As Above, So Below…
That’s the governing principle of Astrology.
It’s the idea that certain dramas play themselves out on all levels of existence, all at the same time.
Consider how in our solar system, up on the celestial level, planets revolve around our sun…and then think about how in an atom, down there at the submicroscopic level of our reality, electrons revolve around a nucleus…
These are two examples of virtually the exact same scenario. That is, each one involves outlying bodies orbiting a larger central mass. The two scenarios are just unfolding at very different scales, that’s all.
So to an astrologer, the planets are symbols…and they stand for various invisible yet profound forces that are always at work in the Universe at every level, from the macro to the micro.
Astrology then looks at the dynamics occurring among those Planets up there above us, in the belief that we can then get some idea as to how the same themes and concepts that they symbolize will be playing out down here on the human scale in us and around us.