The best mentality for approaching the use of astrology is to understand that we have choice. If we feel and believe our lives have been determined and timed by the act of conception by mother and father, and that we were squeezed from her mother’s womb into this world on her timing, then we are living in amnesia. You the SOUL chose, but you the HUMAN forgot.
The source of much delusion and despair is amnesia.
We do not need to recall the exact moment or original intentions upon incarnating, but we can at least acknowledge choice is evident in how we live our lives now, the ideals we choose to guide us, the words we choose to say. That is free will and is a platform of empowerment.
Otherwise, astrology becomes just another contemplation of forces acting upon us to which we react, but acknowledge no part in. To ignore the synchronous nature of life and our being is to ignore our power, and the very relational nature within us.
Amnesia is believed to have an actual chemistry in which the birthing infant is bathed. That is not the time for remembering or awakening, but for getting through the doorway from there to here and surviving safely in the body. Later is when we can awaken. Not everyone needs astrology for this, but if it is used, it is best seen not as influences that “rule” your life — because that itself is delusion — but to discover the subtle energetic weather you chose to enter that may be a vital part of your soul’s experience.
Amnesia first – its the way things happen as we awaken to this world.
Awakening next – as we reawaken to the multi-worldness of existence.