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Winds of Change

Katja Kokko | 19.1.2015

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I have another revelation, regarding new things on the blog, to share with you. There is still more to come, but this revelation might be one you hadn’t expected. Quite unrelated to natural cosmetics, it is actually about…

Astrology.

Starting tomorrow, Kirsi Halla-Seppälä, a Finnish astrologist whom I hold in high regard, will begin contributing to the blog with a monthly astrological forecast, published at each new moon. This is not a horoscope, but an astrological review of the current moon and its moods and themes. An interpretation of a phase of life deals with the collective energies that are currently present, which manifest individually in different areas of one’s life, depending on the person and their life situation. The astrological codes relevant to each phase will also be provided at the end of each review for those who want to delve a bit deeper.

For the past twenty years, Kirsi has worked as an astrologer and seer; she has written, taught, and lectured on self-awareness and the art of living. She is also a long time member and a previous president of Professional Astrologers in Finland.. In addition to lecturing, Kirsi also works with clients as a psychic astrologer and  therapist – she is currently studying to become a psychotherapist.

Because of the horoscopes you see in women’s mags and tabloids, astrology is often thought of as a load of bull. To tell you the truth, I don’t put much stock in those horoscopes either – they have less to do with individual astrological charts, and more to do with entertainment. To make interpretations, one must have an in-depth understanding of a person’s individual birth chart. And even then, it’s just one person’s interpretation.

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There are all sorts of astrologists out there. I would personally steer clear of anyone who gives you detailed and concrete interpretations of your chart. Astrology only works as a frame of reference through which we can observe ourselves, and the phase of life we are in. At best, the realizations we make through astrology will increase our awareness and our self-awareness, thus leading to mental freedom and peace –the things we’re looking for, in other words.

I knew from my very first visit with Kirsi that I had come to the right place. Her interpretations have supported and strengthened my own realizations, and helped me to gain a deeper understanding of myself and my life. She has never given me any concrete predictions of events in my life, or reasons for their occurrence. Instead, she has given me a tool with which to study my life and gain understanding – a responsible mode of conduct for anyone working as a therapist, I believe.

I don’t see astrology as a bunch of happy-clap, but rather –as the frame of reference I talked about above shows– as something highly logical. (Though you’re free to call me a happy-clapper, of course.) Astrology is not about faith, but simply a way of looking at life. The ancient Indian medical practice Ayurveda is strongly connected to astrology, and astronomy is in fact a common practice in India today. Gurujin, the father of Pattabhi Jois who developed the Ashtanga yoga method, was a also professional astrologist.

I hope you’re as excited about this new addition to the blog as I am! Let us all give Kirsi a warm welcome to the blog.

For more information about Kirsi’s services, please visit her website.

Kirsi’s astrology themed blog can be found here. The blog is super interesting, and I’ve found answers to several difficult patterns in my birth chart, which is itself a rather curious affair.

P.S. I’ve also taken on an intern, and they have begun working on the blog today. Something is going on behind the scenes, but you’ll have to wait until later in the spring to find out what it is…

DSC_0296 Photos Katja Kokko

Translation Katja Nikula

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