Book Review: You Don’t Really Believe in Astrology, Do You?
‘You Don’t Really Believe in Astrology, Do You?’ By Pam Gregory
This book is a gem of a find – whether you “believe” in Astrology or not! While a great gift for the skeptic in your life, Pam Gregory’s book is also a refreshing text for anyone interested in the study of consciousness, time and space.
Ms. Gregory avoids the pitfall of using too much astrological jargon, keeping the text easy to follow for the layman and beginner student. Her main premise is that the majority of people today live by default – life happens to them. She posits that “by becoming aware of and understanding planetary cycles, we can start to live strategically, maximizing opportunities so we can live them fully and meaningfully, rather than resisting or missing them. (…) Astrology gives us the confidence to live a bigger life.”
She considers the importance of the birth moment and the alchemy of relationship, explaining how a skilled astrologer helps an individual toward understanding his or her life’s patterns with greater clarity.
Drawing on holographic theory, Ms. Gregory compares the birth chart to a hologram, a multi-dimensional, multi-layered sphere of meaning stretching across time and space. “Just like a hologram, it is not solid; it is your mathematical expression of energy. It is information. And, just like the ‘whole in part’ nature of the hologram, you can find the whole in its separate parts, the individual’s sacred meaning.”
Ms. Gregory goes beyond the individual application of Astrology with a chapter entitled ‘The Macrocosm and the Microcosm’ in which she uses the Uranus-Pluto cycle as an example to explain our current global situation and its historical patterning. While this makes for fascinating reading, it is the genuine inspirational quality for the individual’s life that makes this book worth reading. So, if you’re asking yourself at the moment, “Why is this happening to me?” this book could help to answer your question. Or at least inspire you to find out more about your personal holographic blueprint.
‘You Don’t Really Believe in Astrology, Do You? How astrology can reveal profound patterns in your life’ by Pam Gregory (November 2013) is available from thenextstep.uk.com and from Amazon.com.