Astrology literally means “heavenly writing.” Here are a few of my favorite famous astrology quotes:
“Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.”
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
“A healer without a knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a healer … There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy.”
“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.”
“We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are the shining parts, is the soul. Only by the vision of that Wisdom can the horoscope of the ages be read…”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with.”
“The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.”
“Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.”
“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
Carl G. Jung
“At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don’t worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.”
Carl G. Jung
“I know why astrology has such tremendous appeal. The year and month and day you are born matters. The very moment you are born matters. This gives people a sense of their own value as persons.”
“I know that astrology isn’t a science… Of course it isn’t. It’s just an arbitrary set of rules like chess or tennis…. The rules just kind of got there. They don’t make any kind of sense except in terms of themselves. But when you start to exercise those rules, all sorts of processes start to happen and you start to find out all sorts of stuff about people.
“In astrology the rules happen to be about stars and planets, but they could be about ducks and drakes for all the difference it would make. It’s just a way of thinking about a problem which lets the shape of that problem begin to emerge. The more rules, the tinier the rules, the more arbitrary they are, the better.
“It’s like throwing a handful of fine graphite dust on a piece of paper to see where the hidden indentations are. It lets you see the words that were written on the piece of paper above it that’s now been taken away and hidden. The graphite’s not important. It’s just the means of revealing their indentations.
“So you see, astrology’s nothing to do with astronomy. It’s just to do with people thinking about people.”