree

Happy Scorpio Season

Finally! My favorite zodiac season is here, Scorpio! From Oct 22 – Nov 21. Scorpio is a fixed water element, known as one of the most sexual of all signs, but there is much more to the Scorpion, I should know, I am one (11/12)

Here are some of the best traits of the Scorpio:

Intuitive
Passionate
Resourceful
Hypnotic
Complex
Tenacious
Humorous

Here are some of the shadow traits:

Secretive
Paranoid
Overbearing
Obsessive
Hot tempered
Jealous
Moody

This zodiac sign is symbolized by the scorpion ?, an animal that is feared for its sting, but whose poison was also believed to be healing, like a strong psychedelic with the power to transform and transport the mind to the spiritual realms. Such is the effect of Scorpio season. Now I’m not saying to allow yourself to be stung willingly but do not fear the depth of Scorpio because you will be transformed and healed through it.

Here’s some things you can expect during this powerful time:

  • Focus on relationships or lack thereof, heightened sexual energy, themes of control and obsession as well. Work on the sacral chakra and womb healing exercises.
  • You will feel stronger, take this time as an opportunity to face your fears, Let Scorpio be your backbone.
  • Emotions are on 1000+, Scorpio is known for deep emotions, allow yourself to feel them but do not become engulfed in them.
  • Watch out for manipulative behavior, you may see this in yourself or in others, as Scorpio is a master manipulator.
  • Situations of vengeance may be played out in the media, and if you are looking to get revenge now is a great time to right those wrongdoings.
  • Success, sex, and mirror rituals are powerful ways to incorporate Scorpio season into your magical practice.

    Above all, enjoy, don’t allow yourself to get too serious during this time, instead think about the next level you are trying to reach and life and think of how ambitious Scorpio can get you there!

With Love,

Magically Bree

Venus Retrograde October 5- November 16

Venus is an important planet, it controls love, friendships, beauty, aesthetics, art, finance, pleasure and more.

When a planet is Retrograde, it appears to be “going backward” and therefore refocusing our energy inward, forcing us to reevaluate our lives, behaviors, and desires. With that being said, retrogrades tend to be looked at as very uncomfortable times, and Venus retrograde is no different.

What to expect during this time…

Some of us may already be experiencing some of this already, because we are in the “shadow” of the Venus Retrograde. So think about some of your experiences with love or money lately and expect more of the same.

Here are some of my predictions and advice:

  • Many old flings or friends may return from your past, it is up to you if you want to engage, I wouldn’t because it’s just gonna be the same old thing.
  • When faced with major decisions, especially in relationships (like deciding to get married), home improvement, or things where you will be spending a lot of money, just wait until Venus goes direct, you may regret the decisions made at this time.
  • Really think about what you want in a relationship, maybe try some love magic and spend time on your intentions for your next relationship. But don’t actively seek those things right now.
  • Spend time healing your shadow self especially when it comes to your self esteem and how you view yourself, try meditating in the mirror. This is a time where self love can transform you!
  • Lay low in relationships, don’t make yourself so available at this time, you may be a little more awkward and have a hard time expressing your feelings right now.
  • Increase sex drive, some of us may be in hyper drive at some time during Venus Rx, however this may lead to competitiveness and sexual tension in some relationships. It’s not always wise to act on feelings of lust right now, as many encounters may be short lived.

My plans for Venus Rx…

Since this Retrograde starts in Scorpio and I am a Scorpio, I am doing transformative work on my looks and body, through healthy eating, exercise and magick! Basically when this is all over with, I will be more beautiful, healthier, and more desirable.

Thanks for reading!! What are your plans for this time?! I’d love to hear, comment below!

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-Magically Bree