Astrology is a tool closely related to physics, for it is a language of energy and cyclical time. This symbolic and mathematical tool–linking both left and right brain functions–explores the mind in a space/time configuration and provides a window into different states and phases of consciousness. Astrology can assist us in exploring various dimensions of the soul by revealing threads of energy/of consciousness linking aspects of an individual’s multiple layers of identity across many incarnations, which intertwine to form the so called present life. Astrology can show the resonance between certain lifetimes–why the particular themes and issues come to the forefront of consciousness at a particular time in a person’s developmental cycle. As such, it is both an invaluable diagnostic tool as well as providing insights into our understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of the psyche and its existence across time and space.
by Bert Esser
I intend this article to be an example of the way in which we can combine the two disciplines: “past life therapy and astrology.”
1) On the one side, as we know, past life therapy makes use of an energy that is stored in our so-called cell memory system. Karma determines the direction of our successive reincarnations and the content of every new incarnation.
2) On the other side, we have astrology, which expresses our cosmic interdependence through the birth chart. The horoscope is the blue print of our capacities, abilities and the pattern of our psychic power. This builds up during previous lives, so we can consider the present horoscope as the last link of a bigger development through many lifetimes.
I always compare one life, and its corresponding horoscope, with one shot in a long film of the individual’s whole existence. In this way, the birth chart can be a reliable guide on how to find old problems, traumas and stucknesses, and how to deal with them.
Dianne Seaman, B.S., C.P.L.T.
Dianne Seaman explores possible relationships between astrology, the new physics of quanta and space-time, past-life phenomena, and transpersonal experiences. As she notes in her article, her explorations raise more questions than can be answered, but her findings are provocative and she links these areas together thoughtfully.
Astrology, quantum physics and past-life phenomena are all complex subjects in and of themselves. Here I am attempting to show links among all three and how a more thorough understanding of each can be gained from exploring the other two – an even more complex undertaking. I am coming to realize that this is a lifelong project, and as I delve deeper into these matters, more questions are raised than answered.
Astrology is a symbolic language of energy and cyclical time. The past-life phenomenon addresses a subjective experience of simultaneous (non-linear) time. According to Dr. Avshalom Elitzer, a physics professor at Tel Aviv University, time has always been the big quandary for classical physicists (Elitzer, 1996). Elitzer thinks there is a missing piece somewhere, and we need to turn to intuition and our subjective experiences to provide more information about this phenomenon of time. He echoes Einstein, who said, “Even space and time are forms of intuition.” What seems needed is not more traditional scientific inquiry, but a new level from which to view this conundrum of time.