Astrology For The 21st Century

By Barry Kerr
In Culture

When you think of astrology, do you think of magazine horoscopes and fortune tellers? Dump that. It’s not real astrology, not scientific astrology.

Astrology ALIVE

Photo by Greg Rakozy.

Astrology has come a long way in modern times. Computers have given astrologers easy, quick access to information that, in the past, took hours or days to calculate, often with errors. Modern physics is revealing principles that could help explain why astrology works. In addition, the western re-emergence of knowledge about reincarnation and karma, combined with modern psychology and new astronomical discoveries, provides a deeper, richer and more meaningful context in which to apply the ancient and remarkably consistent language of astrology.

Yes, there are still many who maintain the old and highly inaccurate trade of fortune telling (predicting exact events, love lives and fortunes), but most modern, professional astrologers strive toward assisting people with healing, personal growth and spiritual awareness. The information available for these purposes is uncannily accurate and profoundly helpful. Indeed, around the world, a thousands of successful psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists have integrated astrology into their practices, gaining important insights into their clients. Many hire astrologers for personal purposes.

Though astrology has been a part of nearly every religious and spiritual tradition in history, it doesn’t require any religious theology to make sense. However, soul-based astrology does draw on ancient and universal spiritual principals and modern scientific methods that are part of an emerging post-religion/post-materialist paradigm. Going beyond beliefs, soul-based astrology confirms, experientially, that we are parts of an elegant and caring universe of love and unfolding creativity. Here’s how it works:

Each of us is a unique being. We came into this world with a distinct combination of psychological needs and personality traits, and particular purposes for our soul in this life. We brought talents and gifts to achieve those purposes, and we invited challenges and lessons to encounter on the way. Soul-based astrology describes these, reflected by the planets (inner parts of ourselves), through twelve signs (energy qualities) as they occur at our birth and then continue to orbit (transit) through our lives.

Astrology does not tell us what to do or what exactly will happen, yet it can clarify our life issues and challenges and can reveal the timing of events, influences and choices, so that we can recognize and honor our soul’s highest calling as life unfolds. A birth chart can explain why we chose our parents, siblings and childhood circumstances and change the way we experience our past and future choices, relieving guilt, judgment, regret, blame and doubt, allowing for more conscious and joyful living, being more alive!

Images courtesy of Barry Kerr.

Images courtesy of Barry Kerr.

Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 35 years of experience and an international clientele. He and his wife, Kristine Gay, a licensed therapist, are owners and practitioners at Choose Conscious Living in Madison, Wisconsin. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. They offer healing, coaching, therapy and astrology services. Barry offers astrology readings, coaching and healing by phone or Skype. Want more information? Contact Barry at

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