How old were you?

June 8, 2020 at 22:53 (UT/GMT)
(Virgo) rohini moon
How old were you?
How old were you when you took your astrological prowess to the next level? I have been keen on astrology since as long as I can remember, from early adolescence. My childhood knowledge on astrology was very shallow...(as one would suspect) it was not until my 30th year that I took my astrological game to the realms of Vedic astrology. And I havent looked back.

Yes, I delved deep into astrology during my Saturn return. It was all karmic for me at that time in my life to find Vedic astrology - and attempt to access the answers I needed...I must say, it´s provided. More than I could have asked for, too.

How old were you? And was it at a turning point in your life ?

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June 15, 2020 at 02:34
(Aries) Cynnared
I grew up in the 70s watching the Hilarious House of Frightenstein with Billy Van. One of his Characters was called the Oracle who talked about astrology - that started my interest in astrology on a shallow level. I used to buy the supermarket horoscope booklets.

Trigger- my Dad died (Oct 1992) and there was a whole bunch of paranormal stuff happening that I could not dismiss and wondered why. I wondered about energy and the mystery behind things.

I knew a guy who knew a man who was really into astrology and I had my chart done up, however, it didn´t click.

March 19, 1994 was when I started my journey into astrology. It was a tool and in order to understand energy, I had to study my chart at first and weigh things out. In 1995, I started reading other people´s charts. Over the years, I have done chart readings and have taught my clients a thing or two.

I bought a lot of books at the used book store and went the old fashioned route of learning astrology because there was no internet for me at that time. Any book I could get my hands on it was a God send.

And here I am 26 years later....still at it. I have found out during my years in astrology the validity and truth in it. There were things I read early on that I didn´t believe and I have watched things come true.
June 13, 2020 at 14:16
(Scorpio) Del
I was 48, I started studying around 35. I was serious from the start. I read a few hundred esoteric books and several thousands charts and few thousand Tarot\Numerology readings. I went pro on and off since 2000.
June 10, 2020 at 08:46
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I started to learn a lot about astrology in the summer of 2016. I saw the transits at that time. Pluto entered my 9th house in 2016, Uranus was in my 12th house and Saturn was in my 7th house. I´m a very curious person and I always want to know why people act, say or do things the way they do. So astrology was a topic I invested time in, beside science and psychology articles.
June 10, 2020 at 01:59
(Scorpio) Whispymint
Whats been the most valuable thing you discovered about yourself through astrology? I discovered it when I was 22 or so during my Jupiter return. It wasn´t something I thought I would be so into but learning traditional Hellenistic astrology really tuned me in since it was so rational and rule based, it appealed to my more rational mindedness, I liked the structure of it. I just was curious at first how people derived the information they get from Astrology, was it just made up or is it based on something? I´ve come to the conclusion that some people do make things up, some people like to wax poetically over certain archetypes, while others use the rules that were established at the beginning of the tradition.
June 10, 2020 at 01:43
(Taurus) » IIyyaarr13
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June 10, 2020 at 00:50
(Taurus) IIyyaarr13
I already had some grey hair and the two Astrologers I listened to the most seriously happened to be Jesus Freaks, though well-informed religious nuts! :76:
Special Ed. had Graeco-Roman mythology very early, Astronomy which is connected to heaven like it or lump it, had nine Roman Gods naming the planets.
A palmistry text kept me busy for a while and I started linking the immortals associated with the hand´s sections and the Solar System!
June 9, 2020 at 23:42
(Pisces) fishscales
I was gonna take it to the next level when I was 35...

But then my 8th house Mars wanted to get laid...

And after that my Venus in Taurus wanted a sandwich...

June 9, 2020 at 22:49
(Virgo) rohini moon » Chadjames
My father had Mars in Gemini. ;)
June 9, 2020 at 22:45
(Taurus) » rohini moon
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Well... with sideral Mars in Gemini:

I guess I´ll have to learn to become an Amolador dealing with coutelier!!

Gotta keep it sharp!!
June 9, 2020 at 22:30
(Taurus) Morena_Lu
I was 15, but since I was a kid I was interested in everything that is hidden/supernatural, I was literally in love with this tv show. :12:
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June 9, 2020 at 22:28
(Virgo) rohini moon » Chadjames
Edith Bunker said "those were the days."

Lol. Love Edith. Always appreciate your responses Chad, never dull with you ;)
June 9, 2020 at 22:19
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Great question!!

In the early ´70´s I read my mom´s Linda Goodman´s Sun sign book, along with her Cosmo´s every month.

January´s issue always had the thick Bedside Astrologer issue.

I would sneak into my mom´s closet to read these.

Do you remember the one Cosmo that had the woman´s nipple discreetly un-edited??


Much time past and fast forward to August 15, 1985.

That´s when I became TOTALLY engrossed into studying astrology.

I think, at that time, there were 5 or 6 or 7 magazine publications of astrology and every month I would read them along with many, many books.

All tropical.

I always thought I was Scorpio.

I waited til I had a good foundation of knowledge until I got my birth chart. I got it from Astro Communication Services. Neil Michelsen was the owner of the company. He is the author of American Ephemeris.…

I got my chart in March of 1987.

Found out I was a Sagittarius. I´m a cusper so Mercury in Scorpio was my sway.

Read much literature from 1985 through 1993; spent many hours in Barnes and Nobles. Saw the shift changes. I read many books from there; sitting in the aisles, bought many, too!!

Edith Bunker said "those were the days."

She wasn´t kidding.

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June 9, 2020 at 21:23
(Scorpio) Crowleys Disciple
I want to say like 20s is when I found out my sign in western astrology Scorpio...I never really paid attention before then. I knew I was a horse as a kid since we ate chinese a lot and assumed that was my sign.
June 9, 2020 at 16:56
(Virgo) rohini moon » dani_mae1
Me too Dani, as a kid me and my friends knowledge was as shallow as our sun

Mostly all of my friends growing up were all Virgos, so it was fairly easy for us to study our remedial "sun sign" astrology knowledge....haha, I found real core astrology much later in life, but I do believe everything happens for a reason, I was meant to find Buddhism first which then led me down the path to Vedic astrology much later...

My Jupiter return was more centered around religion and my Saturn return about hard lessons that pushed me towards astrology
June 9, 2020 at 14:37
(Aquarius) Aunt Clara » rohini moon
Most cool! Where in NC did you live? My teacher was a former monk. He had disrobed several years before I met him, so the teaching probably was not as pure as what you are used to, but it met my needs at the time. He used to talk about the rigid rules of his order in Thailand. I was never ordained by him and he would not have presumed to even consider it. I just took refuge vows both with him and again when I was studying with the Tibetans. Where was the monastery? I knew folks from one in Lafayette, CA when I lived near there.
June 9, 2020 at 13:33
(Virgo) rohini moon » Aunt Clara
In Theravada tradition it is against the monks precepts to teach women. I was noteven allowed to hand them offerings directly, it must covered in cloth, and you have to be accompanied by a man...that is the only way a monk will even talk to you. He certainly doesn´t "teach" them.

Number 2 you have to be ordained by a Nun. Monks do not ordain women. This is basic Buddhist precepts in Theravada. And In all Buddhist traditions...I have never heard a monk ordaining anyone other than males.

You might want to look into who´s teaching you. And I say this only because Buddha warned of "black dharma" in the suttras, that no Buddhist today even bothers to read...

I lived in NC for 13 years, I found my Theravada monastery there.
June 9, 2020 at 11:55
(Taurus) dani_mae1 » dani_mae1
Oh, and I’d like to note my eldest daughter is in her first Jupiter return right now. I introduced her to a plethora of subjects and snuck astrology in. She wants nothing to do with it except it’s kinda cool.

She’s decided tho to become a marine biologist.

So, I’m not sure truly if my Jupiter return really had anything to do with astrology as I believe it to have been.

However my middle daughter is 10, so not quite into her Jupiter return yet and she is very interested in the subject. She sneaks my books :61:
June 9, 2020 at 11:46
(Taurus) dani_mae1
I was 12, fresh into my first Jupiter return when I found astrology. I was in a Borders bookstore and found myself in the new age aisle. Upon inspection of the books I found all sorts of topics that blew me away. Then there was this very large purple book that caught my attention. I picked it up and it was Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs.

Well, I took my birthday present home and that book started it all. It was devoured in a day. Then the first astrology websites started popping up around when I was 16. This was a total game changer. Now when I asked people for their birth information and casted a natal chart, it took mere moments instead of hours sitting with various tables etc... and still being not accurate.

Now I could quickly get natal charts at parties For everyone I met and really see what I had read up to that point in practice. It was such a freakin cool time period.

Astrology took a backseat for a while, but was always there for me in the background. I had life events that I would utilize astrology for. That’s how I duplicated my husband and I sun signs in our girls (an Aquarius and Taurus). My point is I never really ever dropped astrology completely, it’s ingrained in my life.

It took till my 36th year, my third Jupiter return exactly to realize astrology contained part of my true vocation. So, now I’m on the path of that and astrology is an aspect in almost every thing I do.
June 9, 2020 at 10:43
(Aquarius) Aunt Clara » rohini moon
I studied Theravada for ten years under a former monk. Then I wandered over to the Tibetans at my local Shambala center for a while, got through their Level 4 training for whatever that is worth, met Pema Chodron at a workshop, and came very close to following her to Gampo Abbey. I have always been attracted to Zen because it is so funny. I began weekly dokusan and training with a teacher from the Zen Garland Order a couple of years ago. I love zen so far. I have become a huge fan of Dogen. Zen is nothing like what many people think it is. The term has been co-opted and used as a marketing tool. Ordination can take many years. There is not a strict system, and it happens when your teacher thinks you are ready. Koan study is very different from anything I have ever experienced before.
June 9, 2020 at 05:43
(Virgo) rohini moon » Aunt Clara
Ordination as a zen nun shouldn´t be that difficult to attain, they still exist.

In Theravada tradition the nuns have faded into obscurity....I asked monks I know about it, pretty much if I ever wanted to ordain I´d have to settle to be a white robe, and even then there is only one or two places in USA that would except it. It´s hard to come by for a woman who wants to ordain under Theravada.
June 9, 2020 at 04:57
(Virgo) rohini moon » RunnerChic85
It’s helped me learn so much about myself, my tendencies, and to use those to be a better person.

I think you understand the tools of astrology better than most. :4:
June 9, 2020 at 02:45
(Aquarius) Leo Moon » nikkia
Ha ha!!! Heh hi .., wahhh

That’s awesome I painted that picture!

It was inadvertently...that I guarantee! ( though it pleases me to no end that my words were interpreted that way!)

Ha ha... But You crack me up! :4:

That exploration is totally different! Preferably not self! :2:

The funniest stuff is always by accident!
June 9, 2020 at 01:48
(Aquarius) nikkia » Leo Moon
Dude... I can´t get this less than lady- like image of your self-discovery while you examine and explore yourself out of my head! What a word picture you created !!! Oh geez. I need some
Yes, very valuable. :3: indeed.
June 9, 2020 at 01:33
(Aquarius) Leo Moon » nikkia
Yes nikkia. I enjoy pondering the meanings of astrology as well as other esoteric pursuits.

Just like music, I know there are many less knowledgeable but there are many more knowledgeable than I.

It doesn’t matter. There is value in self discovery.

I personally find astrology to be a great way to examine and explore myself.
June 9, 2020 at 01:20
(Virgo) rohini moon » Aunt Clara
Oh interesting Clara!
I follow Theravada Buddhism as its the closest Branch of Buddhism that aligns with Buddhas actual teaching in in today´s took awhile to stumble on Theravada for me......first it was Mahayana/Tibetan, but I don´t align myself with that branch at all anymore. Mahayana in my opinion, is really just a mix of shamanism/animism with a tiny sprinkle of Buddhism thrown in .. Tibetan Buddhism doesn´t ever quote/ study the actual Buddhist suttras..which are a core point of following and understanding Buddhism/the precepts...

So nice to find another Theravada Buddhist on here- or atleast one who has studied it :4: :1: Thich Nhat Hahn is a zen Buddhist monk who I have deep respect for. He is a true bodhisattva.
Pleased to meet you
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