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Ever since the beginning of time, humanity has looked to the heavens in order to discern a pattern in a seemingly random flow of events. This study of the correlation between celestial cycles and human activity became known as astrology. Throughout the many centuries that preceded the triumph of materialism in Europe, astrology held a central place among the arts and sciences, honored by both church and state; it flourished within the Islamic world; and its position among the spiritual traditions of Asia has always been secure.

"From a short-sided view, the whole moving contents of the heavens seemed to them a parcel of stones, earth and other soul-less bodies, though they furnish the sources of the world order." -- Plato (The Laws)

Today, despite the protestations of western science and organized religion, astrology endures. Amidst the chaos of modern life, the astrological perspective stands as a brilliant beacon. To those courageous souls willing to suspend the prejudices of our materialistic age for even a few hours, Astrology conclusively demonstrates that we are indeed part of a coherent universe: a cosmos in which each and every life is significant, inescapably imbued with meaning, value and purpose. The Astrology of Vision begins with this premise: we are more than a collection of chemicals, more than a mere bag of bones. In fact, who we presently imagine ourselves to be may only amount to a small fragment of what we can become. We are more than the influences of our environment, more than a mirror of our culture and families, more than a member of a troubled species better at ease with the contemplation of a wasteland than the luminous night sky. We are simply more.

"All that is transitory is but a symbol." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Faust, Part II)

The endpoints of this Astrology of Vision are self-acceptance, authenticity, and creativity. What we create in this life very much depends on the vision we hold. Will that conception be the product of other's hands, or a heroic, irrefutable expression of essence that invigorates everything it touches? The choice is ours, and ours alone. Every life provides more than enough raw material for the shaping of a great adventure. Each experience encountered on this journey can act as a gauge of our progress, and a pointer towards our next horizon. Out of awful grief will grow profound wisdom; in exuberant, irrepressible joy will be found the source of our deepest, truest selves. And no matter the path taken, we are truly never alone.

"Furthermore, we have not even to risk the journey alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world."
-- Joseph Campbell (The Hero With A Thousand Faces)

While the physical circumstance and fortune of our lives are relevant, they need not be decisive. What is crucial is how we choose to frame events. From the window of this astrology, to quote Marcus Aurelius, "nature never works for failure." Ultimately, there are no catastrophes, only extraordinary opportunities.

Within the context of this work, there is only one expert - the client. My role is that of a facilitator, seeking to re-awaken through astrological symbolism the perhaps long-forgotten melody that inspired you to choose life at this pivotal moment in history. The music is yours, be it driving and rambunctious, or otherworldly and serene. And it is meant to be heard. The ultimate objective of this astrology is the embrace of authenticity - the cornerstone of all "right relationship." For to be authentic is to be all that you are, all that you are meant to be, secure enough in your knowledge of self to encourage others to enjoy this same freedom. Authenticity is not egotism, selfishness or reckless individualism. Authenticity is the mother of all vision. Your vision can change the world.

"Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win." -- Victor Laszlo (from the 1943 film, Casablanca)