The Astrology of Resilience: How to Use the Planets to Effect Positive, Personal and Global Change in These Uncertain Times
Change. What feeling gets evoked when you hear someone suggest that you need to make a change? For most people, some level of anxiety. We want the world to change, we want our neighbor to change, or perhaps it’s our spouse and children. Yet, often when we think about making changes for ourselves, a trigger goes off that change will mean loss.
We are in a time of massive accelerated change and the mandate for evolving is exactly tied to the degree that each of us can adapt to these changes. More to the point, can you execute restructuring those places in your own life that are outdated?
One of my career – coaching clients was a business owner who owned airports. He reached out to work with me one month before society as we have known it forever changed. He was miserable. He had outgrown what had been a very fulfilling career. And then the pandemic hit and suddenly he wanted the business back. The usual 120 cars per lot went to 5. Every day he had to make decisions that involved change. He had to lay people off who had become like family, institute new policies for the skeletal crew, etc. Yet, when it came to facing changes in his vocational destiny, he became paralyzed with fear.
One of the unusual aspects of my work as a career coach is that I use astrology to assist my clients in preparing for change. In the 25 years that I have been studying the biochemistry of mastering healthy adult change, my question continues to be, what is it in the make up of the kind of individual that allows them to make timely changes more easily?
By observing my clients over these many years, I’ve been afforded an empirical study of astrology. Here’s what I ‘ve discovered: Einstein was right; it is a mathematical universe. We are each born into a unique, mathematically –precise relationship with the planets in our solar system. Like us, each planet has a vibrational frequency. At the moment of our birth, a matrix is formed on the etheric body that surrounds our physical bodies. This matrix contains the interchange of these frequencies so as the planets move through their orbits during your life, you are affected by them in accordance with your own unique blueprint. We are not just affected by other people. The galaxy itself is interacting with you every day.
My ability to predict change may appear uncanny but it is not based on some mumbo jumbo magic. The Astrological Research Foundation has been compiling data for many years on the efficacy of what are called transits to your chart. For example, people born under the sun signs of Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn or who have major planets in their astrological chart in those signs have been experiencing massive identity shifts for the past several years. For many, this has shown up in the form of a major crisis. However, we are all experiencing massive shifts because evolution is demanding it.
If you do not have a naturally intuitive sense of your destiny and an ease in making timely, massive shifts in your life, it will indeed show up as a dramatic crisis. Fortunately, it is possible to have a context for recognizing and holding these massive changes and a specific way of preparing for them in terms of what to do and in what time frame to do it. With such tools, you can minimize the drama and maximize the potential for stepping into a new life design that is more authentic to the person you are meant to become.
This is what astrological information can give you – the context and a time table for the occurrence of major potential events.
The unprecedented alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn has been predicted by many astrologer including myself for several years to bring about the deconstruction and reconstruction of society. I published my first book The LifeQuake Phenomenon: how to thrive not just survive in times of personal and global upheaval 10 years ago ahead of it’s time to prepare and awaken people to the importance of mastering timely change before it is too late. As history has shown us, great sociological rebellions took place in the 60’s that forever changed the landscape of American life with a conservative president in the oval office. Once again, we are being called to examine our values. This time it isn’t specific to women’s freedoms, civil rights, or gay liberation. It concerns all of us.
Are we willing to sacrifice our creature comforts to save ourselves or will we stay addicted to fossil fuels, GMOs in our food supply, and other pollutants to our environment? Can we make a paradigm shift away from that which merely gives momentary pleasure to one that engenders true joy? Is there a solution that involves change that we can all get behind?
Although it is helpful to have personal astrological information that can assist in preparing for change, the ability to implement these outer changes before they hit critical mass begins on the inside first, so here are some suggestions for practices that can stimulate inner bliss:
- Develop some kind of morning daily meditation practice even if it means just reading inspiring uplifting materials.
- Get into nature and connect with the natural world. It will quiet your nervous system and make it easier to hear guidance regarding your next move.
- Eat organic foods and minimize the intake of any substances that hyper-stimulate your brain and overwork your adrenals like caffeinated beverages. Hard to listen to your spirit when your nervous system is in high alert.
- Cultivate your relationship to the dreamtime. Before sleeping, ask for direction on any change you are considering. Record your dreams in the morning and then contemplate their meaning.
- Sit quietly and breathe into the anxiety. Call in radiant light right into the place in your body where you are feeling the most intense emotions. Just keep allowing yourself to receive the unconditional love from the universe.
In spite of these uncertain times of massive life and global transitions, you can thrive in the uncertainty and discover what is essential to your true growth and happiness. This is the nature of evolution now. Change that brings joy – now there’s a movement I can get behind…
Dr. Toni Galardi is a licensed psychotherapist, career and transitions coach, futurist, and the author of the updated and expanded 10 year anniversary edition now called The LifeQuake Miracle: Awakening to Your True Purpose in Times of Personal and Global Upheaval. She can be reached through her website: lifequake.com or by calling her office at 310-890-6832 and someone will get back to you.