New! Windsor Essex Astrology is a social club open to anyone* anywhere to discuss astrology and related subjects.
Currently hosted over Zoom by astrologer Rob Shaw, Windsor Essex Astrology will eventually meet locally in person occasionally to allow astrology aficionados a place to meet others and share their zodiac related interests. Launched in July 2021, each month we’ll have a new “theme” but open discussion is encouraged. Whether you’re an astrology professional, student or newcomer we hope to have topics that will interest everybody.
Astrology is Not Just Sun Signs – Tuesday, July 27th, 7 to 8 pm EDT
Sun Sign astrology was virtually created by astrologers in the early 20th century as a way to market their astrology practice to a larger audience via newspaper horoscope columns. This is a form of mundane astrology forecasting and is not intended to be unique to each person, just to each sun sign. There are pros and cons to Sun Sign astrology and these will be discussed during our initial social club Zoom meeting. Hope to see you there!
Please register me for the following Windsor Essex Astrology meetings:
Upcoming Meeting Dates & Topics
Horoscope Relationship Factors – Thursday, August 19th, 7 to 8 pm EDT
Mercury: The Primary Indicator of Communication Skills – Thursday, September 9th, 7 to 8 pm EDT
What is Mercury Retrograde? – Wednesday, October 6th, 7 to 8 pm EDT
The Constellation Ophiuchus is NOT a Zodiac Sign – Tuesday, November 16th, 7 to 8 pm EST
Did You Know the Three Wise Men Were Astrologers? – Wednesday, December 10th, 7 to 8 pm EST
* A few rules:
- Open to adults aged 18 and over only. Please have any children in another room while attending as some topics discussed may not be suitable for minors.
- Expletives, foul language, aggression, anger, and racist, bigoted or prejudicial comments or language will not be allowed and will result in being blocked from meetings.
- “Commercials” or marketing of a business will not be allowed. Mentioning your professional background is okay but the intention is for this to be a fun place to socialise.
- Only registered attendees may attend and will receive the private Zoom link a few days before each meeting. Links cannot be shared.
Let’s talk about astrology
Astrology is a very large body of information with very many sources, branches, methods, and philosophies. Most astrologers agree today that at its heart astrology is a language. The planets and zodiac signs used (along with other components) are merely symbols and archetypes plotted into a map representing the heavens called a horoscope. In the same way a meteorologist can read weather maps and forecast the weather, astrologers look at their version of the weather map (horoscope or natal chart) and make their forecast of life’s events.
In ancient times there was no psychology, family therapy, or terms like dysfunctional family. It may be odd to us today with our modern miracles of psychology and technology, but our ancestors kind of used astrology to understand human behaviour. Studying and using an archetypal Pantheon of gods and mystical beings as guidance was their version of psychology.
In reality astrology is more a language than anything else. Once the word symbols, inflections and syntax of astrology are understood like any other language it can be used for communicating. Granted, the esoteric information being communicated is what throws off science and religion from astrology.
Click on History of Astrology to learn more.