The Wonderful World of Astrology: Can it Actually Help You?

By Dominica

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Last Updated: August 18, 2021

Do you think that celestial bodies play a role in your behavior? Is it possible to predict your future? For those who are keen on astrology, the answer is yes. They believe astrology may have secret or divine information concerning humans and the world.

Others tend to be skeptical when it comes to this type of pseudoscience. They may go along for fun and try out different areas in the esoteric space, such as horoscopes or palmistry, but take the results with a grain of salt.

Today we're going to look at astrology, palmistry and numerology - and see if following them can actually help you in your day to day. 

What is Astrology?

astrology, type of divination that involves the forecasting of earthly and human events through the observation and interpretation of the fixed stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the planets. - Britannica

While most of us know about and have probably read about horoscopes, the world of astrology does not stop there. For those who practice astrology, it is an in-depth study of something known as your birth chart.

Astrologers will use the exact date, time and location of your birth to read or predict certain areas of your life. Some examples are around your career, your friendships and your inner and outer personalities. 

Whether or not astrology can help you will really depend on your level of belief in the system, and in what you are looking to find within it.

Many people find comfort or meaning in their daily horoscopes. And many have had profound experiences when learning about things like their Moon sign, Rising sign and astrological houses. 

 

Palmistry

Palmistry is the study of your palm, which chiromancers (Or palm readers) tell about your personality and may hold the secrets of your future.

This branch interprets various lines on the palm in a particular manner to foretell your future. Palmistry has been around for centuries.

Different studies of palmistry have different things to say about the physical features of the palm. This includes your hand shape and size, and what the length and shape of your fingers represent

However, if you visit a palmist, you may be able to hear things about your character, how lucky you are, life span, career, relationships and money matters. 

Can palmistry help you? Again, this will depend on your level of belief. As with astrology, the methods applied here are based on ancient practices that involve the location, texture and length of the lines on your palm and fingers. 

 

Numerology

Have you ever noticed certain number patterns coming to you consistently?  Do you know about the meaning behind 11:11? Ever wake up at the same time night after night and wonder why? 

Numerology is the pseudoscientific belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names, and ideas. It is often associated with the paranormal, alongside astrology and similar to divinatory arts. - Wikipedia

Many believe that numbers have deeper, mystical meanings. Numerology is a type of pseudoscience looks at the divine association between numbers and life.  Your full name, day, month and year of birth are taken into account while making predictions.

Though debated, numerology is quite popular. A good numerologist will be able to tell you things about your personality traits and future based on your birthdate and name at birth.

You will get different information when related to your Life Path Number, Destiny Number and Heart's Desire Number. 

 

How to Choose an Astrologer

Why would you consult an astrologer?

There are many reasons, such as wondering about what career path you should choose, why certain emotional patterns keep coming up, and more.

When it comes to choosing an astrologer, you need to sort through your list of potentials carefully. Often people mistake astrologers as a stand in for a crazy-8 ball. But the truth is that there are some great astrologers who have carefully crafted their gift.

A good astrologer can help give insight to your questions, set aside any doubts you may have, make you confront your issue at hand, and more. 

Are you trying to make some changes? Read this next: Tips to Become the Best Version of Yourself: A Personal Development Journey

 

Sort by Specialty

Choosing the right astrologer for the job takes some time and research. An astrologer who provides a general horoscope reading may not be what you need if you want something more specific.

Are you considering a job change?

You might consult an astrologer who specializes in reviewing horoscopes in relation to careers and new opportunities. It makes more sense to sort through astrologers by their specialty, from general to more specific. Then, consult one that meets your criteria.

In the same way, you can look for people who specialize in palm reading and numerology. They may not have knowledge in all of these branches! 

There is also a lot of free information online on all three of these areas. It's a good idea to get at least a base understanding of what these things mean. Doing this can help you gauge what guidance you'll need when you're ready to approach a professional. 

 

Word of Mouth

One way to gauge if the astrologer is a right fit is to ask around for opinions. Usually, friends and family members are quite honest regarding their reviews and experiences with an astrologer.

Based on these metrics, you can make an educated guess and see if the astrologer will be a good fit or not. In addition, don't hesitate to rely on reviews. These can provide you with a track record, issues, and accuracy of the reading from past clients. 

 

Things To Watch Out For

Here are a few things you may want to watch out for:

Readers who use technical terms that you don’t understand.

You get to the end of the reading and it sounded professional and mysterious. But you’re left scratching your head without understanding.

In addition, you may want to avoid astrologers who make unreliable promises. This could be guessing the power ball number or claiming you’ll win the lottery. Astrologers who make unrealistic promises tend to provide lousy readings.

People who end up making you feel uncomfortable.

Remember that a consultation is more of a dialogue where the person listens to your issues, fears, and reviews your horoscope and assures you.

If you feel uncomfortable, let them know. If they don’t change the way they’re relating, you have the option to leave and not return.

'Astrologers' who want to give you answers before asking the right questions. 

Be wary of anyone who calls themselves an astrologer, but doesn't ask for your birth information before making predictions. This is how a professional astrologer will get information about you to be able to map your birth chart.

From there, they connect where the planets, zodiac signs and astrological houses were at the time of your birth. It is from this information that your unique profile will appear, not from someone who claims to be a mind reader. 

 

Conclusion

It is human nature to be curious about the unknown and the future. Astrology, palmistry and numerology are a few ways you can have a little fun with your curiosity!

Of course, there is no proof regarding the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of astrology, but many people state that it has helped them in one way or another.

Perhaps you can try it out and see what you think.

Maybe it can help you align with your highest calling in life. Or let you know the answer to that particular question you’ve been thinking about. Either way, there’s usually no harm in seeing an astrologer, palmist or numerologist at least once! 

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