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A Little Introduction
Great big shining orbs went very fast and had some
whatever could it be?
Copyright © 2004 By David Cammegh A Short Biography © 2004 by David Cammegh. All rights reserved. Beyond downloading from DavidCammegh.com no part of this document may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever, including Internet usage, without written permission from David Cammegh except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. The author may be contacted by e-mail: email@example.com
Introduction My Astrology Experience Part 1 My Astrology Experience Part 2 How it all works Astrology, freewill and fate How to get going with Astrology
Here’s a little book that I hope will help you get some idea of what Astrology’s all about. I also hope you like it.
My Astrology Experience Part 1
When I was six I knew my ‘Star Sign’ (more accurately, my Sun Sign), which is reasonably strange, but a little more unusual was the fact that I wanted to know what it was. I think I was disappointed to find out that I was a fish and not a big lion or a bull. As I recollect, the driving force behind my need for knowing this information was that it added something extra to my life. It was a bit like having some magic. That is, it was something beyond the mundane, in this case in the heavens, thus connecting me to a great deal more than a Primary School, pieces of plasticine, my toy soldier collection and a fairly artless housing estate. Oh, and of course my go-cart. That sense of being part of a much bigger picture probably gave me a feeling of space, opportunity and freedom. There was no development in my Astrology knowledge for many years after this initial insight. I think this was because I was too busy playing cricket or football or writing hilarious stories or inventing ingenious ways to be naughty. Then, of course, suddenly there were girls to think about – how to kiss them, how to talk to them without going red, generally just ‘how to’ with girls. This was coupled with a relentless being in unrequited love. Oh! The problems this brought – and the delights!
I was one of four boys, you see.
And I went to an all boys’ prep school.
Understandably, girls were always an enigma. Anyway, as you can imagine, I was very open to any ideas on how to improve my situation with girls. That’s why I embraced Linda Goodman’s Love Signs. Somehow, one day, this marvelous book came to me. somewhere near my magazines. For those of you who don’t know, Love Signs is a superb book that explains how you get on with boyfriends or girlfriends, according to their Sun Sign. It was a book that was vital reading for me. And as I sifted through its pages to find out how it would be between me and Sharon or Linda or Amanda or Fay I unwittingly became very aware of the traits associated with the various signs of the Zodiac. It was fantastic. Other than Love Signs, I don’t remember any major Astrology activity at that time, but I must have developed a healthy respect for the subject. That’s because I know a time when I was about fifteen and was in a Physics lesson with the teacher telling us about the planets. He was going on about how far away they were and that it was laughable for anyone to think that Astrology worked in any way because of this huge distance. I recall being very annoyed by this and knew that he was missing the point. I knew somehow that Astrology wasn’t anything to do with gravity and distance, and that it did work, and he was being a tiny-minded twit. I don’t know how this
happened, but I do know that when I had got hold of it, it was hidden in my bedroom,
My Astrology Experience Part 2
Time passed and I soon became twenty-six. At that age I met Rebecca – commonly known as ‘The Magic Lady’. She introduced me to the fact that there was far more to Astrology than just the Sun Sign – commonly and incorrectly known as ‘Star Sign’. That is, there is far more to Astrology than just your date of birth and being either a Pisces or a Taurus or an Aries and so on. It also depends on the other planets and the time of your birth and where you were born. One day The Magic Lady showed me where all of my planets were and thus introduced me to the significance of this in relation to my potentials. So, with The Magic Lady’s help I began to realize that I was not just a Pisces, which means that the Sun was in the constellation Pisces when I was born. I discovered that I also had a Scorpio Moon – when I was born, the Moon was in the constellation Scorpio. Venus was in Aries, as was Jupiter and so on. Each of these pieces of information gave more layers of meaning as to how I relate to the heavens and as to what I’m all about. For instance ‘my’ Sun is in the constellation Pisces, so I am a Pisces, so generally I’m a gentle soul, perhaps with psychic tendencies. That’s very generally.
At the same time, however, my Venus is in Aries, which means that in love I’m very up-front and direct and impatient. I also have a sense of destiny, not wanting to settle down until later. Anyway, driven by a great desire to know more, I read up about myself. It was superb discovering more and more and finding out how - if I was honest – unbelievably accurate it all was. In not a very long time I had gained an easy understanding of the planets, of the signs of the Zodiac and what they mean in terms of what we perceive here. I particularly liked it when I had grasped the idea of how to predict the future and look into the past. I now refer to my chart on a daily basis and I’m regularly amazed even now at how accurate it is. It works with the precision and timing of an Aston Martin. Over and above that, Astrology helps me understand what’s going on with my life and me. For instance if I see a difficult day in which Mars and the Sun are at odds with each other, I know that when I feel edgy and pushy on that day it’s only the strongly willful facets of my nature trying to assert themselves. Because I know this I can handle these times a little more smoothly, or at least I know objectively what’s going on. I am more aware of how I function. Over the years I have noticed the workings of superb Astrologers and a particular favourite is the Hororary Astrologer from England, John Frawley. A Hororary Astrologer is one who answers specific questions accurately and in detail. For instance, ‘Where are my car keys?’ At the time of the question he will draw up a chart that can actually tell you where the car keys are – or whatever you want to know.
Once I had opted to go to one of John Frawley’s lectures instead of watching England play football at Wembley against Italy. I felt quite guilty about not watching the game and not being with the lads and a few beers. In fact, I felt a bit of a sissy being cooped up talking Astrology. Anyway, halfway through the class John Frawley referred to the match I was missing. He had drawn up a chart of the game much earlier and now presented it on the overhead projector. He talked us through the chart, asking people’s opinions of how the game would go. It was becoming clear that the match would be very even. John judged that it would finish at 0-1 to Italy and that it would be a very dull game and that we weren’t missing a thing. On the way home I found out that Italy had indeed won 1-0 and that it was a very low energy match. Hence the precision of Hororary Astrology. Another superb but very different astrologer is Liz Greene – she’s also from England but lives in Switzerland. She has a psychological approach, which again is very accurate, although in the eyes of John Frawley I imagine her approach is slightly wishy-washy and imprecise. But don’t quote me on that. As I say, Astrology without a doubt works and works very well and can help in many ways. It’s not surprising that it was so hugely respected by the likes of Isaac Newton. And it’s a shame that it is now terribly misunderstood by so many, which is down to its misplaced association with the fun columns in the newspapers and women’s magazines. I am convinced this opinion will soon change quite radically.
How it all works
Astrology certainly works. No doubts whatsoever. But how does it work? I won’t go into any great detail into this. So for the time being let’s just settle for a little overall explanation. I shall give you seven things to remember. They may take a little thinking about, but be a little patient with them – even if initially they don’t make any sense or if you don’t agree with them. The first thing to remember is that every single thing in the whole Universe is connected. The second thing to remember is that without you there is nothing. So if you don’t exist there is nothing. Thus the existence of your Universe is dependent on your existence. As such you and your Universe are integrally connected. The third thing to remember is that since you and your Universe are connected, any change in your universe relates not only directly to you, it also relates directly to everything else in your Universe. That’s because everything is connected. The forth thing to remember is that, because all things in your Universe are directly related to you and thus all changes in your universe are directly related to you, these things and these changes reflect you and you reflect these changes.
The fifth thing to remember is that because they reflect you and vice versa there is no causation in your Universe. There is simply change and every change relates to every other change. The sixth thing to remember is that the planets have specific fundamental meanings that relate directly to what you are and thus to what is experienced by you in your Universe. The seventh thing to remember is that when a planet moves it reflects fundamental changes that are going on within you, which in turn relates to what you experience in your Universe. If you consider all of the above along with the fact that we can easily calculate where the planets are at any time, we can predict with reasonable accuracy what will be happening for you at that time.
Astrology, freewill and fate
If you understand that when a planet moves your life changes in direct relation to it, you’ll realize that in reality you have no free will whatsoever. That’s because the planets will be where they will be. And whether you like it or not you can’t just reach out and stop them in their path. What about our decisions and improving our lives? Well, Astrology and the fact that everything is already done doesn’t say that we won’t be able to have any say in what goes on, because we do. Astrology and fate just show quite clearly that the outcome of our decisions will always be what they are. This of course leaves me open to the criticism that I am being ‘fatalist’. But I don’t see this as a criticism. I have spent much time considering the significance of my views in this area. At first I thought how bad it was because I thought I couldn’t do or be anything I wanted to be. But then I soon realized that it didn’t mean that at all. It means that I can do what I like, but whatever it is I do or be would have happened anyway. Moreover we shall all eventually become exactly what we want to be, which is complete and total unity – ‘God’, if you like. But this view doesn’t mean that I will just lie down and go to sleep and do nothing. That’s because I don’t actually want to do that, nor do I have the inclination to do so.
In fact I find the whole idea that everything is already done very liberating. It’s also quite relaxing to know that we don’t create, creation happens to us. That is, we’re given what’s right whatever it is and all we have to do is watch the show. Rather like Plato’s shadows on the wall. It’s rather like a roller coaster ride. There’s no choice where to go, but it’s bloody good fun as long as we don’t keep putting the breaks on or try to derail it and go somewhere else. Once we get our heads around this we’ll find that things come so much easier.
How to get going with Astrology
One of the reasons I learned so much about Astrology was because I wanted to know so much about myself and how I am indelibly part of all that surrounds me. This could well be the case for you. If that’s so, what I suggest is the following:
Get your chart done accurately. For this make sure you have accurate time date and place, because a chart just 5 minutes out could cause considerable error. Remember – it only takes a split second for a planet to change signs. You can buy some very inexpensive software that will give you your chart in a second. Alternatively go to www.solarfire.com and you get your chart done there. If that’s impossible, just mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll do one for you – but only as a last resort, mind.
2. Once you have your chart, get yourself a very basic book on Astrology so you can see how the chart is broken down into planets, signs and houses. Also get familiar with all the symbols. You can get these basic books from Amazon.com or in any good bookshop. 3. Take a look at what it means if the Venus in your chart is in a particular sign, and for all planets in all signs. This is fun as you see yourself unravel. 4. Also see what planets are in what houses. Read up on that.
5. You’ll soon begin to get the hang of it. Once it begins to make sense, which it should do within a very short time, I suggest you purchase the following books:
Liz Greene – Astrology of Fate Liz Greene – Astrology for Lovers Stephen Arroyo – Karma and Transformation For me these books were absolutely fascinating and it was fun always having my chart with me so I could add layers of meaning to it whenever something relevant came up. In not a very long time I was becoming more and more familiar with my potentials. I have to say, though, that I didn’t get carried away and I always kept a fair measure of skepticism. I was also very honest with myself. There were things I didn’t like too much, you see, and there were things I liked a bit too much. I just tried to keep it all in perspective. Most of all I kept it clear in my mind that no book is 100% accurate – they are all interpretations. So, I didn’t just abjectly follow the books. I always read around the subject to get a feel for the meaning of my chart, or an understanding of it, rather than a literal quotation. By the way, if you want to do the Hororary Astrology and find specific answers to questions, you’ll have to take a very different approach, which is not so much about feel, but accuracy and rules and a hell of a lot of hard work. For Hororary Astrology, William Lilly’s book, Christian Astrology is very good – very old language, but good all the same. It was written in the 17th century.
William Lilly was one of the greatest Astrologers of all time and it’s worth noting that he never considered himself to be a master of the subject. He acknowledged that Astrology was so vast that he could only ever be a student. On that humble and wonderful note, I shall end this little booklet. So, whatever you do, enjoy your Astrology and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact by e-mail – email@example.com.